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Sep 20, 2017
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Bobbito Garcia Talks Hooping in OG Air Jordan 11s & Kyries at Sneaker Week PDX

Lead image by Justin Katigbak

Congregating at Century Bar in chilly Portland, Sneaker Week PDX last night hosted one of its most anticipated events. Bringing in many locals with a love for footwear and even designers from Arizona and writers from Austin, the Swoosh’d and Stripe’d wearers were all in a sports bar on a Tuesday for one reason: to hear Kool Bob Love speak.

Arriving in ASICS, baggy sweats with hoop shorts seemingly underneath and a streetball tee, Bobbito Garcia looked like he could have came right off the screen of his Doin’ It In the Park documentary that just screened before he sat down. Discussing the doc, his love of basketball, footwear and hip-hop, the OG if there ever was one had plenty of interesting things to say via a discussion moderated by Terrence Watson and audience Q&A. We could go on for days, but here are a few of our favorite bits from Bob:

– Bobbito literally created Sneaker Journalism in 1990 with the piece ‘Confessions of a Sneaker Addict’ published in 1991 by The Source. Bob did not pitch this piece, but was rather asked to write it as The Source wanted to expand from album reviews and interviews to all things hip-hop culture. At the time, The Source had boomed from local newsletter to newsstand giant and Bob’s piece was very much a blueprint for the retro wave that would follow decades later, calling out both the classics of the time and the models that needed to be reissued.

– Bob’s next big move in writing would be the pivotal Where’d You Get Those? book. Much like the article, Bob did not pitch it but was rather asked to write it. While the book got mad love from the likes of Vogue, The New Yorker and countless other outlets, he said the highest praise was when good friend DJ Clark Kent — who was also in attendance — personally called him and had him over to talk about the book. Like his article for The Source, the book proved ahead of its time and a rubric for both brands and wearers as to what was what and also what to bring back.

– When asked his favorite streetball shoe, Bob pointed to two models from the ’80s. First, the Air Force 1 was an incredible shoe to him because it was so technically advanced at the time. The shoe brought Air and extra padding to a blacktop game that was still dominated by the Chuck Taylor with many players wearing multiple pairs of socks with said Converse classic to replicate actual cushioning. His other favorite is the never retroed Nike Franchise, a model that had incredible cache with actual hoopers and less crossover off the court. Basically, if you had the Franchise you could really play.


Nike Franchise (via Asphalt Gold)

– Moving to the ’90s, Bob cited the Air Jordan 11 as his favorite model. When the shoe was rolling out, Bob was doing consulting and marketing work with Nike — much of which stemmed from both his article and book. While the Air Jordan 11 would debut in surprise fashion on the feet of Michael Jordan during the 1995 NBA Playoffs and later release the following fall, Bob would get hooked up with a pair from Nike months before the retail launch. Aside from getting asked what they were on courts in NYC, the highlight was talking trash and getting buckets in them on his old boss Russell Simmons at a now defunct hip-hop summit in Miami long before they came out. He’d give the pair to one of the artist he was working with before they dropped, somewhat regretting it but also citing he often gave away shoes and was never a guy to hoard or keep a big collection.

– He’s currently hooping in Kyries from Nike.

– He never sold out. This may seem like an easy thing to claim, but as pure as this guy’s love for culture is, the proof is in the pudding as he’s left jobs at Nike, Def Jam and Hot 97 for real reasons. That’s pretty rare and that’s a lot of fortitude.

– Bob can currently be caught on NPR as he’s teamed back up with partner Stretch for the new What’s Good radio show. Fun fact? Back on the Stretch & Bob Show they were the first station to play Lauryn Hill. In addition, Bob cites Pharoahe Monch as one of his favorite MCs due to his endurance over multiple decades.

– Lastly, what does Bob say is missing in sneaker culture or what needs to change? That’s for you and I to decide. For a man that’s now 50 and has seen many of his passions go from underground to mainstream, he truly believes it’s for the new crowd to keep it alive and make new things. Couldn’t agree more.

Thanks to the Terrence and the good folks at Sneaker Week PDX for putting on such a cool and culturally unique. Be sure to be on the lookout for Bob’s new movie Rock Rubber 45s coming soon. For a complete calendar of Sneaker Week PDX, click here.

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Sep 20, 2017
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Nike NBA Michael Jordan Jerseys Coming Soon



Nike NBA Michael Jordan Jerseys

We first saw a preview during the Chicago Bulls unveiling of the new Nike NBA uniforms. The good news is that we have confirmation that the Nike Michael Jordan Jerseys will be releasing.

For the 2017-2018 NBA Season, the Chicago Bulls will wear the White ‘Association’ jersey when on the road and the Red ‘Icon’ jerseys while playing at home. While it’s unknown if the Michael Jordan jersey will be available in both colors, more than likely it will happen.

The Chicago Bulls uniforms will start to go on sale on September 29th, 2017. Currently it isn’t confirmed if the Michael Jordan jersey will be available on the same day, but most are speculating that it will be available. Make sure to check back with us for more updates.

Nike NBA Michael Jordan Jerseys

Nike NBA Michael Jordan Jerseys

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Sep 20, 2017
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Aleali May’s Air Jordan 6 ‘Millennial Pink’ for Friends and Family



Millennial Pink Air Jordan 6 Aleali May

The Air Jordan 6 ‘Millennial Pink’ is a new exclusive for Friends and Family for fashion blogger Aleali May which is highlighted in Pink shades.

If you never heard of Aleali May, she is an image consult, fashion blogger and model. She got her start in fashion with Louis Vuitton and RSVP Gallery Chicago.

Looking closer, this Air Jordan 6 features Pink across the uppers which extends across the heel, tongue and laces. Following we have Infrared accents on part of the midsole and Jumpman branding. Finishing the look is a translucent outsole.

Continue to scroll below to check out more images and a video of the Millennial Pink Air Jordan 6 which will give you a closer look. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts.

The start of something great @jumpman23 “Millennial Pink” 6s — for my friends and family

Sep 20, 2017
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Air Jordan 13 GS ‘Bordeaux’ Releasing in October



Air Jordan 13 GS Bordeaux Sail Release Date

The Air Jordan 13 Bordeaux is a girls exclusive release which will debut in the month of October along with the Air Jordan 12 Bordeaux.

This Air Jordan 13 features a clean color combination while dressed in Sail and Bordeaux. Sail is used on the leather panels while also placed on the midsole pods, tongue and laces. Following is Bordeaux on the overlay which is constructed with suede. Finishing the look is a mixture of Sail and Bordeaux on the outsole.

Air Jordan 13 Bordeaux Release Date

The Air Jordan 13 GS Bordeaux will release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com on October 28th, 2017. Once available, the retail price will be 0. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a detailed look and visit the comments section and share your thoughts.

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Air Jordan 13 GS Bordeaux Sail Release Date

Air Jordan 13 GS Bordeaux Sail Release Date

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Sep 19, 2017
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NBA x Nike Michael Jordan Jerseys Releasing Soon

The warm reception Nike received after their NBA “Statement” jersey unveiling this past weekend in Los Angeles continues today with a new preview of their Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan jersey.

Although we’ve seen this particular jersey before, more previews lend to the thought that we may get this gem before the close of the year. Nike’s aforementioned “Statement” uniforms will release later this year in November and we can only hope that special one-off’s like this one will be included in that drop.

The Chicago Bulls white “Association” and red “Icon” jerseys will also go on sale on September 29, so there’s a chance this MJ jersey could even drop before the end of the month. Stay tuned for more details.

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Sep 19, 2017
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Aleali May Debuts Friends and Family Air Jordan 6 “Millennial Pink”

Aleali May, style consultant, model, and fashion industry insider, today debuts the Air Jordan 6 “Millennial Pink” – a friends and family sample that focuses on the ever trending shade synonymous with the millennial cycle.

Adorned in a lightly hued pink palette that cascades across the upper of the iconic design, pops of Infrared mark the midsole as a clever ode to the shoe’s past. Don’t expect this pair to be one that releases at retailers, as they’re only available to Jordan Brand friends and family like May.

Take a closer look at this exclusive Air Jordan 6 below and check out Aleali May’s My 5 from International Women’s Day earlier this year.

The start of something great @jumpman23 “Millennial Pink” 6s — for my friends and family??

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Air Jordan 6 "Millennial Pink"
Air Jordan 6 “Millennial Pink”
Air Jordan 6 "Millennial Pink"
Air Jordan 6 “Millennial Pink”
Air Jordan 6 "Millennial Pink"
Air Jordan 6 “Millennial Pink”
Air Jordan 6 "Millennial Pink"
Air Jordan 6 “Millennial Pink”

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Sep 19, 2017
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Air Jordan 1 FlyLeather // Preview

After earlier this week unveiling their new innovation FlyLeather, Nike reveals an Air Jordan 1 outfitted in the new technological advancement that hopes will rival the success of Flyknit.

Officially titled the Nike FlyLeather Jordan 1 SE, the shoes texture is inspired by the Nike Air Safari joined by a digitally printed Rose Gold Swoosh at the paneling. The shoe also comes with a Nike FlyLeather logo patch and Swoosh-engraved Metallic Gold charm.

Produced in Oregon, the Nike FlyLeather Jordan 1 SE will be available during Climate Week NYC 2017. U.S. resident can enter to win a pair up until September 30 here.

Nike FlyLeather Jordan 1 SE
Nike FlyLeather Jordan 1 SE
Nike FlyLeather Jordan 1 SE
Nike FlyLeather Jordan 1 SE

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Sep 19, 2017
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adidas Overtakes Jordan as the No. 2 Sneaker Brand in the U.S.

adidas is surging, and the numbers support the brand’s apparent forward momentum: market-research firm NPD Group says the Three Stripes now owns 13% of the sneaker market in the United States, more than double the figure from a year ago, and good enough to propel adidas over Jordan Brand to reach No. 2 in U.S. sneaker sales.
(Nike still reigns supreme, though its 44% market share is significantly down from the 60% it commanded in 2014.) 

adidas’ rebound is remarkable enough that Matt Powell of NPD Group took to Twitter to observe, “This is an achievement I never thought I would see in my lifetime.” Powell believes part of the brand’s success can be explained by the popularity of classic models like the adidas Superstar (surprisingly, the best-selling sneaker of 2016) as well as the resurgent Stan Smith. It would probably be folly, however, to discount the buzz generated by Kanye West’s Yeezy line. At the same time, Jordan Brand seems to be experiencing retro fatigue, as the Jumpman continues to flood the market with multiple Air Jordan reissues every month.

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Sep 19, 2017
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Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede” Takes Flight Later This Month

Following the highly slept-on release of the “Camo” 5s earlier this month, Michael Jordan’s fifth signature model will return later this September in a colorway many have been anticipating since they first debuted back in early spring.

Joining its “Red Suede” counterpart is the Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede,” a dueling material centric pair in contrasting hue. Equipped with black accents throughout the upper alongside customary reflective 3M detailing, September 30 marks the date these 5s land at select Jordan Brand retailers. However, you can grab a pair now at European shop KicksStore.

Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede”

Colorway: Game Royal/Game Royal-Black
Style #: 136027-401
Release Date: September 30, 2017
Price: 0

Air Jordan 5 "Blue Suede"
Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede”
Air Jordan 5 "Blue Suede"
Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede”
Air Jordan 5 "Blue Suede"
Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede”

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Sep 18, 2017
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Jordan Brand Unveils Holiday 2017 Collection



Air Jordan Retro Holiday 2017 Releases

Jordan Brand just unveiled their Air Jordan Retro Holiday 2017 collection which will start releasing during October. This doesn’t include all the releases, but some of the highlighted launches.

Showcased is the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit Royal, Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey, Air Jordan 12 Bordeaux, Air Jordan 13 Altitude and the Air Jordan Wheat Collection which includes the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 6 and the Air Jordan 13.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Flyknit Royal – October 7th
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The Air Jordan 1 and Nike Flyknit technology both share a place in sport, fashion and sneaker history. Released nearly three decades apart, the shoe and technology defied the status quo and transformed the way the world views and wears sneakers. This season, the Air Jordan 1 High Flyknit gets its second iconic colorway: Royal and Black.

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Air Jordan 1 Flyknit Royal 919704-006

Air Jordan 1 Flyknit Royal 919704-006

Air Jordan 12 Bordeaux – October 14th
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Taking inspiration from Bordeaux, France’s rich winemaking tradition, this tone became an instant hit as an accent color in 1991. The 12 now gets its second Bordeaux version, which features a fully-flooded smooth suede upper.

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Air Jordan 12 Bordeaux 130690-617

Air Jordan 12 Bordeaux 130690-617

Air Jordan 12 Bordeaux 130690-617

Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey – November 18th
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The Air Jordan 12 was cemented in history on the court in 1997, and since then the silhouette has taken on new life as an off-court style. The Dark Grey colorway swaps the leather upper for suede and nods to the original “Taxi” colorway by featuring gold lace eyelets.

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Air Jordan 12 Retro Dark Grey 130690-005

Air Jordan 12 Retro Dark Grey 130690-005

Air Jordan 12 Retro Dark Grey 130690-005

Air Jordan 13 Altitude – November 24th
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The “Black/Altitude” 13 is a style that reached legendary status off the court almost immediately after its 2005 debut. Now, the colorway returns this season in its truest form complete with an OG leather upper.

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Air Jordan 13 Altitude 414571-042

Air Jordan 13 Altitude 414571-042

Air Jordan 13 Altitude 414571-042

Air Jordan Golden Harvest and Elemental Gold Collection

The Air Jordan 1, 6 and 13 have all been recreated with winter-inspired colorways: Golden Harvest and Elemental Gold. While the colors are synonymous with the winter elements, the soft suede materials calmly contrast those with understated style.

Air Jordan 6 Wheat – November 22nd
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Air Jordan 6 Golden Harvest Elemental Gold 384664-705

Air Jordan 13 Wheat – November 24th
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Air Jordan 13 Golden Harvest Elemental Gold 414571-705

Air Jordan 13 Golden Harvest Elemental Gold 414571-705

Air Jordan 13 Golden Harvest Elemental Gold 414571-705

Air Jordan 13 Golden Harvest Elemental Gold 414571-705

Air Jordan 1 Wheat – November 25th
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Air Jordan 1 Golden Harvest Elemental Gold 555088-710

Air Jordan 1 Golden Harvest Elemental Gold 555088-710

Air Jordan 1 Golden Harvest Elemental Gold 555088-710

Air Jordan 1 Golden Harvest Elemental Gold 555088-710

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Sep 18, 2017
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Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey” Nods the OG “Taxi” Colorway

At first sight, there wouldn’t seem to be much of a story behind the Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey” colorway. They appear to simply be another good-looking pair of the 1997-produced shoe. But upon closer inspection they actually nod to an OG style.

With glowing gold eyelets, the Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey” makes a stylistic reference to the “Taxis.” Sharing those gold eyelets in common, the shoe forgoes leather in lieu of plush suede fabrication alongside tonal mudguard and midsole construction.

Look for this purposeful Air Jordan 12 release on November 18.

Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey’

Release Date: November 18, 2017
Price: 0

Air Jordan 12 "Dark Grey"
Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey”
Air Jordan 12 "Dark Grey"
Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey”
Air Jordan 12 "Dark Grey"
Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey”
Air Jordan 12 "Dark Grey"
Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey”

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Sep 18, 2017
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Jordan Brand Previews Key Retro Styles for Holiday 2017

Historically speaking, the holiday season is traditionally a big one for Jordan Brand, and 2017 is no exception. The retro models on tap include a Flyknit Air Jordan 1 “Royal,” the “Altitude” colorway of the Air Jordan 13, and new colorways that celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the 12. Rounding out the range are the Air Jordan 1, 6 and 13, done up in Golden Harvest and Elemental Gold colorways in soft suede. Check out detailed looks below.

The Air Jordan 1 and Nike Flyknit technology, released nearly three decades apart, come together in an iconic colorway: Royal and Black.

Bordeaux, an instant hit as an accent color upon its introduction in 1991, makes its way on to the Air Jordan 12 for a second time, with this latest iteration featuring a smooth suede upper. A Dark Grey colorway also swaps out the leather upper for suede, featuring gold lace eyelets as a nod to the “Taxi” colorway. 

Reaching legendary status almost immediately following its 2005 debut, the “Altitude” colorway of the Air Jordan 13 returns this season with an OG leather upper.

The Air Jordan 1, 6 and 13 are refashioned in soft suede with understated, winter-inspired colorways: Golden Harvest and Elemental Gold.

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