Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 8/13 – 8/19
What a great week it was for the world of sneakers. Summer-time basketball is at its peak right now thanks to the slightly cooler temperatures, and luckily this week was rife with a ton of new Nike Basketball colorways and models. We’ll start with the sick Hyperfuse 2011 Run With/Run From pack, which was limited to just 33 units. The Zoom KD IV made an appearance when Durant wore them while working out with Joe Johnson. LeBron James made headlines with his week-long tour in China, and Kobe Bryant, who has been causing a stir with his game-winning shots, still has a few new colorways of his Kobe VI popping up. On the Air Jordan side of things, we got a look at some Air Jordan 2011 iD samples, another peek at the Dave White x Air Jordan 1, and even a sick collection of autographed Air Jordans. Also, one of the biggest topics of the week was easily the Nike Zoom Rookie and the Memphis Express and Binary Blue colorways.
One of the most impressive Nike topics of the week wasn’t even about a sneaker! Sneaker News showed you the Nike Air Hangar, designed by TVA architects. Collaborations also caused a buzz; we got a look at next Packer Shoes x Reebok Grand Slam colorway, UNDFTD and Converse wowed us with the White Pack, and Todd Bratrud’s got another SB Dunk High in the works. If you’ve got a thing for older gems, Sneaker News provided some impressive features on a Nike Basketball catalog from 1990, which featured Michael Jordan and the Air Jordan V. Finally, the last Battle Of The Customs was made public, as we selected twelve of the best remaining sneaker customs for vote – one of which was the Foamposite Camo that debuted this week. There’s a lot more to see so take a look below and check out this week’s Sneaker News Weekly Rewind!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
This week’s big news included the release of the Air Jordan 2011 on Nike iD and another look at the Dave White x Air Jordan 1.
Dave White x Air Jordan 1
Jordan Fly 23 – September 2011 Releases
Air Jordan 2011 A-Flight – White – Black
Jordan Brand Flight Tour 2011 – Video Recap
Air Jordan 2011 iD – Available
Air Jordan 2011 iD Samples
Air Jordan 2011 Q Flight ‘#Follow23′ – Detailed Images
Air Jordan 1 Phat High – Navy – Elephant Swoosh
Jordan SC-2 – Varsity Red – Black – White
Air Jordan XI Concord GS
THIS WEEK IN NIKE PENNY NEWS
The Nike Zoom Rookie made a huge splash this week as we got a look at two great colorways.
Nike Zoom Rookie – Orlando Colorways
Nike Zoom Rookie – Binary Blue – Black | Detailed Images
Nike Zoom Rookie LWP – Binary Blue – Black | New Images
Nike Zoom Rookie LWP – ‘Memphis Express’
Nike Zoom Rookie – Binary Blue – Black
NIKE ZOOM HYPERFUSE 2011 RUN WITH/RUN FROM PACK
Nike Basketball put together a special two-pair package of the Hyperfuse 2011 titled the ‘Run With/Run From’ Pack.
Capping another exciting week in LeBron news was LBJ’s week-long tour of China.
Nike Air Max Ambassador IV – ‘Blackout’
Nike LeBron Ambassador IV – White – Red – Black | Detailed Images
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low ‘Miami Nights’ – Hoop City Korea Release Recap
Nike Air Max LeBron Ambassador IV – Upcoming Colorways
Nike LeBron 8 vs. LeBron VII ’112′ Comparison
Nike LeBron 9 Packaging
Think ‘pink’. We’ve some new Kobe VI colorways for viewing!
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Think Pink’
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Lakers Gradient
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Lakers Gradient | New Images
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Dark Grey – Blue – Chilling Red | New Images
Nike Kobe Dream Season III Low – White – Solar Red – Concord
THIS WEEK IN KEVIN DURANT NEWS
The third of Nike BBall’s Big Three caught our attention when he wore the Zoom KD IV during a workout.
Kevin Durant Wears Nike Zoom KD IV During Workout
THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL
Tons of sick new Hyperdunk 2011 colorways as well as the camo versions of the upcoming Lunar Hypergamer are listed below!
Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 – Supreme Elevation
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 – Battle of the Boroughs
Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 – Queens + Bronx
Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 ‘Battle of the Boroughs’
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Sneaker News gave you a look at a teaser of an upcoming Todd Bratrud x Nike SB Dunk High.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
SN Celebrity Feet regular Wale and budding hip-hop star and entrepreneur Diggy Simmons made headlines this week.
PACKER SHOES X REEBOK COURT VICTORY PUMP ‘U.S. OPEN’
Arguably one of the best sneaker ‘packs’ of the year, the Packer Shoes x Reebok Grand Slam Pack brings it home with the U.S. Open colorway.
Packer Shoes x Reebok Court Victory Pump ‘U.S. Open’
NIKE AIR HANGAR
Nike takes flight in style. Check out the Nike Air Hangar.
Nike Air Hangar by TVA Architects
UNDFTD x CONVERSE BALLISTIC WHITE PACK
UNDFTD and Converse team up yet again with the White Converse Ballistic Pack.
THIS WEEK IN VINTAGE SNEAKERS
Oldies are still goodies! Check out some of the great vintage selections from the past week.
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE ‘CAMO’ CUSTOMS
We’ve seen some interesting custom sneakers over the years, but this latest Camo Foamposite turned some extra heads.
Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Camo’ Customs
AUTOGRAPHED AIR JORDAN SHOWCASE
Forget the autographs, the shoes alone are impressive! Check out this sick collection of autographed Air Jordans.
Autographed Air Jordan Showcase
SNEAKER NEWS BATTLE OF THE CUSTOMS: BEST OF THE REST
Finishing off the Sneaker News Battle Of The Customs is a look at the best designs of the ‘miscellaneous’ category.
Sneaker News Battle Of The Customs: Best Of The Rest