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Nike LeBron 9: The Scarface

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If I was as cynical as some, I could make the claim that this is the perfect theme for a shoe.  The most overrated NBA player of our time designs his shoe after the most overrated movie of our time.   I could go that route because really once you’ve seen a gangster movie, you’ve seen them all.  I could go that route because LeBron is 7 years into his career with no rings and limited clutch performances. Why is the urban culture so attracted to Scarface?  His progressively gets worse until he dies, and we idolize that?  Before I continue to piss off readers that adore LeBron and/or think Scarface is a classic motion picture, let me get to the point:  the shoes.

The shoes are dope!  Bet you didn’t expect me to say that after I just ripped LBJ and Scarface like that, did ya?  Well, I said I wasn’t going to go that route.

I really do like these.  The black/white/red/silver is always a perfect combo. This shoe just works for me.  I could hoop in this or I could rock them to an event where I want to look fly.  They have that kind of versatility that a lot of basketball shoes, especially LeBrons, don’t have.   In case you haven’t noticed, the shoes match the movie poster nicely and also go along with the fact that LeBron is in Miami now, just like Tony Montana was in Scarface.

Pick these up at Marquee Sole because, as usual, they got them first!

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Adidas Crazy 8: Kobe Bryant 1998 NBA All-Star Game

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Believe it or not, this is the first time these shoes have ever been re-released.  These are the Adidas Crazy 8’s that Kobe Bryant wore in the 1998 All-Star game.  What makes them so special?  The 1998 All-Star game was Kobe Bryant’s first All-Star selection and in that game he guarded his idol, Michael Jordan.  Kobe was only 19, making him the youngest NBA All-Star in the league’s history.

These are dope.  They have a classic black and white colorway with traditional Lakers colors and details throughout the shoe.  You can get these here for a pretty affordable 100 bucks!

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Air Jordan III: Back Flip

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More III’s for you sneaker-heads…

These. Are. Dope. As. Fuck.

The Back Flip III’s are blacked out, with only a white bottom and all over elephant print.  What more could you ask for?  Available at Marquee Sole now!

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Air Jordan V: Black Metallic Silver

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These 5’s just came out this morning.  Do you have them?

It’s been four years since the last release of this colorway but it’s good to see them back out in stores.  MJ rocked these in 89-90, right before the first of his two three-peats.

These have definitely become a fan favorite among Jordan lovers.  Details such as lace locks, a reflective tongue and clear soles could be why these are so cherished by sneakerheads.

Priced at $150, these are sure to go quick!

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Air Jordan III: Black Cement

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Is there a greater shoe than the Air Jordan III?

Another rendition of the Jordan III, The Black Cement model, is scheduled to come out this Holiday season.  Or if you can’t wait you can go pay $260 at Marquee Sole and be the only one to get the first full size run.

Either way you go, The Black Cement 3’s are my favorite 3’s to come out so far.  I like them better than The White Cements and the True Blues…but that’s just my opinion.

As always, they incorporated the history of the original shoe into this release…right down to the Elephant Print.

Get em while they’re hot.

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Air Jordan XIII: Ray Allen PE

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2,561 and counting…

Ray Allen, aka Jesus Shuttlesworth, now holds the NBA 3-point record and still has a solid 2 seasons left to play.  Not only is he a proud member of Team Jordan, but he is also going to be the proud owner of his own personalized Jordan XIII on July 16th.

The 13’s are a very prominent shoe in the Air Jordan history and for Ray to have his own pair with his logo on the tongue rather than MJ’s is historical.  The kicks are Celtics colors with customization throughout the entire shoe.

This is going to be a very exclusive release so make sure you pay attention to release details if you want a pair!

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Jordan Six Rings: Carbon Fiber

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The Six Rings J’s in a different colorway.  Big ups to Marqee Sole for the pics.

Very few players are able to say they have 6 championship rings.  Only ONE player is able to say that he won six rings in six different kicks!  MJ, the greatest player to ever touch the ball also happens to have one of the greatest shoe brands to ever hit the stores.  Each of the six shoes that he wore (plus an extra) while earning those rings are incorporated into this shoe, as you probably already know since this isn’t the first release.

If you need a refresher, check this out:

Air Jordan 6 – Lacelock on laces, heel loop
Air Jordan 7 – Huarache style inner sock
Air Jordan 8 – Fuzzy tongue logo, Velcro strap
Air Jordan 11 – Silhouette of upper
Air Jordan 12 – “T W O 3″ on tongue, metal lace loops at top
Air Jordan 13 – Outsole
Air Jordan 14 – Jumpman at bottom of tongue near the toe

Right now, these are my favorite J’s out.  That is saying A LOT about how I feel about these shoes.  If you want to pick these up for me, I wear a size 11 in Jordan’s.  Thanks!

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Jordan Brand: SC-2

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Ever want to mash your favorite J’s together into one shoe?  Well, they beat ya to it.

We’ve seen Jordan fusion shoes released before but these are, by far, my favorites!  This is the Jordan SC-2 Collection.  I can see details in the shoes that stem from earlier released Jordan’s, like the Jordan III, which came originally in 1988.  At the same time, I see traces of the Jordan XVII, which came much later in 2002.  My point as that these are an ultimate fusion shoe because of the variety of details they pulled from previous Jordan shoes.

There are three color ways in the collection right now and the release is set for early July.  By then, there could be more color ways added so keep your fingers crossed!

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Adidas AdiZero Crazy Light – Derrick Rose

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Derrick Rose + Lightest Basketball Shoe Ever = Greatness

As an ex-athlete whose basketball team was sponsored by Adidas, I’ve grown very loyal to this brand.  I’ve always said and will continue to say that Adidas is the best brand of athletic shoe in the world.  That’s always going to be my opinion until someone can change my mind, but with the release of this shoe that won’t happen any time soon.

The AdiZero Crazy Light has now been upped from “GREAT” to the next level with the Derrick Rose sponsorship.  The NBA MVP rocking these on the hardwood is a very good look.

Weighing in at only 9.8 ounces (15% lighter to its nearest competitors) it took Adidas two years to perfect the design. Featured breakthrough technologies include: SPRINTWEB, an overlay support structure at less than 1mm in thickness and SPRINTFRAME, an external heel counter for motion control. Also, the innovative TORSION SYSTEM for independent movements between forefoot and heel and a translucent nylon upper to reduce additional weight while providing 360-degree breathability.

WOW.  This is the best shoe in basketball.  Bask in its glory.

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Best Sports Picture….Ever!

 

This is, by far, the sickest sports picture I have ever seen…

The Heat are on a roll and finally playing like they should be!  Could LeBron’s homecoming to Cleveland be the wake up call that Miami needed?  I think so, they are on a nice little 5-game winning streak and playing as a TEAM!  Stay tuned to see if they make a run to the top of the Eastern Conference anytime soon…

 

During the video below, you can see the full motion highlight that produced this great picture!

 

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