Senior Night marks the last home game for players who have exhausted their eligibility, and many college basketball athletes try to go out with a bang. That was the case this past weekend, when Nevada’s two seniors put on their jerseys for the last time on their home floor, as both laced the Nike Kobe 8 “What the Kobe” for the first time this season. Jerry Evans Jr. and Deonte Burton shined in the footwear department and on the scoreboard, as they defeated UNLV to close out the regular season. Although the duo stole the show as a pair, many other notable sneakers also hit the NCAA hardwood around the country. North Carolina channeled the past by wearing the Tar Heel-inspired Air Jordan 10 “Powder Blue”, Florida’s Kasey Hill debuted the Flightposite 2014, and Oregon’s student section even makes a special appearance in this College Kicks On Court.
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.
New seasons mean new silhouettes, and Nike is bringing the all-new Nike Lunarrestoa to the table. Bearing a leopard-printed upper, the low-top casual kick ditches laces for slip-on styling, as taped seams bring together the sneaker’s sweeping panels. Form-fitting through and through, the shoe’s sleek design culminates in a neoprene grippy ankle collar. Available for pre-order now at atmos, you can cop a pair for yourself for ¥11,550 (~$112).
Crafted in a clothing factory, the new Under Armour Speedform Apollo defies the limits of traditional footwear construction. With the precision feel, fit, and comfort that has been expected from the brand, this latest version of the Under Armour Speedform is the lightest yet. Using UA’s famous material innovation, ultrasonic seams, and the first-ever molded seamless heel cup, the Apollo is a true extension of your foot. Get a detailed look at the latest in running footwear below in special promotional packaging, and get yourself a pair today for an even $100 at Under Armour.
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).