It gets mad real for Paul George this weekend. After years of waiting in the wings and watching other NBA stars get their signature shoes before he got his turn, the Pacers All-Star’s time is now with the release of the Nike PG 1 Shining colorway. With plenty of great pre-release buzz, George is ready take on the mantle that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving once occupied as the affordable Nike Basketball signature sneaker star.

As for the rest of the weekend in kicks, it’s far from cheap since we’ve got a new Yeezy Boost on the way, a pair of Air Jordan retros and much more. We also pine for what pair from March’s Air Max Day collection that we are looking forward to the most in this edition of Buy, Pass, Wait.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra


Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: (PASS) So in the animal-based Yeezy Boost coorway power rankings, Beluga/Whales still sits at the top over everything else. Sorry, Zebras….

Juan Carrillo, News: (PASS) Unless there’s an option for “Buy to Sell”. I don’t like Yeezys but I’m glad to see this one is not another “Black/insert color here” colorway. It’s a decent look, but not for me. Heard they were going to be more limited than the recent Yeezy drops. Good luck getting a pair.

Andres Carrillo, News: (PASS) Probably the best colorway of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 so far in my opinion, but it looks like it’s gonna be close to impossible to pick up a pair. Good thing I wasn’t planning on it anyway. adidas needs to make more eye-catching colorway like this.

Nike PG 1 Shining


EIC Juan: (BUY) Look, sneaker culture is crazy and you know why? $110 can be considered an impulse purchase. Even though we’re all waiting for the 2K colorway, I might just buy these just because. Yes, I can justify a $110 purchase as a “just because”. We are out of our damn minds.

News Juan: (WAIT) I know, shocker. I’ve been waiting on this day for a few years now, and now that it’s finally here, it’s pretty surreal as a Pacers fan. Notice I said “Pacers” fan. With that being said, I really hope George is not wearing another team’s jersey by the time this post goes live. This colorway is nice, but I’d like to try on the PG 1 first before I end up purchasing a pair. The 2K colorway is nice too. So much to choose from. Must. Maintain. Composure.

Andres: (PASS) I won’t really be able to judge the PG 1 until I see it in person, but this colorway doesn’t catch my attention. I’ll wait until the 2K pair to drop to check them out in person.

Air Jordan 8 Alternate

EIC Juan: (PASS) Hold on, these aren’t the Bugs Bunny 8s? Could have fooled me. Actually, it did for a few minutes. Eh, I already have the Bugs, I don’t need to feel like an idiot when these two are next to each other and can’t tell the difference.

News Juan: (PASS) Not a fan of the 8s whatsoever. This colorway is pretty boring in my opinion. Don’t know what else to say.

Andres: (PASS) I’m not a fan of Jordan 8s, but this is a clean colorway. It’s hard to mess up a Jordan retro when you cover it in a Bulls colorway. These will probably sit like most other recent retros, but that doesn’t mean they’re not nice.

Air Jordan 12 Playoffs


EIC Juan: (BUY) I wrote an entire piece about staring at the digital version of these in order to convince myself to buy them. What do you think?

News Juan: (PASS) I would regret picking these up only to find out that Jordan Brand has plans on re-releasing the Air Jordan 12 Playoffs in the near future. That’s not a risk I’m willing to take. I’d rather just wait for those to drop unless I can find these for a super-steal (under $100) down the line.

Andres: (PASS) Oh how I wish this was the original mid/high top version. If it was I would have copped without thinking. I guess I’ll just continue wait. I’m not going to settle.

The Nike Air Max Day Sneaker I Want The Most Is:


EIC Juan: I want them all, but in the interest of this exercise, I’m going with the re-release of the Atmos Nike Air Max 1. Even if there are slight variations on the original, I can live with that because I adore the color scheme. And if the rumored companion Air Jordan 3 pair turns out to be legit (I have my doubts but who knows?), all the better for me.

News Juan: All of them? I really like several pairs. It’s hard to choose just one. So I’m just going to give you a list of all the pairs I want in the order I want them in.

  • Nike Air Max 1 Atmos
  • Nike Air Max 90 Flyknit (Infrared)
  • Nike Air Max 1 Anniversary
  • Nike Air VaporMax.

Damn, my pockets are in trouble.

Andres: I NEED that Atmos Air Max 1. The elephant print combined with the teal accents give it that perfect pop. I might also need to pick up the OG Air Max 1 in red and/or blue. I have no idea how limited they’ll be though, so I’m not gonna get my hopes up too high.