May 13, 2011 BY John Kim
Sneaker News is all about giving you all the top news in the sneaker world, and this week’s timely reports proved once again that Sneaker News is the one-stop shop for staying on top of the game. We first brought you an advanced look at the Nike Zoom Kobe VII and the Nike Zoom KD IV, the upcoming models of Nike Basketball’s two major signature lines. Nike LeBron also made some headway with a look at the Solar Red colorway of the LeBron 8 V/2. In Air Jordan news, the Jordan Fly Wade hit Nike iD in advance, a detailed look at the White/Black XI IE Low surfaced, and we also brought you a great comparison between two bunny-specific Air Jordan VIIs. The basketball news continued with NBA Feet recaps of the second round of the NBA Playoffs as well as a look at some Air Jordan Samples, PEs, and OGs.
Throughout the last decade, Nike SB has had some beer/alcohol-inspired SB Dunk releases, and we got a look at the next installment of this surly series. The next colorway of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 also received wide support, as did the two new colorways of the Nike Air Talaria Boot, which are set for a release this month. With the French Open kicking off soon, the Packer Shoes x Reebok Court Victory Pump ‘French Open’ will hit select retailers soon as well. Nike unveiled the Lunarglide+ 3, which features an all-new floating heel-cap and visible Lunar foam on bottom of the sole. The celebrities kicked it into gear once again, as Wale, Fabolous, Chris Brown, and Big Sean hogged the Celebrity Feet spotlight for the week. Sneaker customs were a popular topic as well, as we got a look at two great Foamposite customs and an Air Force 1 inspired by the Atmos x Air Max 1. Sneaker News also unveiled a weekly buyer’s guide, bringing to attention an eclectic picking of the most recent sneaker releases of various brands and styles. There’s a lot more to see below so check out this week’s Sneaker News Weekly Rewind because it’s all you’ll need!
Kobe Bryant was just knocked out of the Playoffs, but is he already looking ahead to next season? Check out this first look at the Nike Zoom Kobe VII.
The Nike Zoom KD line has been lackluster in terms of the ‘wow’ factor, but Durant’s fourth signature shoe is about to change that notion.
Nike Zoom KD IV – Spring 2012
Last week’s release of the Air Jordan VII ‘Rabbit’ led to a neat one-on-one comparison with the AJ7 ‘Hare’. Check out the comparison and the other AJ news below.
Air Jordan VII – Hare vs. Year Of The Rabbit Comparison
Air Jordan III Retro GS ‘True Blue’ – New Photos
Air Jordan III Retro ‘Stealth’ – Available on eBay
Jordan Fly Wade – Available on Nike iD
Jordan Fly Wade ‘South Beach’ – New Images
Air Jordan 2011 – Orion Blue + Varsity Red + Neo Lime | Release Date Change
Air Jordan XI IE Low – White – Black
Air Jordan XII Low – Black – Varsity Red | Release Date
Sneaker News brought you a look at yet another Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low colorway.
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low – Bright Mango
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low – Solar Red – Black – White | Available on eBay
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 – Shooting Stars Classic PE | New Images
Nike LeBron 8 PS – Black – Varsity Maize | Unreleased Sample
Nike LeBron 8 P.S. – May 2011 Colorways | Release Reminder
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
The next themed SB Dunk release comes in the form of a sickly sweet beverage that has gained popularity around college campuses nationwide.
Nike SB Dunk High ‘Jagermeister’
Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk High ‘Slayer’ – New Images
Nike SB Dunk High QS Cheech and Chong – ‘Smoked’
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski – Soft Blue | New Images
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid – Red Leather
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski – Team Red – New Images
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid – Anthracite Suede
Nike SB Zoom Koston One – Print Ad
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
Chicago, Miami, Dallas: in. OKC and Memphis: still duking it out. Check out this week’s NBA Feet features.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Sneaker News Celebrity Feet regulars Fabolous, Chris Brown, and Wale showed off their latest Air Jordan heat. Who deserves this week’s crown?
Celebrity Feet: Wale – Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’ DMP
Celebrity Feet: Fabolous – Air Jordan VII ‘Year of the Rabbit’
Big Sean’s Top 25 Sneakers Of All-Time @ Complex
Celebrity Feet: Chris Brown – Air Jordan IX ‘Olive’
NIKE AIR GRIFFEY MAX 1 – BLACK – FRESHWATER
It’s safe to say that this year’s biggest Nike Griffey release will be an Air Griffey Max 1 once again. Check out the upcoming ‘Freshwater’ colorway.
NIKE AIR TALARIA BOOT – MAY 2011 RELEASES
One of the biggest cult hits in the Nike catalog returned this month with two eye-popping colorways.
Nike Air Talaria Boot – May 2011 Releases
PACKER SHOES x REEBOK COURT VICTORY PUMP ‘FRENCH OPEN’
With the French Open set to kick off soon, Packer Shoes and Reebok will release the first leg of the Court Victory Pump ‘Grand Slam Pack’.
Nike’s most successful Nike Lunar running signature line begins its third chapter with the Lunarglide+ 3.
Nike Lunarglide+ 3 – Officially Unveiled
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOMS
A sole-swap, carbon fiber applique, and an Atmos-inspired Air Force 1 headline this week’s sneaker customs.
Sneaker News brought you yet another selection of rare Air Jordans in the form of Player Exclusives, OG gems, and unreleased samples. Check ’em out below!
Air Jordan III – Black – Cement Grey | Unreleased Sample
Air Jordan XI – White – Orange | Unreleased Sample
Air Jordan 1 – White – Red – Black | OG Pair & Box on eBay
Air Jordan II Low – Derek Anderson ‘Loyal 1′ PE
Air Jordan XII – Gary Payton Lakers Away PE
Air Jordan III Cleats – Terrell Owens Dallas Cowboys PE
SWIZZ BEATZ x REEBOK KAMIKAZE RELEASE & NEW COLORWAYS
The Swizz Beatz x Reebok Kamikaze released this week, and we also got a look at some upcoming colorways.
SNEAKER NEWS WEEKLY BUYER’S GUIDE
Time for fresh kicks! Sneaker News unveils its weekly buyer’s guide to assist you in picking out the latest releases.
Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide: 5/12/2011
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