It’s not a coincidence that this weekend will see the drop of a Mother’s Day colorway of the Under Armour Curry Two and the debut of a new women’s exclusive collection from Jordan Brand. Most sneakerheads probably remember the first time their mom bought them a pair of fresh sneakers. Even if they thought it was a little weird that their son or daughter was into rocking Jordans that are ostensibly obsolete, moms everywhere knew it was worth the hard work and sacrifice to see the smile on children’s faces. So when you put on a very expensive pair of kicks this weekend, be sure to remember that first time and let your mom that she is very much appreciated. Now, if you’ll excuse, I’m gonna go cry in the car and call somebody special for a second.
For this week’s Buy, Pass, Wait, we take a look at the new Air Jordan 10 Rio that’s part of the Jordan City Series, the Jordan Heiress Collection, a new Under Armour Curry Two colorway for mama Curry and much more.
Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: (WAIT) I actually haven’t seen them in person and they seem like the colorway that needs to be seen to be believed. The inclusion of Rio in the City Series makes sense because of the Olympic tie-in but like the Paris pair that dropped a few weeks ago, I normally don’t associate those places with MJ. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be down to visit though. Because I would. Please take me with you…
Juan Carrillo, News: (PASS) This is my favorite colorway from the Air Jordan 10 City Pack, only problem is, I’m not a big advocate for the model. The color scheme makes it very versatile, but it’s not clean enough to make me want to drop $190 on them.
Andres Carrillo, News: (PASS) One of the nicer colorways from the Air Jordan 10 NYC Pack but since I’m not a big fan of the Air Jordan 10 I don’t see myself pulling the trigger on this colorway. Maybe if I actually lived in Rio I would cop a pair.
Renz Ofiaza, News: (PASS) The colorway is pretty versatile and appealing but I’m not really considering on even purchasing it. I’m still a fan of the silhouette and execution, but it’s a pass for me.
EIC Juan: (PASS) It’s an automatic pass because I can’t fit in them, but if Jordan Brand wants to really the sneakerhead moms and the #ChicksOnFire something to talk about and be proud of, this is a great pair to start that program with. The utopian future of all colorways in all sizes is still a ways away I guess, but for now, the ladies of have supported the brand for years deserve all the exclusive heat that comes their way.
News Juan: (SAD PASS) By far, the best colorway of the Air Jordan 10 I’ve seen in quite some time. Such a shame I don’t fit into GS sizes, that’s the only reason I’m passing up on them.
Andres: (PASS) Again, since I’m not in love with the Air Jordan 10 this isn’t a colorway that I see myself buying. Despite the fact that it’s a women’s colorway, I do like the pearl/cream upper. I’ll let the ladies have this one, even though I’m sure lots of guys will be going after this pair as well.
Renz: (BUY) If I had smaller feet I would purchase it instantly. I’m just biased towards the colorway and the makeup looks solid.
EIC Juan: (PASS) My feelings expressed in GIF form:
News Juan: (PASS) Unlike the majority of the people, I’m okay with the Air Jordan 9 Low model, just not in this colorway. It’s a bit too bright for me, and I’m a bit tired of the Crimson look at this moment.
Andres: (PASS) Talk about a bright sneaker. This will probably be the brightest Air Jordan retro that we’ll see all year. Is the colorways were reversed and the dark grey would be the dominant color maybe I’d consider buying a pair. But I don’t wanna to look like I’m wearing giant carrots on my feet.
Renz: (WAIT) If it was in the original cut, I would probably consider. I’m a fan of tonal colorways, particularly this one. If the price goes lower, it’ll be a maybe.
Nike Kobe 11 Tinker (If You Could Still Cop)
EIC Juan: (WANTED TO BUY BUT STRUCK OUT) I would have bought a pair if a size 11.5 was available (I typically go a half size up when it comes to Kobes), but alas the only thing left close to being ok for my feet after yesterday’s carnage was an 11 and I didn’t pull the trigger. Good thing I can always cop the Avar colorway when it drops in price eventually.
News Juan: (BUY) One of the cleanest colorways on the Kobe. The fact that it was designed by Tinker and inspired by the Jordan 3 Black Cement is more than enough reason for these to sell out pretty fast.
Andres: (WAIT FOR A RESTOCK) I’m so on the fence about this colorway. I’m a huge fan of the Air Jordan 3 Black Cement and this Kobe 11 did a great jon to resemble that shoe. The only thing I didn’t like was the white outsole. If that sole were black or dark grey these would have been in my possession already.
Renz: (BUY) I’m just a fan of the silhouette and the inspiration of the execution is a given. I’m all for that color combination as well. It’s one of the best renditions of the silhouette so far in my view.
EIC Juan: (PASS) It’s the thought that counts, right? I’m sure we’ll be seeing Mama Curry and wife Ayesha rocking these at some point during the playoffs, so these will be getting plenty of exposure on the internets, but I just don’t see myself rocking a pair of these.
News Juan: (PASS) Eh, It’s okay. I’ve seen other colorways of the Curry 2 that I’ve liked better than this pair. It’s not the worst colorway on the shoe, but it’s definitely not the best.
Andres: (PASS) It’s cool to see at least one brand release a Mother’s Day sneaker, and who better than the best player in the NBA. The rose pattern on the upper of these Curry 2s is nice but I just wish there wasn’t so much pink on the shoe. It makes the shoe look too girly and makes it hard to wear casually.
Renz: (PASS) The theme is obviously a nice gesture, but I would have rather preferred it on the 2.5. The colors and floral motif are a nice touch and it’s still a solid offering though.
Pharrell x adidas Elastic Pink Beach Collection
EIC Juan: (BUY) Both the slip-on and laced pair look great. I can’t decide if I want the multicolor or the cc’d Stan Smith or both. Definitely a pair I’ll be rocking during the summer months… hopefully in Rio… or Paris… on vacation… please…
News Juan: (WAIT) Very clean and subtle look. I can see these getting a lot of play during the Spring/Summer. I like them, but I’m not really sure if I would buy them. I’d rather wait and think about it some more.
Andres: (WAIT) The colorful striped pair is the one I’d rock with if I were to pick up a sneaker from this collection. It would also have to be the pair with the laces because I’m not really a fan of Slip-Ons.
Renz: (BUY) I’ve been a supporter of Pharrell’s collaborations with the brand since the start. These new silhouettes are pretty sweet and simple, which I like. I’m more inclined towards the white/green colorways though.
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