One of Basketball's biggest occasions, the NBA All-Star Weekend, takes place this weekend and culminates on February 16 with a head to head game led by team captains Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lebron James. And while the star-packed match is a big attraction, it's the sneaker releases that come with every All-Star Weekend that we anticipate most of all. As expected, Nike and Jordan Brand have come through with the annual alley-oops for your rotation, and the highlights are still available to shop at StockX.
Taking the event back to a location of basketball folklore, the NBA All-Star 2020 will happen at the home of the Chicago Bulls — the United Center. And the city of Chicago gets more than a few nods by way of the All-Star sneaker releases, from Chi-stamped shoes to sneakers in Chicago's colors. We've rounded up a few of the best releases from Nike and Jordan brand that can be secured at resale now.
Shop Nike and Jordan Brand All-Star Weekend sneakers below.
"New Beginnings" Pack With Air Jordan 1 & Nike "Air Ship"
To celebrate 35 years of the Nike Air Jordan 1 High, the Swoosh drops the special half-and-half-packaged "New Beginnings" set, which includes one each of the Air Jordan 1 and the "Air Ship," a shoe that, contrary to popular belief, was actually the one banned by the NBA for breaking uniform rules.
Just Don x Nike Air Force 1 High "All-Star"
Air Force 1 High Just Don
Coming in a vivid all-blue colorway that pays tribute to the Windy City's flag, this is an All-Star collab courtesy of Nike and streetwear designer Don C, who also added his spin to the AF1 back in 2017. Built in a luxe-feel blue leather, extra detailing comes via a red Air branding and sock lining.
Off-White™ x Jordan 5 Retro Black
A huge player in the list of All-Star Weekend releases, this team-up between Virgil Abloh, Nike, and Jordan Brand first made an attention-grabbing appearance at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. Taking inspiration from the Jordan 5 "Metallic," released in 2016, the sneaker goes down the deconstructed path, offering up a rough cut basketball shoe.
Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red Cement”
With the All-Star event returning to an important place for basketball fanatics, this one will be coveted for sure. Dropping in the form of this Chicago-exclusive release, as well as the classic Nike branded version, this particular "Fire Red Cement" colorway of the Air Jordan 3 comes stamped with "Nike" and "Chi" on either shoe as a fitting homage to this year's All-Star city.
Air Jordan 1 “UNC to CHI”
As it says on the tin, this women's sneakers takes us on a journey from North Carolina to Chicago, bringing together the "UNC" shade and Chicago's red in one color-blocked sneaker.
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