Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 12/1 – 12/7
Some major news to start of the month of December, with the media launch of the Air Jordan XX8 going down on Monday and Russell Westbrook wearing them against the Nets the next night. That was followed by a one-on-one interview with KD designer Leo Chang, a personal Nike iD session with Stefan Janoski, and a announcement of the Li-Ning fashion line. A detailed look at the Kobe 8 ‘Christmas’ as well as a peek at the Kobe 8 iD made some headlines, while the Air Jordan 1 ‘Knicks’ revealed a Melo-inspired detail on the insole. The LeBron 9 Low continues to make noise with the ‘War Vet’ sample, and the Lunar Force 1 gears up for a debut on Monday with the Medicom Toy collaborations.
adidas made a major splash with the sick Allegra collaborations, and Ronnie Fieg’s denim GL3s by Asics got a confirmed release date. A first look at the Black/Volt Zoom Revis surfaced, as did a third colorway from Stussy’s Patchwork set of Pro Leathers. Dominique Wilkins got a special tribute with a re-issue of some OG Twilight Zone colorways, and some new Primeknits from adidas began to hit stores. A look at New Balance’s footwear for January 2013 got previewed, and CLOT teams up with Vans for a sick Tribesman Pack. Customs makes a big splash as LeBron James himself got blown away by one of Mache Customs’ work, while a ‘Python’ Air Jordan IV impressed the most fastidious of readers. With the AF1-XXX celebration coming to an end, Sneaker News took one last look at five Air Force 1 Low classics for this week’s Classics Revisited. Visit the entire Sneaker News Weekly Rewind below!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN XX8 NEWS
Jordan Brand unveils the next Air Jordan in grand fashion with a media event on Monday and an official on-court debut by Russell Westbrook.
Air Jordan XX8 – Officially Unveiled
Air Jordan XX8
Air Jordan 28 Unzipped
Air Jordan XX8 “Dare to Fly” Event Recap
Air Jordan XX8 – Design Breakdown
Air Jordan XX8 “All-Star”
Air Jordan XX8 “Joker”
Sneaker News brought you a look at the ‘Black’ Collection, while a slew of other upcoming 2013 releases like the Squadron Blue XIII and Air Jordan V grab our attention.
Air Jordan XIII Retro “Squadron Blue”
Air Jordan V Retro – White – Fire Red – Black
Air Jordan XIII “Bred” – Available Early on eBay
Air Jordan III “Joker” – Available Early on eBay
Air Jordan 1 “Carmelo Anthony” – Sample on eBay
Air Jordan 1 Phat “North Carolina”
Air Jordan 1 Mid – Spring 2013 Colorways
Air Jordan IX “Cool Grey” – Arriving @ Retailers
Air Jordan III “Bright Crimson” + “Joker” Comparison Video
“Georgetown” Air Jordan 1 Phat
Air Jordan 1 Phat – Gorge Green – Neon
Michael Jordan Wins Fourth NBA Championship on Father’s Day
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
A second ‘Dunkman’ colorway? No, just a tonal-volt LeBron X. Don’t forget the unreleased Camo and Arnold Palmer-inspired LeBron 9 Lows.
Nike LeBron X “Cork” Packaging
Nike LeBron X “Neon”
“Prism” Nike LeBron X
Nike LeBron 9 Low “War Vet”
Nike LeBron 9 Low “Camo”
“LeBronold Palmer” Nike LeBron 9 Low
Nike Air Max 2011 – LeBron James White/Red PE
Sneaker News sits down with designer Leo Chang for some insight on the KD V, while a new Grey/Black/Red colorway surfaces on the forums.
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
After last week’s unveiling of the Kobe 8, Nike Basketball is ready to launch the iD with a nice preview of available options.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
The OKC duet whip out some notable kicks, but a plenty more went down in this week’s NBA Feet.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Lil’ Wayne puts the Supra aside, Melo goes ‘Ducks’, and a true OG in the game whips out one of the rarest PEs we’ve ever seen.
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
We’re nearing the end of the AF1-XXX Collection, but the headlines just don’t stop!
Medicom Bearbrick x Nike Lunar Force 1
Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Low “Black Snake”
Nike Air Force 1 XXX December Collection – Release Date
Nike Air Force 1 High – Rasheed Wallace Knicks Home PE
Nike Air Force 1 Premium Duckboot iD
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke by Luis Valle
Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Red Zebra”
Nike Air Force 1 Downtown “Zebra”
Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Low “Safety Orange”
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
More details on the ‘Christmas’ SB Dunk High, and Stefan Janoski helps us pick out a Janoski iD colorway.
RONNIE FIEG x ASICS GEL LYTE III “SELVEDGE DENIM”
Another last-minute launch of a Ronnie Fieg-designed Gel Lyte III. You dig?
Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III “Selvedge Denim” – Release Date
REEBOK PUMP TWILIGHT ZONE “DOMINIQUE WILKINS PACK”
One of Reebok’s most significant athletes gets some shine with this re-issue of Pump classics.
THIS WEEK IN DARRELLE REVIS NEWS
More details on the Zoom Revis surface, while release info on a classic Trainer shoe grabs our attention.
Nike Zoom Revis – Black – Volt
Nike Air Trainer 1 “Revis Island” – Release Date
STUSSY NYC x CONVERSE FIRST STRING PRO LEATHER “CAMO”
Stussy and Converse have one more trick up their sleeves with the Pro Leather.
Stussy NYC x Converse First String Pro Leather “Camo”
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
The cult-classic Allegra and Tech Super make a comeback – certainly a much-needed umph from adidas Originals.
adidas Originals Torsion Allegra – Collegiate Silver – Black – Coral
adidas Originals Torsion Allegra – Black – Camo
adidas Originals Tech Super – Running White – Vivid Pink
adidas Originals Tech Super – Haze Yellow – Collegiate Silver
adidas adiZero Primeknit “Electric”
adidas adiZero Primeknit “Prime Blue”
Jeremy Scott x Eason Chan x adidas Originals JS Wings Teaser
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
More N-branded headlines in the form of two collaborations and a string of 2013 releases make some noise.
Beauty & Youth x New Balance 1700 “Navy”
Stussy x HECTIC x New Balance 999 “Selle Francais” – Release Date
New Balance 574 “Year of the Snake” Collection
New Balance 574 “Windbreaker Pack” – New Images
New Balance 998 – Grey – Blue – Red
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Vans enjoyed one of its most successful releases of the year, with headlines like those listed below being a big reason why.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
LeBron James takes note of a Mache custom, the Bred IV gets a luxurious upgrade, and the Air Jordan III meets Space Jam in this week of custom kicks.
Air Jordan IV “Bred Python” Customs by TheShoeSurgeon
Air Jordan III “Space Jam” Customs by EBreez3
Nike LeBron 9 “Spaceman” Customs by AF1King
Nike LeBron 9 Low “Easter in South Beach” Customs by AF1King
Nike SB Blazer “Marihuana” Customs by El Cappy
Nike Zoom Rookie Customs for Victor Cruz by Sole Swap
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN OG’S & PE’S
More Air Jordan artifacts make their way to our front page. Is the candy-green Air Jordan XI worth the asking price?
Air Jordan 1 – OG Black-Toe on eBay
Nike Air Ship 1984 OG
Air Jordan VIII – Michael Jordan Autographed Game-Worn OG
Air Jordan XII – Ray Allen Celtics Away PE
Air Jordan XI “Rainbow Pack”
“Rainbow Pack” Air Jordan XIII
CLASSICS REVISITED: AIR FORCE 1 LOW WEEK – PART 3
With 2012 coming to a close, we’ll take one more look at the Air Force 1 Low. Peep Part 3 of Classics Revisited: Nike Air Force 1 Low.
Classics Revisited: Nike Air Force 1 Low “Chamber Of Fear” (2005)
Classics Revisited: Mr. Cartoon x Nike Air Force 1 Low (2005)
Classics Revisited: Nike Air Force 1 Low “Scarface” (2006)
Classics Revisited: Nike Air Force 1 Low “Halloween” (2006)