Nike All-Star Battle: Area 72 vs. Galaxy

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One year ago from around this time of year, Nike Basketball broke new ground and redefined the ‘Pack’, stretching the limits of sneaker colorways and details in the process. Of course, we’re referring to the ‘Galaxy’ Pack, which included the three signature Nike Basketball models, the outrageously popular Air Foamposite One, the rekindled fire of the Air Flight One, and several Nike Sportswear models. The bold colorways, glow-in-the-dark detailing, and ‘galaxy’ backdrop ignored the traditions of Blue (East) and Red (West) while setting a new and perhaps impossible-to-meet standard of All-Star kicks, and after the excitement around 2012’s ‘Galaxy’ Pack started to die down, all eyes were focused on what Nike had in store for 2013.

Luckily for us, the 2013 All-Star Game would take place in Houston, a city also well known for its connection to space exploration; Nike recently unveiled the entire 2013 All-Star Pack inspired by the fictional ‘AREA 72’, which produced another vivid set of color compositions for the trio of Nike Basketball signatures while introducing the highly anticipated Barkley Posite Max and the oft-retroed Air Force Max. There’s no doubt the upcoming releases would have us muttering “Houston, we have a problem”, so before the release goes down for good, let’s hear your opinion on the Area 72 vs. Galaxy matter. Does the 2013 Collection live up to the Galaxy standard, or does it perhaps fall short or go beyond what was expected? Vote in our polls below and let’s hear the true verdict on the case of Area 72 vs. Galaxy.


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chicxlovekicxnunu
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caseyflinders
caseyflinders

All the Galaxy's beat all the Area 72's. Easy.

+m
+m

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wcwktb
wcwktb

the only thing everyone can 100% agree on is the galaxy foams will never loseee.

elliot1412
elliot1412

All they really did is rotate the colors kdiv=lbx kobe8=lb9 and kd v= Kobe 7 its really not much different I just like this year more cause its more fashionable

beedub77
beedub77

It's 2-4,this years Kobe and air max. The rest were better last year!!!

Nick_II_Quick
Nick_II_Quick

Galaxy hands down. Only disputable shoe in my eyes was the Kobes. I feel like Nike should have incorparated the Rayguns into more of the shoes and done a new Rayguns commercial with the Nike players.

Steved23
Steved23

I got it Galaxy: 3, Area 72: 2. I like this years Kobe and KD better than last years ASG version.

juelz203
juelz203

The first is always better than the second. Idea was fresh last year. This idea for this year just feels like its rehashed. Area 72 would have made more sense for me if the game took place in New Mexico (Area 51). 

Carnelp
Carnelp

Its hard to decide between the kobes in the matchup! 

b_rocc
b_rocc

Galaxies all the way, new generation looks horrible compared to the old

JasonCoker
JasonCoker

Lebron 9 over the X Kobe 8 over the 7 KD V or the 6 The last two for me was a hard one Foamposite Galaxy over the Barkleyposite Air Force Max just slightly over the Air Flights if I could do a tie I would cause these two or the best out of both packs.

urroyalhynus
urroyalhynus

this years collection wins for me...one exception KDIV

Sneeky
Sneeky

NO CONTEST! "GALAXY" ALL-STAR COLLECTION WINS!!!

 

KDIV Galaxy is numero uno!!!!

 

Only Kobe 8 'Area 72' beats its Galaxy counterpart because Kobe 7 design itself is a massive failure.

Kardi
Kardi

kobe 8 >> 7

lebron 9 >> 10

galaxy ooooover barkley 

 

Dadecountymator
Dadecountymator

Man if yall thing this years all star pack is better, U crazy last yeah pack went out the box and made a sick combo of kicks, this year was pertty much a copy of last yeah wit no spice, what is that on the barkleys suppose to be the foams of this year lol the only 72 i give is the max is the tuffest one out of this year pack. But this year is still a must have cause they the latest kicks so thats my opinion

BackWearinthe45
BackWearinthe45

SIde by Side comparisons the Galaxy pack wins out EXCEPT for the Kobes I think the 8's are more of a head turner and that bright color really pops, for the legacy shoes Id understand if nod was given to the Force Maxes, the fact that it was the first time the Flight Ones were retroed does IMO hold more nostalgia value......That said I hope to end up with the Forces and Lebron X out the Area 72 pack

Dee_retro
Dee_retro

Area 72 pack >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> galaxy pack (exept kd4s and foams ) LEBRON 9 ARE TOOO PLAIN !!!!!

MisterAdidas
MisterAdidas

Last years line up was the first of its kind and took all star kicks to the next level. Nike didn't even try this year it seems..

LUX09NC
LUX09NC

Lebron 9 over Lebron 10 Kobe 7 over Kobe 8 KD 4 over KD 5 Galaxy Foams over Barkley Posite Air Force Max over Air FlightOnes

DreamChaser
DreamChaser

Kdv is the only win for the area 72 line imo

B_JeffTheGod
B_JeffTheGod

Galaxy wins in every matchup besides the Air Force Max

Kev024
Kev024

Lebron X > Lebron 9 (Too Damn Plain)

Kobe 8> Kobe 7 (by a hair)

KD V<<<<<<<<<KD IV

Barkley Posite < Galaxy Foams

Air Force Max > Air Flight Ones 

donadamsky1
donadamsky1

every galaxy shoe except the kobe is better than its counterpart

MillzF
MillzF

this years all star pack are all ass  compared to last years

ChazzoCromartie
ChazzoCromartie

Last Years KD's & Kobe's over this years. Although it's close, the Lebron X's are doper than the 9's. And when you don't take into consideration the hype...The Barkley Posites go waaaaaay harder than the Galaxy Foams

Chris Sneakerhead
Chris Sneakerhead

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MC_Count_Chill
MC_Count_Chill

Area 72 Lebron X takes a dump on every other shoe seen here. It's majestic. It's purple. It's badass. The shoes are pimping for real, and only real pimps can rock them.

TheKid
TheKid

this is a blowout

NuttyKicks
NuttyKicks

Kobe 72s, then all the rest Galaxy. Not even close

fly li
fly li

i the only 72's i voted for were the kd 5s and the force max's

Thigh_pillowz
Thigh_pillowz

Galaxy is better by a hair. Galaxy Lebron 9, KD4 (DUH), Galaxy foams were the tie breaker just cause i guess. Area 72 Kobe, Air Force Max

WZRDUPSO
WZRDUPSO

All of the Galaxys win except the Kobes.

James Lowery
James Lowery

Ok. I def like all of the Galaxy's more. But I will say this, I don't like them LEAPS AND BOUNDS better, I def fuck with the Area 72 releases... especially the KDs mmmmmmmmmm

DesmondDiggaDezDavis
DesmondDiggaDezDavis

this isnt even close none of those area ones are better expect maybe the kobes

KoriMiller
KoriMiller

I'd take the galaxy pack over the area 72

Jumpfan23
Jumpfan23

Bro that galaxy pack is just shitting those area 72 (w.e. The fuck you call it)

Carnelp
Carnelp

Galaxy pack way better, its a clear decision!

AljosaCikojevic
AljosaCikojevic

the galaxy pack is way better the only better area 72 shoe is the kobe 8s 

Thesneakpeek
Thesneakpeek

The Area 72 collection kills the galaxy collection hands down... The the only fire the galaxy collection has is the KD IV!!!

dopeman978
dopeman978

To me it's a tie, but the lebron galaxy is better than the area72s, the Kobe area72 look better than galaxy, galaxy kds are dope, the foams hands down, and no way the lwp are better! But it's a matter of taste and what you prefer, I wear all of them really

JManSam
JManSam

Overall I like the galaxy collection but some of the 72s r dope. The main thing is ppl stayin safe when copping and not being moronic like last year. The whole craze made this new 8am system and RSVP. If shit goes down again who knows what changes nikell institute.

SinCityTD
SinCityTD

Lebron X > Lebron 9 (Lebron X detail is beautiful, Lebron 9 is so plain, if it was a GR it would have no hype)

Kobe 8 < Kobe 7

KD V <<< KD IV

 

Barkley Posite > Galaxy Foams (Galaxy foams are soo overrated, print looks awful in person)

I dont care for either the Air Flight Ones or the Air Force Max

 

My 2 cents.

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