July 2013 Sneaker Update

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Who sleeps in July? Not us. Let’s see what was hot this month, what the resellers are flipping, and what we’re keeping in the box to un-deadstock in six months, so people can go “Damn, where’d you get those?”

The Best
 

Nike LeBron 10 EXT – Hazelnut
The hype around these was well worth it. The stunning hazelnut colorway was absolutely unbelievable and begs a closer look. Unfortunately, this was the rarest of drops, and even House of Hoops locations were sometimes limited to as few as 5 pairs. Nevermind all the shipping problems Nike was reported to have on these.

 

Reebok Shaqnosis
The OG colorway of the Big Aristotle’s famous sneaker had everyone buggin’ out this July. A sneaky Friday release, the Shaqnosis is still available, so move quick and pick up. The best big man sneaker we can think of in a while.

 
 

Air Jordan 1 OG High “Shadow”
The pictures don’t do these heat justice. See them in store, and remember why cats line up at 2 in the AM to pick up OG 1’s. Just seriously go see them in person and see the OG branding on the tongue, and the lack of jumpman, and just proceed to bug out. It’s okay, we’ll wait.

  

Air Jordan 4 “Toro Bravo”
Overhyped. But still so worth it. Most stores got hundreds of the Toro Bravo 4’s, and resellers have dozens of extras on hand, but the durabuck upper, bright red colorway, and clean design make this one of the better 4’s we’ve seen lately. Definitely worth a pickup, and it’s not as if you’ll have trouble finding em.

 

Air Jordan 3 “Doernbecher” / Nike Air Max 95 “Doernbecher” – Mike Armstrong
The Doernbecher line of Nikes were released for a second time, and just like the first time, profits went to he Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The intricate red uppers on the 3’s and super patriotic colorways on the 95 make it too difficult for us to decide between the two. Give back, and look good. What could be wrong with that?

The Worst
 
 

Nike Solarsoft Mule Woven Premium QS – Nautical Flag
If we wanted a mocassin, we’d buy a mocassin. We’re just not fans.

 

Sneakersnstuff X Reebok Pump Fury – Popsicle
There are some wild shoes that are worth your attention – the JS Adidas stuff for example. But this time, this collab Pump Fury just feels like they’re trying too hard. Don’t get us wrong. We like the Pump Fury. We like pastels. It’s just, put together it feels like they’re aiming for the wrong feel.

Honorable Mentions
 
 

Nike Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey “Watermelon”

Absolutely wild. Fresh as hell, and worth the three bills Nike was asking. Almost slipped quietly under the radar too.
 
 

Nike Air Revolution
A classic high top for anyone who like their kicks simple, it came in blue or red, making these a must-cop for fans of basic kicks.

Hot for August
We’re on pace for one of the hottest Augusts ever – and we’re not talking about the temperature. Stay awake for the Fire Red colourways in the Jordan 3 and 5, along with the Green Glow 4’s. Adidas is getting in on it all too, with the retro of the Mutombo. 

The Shaqnosis is also dropping in Miami Heat colours. Who says big men don’t sell sneakers?

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