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Another Look at the OVO Jordan Trunner LX

Last week we took a look at Toronto’s Jordan Brand store, which saw the successful launch of the heavily-hyped OVO Jordan Trunner LX. As a super exclusive design with only 280 pairs making its way across the globe, we’re treated to another look at the popular off-court trainer. Sporting a split two-tone upper, a closer look reveals the intricate mesh/weaving combo adorned in white with black taking up real estate at the rear. Gold highlights noticeably peek out from the Jordan branding found on the side, the OVO Owl logo hitting the midsole, and not forgetting to mention the heel pull tabs.


The Most Expensive Sneakers of 2016

With about a week and a half left of 2016, it’s time to look back and review what the past 12 months had to offer. 2016 saw sneaker prices rising to an all-time high with shoes such as Nike’s $720 USD auto-lacing MAG and $350 USD YEEZYs. However, the real coin comes from the sneaker resale industry, with customers dishing out for the steep price tags. Thanks to StockX, an online stock market for sneakers, we can see which shoes fetched the highest aftermarket prices this past year. As you can imagine, the list is dominated by adidas and Nike. Take a look at the most expensive sneakers of 2016 from the resale market.

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Most Expensive Sneakers of 2016 – (From Resale)

10. adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 “Pirate Black” – Original price: $200 USD; Resale: $1,264 USD
9. BAPE x adidas NMD – Original price: $150 USD; Resale value: $1,309 USD
8. adidas YEEZY BOOST 750 “Glow in the Dark” – Original price: $350 USD; Resale: $1,565 USD
7. adidas 3D Runner – Original price: $333 USD; Resale value: $1,601 USD
6. Air Jordan 1 “Satin” – Original price: $175 USD; Resale value: $1,955 USD
5. adidas NMD “Red Apple” – Original price: $170 USD; Resale value: $2,327 USD
4. adidas NMD “Pitch Black” – Original price: N/A; Resale value: $2,972 USD
3. Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Original price: $720 USD; Resale value: $3,528 USD
2. adidas Pharrell Human Race NMD “Friends and Family” – Original: N/A; Resale: $7,535 USD
1. Nike MAG Original price: N/A; Resale value: $28,638 USD

Jordan x Chinese New Year

We are Sure you have seen the Air Jordan 12 in a black and white colorway celebrating 2017′s Chinese New Year, but Jordan Brand has another colorway of the 12 up its sleeve for the occasion. Paired together in a pack, the second colorway is a neutral beige and gold makeup. Inspired by Chinese woven bamboo, the shoe’s tongue is embroidered with the Chinese words “er shi,” meaning 20, celebrating Jordan Brand’s 20th anniversary in the Chinese market. Additionally, the pack includes an Air Jordan XXXI equipped with Flyweave and Flightspeed technology. Available in limited quantities, the Chinese New Year pack will be available in Hong Kong on December 25, and online on January 7.

Jordan Speaks

Charlotte Hornets owner and basketball legend Michael Jordan has decided to speak out about the recent wave of violence in America, most notably the targeting of black Americans at the hands of police and the widespread anti-police sentiment that has emerged as a reaction to the violence. In a one-page open letter toThe Undefeated, Jordan said:

“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.”

Elsewhere in the letter, Jordan took the opportunity to announce that he would be making $1 million USD donations to two charity funds, one in support of community-police relations and the other being the NAACP Legal Defense fund, saying the following:

“To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The Institute for Community-Police Relations’ policy and oversight work is focused on building trust and promoting best practices in community policing. My donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s oldest civil rights law organization, will support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement. Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.

You can read the letter in full here.

Kentucky Blue

In the midst of coaching the Toronto team during the NBA’s All-Star games and receiving the keys to his hometown, Drake is undoubtedly having an event-filled weekend. Nevertheless, he took to Instagram to unveil a pair of OVO x Air Jordan 8 retro sneakers in a Kentucky blue colorway. The timing doesn’t seem coincidental as Jordan Brand dropped the Retro 10 “OVO” today, alongside an apparel collection. While there’s no word yet on whether these are player exclusives, we’re hoping more information will be revealed soon.

Following the recent debut of the Horizon model comes the “Gym Red” version of the new silhouette. Jordan Brand introduces the shoe in a Gym Red/White-Infrared colorway that dresses the model’s upper in a bright red woven-textured upper with matched red laces, heel collar and midsoles, which are offset by a contrasting black outsole.
Pick yourself up a pair of these “Gym Red” Jordan Horizons January 6 at shops like Titolo. Also be sure to check out the monochromatic black and white colorway of the Horizon. 


Air Jordan Retro “Nothing But Net” Pack

Air Jordan’s upcoming holiday pack features both the Air Jordan 7 and Air Jordan 8 styles, with the two sneakers inspired by different reference points but resulting in similar colorways. Starting off with the Air Jordan 8 in “Three Peat,” the silhouette is fronted by its signature protective strap which reflects colors of the teams that Michael Jordan defeated during his first three-peat — The Lakers, Blazers and Suns. Secondly, the Air Jordan 7 in “Sweater” features a colorful upper inspired by an outfit Jordan wore during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The “Three-Peat” Jordan 8′s are slated to drop October 24, while the 7′s follow closely after, with a release date of November 14.air-jordan-retro-nothing-but-net-pack-2 air-jordan-retro-nothing-but-net-pack-1

Marking the return of the Air Jordan 6 Retro Low following its introduction in 2002, the latest White/Infrared 23-Black serves as an addition to other Air Jordan 6 Lows from this season. As undoubtedly one of the most anticipated colorways in the series, the design retains many of the design cues seen across its high-top predecessor with the inclusion of a black midsole as opposed to that of its white counterpart. Featuring perforated side panelling, the shoe’s smooth leather upper is completed with a branded sport fabric tongue and adjustable lace fastener, as well as a supportive air unit accented by the colorway’s famed transparent blue outsole. Despite the various Nike and Air Jordan Independence Day themed sneakers that will surely ensue in the coming weeks, the Air Jordan 6 Retro Low “Infrared” will release on July 4 for $175 USD with more information soon to be made available via Nike’s official Site