The Air Jordan 1 “Banned” Or AJ Retro “What The” ,The Air Jordan 1 “Banned” just arrived at retailers over the weekend on September 3rd and retailed at a price of $160. For those who do not still already know or have not noticed, unlike the 2013 version, this year’s release is a Remastered edition, with tumbled leather uppers, and just like the original from 1985, it also includes White-colored insoles. The silhouette shape of 2016’s Air Jordan 1 “Banned” also appears to be different, with slightly higher heels and thicker toeboxes. It turns out that an Instagram user had recently ordered Air Jordan 1 “Banned” pair, but he received another, unexpected sneaker instead.
Air Jordan 1 “Top Three”
Black/Varsity Red-Varsity Royal
Release Date: November 28th, 2016
555178-010 | $160
Nike’s most recent “What The” release had arrived on June 18th, 2016 in the form of the latest colorway of Kevin Durant’s eighth signature model, the KD 8. It has become somewhat of an annual tradition for Nike Basketball to add a new installment to its “What The” series of mixed-and-matched sneaker colorways. Sneakerheads who take a look back at the “What The” series will soon come to realize that there have never really been any Air Jordan “What The” sneakers, at least not until recently. Rumors about an Air Jordan 1 “What The” had surfaced back in August and @kev_0594 unexpectedly receive a pair.
Instead of the Air Jordan 1 “Banned” that he had ordered, the “What The” colorway of the Air Jordan 1 arrived at his doorstep. The iteration is apparently dubbed “Top Three,” referring to the three most popular OG colorways of the model that it borrows from. Namely, the signature hues from the “Bred,” “Chicago” and “Royal” appear to have been mixed-and-matched over this sneaker. Even each of its tongues features a mismatched “Nike Air” logo. Reportedly, this Air Jordan 1 “Top Three” will not hit the shelves until November 28th.
So, despite the mistake, is fortunate to now own a pair of the Air Jordan 1 “What The” or “Top Three” more two months before any other sneakerhead will be able to get their hands on a pair. Of course, he will probably have to give up on copping the Air Jordan 1 “Banned” or spend another $160 to grab a pair.
April 13th, which was declared “Mamba Day” by Nike, turned out to be very memorable and outstanding. Performing in the final game of his career, Kobe Bryant ended up scoring a total of 60 points by the end of it. With the launch of the Kobe 11 “Mamba Day” iD, which was an absolute, 100% sell-through, Nike also proved that Kobe Bryant’s retirement does not mean that the numbered line of his signature sneakers will come to an end too. On the contrary, the Swoosh already has plans to drop a brand new Kobe 11 colorway that looks back at the day the Black Mamba was drafted.For those who are not aware of the history of Kobe Bryant’s drafting, playing as a part of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout his career, he had originally been drafted by the Charlotte Hornets 1996 NBA draft. According to Arn Tellem, who was the Mamba’s agent at the time, he had already planned for Kobe to be traded to the Lakers before he got drafted. However, the Hall of Famer himself claims that the Hornets never wanted him. Apparently, the Hornets already had several shooting guards already, so Dave Cowens (the Hornets’ head coach) told Kobe that they did not really need him.The Charlotte Hornets may not have realized Kobe’s true worth, but Nike still memorialize the fact that they did draft him by designing a brand new Kobe 11 iteration that has been aptly dubbed “Draft Day.” Hence, the clean white uppers of this sneaker is dressed up in the signature hues of the Hornets, so the inner linings, laces, Nike Swooshes, side panels and tongues are all covered in a combination of blue lagoon and purple. Completing the look, the outsoles match the upper since they are in white too.The fact that the Kobe 11 “Mamba Day” sold out on NIKEiD almost instantly should be enough proof that despite his retirement, Kobe Bryant’s signature sneaker series will go a long way. Technically the second sneaker release following his retirement, Nike will drop the Kobe 11 “Draft Day” on April 28th and it will retail for $160.Nike Kobe 11 “Draft Day”White/Blue Lagoon-Court PurpleRelease Date: April 28, 2016863183-154|$160
While it seemed like Nike Sportswear had decided to take a break from dropping more Nike SB Dunk pairs, they were actually busy working on a brand new iteration of their skateboarding shoe model. The only recent SB Dunk sneakers that sneakerheads recall to have surfaced in recent times was the “Stained Glass” colorway, designed in collaboration with Concepts, and the “What The Doernbecher” colorway. This time, without the confirmation of one of the upcoming Nike release dates 2015, Nike has already dropped probably one of the most unique SB Dunk High iteration ever seen.The “Stained Glass” Concepts x Nike SB Dunk High colorway initially made an exclusive retail debut at Concepts, but recently Nike.com provide sneakerheads another opportunity to cop the sneaker. The “What The Doernbecher” rendition of the SB Dunk High unveiled by Nike back in June was limited to just 11 pairs, all of which were made by some of the residents of the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The auctions for the sneakers eventually went live on eBay and it is unlikely they are still up for grabs. Nonetheless, for sneakerheads who feel they are corner boys deep down, will probably take interest in this new Nike SB Dunk High release that has already taken place.Sneakerheads who feel this new SB Dunk High rendition looks a bit “crumpled” are not mistaken because this sneaker has been designed to emulate the overall aesthetic and texture of a brown paper bag. The hue covering the crinkled textured upper is being referred to as a Filber brown. Apart from featuring black trademark logos and a matching black midsole, the brown paper bag-like upper has also been combined with a classic gum sole.For such a unique sneaker like this one, sneakerheads are probably assuming that they would have to continue waiting for one of the upcoming Nike release dates 2015. However, the fact of the matter is that this Nike SB Dunk High “Brown Paper Bag” has already hit the shelves at select Nike SB retailers, Premier.Nike SB Dunk High Brown Paper BagFilber/Black-Gum Dark BrownRelease Date: 2015313171-202 | $110
The most recent iteration of LeBron 12 that hit the shelves was the EXT “Finish Your Breakfast” and it seems that releases of the twelfth LeBron James signature model are beginning to slow down. Of course, this is likely a sign that Nike Basketball is soon going to unveil the next installment in Lebron James’s signature sneaker series, the LeBron 13. However, it seems that sneakerheads have not yet seen the last of the LeBron 12, or at least its lifestyle version, because another iteration of the LeBron 12 EXT is on its way to retailers on one of the upcoming Nike release dates 2015.While Nike Basketball probably had no intention of unveiling the LeBron 13 any time soon, Lebron James himself when he wore a never-before-seen sneaker, rumored to be the Lebron 13, at the Nike Elite Basketball Academy. Apparently, this much is certain that they are not a Zoom Solider or some other takedown pair since on-feet photos of the sneaker reveal that the kicks are equipped with Hex-Zoom cushioning.However, even if Nike Basketball is considering putting a halt to their LeBron 12 releases, they are obviously not done with the model yet. Near the end of July, an on-feet photo of a never-before-seen colorway of the LeBron 12 EXT had popped on the Internet and this rendition uncannily resembled a tennis ball. This new rendition of the LeBron 12 EXT, which has been dubbed “Tennis Ball,” actually is imitating the aesthetic of a tennis ball. Hence, it features an entirely Volt-colored fibrous felt construction just like that of tennis balls. Black and White accents add some contrast to the colorway, while an icy translucent outsole provides the finishing touch.August 28th is one of the upcoming Nike release dates 2015 that is being rumored and speculated to mark the retail debut of this new Nike LeBron EXT “Tennis Ball.” These rumors also suggest that the retail price of the sneaker is going to be $250.Nike Lebron 12 EXT Tennis BallVolt/Volt-White-BlackRelease Date: August 28th, 2015758861-700 | $250