Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 4/3 – 4/9
It was quite a momentous week over at Sneaker News; we brought you two exclusive looks at an upcoming Air Max 24/7 and Air Jordan 2010 Team, as well as an in-depth interview with one of Nike’s progressive designers. The stars came out of the woodwork with some serious heat, as QB’s finest Nas, Ciara, and Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia presented some heat from their closets. Over on the NBA court, LeBron, NateRob, and D-Wade sported some great colorways to coincide with the NBA Green Week effort, all of which might’ve been overshadowed by Stephen Jackson’s Space Jam XI. And finally, after weeks of fan voting and reader response, the Air Jordan XI came out on top in the inaugural Sneaker News March Madness Sneaker Tournament. Did you miss a beat? It’s all good. Stop in and check out what you might’ve missed.
SNEAKER NEWS MARCH MADNESS SNEAKER TOURNAMENT – FINALS
The first ever SN March Madness Sneaker Tournament came to an end this week, with the beloved Air Jordan XI coming out on top as the champion.
Air Jordan XI – 2010 SN March Madness Sneaker Tournament Champion
SN March Madness Sneaker Tournament – 2010 Champion
SN March Madness Sneaker Tournament – Last Day of Voting Reminder
SN March Madness Sneaker Tournament – FINALS
SN March Madness Sneaker Tournament – Finals Announced
NBA/MLB FEET RECAP: 4/3 – 4/9
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade showed some sneaker support for NBA Green Week, while Nate Robinson and Stephen Jackson broke out some older Jordan heat, but CC Sabathia’s Air Jordan IV and XI baseball cleats made the biggest splash of them all for the kickoff of this year’s opening week MLB action.
MLB Feet: C.C. Sabathia – Air Jordan XI Cool Grey + Air Jordan IV Cleats
NBA Feet: LeBron James – Nike Air Max LeBron VII (7) Dunkman
NBA Feet: Nate Robinson – Air Jordan XIII ‘Altitude’
NBA Feet: Dwyane Wade – Air Jordan 2010 – White – Green
NBA Feet: Stephen Jackson – Air Jordan XI Space Jam
UPCOMING/UNRELEASED AIR JORDAN & NIKE SAMPLES ON EBAY
A slew of interesting Nike and Air Jordan samples hit eBay this week, some slated for retail and others destined to remain unreleased.
Air Jordan ONE6 ONE7 – White – Metallic Silver | Summer 2010
Air Jordan 1 Retro High – Black – Cyber – Blue Sapphire | Summer 2010
Air Jordan 2010 Outdoor – Black – Varsity Maize – Varsity Red | Sample on eBay
Air Jordan Alpha 1 Outdoor – Silver – Black – Varsity Red | Sample
Air Jordan Force V – C.C. Sabathia PE Turf Trainer
Nike Air Max 90 – Infrared | 2010 Sample on eBay
Nike Zoom Kobe V – Comet Red – Del Sol | Sample
Nike Hyperfuse – Black – Dark Grey | Summer 2010
Nike WMNS 6.0 Dunk Low – Daring Red – Sample
AIR JORDAN ALPHA 1 OUTDOOR
Jordan Brand celebrates CC Sabathia and last year’s NY Yankee championship victory with the Air Jordan Alpha 1 Outdoor, featuring a removable ankle strap and several personalized touches incorporating CC and the Yanks into the design.
CELEBRITY FEET RECAP: 4/3 – 4/9
Celeb sightings this week included Nas, Cam’ron, Ciara and Big Sean rocking a diverse assortment of interesting kicks.
Celebrity Feet: Nas – Clae Thompson – Sage Nubuck
Celebrity Feet: Cam’ron & Vado – XXL’s Freshman 2010 Showcase
Celebrity Feet: Ciara – Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals JS Mickey Hi
Celebrity Feet: Big Sean – Air Jordan VI Retro – Black – Varsity Red
NIKE AIR MAX 24-7 – METALLIC SILVER – RED | FIRST LOOK
With the Air Attack Pack already hitting shelves, we take a look forward to an upcoming version of the Air Max 24-7 that will be making its way to stores this fall.
AIR JORDAN SIX RINGS – FULL 3M
Jordanheads have differing opinions on the Six Rings model, but a look at this eye-catching upcoming 3M edition may have caused some naysayers to reconsider.
NIKE SB DUNK HIGH PREMIUM – IRON MAN
This past week brought a sneak peek at a new Dunk SB High Premium with a color scheme that has caused many to already dub them as the Iron Mans.
Nike SB Dunk High – Iron Man | Holiday 2010
AIR JORDAN 2010 TEAM – HOLIDAY 2010 | FIRST LOOK
Sneaker News continues to bring you exclusive first looks at upcoming Jordan Brand releases, this week focusing on the Air Jordan 2010 Team model that will be dropping this holiday season.
Air Jordan 2010 Team – Holiday 2010 | First Look
NIKE AIR MAX LEBRON VII HEROES PACK – DEION SANDERS
While they might not have quite the same wow-factor as the Air Jordan XI installment of the LeBron VII Heroes Pack, we finally got a better look at the Deion Sanders edition.
NIKE AINA CHUKKA ND – INTERVIEW WITH DESIGNER NATHAN VANHOOK
This week, Sneaker News took a deeper look at the new Aina Chukka ND model thanks to an interview with the shoe’s designer, Nathan VanHook.