Summer Kick List: Sneakers to Watch For

Shawn Stevenson, staff writer

Sneaker heads have a lot to look forward to during summer 2017. Starting this month, all the way through July. There is a list of Air Jordan shoes that would make a fine addition to any sneaker heads collection.

Starting with these masterpieces, the “Pantone 7’s” release April 29. Priced at $190, this particular sneaker is simplicity at its finest. With a university blue upper, white Jumpman logo on the ankle section and lastly a completely white sole with another Jumpman logo on the heel of it adding contrast.  Who would have thought that simplicity would be so beautiful?

Skipping ahead to May 5, we have a pair of “Pure Platinum 31 Lows.” At $160, the 31’s provide a clean white and beautiful metallic silver coming together on a flyweave and synthetic material upper. The shiny silver is visible on the heel of the shoe, as well as the enlarged Jumpman for contrast and tying it all together is a white midsole and translucent outsole.

Moving on to May 13 for the release of the “Pure Money 4’s.” Going for $190, with the same concept of the “Pure Platinum 31 Lows”, the 4’s sport a heavenly combination of the same white and silver. Silver takes over the lace tabs, insoles and Jumpman logo across the heel. While a crisp white dominates everything else from the leather upper to the rubber sole.

On May 20, the “White Metallic 13 Lows” will be released for $175. As the name implies, the 13’s cling to that same white and silver color scheme as the 31’s and 4’s. A white upper kicks off the 13’s, following a platinum detail on the overlays that draw immediate attention to also the mudguards and heel. Finally, there is a metallic silver Jumpman on the heel and ankle, along with a white and silver outsole.


The last shoe coming out in this color scheme will be on shelves June 3. The $190 “White Metallic 7’s” possess white leather overlays with platinum underlays. Simple metallic silver branding is implemented throughout to further emphasize its heavenly build.

For a change of color, the “11 Baron Lows” will release on May 27. Priced at $175, they feature a black upper, ash grey patent leather mudguard, metallic silver branding, white midsole and a translucent outsole.

June 10, brings another pair of low top 13’s. The “Chutney 13’s,” at $175, come equipped with a black leather and suede upper, covered with chutney detailing side panels, inner lining, and outsole as well as the Jumpman on the tongue. Finishing the sneaker with a golden Jumpman on the ankle to top it off, this sneaker is a beautiful combination of wheat, black, and gold.

Flaunting a color scheme of black, matte silver, white and royal blue this pair of $190 “Alternate Motorsport 4’s” dons black tumbled leather, grey and white detailing on the midsole and inner lining. The beautiful royal blue is vivid on the tongue and outsole.

Arriving June 20 and July 22 are two pairs of lovely 13’s both pricing at $190. The first pair is the “Playoff 13’s” have tumbled leather throughout the upper, suede detailing on the mudguards and midsole, with traces of red and white inspired by the Chicago Bulls color scheme on the branding, midsole and outsole. The second pair go by the “History of Flight 13’s.” Different from black leather, this sneaker comes with white tumbled leather and very minute hints of red on just the sole, lining and branding.

Lastly on this summer’s kicks list, a pair of spicy “University Red 5’s” coming in at $190. University red suede throughout the whole upper and matching red on the tongue, mesh panels, eyelets, and part of the outsole. Providing contrast, this sneaker also carries a grey tongue, black accents on the inner lining, the Jumpman logo on the tongue and heel, along with shark teeth on the midsole and an icy blue outsole.

This concludes this summer’s kick list, I am sad to say that there will be no OG sneakers coming out this year. For us sneaker heads out there, that is pretty upsetting. However, these shoes on the kicks list will make a fine and sensational addition to any sneaker collection.

If you do not know where to go to get your kick list kicks, they will be available at Legends. Located in the Albemarle Shopping Center, next to the ACAC gym. Always available to help, Jes will answer any questions from shoes, jerseys and other aspects of apparel.


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