Rarely does a single sneaker brand dominate our list, but this week belongs solely to Nike who — in honor of NBA All-Star Week — brought some seriously eye-catching designs. Seriously, this weekend’s All-Star game in Charlotte, North Carolina really might as well be a shoe expo.
This week brings us several pairs of Jordans in special sought-after colorways, but the ultra-hyped Travis Scott collaboration steals the spotlight, earning our top spot. Here are all the best shoes dropping on All-Star Week, get your wallets out and prepare to apologize to your bank account.
Air Jordan 1 Flight Nostalgia
You don’t have to be an old-school Charlotte Hornets fan to think these are dope. Draped in the ex-North Carolina team’s signature colors of teal and purple, these Air Jordan’s are being released in honor of the NBA All-Star game, held for the first time in Charlotte.
The Flight Nostalgia Jordans feature a mixed suede and leather upper, a thin wrap-around swoosh and engraved text reading “SP 19 AIR JORDAN 1 HIGH OG,” giving it a Virgil Abloh-like flair that fits nicely, without being overbearing.
The Air Jordan 1 Flight Nostalgia are set to drop on February 15th and will retail for $160. Pick up a pair at Nike’s online store or select Nike retailers.
Nike Basketball PG 3 ACG
Because this weekend is the All-Star game we’re being showered with some truly great court-centered kicks and these special Nike Paul George’s are no different. The PG 3s feature an earthy colorway of forest green and burnt orange with rope-style laces and exposed stitching near the heel. In a nod to Paul George’s Palmdale California roots, the city’s area code of 93552 is printed on the midsole. Expect to see Paul George rocking these on the court in what will be his sixth All-Star appearance this weekend.
The Nike Basketball PG 3 ACG will drop on February 15th and will retail for $130. Pick up a pair at select Nike retailers like Sneakers n Stuff. The pair is rumored to drop on Nike’s online store on the 15th as well, though no official Nike release dates exist on the site yet, so check elsewhere to be safe.
Air Jordan VI Infrared
Jordan wore a pair of these iconic sneakers when he took down the Lakers in 1991 and they’re being rereleased for the first time since around 2014. Hordes of hoop fans are likely drooling over these right now, but don’t worry — Nike has promised a high stock of the Jordan VIs on release day. Featuring an all-black nubuck leather upper with vivid contrasting red accents, what really makes this pair special is the OG Nike Air branding on the heel in place of the Jumpman Logo. May seem like a small detail to some, but it’s the type of design touch that sneakerheads go nuts for.
The Air Jordan VI Infrared are set to drop on Saturday, February 16th and will retail for $200 at the Nike online store.
Nike React Element 87 Royal Tint
While the Nike Element 87s don’t have any legendary basketball lore behind them, Nike’s current most popular silhouette is still getting in on the All-Star week spirit with this special colorway dubbed “Royal Tint.” The Element 87s semi-translucent TPE upper adds some interesting variation to the near-teal color, and deep purple Hornets-inspired accents ensure this futuristic design’s place within Nike’s All-Star Week drops.
This is probably the best colorway since the OG Element 87s Sail color scheme, so if you’ve been holding out on picking up some 87s, this is probably the best you’re going to find aside from the original. The Nike React Element 87 in Royal Tint colorway is dropping on February 15th and will retail for $160. Snag a pair at 43einhalb or other Nike retailers.
Air Jordan XXXIII Travis Scott
Last Sunday’s surprise release of the special Travis Scott Jordan 1s was so hyped that a flood of traffic crashed Nike’s servers. If you were lucky enough to be one of the few lucky enough to cop a pair, I’m kind of feeling bad for you right now, because these Jordan XXXIII are so much more dope. Sporting an Army Olive colorway, exposed stitching on the heel, and dual Jordan and Cactus Jack branding on the tongue, these special Travis Scott kicks come complete with a flight-ready gimmick thanks to the unique closure system and “pull to eject” tab.
Who knew Nike coming together with Travis Scoot would result in so many great pairs of shoes?
The Air Jordan XXXIII Travis Scott will drop on February 14th and will retail for $220 at the Nike online store. Grab these as the perfect Valentine’s Day for the sneaker-loving Travis Scott fan in your life.