Sneakerheads may or may not know, but the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” is one of the best Air Jordan colorways to have been worn in an NBA All-Star Game. Along with the athleticism and all the famous players performing at the same time, one of the great things about NBA’s annual All-Star Weekend is the kicks that are spotted on the court. It was Michael Jordan who rocked the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” during the 2002 NBA All-Star Game and Jordan Brand released the sneaker in the summer of that year. Now, a special, collaborative variation of the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” will arrive next year.
SoleFly x Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning”
Release Date: February 2018
AJ7321-003 | $
Some of the highlights of the 2002 NBA All-Star Game included the self pass that Tracy McGrady made off a backboard dunk. By the end of the game, Kobe Bryant had scored 31 points and 5 assists, which was quite an impressive performance. However, sneaker enthusiasts would have likely had their eyes often glued onto the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” that Michael Jordan was wearing. After all, the colorway was rather eye catching, with its striking Black and White color scheme, combined bright Lightning Yellow-colored detailing and the addition of some Chrome too. Of course, the variation set to join next year’s Jordan releases 2018 looks different.The Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” debuted 15 years ago and while it is not exactly making a comeback, its “Alternate” version is equally good. Reportedly, this SoleFly x Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” will be joining February’s Jordan releases 2018 next year, but its retail price has not been revealed yet.
ordan Brand designed this latest version of the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” in collaboration with SoleFly and it is being referred to as an “Alternate” variation of the original. This time, the colorway really lives up to its nickname because the Lightning Yellow hue actually covers a majority of its leather uppers. The rest of the sneaker is mostly covered in Black, with Metallic Silver also making an appearance over the Chrome plate and the lace eyelets. Some of the Black-overlays even appear to be featuring a reptilian texture, making this sneaker look all the more luxurious.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3 Release Date,It seems unlikely that Nike will be dethroned in the world of sneakers. Nike’s footwear division generated worldwide revenue of approximately $20 billion back in 2016. adidas was and still is the second largest athletic footwear company in the world, but back in 2016, it had generated slightly more than half of Nike’s revenue that year. In 2017 though, adidas managed to surpass Nike’s Jordan Brand, becoming the second largest athletic footwear seller in the United States. The adidas Yeezy line has actively contributed in the brand’s rise in popularity. With 2017 nearing its end, it seems that adidas is ready to upgrade the Yeezy Boost 350 for next year.
The photo accompanying this post at the very top was shared on Instagram by Sneaker Info. (@pinoe77). It is obvious that the photo showcases the adidas Yeezy Boost 350, but avid sneakerheads may notice that its appearance and design seems to be different. In particular, the font appears to be different and the “SPLY-350” branding, while still featured on each shoe over its Primeknit upper’s lateral side, now seems to be slanting downwards. Moreover, the “SPLY-350” branding is no longer inverted. The Primeknit uppers appear to be sporting the same pattern, although it is hard to tell for now.
The fact that adidas has surpassed Jordan Brand is quite an impressive achievement for the brand. The adidas Yeezy line is one of the reasons the brand is so dominant in the sneaker scene. Last month, i.e. late in October 2017, it was officially revealed that the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Beluga 2.0” would make its debut on November 25th, 2017 and would retail at a price of $220. By the end of October, another colorway of the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 was unveiled, which has been dubbed “Semi Frozen Yellow.” It will retail at a price of $220 on November 18, 2017.Maybe this is merely a sample and adidas might actually further upgrade the Yeezy Boost 350 before dropping its latest rendition, which may end up being the Yeezy Boost 350 V3. Whatever the case, this sneaker will not debut until 2018.
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 31 PE “Red Velvet” Release Date,Last Sunday, which was June 11th, was Maya Moore’s 28th birthday. On her birthday, Maya and her fellow star veteran Sylvia Fowles ended up scoring a combined 53 point on behalf of their team, Minnesota Lynx, one of the WNBA’s most experienced teams. Ultimately, the Minnesota Lynx was victorious against the Dallas Wings with a total score of 91-74. Maya Moore already celebrated her birthday by aiding the Minnesota Lynx in defeating the Dallas Wings. However, a week after her birthday, she has also received a belated birthday gift from Jordan Brand in the form of this Air Jordan 31 PE “Red Velvet” featured here.
Maya Moore turned 28 on June 11th. Maya Moore has been a part of the WNBA since 2011 and over the course of time, she has improved tremendously. Maya is a 3-time WNBA champion and a 1-time WNBA MVP. During the recent game, she added 23 points to the Lynx’s final score, which included five three-point field goals. The day after her birthday, Maya also posted a tweet thanking everyone for their “sweet Birthday wishes.” She also expressed her gratitude for having made it to another year as a part of her “Lynx fam.”
Of course, no birthday is complete without gifts and Maya just received a pair of dope kicks as a present from Jordan Brand. This exclusive colorway has likely been dubbed “Red Velvet” because its color scheme resembles that of a red velvet cake. Featuring gradient color blocking, its Flyweave uppers are dressed up in a combination of Burgundy and White. The Burgundy hue is more dominant over the collars and heels while the rest of the uppers are plain White. Both the insoles and the tongue tags also featured Maya’s “MM” branding.
Even though Maya Moore is no stranger to receiving PE kicks, there could be no better gift for a sneakerhead than a fresh pair of cool-looking sneakers like the one featured here. Unfortunately, the Air Jordan 31 PE “Red Velvet” is obviously a one-of-one pair, so it will not be arriving at retailers any time soon.
Air Jordan 7 “Pure Money” Release Date,The Air Jordan 7 “Pure Money” is releasing on June 3rd in adult and kids sizes. Yes, what you see here are images for the alleged all-white Air Jordan 7 Retros that are dropping this Summer. While it appears that the upper suede is a light grey and the leather overlay is a light pink, the official colorway assures us that this color discrepancy is probably just an issue with lightning and the shoes are indeed all-white with hits of silver. Peep the new images as well as our altered versions below for a better look, and make sure to mark the Pure Money 7s on your Jordan Release Dates calendars.
Air Jordan 7 “Pure Money”
White/Metallic Silver-Pure Platinum
Release Date: June 3rd, 2017
304775-120 | $190
The Air Jordan 7 ‘Pure Money’ will be one of the more sought after releases this Summer, at least for the month of June. This first time release is highlighted with Pure Platinum accents.This Air Jordan 7 dubbed ‘Pure Money’ comes dressed in a White, Metallic Silver and Pure Platinum color combination. Featuring White leather on the overlays, Pure Platinum lands on the base which is done in nubuck. Completing the look is Metallic Silver accents seen on the Jumpman branding.The ‘Pure Money’ Air Jordan 7 is set to release at select Jordan Brand retail stores on June 3rd, 2017. Retail price will be $190. Below you can check out additional photos which will provide you with a detailed look.
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