A lot of sneaker news happens each day, so it's hard to sift through all of it and shake out the clutter. Your Twitter feed is likely full of Air Jordans releases dates and sneakers on sale, but what's worth paying attention to? Beyond that, there are daily industry rumbles that may affect the athletic footwear world as a whole. Oh, and memes, Vines, and other shenanigans, too. Here's what you need to know.
"The sole of the shoes are completely warped and coming apart so no chance in fixing them," the user writes. From what we can gather in the comments, the sneakers were washed for a full extra hour on a hot setting, which was undoubtedly the death knell for these knits."
"I think that even if he had never played basketball again he had already cemented his place in history as one of the greatest players ever, and the designs at that point had already become popular outside of sport," Hatfield said, alluding to the Air Jordan line's unparalleled off-court success."
"First up is the NikeLab Gyakusou Free 3.0 Flyknit, which sees a heavy dose of design language from Undercover founder Jun Takahashi. The muted, black-based colorways are accented with earthy hits of brown, blue, red, and green, sticking with the drab palette we've become used to seeing from the Gyakusou sneakers As for performance, the pairing of the Flyknit upper and Free 3.0 sole makes for a truly natural feel."
"Set to appear on the feet of the NBA's top names tonight and tomorrow night, this group includes the "Cork" LeBron 13s along with previously unseen colorways of the Kobe X and KD 8. Each of the three are some of the strongest looks for their respective models, but the KD's unique mash-up of Oklahoma City and DC/Maryland/Virginia maps and skylines makes it stand out from the rest."
"According to famed reseller and Supreme insider Corgishoe, the black colorway is actually the most limited of the three pairs. "In the long run the black pair is going to be 'worth' the most based on production #s," he wrote in an Instagram comment."