Nike’s Air Max 97 model is continuing its powerful return. The iconic silhouette has seen a retro in “Silver Bullet” and “Metallic Gold” colorways and a “Triple Black” edition is next in line. Alongside its color change you’ll find leather making its way around the sneaker’s paneling. Its 3M paneling boasts an Anthracite color without light shining on it to bring its colorway to a finish. Its main attraction stays in tact as its full length Air Max cushioning plays the role of its support system.
The Nike Air Max 97 “Triple Black” doesn’t not have a confirmed launch date as of yet. Stay tuned as the forthcoming colorway is expected to launch sometime in November of this year for approximately $160 USD.
In game one of the 2001 NBA finals, Allen Iverson put on a folkloric performance. A.I. scored 48 points and had five assists, six rebounds and six steals. However, the moment most fans remember from that game, which was Philadelphia’s only victory in the series, is Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue. It’s a highlight that’s been replayed and revisited frequently.
Lue guarded Iverson closely in the overtime period, but the elusive point guard still managed to create space with his crossover. Iverson would step back and hit a 20 foot jumper that gave the 76ers a four point lead. Then, he stepped over Lue, inciting the crowd and an energetic Marv Albert, who was announcing the game.
Reebok is commemorating the iconic “step over” moment by re-releasing the Reebok Answer IV shoes he wore during the game. On Friday, June 9, Philly-based boutique Lapstone & Hammer will host a celebration as they will exclusively release the shoes. Iverson is slated to appear at the event, as is DJ Clark Kent. The only way to attend the party is to purchase one of the first 100 pairs of the shoe in-store. There will be 20 “golden tickets” raffled off to customers for a VIP meet-and-greet with Iverson. The Reebok Answer IV “Step Over” will be available in-store and online at Lapstone & Hammer.
The exclusive release party takes place from 7-10 p.m. EST at the address below.
Lapstone & Hammer
1106 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Since its debut last November, the Balenciaga Speed Trainer has caught the attention of the fashion masses—even Zara made a copycat. What else can you ask for in a shoe? After all the sock-inspired sneaker weighs only half a pound and boasts a minimal design from its knitted upper to its futuristic sole. But this time around, the French luxury house has improved it, unveiling a “Triple Black” rendition of the coveted crepes. The trainer was previously introduced in “Triple White” as well as white/black colorways. Not to mention, a Ribbed iteration of the high-top model was unveiled just days ago.
Check out the Balenciaga Speed Trainer in “Triple Black” above and pre-order the pair now at Bergdorf Goodman for approximately $545 USD. An official worldwide release is slated for October 9.
Vans has launched striking laceless versions of the Sk8-Hi Reissue and Old Skool silhouettes. Both pairs feature seamless slip-on uppers made up of elastic gore and are offered in tonal black as well as crisp white color options. Moreover, each model is draped in high-grade soft leather alongside an elastic tongue, UltraCush sock-liners for comfort, and the mainstay’s signature, rubber waffle outsoles.
Peruse the photos above and purchase both Laceless DX models now at Vans’ official website. The Sk8-Hi rendition is priced at approximately $90 USD while the Old Skool retails for $85 USD.
Under Armour is now getting into the sneaker customization game. Called UA ICON, the new platform allows customers to choose three types of footwear (at the moment) — the Curry 1, Highlight and ClutchFit Force 3.0 — and apply some creative personal designs on them. For one, you can upload images into UA’s interactive design template and size them as you please. There will also be customizable patterns and numerous color choices. Finally, there will also be limited edition prints. According to UA, you can customize as many shoes you desire. Plus, if ordered today online, you can receive yours around mid-July.
You can customize your sneakers now at UA ICON. As for pricing, the Curry 1 will cost you $160 USD (men)/ $130 (youth), ClutchFit Force 3.0 (men/women) for $250 USD, and Highlight for $160 USD.