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Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal” Drops Tomorrow

Even during a densely populated release weekend, one that features Air Max drops aplenty, the Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal” doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. Sure, others releases certain will. But an Air Jordan 1 inspired by the “Chicago” itself is a gem during any release weekend.

Patterned after the classic OG from 1985, the “Game Royal” seamlessly subs Varsity Red for a vibrant blue shade alongside black branding for balance and depth. They follow the celebrated release of the “Bred Toe” early this year.

Do you plan to grab this great non-OG Air Jordan 1 tomorrow morning?

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

Colorway: Game Royal/Summit White-Black
Style #: 555088-403
Release Date: March 24, 2018
Price: $ 160

Air Jordan 1 "Game Royal"
Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal”
Air Jordan 1 "Game Royal"
Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal”
Air Jordan 1 "Game Royal"
Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal”

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Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal” Lands This March

After all the craziness that surprisingly surrounded the super general “Bred Toe” release, next month Jordan Brand will offer up yet another stellar Air Jordan 1 with remnants of one of the most coveted non-OG pairs to release this decade.

With color blocking that’s easily familiar to the frags, a white leather base is finished with black and royal accents that also act as an alternate to the “Chicago” OG. But will this release be as coveted as the “Bred Toe”? Well, it’s very possible. Grab a closer look at the Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal” aka “Alternate” below and expect the release on March 24.

Air Jordan 1 "Game Royal"
Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal”
Air Jordan 1 "Game Royal"
Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal”
Air Jordan 1 "Game Royal"
Air Jordan 1 “Game Royal”

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Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 “Sport Royal” Drops Very Soon

Another Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is set to release before the end of the month. The “Sport Royal” style that we previewed back in summer is due in stores before the end of the week.

The self-lacing shoe priced at $ 720 comes in a glowing blue, white, and black palette which stands as easily the most colorful style to date.

Look for the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 “Sport Royal” on September 30.

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

Colorway: Sport Royal/Blue Lagoon-Black
Release Date: September 30, 2017
Price: $ 720

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Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo // Available Now

PRO-Keds is at it again with another limited collaboration with Stanton Street Sports, forming a simple look that fits a utilitarian wardrobe. The Motion Royal Lo features a low-profile silhouette, with a tumbled leather upper and canvas lining. Lastly, this style features the “SSS” branding on the heel, which is lined with a reflective glimmer for a contrasting look.

The Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo is now available at ONLY NY and online.

PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo x Stanton Street Sports
Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo
PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo x Stanton Street Sports
Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo
PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo x Stanton Street Sports
Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo
PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo x Stanton Street Sports
Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo

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Tumbled Toes? A Break Down of the Air Jordan 1 “Royal”

Last Saturday, the Air Jordan 1 “Royal” returned to much fanfare selling out at stores nationwide to Jordan heads who have patiently waited four years for a return and a remastered version of the OG colorway.  By mid-day, there was some conversation on twitter about the differences in leathers used on the toe boxes of the remastered retro Royals.

Some pairs had a tumbled toe on the left side with smooth leather on the right. Others had smooth leather on the left while the right toe was tumbled leather.  And then, of course, some pairs have smooth on both left and right.  Slight variances are to be expected when there are literally hundreds of thousands of pair produced of the shoe, especially when dealing with a natural material like leather, but when we received two pairs in the mail today, we observed differences that extended beyond just the grain or grade of leather.

Two pairs were obtained, and surely enough, we quickly spotted differences between not only the two sides of the pair, but the two pairs were noticeably different.  Before we get deep into the comparisons of each side of each pair, let’s first establish what we already do know about each – where they were produced and when they were assembled.

On the tag inside a pair of shoes from Nike there is not only the size listed in several different regional measurements, but also lots of other information including the product number, SKU, factory where the shoes were produced, and the production dates.

Both pairs we obtained were the same size, the same model, and were assembled in the same factory, but what made them uniquely different was their production date.

For the sake of simplicity, we will refer to each shoe by their production date – 12/13 and 12/29.

  
The first pair that I opened was the 12/13 pair and quickly noticed the tumbled toe box on the right shoe. The leather had a gorgeous grain that reminded me immediately of the leather quality of the “Shattered Backboard” Air Jordan 1s from 2015. The left side of the 12/13 pair didn’t impress me though. Before I even turned the pair over to see them side by side, I could feel a smoother texture and stiffer property to the leather.

Air Jordan 1 "Royal" - 12/13 pair - right foot
Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 12/13 pair – right foot
Air Jordan 1 "Royal" - 12/13 pair - left foot
Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 12/13 pair – left foot

But what shocked me more than the clear differences between the grains, texture, and softness was something beyond the variable of natural materials – it was the manufactured process of perforations. As you can clearly see below the perforations not only have a slightly different offset and pattern, but also the shape and size of the holes.

Air Jordan 1 "Royal" - 12/13 pair
Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 12/13 pair

At the time that I opened the second box of Royals, I had no knowledge of there being a different production date. I had heard of discrepancies online, but no one had ever brought up the production dates before when comparing their different pairs. Sure enough, when I opened the second pair there were some differences between the left and right foot, but not nearly as noticeable as the first. This pair, what I will refer to as the 12/29 pair, is shown below.

Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 12/29 pair – right foot
Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 12/29 pair – right foot
Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 12/29 pair – left foot
Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 12/29 pair – left foot

As you can see, the grains of the leather are closer to one another, but still with some slight variance. Lastly, to illustrate another difference, look below at a photo of showing the two sides of the 12/29 pair side by side where you can see once again a difference in the pattern and shape of the perforations of the toe box.

Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 12/29 pair
Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 12/29 pair

In the past couple of days, many customers have displayed inconsistencies with their shoes as well. Many pairs that were ordered online on Nike’s SNKRS app started arriving at customer’s doorsteps on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a lot that can be learned from this situation for consumers. The first is that despite all efforts any brand can make to keep quality consistent across all shoes when producing to the scale of the major release like this one, it is next to impossible to have every pair be equal. Next, if you are purchasing on the secondary market, it is important to ask the seller to provide you photos of the shoes that you will be purchasing. As we could tell from different production times and production runs, shoes can have noticeable differences between them even if they are the same SKU, product number, size, even if they are produced in the same factory. Lastly, when purchasing products in person at retail stores, take the opportunity to open the box and check your pair before you purchase.


In closing, there is a little bit of disappointment that my pairs were slightly off, but make no mistake about it, I am very happy to be able to retire my 2013 Royals and start a new chapter with these. This piece was written purely to show what I personally discovered with my pairs that I purchased from Nike and another Nike retailer and in no way to discourage anyone from buying the shoes.  (Sorry, but they’re all sold out everywhere if you hadn’t already heard.)

 

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Where to Buy the Air Jordan 1 “Royal” Online

-> Air Jordan 1 “Royal” For Sale <-

The Air Jordan 1 retro returns in “Royal” colorway for the first time since 2013 and is highly anticipated since it is the first time since Jordan Brand launched the Remastered Retro program in 2015.  The Air Jordan 1 “Royal” 2017 release featured the softest leather ever on the colorway since its 1985 debut release including tumbled royal leather.

The historic significance of the Air Jordan 1 Royal runs deep to the heritage of the Air Jordan line. The Royals were the first colorway to release in the Jordan lineup that had no tie to any team that Michael Jordan played on at any level. Despite the Air Jordan 1 being a staple in the retro line for years, the “Royal” Air Jordan 1s have only returned a total of three times since 1985 in high top form – 2001, 2013, and today in 2017.

The Royal Jordan 1 will release at a number of retailers nationwide as well as at select online retailers listed below.  These Jordans will go live for sale at 10AM Eastern (7AM Pacific).  Good luck to all trying to grab their pair!

-> Air Jordan 1 “Royal” For Sale <-

NIKE – SOLD OUT

FINISHLINE – SOLD OUT
MENS
GS

JIMMY JAZZ – SOLD OUT
MENS
GS

VILLA – SOLD OUT
MENS
GS

SHOE PALACE – SOLD OUT
MENS
GS

KICKS USA – SOLD OUT
MENS
GS

UBIQ – SOLD OUT
MENS

FOOT LOCKER – SOLD OUT
MENS
GS

-> Air Jordan 1 “Royal” For Sale <-

Air Jordan 1 “Royal”

Colorway: Black/Varsity Royal-Black
Style #:555088-007
Release Date: April 1, 2017
Price: $ 160 (Mens) / $ 120 (GS)





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Win a pair of the Air Jordan 1 “Royal” from Nice Kicks

This weekend, an iconic OG returns with the bring back of the Air Jordan 1 “Royal”.  To celebrate this return, Nice Kicks is giving EVERYONE a chance at a pair for free.  Two pairs are up for grabs and there are two ways to win.

Details to enter are below:

ENTER TO WIN ON TWITTER

  1. Follow @nicekicks on Twitter.
  2. RT the Tweet below.
  3. Reply to the tweet with your size and tag three friends. (ex: “sz 11 @ianstonebrook, @nickdepaula, @matthalfhill”)

ENTER TO WIN ON INSTAGRAM

  1. Follow @nicekicks on Instagram.
  2. Like the photo below.
  3. Add a comment with your size and tag three friends. (ex: “sz 11 @ianstonebrook, @nickdepaula, @matthalfhill”)

???GIVEAWAY??? Nice Kicks is giving away a pair of the Air Jordan 1 “Royal” to one lucky Instagram follower.  Here’s how to enter: 1 – Follow @nicekicks 2 – Like this photo 3 – Comment your size & tag three friends ? Turn on post notifications! ? Winner announced Sunday, April 2nd at 11:59PM PDT

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Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:59PM PDT. Contest open to all fans of Nice Kicks globally.  Void where prohibited.  No purchase necessary to play.

Contest is open to all fans of Nice Kicks globally.  Void where prohibited.  No purchase necessary to enter.

Good luck to everyone!


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PRO-Keds 2012 Spring/Summer Royal Hi Black


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PRO Keds 2012 SpringSummer Royal Hi Black PRO Keds 2012 Spring/Summer Royal Hi Black

Released just a few days after the Royal Lo in Sport Red, PRO-Keds unveils its next footwear, the Royal Hi Black. In the silhouette of the basketball shoes of the 1940’s, the Royal Hi Black features a black canvas upper with white rubber soles that sport the PRO-Keds “powerstripes”. Contrasting white laces, white detailed stitching and the PRO-Keds patchwork, on the top ankle finish off the details. The PRO-Keds Royal Hi Black is now avialble at the brand online store for $ 55 USD.

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Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle “Game Royal” Release Date


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Though the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, sang about blue suede shoes back in 1956, LeBron James is getting ready to whistle the same tune with the upcoming release of the Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle “Game Royal”. Fashioned with its plush premium suede base and autoclave midsole tooling coated in the headlining hue, black Swooshes and white heel branding break up the tonal monotony. Set to retail at $ 130, fans of this Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle will be able to pick these joints up both in store and online at Foot Locker on May 1st.

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle “Game Royal”

Release Date: May 1, 2015
Price: $ 130

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle Game Royal Release Date

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle “Game Royal”

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle Game Royal Release Date

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle “Game Royal”

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle Game Royal Release Date

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle “Game Royal”

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle Game Royal Release Date

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle “Game Royal”

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle Game Royal Release Date

Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle “Game Royal”


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J. Crew x PRO-Keds ‘Royal Master’


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j crew pro keds royal master 1 J. Crew x PRO Keds Royal Master

J.Crew has long been a company that invites other like-minded brands into their fold to create collaborative products, & for Spring/Summer 2012, J.Crew has called on PRO-Keds to create a custom ‘Royal Master’ sneaker. Featuring the kind of minimal, classic aesthetic both brands are known for, the shoe features an understated style and is mocked up in mostly tonal white/off-white upper. The classic PRO-Keds “powerstripes” are emblazoned across the anterior outer midsole and a gum undersole finish off the retro tone. Availability is now offered through the J.Crew online store. Retail is set at $ 90 USD.

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