Amidst upcoming adidas and Air Jordan releases 2019, Nike and apparel brand UNDEFEATED have teamed up to release two different collections. Last year, Nike celebrated Mamba Day on August 24th, 2018 by teaming up with UNDEFEATED to release a Kobe Proto PE Pack. The pack included four different colorways of the Nike Kobe Proto, all of which could only be copped from select UNDEFEATED locations that were revealed via Nike SNKRS Pass. One of them was even dressed up in the color scheme of the Los Angeles Lakers. It seems Nike and UNDEFEATED are collaborating once again for Mamba Day 2019, this time releasing a Kobe 4 Proto Collection.
Despite not joining the Air Jordan releases 2019, Chris Paul’s new Jordan CP3.XII PE pays tribute to Tiger Woods’ Masters Tournament victory. On April 14th, Tiger Woods was victorious in one of professional golf’s four major championship tournaments, winning the Masters title for the fifth time. This was also Tiger’s 15th major tournament victory as well. With his victory, Tiger Woods has made quite a remarkable comeback, perhaps the greatest in the history of the sport. Considering that Tiger happens to be a good friend of Chris Paul, it is not surprising that the latter was recently spotted rocking the Jordan CP3.XII PE you see here.
The latest colorway of Don C’s Jordan Legacy 312 Low, which will be among upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019, seems to be winter-themed. Under his Just Don streetwear label, Don Crawley (Don C) has been collaborating with Jordan Brand since 2013. It all started with the Just Don x Jordan Brand “Just Jordan” Pack for charity, honoring Black History Month. The pack included an Air Jordan 1 and a snapback hat, both designed by Don C. He later designed several luxurious, quilted Air Jordan 2 iterations that became tremendously popular. No one would have imagined though that he would end up having his own signature Jordan sneaker model.
Alongside upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019, Nike will be dropping the LeBron 3 “Home,” which is actually an OG colorway from 2005. You might be wondering how this could be an original colorway considering that the LeBron 3 just made its retail debut last year in the “Christ The King” colorway, but that is only partially true. With the exception of the “China Edition,” the “Home” colorway was actually the debut iteration of the Zoom LeBron III. It originally hit the shelves on November 12th, 2005 and retailed at a price of $125. The LeBron 3 can be regarded as a modern day reincarnation of the Zoom LeBron III.
After its debut last month, Russell Westbrook’s Why Not Zer0.2 will join February’s Air Jordan releases 2019 in an “All-Star” colorway. The very first colorway of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 was dubbed “Future History,” which became available on January 10th, 2019 at a price of $125. After the multi-colored and vibrant “Future History,” the next iteration of the Why Not Zer0.2 that hit the shelves was relatively plain, dressed up in just Black and White, and was dubbed “The Family.” However, the upcoming “All-Star” colorway of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 is by far the most multi-colored and vibrant of them all to date.
2017 was the year that marked the debut of the Nike LeBron 15, which was designed by Jason Petrie. Through the LeBron 15, Nike also introduced two brand new technologies, namely Battleknit uppers and a cushioning system that combines Max Air and Zoom Air. Nike first released the LeBron 15 on October 28th, 2017 in an “Ashes” colorway that retailed at a price of $185. This year, Nike surprised everyone by also launching the “LeBron Watch” program that enabled them to own various LeBron 15 PE colorways that had been seen throughout 2018. It seems that Nike is bringing back the LeBron Watch program for a second 2018–2019 season.
Following the retail debut of the “Christ The King (CTK)” PE, the Nike Zoom LeBron 3 is arriving in another original (OG) colorway. Earlier this year, rumors began circulating that Nike was bringing back the Zoom LeBron 3 “Christ The King” PE and it would actually hit the shelves. Back in 2006 when Nike first introduced this Player Exclusive colorway, only family and friends of LeBron James and other NBA players received a pair. The Zoom LeBron 3 Christ The King” was finally released on September 6th, 2018, although exclusively in New York City, where it retailed for $175 via the Nike SNKRS app.