Air Jordan 9 “LA (Summit White)” Release Date,The 2018 NBA All-Star Game will be played next year at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California on February 18th, 2018. However, it seems that the NBA has changed the All-Star Game format for the 2017–18 Season. For the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, players will be selected into one of two teams by each captain, regardless of the conferences they play in. The captain of each conference will be the player who receives the most fan votes. While 2017 has yet to end, Jordan Brand is already ready to commemorate next year’s All-Star Game with one of their Jordan releases 2018.2018 will not only be the year of the 67th annual NBA All-Star game, it will also mark the Air Jordan 9’s 25th anniversary. In commemoration of both these occasions, Jordan Brand seems to have whipped up a Los Angeles-themed iteration of the Air Jordan 9, which has been dubbed “LA (Summit White).” Boasting premium aesthetics, its uppers appear to be made up of sleek Black-colored suede and classic White-colored tumbled leather overlays. The branding on its heels and tongues are apparently overed in Metallic Gold. Since this colorway is inspired by and reflects Los Angeles, the insoles sport graphics based on the city’s map, and the sneaker is also equipped with milky, translucent outsoles.
As per the new format, two players that are voted captains will then select 12 players from each conference for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. 5 players, who will be starters, will be selected from each conference, based on a 50% fan vote, 25% player vote, and a 25% media vote. The head coaches of each conference will also select 7 reserves for the two teams. As a result of this new format, players who are currently teammates in their respective conferences may end up playing against each other in the All-Star Game. The All-Star voting is scheduled to kick off on December 25th, 2017, i.e. Christmas Day.
As mentioned, the 2018 NBA All-Star Game will take place on February 18th, 2018, but this sneaker will end up joining the Air Jordan releases 2018 scheduled to arrive at retailers earlier that month. It has already been confirmed that the Air Jordan 9 “LA (Summit White)” will hit the shelves next year on February 3, 2018 and will retail at a price of $190.
Jordan Melo M13 Release Date,The 2017–18 NBA season will be Carmelo Anthony’s 15th season. While Carmelo will be donning a brand new Oklahoma City Thunder uniform designed and sponsored by Nike, it seems that he will a brand new Jordan Melo model. So far, Jordan Brand has released 13 Melo models, the latest one being the Jordan Melo M13, which is also the final model because Carmelo’s signature is being reportedly discontinued indefinitely. Through OKC’s preseason games, Carmelo was mostly spotted rocking the M13. Now that his signature line has ended, he will apparently be wearing new Air Jordan 32 colorways and other Player Exclusive iterations during his 15th season.
Now that Carmelo Anthony’s signature line has been discontinued, it is uncertain if Nike will be dropping further colorways of the Jordan Melo M13, or any of the previous models. The last Jordan Melo M13 releases that took place were the “Ice Bue” and “Sunset Glow” colorways that arrived at retailers on February 25th, 2017.
Carmelo Anthony was recently traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but back in April of this year, there were also rumors and speculations that the Melo M13 might even debut in a colorway inspired by his previous team, the New York Knicks. For the time being, the Jordan Melo line has reached its conclusion.
While this unfortunate news is certainly true, Carmelo himself seems to believe that Jordan Brand will add another installment to his signature line at some point in the unforeseen future. In NBA history, Carmelo Anthony has the fifth-longest signature sneaker line. Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan line is the longest, with 32 models so far. Despite the seeming end of Carmelo Anthony’s signature line, he will continue to remain one of the brand’s leading athletes, considering the long-term endorsement deal that he signed back in January 2017. Apparently, Jordan Brand made this decision in order to bring forth a new era of signature sneakers.
Air Jordan 15 Release Date,Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osbourne, the founders of Public School New York, have been the leading suppliers of New York City-based fashion for years now. In fact, PSNY has become somewhat of a fashion staple for New Yorkers ever since the brand was established back in 2008. Ever since, PSNY has combined upscale and urban every time they have worked on an all-Black rendition of a basketball sneaker. This month, Public School New York is celebrating its 10th anniversary of being at the core of New York fashion. This celebration actually coincided with the release of a Jordan Brand x PSNY Capsule Collection that includes Air Jordan 15 colorways.
These two sneakers from the Jordan Brand x PSNY Capsule Collection have already joined the most recent Jordan releases 2017. While the stocks may not have lasted, the suede PSNY x Air Jordan 15 and the woven PSNY x Air Jordan 15 might still be available for $225 and $190, respectively.
Both the Air Jordan 15 iterations included in the Jordan Brand x PSNY Capsule Collection feature a different, varying construction. The “Black” iteration features uppers made up of a combination of nubuck and suede. The “Olive” iteration features woven uppers. Apart from their overall construction, they are actually quite similar, such as the “PSNY” branding engraved into their rubberized heel wraps and their sculpted rubber midsoles with a herringbone pattern beneath the outsoles. Additionally, the tongue tabs of both iterations also have “WNL” printed over them, which stands for “Winner Never Lose.”
Apart from the two colorways of the Air Jordan 15, which are a part of the Jordan Brand x PSNY Capsule Collection, it turns out that another unconventional and unexpected variation was also designed. This particular variation was seen during PSNY’s New York Fashion Week runway show and unlike the other two iterations of the regular Air Jordan 15 silhouette; it actually looks like a boot. In fact, this variation was in the form of a knee-high boot with a zipper running down from the top down to its heels at the back. Its leather uppers were dressed up entirely in Black, with Red- and White-colored accents.
Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year” Release Date,As many readers might be familiar, the Chinese Zodiac or Sheng Xiao is based on a 12-year cycle, with each year in the cycle corresponding to a specific animal sign. The Chinese lunar calendar is used to determine the animal sign that corresponds to a particular year. For instance, 2017 was the Year of the Rooster, or more specifically the Year of the Fire Rooster. The next Year of the Rooster will be 2041. As for 2018, it will be the Year of the Dog. To celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog, it seems that the Jordan releases 2018 an Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year.”
The remainder of Air Jordan releases 2017 for the second half of the year will apparently include several different Air Jordan 6 releases, such as the “Gatorade,” “UNC” and “Wheat” colorways. Next year, it will 26 years since the Air Jordan 6 debuted back in 1991 and Jordan Brand seems to have chosen it for the annual Chinese New Year release. The photo above is not actually of the “Chinese New Year” colorway of the Air Jordan 6. However, it will reportedly be dressed up in a combination of Black, Metallic Gold, Summit White, and multiple other colors.
There is a possibility that the sneaker might be a China-exclusive release, but fortunately, the sneakerheads there will actually be able to rock a pair on the day of the Chinese New Year 2018. It is being reported and rumored that January’s Jordan releases 2018 will include the Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year,” which might actually hit the shelves on January 27th, 2018.
The Year of the Dog will begin on February 16th, 2018. In the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle, the Dog happens to be the 11th animal sign. The dog is considered quite a favorable animal by the Chinese. In the Chinese Zodiac, each of the 12 animal signs also corresponds with one of 5 elements, and each of these five elements repeats after a 60-year cycle. As mentioned, 2017 was the Year of the Fire Rooster. Similarly, 2018 will be the Year of the Earth Dog. People born in the Year of the Dog are believed to possess positive characteristics like cleverness, courage, liveliness, loyalty and responsibility.
adidas NMD R2 Primeknit Release Date,Just recently, right before May came to an end, it was revealed that adidas and United Arrows & Sons would be collaborating to collectively design a brand new colorway of the NMD R2. However, rather than the actual sneaker that will eventually arrive at retailers, merely a sample pair was unveiled. The sample NMD R2 pair featured heathered uppers dressed up in a combination of Black and Grey, which suggests that it could end up making its retail debut either in Fall or Winter. Before that happens though, three new adidas NMD R2 colorways have been unveiled and are set to hit the shelves next month, i.e. in July.
After having taken a look at these three NMD R2 releases, sneakerheads have probably already picked their favorites and some perhaps even intend to cop all three of them. Of course, they will have to wait until July 2017 because these three adidas NMD R2 colorways will make their retail debut sometime next month.
Apart from the three adidas NMD R2 colorways that this post revolves around, another iteration of the NMD R2 Primeknit is also set to make its retail debut this very month in just a few days time. It will be joining upcoming summer 2017 releases from adidas. The iteration sports a classic color scheme with its primeknit uppers, including the three stripes pattern, dressed up completely in plain White. Even it Boost midsoles are clean White. Black and Red can also be spotted, adding a contrasting touch. Sneakerheads will be able to cop a pair of this adidas NMD R2 Primeknit “White/Black” at a price of $170 on June 10th.
Along with grabbing a pair of the NMD R2 Primeknit “White/Black,” sneakerheads can also look forward to the arrival of three NMD R2 colorways seen above. These three colorways are apparently being referred to as “Core Black/Future Harvest,” “Core Black/Wonder Pink” and “Wonder Pink/Core Black.” The two predominantly Black-colored iterations are almost identical, except one features Pink-colored heel pull tabs, while the other features Red-colored ones along with Future Harvest-colored accents. All three of these iterations are also equipped with matching clean White-colored Boost midsoles and White-colored rubber outsoles.