Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 1/30 – 2/5
With NBA All-Star mania right around the corner, this past week was chock full of news in the world of b-ball kicks. The Copper Foamposite release may have been delayed, but there was plenty to distract us from the bad news. This week brought a look at some new LeBron and Kobe kicks, as well as a preview of the Air Max Hyperize and the arrival of the Tinker Alpha 1. In other news, Nike brought us the workboot AF1 High and some eye-catching Pro Bowl goodies, and some very in-demand celebs turned heads with all types of fresh footwear, including the much-talked-about Reebok ZigTech. Keep reading for a thorough look at all of this week’s top stories from the sneaker front.
DIRTY COPPER FOAMPOSITE RELEASE PUSHED BACK
To the disappointment of many, it was confirmed this week that the release of the eagerly anticipated Copper edition of the Nike Air Foamposite will be pushed back indefinitely from their previous February 13th release date.
NIKE AIR MAX LEBRON VII P.S.
Even though it’s not even quite the All-Star break, we got our first detailed looks at two upcoming colorways of the Air Max LeBron VII Post Season edition that King James will be sporting come playoff time.
Nike Air Max LeBron VII (7) P.S. – Black – Varsity Red – Detailed Images
Nike Air Max LeBron VII (7) P.S. – White – Midnight Navy – Red
Nike Air Max LeBron VII (7) P.S. – Black – Red + White – Navy
CELEBRITY FEET: 1/30 – 2/5 RECAP
Kobe and LeBron were out and about visiting some prominent b-ball institutions this past week, while the Jersey Shore crew showed off their ZigTechs and Lil Wayne heated up the Grammy’s with some shiny new Space Jams.
Celebrity Feet: LeBron James Courtside as Kentucky Debuts Air Max LeBron VII PE
Celebrity Feet: Kobe Bryant – Zoom Kobe V – Lower Merion Aces
Celebrity Feet: 2010 Grammys – Lil’ Wayne – Eminem – Drake
Celebrity Feet: New York Knicks Bowl 2010
Celebrity Feet: Jersey Shore – Reebok Zig Tech
NIKE PRO BOWL 2010 – FRIENDS & FAMILY PACK
While the NFL’s Pro Bowl may seem like a waste of time to some, this year’s All-Pro festivities provided a good excuse for Nike to drop some sweet friends and family giveaways.
AIR JORDAN ALPHA 1 – TINKER HATFIELD EDITION
The legendary Tinker Hatfield put his touches on a special new version of the Air Jordan Alpha 1 that started showing up at select retailers earlier this week.
Air Jordan Alpha 1 – Tinker Hatfield Edition
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 HIGH SUPREME QS – WORKBOOT
The iconic Air Force 1 High got a rugged blue-collar makeover, dropping as a Quickstrike in Supreme workboot fashion.
Nike Air Force 1 High Supreme QS – Workboot – Brown
NIKE ZOOM KOBE V – BLACKOUT EDITION
Even though many sneakerheads are known to lust after flashy attention-grabbing color-combos, there’s something about a simple “Blackout” version that always seems to get folks excited.
Nike Zoom Kobe V (5) – ‘Blackout’ – First Look
REEBOK ZIGTECH LAUNCH
Reebok turned a lot of heads this week with the official introduction of the upcoming ZigTech model that will be dropping in March.
AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO HIGH – FUTURE SOLE FRIENDS & FAMILY EDITION
Some lucky friends and family of those involved with the Future Sole project were treated to some crispy clean and very limited Air Jordan 1 Retro Highs.
NIKE AIR MAX HYPERIZE – UPCOMING COLORWAYS
This past week brought a look at two upcoming colorways of the Air Max Hyperize, a new and improved version of the popular basketball shoe that adopts a very LeBron VII-ish full-length Air Max bag.