October is one of the best months of the year for basketball fans. Back in the day, it was always the time when the season and fall leagues really picked up and you got a chance to check out who had actually been playing over the summer and who hadn’t. It’s the calm before the storm, the chance to gauge your talent level against the competition.
It also features Halloween, which means the NBA is starting, which means life is good.
I love football. Everyone loves football. But there’s nothing better than the NBA. Big matchups every night. National TV overtime clashes. One-on-one duels. Add in the way social media has embraced the game and the experience seems to get better every year.
The start of the NBA season also means many of the game’s top sneakers are either being unveiled for the first time or, at the very least, are getting special edition colorways to commemorate the new year. This year, things are no different. The Nike LeBron 13 is launching this month, as are new colorways for the Nike KD 8 and the Nike Zoom Kobe X. Derrick Rose is getting his sixth signature shoe, and even Air Jordan is getting into the game with a couple of sick retro releases. Overall, there are more than enough releases to satisfy any sneakerhead, more than enough to keep your style on fleek for at least a few more months.
As part of our regular programming here at The Drop, we’re offering you a little preview of the stuff you have to pay attention to. This is the Prequel and these are the October Sneaker Release Dates That You Can’t Miss.