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Air Jordan 11 Low COOL GREY | PE for MJ
We’ve seen a few lowtop XIs before, but never this particular shade of classic. Behold, the Air Jordan 11 Low Cool Grey, a PE put together for the man himself: Michael Jordan.
The shoe is . . . exactly what you’d think, for the most part. The iconic “Cool Grey” palette translates beautifully, with light grey throughout the upper, darker grey on the signature patent leather mudguard, white on the midsole, and a clean translucent outsole.
Unfortunately, like we said, these were made specifically for MJ — wouldn’t suck to have his custom-ordering power, no? — so don’t expect to see a launch anytime soon. The Concord Air Jordan 11 Low is still expected to drop in the summer though; hopefully that’ll satiate your appetite for
We Went to the Hair and Made Tests at BCBG and Herve Leger
Tomorrow morning, the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week schedule will kick off with cheap herve leger BCBG Max Azria’s Spring 2014 runway show. And then, for the next month, prepare to be bombarded by high-octane fashion images on this website and others.
To get a glimpse of how frenzied Fashion Week preparations can get, today we attended the hair and makeup tests for Kirsty Gallacher Herve Leger Asymmetric Rosette Bandage Dress and sister label, Herve Leger.And Because photographs from tomorrow’s runway will beam all over the world almost instantaneously and will then screen practically on loop a video of last season’s BCBG show greeted me in the reception area into next year, the stakes for tomorrow’s show are high. Everything has to be perfect; there literally can’t be a hair out of place.
Spring 2014 beauty looks for Herve Leger Lucy Mecklenburgh Pink Bodycon Dress Online and Herve Leger were created by NYC-based hair salon Bumble & bumble and makeup giant Sephora. Both teams gathered at the BCBG showroom today to test out the full beauty looks for both shows and fine-tune them in conjunction with the design group’s Chief Creative Officer Lubov Azria from
The month of classics continues this weekend; the Air Jordan 12 Taxi release date is set for tomorrow, December 14, at Jordan accounts nationwide.
The timeless style sports white over the tumbled leather upper, with the model’s signature stitching inspired by the rays of the rising sun. At the forefoot, reptile-embossed leather dons contrast black, a color that extends to the outsole and inner-lining. Gold eyelets grace the collar of the shoe, while a pop of yellow on the heel inspires its vehicular nickname.
Grab the Taxi XII at select retailers tomorrow, including at online accounts at 8am EST. Here’s the Eastbay.com purchase link but be mindful; every store that carries these will sell-out instantly at
There are plenty of Roshe remixes and sequels on the way, but worry not, traditionalists — the original style is back in 2014 as well. Case in point, the Nike Roshe Run University Red/Velvet Brown releases in early-2014, employing that OG construction.
The shoe sports red over an open mesh upper, with an overlaid dark brown Swoosh and grey on the inner-lining and Swoosh. The Roshe’s familiar sole unit dons starkly contrasting white, rounding out the classic style to
Having now debuted the entire Jordan Brand Christmas 2013 collection, today we take another, incredibly detailed look at perhaps the line-up’s crown jewel: the Air Jordan XX8 SE Christmas.
The exact inspiration for this shoe (and the entire Christmas Jordan set, for that matter) eludes, us though the mishmash of graph-like lines and concentric circles points toward a geometric or mathematical theme. Something involving flight, perhaps?
Whatever it is, I think we can all agree — well, I can agree, anyway — that the mix of a black upper, colorful graphics, reflective leather, and speckled midsole may just yield the best XX8 SE of the year.
Grab the shoe December 24, along with the rest of the Christmas Jordans. Retail is set for $150 and
The Jordan Brand Christmas 2013 line-up was already looking impressive — having previously previewed the yuletide Air Jordan XX8 SE, CP3.VII and Super.Fly 2 — and today it only gets more so, as we add a fleeting glimpse of the Jordan Melo M10 Christmas.
All four shoes sport colorful speckling on the midsole as well as reflective silver leather incorporated in some manner, while at least three — it’s still unclear with regards to the M10 — also utilize graph-like imagery to add colorful contrast.
All four shoes hit retailers Christmas Eve, ranging in price from $125 (CP3.VII) to $165 (Melo M10) from
It would seem that the Venomenon 4 that released today, the first in the Asia-exclusive franchise to actually hit stateside retailers, will not be the only one.
Perhaps intended as a budget-friendlier Kobe, considering the $225 price tag of the Kobe 9 Elite, several more Venomenons will drop in the US in the foreseeable future, including this so-called Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4 Teal/Volt.
The shoe dons teal over the Flywire-reinforced Hyperfuse upper, set against volt on the outsole and accents. Grey neutrally complements on the tongue, midsole and toe-pattern, rounding out the outdoor-specific hoops shoe. (You can wear them indoors as well, but the Blade Traction outdoor is specially designed to stand-up to outdoor courts.)