This Thursday, Cali MC and PUMA life repper Casey Veggies will be meeting and greeting fans at the Nice Kicks Shop in Austin, TX. Presented by PUMA, Casey will be at the shop from 4 PM to 5 PM during the Nice Kicks Showcase, giving fans the chance to chop it up and take pics. Swing by on Thursday and click here for a list of this week’s Nice Kicks events.
March is here and it’s almost winning time. Not just winning the division for playoff seeding, but winning the Kicks On Court Champ award.
The NBA’s biggest names and biggest sneakerheads brought it yesterday, with two major debuts shining bright. LeBron James made headlines by breaking out the Nike LeBron 11 Elite in Chicago, while Russell Westbrook donned a new Air Jordan 10 PE in Los Angeles.
While neither of those makeups are on the market now, some of the most sought after retro releases also turned heads. Jodie Meeks scored a career-high in Kobe Bryant’s abscence, sporting a pair from the acclaimed Prelude Pack. DeMar DeRozan, Kenneth Faried, Donald Sloan, Jimmy Butler, Michael Beasley and more rocked re-released hardwood classics, while Terrence Ross and DeMarcus Cousins elected OGs.
Between said sneakers and a host of PEs and iDs, who rocked the best sneakers last night? Check out the highlights in this installment of Kicks On Court below and vote for your favorite in the poll and in the comment section.
Revisiting where it all began, JD Sports takes a walk down memory lane to serve up a fresh take on the Nike Air Max 1. Keeping in line with the classic look, the retro runner features the use of mesh and nubuck, with the former coming in white, and the latter being handled by a joint effort of wolf grey and blue. Featuring a midsole set in white, the bottom is seen in a darker shade of grey, coinciding with the heel counter. Available now at JD Sports, the clock is ticking to pick up these Air Max 1s now for £95 (~$158).
Patrick Ewing may be Jamaican, but this week he’s Irish. The Ewing 33 Hi “St. Patrick’s Day” celebrates the holiday of the endorser’s namesake, styling the silo in a themed colorway. A green suede upper avoids pinches, while orange accents and white lining provide contrast. Check out Kin Kwan’s photos of the upcoming release below, and look for the Ewing 33 Hi “St. Patrick’s Day” to launch online on March 12th at shopnicekicks.com.
Similar to the 30th anniversary of the Reebok Classic Leather, Reebok celebrates 20 years of the Insta Pump Fury with a number of designers and storefronts taking the silhouette and putting their individual spin on it. On the heels of Crossover and END. takes, Hypethetic and Limited Edt. get together on the Insta Pump Fury, infusing stingray print and premium leather onto the retro trainer. The kick is primed to come in star-studded with metallic accents and a soft blue inner lining. Limited to 175 pairs total, the Hypethetic x Limited Edt. x Reebok Insta Pump Fury will launch at all Limited Edt stores in Singapore for SGD249 (~$197).
The Nike Air Force 1′s technologically advanced brethren turns up again, this time soaked in “University Red.” An NS PRM kick, the Lunar Force 1 drops a few seams in favor of no-sew tech holding together its synthetic panels. Maintaining the lines of the Air Force 1, odes to the original are seen throughout the red/white/black low-top that gets its name from the use of a Lunarlon midsole. Check out the “University Red” Lunar Force 1 in detail in the shots below and head over to Caliroots to cop them for €129 (~$179).
Sidewinder stitching differentiates the upcoming Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto x adidas Originals Stan Smith. Following in the footsteps of past joint projects with adidas, Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto uses a black, white and grey color combination on the iconic silhouette that has been a headliner of the year to date. The adidas Stan Smith has received many makeovers so far in 2014, but this upper end take uses premium leathers and a first time design on the Three Stripes to set itself apart. Woven into the black upper, grey threads are left hanging and not tied off to create a unique appearance, while giant Y’s tag the tongues for personalization. Tell us if these are a good look in the comment box, and watch for them to release March 15th at select adidas Originals retailers.