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The Air Jordan 6 “UNC”….

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Michael Jordan’s first championship shoe, the 1991-released Air Jordan 6, has an extremely busy month ahead. There are, of course, the two “Like Mike” styles in White/Orange and green suede due out in December – the latter of which is considered the greater of the duo in terms of hype. Yet for many others, it’s the Air Jordan 6 that lightly honors MJ’s time at Chapel Hill that stands as the must-have release of the holiday season.

The Air Jordan 6 “UNC,” or more properly titled Black/University Blue, is a throwback edition of the Air Jordan 6. It is to the “Infrared” what the “Like Mike” in White/Orange is to the “Carmine.” Lush noir construction is perfectly offset by sky blue accents while a partially translucent sole unit captivates below.

Take an official look at the “UNC” 6s below and let us know if you plan to grab this must-have drop on December 2 via Nike SNKRS….

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Nike Air Max CB 34 “Home”

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Nike Basketball continues to dig deep into the 90’s archive to reveal all of our favorites from decades past. The latest to surface is a gem from Charles Barley’s signature line – the Nike Air Max CB 34.

After popping up last year then subsequently disappearing, the Nike Air Max CB 34 “Home” highlights a milky white base with purple and orange accents to symbolize his old team, the Phoenix Suns….

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THE NIKE AIR TRAINER CRUZ “HAYSTACK”

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Seen last night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and earlier this week when he let Complex into his sneaker closet, Victor Cruz sees the inaugural release of his first signature silhouette, the Nike Air Trainer Cruz “Haystack” drop next week.

A throwback to the football trainers of past while also updated with modern specifications, Cruz’s shoe represents both a nod to yester years and budding innovative of performance sport. Releasing in the fall friendly “Haystack” iteration with strong “Wheat” vibes…

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Sneaker heads and the Profit thing….

They line up 24 hours before the rollout of certain sneakers ….

That is…….That they won’t wear…..

They are cashing in on a commodity

The value of certain limited release sneakers…..

And there IS money in them sneakers , or kicks if you will….

Ince thinks of himself as a small-time entrepreneur, but in reality he’s part of a complex, rubber-soled mini economy — one with “buyers, sellers, brokers, market-makers and third-party valuation services,” said Josh Luber, who founded Campless, a blog about sneaker data.

Luber, 36, understands this market better than anyone. Since 2012, he has compiled data on more than 13 million eBay auctions and posted his analysis on Campless, creating a price guide he calls the Kelley Blue Book of sneakers. The site tracks the prices of more than 1,100 pairs of collectible sneakers — that is, sneakers that sell on the secondary market above their primary market, or retail, price.

The markup can be astonishing. The average eBay price of the LeBron 10 What the MVP sneaker? $2,086. The Nike Air MAG Back to the Future? $5,718. How about the Air Yeezy 2 Red October, designed by Kanye West and released by Nike this year for $250 retail? It sold on eBay for an average price of $2,958, with almost two dozen people paying at least $8,000, Luber said.1

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Luber — a fanatical sneaker collector himself, with 178 pairs on display in his home — says eBay’s sneaker business totaled $338 million in the last year, up 31 percent from the year before. Sneakers, he says, have become “boxes of cash” for many people. As soon as Foot Lockers across the country open each Saturday, thousands of pairs are on eBay.

None of this happens, of course, without the complicity of Nike, which is on track to hit $30 billion in sales this year. By inventing the concept of a limited sneaker, the company helped spawn a secondary market that puts money in the pockets of Ince and other investors….

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Nike “Peace” / “Urban Jungle Gym” Collection…

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Combining two of basketball’s most iconic sneakers, this officially-labeled Nike Air Collection is inspired by the golden age of the game. The Nike Air Force 1 has always been directly tied to the game, but the Nike Air Raid completely changed the outdoor element. Referred to as the “Peace” or “Urban Jungle Gym” Air Raid, this black and multicolored makeup is an original colorway from the “For Outdoor Use Only” sneaker. To go along with the pioneer is an AF1 that has similar graphics to represent the era of bold statements. Raise your game and you will increase the peace….
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THE GAMEPLAN: JORDAN “GRAPE” COLLECTION…

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The latest Jordan collection to launch at Champs Sports features products covered in the “Grape” colorway that was originally seen on the Air Jordan 5. One of the most vaunted Jordan colorways, the “Grapes” continue to be an in-demand shoe today. Therefore, why not stock up on a wealth of Jordan products inspired by such a popular colorway?….

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NIKE ROSHE RUN” ISLAND GIRL” CUSTOM….

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The popular Nike Roshe Run was painted to include portraits of an island woman and a tropical setting on the Nike Roshe Run” Island Girl” CustomKIKERONI of SLHVN painted a floral pattern on the toe cap and tongue, and similar design on the heel counter but added the smiling faces of a different Island Girl on each shoe. Be sure to follow Kikeroni to keep up with his latest creations…..

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NIKE KD V “HULK” COLLECTION

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Kevin Durant is a completely different beast when it’s game time. The Nike KD V “Hulk” capitalizes on Durant’s hardwood heroics in a colorway that’s also friendly off-court. An atomic teal base and volt branding add new energy to the KD line, proving brighter and bolder than ever before…..

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GARY PAYTON REVEALS “THE GLOVE” (Sneakers) WILL RETURN IN MARCH…

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Athletes taking to Instagram to reveal future kicks and new colorways is always a pleasant surprise, but it’s even more exciting when a retired player uses the platform to announce the return of a classic basketball signature. Last night, more than a year after saying “The Glove” would returnGary Payton revealed via a new Instagram photo that “The Gloves” will be released in March 2013….More…

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ADIDAS ROSE 773 “GOLD MEDAL”

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Adidas basketball may not have any of their poster boys at the Olympics, but that doesn’t mean they’re taking the summer off. Following the adidas adiZero 773 “USA”, another American colorway of Derrick Rose’s latest model has popped up……More……

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AIR JORDAN 10 ‘STEALTH’

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So, you’re too busy with March Madness that you forgot what releases this weekend? Don’t worry; here’s a reminder that the Air Jordan 10 “Stealth” is set to drop…..

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AIR JORDAN 14 WHITE/VARSITY RED

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With March Madness beginning on the court soon, similar madness is beginning in stores this month with the release of the Air Jordan 14 White/Varsity Red.

Known to some as the “Candy Cane” 14s…….

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Jeremy Lin will rock his OWN signature Linsanity Nike Hypefuse

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There will be a “Linsanity” version of the Hyperfuse.

Jeremy Lin is getting his own shoe. Nike is reportedly planning to cash in on the Linsanity that is sweeping the basketball nation by releasing a Jeremy Lin “Linsanity” edition Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 shoe.

Global CP reports that Lin is currently sponsored by Nike and typically wears plain white, blue, or black editions of the Hyperfuse 2011.

The Linsanity edition will bear his name and will feature Knicks’ colors.

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WIN A PAIR OF NIKE “GALAXY” FOAMPOSITES and AIR JORDAN 6/7 “GOLD MEDAL” PACK…

Today we feature a Giveway from Nicekicks and a Air Jordan ‘Gold Medal’ Pack….

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FOUR ways to enter, ONE pair of “Galaxy” Foamposites to WIN!

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With the 2012 Olympics in London coming up, there is no surprise that Jordan Brand plans on releasing this one-of-a-kind Air Jordan 6 & 7 “Gold…

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RELEASE REMINDER: NIKE “BLACK HISTORY MONTH” COLLECTION….

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Nike Sportswear “Black History Month” Collection

February really is the hottest month of the year.

This weekend the Nike “Black History Month” Collection will release at select retailers tomorrow….

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Nike Total Air Foamposite Max ‘Metallic Silver’….

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Release Reminder: Nike Total Air Foamposite Max “Metallic Silver”

Back when Timmy D. was a dynamic, incredibly athletic and fun-to-watch hooper, he wore some incredible Foamposite kicks. Okay, not all of that sentence is completely true (mostly the part about Tim Duncan’s fun factor), but his Total Air Foamposite Maxes were, and still are, amazing. Brought back after years …

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