February 24, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
The Nike Air Total Max Uptempo
is a classic basketball shoe that's dressed some of the league's biggest players. We saw a resurgence of this shoe last year in classic colors, but it looks like Nike is set on bringing us at least one new colorway with this Black/ Varsity Red make up. Originally released in 1997, this basketball shoe featured full-length Air Max technology and came in a number of nice colorways, including Black and Volt. This classic basketball shoe consist of black nubuck used for the mid-foot and toe, working directly down the middle. On either side, black leather is the material of choice. Varsity Red is the chosen accent color for the outsole and mid-panel swoosh making this shoe a great addition to any collection.
February 18, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
No doubt if you're into Foamposites you've been wondering when these "Penny" inspired retro basketball shoes were going to ever release. The Copper Nike Air Foamposite One
will definitely be one of the more popular sneakers from Nike's prestigious basketball line. These retro basketball shoes hosts a full copper upper with black accents seen on the lace region and carbon-fiber plate, while the sole is fully translucent. The icy sole of the Copper Nike Foamposite One is definitely one of the most sought after aspects of a sneaker, and will be an integral part of this pair's success. The "copper" Nike Air Foamposites One combines the two Pennies in the best way possible, the beloved Foamposite One and the color of the coin.
January 21, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
The Nike Zoom Kobe IV was arguably the best and most innovative professional basketball sneaker for the 2008-09 season. Weighing in at 10.6 ounces, the Nike Zoom Kobe V
instantly becomes the lightest Nike professional basketball shoe ever created. This shoe definitely goes in the opposite direction of any basketball sneaker to date. It draws most of its inspiration from the soccer field. Some of its distinctive features include phylon midsole and a low profile for responsive cushioning, herringbone traction, glass fiber for extreme arch support and a flywire design composed of TPU skin that is half the weight and makeup of the original flywire design. One cannot argue that this is definitely a highly-detailed basketball sneaker. It obviously possesses the well-recognized Lakers color scheme, but its texture makeup and design set this shoe apart from many. Its most distinctive feature lies on the side panels as mentioned before where a covered flywire design appears. It also owns a new, shiny, scale-like material throughout the mid-foot and toe area. Other distinctive features include Kobe's number 24 at the front of the sole and a mesh-like pattern located on the collar area.
January 12, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
Nike Air Flightposite II LE
basketball shoe returns, Kevin Garnett hooped in these as a signature model in Minnesota. The Nike Flightposite series of the late 90's/early2000's truly turned heads on the asphalt and on the streets the designs were very Alien-esque and pushed the envelope of basketball shoe architecture. The Nike Air Flightposite I was retroed over the last two years, much to the pleasure of sneakerheads and sport enthusiast. Nike has released the Nike Air Flightposite II LE, otherwise known as the Flightposite KG, it was Kevin Garnett's signature shoe with Nike before he bolted to adidas. While KG's name may be removed, the Nike Air Flightposite II LE basketball shoe is still the choice material for the upper's construction. Zoom Air technology can be found in the sole with a carbon fiber midsole and in-step zipper that covers the laces, which are seldom used in basketball kicks, but that is precisely why the Nike Flightposite II LE was a huge success.
January 12, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
Nike's newest Lebron James signature basketball shoe, the Nike Air Max Lebron 7 (VII) NFW
, features the usage of one of Nike's most identifiable innovations, Nike Flywire. However there have been a couple of colorways of the Nike Air Max Lebron 7(VII) NFW that don't feature the Flywire technology including this newest White and Varsity Red colorway. This particular LeBron 7 (VII) owns a mainly white leather upper combined with minimal red patent leather accents in the form of the swoosh, the collar area, and tongue logo. The signature basketball shoe also is complimented with a red tongue border and a red full-length Air Max sole. However, its most distinctive feature is seen on the side panels. Similar to the aforementioned "Red Carpet" Air Max LeBron 7(VII). The various colorways that don't use Flywire are being identified with a "NFW" after the shoe's name, which stands for "No Flywire".
January 3, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
In keeping up with the holiday spirit Nike looks to be dropping the Nike Air Max Lebron VII
in a special Christmas themed gradient colorway. On Christmas Day 2009 the Cleveland Cavaliers faced the Los Angeles Lakers at home, in what may be an 2010 NBA Finals preview. A simple view of the game boils down to Lebron vs. Kobe, which is good for Nike as both players were rocking special Christmas Day versions of their signature basketball sneakers. Obviously, the most distinctive feature that everybody seems to like most is the black and red gradient-like fade on the side panels. This basketball shoe also brings the flywire design into the limelight. The other interesting element on this Lebron VII is the baby picture on the insole of Lebron getting his first basketball goal for Christmas. Just as the previously released Nike Air Max Lebron VII's these basketball shoes are sure to be an instant classic.
December 29, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
Here is Kobe Bryant's fifth signature sneaker from Nike, the Nike Zoom Kobe V
. They are his lowest and lightest signature sneaker to date. In fact, the Nike Zoom Kobe V is currently the lightest basketball sneaker on the market. And, it's also one of the most durable. They feature a sculpted heel counter that keeps your feet sliding, an enhanced outrigger that provides superior stability, heat-bonded overlays, and Zoom Air in the heel and forefoot for cushioning. Sleek soccer cleats were the inspiration for the Zoom Kobe V design. And, Nike reinforced key sections to ensure maximum support in all the right places while on the hardwood.
December 22, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
One of the most anticipated hybrid sneakers in history, the Nike Air 1/2 (Half) Cent Penny
is back in a new Black/Black-Green Spark-Metallic Silver colorup. With the extremely successful release of the of the Varsity Royal/Black-Metallic Silver colorway, Nike has released this pair of retro basketball shoes. This particular Nike Air 1/2 (Half) Cent Penny hosts a black base accented by a green spark outsole, green lace eyelets, 3M piping, and black/white circular laces. Similar to the aforementioned colorway, the retro style basketball shoe also includes a visible air unit under the heel as well as a metallic silver "Air Penny" logo on the ankle. For those that don't know, the Nike Air 1/2 (Half) Cent Penny is a hybrid model which consists of parts from each of Penny Hardaway's signature shoes. There are some key standout features on these sneakers, such as the translucent sole and the lightning-like design inside of the swoosh. The Nike Air 1/2 (Half) Cent Penny retro basketball shoes are sure to be highly sought after, act fast you don't wanna miss your chance on these classic shoes.
December 16, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
We've seen a plethora of Nike Air Max Lebron 7 (VII) basketball shoes
, this time around, the beautiful silhouette has been draped in an all black colorway, build with design inspiration said to be from Lebron's Rolls Royce appropriately nicknamed the "Phantoms". These particular Nike Air Max Lebron VII consist of a Black/Gold colorway. Besides the all-black upper made from leather and nubuck , this basketball shoe also possesses metallic gold accents in the form of the top lace holders and the Lebron logo on the heel panel. The Nike Air Max Lebron VII exhibit form and function, combining cutting-edge design with the latest in performance technology. As with the previously released Air Max Lebron VII's, the basketball sneaker features the brand new 360 Max Air midsole for premium cushioning, a flywire upper for lightweight stability, and a seamless inner bootie for comfort and security. On these Nike Air Max Lebron VII's the leather toe box gives way to suede trim surrounding the panels.
December 6, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Nike Hyperize
is essentially the follow-up basketball shoe to the hugely popular Nike Hyperdunk. Similar to the Hyperdunk, the Nike Hyperize hosts a lightweight design, Full-length phylon mid-sole with Nike Zoom unit, and features flywire technology. This particular Nike Hyperize shoe possesses a predominately black patent leather upper with red and royal blue accents seen in the form of the swoosh, mid-sole, sole, and flywire. The outsole is made of solid rubber with a herringbone traction pattern which gives the ultimate performance. The criss-crossing of the royal blue and red flywire threads take this design to a new level.
November 24, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
Mighty Crown recently collaborated with Nike on one of their retro silhouettes, the Nike Dynasty High LE
, and now the basketball kicks are back this time being released in a tonal gray. Just released as a quick strike, the Nike Dynasty High LE may have successfully landed itself in grey area but it's clear that as a limited drop you are sure to see the success of this sneaker. The sneaker uses a smooth grey premium leather on the entire upper, orange swoosh heel tab for accent color, and a white mid-sole. In addition, the Nike Dynasty High LE also features a supportive ankle strap, great for the basketball court and lifestyle casual wear. The Nike Dynasty High LE are extremely versatile and great for the winter season.
November 15, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
For all those out there who prefer a higher cut Nike introduces the Nike Flight Condor High
, a revamped version of the original Nike Air Flight Condor. Now it appears that Nike has taken the design in the opposite direction, turning it into a stylish high-top. The sole unit of the Flight Condor High comes straight from the Nike Air Flight Condor however the paneling on the upper is laid out completely different. The Nike Air Flight Condor High features a simple color way a black and flint grey upper made of nubuck and leather. The outsole of the shoe consist of a heel air sole unit with solid rubber, and a herringbone pattern. If you want something classic yet simple the Nike Air Flight Condor High are a must have.
November 1, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
Nike drops the metallic silver Air Penny 1/2 (Half) Cent
inspired by Tim Duncan's 1998 Nike air total foamposite max. Metallic silver is applied to the foamposite material which adds a futuristic feel to the shoe, with a detailed translucent swoosh, black to the rest of the uppers and then finished off with an icy clear outsole. The signature Lil penny silhouette are branded on the heel tags and a portrait hologram found on the sole. The light grey insole features a cartoon graphic of Lil Penny in a black cowboy hat. The 1/2 Cent name takes its inspiration from Lil Penny's jersey number. Even though Penny himself never wore those uniform colors which are featured in the shoe. It is certain that this sneaker will become an instant classic and to have the same success as its previous releases.