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At the beginning of the week we found out that the Air Jordan 12 French Blue would finally be releasing this weekend after the release date was changed the last couple of weeks. But the French Blue colorway wasn’t even the most talked about Jordan 12 of the week! The official release date and images for the Air Jordan 12 Wings were also announced and unveiled this week and Jordan Brand dropped a bomb on us with the wipe away upper. It all happened too fast! But not even that was the biggest story of the week. Can you guess what it was? Let’s find out.

10The Nike KD 8 Elite Is Coming


Official images of the Home colorway of the Nike KD 8 Elite released this week and it seems like people are excited. Of course the most eye-catching feature of the KD 8 Elite is the compression sock that goes halfway up the ankle. Now I wonder if it really works or does what it’s supposed to do. Would you wear these off the court? Remember they release on April 14th.

9The Black Mamba Pack Continues With The Kobe 4


The Nike Kobe Black Mamba continued releasing this week as we saw three more shoes from the pack release. According to you guys the most exciting release this week was the Zoom Kobe 4. The Kobe 4 is the shoe that Kobe Bryant captured his fourth NBA title in and the first one without Shaquille O’Neal. This is where #24 proved to the world that he’s THAT MAN!

8The Air Max Zero Arrives On NIKEiD


The Nike Air Max Zero FINALLY made its way onto NIKEiD this week and while there’s still not a ton of options to pick from as far as materials and prints go, you can still create some pretty dope stuff. One of the best features is the ability to add a gum outsole to the shoe which gives it that classic Summer look. The only downside is that it’ll cost you $190 plus tax to make a pair. Ouch!

7BrandBlack Covers The J.Crossover 3 In Vachetta Tan

BrandBlack makes a surprise appearance this week with this new colorway of the J. Crossover 3. With Vachetta Tan being the craze since we saw it on the CP3.IX and the Air Jordan 1 Pinnacle last year, who would have thought that we would see it on a high performance basketball shoe? This colorway of the J. Crossover 3 is completely covered in the popular hue and uses suede as well as leather for a surprisingly appealing look. What are your thoughts on this luxurious shoe from BrandBlack?

6The Perfect Air Max For The Summer, Or Nah?


We all know that the Air Max 90 is one of the most classic sneakers of ALL TIME, but would you rock this all-Volt colorway? With the Spring already here and the Summer quickly approaching, the perfect time of the year to break necks by wearing some bright or flashy kicks is here. You would definitely do that with this AM 90. And it also doesn’t hurt that it’s of the Ultra BR variety so it’ll be breathable thanks to the mesh upper and really comfortable cause of the modified outsole.

5The Wait For The Air Jordan 12 French Blue Is Over!

Lapstone & Hammer

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! That was for all the Daniel Bryan and wrestling fans. One of the most anticipated Jordan Brand releases of the year is finally here. Tomorrow we’ll be seeing the release of the Air Jordan 12 French Blue after a long wait. This shoe really needs no description. Just look at the picture above. That should be enough. You’re welcome.

4What Air Jordans Will Shane Wear For Wrestlemania?


Ever since Shane McMahon made his return to the WWE a few weeks ago he’s been wearing a different pair of Air Jordan retros every week. It all started with the Air Jordan 1 Chicago, and then the Air Jordan 2 Wing It, which was followed up by the Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard and most recently the fragment design x Air Jordan 1. So what will Shane be wearing for Wrestlemania 32 on Sunday? If I had to take a guess it would be either the Air Jordan 12 French Blue or the Air Jordan 12 Wings, both which release the day before Mania. What’s your guess?

3The Air Jordan 12 Spreads Its Wings


Before this week we had seen a couple of leaked images of the Air Jordan 12 Wings. We weren’t sure when and if they would release or if they were one of those special friends and family pairs that Jordan Brand teases us with. Out of nowhere this week we received a release date, official images and also the biggest surprise that the upper wears away to reveal a gold wing print much like the Lance Mountain Air Jordan 1s. The Air Jordan 12 Wings will release tomorrow (April 2nd) via the SNKRS app and is said to be limited to just 12,000 pairs. Good luck to everyone who will try getting a pair, we’re all gonna need it.

2Retired Or Not, Michael Jordan Is The Richest Athlete In The World

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Forbes reported this week that Michael Jordan is the richest athlete in the world, retired or active. In 2015 Michael Jordan made $110 million and in 2016 he’s expected to make “at least $30 million more than any other athlete in the world.” That just goes to show you how successful Jordan Brand still is after what we considered to be a “down year” for them last year and how much more successful it’s expected to be in 2016. Owning the majority of an NBA franchise doesn’t hurt either.

1Pirate Black And Moonrock Yeezy Boost 350 Restock

END Clothing

European retailer END Clothing will be restocking the Pirate Black and Moonrock colorways of the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 next week. They’ll be using a program they’re calling END.Launches that aims to eliminate the use of bots by forcing people to register their email on their site and when the product drops they send you a link to the purchase page. Will you be trying your luck next week? If you will be good luck.