Here’s What We Think the Air Jordan 30 Will Look Like

With the NBA season just over three weeks away, we’re getting blessed with a healthy dose of new footwear, from Bron Bron’s all-new 13th signature sneaker to Stephen Curry and Under Armour hoping to shake up the market with the Curry 2 release later this month. However something’s missing from the game, and that something is Jordan. For the first time since 2000, a new Air Jordan model (and we’re not talking about Team Jordans) has yet to be revealed this calendar year. Although we still have 83 days left in 2015, we spent the later half of our Friday afternoon envisioning what the Air Jordan 30 may look like, and here’s what we came up with.
To start, MJ’s son, Jeffrey, euro-stepped into a world of trouble back in August, Instagramming a pair of gold Jordan’s that had yet to be seen previously. He immediately deleted said picture, but that damage had already been done. While many don’t believe it’s the latest iteration in Jordan’s iconic line, but rather a weird Rick Owens hybrid, it does sport a familiar sole unit and Jordan Flight Plate that looks very much like a mashup of the AJ28 and AJ29.
The colorway is in reference to an interview between MJ’s closest friends, Bugs Bunny and Ahmad Rashād, in which Bugs flaunts his new Air Jordan 30s. What’s Up Sports declined to comment as to why they pixelated the anticipated sneakers, but we can assume that Wascally Wabbit was behind it.
Lastly, the tongue and ankle shaping take cues from the popular Eclipse silhouette.
Sound off in the comments below, telling us what you want to see in the forthcoming Air Jordan 30…. unless you’re Stephon Marbury.

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This Kobe Sneaker Celebrates Barack Obama’s Love of Basketball

Nike’s latest Kobe X Elite colorway pays tribute to President, Commander in Chief and basketball fanatic, Barack Obama. The Nike Kobe X Elite "Commander" comes decked out in the colorway of Honolulu, Hawaii’s Punahou School Prep Academy, where Obama graduated in 1979 and decorated with a presidential seal to the tongue. This pair is set to drop October 14 and will retail at $225 USD.

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Peanuts x Lacoste 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

After the success of their 2010 collection, Peanuts and Lacoste return with another collaboration for a seasonal set of the brand’s signature polo shirts in multiple colorways, as well as a navy sweatshirt. The tops feature whimsical scaled-down graphics of your favorite Peanuts characters, including Snoopy and Charlie Brown, interacting with the iconic Lacoste crocodile. Pieces from the forthcoming collaborative project will be offered in both adult and children sizes, available this November.

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Nike KD 8 EXT “Black Gold Woven”

Kevin Durant’s latest signature shoe with Nike is about to drop in a sleek new colorway over a premium woven upper. Featuring a Black/Metallic Gold-Laser Crimson theme, the new KD 8 EXT is constructed with a fully woven upper in solid black, matching black laces, metallic gold accents as seen on the "kd" initials on the tongue, a crimson red midsole stripe, and a gum rubber outsole with Zoom Air technology. The OKC Thunder star’s signature is etched in red on the insole. Keep an eye out for these KD 8 EXTs to be released sometime this month.

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Nike Air Force 1 High Retro QS “Color of the Month” Pack

With the new year creeping up on us, Nike’s got big plans ahead for its iconic Air Force 1. The sportswear manufacturer is set to unveil a string of new releases with the "Color of the Month" pack, celebrating the classic model in six classic colorways. Originally unveiled in 1982, the Bruce Kilgore-designed basketball shoe features a leather upper with the signature ankle strap, a PU midsole with Air-Sole unit, a large Swoosh logo on the side, and a rubber outsole.
Originally released in the ’80s, the "Color of the Month" series was spearheaded by Paul Blinken, formerly of Cinderella Shoes, and Harold Rudo, formerly of Charley Rudo Sports, in cooperation with other Baltimore retailer Downtown Locker Room. Blinken and Rudo first pitched the idea to Nike headquarters back in ’83, urging for the original shoe to be honored with new and exclusive colorways in the Baltimore area. After its initial success, the program took off in ’84 with a new colorway dropping each month, also thrusting the "Three Amigos" (Blinken, Rudo, and DTLR) to the top of the footwear retail business at the time. Nike’s revival of the initiative will be seeing a retro colorway drop each month for the next six months, in chronological order of historical releases.
Check out the release dates above within the gallery, and to read more about the story behind Blinken and Rudo’s conception of "Color of the Month," head over to Sole Collector.

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