10. Reebok Answer IV in White/Black – $139
Allen Iverson has gone retro! With Iverson in debt from gambling and done with basketball, looks like he will need the cash boost from Reebok. The Question Sneakers was also re-released this year. The Answer IV is available online at Sneakersnstuff.com.
9. Nike Total Air Foamposite Max in Current Blue – $225
Also known as the “Tim Duncan Foamposites,” the Nike Total Air Foamposite Max was originally released in 1998. This revolutionary sneaker pairs a Foamposite-based upper with full-length Max Air cushioning, a polyurethane midsole and a rubber outsole. Available online at Footlocker.com and Nike.com.
8. Adidas Rose 3.0 in Aluminum/Black/Light Scarlet – $159
The adidas Rose 3.0 basketball shoe is inspired by Derricks humble roots and exciting play. The Rose logo features three petals that revolve around a subtle letter “D” and number “1” in the center. The petals sharp edges represent his speed and agility on the court and each one is unique to pay homage to the creative cuts, slashes and shots he makes on the court. The Rose 3.0 is available online at Footlocker.com and Adidas.com.
7. Nike Lebron X in China Jade – $199
The Nike LeBron X+ Enabled basketball shoe tracks your game and provides real-time feedback and coaching. Flywire technology tightens during quick cuts and sudden changes of direction, delivering lightweight support and lockdown fit. Hyperfuse construction provides lightweight breathability, durability, and stability. Full-length, visible Nike Zoom unit delivers a perfect combination of impact protection and quick-cut responsiveness. The Nike Lebron X is available online at Nike.com and Footlocker.com
6. Nike Hyperposite ‘Statue of Liberty’ – $225
As everyone knows, Lady Liberty’s iconic turquoise hue has become almost as well known as the Statue itself. Crystal mint is the official color used to match that color. Accents of metallic copper coin, mimicking the Statue’s torch, are featured all around the shoe in Nike branding as well as splotches on the Hyperfuse section of the upper. The metallic copper also represents the color the Statue originally was when it was gifted to the United States from France in 1886. Made from copper, the Statue of Liberty oxidized within the first 15 years of its existence and has been the color it is today ever since. Lucky for us, that color leads to one eye popping colorway on the Hyperposite. An icy midsole under the Air Max bubble and copper lace caps finishes off the release. Available online at Footlocker.com.
5. Nike Air Penny V ‘Phoenix Suns’ – $165
After over a decade the latest edition of the Penny shoe legacy – the Nike Air Penny V. This new-age, on-court-inspired style is crafted out of a durable mix of leather and mesh materials for a secure fit. Below the basketball-inspired upper construction is a cushioning midsole with a visible Air Max heel unit and translucent rubber outsole for comfort and traction. To finish off this fresh pair is the 1Cent heel logo and pull tab for the perfect mix of past meets present. Available online at Nike.com and Footlocker.com.
4. Nike Hyperdunk in University Gold and University Red – $140
Elevating basketball performance to the next level, the Nike Hyperdunk 2012 is an innovative combination of advanced Flywire technology and a basketball-specific Lunarlon cushioning system, this light, more supportive, durable and breathable basketball shoe is expressly designed to meet the demands of elite basketball players worldwide. The upper features the most advanced version of Flywire, which uses high-strength cables for support and stability. Available online at Nike.com, Footlocker.com, and Sneakersnstuff.com.
3. Air Jordan Retro 9 ‘Johnny Kilroy’ – $159
Originally released in 1994, the Air Jordan IX was a Japanese-inspired style that designer Tinker Hatfield chose for MJ’s statue in Chicago. The inner bootie, speed-lacing system and sole all spoke to Jordan’s winning qualities, which are carried over into the retroed version of the AJ IX. The Jordan Retro 9 features a minimalist upper that combines leather and nubuck materials, which looks great on top of the dynamic-fit inner bootie, internal support straps and one-pull lace locking system. Available online at Nike.com and Footlocker.com.
2. Nike Kobe VII in Wolf Grey/Photo Blue/Black/Cool Grey – $140
The Nike Zoom Kobe VII basketball shoe features a highly durable, cast polyurethane shell upper that provides durability and a performance fit. Mesh placed under the shell adds ventilation and a graphic pattern that tells the predator story. Next-generation Flywire technology offers lightweight support and lockdown. 3-D heel clip made of injected TPU is molded closer to the midfoot to enhance stability and add a lockdown fit. Available online at Nike.com and Footlocker.com
1. Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi in Royal/White/Orange
Ewing Athletics was born in the late 80’s after adidas told Parick Ewing that he wasn’t the player they thought he was. Ewing Athletics were seen on rappers, actors and basketball players all over the world. Since they left the market, the sneaker world has been crying for a comeback. Now, Ewing Athletics are finally back in limited numbers. These sneakers represent a classic style and come in Knicks colors. A true retro sneaker. Available online at Sneakersnstuff.com.