Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 1/23 -1/29
The sneaker world was overflowing this past week with some very buzz-worthy happenings. At the top of the list, we learned of the confirmation of some long-beloved Retro Air Jordan releases, as well as some new looks at the Lakers Air Jordan VI and a classic AJII Retro colorway. Nike SB also made some noise with a look at their February lineup and an interesting new holiday-themed Dunk Low dropping in March. Nike’s Kill Bill pack and the new Trainer SC 2010 drew some major attention, and some big name celebrities in interesting kicks were running rampant. Keep reading for a complete recap of this week’s biggest sneaker stories.
AIR JORDAN RETRO RELEASES CONFIRMED
Jordanheads across the world had good reason to rejoice this week as the Retro returns of the White/Cement Air Jordan III and the Cool Grey and snakeskin Air Jordan XI’s were officially confirmed for release later this year.
Air Jordan III (3) Retro – White – Cement Grey – 2010 Release Confirmed
Air Jordan XI (11) Retro – Cool Grey – Holiday 2010 Release Confirmed
Air Jordan XI (11) Retro – Snakeskin Low – Holiday 2010 Release Confirmed
CELEBRITY FEET: 1/23 – 1/29 RECAP
The celebs were out in full force and dressed to impress this week, from Kanye, Pharell and Jay-Z out in Paris, to Bill Clinton with the Knicks and Jets, to Tom Cruise on set doing stunts in a pair of Air Max LeBron VII’s.
Celebrity Feet: Tom Cruise in Nike Air Max LeBron VII
Celebrity Feet: Kanye West at Paris Fashion Week
Celebrity Feet: NY Jets Players & President Clinton @ Knicks vs Lakers Game
Celebrity Feet: Pharrell – Nike Snowboarding x Arbito Zoom Force 1 Boot
Celebrity Feet: Jay-Z & Beyonce Out in Paris
AIR JORDAN VI (6) RETRO – LAKERS EDITION
Air Jordan VI mania is already in full swing with numerous 2010 colorways still to come like this very Laker-ish Black/Purple/Gold edition.
NIKE SB – FEBRUARY 2010 FOOTWEAR & APPAREL
Nike SB gave us a look at what to expect this February, and although the lineup is less than jaw-dropping, hopefully next month’s Quickstrikes will come to the rescue.
AIR JORDAN II (2) RETRO – WHITE – BLACK – VARSITY RED
While it has already been noted that the Air Jordan II will return this year in this beloved Retro colorway, many Jordan collectors were thrilled to see that this upcoming version sports the original NIKE branding on the back. (at least on this sample pair)
Nike Air Jordan II (2) Retro – White – Black – Varsity Red – Summer 2010
NIKE SB DUNK LOW – ST. PATRICK’S DAY – MARCH 2010 QS
Holidays are always a prime target for sneaker drops, and this year, Nike SB has something special in store for the St. Patty’s celebration.
NIKE KOBE BRYANT ‘KILL BILL’ PACK
From seemingly out of nowhere, we saw the drop of a new Nike pack inspired by Kobe’s Black Mamba nickname and some related Kill Bill tie-ins.
NIKE SB DUNK LOW – BLACK – 3M – UNRELEASED SAMPLE
A very interesting Dunk SB Low sample surfaced a few days back, urging many SB loyalists to ponder why such a creative design never made it to retail.
Nike Dunk Low SB – Black 3M – Unreleased Sample
NIKE TRAINER SC 2010 – BO JACKSON/ALBERT PUJOLS PACK
In addition to the release of several Nike Trainer SC 2010 colorways, it was also learned that a special 2-pack honoring Bo Jackson and Albert Pujols will be hitting select retailers next month.
CLASSICS REVISITED – NIKE DUNK LOW – ULTRAMAN
This week, Sneaker News introduced our new ‘Classics Revisited’ feature, which will take a look back at a different forgotten gem each week.
Classics Revisited: Nike Dunk Low co.jp Ultraman