Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 4/24 – 4/30
Let’s take a look back on the past week as we close out the first third of 2010. One sneakerhead took the Air Jordan VI Varsity vs. Infra controversy into his own hands, while owners of two vintage Jordans saw them crumble before their eyes. The NBA Playoffs continued its forward push, as we saw a great look at some more colorways and PEs of our favorite basketball kicks. Two classic Nike models are getting notable 2010 makeovers, and a reworked favorite gets a Bo-inspired baseball remix. Even more celebrities came out of the woodworks, but this time from an unexpected source; Robert Downey Jr. and his Iron Man 2 crew came out with some great high-tops and Forces that really had us in shock and awe. And on a lighter note, we got a look at Michael Jordan’s private jet, the real “Air Jordan”. There’s a bunch more to see, so continue reading for the top stories from the past week.
THE ‘MAKE YOUR OWN INFRAREDS’ CONTROVERSY
Many have toyed with the idea of painting Varsity Red Air Jordan VI’s to look like Infrareds, but now that people have actually started doing it, a great debate has been stirred up.
Air Jordan VI (6) – Varsity Red Turned into Infrared
NBA FEET RECAP: 4/24 – 4/30
Round 1 of the 2010 NBA Playoffs is starting to wind down, but that hasn’t stopped some of the league’s big and not-so-big names from breaking out some new looks for the post season.
NBA Feet: Dwyane Wade – Air Jordan 2010 PE | Black Suede + Red
NBA Feet: 2010 NBA Playoffs – First Round Recap Part 3
NBA Feet: 2010 NBA Playoffs – First Round Recap Part 4
NBA Feet: 2010 NBA Playoffs – First Round Recap Part 5
Air Jordan Melo M6 Future Sole – Carmelo Anthony Playoff PEs
Air Jordan One6One7 – Mike Bibby Playoff PE’s
NIKE TRAINER SC 2010 ‘BASEBALL GLOVE’
Originally previewed way back in September, we finally got a good look at the ‘Baseball Glove’ Trainer SC 2010 just in time for its arrival at select retailers.
NIKE AIR ATTACK PACK RAGES ON
We brought you better looks at two upcoming members of the Air Attack family, as well as an extensive showcase of the jaw-dropping Air Attack display over at Niketown NYC.
CELEBRITY FEET RECAP: 4/24 – 4/30
Actor/Writer Justin Theroux may not have been on many people’s radars for his sneaker game, but he turned a lot of heads at the Iron Man 2 world premiere in a crazy pair of mismatched Iron Man/War Machine Air Force 1′s that are believed to be a Bespoke, unless Nike has something up their sleeves for these.
NIKE LEBRON VII P.S. – MVPUPPETS PE
Pics of a mysterious new LeBron VII P.S. emerged this week, apparently with an MVPuppets theme incorporated on the Swoosh.
Nike LeBron VII P.S. – MVPuppets Player Exclusive
NIKE AIR MAX 97 LUX LIMITED EDITION – MADE IN ITALY
A new Lux version of the Air Max 97 popped up this week, featuring a black molded Italian leather upper and hot pink Air bags. Individually numbered and limited to only 1695 pairs.
Nike Air Max 97 Lux Limited Edition – Made In Italy
NIKE SB DUNK HIGH PREMIUM – KOSTON | NEW IMAGES
Following up on last week’s sneak preview, we got a better look at the Eric Koston Thailand SB Dunk Highs, including the accompanying illustrated insoles.
Nike SB Dunk High – Eric Koston – New Images
THE REAL ‘AIR JORDAN’
We know how Jordan-obsessed some of our loyal readers are, so we brought you a look at a new meaning to the concept of an ‘Air Jordan.’
The Real ‘Air Jordan’ – Michael’s Private Jet
NSW x MISTER CARTOON – TRUE COLORS USA | LAUNCH EVENT RECAP
Mister Cartoon-mania hit 21 Mercer this week, as the LA artist visited NY to help kick off the launch of the True Colors USA collection that he designed for Nike Sportswear for World Cup 2010.
NIKE AIR DIAMOND TURF – OG COLORWAY – JUNE 2010
A revised version of the OG colorway of Deion Sanders’ Air Diamond Turf will be re-released as a Retro in June, but is now absent of the original design acknowledgments to Prime Time.
Nike Air Diamond Turf – OG Colorway – June 2010
AIR JORDAN RETRO’S BITE THE DUST
Always a favorite with Sneaker News readers, we paid our respects to two classic Air Jordan models that have been ravaged by the effects of time, wear and shrinkwrap.