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.
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.
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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