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NBA All-Star Weekend is the league’s annual showcase of the best and brightest. Not surprisingly, the same can be applied to the kicks the players wear on that special 3-day extravaganza. With the perfect storm of All-Star Weekend, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and people getting their tax refunds all happening around that time, the brands see to it that we are busy spending as much cash as humanly possible. So what kicks will we be hoping to cop (or avoid) during this heavily hyped month, which also happens to be Kobe’s final All-Star Game? Find out more as we check out The 20 Kicks To Watch For In February.

As always, all release dates and prices are subject to change. Also, don’t forget the huge Drake/OVO presence that will surely be clearer as we get closer to All-Star Weekend, not to mention the Kanye and adidas Yeezy factor as well.

What does this picture have to do with our list? Scroll to the bottom to find out... (NBA/Getty Images)
What does this picture have to do with our list? Scroll to the bottom to find out… (NBA/Getty Images)

20Nike LeBron 13 All-Star

Nike

Release Date: February 11
Price: $220
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: None

Remember when LeBron’s All-Star kicks were awesome? That seems like so long ago and this isn’t helping the cause at all.

19Reebok Question White/Red

Release Date: February 12
Price: $140
Chances Of Selling Out: Fair

Get ready to celebrate the legacy of the Reebok Question a whole lot this year as the iconic shoe is turning 20 in 2016. One of 20 (yup) colorways set to drop this year is the OG Pearlized Red colorway that was last seen a few years back. Depending on how limited this release is scheduled to be, you might want to cop a pair as soon as possible because these went fast during its last go-around at retail.

18Nike KD 8 All-Star

Nike

Release Date: February 11
Price: $200
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: None

(Finds pair of Nike Zoom KD 4 Galaxy, holds it close to the heart to remember the good old days)

17Air Jordan 4 Pinnacle Black

Release Date: February 29
Price: $400
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Good

Looks like Jordan Brand is taking their premium Pinnacle banner on the road and implementing the same super high-end style to other silhouettes like the Air Jordan 4. All of the leaked images have given us the the impression that this will be a fantastic rendition of the 4, but that price tag is going to be what people talk about at the end of the day.

16Nike Kobe 11 Last Emperor

Nike GB

Release Date: February 4
Price: $200
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: None

Not to shamlessly plug our Buy, Pass, Wait features where we talk about the week’s biggest releases, but these were my thoughts on the Kobe 11 Last Emperor when they were supposed to release on the last weekend of January.

“This was the other colorway that was on display during the reveal event a little over a month ago. I love the black and white style on the Flyknit Kobes, but I can’t see this selling out like the Kobe 9 Beethoven or the Kobe 10 HTM. I would love to buy it right away but I’m ok with waiting for a price drop.”

15Reebok Question Prototype

Reebok

Release Date: February 5
Price: $200
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Fair

This pre-Question might be the most interesting sneaker release of the month because of the backstory behind it. However, there’s a reason these did not become the final version of the shoe that would eventually become the Reebok Question and with a $200 price tag, chances are this will probably remain nothing more than an intellectual curiosity for sneakerheads and die-hard Allen Iverson fans.

14Nike Kyrie 2 GS Skatekboard/Court Deck

Nike

Release Date: February 6
Price: $100
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: None

Kyrie 2 fans will be jealous of the kids once they see how clean this GS exclusive looks. This understated homage to Kyrie’s childhood as a skater features the kind of storytelling nods that sneakerheads clamor like the skate deck badge on the tongue and the skull graphics on the ankle. These would sell out right away if Nike ever decided to bring these in adult sizes to retail and with a Nike SB co-sign.

13Under Armour Curry Two All-Star

Finish Line

Release Date: ?
Price: ?
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Good

Under Armour appears to be taking the less is more approach with this Curry Two drop for All-Star Weekend. If I didn’t know better, I would think this was going to be Steph’s Team USA shoe for the Gold Medal Game in Rio this summer but UA would probably have a Curry Three sneaker ready by then.

12Nike Air Foamposite One PRM Northern Lights

Release Date: February 12
Price: $275
Chances Of Selling Out: Good

This release could go so many ways it’s rather remarkable. This would be an easy buy for most Foam fans at $250 and below, but with the price going up to $275, some people might consider a trip up north to see the actual Aurora Borealis. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this sit on the shelf but I can also see this selling out right away because resellers will hype this up as the next Galaxy Foams. We’re not buying it, literally and figuratively…

11Reebok Question All-Star

Release Date: February 20
Price: $140
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Fair

One of the greatest Question colorways of all-time finally gets another retro release and this time I will be ready for sure. It’s a shame Reebok doesn’t have as much of an NBA presence as they used to because these would be cool to see during any of the festivities in Toronto.

10Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 All-Star

Nike

Release Date: Available Now
Price: $150
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Unlikely

Coincidentally (or not), Nike Sporstwear will be celebrating Kobe Bryant’s final NBA All-Star Game by bringing back the first All-Star kicks he wore as an official Nike athlete back in 2004. If only Mamba had given Nike enough time to plan ahead, we could have seen a plethora of tributes this month, but we’ll settle for one of the greatest basketball shoes ever made to make a return.

9adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5 James Harden PE

adidas

Release Date: February 11
Price: $125
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Fair

The first adidas shoe that was marketed specifically as a James Harden PE commands a high premium in the secondary market, but you could argue that’s because there’s only a hundred pairs out there. The three stripes gets to test out The Beard’s powers as a signature athlete again with this special All-Star Crazylight Boost 2.5 with XENO technology.

8Air Jordan 12 The Master

Nike

Release Date: February 27
Price: $190
Chances Of Selling Out: Fair

If this was February 2014 and general release retros didn’t have that “remastered” gimmick and price tag, these would sell out in seconds. However, with the price inching ever closer to that $200 mark, it’s crazy to even think that an Air Jordan 12 would sit on shelves. But that’s the world we live in now. Great for those who want it, bad for those who want it at an affordable price.

7Li-Ning Way of Wade 4 All-Star

size9lemon

Release Date: February 13
Price: ?Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Good

A full iridescent upper will make these kicks one of the most visible in the All-Star Game itself. These will get the people talking about the WoW 4 in a significant way for the first time since the shoe launched last year and will more than likely drive some sales. If only they were easier to cop…

6Nike Air Foamposite One University Blue

Nike

Release Date: February 5
Price: $230
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Fair

Even though it seems like Foams have never been more popular, it takes a truly extraordinary colorway to cause a sellout nowadays. This could be one of those kind of drops considering how “old school” they look (read: no graphics), but with so many hyped releases in February, this has a chance to be overlooked. These might sit on shelves, but don’t expect to cop them at clearance prices months down the line.

5Air Jordan 12 Girls Valentine’s Day

Bouncin

Release Date: February 6
Price: $140
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Very Good

There are a lot of bitter men with big feet out there bummed this colorway won’t come in men’s sizes. I repeat, they are bummed the hell out. Don’t be surprised to see these same dudes that you know wear at least a size 12 and above desperately try to fit into a pair at a Kid’s Foot Locker on release day and you know damn well they ain’t got kids.

4Nike Kobe 11 All-Star

Nike

Release Date: February 11
Price: $220
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Good

Did Nike save Kobe’s best All-Star game shoes for last? Eh, but the symbolism might be more than enough to make these kicks go fast especially compared to the duds of the past few years. The secret that nobody talks about is that since the amazing Galaxy pack of 2012, neither Nike, Jordan, adidas or any other brand has come close to reaching those heights and this year won’t make people forget anytime soon.

3Air Jordan 4 OG ’89 White/Cement

Release Date: February 13
Price: $220
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Guaranteed

Duh, “Nike Air” and it’s a model and a colorway that people actually care about. One of those elements (the colorway) was missing on the Air Jordan 6 Maroon and that’s why it sat on shelves. Don’t expect a similar situation with the White/Cement because these will sell out quick at any price.

2Air Jordan XXX (30) White/Wolf Grey-Black

Release Date: February 12
Price: $200
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Good

The much-maligned Air Jordan XXX will finally make its debut this month with what appears to be two colorways, but we’ll focus on the one that we actually have in-house that was featured during the shoe’s launch in January. It’s hard to explain exactly what people will feel when they finally get a chance to try these on the first time, but for myself, it was joy, excitement, disappointment and apprehension all at the same time. I blame the amazing XX9 for setting the bar so high. Read into that what you will.

1Air Jordan 3/Air Jordan 8 Kobe Bryant PE Pack

Release Date: ?
Price: $500
Chances Of Selling Out Right Away: Guaranteed

The legitimacy of this rumored pack is still up in the air, but if it does happen, nothing else matters. Kanye could release a thousands Yeezy colorways and people would turn their back like they did when he went a little too far in his Wiz Khalifa rant. The combined history of Kobe and MJ and those Air Jordan PEs that we all remember Mamba wearing over a decade ago would overshadow everything else. Granted, it kind of makes Jordan Brand slightly disingenuous when they said they would keep the Air Jordan 3 in the vault for a long time, but for something as momentous as Kobe’s last hurrah, it seems to be a fair excuse.