Jordan Brand Unveils the Air Jordan XXXI

The Air Jordan XXXI has been officially unveiled.  We happened to be in Las Vegas this week and were able to participate in the Jordan Brand event and pickup an early pair of the Jordan XXXI – USA colorway.


Here are a couple of the highlights from the press release…

When Jordan’s footwear arrived during his rookie season, it shared with the world some of its namesake’s tradition-breaking bravado. A black and red colorway violated the league’s uniform policy, earning a stern letter from league officials and generating a $5,000 fine each time the player wore the shoes on court. “Around this time, if you knew anything about Nike…Nike stood on this kind of rebel behavior,” recalls Jordan Brand VP Howard “H” White, in reference to the runners and tennis players connected to the Swoosh. “This Jordan, that color of the Air Jordan I, kind of galvanized that universal scope.”


The Air Jordan XXXI represents a balance of Jordan Brand’s tradition of game-changing performance and its transcendent style: lightweight support for the world’s highest-flying athletes, including Russell Westbrook, and rich material details that exude an off-court sensibility.

The shoe’s first-of-its-kind Flyweave and leather upper incorporates a number of iconic Jordan elements, reintroducing the original Air Jordan “Wings” logo and a subtle Swoosh — not seen on a Jordan shoe since the Air Jordan I and the first time it has appeared alongside a Jumpman logo. And in its launch colorway the Air Jordan XXXI pays homage to the “banned” story.

Informed by Jordan himself, the Air Jordan XXXI also follows on a tradition of low-profile cushioning. “He needed to feel closer to the floor — that was his thing,” recalls White of the origin of Jordan’s desire for low-to-the-ground sole units. As such, the Air Jordan XXXI features FlightSpeed technology with full-length Zoom Air that enhances court feel, responsiveness and lateral support. “We really wanted to focus on propulsion in the forefoot, so when you’re coming down you’re engaging the FlightSpeed with the Zoom Air bag,” notes Kuerbis.

The Air Jordan XXXI “Banned” will be available globally September 3 in select retail stores and on Stay tuned to @Jumpman23 on Instagram and Twitter for more information on the Air Jordan XXXI.

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BAIT x G.I. Joe x New Balance In-Store and Online Giveaway | Nice Kicks

Yoooo Joe!  Two of my favorite loves… kicks and G.I. Joe are teaming up.  New Balance has collaborated with BAIT on this special release to feature a “Cobra Commander” and “Roadblock” sneaker.  Also, if you are lucky enough to live near a BAIT shop and are one of the first 60 customers to buy both shoes, you will be walking away with a custom G.I. Joe or Cobra footlocker to store them in.  I guess I’ll take my chances with the online raffle.  I do like the Cobra Commander shoe better but that feels so wrong to go against the Joes… decisions… decisions.

With both its upcoming G.I. Joe x New Balance 710 “Roadblock” and 574 “Cobra Commander” collaborative offerings on tap to release on June 20th, BAIT is planning to do a special giveaway in […]

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Best Players by Number : Mitchell & Ness

Check out the full article on Mitchell & Ness below but being a sports fan and uniform geek, this is a great read.  They have selected a top player who wore a particular jersey number in the NBA, 1-100.  For example, 23 Michael Jordan, 33 Larry Bird, 76 Shawn Bradley… you get the idea.

There are 14 numbers that have never been worn in the NBA so if you want to make a list like this in the future, this might help you find the number for you.

NBA Best Players by Numbers

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Jimmy Fallon Went to Bayside High with “Saved By The Bell” Cast

While in L.A., Jimmy reminisces about his time at Bayside High with the gang from “Saved By The Bell.”

Complete with classic scenes of Slater dancing, Zach’s cell phone, and Jessie getting “So Excited!”  A unique combination of awesomeness and curiosity to see the gang again.  Too bad Screech and Lisa didn’t participate.

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