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The Air Jordan 6 “UNC”….

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Air Jordan 6 "UNC"

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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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 AIR TRAINER MAX ’91 “PHILADELPHIA EAGLES”

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Bo Jackson‘s Trainer Max ’91 is one of the most iconic Nike training silhouettes in the line. Now with the Swoosh locked in as the official brand of the NFL, they are producing individual team versions of their football trainers. First seen is the Nike Air Trainer Max ’91 “Philadelphia Eagles”. Using the Eagles’ retro shade of green across the upper, black and white offer accents that create a clean colorway on the classic model…..

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ASICS GEL LYTE III “CHRISTMAS”…..

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The excitement for holiday sneakers has begun to ramp up, and ASICS is offering up a sneaker to add to your holiday wish list with the ASICS Gel Lyte III “Christmas.” The oft-employed suede material takes center stage on the upper, appropriately sporting an all-red hue. Meanwhile, cool grey and yellow hit up the accents, leaving the shoe void of the festive December day’s secondary color. Is that in part to leave the door open for another silhouette to step in….

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NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE “DOERNBECHER” OFFICIALLY UNVEILED….

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For the first time, Nike is including the iconic Nike Air Foamposite One in their special“Doernbecher” Collection. Inspired by Elijah Diggins, a 14-year-old baseball fanatic who has had to deal with Burkitt’s Leukemia, this Foamposite One tells a story. Elijah’s design includes his personal smiley-face logo that turns into his initials when viewed sideways, and a fiery red and black color combination that represents his favorite basketball player, LeBron James. This special sneaker’s sockliner features a chain-link graphic that represents a silver bracelet that his parents gave him before starting chemotherapy, and Japanese characters on the tongue stand for courage, all finished off with Elijah’s John Hancock. Included with the vivid Nike Air Foamposite One “Doernbecher” is a windbreaker and hat to complete the collection…..

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NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO “MAUI” CUSTOM

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Nike Air Foamposite Pro Maui Custom

 

 

The Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Maui” Custom by Peculiar Kinetics offers a tropical vacation for your feet. Inspired by the volcanic activity in the Polynesian Islands, this pair places fiery hues on the Swoosh stamped Foams. Deep red tint tags the translucent outsole, with orange laces adding to the hot theme. Take a look at detailed pictures of the Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Maui” Custom below and visit PK Studios for all order inquiries….

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AIR JORDAN 4 “CORPORATE” CUSTOM….

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Air Jordan 4 Corporate Custom

By now, you know the work of absolelute as a featured artist on sneaker projects from some of the top customizers. Known for his lasering technique on tags and debrays, the Air Jordan 4“Corporate” Custom sees him using his sharp skill in all-over fashion. Designed for Matt from Corporate, this pair etches the entire “Toro Bravo” upper with the store’s name and slogan. Check out detailed pics of this one-of-one custom below….

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15 Sneaker Releases to Look ahead to This Fall…..

…from Nice Kicks…..

Dear summer, we’ll miss you, but we’re more than excited about the cool weather that fall brings. While the season of leaves sees a change in temperature and thus wardrobe, it also brings more than a few sneaker releases. Nestled in between the start of school and the start of snow, this fall finds new colors on old favorites, can’t miss collabs and a few new models. As we kick back on the unofficial last day of the summer, we also look forward to a fall full of heat. Check out fifteen kicks we’re looking forward to this season …….

15 Sneaker Releases We're Looking Forward to This Fall

Shown….: Nike LeBron 11 “King’s Pride”

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AIR JORDAN 4 & 5 “FEAR”….

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We see a new Air Jordan 4 and Air Jordan 5 hit shelves when the “Fear” pack releases this Saturday, August 24. Siblings from the same collection, we see traces of the family resemblance in the accents, while each shoe manages to stand alone as its own entity…..

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NIKE ZOOM SOLDIER VII “DEEP ROYAL BLUE”

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Nike Zoom Soldier VII "Deep Royal Blue"

The Nike Zoom Soldier line has been a popular addition to the Nike LeBron line since its inception. The latest model is seen today in a brand new colorway. The Nike Zoom Soldier VII “Deep Royal Blue” employs the title color on the Hyperfuse upper. The bright hue of plays off the more subdued navy blue color on the molded collar, composite strap, and midsole. Platinum silver adds contrast on the dual composition tongue and outsole.

The Nike Zoom Soldier VII is designed to minimize bulk, while enhancing comfort. Subtle details, such as herringbone traction pattern on the outsole, team with the bold design to create a shoe that is one of a kind….

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NIKE KOBE 8 “GRAFFITI” ID Option Available…..

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Shortly after a teaser of the Nike Kobe 9 hit the airwaves, a new iD option for the Nike Kobe 8 is now available. Thanks to NIKEiD, you can now customize a pair of the Mamba 8s with a graffiti design on the upper. This new iD option still offers the same colors for the Swoosh, midsole and heel clip as before, simply laid out on a new background. Six different graffiti colorways are offered on the upper, ranging from a graphic black/white to a purple/yellow combination….

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Air Jordan’s ‘Black Grape’

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A new color on old favorites is nothing new in the world of sneakers. The Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape” is the third colorway of the Jordan 5 to release this year, but it is the first time we see this color scheme on the model. The “Black Grape” colorway is inspired by the popularity of the Air Jordan 5 “Grape”, but the blocking is similar to that of the Air Jordan 8 “Aqua”. Check out a detailed look at the all-new shoe in the latest installment of Nice Kicks Unboxing…..

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11 WOMEN’S AIR JORDAN RETROS THAT MEN WANT

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11 Women's Air Jordan Retros That Men Want

Between the rate of releases and quality of colorways, guys have no room to complain about access to Air Jordans. Even so, the model’s made famous by Mike have taken well to lifestyle makeups made specifically for the ladies. With many dudes wishing the “Pink Snakeskin” 11 Lows would go up to a size 14, we take a look back at 11 Air Jordan retros for women that guys would gladly rock….

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NIKE AIR MAX 1 FB “BLUE LEOPARD”

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Nike Air Max 1 FB "Blue Leopard"

The Nike Air Max 1 adds an exotic option to the Swoosh’s FB collection. The “Blue Leopard” nickname aptly describes this sneaker, as all-over leopard print decorates blue suede on the upper. Lime on the tongue branding and outsole pops off the eye-catching shoe for a selection perfect for the spring. No release date has been set for the “Blue Leopard” Air Max 1, but stay tuned to Nice Kicks for the latest information….

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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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