Saturday, December 31, 2011

Video of Ray Allen 13 Release at Concepts

I found this video of the Concepts release of the Air Jordan Ray Allen 13. This is a cool look back at the excitement around the release.

Rajon Rondo Rocks Black 2010 Nike Hyperfuse Lows

Last night versus the Pistons, Rajon Rondo wore a player exclusive pair of 2010 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse lows in a black/green colorway. In adddition to Rondo, Keyon Dooling wore the same pair. Rondo has been wearing more 2010 Hyperfuses than the current 2011 model.

The Truth Returns in the Home Colorway of the Nike Air Legacy 3

Last night, Paul Pierce electrified the Garden crowd with his return to action. He also electrified sneakerheads with his Nike Air Legacy 3 in a "Home" Colorway.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A New Colorway of the Hyperfuse for Rondo

Rajon Rondo hit the courts of the Nola last night in a new colorway of the 2011 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Rondo PE. This pair is similar to Jermaine O'neal's Hyperballer colorway. This colorway is player exclusive and not available to the general public.

Fresh From the Court: Keyon Dooling in Rajon Rondo's 2010 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

Keyon Dooling made has had a major impact on the Celtics bench this year. When Rondo's off the court, it is Keyon that has to fill his shoes. The funny thing is since joining the team, Keyon has done just that.....wear Rondo's shoes. Keyon has been wearing the white colorway of the 2010 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Rondo Home PE. It seems to be working for him so far, let's hope it translates into some rest for Rondo and most importantly some Celtics wins.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Kevin Garnett's ANTA KG2 Xmas Kicks

Yesterday, KG took to the court in a pair of Red/White ANTA KG2's. This is one of the freshest pairs of shoes to hit the courts this Christmas. Unfortunate for fans though, these are a China only exclusive. We can look though!!!

Rajon Rondo's Xmas White 2011 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse PE

Yesterday afternoon, the double R was in the Christmas spirit with his white 2011 Nike Zoom Hyperfuses. The only color on the shoe came on the red swoosh and the red #9 on the tongue. This was the first time this colorway has ever been seen on Rajon and will likely be the last time that he wears them. I was relatively bored by this colorway, what do you guys think???

Marquis Daniels Under Armour Micro G Bloodline Rowley Park Xmas Kicks

Q6 hit the MSG floor in a pair of Bradon Jenning's sponsored Under Armour Micro G Bloodline. This colorway is called the "Rowley Park" and they pay tribute to his childhood basketball court. Quis got them in the christmas spirit by adding red laces. Here are the specs according to Eastbay.com: "The Under Armour Micro G Bloodline basketball shoe features an extremely lightweight, supportive synthetic leather upper. Midfoot strap provides lockdown and support. Skeletex collar offers the ultimate in custom fit and comfort around the ankle. Internal and external full-length Micro G foam midsole. Midfoot TPU shank adds torsional rigidity and lateral stability. Full-length, molded Micro G sockliner. Removable insole. Full-length, one-piece clear rubber outsole with multi directional traction pattern gives exceptional lateral and linear movement." Here is a video explaining the creation of the shoe:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ray Allen's 2011 "Flight the Power" Christmas Jays

Spy photos obtained from CSNNE pregame footage shows a possible pair of Flight the Power Jay's for Ray to wear. More pics and info to come around tip off.

Kevin Garnett's Xmas ANTA KG2's (UPDATED)

Spy photos from todays pregame broadcast spotted a pair of white and red ANTA KG2's sitting by an empty locker. No confirmation if they will be worn in the game, but you saw it first here. Here's an addtional pic from @NBA. Looks like these are in fact the game shoe.

Marquis Daniels Under Armour Xmas Shoes

During the CSNNE pregame, Marquis Daniels was seen lacing up a pair of Under Armour with red laces. Getting in the Christmas mood. More detailed pictures to come.

Paul Pierce's Ghost's of Kickmas Past

Today we travel back in time with the "Ghost's of Kicksmas Past" to view Paul Pierce's Kickmas Greatest Hits.
Nike Air Legacy 2 Christmas PE
Nike P2 V Christmas PE

Mikael Pietrus' Greatest Kicks

Jordan V Suns Home
Jordan V Suns Away
Peak Attitude MP (China Only)
Nike Hyperdunk "Air France Flight 447" Commemorative PE

Ray Allen's Ghost of Kicksmas Past

Christmas Day holds a special place in sneakerheads hearts, for Christmas Day is the day that the major brands role out special Christmas inspired colorways of their latest releases. Christmas quickly becomes Kicksmas. Tonight, we look back at Ray Allen's "Ghost's of Kickmas Past".
Air Jordan Alpha 1 Christmas PE
Jordan Brand 2.5 Team Christmas PE
Jordan Brand Hardwood Classic Christmas PE

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rondo Returns to the Garden in a Familiar Shoe

Last night the Celtics returned to the garden with another win over the Raptors. We were expecting to see new "Home" Nikes from Rondo, but he returned to an old staple; the 2010 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse low. Rondo was the MVP of the game, but we can't help anticipate what he wears on Christmas Day versus the Knicks.

Game Worn Anta KG1's Hit Ebay

An ultra rare player exclusive just hit ebay. Ebay seller "City of Winners" started an auction for The ANTA KG1's a few days ago. The current selling price is $488.05. This is the first pair of game worn KG1 Anta's to hit EBAY. Since ANTA currently distributes in China, I wouldn't expect many of these to hit the American market. If you want to buy them CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Celtkicks Featured on Sole Collector Kicks on Cards



The good folks at Sole Collector do a regular blog spot called "Kicks on Cards". Their December 16th edition featured our story on the Paul Pierce Nike Air Signature Player. Read Sole Collector and follow them @solecollector on twitter.

Here's the story: http://solecollector.com/news/kicks-on-cards-the-weekly-collection5/

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Kicks: Ray Allen's Jordan 2011 A Flight PE's



Ray started the preseason off with a bang. He banged down three's and continued his reign as the sneaker king of the Celtics. Yesterday, Sugar Ray hit the court in a player exclusive pair of the Jordan Brand 2001 A Flight in an Away colorway. The shoe features a flywire upper with green patent hits. The shoe definitely makes a statement. You can't see it in the picture, but the shoes have an elephant print on the out sole. The GR version of these shoes are currently on sale for $99 on Eastbay.com

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Brandon Bass White/Black Nike Hyperdunk 2011



Brandon Bass did alot of nice things during today's preseason game against the Raptors. Bass wore the Nike Hyperdunk 2011 in a white/black colorway. This shoe is currently on sale on Eastbay.com for $114.99.

Image via Yahoo Sports

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Andreas24x7 Pic's from open practice

Boston Celtics sneaker fanatic @andreas24x7 got some great shoots at last nights open practice. Here are the best of the best.



Paul Pierce's Nike Air Legacy 3



Sasha Pavlovic Nike Hyperdunk, Mark Sweetney Nike Air, Gilbert Brown Jordan 14

Fresh From the Court: Celtics Open Practice





Last night the Celtics gave their fans something to get excited about when they held their annual "Open Practice". The Truth and KG sat the green and white game out, but where in the building wearing their home colorways of their latest signature shoes. Paul wore his Nike Air Legacy 3's and KG wore his home Anta KG2's. Rajon wore his PE white/green/camo Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 and Ray wore Jordan Brand Jordan A Flight for the first time this year. The open practice was a swimming success and the C's did not disappoint their fans.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gilbert Brown Wears Air Jordan Air Jordan 14's to Media Day



Undrafted rookie Gilbert Brown made a splash at Celtic's media day when he chose a pair of gray Air Jordan 14's. Gilbert used to wear all sorts of Jay's during his college days at Pittsburgh.

Gilbert Brown Wears Air Jordan Air Jordan 14's to Media Day



Undrafted rookie Gilbert Brown made a splash at Celtic's media day when he chose a pair of gray Air Jordan 14's.

New Kicks: Jermaine O'neal's Nike Shox Hyperballer PE




No man on the Celtic's roster has more question marks on what he can offer to the team than veteran big man Jermaine O'neal. JO has a long lasting relationship with Nike and this season will sport the Nike Shox Hyperballer. This player exclusive pair features Jermaine's "JO" Logo on the tongue. I'm loving this color way. If you want a pair of Hyperballers for yourself, they are currently on sale at EASTBAY for $79.99. CLICK HERE to get the deal.

New Kicks: Paul Pierce's Nike Air Legacy 3



Paul brought his new signature sneaker out to media. The shoe features a high height tongue similar to the one seen on the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse. As usual is adorns the P2 logo. Little details are known about the shoes, but they appear to have hyperfuse technology. Our calls to NIKE are yet to be returned. Rest assured, that we will bring you information on this sneaker as it becomes available. Shout outs to KWAPT and AARON KNOWS for the pics.

The 2012 Celtics Love Them Some Nike Zoom Hyperfuses




Rajon Rondo's influence in the locker room is becoming more and more apparent. Just look at the feet of the C's during the Media Day photo shoot. Seven Celtic's players wore the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 to Media Day. Rondo wore is own PE pair that has yet to be seen in public.

Pics via getty images

Info via KWAPT and AARON KNOWS

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Anta x Kevin Garnett Sweatshirt



Kevin Garnett's relationship with Chinese Brand continues to grow in it's second year. Year two offers a complete product line based of the life and game of the "Big Ticket". ANTA has yet to establish American distribution, however select items are beginning to hit EBAY. This sweatshirt is currently sold on ANTA's website to Chinese customers however you can buy this sweatshirt on EBAY now. CLICK HERE if you are interested.

Brandon Bass is a Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Man



Brandon Bass courts in Waltham today in a pair of black Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011. The shoes appear to be a general release model. Last season in Orlando, Bass wore the Nike Hyperdunk frequently. We'll wait in see what's in store for Mr. Bass in Boston.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Celtics Re-Sign Sasha Pavlovic: Boring Shoes Return to Boston



The C's re-signed veteran swingman Sasha Pavlovic according to ESPN BOSTON. Looks like another year of black/white non player exclusive Nikes. Pavlovic's sneaker game is much like his real game boring, yet it has it's place. General releases.....woooo hooooo!!!!

Keyon Dooling Adidas AdiPure PE



The Celtic's veteran guard is no stranger to the to the sneaker game. Keyon has worn many different flavors of Adidas since entering the league in 2000. Keyon typically wears the team colorway of the latest Adidas. During last year's playoffs Mr. Dooling was wearing the Adidas Adipure in a white/forest colorway. Let's wait and see what he brings to the court this year???

Pics via Counterkicks

Sunday, December 11, 2011

KG's Trippy "Basketball is My Life" Story



Chinese Brand ANTA continues to promote their "Basketball is my Life" Campaign. As spokes person for the company, KG did his part telling "his basketball story". Garnett describes being on the streets of Chicago "hearing the howls of wolves", while giant men "eating flowers waiting to strike at me". The whole thing is a bit trippy CLICK HERE TO LISTEN then click the pick of KG next Scola.

Here is a another story from the site called "Fearless"

"KG" - fearless
"I was KG, I would say you never heard of a story.
When I stood on the basketball court, would think of a child alone at midnight through the streets of Chicago. The street was dark, almost see anything. Hidden in the dark a lot of unpredictable things.
Like piranha has been open Xuepentaikou, snakes, dogs trailing silent.
The first free pack of wolves, are biting, howling, pressing harder and harder ... I could not help running and want to escape the fear of the unknown.
Course very bright, but also many unknown hidden. I asked my heart: you afraid of it? Experience of every game, tell me one thing: as long as I stand on the court, we must all face unpredictable. If I fear, will be stalled. What will happen in life.
Not start the next game, next season is not over, not under an unknown mystery. I want to tell you, life is only one direction, that is to go through those unpredictable. "

New ANTA "Basketball is My Life" Campaign



Chinese Brand ANTA recently launched the brand new “Basketball is My Life” marketing campaign according to a recent press release. Along with this campaign, ANTA Sports has launched a new series of basketball shoes featuring "the Four Mythical Creatures". The new basketball shoes – White Tiger, Vermilion Bird, Black Tortoise and Azure Dragon – cater for basketball lovers who emphasise strength, speed, control and all-round ability respectively. The "Basketball is My Life" campaign will focus on first hand stories from their sponsored players. Kevin Garnett is currently the biggest star on the ANTA Basketball roster. These new designs are intriguing and I hope KG brings these to the courts of the Garden.

Sources: Jessica Camerato CSSNE.com , ANTA Sports

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Keyon Dooling and Ray Allen Fight



Keyon Dooling is new to the Celtics, but he's no stranger to Ray Allen

Rajon Rondo Hits C's Camp in Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011



Rajon reminded me of two things at yesteday's Celtic's Camp.

1) I need to start going to the gym.
2) The Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 White/Metallic Gold/Black/Clover is a great looking shoe.

If you want a pair of your own visit EASTBAY.

pics via Boston Herald

Marquis Daniels Top 3 CelticsSneaker Moments



The Celtic's resigned fan favorite Marquil Daniel's. Is this great for sneaker fans? #BELEEDAT!!! Quis rocked some classics during his time with the Celtics, but the top 3 are as follows:

1) Under Armour: MicroG Bloodline Elite 24 PE (Q6 wore these at Rondo's Charity Game)
2) AND1 Advance Mid from 2010
3) AND1 Tai Chi TGR

pics from Counterkicks, Sneakernews, and YahooSports respectively

Kevin Garnett Debuts the Anta KG2 at C's Camp




The Celtic's officially began the quest for 18 last night when training camp opened in Waltham. KG hit the court in his latest signature model the Anta KG2 "Away" for the first time this season.

pics via Barry Chin/Globe Staff and Counterkicks.com

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sneaker Rewind: Good Bye Big Baby



I have mixed emotions about Big Baby being traded to the Magic. Sure at times he was...... for lack of a better word a............ "big baby", but he was for the most part an entertaining player on the court. True Celtic's fans would be hard pressed to find a single player that sacrificed their body as much as Glen has over the past 3 seasons. We here at Celtkicks wish @iambigbaby11 all the luck in the word. Enough of mushy stuff.....on with the sneaker rewind. During his time in Boston, Baby mostly wore simple colorways (black/white), but on Christmas day in 2008, Baby brought out this flashy pair of Nike Hyperdunks. This pair would eventually hit EBAY and sell for big sums.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sneaker Rewind: Avery Bradley's Reebok Answer 12's



With the Celtic's season about to begin, there may be no player with more pressure to perform than Avery Bradley. The second year combo guard has the opportunity to earn some minutes on Doc's squad and also give Rajon Rondo the rest he will need for a play off run. Today we take a trip in the wayback machine to the 2009 McDonald's All American game to take a look at Avery Bradley's Reebok Iverson Answer 12 PE's. This solid looking shoe is forgotten in the overall sneaker world, but was a solid silhouette. In 2009 Bradley was actually a higher prospect than John Wall, hopefully he gets the opportunity to prove himself. If you are looking for the Answer 12 you can pick them up on ebay from $50 to $125 size dependant.