Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV Spotlight

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV Spotlight

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight

words // Brandon Richard

Twenty-three years ago, Michael Jordan created one of the truly iconic NBA Playoff moments when he hit “The Shot” against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1989. Underdogs in the series, the Chicago Bulls pushed Cleveland to a fifth and decisive game at Richfield Coliseum, where MJ sealed the deal with a line drive jumper over Craig Ehlo above the free throw line as time expired. This weekend, the Jordan Brand will celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of Michael’s game-winner by releasing a Cavs-inspired colorway of the Air Jordan 4.

With an all-new colorway of the classic Jordan shoes set to drop, Sole Shots marks this weekend’s release by taking a look back at some of the other Jordan 4 colorways that have released. Which pair is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below!

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight - h00p0h0licRyan Sullivan aka h00p0h0lic, Seattle, Washington

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – PlaiOIgor PlaiO, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – VenomXvVenomXv, Orlando, Florida

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – DatKidFelixDee Felix, College Park, Georgia

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – ntmainNyi aka ntmain, Florida

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – thesportsaddictMike aka thesportsaddict, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – hotspot472hotspot472, Coral Springs, Florida

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – jaliskoe13jaliskoe13, California

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – Alex ChenAlex Chen, Placentia, California

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – lseanlsean, Toronto, Canada

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – SHOOTOSHOOTO, Netherlands

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – nekuneku, Boston, Massachusetts

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – Rhay GarrettRhay Garrett aka ToMbZ , Denver, Colorado

Sole Shots // Air Jordan IV 4 Spotlight – tomat3tomat3, Germany

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, May 4, 2012

Sole Shots // Friday, May 4, 2012

 Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012

words // Brandon Richard

Before you soak in some of the sun that the weekend has to offer, check out another round of sneaker photos submitted by members of the Sole Collector Forums and enthusiasts from around the world. This week’s installment includes both the standard and Elite versions of the Nike LeBron 9. Toronto’s Uncle gives us a look at the Nike Kobe VII custom made for DeMar DeRozan of the Raptors. JRocks of Chicago captured the “Super Red 2.0” Ronnie Fieg x ASICS GT-II. Several Jordan shoes made the cut, including a rare look at the Air Jordan 2010. Following Nike’s NFL takeover, Dirty Soles provides a clean look at the Washington Redskins and New York Giants colorways of the Nike Air Max 95.

All of these photos and much more in this week’s Sole Shots.

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 - Uncle

Uncle, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – kabooseRico Deasis aka kaboose, Antioch, California

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – JRocksJRocks, Chicago, Illinois

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – spoiledfeetspoiledfeet, Los Angeles, California

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – Dirty SolesDirty Soles, New York City

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – mjrod1985M.J. Rodriguez aka mjrod1985, Honolulu, Hawaii

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – PlaiOIgor PlaiO, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – VagrantVagrant Sneaker, North Bergen, New Jersey

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – Lo Kal VisualLo Kal Visual, Stockton, California

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – BryantDIGITALBryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – nekuneku, Boston, Massachusetts

Sole Shots: Friday, May 4, 2012 – Wilson TsaiWilson Tsai, San Jose, California

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, April 13, 2012

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012

words // Brandon Richard

Sole Shots springs back into action with a new lineup of artistic photos submitted by members of the Sole Collector Forums and sneaker enthusiasts from around the world. Warmer weather means more runners, and Vagrant’s shot of the classic Reebok Pump Fury HLS gets things started this week. More running flavor comes in the form of the Nike Lunareclipse+ 2, Free Zilla Trainer and New Balance 577. Nike Skateboarding’s “Tiffany” Dunk Low is always a welcome sight, as is the recently-released “Cement” Jordan Retro 4. We’ll also take a look at a couple offerings from Kanye West, the brand new “Summit Lake” LeBron shoes and much more in today’s edition of Sole Shots.

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – Vagrant SneakerVagrant Sneaker, North Bergen, New Jersey

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – jaliskoe13jaliskoe13, California

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – jay1407Jay aka jay1407, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – UncleUncle, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – TRICTRIC, Philippines

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – nekuneku, Boston, Massachusetts

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – BryantDIGITALBryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 - mjrod1985M.J. Rodriguez aka mjrod1985, Honolulu, Hawaii

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – Stephan KuntzeStephan Kuntze, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – waverderwaverder, Southern California

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – tomat3tomat3, Germany

Sole Shots // Friday, April 13, 2012 – JRocksJRocks, Chicago, Illinois

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, March 2, 2012

Sole Shots // Friday, March 2, 2012

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012

words // Brandon Richard

After last week’s All-Star Footwear Spotlight, Sole Shots returns with a general lineup of fresh photos submitted by members of the Sole Collector Forums and sneakerheads from around the world. Though All-Star is a week behind us, we’re still getting All-Star sneaker submissions, including signature shoes worn by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Vagrant captures the Packer Shoes x Reebok Workout Plus collaboration, while Uncle shares Nike’s Air Flow in the popular “Voltage Cherry” colorway. The “Forest Green” Jordan Retro 14 makes an appearance, serving as a nice appetizer for the returning “Varsity Red” pair dropping next week. Grabbing your attention right away is the eye-popping “Volt” Air Max 90, as well as the Supreme variation of the Nike Blazer. Leading the way this week is tomat3’s awesome original Nike Air Force 1 ’83 capture.

All of these photos and much more in this week’s edition of Sole Shots.

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – tomat3tomat3, Germany

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 - jay1407Jay aka jay1407, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – eurospekeurospek, Chicago, Illinois

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – SbFiendSbFiend, Southern California

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – pandabear619pandabear619, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – VagrantVagrant Sneaker, North Bergen, New Jersey

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – UncleUncle, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – mjrod1985M.J. Rodriguez aka mjrod1985, Honolulu, Hawaii

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – garysiigarysii, Miami, Florida

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – TRICTRIC, Philippines

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – try again?Steve Tran aka try again?, Southern California

Sole Shots: March 2, 2012 – jaliskoe13jaliskoe13, California

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: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight

 Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight

words // Brandon Richard

This past weekend, the NBA held the 61st Annual All-Star Game, played at the Amway Center in sunny Orlando, Florida. The game, which is being called one of the best to date, featured several notable highlights that made it one for the ages. Kobe Bryant scored 27 points to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time NBA All-Star Game scoring list. Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became only the third player to record a triple-double in the game, notching 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. LeBron James led a feverish second-half comeback for the Eastern Conference, recording 36 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists on the night. However, it was Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant who walked away with MVP honors, leading the Western Conference to a slim 152-149 victory with 36 points and 7 rebounds of his own.

While we’re obviously fans of the on-court performances, All-Star Weekend is also significant in the sneaker community because of the special basketball shoes worn for the occasion. Throughout the years, players like Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have switched into alternate colorways of their signature shoes for the star-studded affair. In celebration of Sunday’s game, Sole Shots presents a collection of photos featuring All-Star footwear from the last 24 years. Read on for a look at this week’s submissions and let us know what your all-time favorite All-Star shoe is.

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight - tomat3tomat3, Germany

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – jaliskoe23jaliskoe13, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – PlaiOIgor PlaiO, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – geniusgzageniusgza, Northern Virginia

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – mjrod1985M.J. Rodriguez aka mjrod1985, Honolulu, Hawaii

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Bodia LelanaBodia Lelana, Jakarta, Indonesia

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – gdiemasterJefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Dirty SolesDirty Soles, New York City

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – UncleUncle, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – G2CDesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Kr3stkr3st, Orlando, Florida

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – DrinkNikeDrinkNike, Australia

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – HiGHALiENHiGHALiEN, New York City

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Spoiled Feetspoiledfeet, Los Angeles, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Steve TranSteve Tran aka try again?, Southern California

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.