Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 11/6 – 11/12
The weeks are getting colder and colder, but Sneaker News Weekly Rewind has still been red hot! Kicking off this week is a plethora of Air Jordan news – upcoming kicks, unreleased sample, Player Exclusives, and part II of our Michael Jordan Through The Years feature was all stuffed into the last seven days. Sneaker News also gave you a look at the numbers behind all the sneaker brands currently represented in the NBA, and while the number 1 spot was more than obvious, the remainder of that list provided some interesting factoids. Just by looking at our NBA Feet features, you’ll see the league is dominated by Nike, but other brands do exist and are going strong. The Nike LeBron 8 also made some noise, as we got a look at the Veteran’s Day colorway on his feet, in addition to a number of other special features.
Moving over to the non-basketball side of things was Nike SB and some great news for 2011; Quickstrike releases, new tech info, and a sweet new commercial with Eric Koston were all the headlines from the SB camp. For the runners, Sneaker News gave you an exclusive look at an upcoming colorway of the Air Max 24/7 as well as a preview of a Neon-95 inspired colorway of the Nike Air Stab, a shoe that disappointingly had not made much noise in 2010. Nike ACG did have a nice year thus far, so with the help of Crooked Tongues, Complex.com put together a list of the Top 50 Nike Trail shoes of all time. But the number one sneaker-feature was brought to you by CNBC; the internationally recognized news group delved into the world of sneaker collecting with the help of Sneaker News founder Yu-Ming Wu. If you missed any of these hot topics, check out all the top stories of this week with the Sneaker News Weekly Rewind!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDANS
Another week of Air Jordan news was highlighted by an advanced look at the upcoming Air Jordan VII in Orion Blue/Infrared.
Air Jordan VII GS – White – Orion Blue – Black – Infrared | 2011 Sample
Air Jordan VII Retro Premio Bin 23 – Release Date Confirmed
Jordan CMFT Vis Air 11 ‘South Beach’ Sample
Air Jordan XI Retro ‘Cool Grey’ – Reverse Jumpman
Carmelo Anthony Meets Future Sole 2010 Winner
Jordan Brand – ‘Ball Talk’ with Carmelo Anthony
Jordan CMFT Max Air 12 – Silver – Black – 3M
NBA SNEAKER BRAND RANKINGS
A look at the numbers behind basketball footwear brands in the league shed some light on some interesting facts and trends.
NBA Sneaker Brand Rankings
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB
This week in Nike SB brought the release of the first store-specific SB model, as well as a look at some interesting upcoming releases.
Supreme x Nike SB ’94 – Detailed Images
James Jebbia on the Supreme x Nike SB ’94
Nike SB Dunk – Improved Specs for 2011
Nike SB Dunk Low – Neon J-Pack | Summer 2011 Quickstrike
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski – Spring 2011 Colorways
Nike SB Bruin – Camo Mystery Quickstrike
Nike SB Dunk High Premium ‘Blackout’
Nike SB Dunk High – Obsidian – Red | December 2010
NBA FEET: 11/6 – 11/12
Another jam-packed week of NBA action brought attention to some special and all-new colorways around the league.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 11/5 – 11/7
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 11/09/10
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 11/10 – 11/11
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Air Jordan IX Premio
NBA Feet: Samuel Dalembert – “Custom” Nike Hyperdunk 2010
Sneaker News Fantasy Basketball – Week 2 Recap
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON
LeBron James is the focal point of Nike Basketball for now, with a number of releases of the LeBron 8 coming soon, as well as some great LeBron-centric features overseas.
Nike LeBron 8 ‘South Beach’ – Release Date Changed
Nike LeBron 8 ‘Veteran’s Day’ – Early Release Info
Nike LeBron 8 ‘Blackout’ – Available in Europe
Nike LeBron 8 ‘Be Unstoppable’ Display @ Nike Incheon
Nike LeBron 8 – Asia Catalog Feature
The History of Nike LeBron @ Foot Locker
NIKE SB ZOOM FP – ERIC KOSTON VIDEO & COMMERCIAL
Nike SB’s all new Zoom FP was presented by Eric Koston in an advertisement throwing humor at a hot-button current issue.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN PE’s
Sneaker News gave you a look at some more Air Jordan Player Exclusives, including one made just for Michael Jordan’s alma mater.
Air Jordan XIII (13) Low – Mike Bibby PE
Air Jordan XVII (17) Low – Mike Bibby Kings PE
Air Jordan XII (12) – Quentin Richardson Clippers PE
Air Jordan 2010 Team – UNC Tar Heels PE
Air Jordan XIII (13) Retro – UNC Team PE | Available on eBay
CELEBRITY FEET: 11/6 – 11/12
Another week, another handful of celebrity sightings, like the one of recently-freed Lil’ Wayne sitting courtside in South Beach.
Celebrity Feet: Wale, Rick Ross, The Clipse, & More – Heineken Inspire Washington D.C. Event
Celebrity Feet: Lil Wayne & Drake – Las Vegas Concert
Celebrity Feet: Lil Wayne – Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Celebrity Feet: Penny Hardaway – Nike Air 1/2 Cent + Air Jordan II Black
Celebrity Feet: Brian Wilson Brings Sneaker Heat to MLB
NIKE AIR MAX 24/7 – WHITE – BLACK – GREY
Sneaker News gave you an exclusive look at an upcoming Air Max 24/7 colorway that is set to arrive in 2011.
SIZE? x NIKE AIR STAB ‘NEON’
The Nike Air Stab returns in a familiar colorway – but will you get a chance to own a pair? See how limited they are by reading below.
Size? x Nike Air Stab ‘Neon Pack’
THE 50 GREATEST NIKE TRAIL SHOES by COMPLEX
Complex came through with an in-depth list on some more obscure Nike models, detailing the Top 50 trail-shoes of all time.
The 50 Greatest Nike Trail Shoes @ Complex.com
CNBC EXPLORES THE SNEAKER COLLECTING GAME
Sneaker News founder Yu-Ming Wu was a key figure in CNBC’s recent exploration of the Sneaker Collecting Game. Check out the entire feature below.
CNBC Explores the Sneaker Collecting Game
MICHAEL JORDAN: THROUGH THE YEARS – AIR JORDAN II
Part II of Sneaker News’ latest weekly feature was presented on Thursday, giving a brief history of the heralded Air Jordan II.
Michael Jordan Through The Years: Air Jordan II