From Kevin Durant‘s latest signature sneaker to Jordan Brand, July is all set with a number of impressive sneaker releases. Make sure you’re ready.
July, as a sneakerhead, will always be one of my favorite months of the year. This year will be no different. You just know that the top brands out there are going to be bringing the heat with collections that play right off of the infamous red, white, and blue color schemes. This year, all of the fun started with Nike Basketball’s 4th of July pack for their four star signature athletes in LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving. No, the pack isn’t releasing in July — it actually came toward the tail end of June. But we’re counting it nonetheless because the inspiration is obvious.
However, my favorite part of the holiday this year is what PUMA cooked up. Back in June, they released a sick three-shoe collection for the classic silhouettes, the Star and Basket, that includes star-textured uppers to help signify the American flag, and paint-splashed outsoles that are unique to each shoe. Even though it’s been out for a month now, July 4 is the perfect time to cop.
July is going to kill it this year, especially when you add in the Air Jordan Retro VII “Bordeaux,” a shoe that is perennially one of the year’s best no matter when it releases, as well as the introduction of the Nike KD 8, the next sneaker in line for Kevin Durant‘s rapidly growing signature series. Finish off the month with the “Fire and Ice” pack from adidas for the ZX Flux and it’s a stretch we are all excited for.
This is The Prequel and these are Sneakers in July That You Can’t Miss.
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NIKE ZOOM LeBRON SOLDIER 9
Release Date: July 10
We never got to see LeBron James lace up his patented Soldier series this postseason. But in the end, that’s okay because the Soldier 9 looks like it’s going to be a huge leap forward stylistically. The Soldier series has always functioned as a purely performance shoe but the newest model might have a chance to win crossover appeal.
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