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February 15, 2013 BY John Kim / 1
Is it safe to say that this week was the biggest one for the sneaker world so far in 2013? The 2013 NBA All-Star loomed large over the headlines this week between the multitudinous Nike Sportswear and Nike Basketball sneaks. On top of that, Jordan Brand made their presence down in Houston very much known by pulling out a whole horde of unseen Air Jordan XX8 colorways. The Jordan category also saw a bit more lip service than normal this week thanks to Michael Jordan’s upcoming 50th birthday (which coincided with his 50th Sports Illustrated cover). Penny Hardaway posted up a brand new Nike Air Foamposite One colorway and we were reminded once again of the massive Nike Hyperflight ‘Hero Pack’ that’s on its way.
The celebrity set pulled out plenty of far-ranging pairs this week, from Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals pairs to unreleased Air Jordan colorways to the upcoming Reebok Shaq Attaq retro. Nike Sportswear proved that they’ve been plenty busy between the massive Air Max ‘Home Turf’ series, some exciting new Roshe Run ‘split colorways’, and the return of the Nike Air Huarache. Adidas also blew us away with the surprise arrival of their new BOOST running system which they’ve promised will change the running footwear game forever. The Reebok DMX Run continued to tease us with its impending arrival, this time in the form of an SNS collab. Ronnie Fieg’s latest Asics reared its head, Big Sean gave us the inside scoop on his adidas partnership, and we took a moment to reflect on the NBA-wide sneaker wears now that we’re at the halfway mark for the 2013 season. Stay tuned after the jump for the only recap you’ll need for this massive week at Sneaker News and check back at the same time next week for all the newest footwear info you’ll ever need.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
The sporting world gears up for Michael Jordan’s 50th Birthday, a ‘Black/Cement’ colorway of the Air Jordan III gets proposed.
Michael Jordan’s 50th Sports Illustrated Cover
ESPN Presents: “The Jordan Brand”
ESPN Presents: “It’s Gotta Be The Shoes”
Air Jordan 3 Retro ’88 “Black/Cement”
Jordan Son of Mars Low
Jordan Super.Fly 2
ESPN OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building
Air Jordan V “Grape” GS
Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 2001 Sales Sample
Air Jordan II Low – Unreleased Prototype
SneakerSt. x Uncommon Air Jordan XI-Inspired iPhone Cases
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN XX8 NEWS
With the release of the XX8 just around the corner, we were hit with a barrage of “Dare To Fly” previews.
Air Jordan XX8 “Bamboo Camo”
Air Jordan XX8 “Bulls” – Air Jordan VIII-Inspired
Air Jordan XX8 “Knicks” – Air Jordan VIII-Inspired
Air Jordan XX8 “Red Elephant” & “VIII-Inspired”
Air Jordan XX8 “Hardwood”
Air Jordan XX8 – Red – Black
Air Jordan XX8 “Red”
Air Jordan XX8 “Blue Camo” To Be Worn By Jordan Brand Schools
Air Jordan XX8 – Electric Green – Black | Official Images
Air Jordan XX8 – Black – White – Electric Green | Official Images
Air Jordan XX8 Unboxing
Air Jordan XX8 “Night Vision” – Available Early on eBay
Air Jordan XX8: Dare To Fly
THIS WEEK IN POSITE NEWS
A new potential release of the Foamposite One puts a spin on classic Orlando colors, and in Non-Penny Foamposite news the Barkley version dons a new colorway and the Hyperposite surprises us with an ‘All-Star’ combo.
NIKE AREA 72 ALL-STAR DISPLAYS
Sneaker News brings you on a virtual trip to Houston and inside Nike’s incredible Area 72 themed displays on-site.
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Will the Denim/Pink colorway of the LeBron X follow the ‘Cork’?
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
The Aunt Pearl installment makes a comeback on the Nike KD V.
NIKE HYPERFLIGHT “HERO PACK” – RELEASE DATE
A Nike Basketball throwback specialty from the early 2000s makes a comeback in the form of Nike’s big three.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
The first half of the NBA Season comes to a close with this amazing week of NBA Feet.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 2/8 – 2/10
NBA Feet: Around The League – 2/11 – 2/12
NBA Feet: Russell Westbrook – Air Jordan XX8 “OKC” PE
NBA Feet: Kevin Durant – Nike KD V ‘Aunt Pearl’
NBA Feet: 2012-2013 Mid-Season Rewind
NCAA Feet: UNC and Cal in Air Jordan XX8 “Blue Camo”
NBA Feet: Russell Westbrook – Air Jordan XX8 “OKC” PE
Kevin Durant All-Star Game Sneaker Retrospective
LeBron James All-Star Sneaker Retrospective
Kobe Bryant All-Star Sneaker Retrospective
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Celebrities galore, but who takes the top spot? Macklemore in the XX8? SNL comedian Jason Sudeikis in his ‘Joker’ III?
Russell Westbrook in Air Jordan V “Tokyo23″
A$AP Rocky in Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals JS Totem
Jay-Z in Reebok Shaq Attaq
LeBron James in Nike Air Max 90 “Infrared”
Jason Sudeikis in Air Jordan III “Joker”
Macklemore in Air Jordan XX8
Trinidad James Shows Off Reebok Shaq Attaq 2013 Retro
Wale’s Current Sneaker Rotation
Wale and the adidas Originals TS AMR “Trophy Hunter”
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Another Supreme collaboration with Nike SB and a few more catchy headlines top this week’s Nike SB news
Supreme x Nike SB Tennis Classic
SPoT x Nike SB Dunk Low – Teaser 2
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski – Crystal Mint – Dark Atomic Teal – Field Brown
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski “Neo Turquoise”
Nike SB Dunk Low – Brown – Navy – Orange | Unreleased Sample
NIKE AIR HUARACHE OG – 2013 RETRO
The classic Nike Air Huarache is back and about to hit Euro spots.
Nike Air Huarache OG 2013 Retro
NIKE AIR MAX “HOME TURF” COLLECTION
Air Max fans have even more to celebrate in 2013 with the massive ‘Home Turf’ collection.
NIKE AIR GRIFFEY MAX 360 “CHOSEN ONE/YACHT”
A sudden Griffey release inspired by a ‘Yacht’ hits stores.
THIS WEEK IN ROSHE NEWS
The Roshe in the classic build comes forward in a ‘Split’ and ‘Dynamic Flywire’ build.
Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire
Nike Roshe Run “Split”
Nike Roshe Run “Split” – Classic Stone – Volt
Nike Roshe Run “Split” – Anthracite – Crystal Mint
Nike Roshe Run “Split” – Squadron Green – Total Orange
Nike Roshe Run “Split” – Black – Total Crimson
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
adidas aims to change the game with BOOST, new colorways of the Real Deal begin to hit stores, and we sit down with Big Sean for an exclusive talk on his adidas partnership.
Big Sean and Sneaker News Talk adidas “Detroit Player” & More
Big Sean x adidas Pro Model “Black” Sample
Opening Ceremony x adidas Crazy 8 Tennis
adidas Unveils BOOST
adidas BOOST Media Event Recap
adidas Originals Archive Pack
adidas Real Deal – Vivid Red – Grey
adidas Real Deal – Turquoise – Aqua
adidas Rose 3.5 Low Sample
84-Lab. x adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2013
Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals JS Instinct Hi “Tartan”
Opening Ceremony x adidas Originals EQT Trail OC
Mark McNairy x adidas Originals “McNasty” Collection
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Collaborations galore for Reebok. Check ’em out below.
SneakersNStuff x Reebok DMX Run 10
Frank the Butcher x Reebok Classic Leather “BAU”
Basquiat x Reebok Pump Omni Lite + Reebok Court Victory Pump
Verbal x Ambush x Reebok Pump Fury HLS “Red”
Reebok DMX Run – White – Ice Blue – Cherry
Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Reworked
Reebok ZigMaze II
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
New Balance is poised for another year of great success, much in part due to its ‘GR’ releases.
JEANASiS x New Balance 996
New Balance 1400 – J.Crew Colorways Hitting Euro Retailers
New Balance 670 – Grey – Navy
New Balance 1300 – Orange – Yellow
New Balance 574 “Windbreaker Pack” – Blue
New Balance 574 “Windbreaker Pack” – Purple
New Balance 999 Elite – Grey – Red
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
Two short and sweet headlines from the Asics category comes forward.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Some more Vans headlines to gawk over, like yet another Taka Hayashi masterpiece of the Cornice.
Vans California Sk8-Hi Binding
Vans California Mid Skool ’77 – Spring 2013 Colorways
Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault TH Cornice LX
Vans Classics Old Skool & Authentic “Aged Leather”
Marvel Comics x Vans Collection
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Another series of custom sneakers headlined by LeBrons and Air Jordans (including the immaculate python pairs like the one shown above), but a clean Zoom Turf Jet by a familiar name might’ve stolen the spotlight.
Air Jordan 1 “Royal Python” Customs by JBF
Nike Air Yeezy 2 “South Beach” Customs by PK Studios
Nike LeBron X “Homme Project/Yeezy Blink” Customs by Gourmet Kickz
Air Jordan 1 “Incomparable” Snakeskin Customs by JBF
Air Jordan III “Dope Boy” Customs by El Cappy
Nike Zoom Turf Jet ’97 “Oregon Ducks” Customs by Sole Swap
Nike Total Air Foamposite Max “ParaDuncan” Customs by Gourmet Kickz
Nike Air Max 90 “Coffee & Donuts” Customs by Ecentrik Artistry
NIKE ALL-STAR BATTLE: AREA 72 vs. GALAXY
Galaxy vs. Area 72…who comes out on top?
AIR JORDAN XX8 DAYS “BLACK/NEON GREEN” COLLECTION – WEEK 4
The #XX8DaysofFlight countdown comes to a close. What could be next?
Air Jordan XX “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan XX1 “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan XX2 “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan XX3 “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan 2009 “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan 2010 “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan 2011 “Black/Neon Green” Collection
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