A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneakers Releases

A complete guide to this week's best sneaker releases.

Air Jordan 3 Black/Cement Grey White Fire Red 854262 001 (Pair)

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Air Jordan 3 Black/Cement Grey White Fire Red 854262 001 (Pair)

This weekend, NBA All-Star Weekend is taking place in Los Angeles. To celebrate the occasion, Nike, Jordan Brand, and Adidas decided to release an insane amount of sneakers. While it is almost impossible to touch on every single thing coming out over the next few days, here are some of the best releases that will be available over the course of the weekend's festivities. 

The releases start on Valentine's Day with the Air Jordan III "Free Throw Line," a pair that takes inspiration from Michael Jordan's 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest dunk from the free throw line. The following day, Nike Basketball will be releasing special All-Star Game PEs of its four main signature models: the LeBron 15, KD X, PG 2, and Kyrie 4. Jordan Brand will also be releasing a special version of Russell Westbrook's Why Not Zer0.1 model he will be rocking in the All-Star Game on Thursday as well.

On Friday, Jordan Brand continues its extensive offerings with the releases of the "Black/Metallic Gold" Air Jordan I NRG and black and white versions of the "OVO" Air Jordan VIII. Also releasing on Friday is two new colorful renditions of the Air Force 1 High designed by Riccardo Tisci, the "All-Star" colorway of the Under Armour Curry 4, and the second chapter of Kith's "Long Live the King" collection with Nike that will also help usher in the grand opening of Kith's newest flagship location in Los Angeles. 

Saturday will house the rest of the packed weekend of releases. The long-awaited "Wheat" Nike Air Zoom Generation is getting the retro treatment along with the a re-tooled version of the Nike Kobe 1 dubbed the Kobe 1 Protro. The Kobe 1 Protro will be dropping in its OG black and yellow color scheme, as well as collaborative colorways created by L.A.'s UNDFTD. Miami's SoleFly will also be releasing its own collab, the "Reverse Lightning" Air Jordan XVII Low. 

Perhaps the most anticipated release of the weekend is the "Black Cement" Air Jordan III, complete with "Nike Air" heel branding, that is making its return this Saturday. 

Last but not least, Adidas is hosting a weekend-long event at 747 Warehouse St. in Los Angeles that will give those who attend the opportunity to purchase limited releases like the BAPE x Adidas Dame 4 collection, Futurecraft 4D, Crazy BYW, Yeezy 500 Desert Rat "Blush," and more. 

For a more detailed look at all of the drops, here's a Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases.

Air Jordan III 'Free Throw Line'

Air Jordan IIII NRG "Free Throw Line"

Nike Basketball All-Star Game Collection

Nike Kyrie 4 All Star Release Date AQ8623 001

Price: $110-$185

When: Thursday, Feb. 15

Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers

What You Need to Know: Nike has created a colorful array of PEs for its four signature athletes to rock in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game this Sunday in Los Angeles. The Kyrie 4, KD 10, PG 2, and LeBron 15 are each inspired by a different community in California with corresponding branding hits and insole graphics. The Kyrie 4 is easily the most eye-catching and sports a black and white tie-dye upper.

Nike KD 10 All-Star Release Date 897817-400
Nike PG2 All-Star Release Date AO1750-300 Profile
Nike LeBron 15 All-Star Pink Release Date 897650-600


Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 'City of Flight'

Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 "City of Flight"

Air Jordan I NRG 'Black/Metallic Gold'

Air Jordan I 'Black/Metallic Gold'

Air Jordan VIII 'OVO' Pack

Air Jordan 8 'OVO' White/Metallic Gold Varsity Red Blur AA1239 135 (Lateral)

Price: $225

When: Friday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m.

Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers

What You Need to Know: The latest pair of "OVO" Air Jordans uses the Air Jordan VIII as the canvas. Both pairs continue the theme of past "OVO" drops by using black and white upper with gold accenting. OVO owl logos can be seen on the heel tab and insole.

Air Jordan 8 'OVO' Black/Metallic Gold-Varsity Red-Blur AA1239-045 (Lateral)


Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 High Pack

Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 High 'Victorious Minotaurs'

Price: $220

When: Friday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers

What You Need to Know: Riccardo Tisci is dropping his second batch of Air Force 1 Highs based off of his fictional Victorious Minotaurs basketball team. Both pairs feature identical branding on the heel and toe box, as well as big stars stitched on the side panels. One pair utilizes a black, red, white, and yellow color palette, while the other opts for brighter pink, purple, red, and white hues.

Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 High 'Icarus'


Under Armour Curry 4 'All-Star'

Under Armour Curry 4 'All Star' 1298306 108 (Lateral)

Kith x Nike 'Long Live the King' Chapter 2 Collection

Kith x Nike LeBron 15 'Long Live the King' Chapter 2 Collection 5

Price: TBD

When: Friday, Feb. 16 (Kith LA and kith.com) and Saturday, Feb. 17 (other Kith locations)

Where: Kith flagship locations and kith.com

What You Need to Know: To celebrate the grand opening of its brand new Los Angeles flagship store, Kith is releasing the second chapter of its "Long Live the King" collection with Nike. The collection will consist of four pairs of the LeBron 15: two performance versions and two of Ronnie Fieg's redesigned lifestyle pairs with removable straps. Each is covered in all-over floral print embroidery inspired by a king's cloak and LeBron's royal "King James" nickname. Matching apparel will release alongside the footwear as well.

Kith x Nike LeBron 15 'Long Live the King' Chapter 2 Collection 6


Nike Air Zoom Generation 'Wheat'

Nike Air Zoom Generation 'Wheat'

Nike Kobe 1 Protro

Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro Del Sol Release Date AQ2728 003

UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 1 Protro

Undefeated x Nike Kobe Protro

Price: $175

When: Friday, Feb. 16

Where: Undefeated La Brea pop-up

What You Need to Know: Along with the return of the OG colorway of the Nike Kobe 1, L.A.'s Undefeated has also created its own version of the Kobe 1 Protro to celebrate NBA All-Star Weekend. Pairs with white leather and woodland camo mesh upper will be releasing. Both have black accents, and sport Undefeated's signature five-strike logo on the lateral heel and tongue. The white pair sits atop a gum bottom. 

UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 1 Protro 'White/Gum'


SoleFly x Air Jordan XVII Low 'Reverse Lightning'

Solefly x Air Jordan 17 Low Lightning AJ7321 003

Air Jordan III 'Black Cement'

Air Jordan III "Black Cement"

Adidas 747 Warehouse St.

Adidas Basketball 757 Warehouse Street

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