Kicks: Jordan XIII Ray Allen PE Release Date

by Chris O’Leary/@olearychris

What may be the most drool-inducing shoe of 2011 is going to be extremely difficult to track down.

Earlier this week we told you about Jordan Brand’s plans to release the Air Jordan XIII Ray Allen PE in white/green to House of Hoops stores. CounterKicks is saying now that only two stores will carry the shoes.

House of Hoops Boston and Sole Fly boutique in Miami will sell the shoes, with CounterKicks suggesting that the run on the shoes will be tiny — as in less than 1,000 pairs. The shoe will retail for $160 and is supposed to go on sale on July 16. Sole Fly is saying they’ll sell their supply on July 9. The store is determining how to handle what will likely be a hungry throng of sneakerheads who all won’t get what they’re at the store for.

A commemorative t-shirt will be sold alongside the shoes that congratulates Ray Allen on his three-point scoring record. The caricature shirt reads “2,561 and counting!”

Personally, I’d be happy with just the shoes. Caricature pics like that remind me of that Simpsons episode where Ken Griffey Jr. got into the nerve tonic.