During the month of November, we gather ’round to remember the things we are grateful for. If you’re a fan of the Dragon Ball Z adventures, then you’re surely thankful that this Adidas DBZ collaboration exists. Thanks, Adidas. This month, the third Adidas Dragon Ball Z duo drops. No release date yet, but expect the Adidas Kamanda Majin Buu and Ultra Tech Vegeta to drop towards the end of November.
To match the character, the Adidas Kamanda Majin Buu is constructed of a pink suede upper resting atop a translucent gray rugged sole. It is accented with hits of black and some yellow and gold detailing.
For some odd reason, the villain characters’ models are getting more love than the Super Saiyans. People, even those who aren’t fans of the DBZ series, sought out the Yung-1 Frieza. In addition, comments regarding the Prophere vs. Deerupt put Cell’s silhouette in higher regard than the netted model.
That’s precisely the case with the Kamanda Majin Buu. News sites and leakers are all highlighting the soft pink suede Kamanda model. However, not much buzz is on the Vegeta Ultra Tech.
For the hero Vegeta, Adidas is using an old-school silhouette from the 90s. They did the same with Frieza and Goku’s models. Adidas brought back the Ultra Tech in 2018, and now they are including it in the Adidas Dragon Ball Z collection.
The upper includes a mix of deep blue mesh and yellow/gold suede at the toe and tongue. Details of white and black complete the look. Similar to the Deerupt, the sole is netted. More details include custom Adidas Dragon Ball Z themed insoles and premium packaging.
There’s no word on an actual related date and the price is TBA. However, similar to previous Adidas DBZ releases, both silhouettes will drop on the same day. Except them both to release some time toward the end of November, since that seems to be the pattern.
It’s a new month packed with sneaker releases. Some are re-releases, like the Wave Runners and Cream Whites. Others are brand new, such as the Adidas x Dragon Ball Z collection. However, it doesn’t get better than a good old throwback to the past. The nostalgia is strong as we see pictures of the Will Smith Fresh Prince Jordan 5 Grape roam the web!
Everyone and their mother knows who Will Smith is. The all-time favorite actor, comedian, and entertainer is known by generations of all kinds for his role as the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The TV sitcom gave great laughs for six years and still does today. Especially when you watch the accomplished Will Smith break it down foolishly in his room. Yeah, we’re jealous of those moves.
Will Smith wore countless sneakers as the Fresh Prince. Heavily endorsed by the ‘West Philadelphian’ prince, the 1990 Jordan 5 Grape became a legendary model. It became one of the most iconic Air Jordan 5 colorways. Moreover, he wore his pair of Grapes without laces. That explains why year’s iteration will come as a laceless pair. In fact, it will be the first laceless Air Jordan 5 ever.
The Air Jordan 5 is a classic, and the Grape is one of the most iconic and legendary Jordan 5 colorways. The grape purple and minty green color take us way back to 90s fashion. However, Michael Jordan never wore this colorway on the court, despite it being a Jordan shoe. Its first drop was in 1990, later to retro in 2013. Finally, it will retro once more in a Nike x Will Smith pack. Alongside the Jordan 5 Grape, the pack will also include 2 hoodies and 2 tees as seen in the Tweet below.
*LEAK ALERT*: @Nike & Will Smith have a collab together
The duo will be dropping a laceless Air Jordan 5 retailing at $190, alongside 2 Hoodies and 2 T-Shirts – Pics below
Are you excited for the pack? Let us know what you'll be looking to cop
Please RT & Follow#NoMoreSecrets 🏴 pic.twitter.com/jdr3TKe7DW
— py_rates (@py_rates) August 2, 2018
The first Air Jordan shoe to pay tribute to the Toronto Raptors is the 1992 OG Air Jordan 7 Raptor. Since then, retros of the Raptor 7 have come and gone. An Air Force 1 and an Air Max 1 with Raptor colors are also available. Yet this is the first time the Raptors will receive an Air Jordan 4.
One of the earliest Jordan Brand silhouettes, the Air Jordan 4 is a well regarded model. So far this year, we’ve already got our hands on four holy grail status Air Jordan 4s. Those are the three Levi’s pack and Travi$ Scott’s Cactus Jack. And more colorways of the Cactus Jack will be dropping as well.
The Air Jordan 4 Raptor will don the team’s colors. Red and purple details all through on a black upper. The sneaker is complete with a purple mid-sole splattered black, a red out-sole, and Nike Air branding on the heel tab. The picture below show Drake’s signature on the tongue along Jumpman.
In the beginning, Drake was affiliated with the Air Jordan 4 Raptor, with pictures of his signature on the tongue. However, things are not different since then. Drake allegedly left Jordan Brand for Adidas. Push-T’s Story of Adidon even gave those rumors some confirmation. However, since then the gossip has now settled down. And now after it’s cleared up that he’s still with Nike (after his lines in Travi$ Scott’s Sicko Mode), the verdict is that Drake’s signature will not be on the sneaker. Or will it? We don’t know.
Sneaker leakers say the stock is reportedly going to be limited to 26K pairs ONLY. It will be available at Nike and Jordan Brand retailers. You can already buy early pairs off Stadium Goods, StockX, Flight Club, and GOAT. However, if you prefer to cop at retail, and I know you do, peep the release information:
Air Jordan 4 “Raptors”
Release Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Retail Price: $200
Style Code: AQ3816 065
The first Yeezy Boost of 2018 will drop by the end of this month. And with Drake’s Adidas deal allegedly coming our way, it’s only natural to appreciate the celebrity collabs that we already can’t cop. Of course, all that may change since Kanye wants to make Yeezys attainable for everyone.
Yeezys have always come in limited stock, that’s mainly why they’re valuable. The moment the release goes live, the pairs immediately sell out. That exclusivity creates high demand for the shoes, allowing resellers to manipulate the prices however they want. You can end up paying more than five times the retail price.
Back in 2015, Kanye West made a statement on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show that Yeezys will eventually become accessible to everyone. Watch the video to hear the statement:
Three years later, that promise could finally be coming true.
According to the Yeezy Mafia, production levels of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Triple Whites will see a massive increase this summer. In addition, many Yeezy releases are seeing a delay due to mass production. The Yeezy 700 Wave Runners, and the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sesame and Triple White will eventually release later this year. Just not at their previous release date.
Well, all those delays make our article about 7 Upcoming Yeezy Releases in Summer/Autumn 2018 a bit pointless. However, the good news is that the Butter did not get delayed till Autumn. Instead, you can expect the Yeezy 350 V2 Butter to release on June 30, 2018.
YEEZY BOOST 350 V2
30 JUNE pic.twitter.com/AaZbv0p1q8
— YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) June 17, 2018
On July 7th, the Yeezy 500 in an all black colorway will release. It will be the last Yeezy for the summer until we find out when the delayed shoes will drop.
But as for the rest of the Yeezys, just get ready for a wild holiday season including the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra and Semi Frozen Yellows dropping in October. Good luck folks!
With the dad shoe trend taking control this year, Adidas found the perfect opportunity to retro some of its old-school silhouettes. When they first dropped, sneakerheads didn’t welcome them with arms wide open. At least not as wide as they would today. Sneakerheads didn’t welcome the Yeezy 700 Wave Runners at first either. But the trend is growing and taking over, making bulky shoes more acceptable and even fashion forward. For example, the Yung-1 is just one Adidas retro that we’ll see release this year.
The Adidas Originals Yung-1 is an Adidas retro of the Falcon Dorf. At first, the world thought this shoe had something to do with the Dragon Ball Z x Adidas collab. But it turns out this is just the OG colors of the Falcon Dorf. It was first created in 1997 as a sports shoe or runners. Adidas runners dubbed it the Falcon Dorf after the name of a small village they would pass every day on their run, Falkendorf.
To cater to the women, the brand with the three stripes decided to take this silhouette and create the Adidas Falcon. The shoe takes on a more feminine twist as from the Falcon Dorf, Yung-1. Although women would love to have what the boys wear, this is their exclusive pair:
The Adidas Originals Temper Run is from 2014, and it was then inspired by vintage shoes. As you can imagine, it may not have done nearly as well in sales as it could do now. What’s a more perfect time for this Adidas retro?
On May 5th, there was an exclusive release of two colorways of the Temper Run at the Adidas store in Hanbury Street, London. But now it seems as though we should expect more colorways to drop, according to sneaker leaker, @py_rates.
In addition, Adidas is also bringing back the Micropacer and mashing it up with the NMD R1. The Micropacer was an iconic shoe from 1984 that was the first smart shoe. It could calculate calorie burn and pace and distance of running. It’s 2018 rendition will be known as the Futurepacer.
Adidas is keeping that authentic vintage vibe with its retros. Even the colorways in both silhouettes are old-school. Yet some of the muted colors could still be worn years for years to come. Keep your eyes open for these will most likely release later this year.
The crowd has been on an off about how to feel towards Kanye since he came back to Twitter. His online rants – yet entertaining – seem to go on and on without end. And his “slavery sounds like a choice” comment sure got things heated up. But maybe tweeting about the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 could get him back on track? Right? meh…
I love the 700 V2s pic.twitter.com/tVCUz4GZpL
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 5, 2018
According to his tweets, Ye feels like he’s finally out of the “sunken place” and he’s not afraid of any form of self-expression. His rants on Twitter are allegedly in the service of promoting love and understanding. But what’s to say of his comments in a TMZ interview when he said that 400 years of slavery sounds like a choice?
People started using the hashtag #SlaveryWasAChoice mocking his comment:
— Minstra (@ViceRoyMinstra) May 1, 2018
— Pink Lexsta 👸🏿💕 (@LokifyedLexi) May 2, 2018
— Rodney (@Littles1126) May 2, 2018
Black people have always channeled our anger and rage into humor. Some of you may not find #SlaveryWasAChoice “funny” but I guarantee you that if we didn’t follow this practice, many of us would die from stress a lot earlier in life.
— PrestonMitchum (@PrestonMitchum) May 2, 2018
As a response to that comment, someone made a petition asking Adidas to let go of West. More than 20,000 people have signed it and people are still signing it every day to reach 25,000 names.
Usually, with Kanye’s name, there’s a long line of impatient hypebeasts at any storefront. That wasn’t the case with the Yeezy x 2XU event in Sydney. Because barely anyone showed up, the event had to close down.
An appalled Snoop Dogg even photoshopped a picture of Kanye West as a white man.
approved 700 V2 color way Q4 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/IWAzItCnEK
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 10, 2018
Despite the backlash, Kanye’s show must go on. Taking to Twitter, he kept his responses short and apologized for nothing. He continued to use the internet to share information with us about things happening over at the Yeezy company. That’s when he shared the latest silhouette from Adidas Yeezy.
Among his 2018 releases (sometimes questionable), the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 gets deserves a thumbs up for trying. He even mentioned that the new rendition of the Wave Runner’s silhouette will drop in Q4, which is some time between October and December.
And as usual, this isn’t the first time we get a look at the 700 V2. However, it’s the first time we get confirmation from the man himself about the name and colorway. However, we’re not sure how to feel about that colorway. What can compete with the fresh Wave Runner colors?
Although he told Charmalagne that he’s on all kinds of drugs, would you forgive the man? Well, if you do let him off for his mindless comments, or if you care only about the shoes, you should keep your head up for a grey suede colorway hitting stores in Fall/Winter. The white one is clean as well but has some white Yung-1 vibes. What do you think?
Artist Pharrell Williams has an intense love of color, that’s facts. And it couldn’t be more obvious than with these new Pharrell Williams Adidas sneakers. These shoes absolutely taste the rainbow as if they were made of a bag of Skittles.
Following the light pastel powdery colors of the NMD HU Holi Pack are these Pharrell Williams Adidas shoes. Both shoes come dressed in bold colors that are reminiscent of the first PW NMD HU Race.
The shoes in the photograph above were first spotted on the feet of Pharrell himself in late 2017. When Pharrell Williams collabs with Adidas, NMD usually follows his name. But these shoes are not NMDS. These are called the Adidas Solar HU Glide ST, a new silhouette that features Boost.
It has an UltraBoost-like PrimeKnit upper with colors orange, yellow, red, green, purple, and a pop of blue. A black sole divider sits between the upper and a full white boost midsole, finished off with a contrasting rubber outsole.
The trademark triangle HU branding is sewn onto the toe box and also patched on the collar lining. The sneaker’s look is complete with Adidas branding on the tongue. Furthermore, the pair comes with three shoelaces colors: black, white, and yellow.
They have a similar boldness as that of the Boost You Wear that dropped during the 747 Warehouse St event. Based on StockX this shoe makes resellers a good $500 on average. And speaking of BYW, these new kicks (below) look like they were inspired by a collab with Google!
In the image above, the Crazy BYW is yet another Pharrell Williams Adidas sneakers. Williams himself was rocking these in China for the debut of his latest NMD China Pack dropping this May. The words on the upper are “Gratitude” and “Empathy”.
These photos are definitely due to change. For the meantime, how are you feeling about these? Loving the solid colors? Hating the HU branding on the upper? Waiting to see different colorways? A lot of people are saying that these shoes are inspired by clown shoes, but what do you think?
Remember back in January when Kanye was spotted wearing sneakers that look so similar to white Wave Runner 700s? We were all like what are those? That was the first on-feet look at the Adidas Originals Yung1. We may be seeing this silhouette dropping soon for retail.
Thanks to leaker @py_rates, there may be a potential release date for Adidas’ new Wave Runner-esque silhouette, the Yung1. Rather than the monochrome neutral colorway that Kanye rocked, rumors are that an orange pair could drop on June 20, 2018.
We first heard of the Yung1 when it was announced to drop in a Frieza inspired colorway as part of the Dragon Ball Z x Adidas collaboration. But to be quite honest, this orange fiery silhouette looks a lot like the Super Saiyan Goku. What do you think?
Till Jagla, the Global Creative Director at Adidas writes that this is the “Return of the Falcon Dorf” which he said was created in 1997 for runners. The Adidas running team named it the Falcon Dorf after a small village they’d run pass every day called, Falkendorf.
Jagla believes that this old silhouette truly celebrates the older generation of sneakerheads. And in the wake of the dad shoe trend these days, Adidas took the opportunity to revive the Falcon Dorf. New, improved, and now named the Yung1, it stands alongside the likes of hyped Adidas kicks, like the Yeezys.
Our opinion: These kicks look pretty fresh fam! If you couldn’t pick up the Wave Runners, or if you just want to add on to that dad shoe collection, then don’t sleep on these!
While we can’t confirm release information about the clean white and grey model, or this red and navy one, look out for the bold orange colorway that’s set to drop for €130 on June 20, 2018, according to @py_rates. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the Yeezy 500 Utility Black dropping in June as well.
After a nice amount of teasing us, Jordan brand reveals that a documentary in honor of the legend is in the making. Here’s all we know so far about the “Unbanned” The Legend of Air Jordan 1 documentary.
Jordan Brand began a teasing campaign for the Air Jordan 1 documentary back on February 7, 2018. The teaser we saw on a billboard in LA had every sneakerhead and their mother curious AF.
— Sneaker News (@SneakerNews) February 7, 2018
On the poster is the name of the production: “Unbanned The Legend of AJ1” along with the style code of the OG 1985 Air Jordan 1 Bred: 850911BY.
Finally, on the bottom of the poster, there’s a link to UnbanTheLegend. Consequently, curious fans visited the site only to find the same “Unbanned” graphics as on the poster, and an ‘unbox in’ countdown timer that ends on June 2, 2018.
👀 Documentary about the shoe that changed the world. Available for purchase, Summer 2018 https://t.co/KqnqCWaXCg
— J23 iPhone App (@J23app) February 7, 2018
Today we have clearer information about the Air Jordan 1 documentary, “Unbanned”. As per the website, the cast and crew include Chuck D, Lena Waithe, Michael B. Jordan, Anthony Anderson, Spike Lee, Dexton Deboree.
The world premiere of the “Unbanned” The Legend of Air Jordan 1 documentary will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, 2018. The tickets are being sold here.
Here’s the official trailer for the documentary:
In addition, as a way to give back to the people, part of the proceeds from this documentary will go to “causes focused on youth development and social education through sport and culture within disadvantaged communities.”
According to several different sources, the Nike Air Ships in Black/Red may have actually been the ones to get banned first. While others say these are just prototypes of the first Air Jordan 1- OG of the OG.
However, what would we make of the iconic Air Jordan 1 commercial featured in the opening of the trailer?
Whether Nike is rewriting history or not, we’ll know in the documentary. The production is sure to offer us more insight on the Legend! So we can’t wait for the answers to all our questions in June.
The Air Jordan 11 Prom Night sample that appeared on eBay in 2012 instantly sold for $11,000. Now Jordan brand is reportedly going to be showing it an official release on May 26th.
Usually AJ 11s drop in Q4. But this year we’re seeing Jordan Brand make way more releases throughout the year. While there’s nothing official, sneakerheads are losing their sh*t over the possibility of these dropping.
— SoleCollector.com (@SoleCollector) March 6, 2018
Air Jordan XI Retro
— SHOF (@soleheatonfeet) December 24, 2017
Previously referred to as “Blackout”, the Nike Air Jordan 11 Prom Night will be black on black on black, according to the Twitter sneaker news account @soleheatonfeet. There are no official images yet, but it should look something like this:
Violence over sneakers is not something new. In fact, around 1,200 people get killed over sneakers each year, according to a video on GQ (excerpted from the 2015 documentary about sneaker culture called Sneakerheadz). The violence often consists of beatings, robberies, and gun shootings. Parents should actually fear what shoes their kids are wearing.
In December 2012, after just buying the Air Jordan Playoff XIs, a kid was followed home by three teenagers who shot him to death for his shoes. Just a couple weeks ago in December 2017, a boy wearing his brand new Win Like ’96 Jordan 11, which were a Christmas gift from his mom, was murdered and robbed of them.
Understandably, it’s just human nature to want the things we can’t have. Sometimes the desire is so strong that, unfortunately, people get killed over it. Call it a crime of passion. A thoughtless action. Nevertheless, love for the sneaker does not justify violence over them. Sneaker violence is a terrible thing, yet it is the plain reality. That’s just the way it has always been.
With the Nike Air Jordan 11 Prom Night colorway being one of the most hyped releases, it makes us wonder what kind of violence will come next. If just a sample of the Nike Air Jordan 11 Prom Night sold for $11,000, then how valuable will this release be? Riots might break out in May over the Prom Night. Kids wearing the shoe could get mugged for them. But if people think they can make a fortune out of reselling this shoe, we think they should bring down those high hopes.