May 1, 2013 BY John Kim / 38
Updated: May 17th, 2013
May 2013 Sneaker Releases on your radar? We’ve got a list going that we’ll updated as more information on known releases and new drops hit us along the way. Some of the highlights include a rather nice crop of Nike Basketball releases like the Pure Platinum LeBron X, the Nike KD V Elite “Playoffs Home”, and the Kobe 8 “Purple Gradient”, while the Air Jordan V “Grape” and the adidas CrazyQuick also make their way to stores this month. Check it out below and be sure to bookmark this page as we will update it consistently and often throughout the month of May.
Week of 5/1 – 5/4
adidas Crazyquick (Multiple Colorways)
Ronnie Fieg x adidas “East Coast Project”
05/02/13 at East Coast Project pop-up
05/10/13 at Kith NY
Nike LeBron X
Pure Platinum/Black-Sport Turquoise
Nike Air Griffey Max 1
Nike Zoom Hyperflight PRM
Red Reef/Court Purple-Black
Nike Air Max Uptempo Fuse 360
Nike Air Max Uptempo Fuse 360
Pure Platinum/Sport Turquoise-Squadron Blue-Neo Turquoise
Nike WMNS Roshe Run Metric
Air Jordan V “Grape”
White/New Emerald-Grape-Ice Blue
Air Jordan V GS
Black/Bright Citrus-Fusion Pink
Air Jordan 1 Retro ’93
Wolf Grey/Cool Grey-Bright Citrus-Deep Royal Blue
I want the Nike Air Max Uptempo Fuse 360 Pure Platinum, the KD Hyperflights and the Kobe Hyperflights, and I'm gonna buy my girl the Air Jordans V Grape.....
In all honesty, if those Lebrons, Kobes, & KDs are less than $120, then its reasonable.
Investing into something $180 and up, and knowing there will be future releases within weeks that makes you droll over again - the MAIN PURPOSE of Nike to make money - is something that every consumer should think twice.
Remember, these are just wants. If you start collecting them, then you fall into the trap just like drugs...addiction waiting to suck up your savings.
Everyone must exercise self-restraint, spend your money wisely and remember, collecting sneakers are purely to satisfy your eyes and wants not your needs. In the end, Nike sucked up your hard-earned money.
..and there's no guarantee if you can resell than at much higher prices in the future.
Knick 8s & Godzilla chucks... Might consider da black toes but not a necessity... Passin on da grapes... I'll jus rock my old pair & wait fa da black ones
@newsouth912 because its an og version
@somethin_silck108 Haha I bet that's it!
@Sneeky TELL EM. Very true. I saw about 10 kicks I wanted, and will maaaybe get 2. Gotta keep it real and put the money where it really belongs; in our pockets.
@Sneeky Yeah I'll be honest, cats saying they collect sneakers are sus as hell. Buy the shoes you want to wear, and just enjoy them for that. Calling them a collection makes them into something more than just shoes. And that's what Nike wants. I feel like a lot of the "collectors" are either making up for a lack in their childhood (think of all the sneaker "heads" you read about in interviews, claiming there was always that one sneaker they could never get. That's OCD as hell), or some sort of lack in their lives. If people weren't making these purchases irrationally, they wouldn't be causing such a raucous and companies like Nike wouldn't be able to get away with these kinds of prices. Because here's the thing, all the people with money (celebrities, athletes, designers, etc) get a significant amount of their stuff either for free or on the cheap because of their media exposure. So those $300 sneakers Jay-Z is rocking is money Nike most likely didn't get. It's you who is essentially paying Nike to give away free stuff. There are many interesting ways you can look at what your buying a sneaker means.
I've developed a habit of looking at sneakers from afar. It's fun to look at them on the internet, but I'm more interested in buying only the shoes that I feel deserve a political purchase. I want my shoe purchase to say that I want to help support higher quality leather, lower prices, and better working conditions for those who make them. Nothing wrong with making shit in China, but with the suicide nets at Foxxcon and the fact that the places like Footlocker make more and more on a shoe makes it kind of disgusting to buy a $235 shoe knowing that the person making it is getting less than a $1 an hour, with no job security or insurance coverage whatsoever. It's why I hate to see discs that are made in mexico. It just reminds me of the Maquiladoras on the border in places like TJ.
Nahh. Black grapes are sick but I still prefer white grapes, idk maybe it feels its the classic look or the cleanness.
@ruize823 july release im assuming.
Ok I hear ya on money waisted and your points on Nike ripping us and workers off. On the other hand so are the stores we shop daily at Walmart Target Best Buy etc... U still shop there don't ya? Your iPhone or any smart phone you have to post this was made for few bucks and you still bought it. So stop being a hypocrite . People collect dolls guns action figures. Most of this is our hobby or something we enjoy so don't be a Debbie downer