Monday, December 22nd, 2008 at 4:29 pm  |  29 responses

The Gift Every Collector Wants This X-Mas

Important Kicks holiday update!

by Konate Primus

Scheduled for release in the next few days are two long awaited color-ways of Jordan Brand’s best hybrid yet and a crazy limited pair of vibrant infared 23’s! The AJ23’s will be limited to only 23 pairs a store and retail for $230.00 while the Spizike will not be so limited or expensive only retailing for a whapping $175.00. I guess Jordan brand didn’t get the memo about money being tight this holiday season. Then again people find ways to make things happen when loves involved.

Also a new color-way of the Lebron six’s will be available for viewing on Thursday as the cavs take on the Wiz but no word on availablity yet. Oh so pretty but oh so sad!

How does one choose? Lebron or Kobe? Kobe or Jordan? Jordan or Lebron? For me its simple order of elimination…

Lets start with Lebron or Kobe… still talking about sneakers by the way. lets start with the Lebron six Chalk edition ( will be worn on Xmas day against wiz) in one word: Sick! Kobe’s Shoe on the other hand any colorway: WEAK! for some reason I Can’t get into thos low tops for some reason, I thought designers would have learned from Gilbert and past happenings that low top oncourt shoes are a Wack way to introduce a new hoop shoe. But I must say the Kobe 4x hyperdunks are so sweet they make my teeth hurt just thinking about ‘em. So that solves that problem, Kobe OUT Lebron IN!

Next we have Kobe or Jordan? I’m a fan of the XX3′s and very rare are you going to beat the colorway of Red on Black and once again low tops don’t rock… especially for basketball kicks!… Much like on-court Kobes you have a ways to catch up.

Jordan or Lebron? oh, this one is close it actually took some thought but then was decided by a loop hole.

The XX3′s are comfortable, great hoop shoe, light weight, but they are super expensive and I dont really like how they fit with jeans. The Lebron Six’s on the other hand are incredibley stylish, great to wear with jeans or shorts, not so flexible but they arent available for retail just yet? So Jordan wins… again!

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  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Konate brings the heat as usual. By the way are you a Decpticon or an Autobot with that name? lol.

  • http://slamonline.com Konate Primus

    Autobot!… deceps Suck!

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    I like the Kobes a lot.

  • http://slamonline.com Konate Primus

    Really russ? they dont do anything for me at all. i think this is Kobes first wack shoe…

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I actually thought these where light years better than the Kobe IIIs. Fugly.

  • Togo

    There’s a couple days left….they need to get back to the drawing board on those Jordans! They look a little too much like Filas…and there is a reason why we don’t wear those anymore UGLY!

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    Lowtops are dope. I’m curious to see them in person, but barring the Hyperdunk they might be my favorite Kobe shoe. In order: IV, II, I, III.

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  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I like that colorway on the Jordans. Reminds me of the gangsta pinstripe days.

  • Andrew

    Russ – I’ve seen samples of the Home colourway (Wht/Vasity Purple) of the Kobe’s, they are pretty nice, if a little ‘cheaper’ looking than the hyperdunks… And I cosign your opinion, low tops are sweet. Just cos they don’t sell don’t mean they’re not rad.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    I pretty much can’t wear white sneakers anymore. Well, except in the summer. Feels weird. Although an old pair of white/red Air Force IIIs have been my go-to shoes this winter. So, um, yeah.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    the kicks on the bottom right (the red and blacks) are by far the ugliest shoe ever posted on this site. The Blue Lebrons are hot though..

  • Anton

    the Kobe IV “Venom” colorway looks pretty cool though.

  • Dwyane

    Slam should get the Jordans and do a contest for them I guarntee I will win it.

  • thesubwayconnection

    Completely disagree with you about the lowtops, Konate. I ball in lowtops all the time. I love ‘em.

  • Boing Dynasty

    theres a dope PHX ALLSTAR colorway for those Kobe Vemons. Doube they’ll be for sale tho.

  • j4zz m4n

    i wish i could get those kobe 4′s they are swish

  • j4zz m4n

    decepticons rule who doesn’t love starscream

  • Fred34

    I go with the red and black – reminds me of these
    throwbacks – Reebok Kamikaze I –
    http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/sneakers/all/images/81779_600.jpg from about the last time I could really ball (and jump) – words to the wise: don’t get old. It’ll eff your game up :)

  • http://www.ojhoops.blogspot.com the baconator

    I ball in lowtops outside all the time during the summer, and they’re great. However, on the court they’re horrible, especially when it comes to making sharp cuts. I like the Kobe IV’s, but any shoe that requires you to tape your ankles before a game shouldn’t be worn

  • macky

    pfft ya’ll wrong those lebrons are pimpin, nicest shoe there

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    My Christmas Gift To Konate Primus: An end to the eternal search for the perfect sneaker. THE perfect sneaker.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    *Chris O’Leary, not Konate Primus. Fell asleep for a second there.

    I must give something to you anyways, Konate. Let’s make it . . . a LeBron/Kobe/Jordan hybrid shoe.

  • haitianprince

    why isn’t the jordan 11/12 pack on this list?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    I know I would rock the kobe’s with some fresh out crooks and castles jeans but the Lebron’s were always hard for me to enjoy because I still think his shoes are garbage because you can only were them on the court. but some new colorways of the Lebron VI’s are starting to make me change my mind. fly society in the house.

  • http://slamonline.com Konate Primus

    in person the Kobes look like the chep version of the hyperdunks… you know how Nike makes air max with a air bubble and the a month later they make a cheaper/more cost efficient version without the air bubble…yea thats what comes to mind!

  • http://slamonline.com Konate Primus

    hatian prince the 11/12 came out already… they are not in stores anymore i can promise you that

  • http://slamonline.com Konate Primus


  • Jesse Bielasiak

    So… the black/green/purple Spizikes are dope, but those black and red 23′s just got me back into the new Jordan line, hadn’t been feeling them of late.

    And as a traditional soccer player, I love the lows, and those Kobes are pretty nice, but I’d take the 23′s or Spizikes ahead… Not feeling the Lebron sixes at all though.