Friday 20th January 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Ben Berry

Best Sneakers Seen At 2016 NBA Rising Stars Challenge

Best Sneakers Seen At 2016 NBA Rising Stars Challenge

While the celebrity game is a cute way to engage the most casual of basketball fans, I never considered it apart of All-Star Weekend. From my few years experience, it is never in the NBA arena of that city and there is always overlap between the end of this game, and the start of the [...]

February 16, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Exclusives, Kicks, PE Corner 0

Air Jordan 5 Low – ‘Dunk From Above’ Release Info

Air Jordan 5 Low – ‘Dunk From Above’ Release Info

The lowtop Jordan 5 makes a big return in 2016 with this second, new colorway of the year. Called the ‘Dunk From Above’ Air Jordan V Low, the fifth signature sneaker for Michael Jordan was originally designed after a World War II fighter plane and that inspiration translates well into the lowtop version. The official [...]

February 16, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Kicks, Official Releases 0

Reebok Question – ‘Unworn’ Backstory & Release Info

Reebok Question – ‘Unworn’ Backstory & Release Info

In celebration of the Reebok Question’s 20th anniversary, the Vector brand is giving the Retro treatment to a colorway that Allen Iverson didn’t get to wear. When it comes to the ‘Unworn’ Reebok Question, the backstory behind the colorway is very much noteworthy. This particular pair of the Iverson’s first signature sneaker was originally made [...]

February 12, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Kicks, Official Releases 0

adidas D Rose 6 Boost – ‘Aurora Borealis’ Release Info

adidas D Rose 6 Boost – ‘Aurora Borealis’ Release Info

Derrick Rose will not be in Toronto for the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend this year. That, however, wasn’t for lack of proper footwear as adidas had this new D Rose 6 Boost colorway ready just in case. For the ‘Aurora Borealis’ adidas D Rose 6 Boost, purple adidas Primeknit is used throughout the upper with [...]

February 12, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Kicks, Official Releases 0

Adidas Unveils ‘All-Star’ Crazylight Boost 2.5 For James Harden

Adidas Unveils ‘All-Star’ Crazylight Boost 2.5 For James Harden

Though it might not seem like it, James Harden is having a career year. Not even a full year after switching from Nike to an adidas sneaker endorsement, we are seeing his first Player Exclusive pair release. Thanks to a career-high in points, assists, and rebounding averages, James Harden earned his way into the 2016 [...]

February 4, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Kicks, Official Releases, PE Corner 0

Reebok Prototype Backstory & Release Info

Reebok Prototype Backstory & Release Info

It’s eye-opening to think that Allen Iverson made his NBA debut 20 years ago in 1996. Essentially the same shape as the Reebok Question we have come to know, The Prototype by Reebok features a higher-cut silhouette than the Question as well as shifted branding. Designed while Iverson was still in Georgetown, the Reebok Question [...]

February 3, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Kicks, Official Releases 0

Adidas D Lillard 2 Boost – ‘Aurora Borealis’ Release Info

Adidas D Lillard 2 Boost – ‘Aurora Borealis’ Release Info

Inspired by the location of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game is this new, upgraded version of Damian Lillard’s current adidas signature sneaker. For the ‘Aurora Borealis’ adidas D Lillard 2.0 Boost, the upper usually made from synthetic materials have been replaced with adidas Primeknit woven textile. The cushioning has also been drastically updated with a [...]

February 3, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Kicks, Official Releases 0

Nike Kobe XI ‘Last Emperor’ Release Date

Nike Kobe XI ‘Last Emperor’ Release Date

Odee nickname aside, this new Kobe XI colorway is very strong without any gimmicks. Said to be inspired by the celebration of Kobe’s career, the ‘Last Emperor’ Nike Kobe XI is simply a great display of how a gradient design could be used on an entirely Flyknit upper. This updated version of Nike’s proprietary construction [...]

February 3, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Kicks, Official Releases 0

New James Harden Logo Unveiled On Crazylight Boost 2.5 PE Set

New James Harden Logo Unveiled On Crazylight Boost 2.5 PE Set

After James Harden made the highly-publicized endorsement switch from Nike to adidas there wasn’t much else heard. Nick DePaula, now of Nice Kicks, had access to three Player Exclusive pairs of the adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5 and shared this picture. The 2.5 Primeknit upgrades from the regular Crazylight Boost 2 are clearly seen; but what [...]

February 2, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Kicks, PE Corner 0

Air Jordan 2 Retro – ‘Alternate’ Release Info

Air Jordan 2 Retro – ‘Alternate’ Release Info

2016 is looking to be a big year for the Air Jordan II. Though early in the year, this new colorway might be the best pair scheduled for this year. For the ‘Alternate’ Air Jordan 2 Retro, Gym Red is the only other color set against an all-black upper. This new Jordan 2 stayed true [...]

February 2, 2016 Ben Ben Berry, Kicks, Official Releases 0