“Nice sneakers, bro.”
It was a quick comment, made by some random kid in some random store on some random day. But it made me snap out of my early morning Monday funk — everyone gets a case of the Mondays once in a while — and picked me up for the rest of the day. The fact that someone noticed a crisp pair of Concord Air Jordan XIs made me feel good. Sometimes the smallest things can mean the most.
When it comes to sneakers, that’s about as big a compliment as you can pay. And we all want to actually earn it. With that being said, the only way to do that is to come with the heat. Thanks to Champs Sports, you have a place to go to secure it. Continuing the series we’ve been doing since the summer, we’re here to alert you to all the kicks you need.
In January, the end of holiday shopping and crazy sneaker releases might be over but that doesn’t mean we’re looking at a void in the sneaker world. From the release of Carmelo Anthony‘s latest signature sneaker to upgraded Air Jordan retros to new colorways of the Nike Kobe 9, January is going to be a big basketball month. It better be, considering we’re right in the middle of the NBA season and everyone just recently brought out their best stuff for Christmas.
Make sure you aren’t missing any of these releases this month. Most of them will be gone before you know it. Here are the January Sneakers You Can’t Miss.
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Nike KD7 (Blue/White/Orange)
Release Date: January 15
The KD7 has been Kevin Durant‘s best sneaker to date, meshing off-court appeal with great play on it. Almost every colorway has been dope so far, and that only continues with this one. An away colorway always works well with the Thunder’s jerseys.