Sole Shots: Friday, November 5, 2010

Sole Shots: Friday, November 5, 2010

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010

words_Brandon Richard

We’re back with another edition of Sole Collector’s Sole Shots, and the quality of the submissions remains at a high level. Once again, we’re blessed with a few images from our friends overseas, showcasing exactly how far this passion for sneakers and sneaker photography extends. Check out this week’s photos below and be sure to click them for a larger HQ view. Let us know what you think in the comment section.

I’d also like to thank everybody who has taken time out to submit some of their work. Look for your photos to pop up in future Sole Shots posts.

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 Air Butchie Productions
Air Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 gstbmn
gstbmn, Brooklyn, New York

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 onoudidntgf
Alan Leung aka onoudidntgf, Bakersfield, California

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 ASA III
ASA III, Nanjing, China

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 Robert TibbsRobert Tibbs, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 Steve TranSteve Tran, Long Beach, California

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 Bjarne KuhrtBjarne Kuhrt, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 airmaxjunkeeJoe aka airmaxjunkee, San Jose, California

Sole Shots: November 5, 2010 WondertwinsKevin Yoo aka Wondertwins, Queens, New York

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.

Sole Shots: Friday, November 5, 2010

Sole Shots: Celebrating the Air Jordan 2

Sole Shots: Celebrating the Air Jordan 2

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Michael Jordan missed nearly the entire 1985-1986 NBA season, suffering a broken foot early in the year. However, he returned in 1986-1987 with what was statistically the best scoring year of his career. Averaging an amazing 37.1 points per game, Michael became the first player to post 3,000 points in a season since Wilt Chamberlain. His footwear weapon of choice for that season? The Bruce Kilgore designed Air Jordan II.

The Jordan II was famously constructed in Italy with premium Italian leather. Both low and high cuts were released in late 1986 and 1987. Interestingly, none of the pairs featured a black base, marking the only time that happened in any of the original runs of the Air Jordan line. Of course, that changed with retro colorways in the 2000s, including a pair that is set to drop here at Eastbay next weekend.

To celebrate the upcoming Air Jordan Retro 2 release, Sole Shots has decided to showcase some of the best Air Jordan 2 photography from the Sole Collector forum and beyond. While the most popular shoe to shoot was undoubtedly the original White/Varsity Red-Black colorway, we also get a look at the “Eminem,” “Doernbecher Charity,” and “Bin23 Premio” pairs as well.

Remember, the Black/White Air Jordan Retro 2 will be available here at Eastbay next Saturday, October 23.

Sole Shots: Friday October 15th, 2010 flowridaSupa aka flowrida, Teaneck, New Jersey

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15th, 2010 G2CDesignsChris Morris aka G2c Designs, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15th, 2010 Ryan.Ryan Ramkissoon aka Ryan., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sole Shots: Friday October 15th, 2010 Luca TonyLuca Tony, Portsmouth, Virginia

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15th, 2010 tr_thegreattr_thegreat, Richmond, Virginia

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 miniair23miniair23, San Francisco, California

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 FIREPOWER23FIREPOWER23, England

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 Air ButchieAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 mexikicks38mexikicks38, Brooklyn, New York

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 RaNdZ4937Randy aka RaNdZ4937, Vallejo, California

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 kicksRuskicksRus, New York City

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.