July 8, 2011 BY John Kim
Friday is finally here. Even a holiday-shortened week is tough to get through, so the Sneaker News staff hopes that the long work days were made just a bit easier with our top coverage of all things sneakers. Of course, the biggest stories thus far came from the Nike LeBron camp, with the Nike LeBron 9 surfacing and the sick new colorway of the LeBron 8 V/2 Low making headlines. Other big news came from Jordan Brand as well, like the Aqua colorway of the Air Jordan 8.0, and a commemorative collection of footwear and apparel for Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit (yet to come). Nike SB previewed its 2012 releases at the Bright Trade Show, but arriving a bit earlier than next year are three new colorways of the Zoom Kobe VI. Other Nike Basketball shoes made heads as well, like the orange/grey sample of the Hyperforce, and the first look at the Air Max Hyperdunk 2011.
Nike continues its dominance of sneaker-related news with its Nike Trainer/Football Summit that went down in Portland, which featured NFL great Jerry Rice and hip-hop artist Ace Hood. Nike Sportswear also caught our attention with a nice preview of upcoming releases like the VT Premium Pack, the Air Royaltna, and the Hurley x Air Max 90 collaboration. Two of adidas’ major capsules were noteworthy as well, as we caught a look at the Fall 2011 Star Wars releases and the 2012 Preview of the Jeremy Scott designs. We also got a look at two big sneaker events – one that was held at the grand Cowboys Stadium and the cozy La Cartonnerie in Paris. And finally, another week meant more sneaker releases, all of which were summarized neatly in this week’s Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide. Check out the rest of the Weekly Rewind and let us know what your favorite Sneaker News story was!
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
LeBron James’ ninth signature shoe has surfaced. Check out the upcoming Black/Red colorway below.
The Jordan Brand heritage is well-represented in baseball by Derek Jeter, who will collect his milestone 3,000th hit very soon. Check out the special Jordan Brand DJ3K Collection below.
Air Jordan 8.0 ‘Aqua’
Air Jordan 13 – Ray Allen 3-Point Record PE – New Images
Jordan Fly 23 – White – Red
Derek Jeter x Jordan Brand – DJ3K Collection
Jordan CMFT Max Air 10 – Black – Orange
Air Jordan 2011 Q Flight Video
Collections: Quentin Richardson’s Air Jordans
Air Jordan 2011 Q Flight – Black – Red – White | Sample
Air Jordan V GS – White – Legacy Red – Scarlet Fire | Available on eBay
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Sneaker News brought you an early look at Nike SB 2010 Footwear and Apparel releases.
Nike SB 2012 Preview @ Bright Tradeshow
Nike SB P-Rod 5 ‘Nightfall’
Primitive x Nike SB P-Rod 2.5 ‘Cali’ – Berlin Exclusive
Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Space Jam’ – Available Early
Nike LunarLon Cushioning With Eric Koston
Three new Nike Zoom Kobe VI colorways made headlines this week, all of which can be viewed below.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
This week’s Celebrity Feet features consisted of sneakerheads young (Odd Future) and old (Chi McBride).
Celebrity Feet: Odd Future Visits BAPE London
Celebrity Feet: Pharrell & Shay In Air Jordan Retros
Celebrity Feet: Chi McBride – Packer Shoes x Reebok Court Victory Pump ‘Wimbledon’
The 50 Greatest Sneaker Moments in Movie History
THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL NEWS
The 2011 wave is in full force, as we get a look some new Nike Basketball models and colorways like the Air Max Hyperdunk 2011 and an Orange/Grey sample of the Hyperforce.
Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 ‘Matte Black’
Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2011
Nike Zoom Hyperforce – Orange – Grey | Sample on eBay
Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 – Amar’e Stoudemire Camo PE
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Low iD – Available
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 – Iguana – Max Orange – Black
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 – Grey – Mint – Black
JEREMY SCOTT x ADIDAS ORIGINALS – 2012 PREVIEW
The most funky and controversial sneaker designer shows us what’s in store for 2012.
NIKE SPORTSWEAR FALL/WINTER 2011 PREVIEW
Nike is about lifestyle as much as it is about sports performance. Check out some upcoming Nike Sportswear releases below.
HURLEY x NIKE AIR MAX 90
Action sports brand Hurley collaborates with Nike Sportswear to produce a limited-edition pair of the Nike Air Max 90.
STAR WARS x ADIDAS ORIGINALS – FALL 2011
Star Wars continues its invasion of adidas Originals in this upcoming Fall 2011 Collection.
Star Wars x adidas Originals – Fall 2011 Collection
NIKE TRAINING/FOOTBALL SUMMIT – PORTLAND
Jerry Rice and Ace Hood were two guests of honor at the Nike Training/Football Media Summit in Portland this week.
EA Sports x Nike Trainer 1.3
EA Sports x Nike Trainer 1.3 ‘Letterman’
Jerry Rice x Nike Trainer 1.3 Max
Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Cleats – Jerry Rice 49ers PE
Celebrity Feet: Ace Hood – Nike Trainer 1.3 Max
THIS WEEK IN BESPOKES
We finally got a look at the Bespoke from Marcus Troy’s The Maverick Project, but Bespoke-aficionado All Day might have outshone him with a slick new Louis Vuitton-inspired version.
THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER EVENTS
It doesn’t matter how big or small the venue is; gather a group of sneakerheads and you’ve got an event worth attending. Check out KIXPO 2011 and Solemart Paris 2011 recaps below.
SNEAKER NEWS WEEKLY BUYER’S GUIDE
Another week of big releases boiled down to Sneaker News’ Weekly Buyer’s Guide. Check out what’s new below.
Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide: 7/1 – 7/7
Filed under: Weekly Rewind