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This Week in Shoes: Easter Pack, “Yeezy” Foamposite and More

16. April 2014


This Week in Shoes: Easter Pack, “Yeezy” Foamposite and More

Easter weekend is on our heels, and we’ve got the kicks to get you ready to take on spring.

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Nike Lebron Max XI Low – Easter

This colorway marks the first look at the LeBron 11 Low. With a crisp white upper and a mint green paisley pattern, these sweet kicks will have you jumping with joy. If the fresh design doesn’t do it, the built-in Nike tech will. Hyperfuse upper gives wearer breathability, while the full-length visible Max Air sole offers supreme comfort.

They launch Friday, April 18, at $170 for men (642849-100) and at $140 for grade schoolers.

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Nike KD VI – Easter

The latest in Kevin Durant’s slick line of sneakers celebrates the fun of Easter egg hunts. Shades of green and black patterns come together to make the perfect camouflage for the Easter bunny and other Easter favorites. Bright orange accents add extra flair to this already unique shoe, which also features Zoom Air in the forefront and Max Air in the heel. The hexagonal pattern on the sole gives solid traction, so you can spend all morning looking for eggs.

These sweet kicks launch Friday, April 18, at $130 for men (599424-303) and at $100 for grade schoolers (599477-303).

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Nike Kobe 9 EM – Easter

Nike took the tradition of dying eggs for Easter and translated it into a smashing green and blue colorway for the KOBE 9. The Engineered Mesh upper is lightweight and breathable without sacrificing durability. The Lunarlon midsole will add an extra spring in your step and the interior lining has a snug, glove-like fit. These kicks will get anyone ready for the egg hunt.

These launch Friday, April 18, at $160 for men (646701-300) and at $115 (653593-300) for grade schoolers.

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Air Griffey Max 1 – Purple Safari
Named for baseball pro Ken Griffey Jr., these sneakers channel the spirit Seattle Mariners with a wavy design on the midsole and Griffey’s own #24 on the ankle strap. The Nike Air Max unit makes for a cushioning ride, and the rubber outsole gives you plenty of traction. With a icy blue outsole and accents of bright blue, these sneakers are sure to drive you wild. These launch Friday, April 18, at $150 (354912-500).

adidas Crazy 1 – Vapor Blue
Kobe Bryant’s signature is back with a vengeance. The original design was inspired by the Audi TT Roadster, and the barely-blue there in this color gets an extra flair with a silver midsole. The injected EVA outsole makes for a lightweight shoe and the Torsion System gives wearers flexibility when they need it. These sneakers drop Friday, April 18, at $125 (G99417).


Foamposite Pro Premium – Yeezy

This neck-breaking pair marks the next evolution of the Kayne West and Nike collaborative relationship. A black midsole with a carbon-fiber pattern, red highlights on the Swoosh and ankle and a glow-in-the-dark outsole create an intimidating design. And with the responsive cushioning of the Nike Zoom units, you’ll never be left in the dust. Cop a pair when these launch Saturday, April 19, at $250 for men (616750-001), $180 for grade schoolers (644792-001) and $50 for toddlers (643145-001).

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Air Jordan 11 Low Retro – White/Turbo Green

This classically cut sneaker originally debuted in 1996 when Michael Jordan said he wanted to go for something more formal on the court. The textured mudguard adds a splash of color to the pristine white upper, while an icy-looking outsole completes the look.

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Nike Air Foamposite Pro “YEEZY”

14. April 2014


Nike Air Foamposite Pro “YEEZY”

Yeezy-5 As the hype about the Nike Air Foamposite Pro “YEEZY” will finally reach the surface at stores. Nike Sportswear covers this foamposite pro with a full all black upper with a unique tonal graphic around the eyelids and ankle collar. The hit of solar red over in the lining and mini Nike swoosh around the toe box area. To off set the all black and solar red, it sits on a glow-in-the-dark outsole which was inspired by Yeezy. The Nike Foamposite Pro “Yeezy” will hit and select stores below Sat 4/19 priced $250. COP or PASS for you? Yeezy-1 Yeezy-2 Yeezy-10 Yeezy-3Yeezy-4


ALBANY MALL  2601 Dawson Rd  Space C5A  Albany, GA 31707  229-435-6067

GREENBRIAR CROSSING  3030 Headland Dr. SW Suite/Space #1200 Atlanta, GA 30311 404-349-0263

SOUTHLAKE 1000 Southlake Mall Suite/Space #1220 Morrow, GA 30260 770-961-6910

METROPOLITAN 2685 Metropolitan Pkwy Suite/Space #B Atlanta, GA 30315 404-477-1015

AUGUSTA 1631 Gordon Highway Suite #11 Augusta, GA 30906 706-771-8717

DEKALB MAL 2801 Candler Rd. Suite/Space #49 Decatur, GA 30034 404-244-7203

LENOX SQUARE 3393 Peachtree R. NE Suite/Space #2017 Atlanta, GA 30326 678-510-7332


ROEBUCK 9160 Parkway East Birmingham, AL 35206 205-836-6333

PALISADES 324 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209 205-802-4562

W HILLS MALL 7201 Aaron Aronov Dr. Space 12B Fairfield, AL 35064 205-923-8908

E SOUTH ST 2463 East South Blvd Montgomery, AL 36116 334-288-4930

UNIVERSITY MALL 1701 McFarlaud Blvd. E. Space D2 Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 205-553-8768

BEL AIR MALL 3209-A Bel Air Mall Suite C4 Mobile, AL 36606 251-479-1152

SPARKMAN 2250 Sparkman Dr NW Suite 1400 Huntsville, AL 35810 256-851-1471


RACE STREET 1110 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-579-0041

AVONDALE 3533 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45229 513-221-1489

EAGLEDALE PLAZA 2802 Layfayette Road Indianapolis, IN 46222 317-920-0918

HOPPLE CROSSIN3024 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-542-0023

TOWN & COUNTRY 3719 Broad Street Columbus, OH 43213                 614-237-4936

CENTERVILLE RD 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd Suite #626 Dayton, OH 45459 937-435-5308

NORTHWEST PLAZA 3185 W. Siebenthaler Dayton, OH 45406 937-276-5829


BROADWAY CENTER 1211 West Broadway Louisville, KY 40203 502-562-0991


PARKDALE MALL 6155 Eastex Fwy. Space H-832 Beaumont, TX 77706 409-896-5551

BEECHCREST CENTER 10816 Beechnut Street Houston, TX 77072 281-575-1941

MESA 9421 Mesa Dr Suite E Houston, TX 77078 713-491-0702

FONDREN ROAD 11281 Fondren, Rd. Houston, TX 77096 713-772-4828

TRAIL SHOPPING 3636 Old Spanish Trail Suite/Space #D Houston, TX 77021 713-747-0022


LAKE CHARLES 3204 Gerstner Memorial Blvd Suite M Lake Charles, LA 70607 337-478-0502

P BOSSIER MALL 2950 East Texas Street Space 93 Bossier City, LA 71111 318-746-1222

MALL OF LA 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd Suite 202 Baton Rouge, LA 70836 225-769-0065

ELMWOOD OAKS 800 S. Clearview Parkway Suite C Harahan, LA 70123 504-734-6350

ACADIANA MALL 5725 Johnston Street Lafayette, LA 70503 337-993-0515

GENTILLY 3112 Gentilly Blvd New Orleans, LA 70122 504-948-4220


MEADOWBROOK 225 Meadow Brook Rd Jackson, MS 39206 601-366-4079

NORTHPARK MALL 1200 E. County Line Rd. Suite 163 Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-977-4515

TURTLE CK MALL 1000 Turtle Creek Dr Suite 15 Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-579-6621

GREENVILLE MALL 1651 Hwy 1 South Space 28 Greenville, MS 38701 662-332-0967


MARKHAM SQUARE 9101 W. Markham St. Space 18 Little Rock, AR 72205 501-224-1176


QUAIL SPRINGS 2501 West Memorial Rd. Space 204 Oklahoma City, OK 73134 405-749-5995


WOLFCHASE MALL 2760 N. Germantown Pkw Suite 172 Memphis, TN 38133 901-386-8170

WINCHESTER 6215 Winchester Memphis, TN 38115 901-365-0182

AMERICAN WAY 4641 American Way Suite 1 Memphis, TN 38118 901-565-8265

SOUTHLAND MALL 1257 Southland Mall Memphis, TN 38116 901-346-5704

SPARKMAN 2250 Sparkman Dr NW Suite 1400 Huntsville, AL 35810 256-851-1471

GALLATIN RD 2625 Gallatin Road Nashville, TN 37216 615-226-4282


PLAZA ON BLVD 8005 W. Florissant Rd Suite B2 Jennings, MO 63136 314-381-0971

METRO PLAZA 1606 East 63rd Street Kansas City, MO 64110 816-363-3310

STATE AVENUE 4848 State Avenue Kansas City, KS 66102 913-287-4700

GRAVOIS PLAZA 3519 Bamberger Ave St. Louis, MO 63116 314-865-0251

GRAND 1403 N Grand Blvd St. Louis, MO 63113 314-533-0533

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Nike LeBron XI EXT “Blue Suede”

9. April 2014


Nike LeBron XI EXT “Blue Suede”


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This Nike Lebron XI EXT “Blue Suede” were among a couple unique EXT colorways that were display last year. This Lebron features an all blue suede upper with black accents on the interior lining and the outer sole. If you can recall, the earlier version featured a all black leather tongue. On this final product, Nike went with a matching all blue suede tongue. The Nike Lebron XI EXT “Blue Suede” will be available in limited sizes 4/10 at priced at $200. Check out detail images and Unboxing below. COP or PASS?

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This Week in Shoes: Jordan Brand Playoff Pack, Nike Basketball Elite Series and More

7. April 2014


This Week in Shoes: Jordan Brand Playoff Pack, Nike Basketball Elite Series and More

NBA playoffs are right around the corner and Nike isn’t pulling any punches with the Air Jordan Brand Playoff Pack and Team Collection that launch this week.

Air Jordan Brand Playoff Pack

Jordan Brand is ready to make a mark on this year with their 2014 Playoff Pack, which includes the Air Jordan XX8 SE, Jordan Melo M10, Jordan CP3.VII AE and the Jordan Super.Fly 2 PO. These sleek colorways keep it simple with no-nonsense, reflective black à la the Air Jordan V and bright team-colored highlights. The series launches Wednesday, April 9.

Air Jordan XX8 SE – Black & Atomic Mango

The Air Jordan XX8 SE – Black & Atomic Mango (616345-036) are a nod to Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who has been wearing these shroud less sneakers for this year’s season. These start at $150.

Jordan Melo M10 – White & Atomic Mango

With the Jordan Melo M10, Air Jordan celebrated 10 years with Carmelo Anthony. Now they’re releasing these sophisticated shoes in White & Atomic Mango (629876-013) with the Playoff Pack at $165.

Jordan CP3.VII AE – Black & Infrared 23

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul rocked a pair of Jordan CP3.VII AEs during last week’s game against the Mavericks, and you’ll be able to grab your own in Black & Infrared 23 at $125 (644805-024) and $100 for grade schoolers (654974-024).

Jordan Super.Fly 2 PO – Black & Dark Powder Blue

Inspired by Blake Griffin, the cool blue highlights pair well with the grey upper and black midsole. These drop in stores at $130 for men (645058-006) and at $105 for grade schoolers (602665-016)

Jordan Melo 1.5 – White & Atomic Mango

The Jordan Melo 1.5 is the first retro of Carmelo Anthony’s signature shoe and the White & Atomic Mango colorway is the third of the series. They launch Wednesday, April 9, at $120 for men (631310-135) and at $100 for grade schoolers (631311-135). jordanmelo10

Air Raid – University Red & Black

The Air Raid is making a comeback with striking University Red cross-foot straps and a freckled black midsole. They’ll hit the shelves Thursday, April 10, at $125 for men (642330-600). airraidred

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LeBron 11 Elite – Wolf Grey & Laser Crimson

With a lower cut than the LeBron 11 that launched in October, this colorway celebrates LeBron’s strength on the court. They’ll be available in stores Saturday, April 12, at $275 for men (642846-001) and grade schoolers at $140 (621712-008).

Kobe 9 Elite – Court Purple & White

This model is ultra-lightweight and ultimately eye-catching, and they’ll be in stores Saturday, April 12, for men at $225 (630847-500) and grade schoolers at $125 (636602-501).

KD 6 Elite – Photo Blue & Team Orange

A Nike Zoom unit runs through the midsole of this shoe, giving the wearer more flexibility and precision on the court. They hit the stores Saturday, April 12, for men at $200 (642838-400) at $100 for grade-school sizes (599477-401)

LeBron 11 EXT Suede Q8 – Game Royal & Game Royal Black

Channel the inner King of Rock and Roll with these luxurious blue suede shoes. Grab a pair starting Saturday, April 12, at $200 (656274-440).

Air Jordan 1 Retro ’86 – Black & White

The Air Jordan 1 Retro ’86 model fuses the Air Jordan 2 and Air Jordan 1 into a high-contrast sneaker that’s sure to make a statement. The safari texture on the toe cap is sure to drive them wild. They’ll hit the shelves Saturday, April 12, for men at $130 (644490-010) and grade school at $95 (644494-010)

Air Jordan 2 Retro – Black & Infrared 23

With Infrared 23 highlights and a black and white speckled toe and ankle, this unique colorway won’t stay long. They’ll be available Saturday, April 12, for men at $150 (385475-023) grade schoolers at $115 (395718-023), preschoolers at $75 (395719-023), and toddlers at $55 (395720-023).

Nike Lunar Force 1 Lux VT Low – Military Blue & Military Blue

The solid blue toe cap on this eye-catching shoe fades to an elephant texture on the ankle, which extends to the seamless upper, courtesy of Vac Tech technology. The release date is set for Saturday, April 12, at $110 (644919-400).

Air Force 1 – White & Court Purple, Black & Team Orange and Black & Laser Crimson

Nike is adding even more colorways to its ever-popular Air Force 1 line, including White & Court Purple (488298-143), Black & Team Orange (488298-050) and Black & Laser Crimson (488298-048). Each colorway will be available starting Saturday, April 12, at $100.

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The patterned University Red & Black colorway of the Air Force 1 (488298-617) hits stores Saturday, April 12, at $100 for men.

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Nice Kicks x New Balance 1600 “Grand Anse” Release

25. March 2014


Nice Kicks x New Balance 1600 “Grand Anse” Release


Nice Kicks which is one of the biggest sneaker blog that’s based out of Texas teamed up with New Balance once again to put a nice style and colorway to this CM 1600 silhouette. The Founder of Nice Kicks Matt Halfhill who hails from the Caribbean Islands took the inspired beach paradise theme with a blue aesthetic colorway. Check out Matt store below behind this 1600 “GRAND ANSE”

“Boys, we’re moving to the Caribbean.” Those were the words I heard from my father at the age of 15 when my brother and I learned that Fresno would no longer be home. My parents had just taken up a professorship gig at St. George’s University in Grenada.

Arriving in the dark of night, I had no idea what my eyes would awake to the following morning. I knew very little about my new home of Grenada before I landed. Sure, there were some blurbs in encyclopedias and two websites about the island nation, but for the most part, I was going in blind to a new land I knew nothing about.

Nestled on a hill looking over the darkness of the sea, I could hear the crashing waves on the beach below. Little did I know at that time that beach would become one of the most impactful places in my life. What I awoke to and where I spent most of my time while I lived in Grenada was that beach – Grand Anse.

The beautiful sight of nature, the sounds of soca and calypso rhythms, smell of roadside grills, taste of island cuisine, and touch of the soft white sand Grand Anse only begin to describe what makes the place so special. More than a beach, Grand Anse is a venue and epicenter for the island culture of Grenada. It was on this beach that I ran triathlons, learned to play cricket, pick up games of beach foot (soccer), and just swam in the beautifully blue water.

It felt like every weekend an event or gathering took place in Grand Anse. Whether the event was focused on sport, music, or just having a good time, I was welcomed by my new friends of Grenada as though I was one of their own from the get go. Not an opportunity was ever missed to welcome a new comer to the island and immerse a young man in his formative years to the culture of Grenada.

Fast forward fourteen years later, I was given the opportunity to hit the pen to paper and design a new special release for New Balance. It was with little hesitation that I wanted to pay tribute to a place, an island, and a community that still means so much to me to this day- Grand Anse.

Each and every panel of materials has a significant tie to the beach. The front of the shoe, with its aqua toe, represents the low lying water just as one enters the water, while the deeper blue represents the deeper part of the bay. The sandy, light grey midsole resembles the sandy beach that makes Grand Anse on of the highest rated beaches in all of the Caribbean. White accents grace the upper in just a couple locations to resemble the sails of boats you often see in the bay. Lastly, the shoe is finished off on the sole with a light blue translucent sole to represent the warm water of Grand Anse Bay.

In addition to the colors, there are some hidden elements to the shoe including a reflective tongue that resembles the way the sun shimmers on the waves of the bay and perforated reflective panels hidden beneath the mesh panels. The inspiration behind this is the no pictures can truly do the shoes justice just like no photo can do the same for Grand Anse – you must be there it in person for the full experience.

As much fun as it has been to build this project with New Balance it has been an even greater pleasure to tell the story of Grand Anse and Grenada through a shoe. My goal of the project is to tell everyone I possibly can reach about this piece of paradise on earth.

This Nice Kicks x New Balance CM 1600 “GRAND ANSE” is set to release this sat March 29th for the Price of $175. If you miss out on grabbing a pair from Nice Kicks, you have a chance to pick up this release ONLY at our two THE VAULT locations:


4465 Poplar Ave

Suite 106

Memphis,TN 38117


6662 Delmar Blvd #A

University City, MO 63130




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Adidas Mutombo White/Blue Colorway

24. February 2014


Adidas Mutombo White/Blue Colorway

In a continued celebration of the Adidas Mutombo 20th anniversary, Adidas Originals will be releasing a blue and white colorway of the signature shoe on March 1, 2014. The Mutombo signature basketball shoe was originally released by adidas during the 1992-93 NBA Season. Traditional African patterns are used throughout the shoe and the iconic shield logo incorporates his jersey number, used throughout his 18 year NBA career. This new addition to the re-launch of the retro Mutombo silhouette is an original colorway which he wore on court. This White/blue colorway of the Mutombo covers with a Nubuck/leather/canvas overlay materials with the Iconic Mutombo shield on the tongue,  African-inspired weave pattern on the overlays and undersole, Embossed leather on heel and Blue accents on the outsole. The Mutombo’s will Launch Sat. March 1st priced at $105 at Select City Gear Stores. Check with your local City Gear for size availability and launch procedures.  Check out the detail pictures below. 








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Adidas Originals Top Ten “2 Good to be T.R.U.”

12. February 2014


Adidas Originals Top Ten “2 Good to be T.R.U.”

To celebrate 2 Chainz headlining his first national tour, “2 Good to be T.R.U.”, adidas Originals has created a commemorative Top Ten Hi. With croc-embossed brushed nubuck, full-grain leather and gold hardware, this adidas Originals staple is officially tour ready. The shoe also features Gold lace-tips and eyestay, molded snakeskin 3 stripes, croc-embossed, brushed nubuck upper and midsole and leather lined collar and footbed. Dropping February 15, 2014, the Top Ten Hi “2 Good to be T.R.U.” will be available at Adidas Originals retail stores nationwide as well as at, $130.

The Top Ten Hi “2 Good to be T.R.U.” will also launch at Adidas in the Quarter beginning Saturday February 15, 2014 when doors open at 10AM. 2 Chainz will be in store on launch day to celebrate together with Adidas Originals. Adidas in the Quarter is an exclusive retail store and experience for fans to celebrate NBA All-Star Weekend. It is located at 321 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA, 70130.

This Adidas “2 Good to be T.R.U.” will not be available in any other City Gear locations and will not be available online. Contact @CityGearOakwood & @CityGearGentlly  located in New Orleans for size availability and launch procedures. Get a detailed look at the  Adidas “2 Good to be T.R.U.” below.






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This Week In Shoes “ALL STAR 14 NOLA” Edition: Lebron XI, KD VI and more (2/10 – 2/15)

11. February 2014


This Week In Shoes “ALL STAR 14 NOLA” Edition: Lebron XI, KD VI and more (2/10 – 2/15)

Nike LeBron 11 “Gator King”

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 LeBron’s latest signature shoe takes a break in the bayou, reinvented with glow-in-the-dark Hyperposite paneling and a purple base. Graphic lining and a busy outsole add to the intrigue, all playing into the “Gumbo” garb. This Nike Lebron 11 “Gator King” (647780-735) Launches at City Gear 2/14 $220 7am CST 8am EST.

Nike KD VI “Illusion” Detailed

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Not everything is what it first appears to be in New Orleans.  Similarly, Durant defies the perception of a near seven-footer – an illusion of sorts.  His limitless scoring range is redefining the perception of a forward. Celebrating the magic of KD’s versatility, the KD VI Illusion showcases hand-drawn patterns on the upper emulating Durant’s fluidity on the court. A glow-in-the-dark outsole also represents the “spark” of KD’s game. The Nike KD VI “ILLUSION” (647781-930) Launches at City Gear 2/14 $150 7am CST 8am EST.

Jordan XX8 SE “ALL STAR”

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Inspired by the elegant structures that litter the French Quarter, the crackle texture upper of the Jordan XX8 SE honors the distinct cityscape of the Crescent City. The electric elements are inspired by the colorful streets and lifestyle found throughout the area. This Jordan XX8 SE “ALL STAR” (656249-723) Launches at City Gear 2/14 $150. It will NOT be released online. Check your local City Gear Location for size availability and launch procedures.

Jordan CP3 VII “ALL STAR” 

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Purple, often associated with pride and passion, celebrates the soul of New Orleans festivities. An atomic violet upper pairs with metallic gold accents and a speckled midsole that reflects the colorful energy and grittiness of the streets in the Creole capital. The Jordan CP3 VII “ALL STAR” (648598-523) launches at City Gear 2/14 $125. It will NOT be released online. Check your local City Gear Location for size availability and launch procedures.

Jordan Super Fly 2 “ALL STAR”

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Centered on a dark powder-blue upper, the Super.Fly 2 embodies the vibrant energy of New Orleans. The two-toned crackle on the tongue and graphic texture on the toe box reference the historic architecture of the city. Sophisticated gold stitching is featured in the Dynamic Fit textile straps. The Jordan Super Fly 2 “ALL STAR” (656326-423) launches at City Gear 2/14 $130.  It will NOT be released online. Check your local City Gear Location for size availability and launch procedures.

Air Jordan 6 “Infrared 23″

Sat 2.15 Retro 6 Toro The upcoming Air Jordan 6 “Infrared 23″ feature the classic angular high-top silhouette. Red colors the majority of the upper with black added to accentuate. The segmented sole is black with areas of icy blue. The Air Jordan 6 “Infrared 23″ (384664-623) Launches at City Gear 2/15 $170. It will NOT be released online. Check your local City Gear Location for size availability and launch procedures.

Air Jordan 6 “White/Infrared”

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The upcoming highly-anticipated Air Jordan 6 “White/Infrared”  is ready to crown a new champion of the street. Launched the season MJ won his first Championship (’90-’91), it features a white leather upper with eye-catching pops of Infrared on the heel and Jumpman logos. The finger looped tongue and heel tab are accented with a solid black. And the clear outsole adds a cool finish.  The Air Jordan 6 “White/Infrared” (384664-123) Launches at City Gear 2/15 $170. It will NOT be released online. Check your local City Gear Location for size availability and launch procedures.

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This Week In Shoes (12/9 – 12/14)

9. December 2013


This Week In Shoes (12/9 – 12/14)

Shaq Attaq – Green/White

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Having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? Reebok has you covered. Their newest in the long line of ever-fresh Shaq Attaq colorways is an exclusive new “Ghost of Christmas Present” (V61428) edition of the flavorful fan favorite, featuring four festive colors that highlight the shoe without drawing attention away from its sleek design. This shoe comes as part of a limited “A Christmas Carol” series, drawing inspiration from the three ghosts that plagued Scrooge’s nightmares and taught him a valuable lesson about humanity. Pick them up this Friday, December 13, for $160.

Mutombo – Black/Black/White

The one-of-a-kind, Dikembe Mutombo namesake defensive shoe gets a limited new colorway this week in the addition of a primarily black shoe (G99902) accented by spots of white, along with a kick of color across the tongue that tells the rest of the shoe to run crying home to mommy. This is a highly unique shoe that blends performance and style with an understated, dark sense of fashion. In other words, it’s one of a kind. You’ll want to pick this one up on Saturday when it drops, priced at only $105.

Air Revolution – Electric Purple/Green/Black

Nike continues to refresh the classic Air Revolution by introducing electric new colorways, and this one (599462-500) is certainly no exception to the seldom-bucked trend. The Nike Air Revolution drops this weekend in an Electric Purple colorway that pulls out all the neon stops, featuring accents of green and hints of red across a black outsole to provide a sense of balance. Cop this one on Saturday, December 14 for $135.

Lebron XI “Carbon” – Black/Silver/Pink

This predominantly black shoe (616175-003) features hints of hot pink across a black upper, giving slight contrast to a dark gray mid that creates a strange balance, while an iceberg-blue outsole completes the otherworldly kick. Pick it up Saturday, December 14 for $200, with an alternate Gradeschool model (621712-002) coming in at a low $140.

AJ 12 Retro – “Taxi”

The Nike Air Jordan 12 Retro gets a truly classic release this weekend, as the “Taxi” colorway (130690-125) of old makes a stylish and well-timed comeback. Unique stitching compliments a white leather upper, while hints of gold compliment your laces. An acute touch of red on a primary black outsole perfects the minimalist classical look, making this a shoe you can wear to amp up your professionalism without compromising your soul. Cop it on Saturday, December 14 for $170 in Men’s (with Kid’s sizes in varying lower prices.)

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This Week In Shoes: Rose 4 “Boardwalk”, Answer I and more (11/7 – 11/9)

4. November 2013


This Week In Shoes: Rose 4 “Boardwalk”, Answer I and more (11/7 – 11/9)

D Rose 4 – “Boardwalk”

The Southern Californian color palette showcased by this shoe lends itself perfectly to the culture surrounding it. The Derrick Rose 4 releases this Thursday in a unique “Boardwalk” colorway (G67401), showcasing the 4th edition shoe’s signature rose emblem through clever accenting. The bright colors taken advantage of here include a combination of green and tropical red. You can pick this one up when it launches this Thursday, November 7 at select City Gear stores for $140.


Reebok Q96 – White/Red + White/Navy

The classic line of Reebok is killing it right now. The Q96 line (V54947 / V61327) pays homage to the Reebok Question, with a vintage spin that gives off nostalgia from the era of 90s hoops. This shoe releases simultaneously, with a White/Red and White/Navy colorway competing for your favor. Which team are you on? You have ’til this weekend to decide. These drop Friday, November 1 at a low $115.


Answer I – Black/Red/Gold

Lauded as the most comfortable basketball shoe in existence by enthusiasts, the Allen Iverson shoe gets a colorway commemorating the titular professional by releasing a 76′s edition of the Answer I (J02565) this Friday. Red and gold compliment a black base to form a shoe fans truly won’t want to miss out on. You can pick this one up on Friday in select City Gear stores for only $150.


Air Force Max CB 2 HYP – Black Concord

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Ready to jump back in time? This release of the Air Force Max CB 2 HYP (616761-001) features the originally intended Barkley signature colorway, featuring a color palette inspired by the Suns. Revisions to this classic hallmark include an upper comprised of Nike Hyperfuse technology, while the heel air gives classic support. Look for this one in stores and online beginning Saturday, November 9, priced at $150.


Lunar Force 1 Hi – Anthracite Squared

This Hyperfuse beast (616767-002) features the lightweight design the Lunar Force 1 is known for, while introducing a new weave material that gives the entire shoe a unique appearance. These shoes also feature a unique redesign of the relationship between the tongue and the midsole, as the tongue is now fused to the shoe with elastic, providing a very accurate fit that you need to try out to fully appreciate. You can pick this one up beginning Saturday, November 9, priced at $120.

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