This spring, Reebok Classic will bring back one of the most popular basketball collections ever introduced – the Reebok Classic Blacktop collection. Shoes so bad they gotta be fenced in.
Originally built for the outdoor game, the Reebok Blacktop collection has become synonymous with the glory days of 90s street ball. The two most popular models – the Blacktop Boulevard and Battleground – were not only tough enough for the court, but had sky-high style to match.
On Friday, May 9th, limited pairs of the Reebok Classic Battleground ($125 ADULT/ $90 GS/ $50 TD) and Reebok Classic Boulevard ($100 ADULT/$75 GS) will return to the streets at key retailers Jimmy Jazz, Expressions, Shiekh, City Gear, Villa, DTLR, Reebok.com.
A must-have shoe both then and now, the Blacktop collection will go fast so be sure to get ‘em before they’re gone!
With all the different retro kicks to hit the market the “Broken Bats” SC Trainers are sure to be a hot commodity. Bo Jackson was known for his superhero like strength and agility on the football field and the diamond. Nike is paying tribute to one of his iconic moments on the baseball field.
Jackson loved swinging for the fences to try and knock the ball out of the park. Unfortunately he did strike out on occasion. When he did he would take his frustrations out on his baseball bat. He would either break the bat over his head or drive the bat into his thigh and he would need a new bat the next time he was up at the plate.
The shoes already sold overseas, but they are going to be hitting the U.S. this Friday. Thanks to Urban Industry over in the UK, I already got a pair of these limited edition shoes. From my pictures you can see the great detail that Nike put into these SC Trainers.
The shoes not only have his “16″ on the back, but they also have an 8 bit arcade image of Jackson snapping a bat on his knee, swirling wood grain patterned accents on the upper, and the icy blue outsoles read “Broken Bats” when put together. They even have an 8 bit writing of “Bo Knows” inside the shoe.
Nike released this statement on Bo Jackson and the “Broken Bats.”
“Bo knows this. Bo knows that. And perhaps better than anyone else, Bo knows broken bats. The legendary two-sport phenom had a knack for hurdling over defenders on the gridiron and robbing sluggers of hits with dazzling displays of athleticism. His power in the batter’s box was also evident from his first professional at-bat in 1986. However, when his swing didn’t connect, he made his frustration clear by famously breaking his bat across his leg.
The latest Air Trainer SC pays homage to Bo’s baseball prowess with a Kansas City-inspired colorway. The design also draws from other facets of Bo’s legacy with a digitized Bo Jackson logo appearing on both tongues. But the key detailing comes from under the design. An ice blue outsole houses a “BROKEN BATS” graphic print as a nod to the athlete’s brute strength. Never before has the classic cross-training silhouette told such a rich, nostalgia-soaked story. And you can bet Bo knows that.”
The Nike Air Trainer SC “Broken Bats” are set to release this Friday, April 25th for $130.
Here are some old school clips of Bo making sure that Louisville Slugger stays in business.
For years, Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson was known for his dominant presence on the court. His silky smooth jumper made him a headache for opposing teams and his hard-nosed style of played inspired a shoe just as aggressive: The Rail. Glenn Robinson and The Rail, Razor Sharp Since 1996.
Limited pairs of The Rail blue/pink/grey will hit stores on Friday, April 25th in adult and extended grade school sizing.
Pairs of the adult San Antonio inspired colorway will be available at key retailers Finish Line, Champs, Jimmy Jazz, DTLR, Villa, Reebok.com for $100 and grade school pairs will be available at key retailers Finish Line, Champs, Eastbay, Shoe City for $85.
Jack in the Box has just released a brand new spicy chicken sandwich nationwide. The Blazin’ Chicken Sandwich features a spicy chicken filet, grilled onions, jalapeños, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and some ghost pepper ranch dressing.
Want to try it out? Just follow MANjr on Twitter and we might select you as a winner of some Jack Ca$h cards.
Check out their new ad here where the new Jack’s Blazin’ Chicken Sandwich is just SOOOOOOOO HOT for some!
Reebok Classic introduces the Kamikaze I purple/green/orange – one of the first full family packs of the year. Inspired by the legendary Shawn Kemp, this aggressive colorway is accented by metallic purple hits on the upper and Aztec patterned lacing in a nod to Shawn Kemp’s 1996 All Star Game appearance.
Lightning struck every time Shawn Kemp stepped on the court. His larger than life persona set a new pace for basketball, and his groundbreaking athleticism inspired a shoe just as bold: The Kamikaze I. Shawn Kemp and the Kamikaze I, A Cut Above Since 1994.
Very limited pairs of the Kamikaze I purple/green/orange will be available on Friday, April 25th at City Gear, Shoe City, Villa, Shiekh, and Cool J’s for $115 ($90 GS, $70 PS).
For the second straight year, Cinco de Mayo falls on an awful day for celebrating. This year, it’s a Monday. Yikes! To save everyone’s party from having a “case of the Mondays,” Dos Equis and The Most Interesting Man have declared Friday, Dos de Mayo, the official kick off to a weekend full of celebrating Cinco de Mayo properly.
Dos Equis is partnering with Rolling Stone to host the official Dos de Mayo bash in Los Angeles. Fans 21 and older can visit www.RollingStone.com/DosdeMayo to enter to win an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles where they’ll check out a live performance from a kick ass musical guest.
Back in 1985 the GL6000 popped hits of color into the running shoe category. Known for its versatility and style, the GL6000 has been an instant cult classic since its original introduction.
The GL6000 blurred the lines between function and fashion as a running shoe fit for the streets. A staple sneaker of clubbing subculture, this iconic style still runs dancefloors worldwide.
Limited pairs of the Reebok Classic GL6000 are available now at key retailers DTLR, Jimmy Jazz, Shoe City, City Gear, Villa, Reebok.com for $80.
See what urban free ski and snowboarders Mason Aguirre, Cam Riley, and Christian Connors get into when they hit up a factory in Detroit with artists RISK and SEVER inspired by our special edition aluminum pint.
Coors Light is all about going further for your refreshment. Now that Spring is here, it’s time to #BreakTheIce and try new things. Captured by Poor Boyz Production and inspired by ski, skate, snowboard and urban culture, we found a new way to represent the cold refreshment that Coors Light delivers. Get ready to crack into the season with the Coors Light Special Edition Aluminum Pint.
I don’t really have an issue with sweaty pits and underarm stank. If I did, you know, I hope my friends and family would say something to me about it. But I haven’t heard any complaints, so I don’t really consider it a big issue.
But I’m not the most extreme guy out there. Sure, I can get intense sometimes (like when I ride my beach cruiser down the Venice Beach bike path at medium speed), but in general, I’m not put into too many situations that stretch the limits of intensity. So I don’t really ask a lot of my deodorant/antiperspirant.
Our friends at Men’s Speed Stick wanted to change that. In an effort to put their Dry Core technology to the test, Speed Stick invited me to test out their new Speed Stick GEAR deodorant/antiperspirant during a GEAR Up Challenge designed to put me in an extreme, sweat-inducing situation.
I had the choice of racing an exotic car, climbing some ice (yea, Sujeet!), taking a flying lesson, going to stuntman academy, paragliding or bungee jumping. I went with the exotic car. Had to.
So a few weeks back I took a trip out to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana with my girl Tam from MankindUnplugged.com. We both chose the racing experience and we were teamed up with Exotics Racing to knock it out. I got five laps in a Ferrari F430 F1 around a 1.2 mile course that featured eight turns and an 1800 foot straight away. The conditions were wet and rainy, but my instructor Theo made sure I got an education while trying not to spin out. Here’s the video:
So yea, by the time I got the hang of it, the five laps were done. I didn’t spin out or anything, but I do wish I would’ve pushed things a bit more. Either way, with all the pressure to push the limit and not cause bodily harm to me, my instructor or the Ferrari, I still came out smelling pretty fresh. If Dry Core technology can work under these circumstances, just think what it’ll do under the normal, less-intense conditions of your everyday life!