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Are You Ready For Greatness

The end of the year brings with it a ton of traditions. One of the recent traditions is the Foot Locker “Week of Greatness.” It showcases some awesome kicks as well as great athletes. You will get a look at the hottest sneaker and gear releases from top brands such as Nike, Jordan, adidas, Under Armour, and more. Fans can head Foot Locker’s Release Calendar for a complete schedule of new releases.   For “Week of Greatness” product information, release details and more, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. #WeekofGreatness

Check out these stars below and the upcoming videos.

Carmelo Anthony: Anthony encounters two men eager to experience Foot Locker’s “Week of Greatness” before it’s too late. Anthony begins to rattle off all of his moments of greatness and accomplishments, explaining how he isn’t too worried about a “window of greatness” closing on or off the court.

Tom Brady: Brady delivers a defensive rant on how some things are just naturally great after overhearing two men question how Foot Locker can achieve such greatness each year without being “up to something.”

Ja Rule: Ja Rule goes behind the wheel as a third-party car service driver who reminisces on his great days of the past while sharing his stories with his passengers.

Kyrie Irving (Kids Foot Locker): Irving runs into a boy who is playing a basketball game on his mobile phone and showing off how great he’s doing using Irving in the game. After complimenting the boy on his Kids Foot Locker gear, Irving lets him know that his performance as the boy in the same video game isn’t quite up to par.

Reebok Teams Up With Sneakersnstuff For A Limited Edition Shoe

Thankfully the internet allows us sneakerheads to check out great stores around the globe. One of the stores that I love to pick up kicks at is Sneakersnstuff. That store has a great selection and even carries unique kicks. One of those will be dropping this week.

Twenty years in the game is a big achievement for anybody. So when Sneakersnstuff was invited to commemorate 20 years of the iconic Reebok Question Mid, one of basketball’s most important sneaker silhouettes and Allen Iverson’s first signature shoe, the designers looked to the tradition of gifting luxury items to MVPs, high achievers and people who have given their all to a cause.

Applying an ostrich-inspired premium leather to the upper, as well as an ice outsole and SNS branding on heels and footbeds, the Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Question Mid “Lux” is a sneaker made for the very best and without a doubt a sneaker Mr. Iverson would be proud of.

The Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Question Mid “Lux” drops for $174.99 at Reebok.com, as well as all Sneakersnstuff locations and online on Friday, November 18th.

Cocktails To Be Thankful For This Season

Next week we will get together with family and friends to enjoy food, family, and football for Thanksgiving. No matter if you are hosting or going to someone’s house you will need some fun and festive cocktails to make the night even better. So check out the four recipes below and please remember to enjoy responsibly.

The Original Moscow Mule

Ingredients

1.5 ounces SMIRNOFF No. 21 vodka

4.0 ounces premium ginger beer

Fresh lime

In a copper mug with ice, add SMIRNOFF No. 21 vodka, ginger beer and a squeeze of lime and stir. Garnish with a fresh lime slice.

Cranberry Apple Rosemary Sangria (Serves 16)

Ingredients

Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

2-3 springs rosemary

2 cinnamon sticks

Cranberry Apple Rosemary Sangria

3 apples, diced

2 pears, diced

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1 orange, thinly sliced

1 cup SMIRNOFF Sourced Cranberry Apple

½ cup triple sec

2 bottles of white wine

1 cup Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup

32 ounces club soda

Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup

In a small pot, bring water and sugar to a boil. Drop in rosemary and cinnamon sticks and stir until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool completely. In a large pitcher, place fruit into the bottom. Top with SMIRNOFF Sourced Cranberry Apple, triple sec, wine and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Refrigerate for 6 hours up to overnight. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, rosemary spring and/or frozen fruit.

The Apple Cider Mule

Ingredients

1.5 ounce SMIRNOFF No. 21 vodka

3 ounces premium ginger beer

2 ounces Apple Cider

Splash Simple Syrup

Apple Slice & Caramel Sauce for Garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine the Smirnoff Vodka, Ginger Beer, Apple Cider, and Simple Syrup and shake. Then rim a copper mug with caramel sauce. Pour cocktail over ice into the copper mug and garnish with an Apple Slice.

Spicy Moscow Mule

Ingredients

1 thinly sliced serrano pepper

2 tablespoons lime juice

1.5 oz SMIRNOFF No. 21 vodka

1 cup premium ginger beer

2 lime wheels or wedges for garnish

2 fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Put copper mugs in freezer for 5 minutes to chill. Squeeze lime juice and drop in 1-2 serrano pepper slices in copper mug.  Use the back of a wooden spoon to muddle together the serrano slices and lime juice. Pour in vodka and stir. Fill copper mug with ice and top off ginger beer. Serve with additional serrano slices lime wedge, and mint sprig for garnish.

Tis The Season To Share The Very Best

Thanksgiving is a few weeks away. Plus we will be getting ready for all of those holiday parties. If you are looking to have a festive cocktail at your party or gathering might I suggest these few recipes? The cocktails below from Crown Royal, Captain Morgan and George Dickel and all have four ingredients or less, so they’re perfect for those entertaining or those looking to bring something easy, yet delicious, to the party.

Vanilla Hot Toddy

1.25 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla

1 tsp fine grain sugar

2 small cloves

1.5 oz. boiling water

Add Crown Royal Vanilla, fine grain sugar and cloves in a mug. Add boiling water. Stir and enjoy.

Mutiny Mule

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast

3 oz. ginger beer

2 oz. lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice, stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

Tennessee Cider

1.3 oz. George Dickel No. 12

4 oz. Apple Cider

0.5 oz. Grade B Maple Syrup

3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine all ingredients. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

Kendrick Lamar Showcases Another Shoe From Reebok

After dominating this year’s music award show season and dropping his third major label studio album to critical acclaim, Kendrick Lamar returns with the Classic Leather Lux. A timeless yet distinctive design, the sneaker is executed in olive green premium leather, representing the Compton saying that “mixing Red and Blue makes Green’; when we come together united we can inspire and encourage growth. The eye-catching green combined with embossed accents of red and blue text on the heel tabs, to symbolize the existing divide between gangs and to emphasize Kendrick’s message of a call for neutrality. A retro gum sole provides an interesting contrast to the muted green upper, and the starcrest tongue branding completes the look in Classic style.

Speaking to the collaboration, Kendrick Lamar said, “Similar to my collaborations with Reebok in the past, I want to create products that provide fans with larger meanings and messages – particularly ones that inspire unity and growth within communities and youth. In Compton, we have a saying that ‘mixing Red and Blue makes Green.’ While ‘green’ is usually thought of in a monetary respect here, this shoe represents a new definition of ‘green’ – community growth. If we work together, we can break down barriers and prosper.”

Available in unisex and kid’s sizes, the Reebok Classic x Kendrick Lamar Classic Leather Lux is available at Reebok.com and limited global retailers from November 25th 2016.

Win An XBOX One From Pizza Hut

With all the shopping that you will be doing for others why not get some food that could reward you with an awesome gift? Since we are nearing the holidays Pizza Hut and Xbox have teamed up to spread holiday cheer by giving pizza lovers the chance to win an Xbox One S and custom made Pizza Hut controller every hour on the hour from Nov. 7 through Dec. 24. That’s 1,140 given away in 48 days.

With every purchase of the returning tri-level, holiday-themed Triple Treat Box, customers will receive an entry code for a chance to win an Xbox One S and custom Pizza Hut designed red controller, as well as an instant offer for $10 off an Xbox One game.

The Triple Treat Box will be available starting today for just $19.99 and includes:

Two medium one-topping pizzas (available on Hand Tossed, Thin N’ Crispy® or Pan)

A Hershey’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

A chance to win holiday fun for the whole family with the Xbox One S giveaway

Reebok Teams Up With Hall of Fame To Remake A Classic

Over the years Reebok has teamed up with artists and companies to create a new take on their classic sneakers. Now Hall of Fame is the next brand to collaborate with Reebok to help celebrate the Year of the Question, with their very own 20th anniversary edition of the legendary Allen Iverson signature shoe. Like many of the other collaborators throughout the Question’s big year, the Los Angeles-based sportswear label looks to an important piece of Iverson’s history and style on and off the court for inspiration for their colorway. In this case, Hall of Fame highlights one of AI’s most iconic style statements: his cornrows.

The shoe is constructed in a premium black nubuck upper with woven paneling referencing his braids, all in a deconstructed design with the usual padding removed to create a sleeker, lifestyle-minded silhouette. Further refinements to the Question by Hall of Fame include leather utilized for the lace gillies, inner lining, and sockliner, along with embossed leather branding throughout. Every pair will also come with multiple lace options in Philly’s alternate uniform colors.

The Hall of Fame x Reebok Question Mid launches at Hall of Fame’s LA store and on HallofFameLTD.com this week, and on Reebok.com and select Reebok Classic retailers this Friday, November 11th.

Reebok And JJ Watt Honor The Troops

J.J. Watt’s signature shoe the JJ I is going to get the military treatment in the latest colorway. Even better than being a great shoe to work out in, it is going to help veterans. The JJ I is inspired by J.J.’s appreciation for our servicemen and women, the Military Edition of the ultimate training shoe is created to inspire others to show their support at this time of year.

The JJ I Military Edition also leads the proud partnership between Reebok and the Boot Campaign, which raises awareness of the unique challenges that service members face during and post service (www.bootcampaign.org). The multi-channel marketing push for the JJ I Military Edition features the Boot Campaign throughout, spreading the word for a cause close to the hearts of J.J. and Reebok.

In J.J.’s words: “We as athletes are often the subject of headlines and highlights, when in fact it is the men and women of our military who truly deserve the adoration and praise. I chase a ball around a field for a living. These men and women lay their lives on the line to secure and protect our freedom. They are real American heroes. The JJ I Military Edition was inspired by them and serves as a daily reminder to take advantage of every opportunity this great country has to offer thanks to these men and women. Reebok and I are very proud to support The Boot Campaign and all of the men and women who are so deserving of our respect.”

As well as featuring all the technology that makes the JJ I the ultimate training shoe, the new colorway pays homage to J.J.’s appreciation for our troops with subtle sandstone, brown, and tan colors along with a camouflage outsole and bottom.

Reebok has a longstanding and year-round support for the military. The global fitness brand offers 20% off all product to military, veterans, first responders, and their families throughout the year.

The new JJ I Military Edition will be available on November 11 for $99 at Reebok.com

Reebok Brings A Whole New Dress Code To Sneakers

There are a few true real trend setters. I am talking about the ones who change the way we look at things. Allen Iverson will always be known for single-handedly bringing hip-hop fashion sense and street cred to basketball.  You never saw braids, tattoos, and baggy clothing until AI showed up in the late-90s, and his style would forever change the game – just like his play on the court.

Reebok continues its Year of the Question for 2016 with another special edition of Allen Iverson’s first signature shoe. The Question Mid “Dress Code” features colors and materials pulled from AI’s iconic tastes, specifically blue denim and tan nubuck inspired by his baggy jeans and workboots. Further details include brown leather, white mesh interiors, gum outsoles, and “banned” symbols on each heel.

The Reebok Classic Question Mid “Dress Code” releases Friday, November 4th for $139.99 at Reebok.com and select retailers including Finish Line, Footaction and Champs Sports.

A$AP Ferg Takes Us On A Tour For Halloween In Harlem

Trap Lord A$AP Ferg is all hyped up for Halloween. He recently shot a video where he takes us around Harlem to talk about his favorite memories. From the time when he was a young kid to now A$AP Ferg gives us Halloween Tour of Harlem.