LeBron James has been stunting on and off the court in this year’s NBA Finals, and his latest MVP-worthy moment was what he chose to wear on his feet to Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors. He showed up to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland sporting a pair of the “Bred” Air Jordan 1s.
If his sneaker selection is forecasting tonight’s game, then Steph Curry and the Warriors are in for a long night.
When we learned that Jordan Brand would be blessing Russell Westbrook with his own signature sneaker- the Jordan Westbrook 0- it wasn’t exactly what we were expecting. In fact, it was nothing at all like what we were hoping for.
Instead of a technologically advanced performance basketball sneaker, we are instead given this lifestyle model which features a premium upper, vulcanized outsole and D-ring eyelets. According to catalog scans, the Westbrook 0 won’t be launching until October, so there’s still time for these to grow on you, including these all-black and all-white pairs.
Having said that, we won’t be surprised when these start showing up on clearance racks alongside the rest of the ‘Lifestyle’ signature sneakers.
Hopefully, Jordan Brand won’t limit one of their most explosive, and entertaining, athletes to mediocre lifestyle sneakers
The Nike Kyrie 1 has been well-recieved by sneaker community since its release last year and with the All-Star point guard holding it down for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA post-season, Nike gets ready to release another iteration of the Kyrie 1 silhouette.
Featuring an all grey upper with accents of white, the upcoming Kyrie 1 sneaker will be dubbed as the “Wolf Grey.” The upper part of the shoe will include mesh material and a metallic studded layer on the back heel. Kyrie Irving’s signature trademark and player number, will be featured in the interior part of the shoe, while a white outsole rounds off the entire look of the Kyrie 1.
The Nike Kyrie 1 “Wolf Grey” will be available in select Nike Basketball stores starting May 9. Also, look for Nike to do an online release of the shoe on Nike.com.
If there is one thing you can count on it’s that Nike will bring back all of their Air Jordan models at some point. They may not all be on shelves together but trust us, you’ll have more than one opportunity to cop your favorite drops.
The next to find it’s way back to retailers is the Air Jordan XX Stealth, which was a pretty groundbreaking shoe when it dropped 10 years ago. Based on design merits alone, the laser-etched strap, patent leather paneling and floating ankle strap were enough to make this one stand apart from the others, but in terms of tech, this one hinted at things to come as well. Long before the Nike LeBron 12′s Hexagonal Nike Zoom Air came this model’s Independent Podular Suspension, which, is seen here in all of it’s bubbled glory.
You’ll have your shot at picking up the Air Jordan XX Stealth from Nike on Mar. 14 for $220 a pair. If you miss out don’t worry, they’ll probably be back in another 10 years or so.