The newly cemented partnership between Jordan Brand and the University of Michigan has been fruitful to say the least. The school’s visibility has increased tenfold, and their on field presence is as good as it used to be in the 90’s.
That will continue where footwear is concerned as today assistance coach Jay Harbaugh reveals more Air Jordan PEs for Michigan players, staff and friends and family.
The haul includes most Air Jordan models 7 through 13, while we also see several others enter the fold. As expected, each highlights the schools Blue/Varsity Maize palette though no team specific logo branding is seen.
The Air Jordan 13 has long been a favorite for many Jordan fans. Not only was the shoe a beautiful design by Tinker Hatfield, but also the shoe will be forever remembered as the shoe worn throughout Michael Jordan’s last season with the Chicago Bulls.
One of the design inspirations for the Air Jordan 13 was “panther paws” on the outsole that came from MJ’s nickname of “Black Cat.” The Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” pays homage to the initial design cue in this beautifully executed blacked out design.
The Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” is available now for sale at select online retailers listed below:
Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat”
Style #: 414571-011
Release Date: January 21, 2017
Price: $ 190
James Harden’s move to the point guard position this season has been a revelation. His numbers have never been better, and he was recently voted a starter in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. His unconventional play at point has completely disrupted the traditional nature of that role. Adidas Basketball dedicates the latest colorway of his signature shoe that that new mentality.
Like the Beard’s game, this Harden Vol. 1 is both subtle and vibrant. Dressed in a white mesh upper with a stark black contrast across the toe, gold detailing finishes off the lace tips, three stripes branding and the coveted Harden Mark.
Take a closer look at the adidas Harden Vol. 1 “Disruptor” below and expect the release on January 28 at adidas.com.
adidas Harden Vol. 1 “Disruptor”
Release Date: January 28, 2017
Price: $ 140
NBA All-Star weekend is always full of entertainment, fun, and surprise sneakers. After the long awaited retro of LeBron James’ signature line came to fruition, more interesting information has come about. You can expect the Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” Quickstrike to release during 2017 All-Star weekend. While early images have yet to surface, LeBron’s first retro sneaker can be expected to look similar to previous Nike releases using the same motif.
Stick with Nice Kicks for up to the minute updates on the Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” QS and other NBA All-Star surprises.
Nike Air Zoom Generation AS QS
Vachetta Tan/Vachetta Tan – Sail
Release Date: February 2017
This spring, ASICS is enhancing their Gel-Kayano Trainer with knit fabrication, lightening the all-purpose shoe while equally giving it a modern contemporary aesthetic.
Debuting in traditional black and white colorways, the model is updated to a mid-cut form with a sock-like ankle collar and traditional cage overlays for additional support and stability. A Kayano midsole resides below while customary ASICS branding is embroidered onto the forefoot.
Expect the ASICS Gel-Kayano Trainer Knit MT soon at retailers like Feature.