May 20, 2011 BY John Kim
If you missed out on Sneaker News this week, chances are you’re very much behind. The world of sneakers is a round-the-clock news-feed, and Sneaker News does whatever it takes to keep you in the know. This week, Jordan Brand introduced its latest athlete in Maya Moore, who is also the brand’s first official female athlete. We were also given a nice look at three colorways of the Air Jordan 2011 Quick Fuse. Playboy magazine is also getting in on the sneaker fun, as we got a preview of Playboy’s 23 best Air Jordans of all time. Kobe Bryant is certainly following in MJ’s footsteps, and although another three-peat is out of the question, we did get a look at some new upcoming releases, one of which involved Nike SB – the Zoom Kobe VI x Zoom Koston One hybrid. The Lakers were left behind, but the remaining 4 teams continue to battle it out as we got a look at their Conference Finals kicks – the most notable being Kevin Durant’s Scoring Title PEs.
Sneaker News also filled you in on a ton of upcoming releases, like two new Air Max running models, the Fuse-uppered Hypershox, the Air Diamond Turf II, a re-mastered version of the Air Max2 CB ’94, and yet another Air Griffey hybrid shoe. In other brand news, the next Ronnie Fieg x Asics collaboration was put on the spotlight, as was Reebok’s upcoming Swizz Beatz and John Wall releases. The Black/Electric Green Foamposite One also released this week in Quickstrike fashion, as they were available in limited number exclusively at House of Hoops locations. Sneakerpedia was a fun-filled, sneaker-centric event, as the NYC Launch went down this past Tuesday night, with celebrities like Bun B and the ATF Crew in attendance. Other celebrities not directly known for their sneakers showed off their sneaker game as well, as SN Celebrity Feet regulars Jay-Z and Fabolous made some of their own news. And finally, we kicked off our second Buyer’s Guide, offering this week’s best new releases that might have slipped under the radar. Sneaker News Weekly Rewind is here to end the week right, so take a look below and be on top of your sneaker news game!
Jordan Brand added its newest athlete to its roster during this week of heavy-hitting Air Jordan news.
Air Jordan V Retro – Black – Metallic Silver | Detailed Images
Air Jordan XI IE Low – White – Black | New Photos
Air Jordan V Retro – Unreleased Blue Suede Sample
Air Jordan V ‘Quai 54′ – On-Feet Images
Air Jordan 2011 Quick Fuse – White – Black – New Images
Air Jordan 2011 Quick Fuse – Black – Photo Blue
Air Jordan 2011 Quick Fuse – Black – Varsity Red
Jordan Fly Wade – House of Hoops Exclusives
Playboy Ranks The Top 23 Air Jordans Ever
Air Jordan III Cement-Inspired Towels
Jordan Brand Signs Maya Moore
Jordan Brand Future Sole 2011 Opens Today
Kobe’s season is done, but his shoes aren’t! Check out what’s new in Kobe VI releases.
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Italian Camo’
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Black – Olive – Khaki – Crimson
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Italian Camo’ – Available Early on eBay
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – FC Barcelona Pack ‘Home’
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘FC Barcelona’ Pack – House of Hoops London Release Info
A great load of Nike SB news hit Sneaker News this week, and what led the charge was the release info for the Zoom Kobe VI x Zoom Koston One hybrid.
Nike SB Zoom Koston One Collection
Nike SB ‘Kobe x Koston’ Zoom Eric Koston One
Nike SB P-Rod 5 – Spring 2012
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski ‘Woodgrain’ Quickstrike
Nike SB Eric Koston Bobblehead
Nike SB Dunk Mid – Black – Orion Blue
Nike SB ‘The Chosen’ – Trailer Video
It’s a celebrity takeover! Check out all the celebs and their heat from the past week.
Celebrity Feet: Fabolous – Air Jordan V Quai54
Celebrity Feet: Jay-Z – Air Jordan III Retro – Black – Cement
Celebrity Feet: Pharrell – Air Jordan VII ‘Bordeaux’
Celebrity Feet: ATF Crew @ Sneakerpedia NYC Launch Event
Celebrity Feet: Bun B – Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke ‘Space Jam’
Celebrity Feet: J Cole – Air Jordan VI ‘Infrared’
Celebrity Feet: Tinie Tempah – Air Jordan VI ‘Infrared’
50 Hottest Women Wearing the Hottest Sneakers @ Complex
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
The Conference Finals are well underway, so check out what the championship hopefuls have been wearing on court.
NIKE AIR MAX 2012
Sneaker News gave you a preview look at the Air Max+ flagship sneaker for 2012.
Nike Air Max+ 2012 – Spring 2012
NIKE ZOOM KD III ‘SCORING TITLE’ HOME & AWAY
Kevin Durant quietly willed his way to a second straight scoring title, and Nike Basketball gave him his props with a Scoring Title PE of his signature Zoom KD III.
Ronnie Fieg’s latest collaboration with Asics was one of the big new stories this past week.
Ronnie Fieg x Asics GT-II ‘Ultra Marine’
SNEAKERPEDIA NYC LAUNCH EVENT RECAP
Sneakerpedia, the ‘wikipedia’ of sneakers, launched in New York City. Yes, there was heat.
Sneakerpedia NYC Launch Event Recap
BLACK/NEO LIME FOAMPOSITES RELEASE AS HOH EXCLUSIVE
The Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Electric Green’ released this week as a House of Hoops exclusive.
Nike Retro galore! Spring 2012’s got a great line-up of releases, like the Air Diamond Turf II and a completely redone Air Max2 CB ’94.
NIKE AIR MAX ULTRA 365
Another 360 Max Air runner is set for a release: Check out the Nike Air Max Ultra 365 below.
Nike Air Max Ultra 365 – Fall 2011
NIKE HYPERSHOX – GREY – RED
Nike Shox Basketball is about to make a swift comeback thanks to the super-sleek design of the Nike Hypershox. Check out this upcoming Grey/Red colorway.
Nike Hypershox – Grey – Red
Reebok’s got some big plans for future releases, with the Swizz Beatz x Reebok Classics collection and the John Wall signature line.
AIR JORDAN OG’S & SAMPLES ON EBAY
We’ve got another healthy sampling of Air Jordan OGs and Samples for those who like to tickle their nostalgic bone.
Air Jordan VI ‘Reverse Infrared’ – 2000 Sample on eBay
Air Jordan AJKO – Black – Red | OG Pair on eBay
Air Jordan VI ‘Carmine’ – OG Pair on eBay
Air Jordan VI – White – Maroon | OG Pair on eBay
Air Jordan V – Black – Metallic Silver | OG Pair on eBay
Complex Sneaker Invasion by ITSB
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: 5/19/11
Filed under: Weekly Rewind