Friday, July 17, 2015
In 1985, Nike, Michael Jordan and Peter Moore changed the sneaker industry forever with the introduction of the Air Jordan. Safe sneaker designs in predominantly white or black colorways were on the way out, as styles in bold team colors with custom logos became the new norm.
After the Air Jordan 2 failed to live up to the billing of the first, Jordan considered leaving Nike in 1988. However, a fairly new designer with a background in architecture by the name of Tinker Hatfield persuaded him to stick around with another game-changer — the Air Jordan 3. Jordan and Hatfield formed a bond beyond design and collaborated on the line’s most iconic designs. It's moves like this that helped the brand generate buzz to keep our site focused on keeping up with Air Jordan release dates daily.
Now its own brand, Jordan is a multi-billion dollar business that controls majority of the basketball sneaker market. The vast retro line has allowed the brand to only strengthen its position with basketball’s most marketable star now wearing a suit and tie full-time. That’s no surprise to the people who line up every Saturday to buy the newest pair of Air Jordans, some being too young to have ever watched Jordan play a game live. There’s a nostalgia element in play, but the sneakers are also a modern fashion statement and have been since the beginning.
But which Air Jordans are the best of the best? SOLE COLLECTOR took it back to ’85 and selected the best Air Jordan release from every year until now. Since '85: The Best Air Jordan of Every Year...CLICK HERE
Source: SOLE COLLECTOR
This episode The Drop talk to Pro Bowl Running Back Eddie Lacy and take you through July's hottest products from Under Armour, Jordan and Nike.
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Few things can light a fire under a player and motivate in the way that an archrival can — a point that’s been especially true for Kobe Bryant over the years. With that in mind, Nike Basketball is paying homage to the Black Mamba’s high school rivals for the latest release of Kobe’s signature kicks. Aptly dubbed “Rivalry” and coming in the form of the Kobe X Elite Low, the release adopts a Total Orange/Laser Orange-Tumbled Grey-Black colorway as a nod to Lower Merion High School’s rival Chester Clippers — a team against whom Kobe scored 31 second-half points in an overtime thriller on the way to delivering Lower Merion’s first state title in over 50 years. You can puechase these kix online at Sneaker Poltics and other Nike retailers.
Nike Kobe X Elite Low - Rivalry
Color: Total Orange/Laser Orange-Tumbled Grey-Black
Source: Sneaker Politics
Presenting the new Chicago Blackhawks Jet Black/Haze Sauvignon-Aged Swiss New Era Fitted Hat. The hat is featured in a solid jet black and haze 2 tone classic construction with the Blackhawks logos on the front and rear to match. This brand new, never before seen myfitteds.com exclusive New Era Fitted Cap for the shoes is back for a perfect match of the shoes that were inspired by California's Wine Country region. You can purchase this fitted online exclusively at myfitteds.com.
New Era 59FIFY Chicago Blackhawks - Jet Black/Haze Sauvignon-Aged Swiss
- Item #355620751CB
- Officially Licensed Product
- Available in Sizes 7 1/8 - 8
- Wool and Polyester Construction
- A myfitteds.com Exclusive
- Made Exclusively for the Air Jordan VII Bordeaux
- Ultra Limited Edition Release
- Price: $35.00
Here's the Air Jordan VII (7) Retro in the Black/Lt Graphite-Midnight Fog-Bordeaux colorway. For this Air Jordan, Tinker Hatfield drew inspiration from West African tribal art and created a unique design. But the Air Jordan VII isn't just looks, this sneaker was also applauded for comfort on the court due to its neoprene sockliner, which provides a snug fit. You can purchase these kix online at Sneakerhead.com and other Air Jordan retailers.
Air Jordan VII (7) Retro
Style Number: 304775-034
Color: Black / Lt Graphite-Midnight Fog-Bordeaux
The Summer '15 Media Play Collection is now availbale in the new Media Play Online Store, as well as the Media Play and Big Malk Bandcamp Pages!
The Snapbacks come with a copy of Media Play EP on cassette.
The Pocket Tees come with a copy of the State St / Stanford Ave 7" Flexi Disc and a download card for an exclusive 5 track instrumental EP that is only available with purchase of the tee!
Source: Big Malk