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Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 7/21 – 7/27

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What a way to end of the month of July! A first detailed look at the Air Jordan XI ‘Bred’ rejuvenated the Air Jordan category, but perhaps that was overtaken by the official start of the 2012 London Olympics. We got the opportunity to preview a ton of Olympic-driven gear like the Gold Medal Nike Basketball kicks, and Nike took it upon itself to revisit 20 of the most amazing basketball designs of the past two decades, starting with the Air Force 180. Nike SB keeps it moving with a look at next year’s St. Patty’s Day Dunk release, while the FlyKnit finally launched worldwide in a wide release of twelve distinct colorways/models. The Air Force 1 also made plenty of news, as we got a look at mid-August’s Embroidery Pack and a dope mid-top with a ‘Silver’ approach. Nike Basketball/Sportswear was also a big player this week; a first look at an ‘Invisibility Cloak’ colorway of a looming Penny V release turned heads, while a SneakerNews.com exclusive look at an all-new Hyperposite colorway heated up some computer screens. Another Foam-based model in the Zoom Rookie will release once more in the infamous ‘Galaxy’ colorway as well.

Nike Sportswear will introduce Engineered Mesh on its heritage models this Spring, starting with the Air Max 1 (trust us, it doesn’t stop there). adidas raised a few eyebrows as they introduce their own Knit-constructed running shoe, leading us to wonder just how much potential knitted uppers have not only with Nike, but across all brands. Meanwhile, Asics had us in a frenzy thanks to Ronnie Fieg’s decision to release a small crop of his Neptune Blue a tad early, while Vans’ top headlines of the week had some juicy goodness for collaboration-crazed sneakerheads. Converse and Stussy New York have something exciting up their sleeves. The Air Force 1 High grabs our attention with our own Classics Revisited this week, featuring some great collaborations and PE models of the last 10 years. Finally, Sneaker Con hits the DC area yet again for a mid-Summer event that is sure to ignite the Nation’s Capitol. More of Sneaker News Weekly Rewind for you ahead, so drop in and don’t miss a beat on all-things-sneakers!

THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS

A first detailed look at the December release of the ‘Bred’ XI and a sample of the Spiz’ike stole the Air Jordan headlines, but check out the sick PEs, samples, and OGs, like the autographed pair for Mike Tyson!

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THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL NEWS

The first ‘Think Pink’ colorway of a LeBron signature may release, but check out Gold Medal colorways of Team USA kicks.

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THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS

The Janoski hits Nike iD, a St. Patty’s Day Dunk is confirmed for 2013, and two high-profile SB Dunk Low collaborations popped up for sale.

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THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET

Challenge extended – challenge accepted: Wale responds to an online critic with a stash of throwback photos. But do D-Wade’s kicks earn him the top spot of the week?

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THIS WEEK IN NIKE FLYKNIT NEWS

The next wave in ‘Considered’ design is Flyknit, which released globally this week.

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NIKE AIR PENNY V “INVISIBILITY CLOAK”

A popular recent Kobe VII colorway is transferred to an upcoming Penny V release.

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THIS WEEK IN HYPERPOSITE NEWS

Sneaker News brings you an exclusive look at a new colorway of the Hyperposite, but let’s not forget the upcoming ‘Fireberry’!

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NIKE AIR MAX 1 ENGINEERED MESH

The Air Max 1 gets a heavy update for Spring 2013 with ‘Engineered Mesh’.

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NIKE ZOOM ROOKIE LWP “GALAXY” – RELEASE INFO

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A second ‘Galaxy Foamposite’ in another form looks to be set for a release.

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ADIDAS PRIMEKNIT

Look’s like ‘Knit’ is in: here’s a look at adidas’ take on the one-piece digitally-knitted running shoe.

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STUSSY NEW YORK CREW x CONVERSE PRO LEATHER

Converse First String and Stussy New York have something up their sleeves…

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THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS

The AF1-XXX campaign has been going full steam, but some upcoming general releases deserve attention too!

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THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS

Another great list of headlines from Vans, starting with a crop of sweet collaborations with KICKS/HI, X-Girl, and green label relaxing.

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THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS

One Asics fanatic shows off his complete Ronnie Fieg collection, but let’s hope he got to add the 25th when the Kithstrike went down Friday afternoon.

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20 YEARS OF NIKE BASKETBALL DESIGN

How else can Nike celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the ’92 Dream Team? By revisiting twenty classics Nike Basketball models from the 1992-2012 era. Check out the first five classics below.

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CLASSICS REVISITED: NIKE AIR FORCE 1 HIGH WEEK

High-tops get some love this week as Sneaker News brings you five noteworthy Air Force 1 Highs of the last decade.

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SNEAKER CON DC – JULY 28, 2012

Sneaker Con hits the Nation’s Capitol tomorrow!

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Sneaker Con DC – July 28, 2012 | Event Reminder

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