KD8 COMBINES FLYWEAVE TECHNOLOGY AND ARTICULATED NIKE ZOOM AIR FOR DURANT’S MOST INNOVATIVE NIKE SHOE

Nike made it official today by announcing the KD8.  I am excited for this shoe.  When the images first leaked, there were many critics… “this looks like the air max 2015″… “downgrade”… “where’s the strap?”  But for me, this seems to fit all of my wants in a hoop shoe… low cut, light weight, flexible, great cushioning, and traction.  I also am liking the possibilities with the Flyweave upper.  Here is to a successful line Nike and KD!!

Here are the highlights from the press release:

  • Flyweave technology upper – first Nike basketball shoe to use it.Woven textile that can be designed in high resolution, down to the pixel.
  • Articulated full-length Nike Zoom Air unit – first time there are notches strategically placed in the forefoot and heel to flex with the foot’s movement.
  • Flywire in the forefoot, locks you in.
  • Sabertooth Tiger tattoo on KD’s leg was a source of inspiration.  Predatory instincts, ferocity and prehistoric old soul… what?  But the heel design was designed to mimic a sabertooth’s fangs.
  • First release will be the “July 4th” colorway dropping on June 27th… in limited quantities… you know what that means.  The upper will contain firework inspired patterns.
  • The second colorway will be the red one from the images called, “V8″.  Inspired by Durant’s Camaro he had customized in 2010.

 

 

Image of more KD8 colorways published on KD’s instagram account:nike-kd-8-colorways-1

Nike News – KD7 “What The” Merges 18 Shoes Into One

In case you aren’t familiar with the “What The…” line from Nike, they are an attempt to mash-up and capture many of the best moments and various colorways for a particular signature model.  This year the WTKD7 has been inspired from 18 different releases (wow… just think about that… 18 colorways).  I know not everyone is a fan of this wild release but I enjoy them as a way to remember many of the shoes with one model.  See if you can spot the different colorways or you can always read the Nike article linked below to see which ones made the cut.

New KD7 What The shoe available June 20 combines various colors, patterns, graphics and technical details of popular KD7 colorways into a modern mashup.

Source: Nike News – KD7 “What The” Merges 18 Shoes Into One

Under Armour Curry One Low Warriors – Sneaker Bar Detroit

This might be my first Under Armour shoe but I’ll try it on before I by it.  Appearance wise, it looks nice, with the Golden State Warriors colorway, Steph Curry logo, low profile… it’s got it going on.  Hope it feels as good as it looks.

Releasing alongside the Under Armour Curry One Low Panthers edition is the Under Armour Curry One Low Warriors version. Steph Curry’s Curry One Low drops

Source: Under Armour Curry One Low Warriors – Sneaker Bar Detroit

Nike Kobe 10 USA Independence Day – Sneaker Bar Detroit

I told myself no more Kobe 10 until the flyknit low comes out but the “Independence Day” colorway is looking good.  I need a shot of that sole… gold ice?

The Nike Kobe 10 USA Independence Day, or commonly known as the 4th of July is set to release as part of the Nike Basketball 2015 USA Pack. The Kobe 10 USA

Source: Nike Kobe 10 USA Independence Day – Sneaker Bar Detroit

Welcome To The Club! | Atlanta Hawks

Ever since I was a young Dominique Wilkins fan, I have supported the Atlanta Hawks and when they brought back an updated Pac-Man logo last year, I was on board from the start.  They have now enhanced this logo with the “Basketball Club” ring of honor which is supposed to pay tribute to the entire Hawks family, fans, former players, etc.  They also introduced a new secondary logo which symbolizes the city of Atlanta rising from the ashes.  The wings look a bit cartoonish but as long as it is secondary, we’re still cool.

Atlanta Hawks new secondary logo 2015-16

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club moniker expands on the idea that we are more than just a team of 15 players. Our Basketball Club recognizes the contributions of the entire staff to our success. It respects and honors past players and coaches and their significance. Ultimately, the new Basketball Club designation reflects our commitment to building an emotional connection with our fans and maintaining an inclusive environment that welcomes all people. In the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, “everyone matters” and all are welcome.The Hawks also unveiled a completely new secondary logo that pays tribute to the history of the city of Atlanta.

Source: Welcome To The Club! | Atlanta Hawks

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

Source: Best Players by Number : Mitchell & Ness

Hit the Pass | We simulate the 2015 NBA Finals with NBA 2K15

Came across this new Sports Video Game site, “Hit the Pass” that I suggest checking out.  They simulated the 2015 NBA Finals and have produced quality video shots and tell how the story unfolds.  Definitely a fun article for guys like us.

The 2015 NBA Finals are here, featuring the two teams that were clearly the best of their respective conferences. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers both cruised to the Finals, […]

Source: Hit the Pass | We simulate the 2015 NBA Finals with NBA 2K15

Nike KD 8 ‘USA’

I suspected a USA colorway but wasn’t sure it would fit in with the WTKD7 coming and the KD8 red colorway.  I am a huge fan of most USA colorways and I’m glad to see this one coming to light.  We need to see better shots of it first though before I can decide cop/drop.

INike, your products are not safe with anybody, man…even retail employees are leaking stuff. I guess that’s good for those that can’t wait to see what’s next. This USA colorway of the upcoming Nike KD 8 is scheduled to release on June 27 and looks to sport a firework upper for the 4th of July.

Source: Nike KD 8 ‘USA’

Nike KD 7 ‘What The’ – Official Look + Release Info

The first images of the KD7 “What The…” were leaked tonight.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, the “What The…” series mashes up the different colorways from throughout the line into one pair.  I can see the Global Games, Aunt Pearls, Christmas, All-star, etc.  They can look off-the-wall but that is what you will get with this type of design.  My first impressions are that this is better than the WTKD6.  Can’t wait to see more images.

There have been plenty of ‘What The’ moments this year regarding KD and his 7th signature sneaker, and to finish things off Nike plans on releasing the KD 7 in what is now a traditional colorway. Whether you love them or hate them, these take a little bit of every KD 7 release and blends them

Source: Nike KD 7 ‘What The’ – Official Look + Release Info

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low ‘True Red’ – Release Date. Nike.com

When the Jordan 11 Bred originally came out, I drove all over town and ended up finding a 10.5.  I bought them and shoved my 11 size feet in them for a long time.  Hopefully my dogs will be more comfortable in a true size 11 with these lows.  They release on May 23, 2015.

AIR JORDAN 11 RETRO LOW ‘TRUE RED’

Source: Air Jordan 11 Retro Low ‘True Red’ – Release Date. Nike.com