The Jordan Retro 5 ‘Grape’ or may also be dubbed as ‘Hornets’, with the hue of Michael Jordan’s Hornets team, is originally scheduled to release on Saturday May 02, 2015. It is believed to be an old unreleased colorway sample 25 years ago. But keep in mind Nike’s backlog is already two weeks. So we may or may not see it announced by NDC. Copping is back to the classic lining up since (some) retailers like House of Hoops, Champs stores, or your downtown Nike stores as they might have them stocked at this time. But I will update this blog once the links to the product online are announced. Here’s a good look at the pair. Comes in full family sizing.
The Nike Basketball Flight Collection comes with colorways of Kobe X, KD 7 and LeBron 12.
The Kobe X will have darker grey hues with insole and lining orange and blue, with gum sole. The KD 7 will be donned with more color and lightning graphic on the sides. And the LeBron 12 pair will have a textured upper with silver and chrome on the sides and sort of mango-ish gradient swoosh. As usual Nike releases the collection including matching apparel from Nikestore.
The Nike Basketball Flight Collection pairs are sold separately and are also available from retailers below:
Puma accepts the challenge with the Puma Challenge x Meek Mill. This good looks seems like a patent leather war with the just released DSM x Air Jordan 1. Dubbed as ‘Patent Pack’, the pair is influenced by Puma’s GV special with sleeker materials and colours including silver lace eyes. Releasing tomorrow May 1 (maybe available now) at the following stores:
A lot of things happening on this date, Saturday May 2nd, 2015 in Bay Area California. Well first is some bars are starting their Cinco de Mayo celebrations, then the SneakerCon in Richmond, the long awaited Mayweather vs Pacquiao Epic fight, and now there’s a line of Jordan restock in San Luis Obispo.
I have read from TheShoeGame site that these 27 pairs of Jordans will restock by FCFS (no raffles). So its back to the basic long lines, and maybe some may camp out or come early. If you missed these last J releases then here’s your chance to cop them retail (you think?) at Shoe Palace at San Luis Obispo, in Cali. Take a peak on what they will have in store for us this Saturday. And…. hopefully we don’t have to buy a pair of socks if we don’t need to.
Shoe Palace branch is located at:
837 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo , CA
Nike releases has backlog now. They have just recently announced and taken down this Saturdays release. While other retailers will still proceed as scheduled, do take note that they may ship later (backorders). Here are this Saturdays releases as scheduled earlier:
We will get another chance to cop the Jordan 13 ‘Hornets’ and Jordan 7 ‘Lola Bunny’. Release was delayed last week due to 3PL issues. Well, NOT YET!!! Supposedly today but I will B.U.M.P. this blog once Nike gives as word. But until then, they still don’t have them on hand. Why wait. We have lived for pre-Orders anyways. Keep in mind the Jordan 7 GS are released in extended sizes up to 9.5. This has affected some of their drops too.
I will update the direct links to NDC store after they announce its availability:
After the success of the Retro 11s, Nike keeps it down low. Jordan 11 has always been the most awaited. In spring 2015, we will see this silhouette back again but with a low top. Same materials of the High OG on this retro with the black mesh and patent leather. They could tag it as the ‘Playoffs’ in time with the NBA playoffs. Go Warriors!!!
Its been years since the Charlotte Bobcats ‘Hornets’ colorway of the Jordan 13. It’s back this Saturday. Due to shipping issues Nike has delayed their online release. Here are other stores that will still release these tomorrow. Along with this J13 release, kids Jordan 7 ‘Lola Bunny’ also releases for the girls BUT WAIT it drops with additional bigger sizes to cater to MENs sizes. Another Curry One is also set to release in a must cop subtle colorway. Keep in mind smaller sizes are limited as usual.
Last year’s Jordan 11 Low Retro releases did pretty well with the ‘Nightshade’, ‘Black Infrared’ and ‘Concord’ colorways. Most enthusiast and hypebeasts doubled up. This time round for the 30th Anniversary, the 11 will retro again starting with the ‘Georgetown’ colorway. This brings us back to Jordan’s winning shot in 1982 with a game against ‘Gergetown Hoyas’. Nike and other retailers are releasing online at the usual time 10AM EST (7AM PST) online. We last saw this colorway back in 2012 but this time it is remastered with grey mesh, patented leather on white midsole and a little bluish icy sole complements the shade. The retro pair will release in full family sizes: Mens, Boys/Kids, Pre-School and Toddler.
Also releasing this Saturday is the Foamposite One in Gym Red. Also drops in full family sizes from select retailers.
Below are links to other online retailers that will carry the pairs. Note: Nike links will be updated after Nikestore announces the live drop (5 minutes before release time).