Basketball has thrived in popularity in Asia - for players and spectators alike. The growing partnership between Asian countries and American-born players has led Nike and Jordan Brand to send its marquee athletes on 'tours', as ambassadors for both the Nike brand and for the sport of basketball, and this July 27th, Jordan Brand has a special treat for its fans in Hong Kong as the Jordan Brand Flight Tour will feature its three best representatives - Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul - in a star-studded festival. The three signature Jordan Brand athletes will sport Jordan Brand Flight Tour PEs, which are inspired by traditional Chinese opera masks. The Jordan Fly Wade, Jordan Melo M7 Advance, and Jordan CP3.IV are each presented in unique colorways that represent the individual strengths of the three players. Matching t-shirts have also been fashioned, with each respective mask and a unique description of 'Air', 'Explosive', and 'Quick'. A release of these special Flight Tour PEs hasn't been confirmed, but check out the images of the three shoes below and stick with Sneaker News for more updates as they develop
The Air Trainer Max2 '94 is enjoying another round of retro releases this summer, but we've been waiting longer for one of its direct descendents. The Nike Air Trainer Max '97 is finally back after a long hibernation, this new colorway a nice compromise between today's trends and the era from which the model's distinctive Air Max 95-style tongue emblem originates. The mix of white and Neutral Grey with just a hint of Volt is itself a fairly versatile combo as far as neon-accented sneakers go, and you can pick these up as a strong go-to option for back to school from a Nike Sportswear.
Jeremy Scott started off his 'animal' collection with cuddly bears in the teddy and panda variety, but for this upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 release, Scott's about to go apes***. Here's a look at the Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals 'Gorilla' in a tonal black colorway; it features a King Kong-like beast on the tongue of the shoe with its fists raised up, ready to pounds its chest. You might've caught these in a recent Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals preview, but not in this sweet backdrop featuring the shoe climbing a skyscraper. Expect these sometime next year, but in the meantime, check out the images after the jump.