The Prequel: November Sneakers You Can’t Miss

  • Jordan CP3.VIII
    Jordan CP3.VIII

    Release Date: Nov. 5

    Chris Paul‘s latest sig shoe is dropping later this week and if history is any indication, this’ll be another knockout. Meant to be worn on the basketball court, these are for the ballplayers looking to get into an early season groove. Fast, athletic, quick…you’ll feel like all of that and then some in these joints.

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  • Air Jordan 13
    Air Jordan 13

    Release Date: November 15

    The Air Jordan 13 is the flavor of the moment, dropping in a number of new colorways over the course of the winter. This white and red-based version might not be a classic OG colorway, but it certainly feels like one, keeping all of the fundamental elements of an old school Chicago colorway. Add in that grey toe and I guarantee this’ll be gone quickly on release day.

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  • Nike LeBron 12
    Nike LeBron 12

    Release: November 22

    The LeBron 12! Better late than never. The “Instinct” colorway that’s dropping this month plays off of ‘Bron’s incredible instinctual decisions on the floor, as well as his vision, speed, and agility. Need more inspiration? The shoe is meant to mimic a hummingbird.

    One of the line’s best colorways is a must cop.

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  • Nike Huarache
    Nike Huarache

    Release Date: November 26

    The┬áNike Huarache is returning again late this month with an awesome new colorway that should work perfectly with the cold weather. White-based, with black and brown accenting, the shoe is an all-time classic that needs space in everyone’s closet. No true sneakerhead can consider themselves legit without these joints.

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  • Air Jordan 6
    Air Jordan 6

    Release Date: November 28

    The bred AJ6 is considered one of the greatest sneakers ever made. It certainly was a special one for Michael Jordan — he won his first NBA championship in them. Don’t sleep on these as once again JB will be taking over the holiday season with some classic releases. These will be gone super quick.

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  • Jordan CP3.VIII
  • Air Jordan 13
  • Nike LeBron 12
  • Nike Huarache
  • Air Jordan 6

The NBA season might technically start in October but hey, it’s not until after Halloween that it really starts to pick up. The annual Thanksgiving games are really the first time all year where I feel like the offseason is officially over. But for those of you looking to make your high school or college teams, the season starts even earlier.

The start of school is always a fun time for sneakerheads. You’re checking to see what your boys have on their feet, looking to see what the competition picked up over the summer break, and once tryouts start, everyone is checking each other’s feet out. Who has the hottest kicks on? Who looks like a real baller, with a pair that’s been worn in? Who looks like they copped a pair, never played in them, and now look like they’ll be coming back the second day with some serious blisters.

This month includes the debut of the always popular, and always steady, Jordan CP3.VIII, as well as another Air Jordan XIII retro that’ll have everyone popping in the He Got Game DVD again. Then there’s the classic bred Air Jordan VI, forever an iconic sneaker that probably never quite got the love that it deserved. It certainly will this holiday season.

Today, we’re doing you a favor, just like we did in October, September, August, and July. We have the work done for you. Now all you gotta do is cop. Here is The Prequel: November Sneakers You Can’t Miss.

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Nike Kobe 9 EM
Release Date: November 21
Kobe has been getting a lot of ridiculous hate on the Internets lately. And it’s sad. The dude is still one of the best players in the world and all bloggers want to do is talk about shooting percentages and trivial numbers that don’t mean much in the bigger picture.

At least they can’t hate on his kicks, and this colorway of the Kobe 9 is so dope that you better not miss out.

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Nike KD7 “Empire State”
Release Date: November 25
Kevin Durant might be hurt, but his hold on the sneaker game has never been more secure. After a summer releasing hot colorway after hot colorway, this “Empire State” edition is going to be a hit on the streets. We know it’s coming in a Purple/Grey/Tourquoise makeup, and considering those colors sound amazing, this one is a release to watch.

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Nike Air Max 2015
Release Date: November 28
The latest edition to the long-running, and much-beloved, Nike line, the Air Max 2015 brings with it Flywire on the upper, added padding on the heel counter, and full-length Max Air. Get your wallets ready.

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