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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.

Complex’s Complete Sneaker Guide To Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’

December 20th, 2011 by | 6 comments

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Spike Lee seems to leave a profound mark in whatever realm he steps foot on. Already considered to be one of the iconic film directors of our generation and noted sneakerheads of the sub-culture, Spike Lee’s interests have crossed over from time to time – most notably in the 1989 film ‘Do The Right Thing’. Nikes and Air Jordans are easily spotted throughout the entire movie, which is a rather accurate depiction of the popularity of sneakers in the inner city; kicks like the Air Jordan IV, Nike Air Trainer III, and Nike Air Force II are just some of what can be seen during many of the memorable scenes. Even more recently, Jordan Brand has released a few select Air Jordan Retros in inspired colorways, like the Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan III. We’ve got a quick sampling of Complex’s latest list below, so take a look and head to Complex for the full feature.

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Spike Lee ‘Mars Blackmon’ Toy By Uncle York

December 7th, 2011 by | 4 comments

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Plenty of sneakerheads cite the feeling of being a kid again for the reason behind their collecting. You know, chasing down that one pair that mom wouldn’t let you buy or that you missed out on on release date. You know what else can make you feel like a kid again? Action figures. And if they revolve around the world of sneakers that’s two birds with one stone right? Recently we saw the RUN DMC x adidas Originals Superstar 80′s accompanied by vinyl figurines of Run and DMC, and of course there was the Nike Mag 2011 ceramic replica that served as a consolation prize to those who couldn’t get the real thing. The latest in toys for sneaker enthusiasts is this Spike Lee ‘Mars Blackmon’ action figure, with Spike represented as his character in the classic ad series that helped galvanize the Air Jordan craze. Check out the detailed shots of the figure, including the mini ‘Fire Red’ Air Jordan III’s, and grab one of these from Uncle York.

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Spike Lee x Air Jordan III – Vintage Sweater on eBay

November 5th, 2011 by | 17 comments

vintage jordan spike sweater 01 Spike Lee x Air Jordan III   Vintage Sweater on eBay

Just how much of an impact has Spike Lee made on the Air Jordan legacy and the sneaker game? Well, if you’re holding in your hands a brand-new pair of the Air Jordan Spiz’ike ‘Knicks’ Pack that dropped today, you already know. Vintage Nike/Air Jordan gear brings back some fond memories of what some sneaker aficionados will deem the ‘golden age’ for Nike, and this sweater you see here is a perfect example. With Michael Jordan palming Spike Lee’s head and carrying him above ground while wearing the Air Jordan III is a perfect representation of the style of Nike gear and its advertisements from back then. Just look how young they look! Take a look below for an extra visual treat as well as a video of the Air Jordan III commercial with Spike Lee and check out the auction for this sweater from retrojunk4sale on eBay.

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Jordan Spiz’ike – Blue + Orange | Release Reminder

November 4th, 2011 by | 19 comments

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Go NY Go NY Go! If you’ve ever watched or attended a Knicks Home game, chances are you’ve seen Spike Lee sitting courtside, chopping it up with fellow hardcore Knickerbocker fans, yelling at the men in striped shirts, or jumping up and down after Stoudemire or Melo sinks a bucket. Tomorrow, Jordan Brand will grace him with two new colorways of the Jordan Spiz’ike – a Blue and Orange ‘Knicks’ variety that’ll sure put a smile on his face. Of course, Spike rocked these in the summer during the Knicks Playoff games, but now’s your chance to rock them with pride because they’ll officially hit Jordan Brand retailers like Moe’s Sneaker Spot tomorrow. We’ve got a detailed gallery below so take a look and don’t miss out on a pair by getting one now on eBay.

Jordan Spiz’ike ‘Knicks’
Orange Flash/Blue Ribbon-Black-White
315371-805
11/05/11
$175

Blue Ribbon/Orange Flash-Black-White
315371-405
11/05/11
$175

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Jordan Spiz’ike & Melo M8 NYC Scavenger Hunt

November 3rd, 2011 by | 14 comments

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Spike Lee has long been repping Air Jordans in NYC, but now with the arrival of Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks, Jordan Brand has finally made the Big Apple a more official home away from home. Earlier today, we gave you a heads up that Spike will be appearing at the 34th Street Footaction on Saturday, but it looks like JB has more in store for the upcoming weekend. To celebrate the release of some very New York inspired colorways of both Melo and Spike’s shoes, over the next few days, Jordan Brand will be paying homage to the NYC roots of both and hooking up some lucky New Yorkers in the process. Eight sets of amazing signed commemorative boxes will be strategically placed around the city on Friday and Saturday in some spots that hold specific significance to Carmelo and Spike. Jordan will be tweeting clues about the locations starting tomorrow and the first person to solve each clue and find the Jordan street team at the corresponding spot will win both pairs. Eight different locations, eight different winners. Check out the amazing prizes that await after the jump and be sure to follow @jumpman23 on Twitter for the scavenger hunt clues. Good luck to all!

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The 10 Best Air Jordan Spiz’ikes Of All-Time

November 3rd, 2011 by | 27 comments

10 best spizikes all time complex 02 The 10 Best Air Jordan Spizikes Of All Time

Spike Lee played a major role in the earlier Air Jordan ad campaigns as well as promoting the relevance of the Air Jordan in pop culture. In 2006, Jordan Brand paid Spike the biggest honor by giving him his own sneaker, utilizing the prize elements of the Air Jordan III, IV, V, VI, and IX (you can find more details about the Spiz’ikes here), and with the release of the ‘Knicks’ colorways, consider the Spiz’ike coming full circle to Spike Lee’s hardcore allegiance to the New York Knicks. With that said, Complex compiled a list of the 10 best Air Jordan Spiz’ikes of all-time, meaning the chances of any Spiz’ike making this list is better than a coin-flip. We’ve got a small crop of their picks below, but head to Complex to see the list in its entirety after you let us know what your favorite Spiz’ike colorway is.

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Spike Lee To Sign ‘Knicks’ Spiz’ikes in NYC

November 3rd, 2011 by | 10 comments

spike lee signing knicks spizikes 1 Spike Lee To Sign Knicks Spizikes in NYC

In the absence of actual basketball in the Big Apple, recent news breaking on Twitter might be the most significant NYC roundball happening this November.  Cinema jack of all trades Spike Lee is known to be one of the biggest New York Knicks fans in the world, and since his seats at Madison Square Garden are sitting empty, he’ll be free to sign a few pairs of the new Jordan Spiz’ike ‘Knicks Pack’ releases this Saturday at 10am at the Footaction on 7th Avenue.  Click through for more and let us know if you plan on camping out to get a pair of Spike-signed Spizikes.

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