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Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 5/5 – 5/11

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The sneaker world caught on fire when reports leaked out of a considerable hike in prices for upcoming Air Jordan Retros, but Sneaker News brought you an update straight from JB that cleared the air on the matter. Pieces of the LeBron X were revealed this week, with full-length visible Zoom and visible Flywire being the highlight details for LeBron’s first double-digit sig shoe. The ‘What The Kobe’ opened our eyes, as it features a mash of all the wild Kobe VII releases like the Leopard and Dart Frog, while headlines made by the ‘Memphis Blues’ Zoom Rookie hinted at a possible release. The latest of the AF1-XXX Collection revealed itself to be the High-Frequency Digital Camo edition, which features a techy upper graphic laced with reflective panels. Vans had some notable headlines this week, like the fresh ‘Watermelon’ Authentic and the sad news of a sneaker heist in which $10,000 worth of Vans were stolen.

NBA Feet enjoyed a solid week, but the main headline was Blake Griffin’s Hyperdunk Elite, which proved to have a few issues after getting stepped on on-court. Allen Iverson’s name has begun to float around, but a cameo in Swizzy’s latest music video proved that Reebok may have more in store for ‘The Answer’, like the return of the Question in multiple colorways. Some great collaborations are on the way, like Sneaker Freaker’s 10th Anniversary celebration in the form of a Saucony Grid 9000 and two Asics projects with HAL and Woei. Tom Sachs took us up to space with NIKECraft, which features a small capsule of apparel and footwear ready for space travel. Of all the great samples and PEs we showed you, the Metallic Royal Air Jordan XVII was certainly the most eye-catching, as was the unreleased ‘Wizards’ colorway of the Air Jordan XII. Finally, Sneaker News kicked off a string of nightly tributes to the classics, beginning with the Air Foamposite One and some of the forgotten colorways. Check out all of the Sneaker News Weekly Rewind below and stay on top of all the latest sneaker news – that’s what you came for!

THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS

A possible scare regarding increased prices of Air Jordan Retros was quelled when Sneaker News brought you an exclusive update that cleared the air.

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THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS

Despite the ‘Varsity Maize’ and ‘Miami Vice’ LeBron 9 Elite still awaiting release, Sneaker News is already looking ahead to the LeBron X.

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NIKE ZOOM KOBE VII ‘WHAT THE KOBE’

All the hot Kobe VII patterns and colorways are mashed up into one shoe for the ‘What The Kobe’.

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THIS WEEK IN AIR PENNY NEWS

Is the ‘Memphis Blues’ PE of the Nike Zoom Rookie releasing? It sure appears that way…

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THIS WEEK IN NBA/MLB FEET

More NBA Feet from the eight First Round match-ups and a look at another pair of Jimmy Rollins’ cleats topped this week’s headlines.

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THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET

A solid seven-day circulation of celebrities were highlighted by LeBron James’ Air Yeezy 2 and an Allen Iverson cameo in the latest Swizz Beatz video.

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OG REEBOK QUESTION COLORWAYS BACK FOR 2012

Reebok’s back in business with the Question, slated for a May 25th release.

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THIS WEEK’S BIG RELEASES NOT HITTING NIKESTORE!

NikeStore continues to keep consumers on their toes with some disappointing news regarding this weekend’s hot releases.

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THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS

The next installment of the AF1-XXX Collection is unveiled, and a sequel to the ‘Year of the Dragon’ edition surfaces.

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BLAKE GRIFFIN TEARS HIS HYPERDUNK ELITES

The Playoffs haven’t been the greatest of times for sneaker brands as a top-tier Nike basketball shoe pays the ultimate price on court.

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SNEAKER FREAKER x SAUCONY GRID 9000 ‘BUSHWHACKER’

Sneaker Freaker celebrates 10 years with Saucony and ‘The Bushwhacker’ edition of the Grid 9000.

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THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS

The brand built on suede and mesh gets a heavy update for the coming months, while a detailed look at Ronnie Fieg’s enticing NB effort comes our way.

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MANNY PACQUIAO x NIKE – MAY 2012

More PacMan Nike Trainers are on the way – which of the two do you like better?

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THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS

Asics continues their onslaught of mind-blowing collaborations as we bring you the first good looks at the HAL ‘Bricks & Mortar’ Pack and a rugged Woei partnership.

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ADIDAS ORIGINALS CONSORTIUM ‘YOUR STORY’

A great story told in outstanding photographs: Check out the First Drop of the adidas Originals Consortium ‘Your Story’.

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THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS

Fresh watermelon is arriving for the Summer, the next Supreme collaboration releases, and $10,000 worth of Vans get stolen. Check out all the Vans headlines below.

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TOM SACHS x NIKE CRAFT

Tom Sachs took Nike to outerspace before the Galaxy Foams did. NIKECraft is waiting for you below.

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THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN SAMPLES & PE’S

A solid metallic blue Air Jordan XVI grabs our attention, while an unreleased Wizards-era Air Jordan sample raises some questions.

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CLASSICS REVISITED: AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE WEEK

Sneaker News is taking you back to some of the earlier Air Foamposite One releases with our Classics Revisited feature.

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