Posts Tagged ‘Classic’

BILLY’S x Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check” // Coming Soon

Vans and Japanese sneaker retailer BILLY’S are making the “Off the Wall” mantra a more literal slogan by highlighting the checkerboard Classic Slip-On with a series of labels featuring the aforementioned phrase throughout the upper. Set on a crisp white midsole, a black heel collar adds a subtle contrast that accents the California-inspired silhouette nicely.

The BILLY’S Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check” is expected to release this Saturday, June 16 at BILLY’S online shop.

BILLY’S Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check”

BILLY'S Vans Classic Slip-On "Off The Wall Check"
BILLY’S Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check”
BILLY'S Vans Classic Slip-On "Off The Wall Check"
BILLY’S Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check”


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YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID” Releasing at BAIT LA Pop-Up

Parental discretion is advised on the YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID” collabo. Slashing C’s and dropping F bombs, the alphabet boys might be scared of these brazy ‘boks set to drop at the BAIT x Reebok popup space in Downtown LA during NBA All Star Weekend.

Dressed in red and celebrating YG’s “Su Woo” single that drops the same day, a Kevlar and ballistic nylon upper sets the stage for bones branding on the insoles and plenty of personality.

Those looking to cop a pair of the YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID” can do so at the BAIT x Reebok popup space, located at 1054 S Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA.

The hours for the popup are as listed below:
Thursday from 3-9PM
Friday from 2-9PM
Saturday from 11-7PM.

YG x Reebok Classic Nylon "4HUNNID"
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID”
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon "4HUNNID"
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID”
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon "4HUNNID"
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID”
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon "4HUNNID"
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID”
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon "4HUNNID"
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID”
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon "4HUNNID"
YG x Reebok Classic Nylon “4HUNNID”


Fashion Girl of Today:Winter classic

Winter classic
by braNYaudreY


Reebok Classic Signs Machine Gun Kelly

Adding to their roster in the hip hop and entertainment realm, Reebok Classic has officially signed rapper and actor Machine Gun Kelly. The wild boy from the Midwest joins the likes of Future, Rae Sremmurd and Teyana Taylor, with the Cleveland native slated to juice the Club C this summer.


NikeCourt Celebrates Rafael Nadal’s Historic Win with Tennis Classic El Decimo

In celebration of Rafael Nadal’s tenth victory in Paris, which lands him in rare air given clay-based achivements, NikeCourt rewards his athletic heroics with an all-new Tennis Classic El Decimo.

This limited edition release is executed in smooth black suede joined by orange accents inspired by the Parisian clay on which Rafa has dominated throughout his career. The “X” at the heel odes to his tenth Paris win.

Rafael Nadal’s NikeCourt Tennis Classic El Decimo is available exclusively at Nike Paris Champs-Élysées.

NikeCourt Tennis Classic El Decimo
NikeCourt Tennis Classic El Decimo
NikeCourt Tennis Classic El Decimo
NikeCourt Tennis Classic El Decimo
NikeCourt Tennis Classic El Decimo
NikeCourt Tennis Classic El Decimo


Fashion Girl of Today:Denim and Classic Tee

Denim and Classic Tee
by themoptop


Classic Kicks Launches Awesome 80s-Based Digital Magazine Debut Issue

words // Nick DePaula:

After blessing the internet with best-in-class vintage features and interviews on the footwear industry for more than a decade, Nick Santora is now bringing his top notch content to magazine form. His Classic Kicks platform, which includes a website, podcast and social media channels, just dropped a 124-page monster of a debut issue.

The first Classic Kicks Magazine Volume 1 narrows in on the 80s, highlighting some of the most beloved marketing campaigns and athletes of the time, along with cult stories and more niche-oriented profiles.

As Santora frames it, “Volume 1 focuses on the 1980s to explore key moments, athletes, and artists that elevated sportswear beyond the games and into mainstream consciousness. It was a decade defined by timeless products, captivating athletes, and genius marketing campaigns that laid the foundation for today’s sneaker culture.”

Interviews & features include:
– Nike photographers Chuck Kuhn, Bob Peterson, and Bill Sumner reveal the stories behind ‘Bo Knows,’ ‘The Jumpman,’ and ‘It’s Gotta Be The Shoes’ – three revolutionary ad campaigns.
– The roots of luxurious European sportswear are traced back to the origins of adidas and FILA.
– John Costacos, who built a poster empire conjuring up superhero athletes.
– Ricky Powell shares the stories behind his iconic Def Jam photographs
– Stanley Chow takes a break from The New Yorker to illustrate classic footballers
– Witness the skateboarding revolution of the late 1970s through the lens of Jim Goodrich
– Roger Steffens decodes the mystery of the Rasta Man Nike running sneakers.

You can download Classic Kicks Volume 1 through web browsers, Apple Store and Google Play, priced at $ 3.99 for a single issue, with discounted quarterly subscriptions also available. Be sure to also follow Classic Kicks on both Instagram and Twitter for constant history lessons on the footwear and the athletic advertising industry, and check out selected highlights from the debut issue below!

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Every All-Star Weekend Sneaker Worn By LeBron James | Kicks On Court Classic

words // Nick DePaula:

With twelve NBA All-Star Game appearances behind him, LeBron James is already the all-time All-Star leader in points scored, dropping a combined 291 points that he’ll most certainly be adding to again this weekend.

When he takes the floor for the 66th annual game tomorrow night in New Orleans, he’ll once again be debuting a special edition pair of sneakers, which has become a customary occasion throughout his career. Ever since taking part in his first All-Star weekend in the wheat Air Zoom Generation during the 2004 Rookie Challenge held in Los Angeles, James has worn a collection of coveted kicks for each February’s festivities.

Check out every single sneaker worn by LeBron at All-Star Weekend over the course of his career in our latest edition of Kicks On Court Classic, and let us know your favorites in the comments section below.

Nike Air Zoom Generation
(2004 / Los Angeles) 

Nike Zoom LeBron 2 
(2005 / Denver)

Nike Zoom LeBron III
(2006 / Houston)

Nike Zoom LeBron 4
(2007 / Las Vegas)

Nike Zoom LeBron 5
(2008 / New Orleans) 

Nike LeBron 6 
(2009 / Phoenix)

Nike Air Max LeBron 7
(Dallas / 2010)

Nike Air Max LeBron 8
(Los Angeles / 2011)

Nike LeBron 9 
(2012 / Orlando)

Nike LeBron X 
(2013 / Houston) 

Nike LeBron 11
(2014 / New Orleans)

Nike LeBron 12 
(2015 / New York)

Nike LeBron 13 
(2016 / Toronto)


The Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” // A Classic on Court & on Screen

As Jordan Brand and Warner Brothers celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Space Jam, I not only feel a little bit older than I like to think of myself, but I also like to look back and think about how the movie, Michael Jordan, and his shoes have played through history over the last two decades.

The “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11s were always one of the most mysterious shoes in the line. They first appeared on Michael Jordan’s feet in the 1995 NBA Playoffs when the Bulls took on the Orlando Magic marking the first time that MJ wore a shoe with royal blue accents in his career and also only the second colorway of the Air Jordan 11 that MJ wore on court.

MJ Space Jam XI Game 6 1995 Playoffs Magic

Throughout the 1995-96 season, Nike released three colorways of the mid-top Air Jordan 11, but the predominantly black upper with a clear sole and blue Jumpman was nowhere to be found in the campaign. What ever happened to them?


On November 13, 1996, just like Michael Jordan himself, they came back. Appearing in the movie Space Jam, the shoes appeared again for the first time in over a year. Many people wanted to know if these would be coming out. By the time of the release of the movie, the Air Jordan 12 was already in stores and no information was known about the mysterious shoes we all saw in the film.

History of Holiday Air Jordan 11 Releases
Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” 2000

Fast forward a few years to the turn of the new century and on December 13, 2000, at last, the Space Jams were an attainable item for sneakerheads and Jordan fans alike.

The Air Jordan 11 was always a favorite to many sneakerheads and Jordan fans over the years, and for good reason. Not only did MJ return for his first full season after his first retirement in the shoes, but he also led the Chicago Bulls to glory once again with record-setting 72-10 regular season record and NBA Championship. On the personal accomplishment front, MJ took home an NBA All-Star Game MVP, NBA Scoring Title, and NBA League MVP – quite a year for Air Greatness.

Following the 2000 and 2001 retro Air Jordan 11 campaign, Jordan Brand went very light on the highly coveted model. It wasn’t until January of 2006 that an Air Jordan 11 mid released in a limited Defining Moments Pack and again in December of 2008 in the Countdown Pack. With limited availability and the $ 300 & $ 310 price tags of the packs, the Air Jordan 11s were out of reach for the masses – but that all changed at in 2009.

History of Holiday Air Jordan 11 Releases
Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” 2009

Starting in July of 2009, we got word of the eventual release of the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” and from that first article, we saw a gradual build up to what was, at the time, the single biggest day in our website’s history as literally tens of thousands of fiending fans for the shoes were coming to Nice Kicks for information on the release.

Also fueling momentum to the 2009 release of the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” was a reference to the shoes in the first line of Lil Wayne’s verse in the chart-topping song “Forever.”  If anyone who listened to FM radio during that year remembers, it seemed as though this song was played every hour on not just Hip-Hop and R&B stations, but Top 40 as well.

“Ok, Hello it’s the Martian // Space Jam Jordans” – Lil Wayne in “Forever”

Image via UpscaleHype
Image via UpscaleHype

Coming in at $ 175, the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” was the most expensive retro Jordan release for a single shoe, but with elevated packaging and the insatiable demand for the shoes, retailers had bigger issues with crowd control than selling of the shoes. Several malls around the country saw over 1,000 customers lined up including at the Houston Galleria where the lineup waited overnight.

Overnight and into the early morning, the shoes gained further attention as news crews covered the first large scale nationwide release with such lineups and crowds. On Twitter, the terms “Jordans”, “Space Jams”, and “Space Jam Jordans” all trended at the same time owning 30% of the Trending Topics real estate.

The 2009 release of the Space Jam 11s was the start of an annual Jordan 11 release tradition that continued to build year after year.

Air Jordan 11 "Space Jam"
Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” 2016

As the last six holiday seasons have seen Air Jordan 11 releases for colorways both old and new, the remastered Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” launch celebrates something both old and new. For fans of the film, it’s a wearable homage to the cartoon classic that put MJ into another world of pop culture icon. For fans of hoops, the shoe sees concord accents and #45 tagging for the first time at retail.

The shoe that sparked the retro Jordan wave as we know it is once again back and this time it looks like everyone will have a chance to score them. That’s a win in any universe and fun for the whole family in the VHS, DVD or Netflix era.


Kicks On Court Classic // Jason Williams’ Sneaker Career

words // Nick DePaula:

Jason Williams is the most exciting player the NBA has ever seen.

Some basketball players had transcendent dunks. Some skied through the air unlike anyone before them. Others possessed speed and quickness that left defenders helpless. With Jason Williams, we didn’t know what the hell to expect on every single possession. He’d throw a 60-foot lob one night in Seattle, chuck a behind-the-back pass right past Nick Anderson into the 6th row of The Garden another, and then haul a 32-foot three-pointer with 17 seconds on the shot clock.

He played with more freedom and carelessness than anyone I’ve ever seen — but it was that unpredictability that made his game more exciting and more spontaneous than anyone else on a nightly basis.

JWill might be retired from the Association, but he’s still dishing dimes throughout Asia in exhibition games and in men’s leagues around the Orlando area. He’s now 40, but the flash has never flamed out.

img_4546Luckily for us, today’s modern social media era loves to come up with entirely arbitrary fake holidays, and somehow today is officially none other than #NationalWhiteChocolateDay. So, what better time to take a dive through all of Jason Williams’ best sneakers worn throughout his 12-year NBA career?

He began his journey in the league as 1998’s 7th overall pick as a Nike endorser, and opted mostly for Air Max models during his early time with the Swoosh. There was the Holistic Uptempo and Team Max Zoom to start, while he later switched to the Force Authority, Powermatic and Force Carbide models. Of course, it was the polished patent leather Hyperflight that Williams is most known for, as his all-purple pair for the 2001 playoffs helped to carry the model’s summer launch.

After his 2001 trade to Memphis (that quite honestly crushed me as a Sacramento-raised high schooler at the time), JWill picked right up and continued to wear the Hyperflight, along with several Shox-based models like the BB4, Limitless and VC2.

Before his third season with the Grizzlies, his highlight-driven game saw him get a shoe deal offer in 2003 from AND1 that he simply couldn’t turn down, just at the height of the brand’s Mixtape streetball era. He’d go on to help lead boldly blocked models like the Rise, 2Chi, Rekanize, Chosen One and several others. At the time, AND1 would let players put whatever the hell they wanted on their PE pairs. JWill’s models often featured a simple “JDUB” or “JWILL” stitched customization, with a few even reading “WHITE BOY,” a nod to his infamous “WHIT EBOY” knuckle tattoos.

Check out all of Jason Williams’ best Kicks On Court from throughout his championship-winning career in our latest Classic edition, and let us know your favorites in the comments section below. Of course, be sure to also enjoy a bonus mixtape of some of his best career highlights, which certainly inspired a generation of turnover-prone players during my childhood in Sacramento and throughout the country.


Air Jordan XIV

Nike Air Holistic Uptempo

Nike Air Team Max Zoom

Nike Air Force Authority

Nike Air Force Powermatic

Nike Air Flight Persistence


22 Feb 2001: A shot Jason Williams #55 of the Sacramento Kings from behind during the game against the Washington Wizards at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The Kings defeated the Wizards 115-110. NOTE TO USER: It is expressly understood that the only rights Allsport are offering to license in this Photograph are one-time, non-exclusive editorial rights. No advertising or commercial uses of any kind may be made of Allsport photos. User acknowledges that it is aware that Allsport is an editorial sports agency and that NO RELEASES OF ANY TYPE ARE OBTAINED from the subjects contained in the photographs.Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport

Nike Air Big Flyer

Nike Air Flightposite 1

Nike Air Force Carbide

Nike Air Hyperflight

Jordan Mossified

Nike Hyperflight


Nike Shox BB4

PLEASE NOTE THIS IMAGE IS FOR USE VIA THE CONSUMER POD SITE ONLY. MEMPHIS, TN - OCTOBER 18: Jason Williams #2 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives the ball during their preseason game against the Orlando Magic at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee on October 18, 2002. The Grizzlies defeated the Magic 108-105. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice : Copyright 2002 NBAE. (Photo by: Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images

Nike Air Max Elite

Nike Air Shox Limitless 

Nike Shox Stunner

Nike Shox Supremacy

Nike Shox VC 2

AND1 Rise

AND1 Chosen One

AND1 2Chi

AND1 Ballistic

AND1 Uprise


AND1 Rekanize

MEMPHIS - NOVEMBER 10: Jason Williams #2 and Pau Gasol #16 of the Memphis Grizzlies stands on the court during the game with the Los Angeles Lakers at the FedExForum on November 10, 2004 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies won 110-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2004 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

AND1 Player X

AND1 Elite International

AND1 Tai Chi

AND1 Skip2


AND1 Mystique Mid

epa00708481 Miami Heat guard Jason Williams (L) is defended by New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd (R) during their second round Eastern Conference playoff game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, Monday 08 May 2006 The Nets defeated the Heat 100-88 to take a one game to none lead in the best-of-seven series. . EPA/RHONA WISE

Nike Shox Bomber

Nike Zoom Huarache 2K5 

Nike Uptempo Pro


adidas A3 SS Structure

#55 Jason Williams NBA Basketball: Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs Wednesday AT&T Center/San Antonio, TX 07-NOV-2007 X79057 TK1 CREDIT: Greg Nelson

adidas Bounce

adidas Pro Model 

MIAMI - JUNE 15: Jason Williams #55 of the Miami Heat passes the ball in the first quarter against the Dallas Mavericks in game four of the 2006 NBA Finals on June 15, 2006 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


adidas Pilrahna

Converse Wade 1.3

32-jwill-magic-pregame-dunk33-jwill-orl-blue-chip-233-jwill-orl-blue-chip-3ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Jason Williams #44 of the Orlando Magic shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game on November 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Nike Blue Chip 2


Nike Zoom Kobe V 

Nike Zoom KD3

Nike Zoom Soldier 9

jwill-kings-header-cropHappy National White Chocolate Day!!



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