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SPIKE LEE Spike Lee is a film director who played a key role in the early years of the Air Jordan line, endorsing the sneakers via his Mars Blackmon character in ad campaigns. Lee has maintained a close role with Jordan Brand since, resulting in hybrid models like the Jordan Spiz’ike and the Jordan Son of Mars being named after him.

The Original Jordan Spiz’ike is Back

August 3rd, 2014 by | 29 comments

jordan spizike retro 1 The Original Jordan Spizike is Back

This Saturday, Jordan Brand will re-insert the original Jordan Spiz’ike release from 2006 back into the fold. The White, Green, and Red colorway is inspired by Spike Lee’s production company known as 40 Acres and a Mule, while the design of the sneaker itself is a hybrid of the Air Jordan III, IV, V, VI, and XX – five sneakers that the Brooklyn-bred filmmaker helped bring to the world. Nikestore will release these sneakers on Saturday, August 9th at 8 AM in limited quantity (29,032 pairs to be exact), so check out the official gallery below and stay tuned for the latest in Jordan Release Dates and more.

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Spike Lee in Nike Air Foamposite One “Knicks”

January 14th, 2014 by | 28 comments

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Spike Lee has gotta be feeling pretty good right now, as his New York Knicks are currently on a five game winning streak. What’s more, one of those wins came against the Miami Heat-a formidable opponent to say the least. Spike showed up to that game looking ever more Knicked out than usual thanks to his “Knicks” Foamposites on feet. Get another look at the coveted pair of Foamposites, one that we’re assuming at this point isn’t headed to retail, with us below and stay tuned to see what sort of exclusives Spike gets blessed with next.

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Will There Be Another Air Jordan “He Got Game”?

January 8th, 2014 by | 5 comments

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One of the bigger “in other news…” headlines in the sporting world was the possibility of a He Got Game sequel. Ray Allen, who will wear the iconic J. Shuttlesworth on the back of his jersey on January 21st, has confirmed discussions with Spike regarding a sequel to the movie – so long as production, the cast, and the script live up to the bill. As you may already know, a major subplot of the film was the collection of sneakers spotted during the movie and the Air Jordan XIII that Jake Shuttlesworth (portrayed by Denzel Washington) purchased. Do you think sneakers will play a big role in this upcoming movie? If so, what Air Jordan shoe do you expect to rise to the occasion? Another “He Got Game” Retro would be a nice development for future Jordan shoes, so let us know what you’d like to see go down.

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Cole Haan Lunargrand “Knicks Playoffs” for Spike Lee by Revive Customs

May 6th, 2013 by | 3 comments

cole haan knicks revive spike 1 Cole Haan Lunargrand Knicks Playoffs for Spike Lee by Revive Customs

Spike Lee’s shoe-game has gone “grown” recently, much in part due to Revive Customs and his insane redone Lunargrands done just for the Brooklyn-born film director. This latest custom features a tonal orange upper with a classic Knicks blue Lunar midsole and the jersey mesh print on the upper for that sporty touch on this refined shoe. Finishing off the custom is the custom “SL” logo on the heel inspired by the original Cole Haan logo, the throwback Knicks logo on the right insole, and a pixelated version of the Mars Blackmon logo on the left insole. What’s better is that Spike wore these during Game 6, when the Knicks clinched their second-round playoff berth. We’ve got a high-res gallery below, so give it a look and let us know if you’d cop these Knicks-inspired Cole Haan Lunargrands if they ever dropped in store!

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Complex TV – Quickstrike: Episode 10 – Featuring Spike Lee

May 3rd, 2013 by | 3 comments

complex tv quickstrike episode 10 Complex TV – Quickstrike: Episode 10   Featuring Spike Lee

Quickstrike continues to kill it with the special guests, this time bringing in a man who was rocking OG Air Jordans while you were still in diapers. That man is Spike Lee, who sits down with both Russ and Clark to discuss his history with the Jordan Brand and how he managed to wrangle his own silhouette out of the team. The hosts also touch on the hot-button issue of free sneakers and the jealousy-inducing hierarchy of product seeding. Stay with us after the jump for the full episode and let us know in the comments if you think is the best one yet what with the appearance of Mars Blackmon himself.

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Jackson Lee Previews Jordan Son of Mars Low Colorways

April 26th, 2013 by | 5 comments

jordan son of mars low jackson lee Jackson Lee Previews Jordan Son of Mars Low Colorways

The Jordan Brand love runs in the family as Spike Lee’s son Jackson was given his own sneaker called the Jordan Son of Mars Low. The Son of Mars category began last year, but Jackson had some input in the design of this new hybrid sneaker, which combines the magnificent era of Air Jordan III through VI. In addition to the “Tour Yellow” and tomorrow’s “Grape Ice”, Jackson gives us an advanced look at the “DTRT” colorway and a fourth version that appears to have “White/Cement” flavor. More images below as well as a close-up of Jackson’s Mars-inspired logo, so take a look and let us know if you’re copping tomorrow’s release of the “Grape Ice”.

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Jordan Brand Classic 2013 – Event Recap

April 14th, 2013 by | 1 comment

jordan brand classic 2013 event recap Jordan Brand Classic 2013   Event Recap

Part of the equation Jordan Brand Classic 2013 is basketball, and the showcasing of young talent and future superstars. But another part of the equation, one just as crucial, is the goal of bringing together a mini-community of athletes and providing them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience crafted by the Jordan Brand. Leading up to the trio of games on Saturday, the kids bopped around NYC and discovered the heritage of the brand throughout the city, from a sit down event with Spike Lee and Sway out in Brooklyn to a trip to Gleason’s Gym for some boxing with Andre Ward.

Of course yet another aspect of the event is its star studded status, one that was particularly prevalent this year thanks to this year’s New York/Brooklyn locale. Countless athletes, rappers, and the like were spotted courtside (Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Victor Cruz, and Fabolous just to name a few). And then there was the Drake concert immediately following the final game which brought everybody out of their seats at the culmination of the evening. Continue reading to see what the Jordan Brand Classic kids were up to before the games went down, the celebrities that showed up, Drake’s explosive performance, and more in our Jordan Brand Classic 2013 event recap.

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