Another year, another classic. From July 25-29, the Entertainment Capital of the World will play host to the Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic. The massive basketball tournament has been going on for over 20 years now and is the perfect showcase for some of the brightest young players in the world. You can click here to learn more about the event and tune in to Eastbay’s social feed for exclusive access to the biggest moments. Here are four more reasons why serious hoops fans need to pay attention:
Calling This Event ‘Big’ Is An Understatement
In all, over 1,000 teams from a variety of age groups compete in this tournament, making it one of the largest basketball events on the planet. It’s non-stop, high-quality hoops over and over.
You’re Catching The Future Of Basketball
Many of your favorite basketball players are Bigfoot Hoops alums. Over 300 pro basketball players are also BigFoot Hoops alumni, including superstars like Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook.
This Truly Is A World Event
From Germany to Canada, from China to Spain, international teams from all over the world travel to Vegas for this prestigious tourney. This is your chance to see the next great international player in the states before everyone else.
It’s Major Recruiting Ground
Since this is one of the last big events of the recruiting season, some of the best coaches in the nation will be in the stands, taking it all in and getting the chance to see these amateur players in action.
Each week, we’ll showcase the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of each shoe, and fill you in on the newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest shoe drops. If it’s hyped, it’s here. You can check out the full list of releases on Eastbay’s Release Calendar. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week:
JORDAN RETRO 10 ‘I’M BACK’ – MARCH 18 AT 10 AM ET
He’s baaaaaack. On March 18, 1995, Michael Jordan announced that he was returning to pro basketball. The red text along the heel pull tabs read ‘I’m Back’ and ‘3.18.95’ to commemorate that historic date. The outsole, midsole, and upper are made up of a clean white color while the ankle and lacing area is black. It’s a luxurious look for a truly legendary moment. Men’s $190.00. Boys’ $140.00.
NIKE KYRIE 4 ‘VENUS FLYTRAP’ – MARCH 16 AT 10 AM ET
Kyrie’s game is deceptive — he lulls defenders into a trance, letting them think they can guard him, then strikes in a millisecond with vicious dribble moves. This colorway of the Kyrie 4 is inspired by the new Nike Kyrie Flytrap shoes and the venus flytrap plant itself. It’s the perfect way to showcase your own deadly moves and lethal speed. Men’s $120.00.
NIKE PG 2 ‘THE MOMENT’ – MARCH 15 at 10 AM ET
From his first time setting foot in a basketball court, Paul George has been consistently determined to prove everyone who overlooked him wrong. The latest colorway of his signature shoes is based around that passion and urge he has to overcome any obstacle. It’s the perfect shoe to rock while the best teams in college basketball compete to create their own legacies. Men’s $110.00.
NIKE BOYS’ LITTLE POSITE ONE ‘SPACE JAM’ – MARCH 16 AT 10 AM ET
Taking inspiration from the iconic Jordan Retro 11 ‘Space Jam’, these Nike Little Posite One shoes are the perfect way to outfit your little baller with big-time style. The kicks feature the same finish as their inspiration and their foamposite shell is a smooth black color. Hyper Royal accents are featured throughout and the outsole is translucent to complete the look. Boys’ $180.00.
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With spring this close, it’s time to start thinking about your setup for the new season. Read on to learn about our featured products and start gearing up.
Mizuno Swift 5: The heavy-hitting Mizuno Swift is back for round 5. This cleat has been a go-to in the fastpitch world and continues getting better and more innovative with each iteration. Made for the serious high-profile competitor, the Swift 5 delivers exceptional traction and comfort. It’s built on a 9-spike platform that flexes where you need enhanced movement but remains sturdy for optimal support. The bottom is even engineered with a texture that repels dirt build-up. While the outsole delivers the performance, the midsole and upper give you comfort for long games and durability to last for many seasons to come.
New Balance Fuse1: Get ready — the sleek and powerful New Balance Fuse1 is about to dominate the field this season. This beautifully designed cleat is specifically built for fastpitch performance. It’s flexible and supportive with precise traction for bursts of speed and quick turns. Reinforced rubber around the toe allows the cleat to withstand abuse from the dirt game after game so you can stay aggressive.
Nike Hyperdiamond 2 Pro: The low-profile Nike Hyperdiamond 2 Pro is the perfect cleat for players who prefer the freedom of unrestricted ankle movement for a quick, agile style of play. The Lunarlon midsole spreads out the shock of impact so you feel less cleat pressure and can make better cuts and stops. This powerful and lightweight cleat will push you to the plate with speed you have yet to feel on the diamond.
Mizuno Sweep 3 Advanced: The Mizuno Sweep 3 Advanced is your ideal platform for executing masterful technique on your pitches. Its reinforced toe protector is enhanced at precise points around the toe box where you drag your back foot. This protects the upper from the grind across the dirt as you drive off the mound.
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All of the following gloves are specifically crafted to meet the demands of fastpitch. They’re designed around the female hand for ultimate performance.
Eastbay has a huge selection of basketball shoes from all of your favorite brands. With so many options, it can be difficult to pick the shoes you’re going to dominate the court in this season. We’re here to help with our comprehensive guide of all of the best basketball shoes of 2017.
Take your game to the next level with the hottest performance basketball shoes in the game. With more styles, colors, and sizes than anywhere else, we have the shoe for you.
The new Kobe A.D. is created for the next generation of great basketball players and designed with Kobe Bryant’s legendary game in mind. A breathable upper, Zoom Air cushioning, and special traction pattern help you unleash your full offensive repertoire on the court. For more on the design behind the shoe, check out our interview with the shoe’s designer here.
The iconic Hyperdunk line is back and better than ever. The React Hyperdunk 2017 features the innovative Nike React cushioning technology that provides a responsive, comfortable on-court feel. The Hyperdunk has proved to be one of the best basketball shoes around, and the 2017 version builds on that tradition. Plus, we will have a HUGE selection with over 40 Hyperdunk 2017 colorways available only at eastbay.com this season. The Hyperdunk comes in a Flyknit version for $159.99, a mid-top for $139.99, a low-top for $129.99, and a limited low-top that features a casual-inspired upper for $139.99.
The latest installment in LeBron James’ Soldier line is here. Focused on lightweight lockdown and comfortable cushioning, the LeBron Soldier 11 utilizes a four-strap lockdown system that’s built for battle. Rule the court in classic LeBron James style with 24 Eastbay-exclusive colorways fit for the King himself.
James Harden’s first signature basketball shoe took the world by storm. Following up on the success of Harden Vol. 1, adidas dropped the Harden LS, a lifestyle evolution of Harden’s signature line. It’s a basketball shoe rebuilt with off-court style in mind and plenty of casual appeal. The Harden LS offers the same great performance of the Harden Vol. 1, but with an updated look that adds versatility and street-worthy style.
Paul George’s first signature shoe quickly gained recognition as one of the top performance shoes in the game. The PG 1 perfectly blends durability, comfort, and cushioning, all in a lightweight silhouette that offers hoopers a fresh new look. Built to match Paul George’s athleticism and all-around game, the PG 1 helps you get buckets and look good in the process.
The Nike Kyrie 3 is a point guard’s dream shoe. It’s made to match Kyrie Irving’s fast footwork and hot handles with a strong, supportive upper and cushioning that maximizes comfort and responsiveness. A curved outsole helps with quick, seamless transitions and independent pods enhance traction for razor-sharp cuts in any direction. Leave your defenders in the dust with the Kyrie 3 this season.
After a successful debut last season, the Crazy Explosive returns with an updated look and new technology for even more explosive play on the court. Built for the game’s most athletic players, the Crazy Explosive 2017 introduces a Primeknit version for a breathable, flexible fit that provides enhanced comfort and lockdown. Boost cushioning also provides energy-returning comfort that keeps every step charged with light and fast responsiveness. Read more about the PK version here. A non-Primeknit version of the Crazy Explosive is also available.
Kevin Durant’s newest shoe is created with the superstar’s versatile game in mind. He’s a pure shooter, gifted scorer, and dangerous playmaker, so the KD X provides the cushioning, lockdown, and fit needed for his all-around game. Like Durant himself, the KD shoe line just keeps getting better and better. Technology updates like the Flyknit upper, dynamic lacing system, and full-length Zoom Air unit offer top-tier performance and a great on-court feel all season long.
Like the React Hyperdunk 2017, the Jordan Super.Fly 2017 utilizes Nike’s new React Cushioning technology for the ultimate on-court feel. The Super.Fly 2017 offers instant flight for some of high flying players and top athletes like Blake Griffin. Check out what Griffin had to say about his newest shoe here and take flight in one of Jordan’s top performance shoes this season.
Damian Lillard has developed into one of the game’s best all-around players with his versatile skill set, and his third signature shoe is built to showcase his many skills. From scoring to assisting to lockdown defense, the Dame 3 helps you do it all on the court with Bounce cushioning, a breathable mesh upper, and a bootie construction for snug and secure lockdown. Step your game up with the Dame 3.
The Nike LeBron 14 is built to the exact specifications of LeBron James, offering the strength, support, stability, and explosive abilities that make LeBron’s game so special. This version of King James’ shoe offers those same capabilities, but in a comfortable low-top silhouette for players who prefer a more flexible cut.
Zoom past your defenders in complete comfort and fresh Nike style with the Nike Zoom Shift. Eastbay will have 24 colorways of the Zoom Shift this season, offering tons of different options to fit your team’s colors. The lightweight, engineered mesh upper, responsive Forefoot Zoom Air unit, and outsole wraps combine for a comfortable, supportive, lightweight feel with top traction.
Following up on its predecessor, the Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 is built for players who are versatile enough to play any position. The Ultra.Fly 2 is outfitted with an iconic Jordan look and updated technology, like a webbing lace system and lightweight sock-like fit, that makes this basketball shoe a slam dunk. Complete comfort and plush cushioning offer next-level flight on the court. Borrowing from the look of the iconic Retro 15, the Ultra.Fly 2 is perfect for people who are looking for a throwback style this season.
Drive the lane in breathable comfort, strong support, and ideal cushioning with the Under Armour Drive 4. Utilizing a breathable, lightweight textile upper for comfort, exposed Micro G cushioning for responsiveness, and a die-cut EVA sockliner midsole for additional cushioning and support, the Drive 4 has all of the tools for elite on-court performance.
More releases are on the way. Stay tuned as we’ll continue to update this list to include all of the top shoes coming your way throughout the season.