Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 5/22 – 5/28
If you missed out on this week’s Sneaker News, don’t worry, because the Sneaker News Weekly Rewind is here for ya. This great week started off with our second Sneaker Con of 2010, and the only thing hotter than the weather was the collection of kicks that were inside the building. After a great day of buying/trading/selling and meeting fellow sneaker freaks, we were hit with a bunch of great previews, like the Jordan Brand Fall 2010 Lookbook and another sneak peak at two great 1/2 Cent colorways. We also got a great look at a reverse Powder Blue Air Jordan IX, a sneak peek at the Eggplant 1/2 Cent, and Supreme’s latest collabo with Vans.
A few samples made their way to the limelight, as a super-rare geniune leather sample of the Air Jordan II and a scrapped version of the Air Max 2010 caused a stir. The stars came out to shine as Kanye, Diddy, Dre, and many others whipped out their freshest pairs, and the NBA Playoffs continued on toward NBA Finals glory. On the topic of basketball, Complex Mag couldn’t resist yet another best-of List as they outlined their 50 personal favorite basketball shoes of all time. Summer-time will officially kick off this Memorial Day Weekend so before you head out to a BBQ on the beach, stop in and see what you might’ve missed.
JORDAN BRAND FALL 2010 PREVIEW
While the reactions to the collection have varied, everyone still loves an early peek at future Jordan releases.
NBA FEET RECAP: 5/22 – 5/28
This deep into the 2010 NBA Playoffs, you’d think that superstition would keep most guys relying on the same kicks that brought them this far, but Rasheed Wallace stole the NBA Feet spotlight this week by ending his long AF1 streak with a pair of Sharkalaids.(?)
NBA Feet: 2010 Playoffs – Conference Finals Recap Part 5
NBA Feet: 2010 Playoffs – Conference Finals Recap Part 4
NBA Feet: 2010 Playoffs – Conference Finals Weekend Recap
NBA Feet: Rasheed Wallace – Nike Zoom Sharkalaid
AIR JORDAN IX (9) RETRO – UN-POWDER
Following the path of the Un-Citrus AJIX, another 2010 Jordan release will be followed by a reversed “Un” colorway dipped in patent leather.
NIKE AIR PENNY 1/2 CENT – CRANBERRY & EGGPLANT – NEW IMAGES
SneakGeekz gives us our latest look at the eagerly-anticipated Cranberry and Eggplant colorways of the Nike Air 1/2 Cent.
CELEBRITY FEET RECAP: 5/22 – 5/28
A star-studded week of Celebrity Feet was headlined by two hip-hop heavyweights showing some Spiz’ike love and an Andre Agassi flashback at the French Open.
Celebrity Feet: P. Diddy & Dr. Dre – Air Jordan Spiz’ike + Nike Air Force 1
Celebrity Feet: Kanye West – Air Jordan Spiz’ike ‘Fresh Since ‘85′
Celebrity Feet: Bob Sinclar as Andre Agassi at 2010 French Open
Celebrity Feet: Wale & Fabolous – Heineken Inspire Event
Celebrity Feet: Ludacris – Air Jordan 1 Retro “Olympic”
SNEAKER CON MAY 2010 RECAP
The biggest Sneaker Con yet went down last weekend with rave reviews, thanks to a huge turn out and an incredible assortment of kicks up for grabs.
NIKE AIR MAX 2010 – UNRELEASED SAMPLE VERSION
After seeing the reader response to these pics, Nike may be second-guessing their decision to scrap this version of the Air Max 2010.
Nike Air Max 2010 – Unreleased Sample
COLLECTIONS: BOSSING – A MUST SEE!
One of the best collections and displays you will ever see. Enough said.
SUPREME x VANS – BLEACHED DENIM PACK
This week brought a look at the latest collaboration between Supreme and Vans, this time around sporting a bleached denim motif.
AIR JORDAN II ‘VERO CUOIO’ PREMIO SAMPLE
A super rare sample version of the Air Jordan II Premio recently popped up on eBay, featuring some super-premium materials courtesy of Italian footwear company, Vero Cuoio.
Air Jordan II (2) Retro Vero Cuoio Premio Sample
COMPLEX TOP 50 BASKETBALL SNEAKERS OF ALL TIME
Whether you agree or disagree with the selections/rankings/omissions, it’s still fun to check out sneaker lists and pull for your favorites.
Complex.com’s Top 50 Basketball Sneakers of All Time