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Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 9/3 – 9/9

September 9, 2011 BY / 1

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It’s official; the week of September 3rd-9th was the biggest week in sneakers ever, going solely on the strength of the Nike Mag 2011 release. It was Nike’s best kept secret in history, and it was all for a great cause, as proceeds from the Nike Mag 2011 auctions went toward Michael J. Fox’s charity. A new Air Jordan III colorway also surfaced – a ‘reverse’ Flip colorway of sorts – and will likely release later this year. Sneaker News also brought you a look at the Nike LeBron 9 Low in two new colorways, and what was interesting was that the Low-top had full-length Max Air (the Mid has Zoom/Max combo). ‘Eggplant’ will be a returning theme for the next Nike Air Penny shoe, as we brought you a look at the rich purple colorway of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP. Rounding out basketball news was a look at some Nike Basketball 2012 releases like the Zoom KD IV, and the debut of the Reebok Zig Encore 2 ‘Grown Ass Man’ edition, which was a symbolic 21st birthday celebration for John Wall.

Looking at topics focusing on classic runners, Crooked Tongues collaborated with NSW for the Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse Infrared. Solemart, one of the most popular traveling sneaker events in Europe, stopped at Berlin. Moving back to the U.S. events sneaker specialties, we got a look at a special pair of Nike Air Force 1 Lows commemorating John Strickland, a NYC streetball legend, and Moe’s Sneaker Spot held a release event for last week’s Pine Foamposites. It was a solid week for celebrities as well, as we spotted the Bred XI, Black/Metallic Vs, and Air Jordan 1s on legendary hip-hop figures Nas, Jay-Z, and P. Diddy. Finally, Sneaker News unveiled the winner of the Sneaker News Air Max 1 iD Design Contest. Check out all the top stories and the Nike Mag madness below and don’t miss out a single hot event from the last week of kicks!

NIKE MAG 2011

Nike’s best kept secret of all-time turned out the be the biggest release in two decades. The Nike Mag is here.

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Nike Mag 2011 Launch – Day 1 Recap
Nike Mag 2011 – Charity Auctions on eBay
Nike Mag 2011
Nike Air Mag / Marty McFly’s Sneakers Finally Releasing
Nike Mag 2011 Unveiling @ 21 Mercer
Michael J. Fox Talks Nike Mag On David Letterman
Nike Mag 2011 – Back For The Future :60
Nike Mag 2011 – Back 4 The Future | Behind The Scenes
A Look At The Nike Air Mag Technology

THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS

It was tough to break the Nike Mag 2011 barrier, but a new Air Jordan III ‘Flip’ colorway definitely caught our attention.

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THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS

The Nike LeBron 9 Low is headed for a Summer 2012 release, and right off the bat, you can see that it’s quite different from the Mid version.

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THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET

It was a solid week for NY-bred hip-hop artists, as Nas, Jay-Z, Diddy, and Kweli were spotted aroudn the world in some sick sneakers.

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CROOKED TONGUES x NIKE AIR MAX 90 HYPERFUSE ‘INFRARED’

Our friends over at Crooked Tongues collaborated with Nike Sportswear for a sick OG rendition of the Air Max 90 Hyperfuse.

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Crooked Tongues BBQ 2011 x Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse ‘Infrared’

NIKE ZOOM ROOKIE LWP ‘EGGPLANT’

‘Eggplant’ makes its way to the next Nike Air Penny Foamposite-based sneaker – the Nike Zoom Rookie.

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Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Eggplant’

RONNIE FIEG x ASICS GEL LYTE III ‘SALMON TOES’

We’ve got our minds focused on the Leatherbacks, but Ronnie Fieg took no time in teasing his next Asics collaboration.

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REEBOK ZIG ENCORE 2 – JOHN WALL ‘GROWN ASS MAN’

See what makes John Wall a ‘grown ass man’. Happy 21st birthday, by the way.

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Reebok Zig Encore 2 – John Wall ‘Grown Ass Man’

NIKE BASKETBALL SUMMER 2012 PREVIEW

What’s in store for Nike BBall in 2012? The KD IV, Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 Low, and Lunar Hypergamer Low.

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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 ‘FINISH YOUR BREAKFAST’

Nike Sportswear pays tribute to a NYC streetball legend.

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Nike Air Force 1 Low – John Strickland ‘Finish Your Breakfast’

KERMIT THE FROG x ADIDAS ORIGINALS SUPERSTAR II

No, these aren’t the works of Jeremy Scott. Check out the adidas Originals collaboration with the felt-skinned frog.

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Kermit the Frog x adidas Originals Superstar II

THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER EVENTS

Two big sneaker events, both local and international, went down over the past week.

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SNEAKER NEWS NIKE AIR MAX 1 iD GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED

100 entries, 10 finalists, one winner. Check out who won the Sneaker News Nike Air Max 1 iD Giveaway.

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Sneaker News Nike Air Max 1 iD Giveaway – Winner Announced

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