Hello and welcome to the all-new, all-different edition of where we give our opinions on the weekend’s upcoming releases and whether you should buy it now, pass on it or wait a little while for the price to drop. For longtime readers, you might remember this as a solo affair where I make snarky jokes about retros and the like, but this time we’ve got the KoF staff to give their takes as well. Don’t worry, I’m still snarky so don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
This week is especially notable because it features the retail debut of LeBron James’ latest signature shoe and a highly anticipated Air Jordan 1 retro that will have Tar Heel nation cheering and Duke fans lamenting that they didn’t get the GOAT because that’s the way it should always be. We’ve also got latest Disney and Vans collaboration, a BAIT and New Balance combo that should make 80s babies happy and a pair of Foams that might allude to a brand that we can’t name because we don’t want to get sued.
Check out our impressions of several key releases below and be sure to follow these kicks and anything else that might be dropping in the future with the help of our official app available now on and .
Nike LeBron 13 “Written In The Stars” ($200)
Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: (Wait) I don’t think I’ve been this excited for a new LeBron signature shoe since the Nike LeBron 9 (the “Cannon” colorway is an all-time fave of mine). Now if only I could find a hypebeast to throw a pair of these (the Posite material reminds me of shurikens) at whenever they decide to post a stupid comment on Twitter. But I don’t see these selling out right away because they’re not a limited release and the barrier to entry is too high at the moment. Need that price drop to happen sooner than later.
Anthony Racaniello, Director of Operations: (Pass) I wouldn’t wear a LeBron 13 off court for anything less than four figures. I’m about ten years and 60 pounds outside of peak playing condition but I don’t think I would wear them on court either. Not unless they add 36 inches to my vertical. Even then it would depend who was watching the game. They are ugly; that’s what I’m saying, very ugly.
Andres Carrillo, News: (Wait) It’s still hard to imagine someone wearing these for anything other than playing basketball. I know most basketball shoes are worn casually these days, but it looks like it’ll be hard to pull these off. Maybe once they get marked down 50% off you should pick them up to ball in.