NBA’s All-Star festivities hits Charlotte this weekend and a wide range of footwear is expected to release. We previously saw Nike and Jordan Brand celebrate Chinese New Year with special editions of the Kyrie 5, Air Jordan 33 and Air Jordan 12. In addition, Heron Preston shared his latest chapter with Nike using the Huarache E.D.G.E. while we took an official look at the Girls Don’t Cry x Nike SB Dunk Low. This week’s batch offers a wide selection of choices from court-ready models to additional silhouettes that’ll be making their debut such as the Nike Adapt BB and new Air Max 720 Saturn.
Our weekly drop continues as we showcase releases to look for from your favorite brands, curating the most hyped releases and strongest silhouette/colorway combinations that should not be missed. Take a look at the list below and let us know what launches you’re looking forward to.
Givenchy JAW Sneaker
Givenchy delivers its JAW sneaker in the form of a high-top. Its new look shares a chunky outsole for a tactical aesthetic. Reminiscent of military footwear, a cotton sock-like collar along with a polyamide and polyurethane-constructed upper are some accents that join its zip closure and a padded tongue.
Nike Air Max 720 Saturn
The dominantly black and yellow colorway of the Air Max 720 Saturn features racing-inspired design cues to coincide with this year’s NBA All-Star weekend theme, a homage to Charlotte’s Motor Speedway. The rest of the silhouette’s design elements are executed through contrast stitching along with repetitive Air Max 720 design patterns wrapping around the upper and heel.
Nike Air Foamposite One “Floral”
Nike’s classic Air Foamposite One - made popular by Penny Hardaway – gets covered in an all-over graphic on its upper, where a floral print pops against a black base. In addition, a metallic gold Swoosh lace dubrae tops-off the surprisingly elegant design.
Nike KD 11 “Aunt Pearl”
Constructed in partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, the Nike KD 11 “Aunt Pearl” welcomes back a strong pink hue to coat the entire sneaker, from its Flyknit upper to its marbled sole unit. More details include a Kay Yow cancer ribbon on each heel plus the names of 59 cancer survivors on the insoles and heel counters
Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro “Draft Day”
Influenced by the Charlotte Hornets, the Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro “Draft Day” adds mix of light blue and purple on a white based to coincide with the team that originally drafted the legendary Laker. The colorway is completed thanks to Kobe Bryant‘s signature logo on the tongue and 1996 stitched on the heel as an ode to the day Bryant donned the traditional draft cap.
Nike PG 3 “ACG”
Paul George‘s love for fishing and the great outdoors is expressed in this latest iteration. The earthy color palette channels its inner hiking trail with a mix of green and brown. PG’s name and jersey number are present, while the addition of “93552” on the midsole is a nod to his hometown of Palmdale, California.
Air Jordan 1 “Turbo Green”
The latest take on the popular Air Jordan 1 welcomes a white leather base accented by overlays of ”Turbo Green” suede. The notable detailing on the colorway is the “SP 19 Air Jordan 1 High OG” notation that appears on the medial and lateral midfoot areas. Branding comes in the form of a classic Nike Air tongue tag, side Swooshes and debossed Wings at the ankle collar. Closing out the design of the shoe is a sail midsole and a contrasting grey rubber outsole.
Under Armour Curry 6 “Coy Fish”
The Under Armour Curry 6 “Coy Fish” sports a bright neon green upper and contrasting black accents as a nod to the beautiful color combination of the koi fish. The model’s bright and bold colorway is also a small reflection of a prank during Curry’s junior year at Davidson where he played the role of a decoy for a teammate’s 21st birthday at a Japanese steakhouse.
adidas N3XT L3V3L
adidas’ first laceless basketball sneaker is back in a brand new colorway. Its black and white knitted upper rests atop a sail midsole and gum rubber outsole to bridge the gap between past and present while on the hardwood. In addition, the Three Stripes incorporates a new LIGHTSTRIKE midsole for comfort and flexibility during wear.
Air Jordan 6 “Infrared”
The iconic Air Jordan 6 that was worn by Michael Jordan as he took down the Lakers for his first of six championships in 1991 is back. Its “Infrared” edition sports a mostly black nubuck construction with bright hits of red on the midsole, tongue and heel. Lastly, OG “Nike AIR” branding is found stitched on the heel and shared on the lace lock.
ROKIT x Nike Kyrie 5
Release Date: February 16
Release Price: $140 USD, available at select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike SNKRS
The most attention-grabbing sneaker from this year’s batch of special-edition All-Star drops – the ROKIT x Kyrie 5 - features a selection of neon shades, including a bright Volt-colored sole unit. Added details include a translucent Flytrap-inspired lacing system, a profound reverse Swoosh logo and an embossed ROKIT logo on the heel.
nonnative x Converse Pro-Leather Hi Suede Zip
Release Date: February 16
Release Price: $195 USD/each, available at select retailers and Coverchord.com
nonnative reunites Converse for a tandem of zippered Pro-Leather Hi shoes. The original silhouette is reworked slightly, swapping out longhair suede and pale midsoles for a more worn look. Shared in navy and grey options, the collaboration utilizes premium suede on the upper, contrasting Converse branding and a yellowed rubber midsole for an aged presentation. Lastly, a zippered tongue adds a distinct look along with high functionality.
Nike Adapt BB
Nike welcomes its first auto-lacing sneaker made for the basketball court. The Swoosh’s Adapt BB can be paired with the Nike Adapt App on your mobile device to respectively adjust the fit of your left and right sneaker. In addition, customizable lights in the midsole provide a small dose of flair and entertainment for onlookers and the wearer.
Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 “Own the Game”
The loud mix of colors, prints and patterns of this Why Not Zer0.2 reflect Russell Westbrook’s “Why Not” mentality on and off the court. As he flirts with another season – third to be exact – of averaging a triple double you’ll easily find Westbrook turning heads during pre-game arrivals with his outfits and footwear choices. This All-Star weekend special is officially dubbed “Own the Game.”
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