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Kicksology.net Returns Ten Years Later

September 24th, 2014 by | No comments

kicksology returns Kicksology.net Returns Ten Years Later

Before the age of social media, blogs, and YouTube, the digital sneaker world was comprised of three destinations – Niketalk, ISS forums, and Kicksology.net. The first two were, of course, community forums in which users could discuss sneaker releases, surprise finds, leaked photos (Anyone remember the Air Jordan XVI sketches popping up on NT?), but Kicksology was a beast of its own. The site was run by Ernest Kim aka Professor K., who provided the most thorough breakdowns of basketball shoes; it was the go-to source for basketball sneaker reviews, crisp photos of said shoes (those bland yet signature white background snaps were allegedly taken in his bathroom), and generally a place to kill loads of time while learning more about basketball design and performance through the eyes of a well-versed individual.

Kicksology shut down in 2004, taking its entire database of hoop shoe literature with it, but a few days ago Professor K (who’s been working at Nike for a minute) announced that it would be revived to some degree. Don’t expect new reviews (he’s leaving that to the new wave of experts), but rather the occasional bringback of an OG article in conjunction with a recent Retro, his other sneaker-related and unrelated thoughts, and much more from one of the most influential minds in the sneaker game. For the younger members in the sneaker community, consider this a real treat. For the older ones, yes – it’s been a full decade since Kicksology closed down. Keep your eye on Kicksology.net (he just republished his first Air Flightposite review from 2000), and let us know what you think of this “comeback”!

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Back To Cleveland With The Nike LeBron 12 “Heart Of The Lion”

September 24th, 2014 by | No comments

heart of the lion lebron 12 Back To Cleveland With The Nike LeBron 12 Heart Of The Lion

Home is where the heart is, and for LeBron, he couldn’t ignore the message any longer. LeBron will once again step foot on the Quicken Loans Arena as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and will likely do so wearing the LeBron 12 “Heart of the Lion”, which doubles as a Cavaliers “Home” colorway. The “Heart of the Lion” colorway, according to Nike Basketball Color Lead Eugene Rogers, comes from the daring color-blocking on the sneaker; the bright red MegaFuse upper stretches with every cut that LeBron makes, mimicking the natural movements of a beating heart. Look out for these to hit Nike Basketball retailers on October 30th, and check out this exclusive detailed gallery below.

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Sean Cliver x Nike SB Dunk Low “Disposable”

September 24th, 2014 by | No comments

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Legendary skateboard artist Sean Cliver gets his turn at Nike immortality as we get a preview look at an upcoming Nike SB Dunk Low release designed in his honor. It features the familiar typefont on the heel and some special insoles that depict the cover from the Disposable: A History Of Skateboard Art, and will surely be a coveted item for well-versed fans of skateboarding and its history. We’ll hit you with more info and release dates as it arrives, so check out the preview shots below and stay tuned for the latest.

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Foot Locker Presents HORSE With James Harden

September 24th, 2014 by | No comments

horse with james harden foot locker Foot Locker Presents HORSE With James Harden

Think you can pull off more trick shots than an NBA player? More specifically, James Harden? Foot Locker’s presenting you the opportunity to take the man down – all you have to do is record a video of yourself (Vine, Instagram, or Youtube) pulling off a sick shot or dunk and tag @footlocker #HorseWithHarden to get their attention. Harden will then select a group of submissions and attempt to stay alive without spelling out the word (y’all know the drill). Check out the video below for more details.

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Saucony Jazz “Luxury Pack” – Sand – Red

September 24th, 2014 by | No comments

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Saucony’s presence in the headlines is on the come-up, largely in part due to the great releases and collaborations coming our way. This pair of the old-school Jazz is from the “Luxury Pack”, which features a mix of regal tones that live up to the billing. At the forefoot is a clean sand beige suede, while a deep wine red comprises the rest of the sections; while the shoes are priced to be affordable, there’s no doubt that having these on creates a high-end look and feel. Do you agree? Get a look at the extra angles below and drop us a comment.

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Nike KD 7 “Bad Apple”

September 23rd, 2014 by | No comments

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Kevin Durant’s got a lot going on this week; he’s got an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and a 25th birthday coming up this weekend, but soon enough all the fun will slow down as he gets ready to lead the OKC Thunder to the Playoffs. Perhaps he’ll wear this new KD 7 colorway to start the season – the “Bad Apple” colorway that borrows the celebrated Yeezy 2 colorway from 2012. A release date has been set for October 4th, so check out the additional photos and let us know if this is the best KD 7 colorway to date.

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Drake in Nike LeBron 12

September 23rd, 2014 by | No comments

drake in lebron 12 Drake in Nike LeBron 12

Drake takes his shoegame to the future as he puts a halt on the retro Jordans and wears the LeBron 12 on-stage. On his feet is vivid “6 Meridians” colorway of the upcoming LeBron sneaker, which is set for a release on November 29th. It’s not the greatest photo, but how does the LeBron 12 look on-feet? Check out Drake’s full photo below and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more LeBron 12 updates.

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