The Prequel: These Are Your Most Important Sneaker Release Dates in March

  • Nike KD7
    Nike KD7

    March 5

    This month, we’ll see the continuation of Kevin Durant‘s longstanding “Weatherman” storyline with this sick dark emerald green-based sneaker. This colorway is always hyped and always a hit, and the KD7 comes through once again. This one has varying shades of green, along with orange and volt accents and the Weatherman graphic.

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  • Air Jordan 20
    Air Jordan XX

    March 14

    At long last, our favorite colorway of the classic Jordan XX is returning. The “Stealth” version features a black and grey face with the added gold lasering across the mid-foot strap. Somehow, it was inspired by expensive trumpets, racing boots, and motorcycle tires. Who knew? This silhouette is perhaps the most intricate ever made by the Jordan Brand, as the laser detailing tells stories that only the most passionate Jordan heads will understand.

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  • Air Jordan 4 Laser

    Jordan Brand

    Air Jordan IV

    March 21

    The Jordan Brand’s laser pack from All-Star Weekend was a hit immediately, sort of reinventing a game that most people thought had run its course a decade ago. The IVs were a highlight with a premium white upper, tonal leather overlays, intricate laser-etched touches, reflective 3M detailing on the tongue, and an icy outsole. Everyone loves them some IVs. Now’s your chance to cop one of the best designs to release on this silhouette in a long time.

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  • Air Jordan X Chicago
    Air Jordan X

    March 28

    The X is always underrated, but yet this is one of the few colorways that every classic sneaker collector loves. With the “45” stitching to commemorate MJ’s new uniform number when he returned 16 years ago this month, these ones stay pretty true to the OGs. Cop and show out on Instagram.

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  • Nike KD7 "Weatherman"
  • Air Jordan 20 "Stealth"
  • Air Jordan 4 Laser
  • Air Jordan X Chicago

That sound you hear is sneakerheads everywhere rejoicing. Spring is almost here…basically is here, and we’re all getting the chance to retire the winter beaters and boots. For anyone on the East Coast, this is especially important. New York City has had dreary weather for two straight months. Philly hasn’t been any better. And Boston got absolutely pummeled by the snow.

But there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

March won’t necessarily be the beast that February was in terms of sneaker releases — thanks to stuff like NBA All-Star Weekend and Kanye — but it will feature a couple of really unique remastered Air Jordan retros, as well as new colorways for some of Nike‘s most important silhouettes. We’re most excited for a couple in particular. The Chicago Jordan X is going to be dope, but it’s the March 14 “Teal” version of the Jordan IV that has up hyped. It might not be an OG colorway, but for some reason it flosses. And that sneaker can make anything look good.

Then there’s the “Wheat” version of the LeBron 12, a sneaker that’s paying tribute to LeBron’s first signature sneaker that, in itself, paid tribute to LeBron’s love of Timberlands as a kid. It’s a spectacular call from Nike and somehow looks nearly as good as the original

It’s time to start flaunting and stunting hard on the ‘gram again. No more snow. No more mud. No more rainy days and salt-stained streets…well, at least we can hope. Just know March is going to be a big one for sneaker collectors.

In this month’s rendition of The Prequel: These Are Your Most Important Sneaker Release Dates in March. Don’t miss out on any of these.

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Air Jordan XX
March 14
The best Jordan XX colorway is finally coming back. The “Stealth” version was a standout almost immediately, turning a shoe that was very much a love/hate model into something that people are still clamoring for today. All-black and gray is always appreciated, but it really shines through here because the rest of the sneaker is so centered around details and laser designs.

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Air Jordan VII
March 7
The “Marvin The Martian” edition of the Jordan VII is a must-cop for longtime sneakerheads, even if on first glance the shoes look a little wacky. That’s part of the appeal. Because Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes were used for the original promotion of the VII, this only makes sense. It also could be the start of something really, really special in 2015.

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