When it comes to re-releases, Nike tends to be king, but it seems as if Reebok is ready to get in on the action. The famous brand is set to release the Answer DMX 10 kicks from the vault May 23 at midnight. According to Hypebeast, the sneakers were originally created in 1997 as the signature sneaker of famed basketball star Allen Iverson following his rookie year.
Not only do the kicks represent Iverson's all-star season, it also pays homage to the nickname bestowed upon him in the same year - the Answer. With such a high-profile sneaker, it's no surprise Reebok pulled out all the stops to ensure fans rocking these shoes got the top-of-the-line technology made available back in the late '90s.
Such updates included the DMX 10 moving air technology as well as the first ever "I3" logo. KicksonCourt reports the sneakers boast a mostly black leather colorway with pops of gold on the logo and the tongue. Fans might also enjoy the retro vibes of the thicker heel and the classic Reebok sign on the side of the kicks. Those interested in picking up the Answer DMX 10s can check out Jimmy Jazz stores or JimmyJazz.com at midnight. The kicks are set to sell for $150.
Are you excited about this re-release? What other sneakers are you hoping will come out?
With a name like the OG "Black Toe" it's no wonder so many sneakerheads will be lining up to snatch up a pair of these Air Jordan kicks. The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OGs, as they're formally known, were originally released in 2007 as a part of the Jordan brand's "Old Love/New Love" series and were met with praise and delight.
According to Hypebeast, the sneakers are set to be up for grabs again May 25 and fans are sure to line up to secure a pair of these fresh kicks in time for summer. The Black Toe shoes are appropriately nicknamed thanks to the kicks' classic black toe box paired with red heel panels and white leather on the top of the toe box. Pops of white continue on the side panels, while the true red hue makes up the back. Black laces and the iconic Nike "swoosh" sign keep the kicks retro.
Fans trying to secure these sneakers will have to be on their toes - literally - as XXL magazine is reporting this re-release is one of the most anticipated of the year. Those interested in scoring the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OGs can check out JimmyJazz.com or head to a Jimmy Jazz store location.
Are these the kicks you've been waiting all year for?
Skateboarding has become more mainstream and popular throughout both urban and suburban regions around the nation. Because of this, select Jimmy Jazz locations will soon be catering to the needs of its clients by offering kicks from the Supra Footwear Collection. Casual Lifestyle reports the brand was created by Angel Cabada, a skateboarder from Orange County, Calif. After working a string of dead-end jobs, Cabada decided to start his own clothing brand, TSA.
The company remained popular for about 10 years before Cabada decided to part ways with his business partner. In 2002 the now-savvy businessman opted to start his next line, KR3W, with the help of One Distribution, which solely focused on clothing. He then branched out on his own to create Supra Footwear, a name that means "above and beyond" in Latin, the news outlet reports.
Over the years, Supra Footwear has continued to evolve, and now the company sponsors a slew of professional skateboarders. According to Supra's official website, the brand sponsors Chad Muska, Lucien Clarke, Stevie Williams, Neen Williams and Kevin Romar among others.
Are you excited to score Supra Footwear kicks?
Some fans might have thought Jay-Z would struggle to find his groove as a sports agent, but his latest move might have even the most critical haters out there changing their tune. Taking a note from other famed agents, Jay opted to show college basketball star Skylar Diggins, a recent Notre Dame graduate, he wants her on his team.
BET reports Hov surprised the graduate with a brand new Mercedes-Benz to congratulate her on her accomplishment and getting picked in the draft. Diggins was selected third overall at the 2013 WNBA draft pick and she signed to Jay's Roc Nation Sports agency in April. Diggins signed with the Tulsa Shock and was just that - shocked - by her expensive gift from Jay.
"I got 99 problems, but a Benz ain't one," Diggins posted on her Instagram and Twitter accounts along with a photo of her new ride.
Jay seems to be showing the love to women athletes and agents, as Forbes reports the business savvy rapper recently hired Kimberly Ann Miale from Boston, Ma., as a contract advisor for Roc Nation Sports. Miale was brought on board to help represent any football players Jay's new company scores.
Do you think Jay is doing well as an agent? Are you surprised by the gift he got Diggins?
Charles Barkley was a force on the court, though fans of today most likely tune in for his outrageous sports commentary on NBC. Despite his popularity off the court, some sneaker enthusiasts might be thrilled to learn his wild kicks from his time with the Phoenix Suns, the Nike Barkley Posite Max, will be released May 18.
According to Kicks On Fire, the latest in the Nike family is full of life and color, just like Barkley himself. The sneakers boast an almost entirely purple colorway with fun silver crocodile print adding major flair to the bottom portion of the kicks. Sneakerheads are sure to look fly when they rock these shoes, as they also feature an orange midsole, Nike Swoosh symbols and pops of teal on the sole of the high-tops.
The colors work perfectly to pay homage to Barkley's time on the Suns team. Sole Collector reports the scaly texture of the sneakers also plays on Barkley's personality - representing Barkley's Godzilla alter ego. Fans looking to add these kicks to their collection might also be pumped to learn the outsole glows in the dark. Those interested in purchasing the Nike Barkley Posite Max - Phoenix Suns can check out Jimmy Jazz stores or JimmyJazz.com.
Monica made a name for herself in the late 1990's with her hit single "The Boy is Mine" alongside Brandy, and now she's back in the news for having a boy (or a girl). BET reports the R&B singer, who is married to Phoenix Suns star Shannon Brown, announced her pregnancy on her social media page.
Monica not only let followers in on her and Brown's happy news, but gave fans a glimpse of her growing bump in her Instagram shot, which she also posted on Twitter. The photo was accompanied by a message letting her followers in on her little secret.
"5 months & counting," the singer simply stated.
Brown also expressed his overwhelming excitement, sharing another snapshot of him and Monica attending an event. The photo clearly shows off the singer's bump. The basketball player added his thoughts on the impending arrival, writing, "Hallelujah!!! Thank God!!! Thank you Jesus!!! I'm so Blessed!!!" on Instagram and Twitter.
According to BET, this will be the couple's first child together, though Monica has two sons, Romelo and Rocko with ex-love, rapper Rocko. Brown also has one child, son Shannon Christopher, from a previous relationship.
Are you surprised by Monica and Brown's announcement?
Just call him Jerry Maguire because Jay-Z is looking to show some athletes the money. Spanish newspaper Sport is reporting the rapper-turned-sports-agent has his sights set on signing Brazilian soccer star Neymar to his Roc Nation Sports agency. Neymar plays for Santos, and the 21-year-old athlete is certainly a hot commodity.
The young Santos star also boasts personality, a flair for fashion and good looks, making him a perfect fit for Jay and his latest endeavor. In fact, SportsPro Magazine named him as the world's most marketable athlete in 2010, with the editor claiming he's a triple threat.
"Neymar is very much the perfect storm: young, gifted and with an Olympics and a home World Cup on the horizon," editor David Cushnan said back in 2010. "He is already a superstar in Brazil, one of the world's most robust economies and a vast market to boot."
Sport newspaper is also reporting Jay has his sights set on signing a few other Brazilian-born athletes including PSG's Lucas Moura and Leandro Damiao who plays for Internacional.
Do you think the rumors are true? Do you think these players would consider signing to Jay's label?
Fans of famed baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. are most likely thrilled to learn that his popular Nike Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey kicks will soon be back on the shelves. In fact, the sneakers, which come in a variety of fresh colorways, are set to be re-released May 11. Sneaker News reports one of the most popular styles of the collection is the turquoise sneaker with pops of neon yellow, perfect for the bright colored craze that's still sweeping the nation.
Not only do the bold colors stand out on their own, but people walking by are also likely to stop and stare at who's wearing these kicks thanks to their unique patterns. The 360 Diamond Griff's, as they've come to be called by fans, boast what's meant to look like three blue waves on the sides, mixed in with neon green crisscross vertical stripes that seem to imitate lasers.
Aside from the colors, sneakerheads might also be psyched that the kicks are comfortable to wear. According to Kicks on Fire, the cross-training sneakers have a Dynamic Flywire upper for ultimate support.
Extra Butter NY adds that even though the latest sneakers to be brought back from the Griffey collection are a perfect addition to a collector's summer wardrobe, they aren't the only colorway of the shoe that's been released from the vault this year. In fact, the red and white version of the Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey's came out just a month earlier on April 16. This earlier version boasts an almost all-red look with just a few pops of white, mainly on the wave lines, the lace holes and wherever the famous Nike swoosh symbol shows up.
Fans excited about the release of the Nike Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey kicks in the neon and turquoise style can check out Jimmy Jazz locations or Jimmy Jazz's website to pick up a pair May 11.
Are you excited about the re-release of these sneakers?
Time is likely standing still for sneakerheads around the nation who are anxiously awaiting the midnight release of the Air Jordan 5 Retro kicks. Not only are these sneakers going to be a perfect addition to any summer wardrobe, they also fit right in with the popular, old-school vibes of 2013.
According to Sneaker Files, the shoes, which boast a white, emerald, grape and ice blue colorway, are perhaps more in style now than they were during their original release. In fact, when the kicks were first created in 1990, they were anything but popular with consumers. The sneakers sat on the shelves for months and were then sold at a discounted price.
Times have certainly chanced, as now fans will be lining up at retail stores like Jimmy Jazz or checking out the Jimmy Jazz website to try and get their hands on these too-cool-for-their-time kicks. The sneakers, which cost $124.99 in 1990 and will go for around $160 in 2013, feature an all white-body with accent pops of purple, green and black, making them the perfect summer accessory.
Are you going to try and pick up a pair of these kicks at midnight?
U.S. gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas should have been on cloud nine after her impressive win at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but her golden moment was overshadowed by controversy. The young gymnast was hit with critique over the way her hair looked while she was competing.
Douglas' mom, Natalie Hawkins, openly slammed the criticism in an interview with Fashionista website shortly after the controversy in late summer 2012, telling readers that haters had no right to come at Douglas for such a mundane thing.
"How ignorant is it of people to comment on her hair and she still has more competitions to go," Hawkins told the news outlet. "Are you TRYING to ruin her self confidence? She has to go out there and feel good about herself, and if she feels good about herself on that floor, who are YOU to criticize her?"
Despite Hawkins coming to her daughter's aid, Douglas has stayed quiet about the issue until now. The gold medalist recently opened up to Huffington Post Live about the incident. Douglas shared that she decided not to focus on the controversy because it would have ruined her huge accomplishment. Instead, she opted to enjoy the fact that she not only won the all-around gold medal, but also that she was the first African American woman to do so in the category.
Were you surprised people attacked Douglas for her hair? Do you think she handled it correctly?