Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 8/25 – 8/31
The summer closes out with a bang, as the last week of August wraps up today with plenty of promises of premium footwear just beyond the horizon. The Nike LeBron X continues to win folks over, with a couple new colorways and even a release date popping up. Other sig news arrives from the Jordan Brand front thanks in part to Carmelo Anthony, who revealed the still un-released Jordan Melo M8 Advance. And if that wasn’t tantalizing enough the retro department brought one particularly exciting preview: the first shot of next year’s Air Jordan V retro lacking the ’23′ hit that would typically steer things away from OG orientation. Oh and speaking of His Airness, we touch on another of his classic moments via our Was it The Shoes? feature.
The Nike Air Force 1′s 30th birthday carries on, seemingly caught in a ‘Foamposite’ theme at the moment as multiple more shots from that cross campus silo stew were revealed. The Nike Air Foamposite One proper is still keeping to itself just a little bit though, with a stealthy pair set to reverse the recent colorful trend just a bit. Beyond Beaverton, New Balance brings in some heavy duty tastemakers for a two-sneaker pack, Reebok continues their retro onslaught with some Shawn Kemp specials and the ever important AI models, and Vans blends with constant collaborator Taka Hayashi. Did we mention we’re giving away some exclusive Madden ’13 sneakers? Get a look at all these major headlines and more right after the jump in this edition of the Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
More from the 2013 Air Jordan retro front in the form of the Air Jordan V and the Air Jordan 1. Melo also introduces us to what’s next in line for his sig.
Air Jordan V – White/Black/Red 2013 Retro
Air Jordan 1 – Black – Royal Blue
Jordan Brand October 2012 Footwear
Air Jordan 1 Mid – Metallic Platinum – Black – Gym Red
Jordan Melo M8 Advance
Jordan Melo M8 Advance “Italian Icy”
Jordan CP3.VI “Home”
Air Jordan XIII GS “Grape” – Teaser
Air Jordan V GS “Strawberry”
Air Jordan 6 GS – Black – Pink Flash – Marina Blue
Michael Jordan and “The Shrug”
Air Jordan XIV Inspired Ferrari
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
The LeBron X colorays continue to pour in as we patiently wait for a release date. Also some unfinished business still lurks in the form of the ‘What the LeBron’.
Nike LeBron X – Red/White
Nike LeBron X “Cutting Jade”
Nike LeBron X “Floridians” Home
Nike LeBron 10 “Floridians” Away
Nike LeBron X+ “United We Rise” Packaging
Nike LeBron 9 “What The LeBron” – New Images
Nike LeBron 9 “Shooting Stars” on eBay
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE “STEALTH”
The stealthy Nike Air Foamposite One on tap for the Holiday season finally shows its face.
NIKE AIR PENNY V “RED EAGLE”
Penny’s new era model gets dipped in a high school colorway and comes with a right around the corner release date.
NIKE ZOOM KOBE VII – TB COLORWAYS
A gang of Nike Zoom Kobe VII’s pop up out of nowhere in team bank colors and a scaly ‘Elite’ style look
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
The world continues to anticipate the arrival of the Nike Zoom KD IV ‘Gold Medal’.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
The celebrity set stays faithful to the Air Jordan’s for the most part, elsewhere rapper DMX is unique as always with a PE-looking Timberland pair.
Spike Lee in Unreleased Jordan Spiz’ike
Patrick Ewing @ Kith Ewing 33 Hi Release
Kid Cudi, Mac Miller, DMX & Sheek Louch On-Stage @ Rock the Bells
Rita Ora in Air Jordan XI “Bred”
Rajon Rondo in Air Jordan VII “Olympic”
NIKE ZOOM REVIS “JETS”
Please enjoy your stay in Revis Island.
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
A few more Reebok goodies to follow up on the tradeshow heat of last week.
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
The Nike Air Force 1 continues to celebrate its 30th birthday in style, with ‘Foamposite’ being the theme of the week.
Nike Sportswear Introduces “1Thology”
Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Low “Royal”
Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Low “New Green”
Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Low “Pewter”
Nike AF1 Downtown
Nike Air Force 1 Deconstruct Premium – Black
Nike Air Force 1 Low Year Of The Dragon – Part 3 | Release Date
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wedding Day” by Slovadon
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
The colossal team up of UNDFTD, La MJC, and colette show off what they’re cooking up.
La MJC x UNDFTD x colette x New Balance 1500 “UCLA”
La MJC x UNDFTD x colette x New Balance MT580 “Paris St Germain”
Hanon x New Balance 1500 “Chosen Few” – Release Date
New Balance 576 “Andy Mandle”
New Balance 576 “Roy Bell”
New Balance 999 – Blue – Grey – Orange
NIKE ZOOM VAPOR TOUR 9 “NYC”
Nike preps some US Open sneakers on the Roger Federer tip
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Vans gets in bed with a few collaborators new and old to keep things interesting.
Vans Half Cab Artist Series – Taka Hayashi Edition
Primitive x Vans OTW Bedford ‘Blvd Denim’
Kenzo x Vans “Marble” + “Moth” Packs
Starks x Vans OTW Woessner
Vans Surf E-Street
Vans AV Native American Low
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOMS
A super gaudy Air Jordan VII drops right in time with that A$AP Mob tape, elsewhere Questlove of the Roots is given a nod via a couple separate sneakers.
Nike Air Max 1 “Questlove” Customs By JWDanklefs
Air Jordan VII “Goldie” Customs By El Cappy
Nike LeBron 9 Elite “SVSM” Customs by Mache
Air Jordan 2011 “ParaNorman” Customs By Mache
Nike “Wolfstein” Prototype Customs By Brian Villanueva
Nike Dunk High “Thriller” Customs by Diversitile
Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Imperial” Custom by PMK
Nike Zoom Rookie “Beast” Custom by Sole Swap & Rebel Aire
Reebok Question “Miracle Whip” Customs by PMK for Questlove
SNEAKER NEWS COLLECTIONS SHOWCASE
Following our look at the celebrity set we focus on the massive collections of everyday folks like you.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN PE’S, OG’S & SAMPLES
The Air Jordan XIII gets some extra love, with a ton of exclusive models corralled for your viewing pleasure. It also pops in an exclusive never meant for the court or retail-that of the ‘Rainbow’ pack.
CLASSICS REVISITED: NIKE DUNK LOW – PART 2
We zoom in on the Nike Dunk Low once again for Classics Revisited this week, check out all the heat below.
Classics Revisited: Nike Dunk Low Pro B “Smurf” (1999)
Classics Revisited: Nike Dunk Low “Argon” (2002)
Classics Revisited: Chris Lundy x Nike Dunk Low “Laser” (2003)
Classics Revisited: KICKS/HI x Nike Dunk Low “Aloha” (2004)
Classics Revisited: Nike Dunk Low “Silver Surfer” (2004)
GIVEAWAY: EA SPORTS x NIKE LUNAR TR1 “MADDEN NFL ’13″ SET
As if giving away a bunch of sneakers and an iPad wasn’t enough, we’ve got some more goodies for you.