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Nike KD VI “PBJ”

First seen during Kevin Durant’s last stop in France for his European tour, his most recent elating signature shoe KD VI, were nonetheless inspired by his favorite snack and our most loved sandwich, PB&J. Who doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Kevin Durant shows his love for this sandwich through his latest sneaks, Nike KD VI “PBJ.”

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Nike Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove”

One of the greatest trash talkers in NBA history is yet again making his presence known with the Nike Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove”. Gary Payton took pride in getting in his opponent’s head. He enjoyed twisting their words, getting personal, and telling the greats how much they really sucked. He even talked Jordan into a loss once or twice and swears John Stockton was a tougher match-up. Aside from his verbal assault on the NBA from 1990 to 2007, Gary was one hell of a defender. He was so good that his opponents coined the nickname, “The glove,” as a sign of respect. Nike showed their respect by giving Gary Payton his very own signature sneak and even letting him play a large role in the technology and design.

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Jordan 5 ‘Bel Air’ Arrives October 5th, Cue the Music…

Though not it’s official name, the Jordan 5 ‘Bel Air’ arrives in a brand new colorway complete with bright hues and a wild 90’s print fit for, well, a Fresh Prince. The Air Jordan V was the obvious choice for this release, with Will Smith (whose birthday it happens to be today) famously rocking the popular silhouette in the opening credits of the legendary 90s sitcom. October 5th is the drop date for these hyped up Js. Cue the music…

FILA 95 Retros

The resurrection of the FILA 95 Retros are the perfect send off for a seven-time NBA All-Star, who retired at the end of the 2013 season. Grant Hill debuted the classic FILA during his ’94 – ’95 season when he shared Co-Rookie of the Year honors with Jason Kidd. Originally named the FILA Grant Hill I, the FILA 95 Retros are a part of FILA’s “Re-Introduced Pack.” The collection re-establishes an OG style signature to the mid ‘90s and is highly anticipated by both FILA and its supporters. These 95 Retros come in two colorways: navy/white/red, reminiscent of Grant Hill’s on court colors, and black-on-black .
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Nike Air Penny V “Highlighter”, Lil’ Penny in a shoe

There’s a storm of new releases coming out tomorrow morning and one of the most coveted pair of the lot has to be the Nike Air Penny V “Highlighter”. Nearly a year has passed since the release of the last Penny V, “The Invisibility Cloak”, and tempers are running high as sneaker enthusiasts wait for the next Pennies. Well, as the heel says “The Storm is Over”, so read up on the shoe in the meantime.

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Jordan 1 “Atlanta Hawks”, A Tribute To A Formidable Foe

The Air Jordan 1 “Atlanta Hawks” keeps the ball rolling with its NBA team-based looks, here sporting a Black/Gym Red-University Gold color-scheme, a nod to the OG uniforms of Atlanta Hawks, a team considered to be one of MJ’s “Formidable Foes”. Closer details of the sneakers reveal the film graphics across the upper that seem to point to Dominique Wilkins, aka the Human Highlight Reel, as the foe called out.
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Nike Air Max LeBron X Low “Raspberry Red” 9.7.13

Hot from Nike Basketball and Lebron James, the next Nike Air Max LeBron X Low “Raspberry Red” is determined to stand out among its brothers and from all this buzz we’re hearing, the release is expected to be a hot seller. These are the last of the 10s that we’re promoting before the 11s come our way, so get yours while you can!
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Friday Forecast: Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman”


When the Foamposite came out last year it took basketball by storm, forever changing the way sports footwear is designed –  and it looks like it will happen again.  A new Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” edition emerges this Friday August 31 2013, inspired by NBA player and Nike-sponsored athlete Kevin Durant’s childhood desire to be a weatherman. We’re thankful he found the his way to sports, but even more that Nike has found a way to illustrate this short-lived career dream through one of their most revolutionary sneakers. Graphic, Doppler-esque depictions of inclement weather patterns grace the uppers of each shoe. The blue colorway demonstrates a quick transformation from calm to intense, while the red represents the constant pounding of a soaking thunderstorm. Don’t get left out in the storm, pick up your Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” at UBIQ Walnut this Friday for $250.

adidas Mutombo Basketball Shoe

adidas Originals Mutombo – Available at UBIQ 8.24.13

First released in 1993, the adidas originals Mutombo returns 20 years later looking as fresh its first debut. With its signature African-inspired pattern, bold colors and sky-high cut, the adidas Originals Mutombo is a shoe that has been on many sneakerheads’ re-release wishlist.

For this year’s lineup, the adidas originals Mutombo uses a different colorway, designed as a tribute to the retired NBA center and his Congolese heritage. The new Mutombo shoes maintains the trademarks of the original including the black and white African mud print, the shield-inspired graphic on the tongue, and the number ’55’ in yellow on the sides of the collar. The upper is crafted out of a combination of leather and synthetic materials, which also features a padded collar, plastic lace details and contrast stitching along the front of the outsole. adidas originals Mutombo will be available at UBIQ Walnut and UBIQlife.com for $105 at 9AM this Saturday 8.24.13.
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KD VI “NYC 66”

Available this Saturday 10AM at UBIQ Walnut, Nike launches KD VI “NYC 66” in honor of Kevin Durant dropping 66 points, breaking the all-time record at Era Rucker Park in New York City back in 2011. The name takes after his impressive performance during the NBA lockout, which took place for over a month, causing many players to take their talents to the streets to stay in shape. Many well-known NBA players such as Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have played at Era Rucker Park, located in Harlem, NY, but not too many are remembered for scoring 66 points. During the fourth quarter, everyone exploded onto the court, crowding over and admiring KD after scoring four 3-pointers back to back and slamming his 60th point of the game home. The OKC Thunder Forward, Durant, appeared at this park for the first time only to leave his mark of greatness.
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adidas Originals | The House of Mutombo | The Courts

To celebrate the re-release of the adidas Mutombo, the “House of Mutombo” video series presents an illustrated and animated history of basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo as told by the man himself. This is the 2nd episode entitled “The Courts”, which follows Mutombo’s many accomplishments on the court.

Illustrations from Nathan McKee, animation by Jamal Qutub, and music from PJ Portlock.

The adidas Mutombo will be available at UBIQ Walnut on 8.24.13