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Even men have a thing for shoes. The Air Jordan collection – basketball shoes designed by Nike since Michael Jordan began his career in the NBA – have become a collectable for ballers on and off the court. Yesterday, Nike release the Air Jordan XX8, the 28th shoe of the series, to mixed reviews.
The shoe, when zipped up, resembles something you would wear with a wet suit. However, once its outer shell is peeled back the bright neon design of the shoe is revealed.
The shoe is light and apparently a high performance basketball shoe – Russell Westbrook will debut the shoe on the court tonight as the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Brooklyn Nets. Yet, will the shoe’s skills outweigh its design flaws? It’s hard not to think that the shoe is going through the molting process when being unzipped.
The shoe retails for $250. Will the public consider it a perfect mix of haute couture and function? Or, a basketball shoe worthy of hitting the court, but not the club?
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Russell Westbrook will be the first player to debut the new Air Jordan XX8′s when the Thunder play in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. Westbrook was on hand at the Jordan “Dare To Fly” event in NYC on Monday afternoon where the new shoe was unveiled for the first time. “It’s a great shoe. Very light. Very, very comfortable,” said Westbrook:
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook went to Instagram yesterday where he showed off his ensemble for game day, If you follow Westbrook you should know to brace yourself when he shares photos of his attire, you never know what to expect next from his loud and eccentric repertoire. On this day Russell opted for something a tad subtle, but eclectic, donned in a fly leather...
Spike Lee hosted Jordan’ “Dare To Fly” event in New York City Monday where NBA stars Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook both came out to talk about Jordans, past and present. The new Air Jordan XX8 was introduced, a shoe that Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will debut in tomorrow’s game vs. the Brooklyn Nets. The Air Jordan XX8 will retail for $250:
The Oklahoma City Thunder are tied for the most wins in the NBA, and not surprisingly Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have led the charge - especially during their current winning streak.
They'll look to help lead Oklahoma City to a season-best sixth consecutive win Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets, who begin a four-game homestand.
The Thunder (14-4) began their streak...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Brooklyn Nets 117-111 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha 14 for the Thunder, who revved up the NBA's No. 1 offense to surpass 100 points in a 10th straight game for the first...
Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Brooklyn Nets 117-111 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha 14 for the Thunder, who revved up the NBA's No. 1 offense to surpass 100 points in a 10th straight game for the first time in 15 years...