Jabari Parker is building quite a résumé of Sports Illustrated covers, and in each one he is wearing notable Air Jordans. Duke’s freshman phenom is on the front of the latest edition of SI, alongside of his coach and mentor Mike Krzyzewski. This is Parker’s third headline of the iconic sports magazine, with the first being when he was at Simeon in high school and the second in 2013′s college basketball preview. Jabari’s knowledge of sneakers is well-documented with his College Kicks On Court this year of past Nike LeBron signatures and AJ retros, but the rising star brings out the best whenever he is on Sports Illustrated. Sporting the Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs” and Air Jordan 11 “Concord” in previous issues, Parker appears to be wearing the recent Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” this time around to go with his Duke blue (though the pair has a “Blackout” look due to the cover image’s filter). Not to be outdone, Coach K laced a white/royal pair of classic Air Force 1 Lows. Get a full history of Jabari Parker’s SI coverage below, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for everything sneakers.
Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue
This holiday season, “Gamma Blue” looks to join the likes of “Cool Grey” and “Infrared” as a color code that makes a mark on any and every model it graces. The Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” released over the weekend, relying on potent patent leather placement and occasional accents of the blue hue on the branding and outsole. Conversely, the Air Jordan 12 “Gamma Blue” is set to launch on December 26th, hosting a healthy portion of gamma blue on the mudguard. So, which pair do you prefer? Let us know by voting in the poll below and leaving your feedback in the comment section.
The “Gamma Blues” are here. Jordan Brand’s 2013 Holiday release takes the iconic patent leather design and gives it a never before seen style code that is suitable for any scene. Based in black, the Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” features two detailing hues, with the nickname color blasting the Jumpman, and varsity maize on the tongue and heel. As with any Air Jordan 11, this rendition is versatile option for the court or the scene with an array of different kinds of pants and shorts, from denim and camo to joggers and chino.
As far as sneakerheads worldwide are concerned, Christmas has become synonymous with the Air Jordan 11, at least since 2008. 2013 is primed to follow suit with the release of the Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” coming this weekend. Circulating in the rumor mill since the last 11 drop, the “Gamma Blue” has finally arrived in the flesh right on time. As arguably the biggest release of the year, we couldn’t wait to give you a closer look at the all-new colorway of possibly the most beloved signature sneaker in this week’s edition of the Nice Kicks Unboxing.
The Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” will be available at your local Jordan retailers, and of course at the Nice Kicks Shop in Austin, TX this Saturday, December 21, for $185. Will you be grabbing them up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” will be available at your local Jordan retailers, and of course at the Nice Kicks shop in Austin, TX this Saturday, December 21 for $185. Will you be grabbing them up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The list of released, non-OG Air Jordan 11 Mids is a short one. While the “Cool Greys” caught fire twice, the “Silver Anniversary” celebration stands alone as the only other retro+ AJ11 release with no ties to a ‘95 sighting or “Concord” inspired color blocking. Enter the Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue”. Entirely original in the sense of being new, this 2013 take on the patent leather legend pulls from a timely palette for the holiday season. Gamma blue accents speak to the hue of the moment, while an otherwise blacked out aesthetic proves more winter ready than previous pairs. Take a look at detailed photos of the Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” above and let us know if these are a cop or drop for you.