Originally released in 1992, then a retro in 2011, the Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘Bordeaux’ will be releasing again on Saturday, July 18th at both locations. The 2015 release comes in OG form while using black leather through the uppers, while Bordeaux, Light Graphite and Midnight Fog are spread throughout. Mens sizes 8-13($245), Youth sizes 4Y-7Y($165). Doors at 10am.
The Air Jordan Element series takes a distinguishing feature from select Air Jordan silhouettes and implements it into another Air Jordan model. The Air Jordan 11Lab4 brings the iconic patent leather from the Air Jordan XI to the timeless Air Jordan IV, this time around in an all red colourway. Stop by the Victoria shop to enter the raffle for your chance to purchase a pair. Raffle ends at 5pm on Friday, July 10th. One entry per person. Mens sizes 8-13. $350.
Nike is revitalizing their Penny Hardaway line with another double pack. Following up with the ‘Shooting Stars’ pack that released last summer, Nike is looking back at one of the few times a banned sneaker went on to create a unique narrative thanks in part to the performance of the player wearing a shoe that didn’t coincide with NBA dress-code guidelines.
Back in the 1997 NBA Playoffs, Penny championed the Air Foamposite One, but the NBA wasn’t too fond of the Royal colorway. The predominantly monochromatic royal blue upper didn’t adhere to the uniform violations of the day. Rather than sideline the shoe, Penny broke out a Sharpie and colored in stripes of black giving his Foamposite a rather tiger-like PE twist. What followed was two of Hardaway’s most memorable performances in a Magic uniform.
The insoles of the Sharpied-out Foamposite read ’41 points’ and ’42 points’ respectively in honor of Penny’s incredible Game 3 and Game 4 performances that allowed the Magic to even up the series with the Miami Heat in Round 1 of the 1997 NBA Playoffs. Orlando would eventually go on to lose the deciding Game 5, but the impact of Penny’s performance in his hand-crafted tiger-striped silhouette landed the shoe in sneaker lore to this day.
Available in Victoria in very limited quantities. Mens sizes 8-13. $600.
The 4th of July has brands scrambling to push out their red, white, and blue creations in time for the patriotic holiday, but Nike is playing a game of one-up-manship with this clever Statue of Liberty reference atop the Nike Air Force 1 Low. Known as the Nike Air Force 1 Low “Preserved Icons”, the unique copper upper sports a iridescent quality that changes to that faded teal when directly under the sun. Available Friday, July 3rd in Victoria. Mens sizes 8-13. $160.