The ongoing partnership between Parely for the oceans and adidas ocntinues with what many may deem the most appealing sneaker release yet, the NMD R1 Primeknit. Featuring a look on par with all of the previous Parley x adidas sneakers in aquatic tones, the NMD features a unique new pattern in the weave with an aqua and grey mix with white stripes throughout the upper. The rear TPU heel tab and outsole both appear to be clear, while the front midsole “bumper” reads “FOR THE OCEANS”.

These early photos are the only information out there on the shoe so far, so stay tuned to J Kicks for further details.


  The Nike Air More Uptempo is beloved for its obnoxious, over-the-top design with the large AIR on the upper and the full-length visible Air Max bubbles. It’s perhaps one of the most recognized Nike Basketball shoes in history and despite current footwear trends of monotone, seamless, and knit constructed shoes, people seem to want more of the More Uptempo. Supreme gave the world one of the craziest remixes of the shoes as it replaced the signature AIR detailing on the upper in favor of its name, and it appears that Nike is taking the same approach and honoring the sneaker capitals of America by gracing the shoe with these special cities. First up is Chicago, which gets a red/black colorway with CHI upholstered with satin materials. The shoes are set to release on October 28th, and given the shoe’s premium-level treatment, expect a retail price of at least $185.  

The Air Jordan 1 "Royal", one of the most beloved colorways to ever hit the market, is being given the much-celebrated Flyknit treatment. After being re-released earlier this year in its original leather form, the Royal 1s are getting the innovative makeover in an identical manner if its “Banned” counterpart, although it remains to be seen if this 2017 upgrade is equally as cherished as its original form.

Similar to the “Banned” 1 colorway that released not a month ago, this upcoming October 7th release features an updated leather tongue, as well as a same-color wings logo that blends into the woven material on the shoe. Expect a release at select Jordan retailers this Saturday.


Creative Director and founder of Engineered Garments, Daiki Suzuki, lends his clean aesthetic to Converse for a collaborative collection featuring the One Star. The on-trend sneaker is reworked in one of its most premium presentations ever, constructed in soft leather in completely tonal colorways from top to bottom of white, olive, navy, and black. Going through the history of Converse branding, Engineered Garments presents the four colorways with various side logos utilized by Converse throughout the years, including the the Chevron, Stars and Bars, and standard single star. Each is finished with Engineered Garments branding on the insole.

The Engineered Garments x Converse One Star collection releases October 3rd in-store at Nepenthes in New York City. The collection will also be available at Converse stores and Converse.com beginning October 5th.


After a surprise release two weekends ago during UNC’s “Late Night With Roy” exhibition scrimmage, the Air Jordan 11 Retro “Win Like ’82” is set for an official global release on November 11th, 2017. Priced at $220, this Air Jordan 11 Retro is inspired by Michael Jordan’s winning ways in college, pointing to his game-winning jumpshot in the National Championship Game.

Featuring a patent leather mudguard painted in a navy blue, a white midsole and nylon upper, and UNC Carolina blue detailing on the Jumpman logo, this Jordan 11 release scripts a new chapter in the Air Jordan legacy while keeping it true to MJ’s roots. See the official images here and stay tuned for the official drop next Saturday, 11/11.


Within Jordan Brand’s walls, there’s been an emphasis on footwear made specifically for girls. After the brand announced its extended sizing options, there have been several exclusive releases for that demographic, highlighted by the masterful “Heiress” Collection of footwear geared specifically for females. Aside from those royal offerings, Jordan Brand has pumped out some impressive exclusives, and that streak of good fortune continues with this November 11th release of the Air Jordan 3 Retro. Dubbed the “Chrome” for its shimmering silver upper, this AJ3 draws in several grey tones in suede materials, while the two-toned elephant print keeps it close to the Legacy’s roots.

There’s one catch with these premium offerings, and that’s a heightened price tag; the Air Jordan 3 “Chrome” for girls is said to retail for $190, which is the same price as Adult sizes.

  The official names of Nike’s new Vapormax models might be getting a little confusing, but this strapped, laceless version of the brand’s chief innovative shoe release of 2017 is actually called the Nike Vapormax Moc. Seen here in three fan-friendly renditions (two takes on Multi-color and the famed Triple-Black), the Vapormax Moc acts on a slip-on sneaker that adds the bold Swoosh on a thick midfoot strap. The ACRONYM collaboration that was rumored for next 2018 is likely to be this Vapormax Moc shoe, not a hybrid of the Air Moc with the new Air bubble sole. Preview the three colorways here and stay tuned for release info, because the non-Flyknit Vapormax Cs is hitting Asia retailers this week.  
  The Air JOrdan 1 continues its slow transformation into Brand Jordan’s most luxurious shoe as we get a first look at a womens-exclusive “Summer of High” release. The list of details on these AJ1s is out here to imprss, as the satin-finished toe and heel/ankle collars, the soft suede uppers, the pronounced Jordan Wings patch, and the large embroidered Swoosh give this AJ1 that premium spin that shoe-heads crave. Jordan Brand is offering these exclusively to womens and kids sizes on November 25th, 2017.  
  Back in May, Jordan Brand honored Derek Jeter with a special pair of Air Jordan 11s in commemoration of his retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium. If you were lucky enough to win one of the five pairs made via a scratch-off auction, then you cashed in on one of the most mythical and coveted pairs of Air Jordans ever created. Now, the Yankee-inspired retro is up for sale at Stadium Goods for an astonishing $40,000 in a size 12. If you are a sneakerhead or a Yankee fanatic, this premium pair would be the surefire highlight of any collection, so head over to Stadium Goods now if you’ve got the money to blow.  
  A little known piece of Air Jordan 1 History is up for auction, with this insanely rare edition of the shoe made custom for Michael Jordan after coming back from his foot injury suffered during his second year in the league. In the original Chicago colorway, the shoe was modified by the team at Nike to offer more support for his ankle with a series of straps cut into the shoe (rather crudely by today’s standards) that attached to a leather and velcro strap inside to offer more support for his fragile left foot.

After playing only 18 games during the 1985-86 regular season because of the injury, Jordan returned to action during the Playoffs, where he famously dropped 63 points on Larry Bird and the Celtics during the first round of their Eastern Conference match up. According to photo evidence, Jordan wore this modified Air Jordan 1 for only one game, on March 21, 1986, before ditching them for a normal pair. This pair up for auction by Heritage Auctions, at an opening bid of $5,000 and up for the next 30 days, is one of only two pairs of the modified Air Jordan 1 known to still exist.