We are near the end of August as well as the end of Summer (for many of us). The warm months of the year is a time when we can expect a variety of models to be rocked with no worries about rain or snow. So as we transition into a time when #sneakerholics may have to worry about the weather conditions, we look back at some of the favorite Summer choices. We’ve been asking enthusiasts on Twitter what their favorite Summer models were. From the responses we got these were the top 10 choices in no particular order.
1. Nike Air Force 1 Low (White on White)
The white-on-white Air Force 1 is a staple in many #sneakerholics collection. The clean canvas is a customizer’s dream and available in a few different incarnations, including the new Lunar Force 1.
2. Asics Gel Lyte III
Thanks to many successful collaborations from the mind of Ronnie Fieg and Summer time releases from the likes of St. Alfred, this Gel runner has never been as popular as it has now. Some great GR colorways helps with that as well.
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No one knows if architect turned sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield ever intended for his product to be in movies, but when Bugs Bunny called on the services of Michael Jordan, that is exactly what happened. For those that are out of the loop, I am talking about the one movie all sneakerholics know about, “Space Jam”. What most people dismiss as a movie for kids, the sneaker community treats like “Gone With The Wind”. Why you ask? Well look no further than the shoes Michael Jordan was wearing during the final basketball game, the Air Jordan 11 ‘Space Jam”. Most recently released as a retro in 2009, the model made a return in a different form in 2011. Continue reading
Air Jordan 11 Retro uploaded by Evanga
One of the most anticipated sneaker releases happens today. The return of the Air Jordan 11 Black/Red is now available worldwide for #sneakerholics of any age to enjoy. Following the trend of releasing the AJ11 just before Christmas, this latest release may be the most important colorway to Michael Jordan himself. Continue reading
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The Air Jordan X (10) was the first shoe of the series that released without MJ himself officially approving the final design. That is why there are technically two versions of the sneaker, a story for another day. With Jordan focusing on his baseball career with the Double-A Birmingham Barons, most people figured that he would not be returning to basketball anytime soon. That is except for one particularly stubborn man, Nike and Jordan designer Tinker Hatfield. As most people in Nike were writing Air Jordans off, Nike Europe didn’t order any Air Jordan 10’s, Tinker secretly worked on the next Jordan sneaker. Continue reading
Early last week we shared with you the Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” that Michael Jordan wore for his final NBA Championship. Well, today we wanted to share another special shoe from the Air Jordan catalog.
We’ll start with a little history lesson for some. After winning three consecutive NBA Championships from 1990-93, Jordan retired from the game of basketball following his father’s death in July of ’93. He decided to revisit a dream he shared with this father and pursued a career in professional baseball. Although MJ progressed and improved as a player, baseball’s lockout and his burning desire to get back to basketball brought MJ back to the NBA. 1995-1996 would be MJ’s first full season back in a Bulls uniform and also the season that the Air Jordan XI (11) would be unveiled to the world.
With the return of MJ, legendary designer Tinker Hatfield returned to design and create the new Air Jordan 11, and what an Air Jordan it is. Pulling out all the stops (like Michael in the video below), Tinker wanted to create a shoe with both form and function as well as utilize new materials. The new material was of course the use of patent leather on the mudguard and toebox portion of the shoe, used to help mimic a shiny, convertible sports car. Cordura additions finish off the upper of the shoe, and sit above the always popular translucent sole, which made its return to the Air Jordan line and served as a window-like framework to the full length carbon fiber shank.
Air Jordan XI (11) Black/True Red