December 28, 2012 BY John Kim
What an amazing year it’s been for sneakers. From the first of January to the final hours in December, the sneaker game was switched ‘on’ without a moment’s rest. Of course, Sneaker News covered all the best stories with our much-anticipated Top 30 of the year, which went live Friday afternoon. This intense project didn’t stop us from reporting all the news out there, starting from the Air Jordan sector and the first look at the Grapes, the confirmation of NIKE AIR, and Russell Westbrook’s ‘Camo’ XX8s. The ‘Camo’ Foamposite was confirmed to be a Pro model (not a One) and ‘The Glove’ will indeed drop this March, while contemporary Nike Basketball models like the Kobe 8, KD V, and LeBron X had their own highlights. Nike Running introduced the LE collection of the Air Max 1 and 2013, while the first row of HTM x Lunar Flyknit Chukkas were unveiled.
The final week of Air Force 1s for the AF1-XXX collection is upon as well, with a slew of new updates to iD (both Premium and the high-end Bespoke). The Air Force Max (a Barkley classic) is set for a release in early January. In other brand new, the Vans x Tyler, the Creator collaboration was unveiled, a Teyana Taylor x adidas project was previewed, a special PE of the Way of Wade was presented on Christmas Day (among a slew of other NBA Feet sightings), and the 3M sample of the Shaqnosis left us in a hypnotized state. Custom sneakers rounds out this Sneaker News Weekly Rewind, so peep the final installment below and get ready for another year of amazing stories and releases!
SNEAKER NEWS TOP 30 OF 2012
The best year-end sneaker list in the world finally launches!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Nike Air returns to the Air Jordan III, a first look at the Grapes, and a dazzling new XX8 unveiled by Russell Westbrook in this week’s top Air Jordan news.
Air Jordan III ’88 – 2013 Retro To Feature Nike Air
New Air Jordan IV Colorways In Chris Paul’s Latest Shipment From JB
Air Jordan V “Grape” 2013 Retro
Air Jordan 5 “Grape” 2013 Retro
Air Jordan IV “Lightning” – March 2013
Air Jordan XX8 “Blue Camo”
Jordan Spiz’ike – Grey – Blue – Green
Jordan Spiz’ike “Challenge Red”
Air Jordan 1 Retro High – 2013 Packaging Comparison
Air Jordan III + IV “Oregon Ducks” Collection
Air Jordan XIII “Bred” Retro – Available Early on eBay
Jordan Melo M9 – Black – Bright Citrus
THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL NEWS
A new LeBron colorways for the kids and a twist on OKC colors in an upcoming KD V were tops in this week’s Nike Basketball headlines.
THIS WEEK IN FOAMPOSITE NEWS
Camo print on a Foamposite Pro – not One – is set to touch down soon!
NIKE ZOOM FLIGHT ’98 “THE GLOVE” – RETURNING MARCH 2013
The shoe that the Air Jordan XX8 reminded everyone of was the ‘Glove’ of ’98, which was confirmed for a re-release in March.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
Christmas Day games and PEs galore! Check ’em all out below.
NBA Feet: Christmas 2012 Recap
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 12/21 – 12/23
NBA Feet: Ray Allen – Air Jordan XVIII + XX “Christmas” PEs
Nike Hyperposite “Christmas” PEs
Nike Hyperdunk “Christmas” PE
Nike LeBron Soldier VI “Christmas” PE
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Jay-Z and Jay-Lo in kicks for this week’s Celebrity Feet!
NIKE AIR MAX LE REFLECTIVE COLLECTION
If reflective silver is your thing, check out these two new Air Max releases set to kick off the new year with style.
NIKE LUNAR FLYKNIT CHUKKA HTM
The HTM Collective kicks off the Lunar Flyknit Chukka with these two sick colorways.
NIKE AIR FORCE MAX 2013
Another popular Barkley model makes yet another return for early 2013.
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
The latest inclusion of Bespoke options is Lunar, while the cheaper Premium iD gets an elephant print upgrade.
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke – Lunar Option
Nike Air Force 1 Premium iD – Elephant Print Option
Ryo Ishikawa x Nike Air Force 1 Downtown
Nike Lunar Force 1 Fuse – Granite – Cactus
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Irish Varsity”
Nike Air Force 1 High “Crackle” – Summit White – Matte Silver
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Snake” – Anthracite – Black
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Varsity” – Grey
TEYANA TAYOR x ADIDAS ORIGINALS HARLEM GLC
Hip-hop sneakerhead femme fatale Teyana Taylor hooks up with adidas for a sick Harlem-inspired release.
LI-NING WAY OF WADE – CHRISTMAS PE
D-Wade rocked this sick duo of PEs for his Way of Wade for Christmas!
REEBOK SHAQNOSIS – 3M SAMPLE
A truly hypnotic colorway of the Shaqnosis, done in 3M fashion.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Tyler of Odd Future teams up with Vans, while some upcoming 2013 releases aim to continue Vans’ incredible success this year.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
LeBrons, Air Jordans, Forces, and a rarely seen BW in this week’s best customs!
Nike LeBron X “Phantom” Customs by Mache
Nike LeBron X “Price is Right” Customs by Revive
Air Jordan IV “Grinch” Customs by Freaker Sneaks
Air Jordan V “Desert Storm” Customs by El Cappy and Joe Venuto
Air Jordan V “Fresh Prince 1.5” Customs by Rocket Boy Nift
Nike Air Force 1 “Year of the Snake” Customs by Zhijun Wang
Nike Air Classic BW “NJ Transit” Customs by Revive
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