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Is It Worth It? A Look Back at Crazy Sneaker Releases and Campouts

April 3rd, 2014 by | 58 comments

crazy sneaker releases Is It Worth It? A Look Back at Crazy Sneaker Releases and Campouts

In preparation of today’s in-store release of the Supreme Foamposites, hordes of sneakerheads and brand loyalists gathered at the store locations in New York and Los Angeles with hopes of acquiring a pair in person. The mayhem at the NYC location forced the NYPD the cancel the in-store release in New York due to safety concerns, and the thousands that showed up were forced to go home and wait for the online release. The events that unfolded are a reminder that Nike’s efforts to keep these types of releases strictly digital have produced positive results, especially with the higher frequency of high profile items. However not everything can be done through an RSVP or Twitter Link Only system, and there was a time when chaos on release dates was to be expected.

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Air Jordan 1 High “Bred” – Leather/Canvas Sample

December 20th, 2013 by | 3 comments

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Half KO, half OG, all Air Jordan 1. This strange sample from the collection of notable name Phase 2 is one that splits its time between the more typical leather build of the original Air Jordan 1 and the canvas coating of the more mysterious Air Jordan 1 KO. Of course the sneakers sort of abandon any OG flavor by slapping a Jumpman on the back of this “Banned” colorway, but they’re otherwise a pretty cool retro mash-up of the early Air Jordan days. Continue reading for more images and let us know in the comments if you’ve ever seen a sample like this.

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Bred” – Available Early on eBay

September 23rd, 2013 by | 13 comments

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The Air Jordan 1 has had an unexpectedly big year for Jordan Brand with some classic OG releases filling the void in die-hard fans’ hearts with that classic ‘Nike Air’ branding finding its way back to the tongue and the Air Jordan 1 ‘Atlanta Hawks’ reminding everyone of the Jordan lineage. Today we get an up-close look at the OG “Banned” colorway that had Nike picking up a $5,000 fine everytime His Airness stepped on court with them. Luckily the only cash you’ll have to shell out for these is an easy $140 at retail, but you’ll have to do so on one of the last days of 2013, as these will hit retailers on December 28th (more on Jordan Release Dates). Continue reading to get a better look at his upcoming holiday release and if you can’t wait until December, pick them up today from ajaddiction on eBay.

Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG
Color: Black/Varsity Red-White
Style Code: 555088-023
Release Date: 12/28/13
Price: $140

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Air Jordan OG Collection Lot on eBay

March 4th, 2013 by | 14 comments

air jordan og collection lot on ebay Air Jordan OG Collection Lot on eBay

It’s only getting more and more difficult to pick up original Air Jordan pairs. As the number of Air Jordan collectors grows every year, the set number of vintage sneakers from the line continue to get snatched up, passed around, and un-deadstocked. Which is why this group is such a crazy opporunity if you’ve got the cash to make it happen. Shown is a group of OG Air Jordans in various conditions, including the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan VI, Air Jordan VII, Air Jordan VIII, Air Jordan IX, Air Jordan X, Air Jordan XI, Air Jordan XII, and the Air Jordan XIII. Take a look at all the pairs rounded up in the group after the jump, then take a look at the auction to purchase them from quentinours on eBay.

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Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’ OG B-Grade

April 7th, 2012 by | 20 comments

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Last year, the Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’ hit Nike Factory Stores in exclusive distribution, causing the first-ever outlet store campout in history. These Air Jordan 1s you see her are the original 1985 release of the infamous ‘Banned’ colorway that we’ve become so familiar with, but are we seeing the first run of B-Grade Air Jordans? For those uncertain of what ‘B-Grade’ denotes – it’s a mark/grade given to sneakers that have minor imperfections in manufacturing, deemed not suitable for retail stores and often sent to Nike Factory Stores. This particular pair is marked with an black ‘X’ on inner face of the tongue in a white box with what appears to be an official box-tag and a stamp that reads ‘BLEMISHED’, although the ‘blemish’ in question isn’t quite clear to the naked eye (much like most other B-Grades that hit the outlet shelves). With the numbers of manufactured units so high, there’s always bound to be a slight mishap or two (even the Concords hit outlets), but there have been plenty of ‘outlet-exclusive’ B-Grade Air Jordans in the past – like the Air Jordan XI ‘DMP’ that featured golden JORDAN lettering on the eyelets. We’ve got a look at this rare find below, so take a look and see what these sold for in this closed auction from sappronie on eBay.

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Air Jordan 1 ‘Michael vs. Santa’ Commercial

December 24th, 2011 by | 2 comments

air jordan 1 michael vs santa commercial Air Jordan 1 Michael vs. Santa Commercial

The holiday season is filled with familar symbols and signs of the various celebrations from all corners of the world, but perhaps none is more universally recognized than Santa Claus.  Then again, Santa might be up against some stiff competition with Michael Jordan, a man who nearly a decade after his last retirement, remains the most popular and recognizeable athlete in the entire world.  Santa’s been carrying quite a lot of Jays with him over the past few years as Michael and his Brand have come to dominate Christmas sneaker shopping with their annual Air Jordan XI Retros, and from the looks of the video you’ll see after the jump, they’ve actually been acquainted for quite a bit longer.  Check out this vintage Nike commercial spot showing Kris Kringle getting the short end of His Airness’ fancy footwork in a game of 1-on-1.  Both ‘players’ are wearing Air Jordan 1s, but does Santa steal the show with his ‘Banned’ colorway?  Happy holidays, Sneaker News readers, and check back with us for all the info you need to make 2012 a Happy New Year!

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Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’ Birthday Cake

October 25th, 2011 by | 13 comments

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It’s been a while since the last Sneaker Cake, but every time these tasty treats surface, we can’t help but show ‘em! Here’s a look at a sneaker cake molded in the form of the Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’, made for NT member CJDynasty’s 27th birthday, who shows off his celebratory masterpiece alongside the actual shoes. It’s apparent that these cake bosses are getting better and better by the day with these sneaker cakes, because the detail on this ‘Banned’ cake is rather impressive; the perforations on the toe-box, the Nike Air logo on the tongue, and the ‘Banned’ X logo on the shoes as well as on the box are all spot on! Sneaker News wishes a Happy Birthday to a fellow sneakerhead, but for the rest of you, enjoy the sweet pics below!

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