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?
Kanye West might not want to be on baby mama Kim Kardashian's family show, but it seems he might be taking advice from Kardashian's "momager," Kris Jenner, based on his latest publicity stunt. Rolling Stone magazine reports Yeezy debuted the latest track off of his upcoming album "Yeezus" in a big way - literally.
West premiered "New Slaves" by projecting visuals, including his face, on the front of 66 buildings around the world. Cities that got a taste of West's new sound include New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Paris and Berlin. West made the event a bit more special in his home city of Chicago by having the video shown at the famous Wrigley Field.
Though West has yet to announce when his sixth studio album will drop, it's been rumored fans will be able to get their hands on the new record June 18. They Daily Loud reports the rapper is making the rounds to get his new music out - he even performed on "Saturday Night Live" May 18.
Are you excited about West's new sound? Do you like how he released "New Slaves"?
Kelly Rowland certainly has a lot on her plate - her album, "Talk a Good Game," just dropped and she's busy working on a jewelry line. However, it seems she's ready to add one more job to her resume - judge on the American version of "X Factor." Rowland confirmed the news that she and fellow singer Paulina Rubio have signed on to judge the singing competition alongside Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato.
"I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell," Rowland said in a statement. "It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the States!"
Rowland made a brief appearance on the U.K. version of the show in 2011 before leaving, so she already has a feel for what judging is like.
Cowell opened up about his excitement to finally work with three women on the show, telling The Hollywood Reporter how happy he is to welcome Rowland and Rubio to the show.
"Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry, and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel," Cowell told the news outlet.
Are you excited about the new judges on "X Factor"? Do you think Rowland will give good advice?
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.
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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?