With events like the MTV Video Music Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards to his credit this year, DJ Khaled is taking on another big hosting gig — Michigan Basketball's Jordan Brand uniform unveiling.Next Friday, Khaled will be at the Crisler Center for a night of celebration with Michigan's men's and women's basketball teams. Luis SanchezWith the crazy amount of Air Jordans releasing this year, it's only fitting that we see a collaboration between kings of the headwear, New Era and Jordan Brand. Available this Saturday, the 24th, this pair retails for $140 and launchs at Foot Locker, House of Hoops, and online.Do you like seeing an iD option available at retail like this? Does it make you any less likely to iD a shoe in the future? Special Nike Space Program emblems appear on each heel.The Nike Lunar Force 1 Hi WOW QS in White / Metallic Silver launches at select accounts, including mita sneakers, on Saturday, October 12. Adding on to the non-OG releases this year for the shoe is this pair, which almost looks like an "Escape" outtake with its darker tones. Kicks Lab's collection of rare shoes on display is alone worth the visit.View Larger Map Chapter World3-22-7 Jingumae Shibuya-kuA Harajuku original, Chapter World continues to attract Tokyo's sneaker crowd decades after it first opened its doors (it's been called one of the 50 Best Sneaker Stores of All Time).
Much like those kicks your grandpa has been wearing for years, a number of silhouettes have seen the strap replace shoe laces in recent years. The new shoe isn't guaranteed to get you closer to any world records, but it should fit the bill for training activities you might have.The sneaker release date on these gold Ashton Eaton Lunar Caldras is set for Dec. Adding some conrast to the clean look, we see white hitting the laces and eyestay, along with the collar lining and midsole below.Stay tuned to Sole Collector for further details on the Nike Air Max 95 Jacquard.via OregonSole words_Brandon RichardLater this month, the Air Jordan Retro 2 will return in a colorway that certainly captures his Tar Heel love. In the meantime, readers will have to file this one away in the category of toddler one-offs of collabs that they'll never obtain. Brennan Hiro WilliamsAfter a brief hiatus, Benny Gold's seasonal Doughboy New Era returns this season with a re-tooled emblem. A cease and desist order from the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox (and former baseball home of Michael Jordan), effectively discontinued the production of Benny's original Doughboy New Era, a design inspired by Ice Cube's character in the film Boyz n the Hood. After some re-tooling, incorporating the number 16 from the Benny Gold flagship's address, the Doughboy returns this season in three colorways.
“Whenever I wear really old shoes, I have Jay [Gaspar, Suns’ equipment manager] have a pair on the sideline waiting for me so I can throw them on real quick."On the plus side, at least Tucker’s affinity for playing in rare and vintage kicks hasn’t caused any issues with his sneaker sponsor, Nike. With news of a new release date comes a new set of photos of the Rice Kobe's, which sport a moss green, green apple and black colorway. Sunburst takes center stage along the midsole, while atomic green handles the tongue branding and outsole sitting below.Look for the Black/Sunburst-Atomic Green Nike Eric Koston to release next month at authorized Nike Skateboarding retailers nationwide.via Dunk Brandon RichardDid you miss out on Li-Ning's "Year of the Dragon" Pack? Looking to try out Evan Turner's Turningpoint signature shoe? Want to relive the Olympics with country-specific hoop jerseys for players like Pau Gasol and Manu Ginobili? Li-Ning is offering you the opportunity to do all of that this weekend at a discounted rate.To celebrate Labor Day, Shop Li-Ning is holding a sale that gives customers 30% off all orders. A slightly different cut was used for the 2011, which also uses contrasting colors to bring out the shapes within the design of the body. The Jordan AJ 12 Two-3 shirts use the same sick face logo that the 2009 version of this shoe used on its tongue.For what it's worth, this year's pair of Jordan 12s in the original black/red scheme won't use the logo and will instead be more oriented toward the original release with a remastered build.Find these Jordan 12 shirts here.
If that's you, the Air Zoom Generation will almost certainly make you feel the part of the king.Who's Worn It:LeBron James (G- Cleveland Cavaliers)Nike Air Zoom Generation Review Updateby Professor K, posted March 10, 2004He's helping rebuild the chronically underachieving Cavaliers, reenergizing interest in the NBA, and reinvigorating Nike's signature shoe line-up. There is an "SNS" logo hit on the heel as well to tie the sneaker back to its designers.The Ultra Boost goes with a less literal approach and feautures a mix of white and black Primeknit and a white sole. Let us know if you're all-in on this collab and stick with Sole Collector for launch updates.UPDATE: The Concepts x New Balance Made in USA 997 'Rosé' will release on Saturday, November 8 at Concepts stores. Wazani speaks about the importance of staying true to the Converse heritage, the Star Player EVO being one of the lightest shoes on the market, and their new Contain locking system. via Kim Klement for USA Today Sportsby Brandon RichardCurrently in an obvious state of transition, Reebok's basketball category has lost one of its long-time endorsers.Gerald Green had worn the brand's shoes off-and-on since entering the league in 2005. Drop some blue denim on there with white leather, and a little brown as an ode to the cigar he's holding, and you’re looking at something that’ll start one too many flame wars on the Twitters. Air Jordan 6 "SNL" In the years before he’d become a Tumblr legend, Jordan consistently toed the line between struggle and swagger.