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    Jordan 11 Cap and Gown Launch Locator Release Maps - Footlocker, Footaction, and Champs Sports

    Jordan 11 Cap and Gown Launch Locator Release Maps - Footlocker, Footaction, and Champs Sports

    The highly anticipated release of the Jordan 11 Cap and Gown is set for this Saturday on May 26th, 2018. As the name suggests, the Jordan 11 "Cap and Gown" recognizes the Jordan 11's place at graduation ceremonies. The Jordan 11 was an immediate sensation on the basketball court when Michael Jordan premiered them during the 1995 NBA season. It was not until years later when Nike retro the sneaker did people start wearing the XI's to formal events like.

    These sneakers will retail for a premium price of $250.  From the looks at the launch locator release maps from Footlocker, Footaction, and Champs Sports we can see that these are kind of limited but not very rare. Needless to say, these will sell out and would be the perfect gift for any graduate.

    FOOTLOCKER

    JORDAN 11 CAP AND GOWN RELEASE MAP LOCATIONS US FOOTLOCKER

    Here is a photo of the release map launch locator for the Footlocker locations in the United States. The Launch Procedure for Footlocker is Launch App Reservation so be to sure to download the app and type your zip code and enter your shoe size to see what stores around you will get the kicks and enter for a chance to buy them.

    FOOTACTION

    JORDAN 11 CAP AND GOWN RELEASE MAP LAUNCH LOCATOR FOOTACTION

    Here is a photo of the release map launch locator for the Footaction locations in the United States. The Launch Procedure for Footaction is Launch App Reservation so be to sure to download the app and type your zip code and enter your shoe size to see what stores around you will get the kicks and enter for a chance to buy them.

    CHAMPS SPORTS

    JORDAN 11 CAP AND GOWN LAUNCH LOCATOR

    Here is a photo of the release map launch locator for the Champs Sports locations in the United States. The Launch Procedure for Champs Sports is Launch App Reservation so be to sure to download the app and type your zip code and enter your shoe size to see what stores around you will get the kicks and enter for a chance to buy them.

    Nike Air Max 1/97 VF SW Sean Wotherspoon Real vs Fake Guide - Photos, Videos, and Notes

    Nike Air Max 1/97 VF SW Sean Wotherspoon Real vs Fake Guide - Photos, Videos, and Notes

    Having doubts about the authenticity of a pair of Nike Air Max 1/97 VF SW Sean Wotherspoon and need a legit check? Follow this resourceful guide full of photos, videos, and notable differences that will help you determine whether a pair is 100% authentic or fake. 

    Here is a photo of a 100% authentic pair of Nike Air Max 1/97 VF SW Sean Wotherspoon. This pair was purchased from Nike SNKRS App.

    Nike Air Max 1/97 VF SW

    Here is a photo of the box. Take a close look at the fonts and boldness. Fakes are known to mess up the box labels. It should read:

    AIR MAX 1/97 VF SW (bold font in caps)

    LT BLUE FURY/LEMON WASH

    BLEU CUR ELECTRIQUE

    AJ4219 400

    Suggested Retail: $160

    The inside of the box should have a round quality control sticker on the inside of the lid.

    Here is a closeup of the side of the of the right sneaker. Please take note of the fine work on the stitching and the colors. Fakes are known to have a lighter color.

    Here is a photo of the toe box. PLease take note of the groves on the courdory. Fakes are known to have more frays on the stitching.

    Here is a photo of the back heel tab. It should real VA > LA on a blue seersucker material with diagonal line.

    Here is a photo of the size tag. SZ is written on the top and the production date on this pair is 11/06/17. Please keep in mind that the production dates can vary.

    Here is a photo of the bottom of the shoe. The outsole should have similar groves and colors.

     Video by Seth Fowler

    Top 10 Sneakers of 2018 Quarter 1

    Top 10 Sneakers of 2018 Quarter 1

    The battle between Nike and Adidas for sneaker supremacy has resulted in a great 2018 (Q1) with both companies releasing products that the consumers want. Nike/Jordan Brand started 2018 with a full head of steam. Jordan reached into their sneaker archive and released classics like the Jordan 3 OG Black Cement and the Jordan 1 High OG Shadow. The leather quality on both pairs is top notch for a general release so expect these sneakers to age like a fine wine.

    In addition to Jordan re-releasing classics, Jordan and Nike have paired up with one of the hottest fashion designers in the world Virgil Abloh and his brand Off White. Abloh was the mastermind behind some the most hype releases of the year including the Moma Nike Air Force 1, Jordan 1 x Off White, and Nike Vapormax. All of his Off White x Nike collabs were very limited, with the Moma Air Force 1 being the most limited of them all only releasing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 

    Rounding out the top 10 is the other sneaker goliath Adidas. Adidas continues to create a huge amount of buzz by collaborating with the popular musicians like Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. Although the Yeezy line slowed down quite a bit since 2017 every release has sold out within days. Kanye West is riding the 90's "dad shoe" wave by putting a chunky midsole on the 500's and 700's. New Yeezy silhouettes like the Powerphase, Wave Runner 700, and 500 are not catching on like its predecessor the Yeezy Boost 350. 

    We are only a quarter of the way into the year and have already seen tons of dope sneakers. It will be interesting to see what Nike and Adidas have in store for the rest of the year. Below is a list of the top 10 sneakers of 2018 quarter 1. Factors taken into consideration when preparing the list include popularity and resell value. What future are 2018 releases you looking forward to?

     

     

    1. Jordan 3 Retro Black Cement (2018)

    STYLE: 854262-001
    COLORWAY: BLACK/FIRE RED-CEMENT GREY-WHITE
    RETAIL PRICE: $200
    VALUE: $250+
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-02-17

     

    2. Jordan 1 Retro High Bred Toe

    STYLE: 555088-610
    COLORWAY: GYM RED/BLACK-SUMMIT WHITE
    RETAIL PRICE: $160
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-02-24

    3. Air Max 1 Atmos Animal Pack 2.0 

    STYLE: AQ0928-700
    COLORWAY: WHEAT/SPORT RED-BISON-CLASSIC GREEN
    RETAIL PRICE: $160
    VALUE: $300
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-03-17

     

    4. Jordan 1 Retro High Shadow (2018)

    STYLE: 555088-013
    COLORWAY: BLACK/MEDIUM GREY-WHITE
    RETAIL PRICE: $160
    VALUE: $230
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-04-14

     

    5. Jordan 4 Retro Levi's Denim (Tag with Levi's Logo)

    Jordan 4 Retro Levi's Denim (Tag with Levi's Logo)
    STYLE: AO2571-401
    COLORWAY: DENIM/DENIM-SAIL-GAME RED
    RETAIL PRICE: $225
    VALUE: $650+
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-01-17

    6. Air Foamposite One Big Bang

    STYLE: AR3771-800
    COLORWAY: TEAM ORANGE/DARK GREY-BLACK
    RETAIL PRICE: $230
    VAUE: $600+
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-01-04

    7. Air Force 1 '07 Virgil x MoMA 

     

    Air Force 1 '07 Virgil x MoMA (With Socks)
    STYLE: AV5210-001
    COLORWAY: BLACK/METALLIC SILVER-BLACK
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-01-27

    8. Jordan 3 Retro Free Throw Line White Cement

    Jordan 3 Retro Free Throw Line White Cement
    STYLE: 923096-101
    COLORWAY: WHITE/WHITE-FIRE RED-BLACK
    RETAIL PRICE: $200
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-02-14

    9. adidas Human Race NMD Pharrell Holi Festival (Chalk Coral)

    STYLE: AC7034
    COLORWAY: CHALK CORAL/FLASH GREEN-LAB PURPLE
    RETAIL PRICE: $250
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-03-16

    For fans of the NMD Human Race silhouette, these Coral NMD Human Race shoes might be considered a "holi" grail. Created to honor the Hindu celebration of Holi, also known as the festival of color and love, the “Coral" colorway brings the colors of the festival to life and continues to expand on Pharrell's theme of equality. Featuring a powder dye finish across the knitted mesh upper, the sneaker also sports a white Boost midsole and black trail rubber outsole to make the colors pop. These shoes dropped in March of 2018 and those feeling festive can place a Bid or Ask on these today to add them to their portfolio.

    10. adidas Yeezy 500 Blush

    adidas Yeezy 500 Blush
    STYLE: DB2908
    COLORWAY: BLUSH/BLUSH/BLUSH
    RETAIL PRICE: $200
    RELEASE DATE: 2018-02-16
    Photos from Stockx

    P.J. Tucker Wore The Travis Scott x Jordan 4 Cactus Jack in The NBA Playoffs

    P.J. Tucker Wore The Travis Scott x Jordan 4 Cactus Jack in The NBA Playoffs

    In last nights NBA Playoff game, P.J. Tucker of the Houston Rockets wore a pair of Travis Scott x Jordan 4 Cactus Jacks. Photos of this sneaker surfaced very recently when the Houston rapper, Travis Scott wore them sitting courtside at a Rockets game so it was surprising to already see them on the basketball court. The release date on these is rumored to be this summer in June 2018.

     

    Tucker is not just some sneakerhead riding the pine either. Tucker has been a key player for the #1 seed Rockets all season and his defensive prowess is instrumental to the Rockets success. The Houston Rockets went on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 2 with a score of 102-82. 

    Next time you watch P.J. Tucker on a basketball court make sure you check out his feet to see what he is wearing. Every single game this season he has worn something special. Sometimes P.J. will preview his basketball shoes on his Instagram before he wears them so definitely give him a follow. Wonder what he has in store for the rest of the NBA Playoffs?

    Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow 2018 Real vs Fake Guide - Photos, Videos, and Notes

    Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow 2018 Real vs Fake Guide - Photos, Videos, and Notes

    Having doubts about the authenticity of a pair of Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow 2018 and need a legit check? Follow this resourceful guide full of photos, videos, and notable differences that will help you determine whether a pair is 100% authentic or fake. 

    Here is a photo of a 100% authentic pair of Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow 2018. This pair was purchased from Footlocker.

    Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow Box Real vs Fake

    Here is a photo of the box. Take a close look at the fonts and boldness. It should read:

    AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO HIGH OG (bold font in caps)

    BLACK/MEDIUM GREY-WHITE

    NOIR/BLANC/GRIS MOYEN

    555088 013

    Suggested Retail: $160

    Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow Box Stamp Real vs Fake

    On the inside of the box lid is a red stamp (The location of the stamp varies)

    Here is a closeup of the side of the of the right sneaker. Please take note of the fine work on the stitching, Air Jordan Wings symbol, and the size of the holes

    The extra laces should be attatched to top eyelet on the left sneaker. Also take note of the way the laces are tightly wrapped. Fakes are known mess up the packaging of the extra laces 

    Jordan 1 High OG Shadow Toebox

    Here is a photo of the toe box. The grey part of the toe has a softer leather than the black part. There should NOT be a widow peak on the black part of the toe. It should be perfectly rounded. Take note of the size of holes too.

    Jordan 1 High OG Shadow Back Heel

    Here is a photo of the back heel. Again, there should not be any widow peaks anywhere. Next, take a look at the hour glass shape. Fakes are known to mess up the shape.

    Jordan 1 High OG Shadow Size Tag

    Here is a photo of the size tag. XC on the top and production dates ending in 12/13/17. Please be aware that production dates can vary.

    Jordan 1 High OG Shadow Sole

    Here is a closeup of the bottom of the black sole

    Video by Seth Fowler