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NBA Feet: Ray Allen – Air Jordan XVIII + XX “Christmas” PEs

December 25th, 2012 by | 10 comments

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Ray Allen’s making a habit of stealing the sneaker show, isn’t he? After showing off that sick Air Jordan XVI ‘Gold/Championship’ PE on Opening night, the longest-running Jordan Brand athlete wowed the crowd once more by wearing the Air Jordan XVIII and Air Jordan XX in incredible ‘Christmas’ inspired PEs. These holiday-geared pair of Air Jordans was certainly a major highlight in today’s exciting games, but that leads us to wonder if the Air Jordan XVIII and XX are due for a mass Retro re-release soon! More images of Ray’s kicks after the jump, so take a look and stay tuned to Sneaker News for a complete NBA Feet Christmas Day 2012 recap!

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Michael Jordan Hits Go-Ahead Jumper in 2003 All-Star Game

September 27th, 2012 by | 8 comments

was it the shoes 2003 all star game Michael Jordan Hits Go Ahead Jumper in 2003 All Star Game

The last time we featured Michael Jordan in an NBA All-Star Game, we focused on one of his not-so-MJ moments. A missed dunk happens to everyone, but if you’re Michael ‘Air’ Jordan, people have a hard time forgetting! It didn’t take long for Michael to erase that All-Star flub because just one year later in the 2003 All-Star Game, he reminded the millions of viewers around the world why he’s won six NBA Championships. Read up on this memorable moment of Michael Jordan’s career in tonight’s Was It The Shoes? and re-live one of the best All-Star Game moments in NBA history.

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Air Jordan ‘Rainbow Pack’

May 22nd, 2012 by | 76 comments

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It all started with that Air Jordan IV, showing up with the monochrome blocking on top that was unlike any Air Jordan colorway we’d seen before. After that the Air Jordan XVI and Air Jordan XII did the same, suggesting that the super colorful pairs were part of some over-arching theme never to make it to retail, sort of in the same vein as the ‘History of Flight’ or ‘Pantone’ series. Well folks, Pandora’s box has officially been opened-it turns out the set spans quite the range, starting at the Air Jordan 1 and reaching all the way up to last year’s Air Jordan 2011, created strictly for display purposes in the Spring 2011 season just like the aforementioned collections. Every two pairs along the way sports a slightly different shade, with the 25 separate models included pretty much spanning what the rainbow has to offer. Hit the jump with us to check out the crazy Air Jordan ‘Rainbow Pack’ courtesy of brokeonjordans on eBay and let us know which pair among them you like the most. Photos: brokeonjordans

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NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 4/13 – 4/15

April 16th, 2012 by | 14 comments

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There’s a little less than two weeks to go in the NBA season, but the NBA kicks just seem to get better and better. After debuting the Ambassador IV on Friday night, LeBron whipped out the Nike LeBron 9 Low in Black/Red against the Knicks on Sunday. The Garden seemed to be home to a lot of great sightings, because we saw the Air Jordan 2012, Air Jordan X, Kobe VII ‘Wolf’, and even John Wall’s ‘Beyond The Gold’ PE hit the Mecca floor. Other notables include Nate Robinson showing the Melo M8 some love, OJ Mayo rocking the tonal patent leather navy Air Max CB 34 HOH exclusives, and Timofey Mosgov boasting what might be the best iD colorway of the Huarache 2k4. The sneaker king of the week is without a doubt Monta Ellis, who showed up on Friday night with the Air Jordan XVI CDP and Air Jordan XVIII CDP (switching at halftime), and on Sunday with the Silver Anniversary XI. More of this weekend’s best footwear sightings, so take a look for a full recap of NBA Feet! Photos: espn

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Air Jordan XVIII ‘Pantone’ Sample – Available on eBay

April 2nd, 2012 by | 18 comments

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The ‘Pantone’ lineage that we’ve been featuring on Sneaker News over the last few months have us thinking: Where are these beauties coming from? Most of these samples are dated for Fall 2008, a year that marks the significant ’23′ milestone, but we know that Jordan Brand also put out a similar collection of University Blue’d out Air Jordans for that For The Love Of The Game set, but those featured a profound laser detail on the upper. So it’s clear that these are now making their way out to the hands of a lucky few, but it’ll take a pretty penny to get ‘em into your own hands, but this first look at the motorsports-inspired Air Jordan XVIII might have you reaching for your PayPal account because these are looking as jaw-dropping as ever. Flip through the gallery below and if you want to check out the asking price, visit the auction from m_power129 on eBay.

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Michael Jordan Through The Years: Air Jordan XVIII

March 24th, 2011 by | 1 comment

mj through the years air jordan xviii Michael Jordan Through The Years: Air Jordan XVIII

The 40-Year-Old Legend. Michael Jordan was set to retire at the end of the 2002-03 NBA Season, his second overall with the Washington Wizards and fifteenth overall in his career. By season’s end, MJ averaged 20 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals per game for the entire season; for anyone else, that stat-line could’ve been a career year, but for Michael, it was his lowest seasonal output. Michael did manage three 40-point games during the course of the season, which included a 45-point outburst against the Hornets on February 1st and a 43-point performance just days after his fortieth birthday. It didn’t matter that the Wizards were a sub-.500 team, or that Michael would officially end his career on a losing note; it was about his uncontainable love for the game, a passion that served as the driving force behind six NBA Championships, 5 MVPs, 6 NBA Finals MVPs, 10 Scoring Titles, and one of the most unlikeliest yet celebrated comebacks in the history of professional sports. It marked the next page of NBA superstar history, led by rising stars Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Allen Iverson, and Vince Carter, players who have risen to stardom using Michael as a blueprint. The league was in good hands.

There were plenty of memorable moments during his final season. Michael Jordan was not voted as a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, but was instead selected as a reserve. Starting Guards Tracy McGrady and Allen Iverson offered their positions to Michael, who declined the generous offer. It wasn’t until moments before the game where Vince Carter shoved Michael, literally, onto the court right before tip-off. Michael Jordan typically shines brightest in the spotlight; he finished the game with 20 points, capping off an amazing performance with a go-ahead bucket with seconds to go via his signature fadeaway jumper, followed by his signature raised fist in celebration. The second half of the season served as a farewell tour for Michael; arenas were packed to see Michael’s final moments in action, hoping for a taste of 90′s dominance that Michael so easily possessed with his pump fakes, fadeaway jumpers, and clutch defense. In his final game as a professional, Michael, who was on the bench with just minutes to go, was coerced into the game by the chants of the Philadelphia crowd. Michael entered for one final minute of glory, and left with 1:45 to go, returned to the bench, and was given a 3-minute standing ovation by his teammates, opponents, the crowd, and the officials.

During his final season, Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan XVIII, the eighteenth shoe in the Air Jordan Legacy. Designed by long-time Nike designer Tate Kuerbis, the XVIII was inspired by a various collection of Michael’s passions, which included Formula-1 racing, race-car driving shoes, fine italian dress shoes, and Michael’s own Lamborghini Murcielago. The Air Jordan XVIII was released in February 2003 in a Black/Sport Royal colorway, and later followed by a White/Sport Royal and White/Varsity Red version later in the year. Two low-top versions in White/University Blue and Black/Metallic Silver were also introduced that year, followed by a classic Chicago Bulls Black/Varsity Red in 2008. Continue reading for a full visual recap of Michael Jordan and the Air Jordan XVIII, and stay tuned to Sneaker News for the next installment of Michael Jordan Through The Years.

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