Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 5/1 – 5/7
It was a big week for LeBron James; he grabbed himself a second MVP trophy and the Cavs moved on to the next round of the Playoffs. We saw a bunch of LeBrons, like the MVP Air Max LeBron VII, an unreleased LeBron VII P.S., and another sneak peek at his eighth shoe. LeBron’s upcoming shoe wasn’t the only preview we got, as a sample of the Jordan Melo M7 made its way to the public. Speaking of being in public, even more notable celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Mick Jagger, C.C. Sabathia, and Nelly came out with some heat of their own, while the Sneaker Friends 2010 Event in the ATL really burned a hole in our eyes. We also received a ton of glimpses at upcoming releases, from more Air Attacks, 90′s Retros, and classic silhouettes for Fall 2010. We were also hit with a big-picture news story, as Nike took personal action against counterfeit sellers and later announced the plans for the company’s future during their 2015 Global Growth Strategy conference. And finally, a notable sneakerhead took the Air Jordan VI controversy into his own hands when he showed us his latest pick-up, the actual Infrared Pack. This week surely did not disappoint, so check in to the Sneaker News Weekly Rewind and don’t miss a beat.
AIR JORDAN RETRO NEWS
This week brought our best look yet at the upcoming Infrared Air Jordan VI pack, release info on the OG colorway of the Air Jordan IX and news of 25 special commemorative editions of the Anniversary AJXI.
Air Jordan VI Infrared Pack – Side By Side Comparison Video
Air Jordan IX Retro – White – Black – Red – August 2010
Air Jordan XI (11) 25th Anniversary – 25 Random Pairs Circulated with Embroidered Jumpman
NBA/MLB FEET RECAP: 5/1 – 5/7
The 2010 NBA Playoffs are rolling along and King James brought home his second consecutive league MVP award and showed off some new kicks to commemorate the achievement. Over in the MLB, frequent Jordan cleat rocker, Andruw Jones, flaunted some sweet Air Jordan IV cleats.
NBA Feet: 2010 NBA Playoffs – Second Round Recap Part 1
NBA Feet: LeBron James – Nike Air Max LeBron VII – MVP Edition
NBA Feet: 2010 NBA Playoffs – Weekend Recap
MLB Feet: Andruw Jones – Air Jordan IV PE Cleats
NIKE AIR MAX LEBRON VIII (8) – SNEAK PEEK ON ABC NIGHTLINE
A recent segment on ABC Nightline provided a few more sneak peeks at the eagerly anticipated Air Max LeBron VIII.
NIKE AIR ATTACK PACK – NEW RELEASES & UPCOMING MODELS
Some new members of the Air Attack family have hit retail, but the real story was a look forward at some upcoming models and colorways from the ever-expanding pack.
Nike Air Total Max Uptempo – Air Attack Pack – Navy + Purple
Nike Air Total Max Uptempo – Air Attack Pack Releases
Nike Air Trainer III – Air Attack Pack
Nike Air Max 90 – Black – Metallic Silver – Air Attack Pack
Nike Air Max+ 2010 – Air Attack Pack – Volt – New Images
Nike Air Attack Pack Releases on NikeStore
CELEBRITY FEET RECAP: 5/1 – 5/7
A star-studded week for Celebrity Feet saw Mick Jagger in some Air Attack 24-7′s and a slick matching outfit, while a trio of big names showed some serious Jordan love.
Celebrity Feet: C.C. Sabathia – Air Jordan XI Bred
Celebrity Feet: Nelly – Air Jordan 1 – Black Patent Leather
Celebrity Feet: Mick Jagger – Nike Air Max 24/7 – Air Attack Pack
Celebrity Feet: Justin Timberlake – Air Jordan II 25th Anniversary Edition
NIKE FALL 2010 PREVIEWS
Sneaker News revealed a look into the not to distant future with previews of several interesting new and classic Nike models that will be hitting retail for the Fall 2010 season.
NIKE ANNOUNCES GROWTH STRATEGY/SUES SNEAKER COUNTERFEITERS
Nike was in the news this week with the announcement of their future business goals and the filing of a lawsuit that will go after 66 online sites accused of selling fake Nike products.
NIKE 90′s RETROS
The 90′s are coming back in style thanks to a slew of Nike Retros that will be hitting retail in the coming months, kicked off by the release of the Air Pippen 1 this week.
Nike Air Max CB34 – Black – Club Purple – Team Orange | Holiday 2010
Nike Air DT Max 96 LE – White – Varsity Red – Black | Holiday 2010
Nike Air DT Max 96 LE – Black – White – Varsity Maize | Holiday 2010
Nike Air Pippen 1 – White – Silver – Black | Available
Nike Air Pippen 1 – White – Silver – Black
AIR JORDAN MELO M7 – FIRST LOOK
Pics recently surfaced of Carmelo Anthony’s next signature model, the Melo M7.
Air Jordan Melo M7 – First Look
SNEAKER FRIENDS 2010 RECAP
Sneaker Friends 2010 took over Atlanta last weekend, supplying a look at some serious sneaker heat, especially thanks to the jaw-dropping ATF Crew tables that were on display.
AIR JORDAN AIRS – FIRST LOOK
Images of the new Air Jordan AIRS debuted to mixed reactions, but it might just be the most original JB design in quite a while, relying on little, if any, influence from previous Jordan models.
NIKE LEBRON VII SAMPLES
The past week gave us a look at unreleased sample versions of three different LeBron VII variations that will likely never see a retail release.