words // Nick DePaula

As Blake Griffin and Jordan Brand look to celebrate this week's launch of the very first shoe that he'll be headlining, the Jordan Super.Fly II, you can also look forward to seeing Blake in person and getting up close with the shoe this Saturday in Santa Monica.

There will be an all day event from Noon to 7 PM on Saturday at the Santa Monica Place Central Courtyard on Saturday, where you can try on the Super.Fly IIs for yourself and also check out the brand's new "Lift Off With Blake" app.

Just a week after the Nike Store hosted Kevin Durant in Santa Monica, Blake himself will be on hand from 8-9 PM on Saturday to talk about the shoe and his partnership with Jordan Brand.

For a shot at a special VIP experience at Saturday's event, be one of the first 32 people to buy the shoe at the Nike Santa Monica Store after it releases on Thursday to receive your golden ticket for Saturday's event.