April 18, 2013 BY John Kim / 39
One of the key new models from Nike this year was the Nike Barkley Posite Max, bringing together several key design elements from the historic Barkley line into a well-composed model utilizing Foamposite technology. With several upcoming colorways already in the works, we’re getting a first look at a new Black/Green colorway which features a metallic sheen on the Green Foamposite upper and a matte black on the ankle and in-step collar. This new colorway, as well as the three upcoming ones we’ve already previewed, will be releasing through August, so stay tuned to Sneaker News for specific release info coming soon. Enjoy some photos of the new metallic green/black colorway below, and check back tomorrow for an in-depth feature on Charles Barkley and his colorful history with Nike.
Just in time for the fall. Cop 2? Probably.. mortal kombat reptile pallet. Green wit envy Barkley. Green Lantern. Green Beetle... Nike need to send Rondo a early release, gotta see RR rock 'Em in a shootaround
Nike...what happened to yall just letting anticipation build up??? Yall need to chill with this shit B. Yall makin the consumer not feel exclusive anymore B. That's y I buy certain shit...for the EXCLUSIVITY. Yall used to spread foams out....one release every other month or so.... Now u shoving out a slaw ass CW or a BS model every month. Don't do the same to the Barkley's Jack. I been true to the Air Max Barkley II for a mean minute. We aint tryna get burnt out on a great shoe!
Been a CB34 fan since I first laid eyes on his game. His cb34max shoe is one of my faves, so I've been on all the Barkley posites. I know where Nike is getting most of their inspirations for the colors (except metallic, still wondering)... now I find myself wondering again where the inspiration for these came from?
Sad Rondo won't be able to rock these in the playoffs. Hope Courtney Lee gets a early pair. Team Green.
Their not a must cop but these are definitely dope.. Gotta see them in person 1st... These are not better then da suns or A72s tho... Arguably better then da platinums. Think they would look better wit sum 3M on those... But these are nice.... I need a metallic red or dirty copper pair...
i think im partial to these because i love the pine green foams. These are def dope but i dont like the retail price of the shoe, reasons why i haven't copped yet. Still dope, Suns>These>Pure Plats IMO
These are tough, but considering I'm only trying to get one pair of barkley posites, I'm sticking with the pure platinums
Ok, so these pics look good, but I've seen Glamour Shots turn ugly girls into models. Let me see these raw before I jump on the wagon
There's something about this shoe right here.....it's just hot for no damn reason. Officially added to the pick-up list along with the Godzillas and the Platinums
Finally a simple cw....thats what makes this one stand out from the rest. nice. but i think nike ought to slow down with the barkley posites....its like they are trying to force us to like something that every one has already deemed a hot shoe...
i like em, not sure i would go as far as saying they better than the A72's or the reptile phx suns but they cool. nothin bad to say about them but i agree w dudes comments below, nike if flooding the shoe game right now. cant cop everything so i have to prioritize. not to mention retail for these. gona have to pass nike. not tryna give you all my money. i got priorities, mortgage, car note, fam.. u kno.. lol
SMH!!! Nike is messing up a good thing before it even gets started. A72's & Eggplants everything else been trash.
Best color way! so far but way too many colors are being made!
they're drowning us with too many color models like the Lebron X
The past few colorways on the Barkley i havent liked, but this (and the platinum silver + teal one) have changed my mind, these are SICK
@RyTheShoeGuy a Green Goblin Marvel Tee would do these mugs justice
Nawwwwww.... u trippin kinfolk. This CW aint the talk of the town but the Area 72s aren't even as nice as people make them out to be. They're just extremely different which is why they got so much hype comin out the gate. I can definitely say that the Eggplants were an incredible colorway, but the ones comin out, i.e. Phoenix Suns (which are definitely close to smashin the Area 72s in shock factor) and Pure Platinums are 2 CWs that cant be fucked with. Not to mention them 76ers junts....STUPID!
@ChazzoCromartie TOTALLY agree with you... I got the eggplants and i think they are the best out of all!! Well said man
@ChazzoCromartie are you fuckin retarded? these are AMAZING.
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