Leave it to LeBron James to come out with a pair of kicks so bold and brilliant people will literally be able to start a party with their shoes. Fans hoping to get their hands on the Nike LeBron X Elite will need to stay up late Friday night since they'll be released at midnight. Not only are these sneakers ahead of their time in terms of technology, but the bright and out-of-this-world colors are perfect for summer.
According to Sole Collector it's hard to decide if the sneakers are futuristic or a play on old school '80s fashion. Perhaps they're a perfect marriage of the two, thanks to the turquoise, neon yellow/green and violet colorway. The vibrant and almost radioactive-looking sneakers are made of a turquoise body with neon green/yellow laces, soles and Nike "swoosh" signs on either side. Add in a band of violet and speckled carbon fiber paneling and you've got the LeBron X Elite.
Fans of James likely saw these kicks in action when he wore the hard to miss sneakers during the Heat's April series against the Boston Celtics, Sneaker News reports. Fans can get their hands on these conversation pieces for a cool $260 by visiting Jimmy Jazz locations or JimmyJazz.com.
Are you a fan of these bold and beautiful sneakers? Will you be dropping the big bucks to score a pair?
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?
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.
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?
Nike continues to stay ahead of the pack - both in terms of sneaker style and keeping up with technology. The popular shoe and athletic clothing brand is at it again with its latest social media website, Nike PHOTOiD. According to Freshness magazine, the site is a unique service that "allows users to tap on pictures from their personal Instagram accounts and then apply their favorite colors in the snapshot to a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers using the color palette option offered via the site.
Sneakers available to personalize include the Nike Air Max I iD, Nike Air Max 90 iD and the Nike Air Max 95 iD. Don't have a smartphone? No worries. The fun program can be used with tablets or on computers. Plus, fans of the idea, but not necessarily the price tag that creating their own shoes comes with, can still have fun making the sneakers based off of their favorite sunset picture and then they can post the shoes to their social media outlets to show off their unique kicks.
Gizmodo reports playing around with the different colorways is half the fun. Fans of the application have already embraced the idea - creating sneakers out of the colors of everything from their fast food meal and their salad to a sunny day by the pool and a funny Halloween costume.
If you do decide to purchase the kicks you create, be prepared to pay a pretty penny. According to the news source, the Nike Air Max I iD and the Nike Air Max 90 iD run for $135, while the more advanced Nike Air Max 95 iD will run you upwards of $220.
Do you like the unique idea behind Nike PHOTOiD? Are you going to play around with the Instagram-based website?
Technology is continuing to change the way people use the computers, communicate with each other and get their work done. Now, it seems sneakerheads will no longer have glares cast in their direction for talking to their beloved kicks - adidas has teamed up with Google to create the first talking shoe.
According to Hypebeast magazine Google's Art, Copy & Code group has developed the "smart" adidas sneaker with the help of the design studio YesYesNo and artist Zach Lieberman. The sneakers, which share "snarky" comments and thoughts depending on the situation the wearer is in, first debuted at this year's SXSW music festival.
New York Daily News reports, despite the hype surrounding the sneakers, Google is quick to point out the kicks are still in the "concept" phase and were more meant to highlight how people use the internet use has changed over the years. They do, however, feature many components found in the inner workings of smartphones these days, including a pressure sensor, an accelerometer and a gyroscope, as well as more entertainment-based add-ons like a large speaker and the capability to speak more than 250 different phrases, including, "If standing still were a sport, you'd be world champion!"
No news has been announced about whether the sneakers will ever be released.
Do you like the idea of talking kicks? Would you buy them?
Rapper Raekwon is most well known for his harder lyrics in his Wu-Tang Clan raps. However, his most recent sound is more fashion-based, thanks to his love for footwear.
The self-proclaimed sneakerhead admitted to Women's Wear Daily that he owns more than 1,000 pairs of sneakers and that he loves his collection so much, he tends to rap about them in his songs. Raekwon also opened up about the brands he rocks most, giving credit to Adidas, Nike, Jordan, Timberland and Gucci among other sneaker and shoe companies.
Even though his love for kicks might have happened anyway, the rapper discussed falling in love with sneakers after seeing the members of Run-DMC decked out in their Adidas kicks and jumpsuits back in the 1980s. He's been addicted to looking fresh ever since - he has so many shoes he typically forgets what he has.
The rapper's latest album, "Fly International Luxurious Art," or "F.I.L.A." is set to drop in June. Raekwon let WWD in on the title's meaning, claiming the album, "is all about glamour. lifestyle and fashion." And that "all of those elements are going to be in the music."
It seems as if Raekwon is sticking to his guns - he dropped his most recent EP, "Lost Jewelry," Jan. 8, and the title alone hints at his love for fashion and bling.
Are you surprised by how many sneakers Raekwon has? Will you listen to his new music?