Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 1/16 -1/22
Welcome to our new Weekly Rewind segment, offering a chance to look back at some of the biggest stories of the past week. This week was packed with great content mostly coming from the basketball end of the spectrum. The biggest splash was made by the recent K-Pals exhibit, which offered us a seemingly never-ending supply of looks at one of the most jaw-dropping collections of basketball kicks ever seen. With All-Star Weekend right around the corner, the NBA has been heating up with some eye-catching new kicks on the feet of some of the game’s biggest stars. Also on the basketball front, we learned of the return of the Eggplant Foamposite, as well as a luxurious new croc-skinned Air Jordan II colorway. Nike SB also made some noise with the out-of-nowhere QS drop of two LOST-inspired models and a look forward at some upcoming products from their Winter 2010 collection. Keep reading for a look back at all these stories and more as Sneaker News gets you all caught up on the latest happenings in the world of kicks.
KENLU K-PALS 2010 SNEAKER EXHIBIT
Last week, Kenlu held their annual K-Pals exhibition, which showed off one of the most impressive accumulations of Air Jordan, Kobe, LeBron, Carmelo and Iverson kicks ever to share the same space.
K-Pals 2010 Sneaker Exhibit Recap – Air Jordans
K-Pals 2010 Sneaker Exhibit Recap – LeBron & Kobe Collections
K-Pals 2010 Sneaker Exhibit Recap – Carmelo Anthony Collection
K-Pals 2010 Sneaker Exhibit Recap – Allen Iverson Collection
NBA FEET: 1/16 – 1/22 RECAP
This past week saw some plenty of intriguing kicks on the feet of some of the NBA’s biggest stars, including a plethora of MLK colorways and some sweet new Air Jordan PE’s.
NBA Feet: LeBron James – Air Max LeBron VII – Orange – White – HWC
NBA Feet: Bobcats vs. Hawks – Air Jordan PE Face-Off
NBA Feet: Kobe Bryant & Teammates – Zoom Kobe V – MLK Edition
NBA Feet: Nike MLK Kicks From Around the League
NBA Feet: Dwyane Wade – Air Jordan XII PE – White – Varsity Red – Gold
NBA Feet: Dwyane Wade – Air Jordan XII PE – Black – Varsity Red
NBA Feet: LeBron James vs. Kobe Bryant – Part 2
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE – EGGPLANT – RE-RELEASING IN MARCH 2010
To the surprise of many and the delight of even more, it was confirmed this week that the beloved Eggplant colorway of the Air Foamposite One will indeed be making a Retro return this March.
Nike Air Foamposite One – Eggplant – March 2010
NIKE SB – LOST INSPIRED DUNK HIGH & BLAZER HIGH
Nike SB’s latest inspiration comes from the hit TV show, LOST, as a new Blazer and Dunk High popped up out of nowhere and hit select retailers this week.
Nike SB Blazer High – ‘Dharma Initiative Shoe’ – Lost
Nike SB Dunk High – ‘Oceanic Airlines’ – Lost
AIR JORDAN II (2) RETRO – BROWN – BLACK – CROCODILE
With a few other Air Jordan II colorways already on the horizon, this week brought us a look at a very interesting new Brown/Croc version of the classic model that will be dropping later this year.
Air Jordan II Retro – Brown Croc – Detailed Images
NIKE KD2 – ALL-STAR 2010 EDITION
After getting some looks at the new Lebron and Kobe editions last week, NBA All-Star sneaker fever is heating up further as we got our first detailed look at the new Nike KD2 that Kevin Durant will be sporting in Dallas next month.
Nike Zoom KD2 All-Star 2010 – Daring Red – New Images
NIKE LIVE WITH KOBE BRYANT – SNEAKER DISPLAY
Nike Live with Kobe Bryant took over L.A.’s Montalbán Theater last weekend, complete with an incredible display of Kobe’s past and present arsenal of Nike kicks.
Nike Live With Kobe Bryant @ The Montalbán – Sneaker Display
NIKE SB – WINTER 2010 SHOWCASE @ BRIGHT TRADESHOW
Nike SB rolled out their Winter 2010 collection in creative fashion at the recent Bright Tradeshow in Frankfurt.
Nike SB Winter 2010 Showcase @ Bright Show in Frankfurt
NIKE AIR MAX A LOT – BLACK – VARSITY RED – WHITE
A hot topic for hate and debate, the Nike Air Max A Lot, inspired by some classic Scottie Pippen kicks, surfaced in a new Black/Red/White colorway and was met with a not so warm reception.
Nike Air Max A Lot – Black – Varsity Red – White
REEBOK’S NEW TECH FOR 2010
Reebok turned some heads this week with a sneak preview of a very interesting new model featuring some bold new technology that may pave the way for the future of support and flexibility in their sneaker designs.
Reebok Introduces New Technology In 2010