Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 3/23 – 3/29
The week leading up to Easter was quite the busy one here at Sneaker News. Just today a boatload of releases from Nike dropped-the Nike Air Foamposite One “White”, the Nike Zoom Hyperflight “Hero Pack”, and Nike Basketball’s Big Three “Easter” joints to name a few. March Madness continued and we continued to keep you updated on what folks were wearing in the Big Dance. Of course there was Foamposite Madness as well, our tourney to crown a Nike Air Penny champion. Jordan Brand dropped a sizable preview of their May 2013 releases on us and we managed to a sneak peeks at ucpoming retros like the Air Jordan VIII “Knicks” and the Air Jordan V “Black Grape”. LeBron, KD, and Kobe all battled it out for headlines by showing off new Elite series stuff that they’ve got on the way and Supreme made a splash for the Spring as we saw what they’ve been working on with the Nike SB Tennis Classic.
Elsewhere the Barkley Posite Max fired off another shot demanding respect in the rookie of the year race with a new “Suns” looking colorway. Nike Sportswear promised a creative Easter egg style hunt for the Nike Lunar Force 1 featuring just 100 pairs of the special editions up for grabs. The Twitter RSVP system was remixed a little bit, Griffey showed up fresh off of safari, and Reebok hit the turf with their Scrimmage retros. adidas kept things varied across the week, showing up on the radar with everything from PEs to new skate offerings. J.Crew went back to the New Balance well, Vans teamed up with CNCPTS, and we pondered which player in the NBA has the star power to lock down a signature shoe. Continue reading for all these headlines and more from the latest Sneaker News weekly rewind
SNEAKER NEWS MARCH MADNESS FOAMPOSITE TOURNAMENT – SWEET 16
The round of 16 has been set in our Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament. Vote now!
Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament – Sweet 16 Announced
Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament – Sweet 16 Voting | West
Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament – Sweet 16 Voting | Southeast
Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament – Sweet 16 Voting | Southwest
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
A Knicks-inspired colorway of the Air Jordan VIII is on the way, some new views of upcoming Air Jordans fell on our laps, and a look at Chris Paul’s next signature shoe provided us a nice look at the future of CP3.
Air Jordan VIII Retro “Knicks”
Jordan Brand May 2013 Footwear Releases
Air Jordan VIII – Black – Royal – Orange
Air Jordan VIII – Black – Bright Citrus – Cool Grey – Deep Royal Blue
Air Jordan V “Laney” 2013 Sample on eBay
“Black Grape” Air Jordan V
Air Jordan V Retro “Grape” – Available on eBay
Air Jordan 4 Retro “Fire Red Nubuck”
Air Jordan IV “Fire Red Nubuck” – Available on eBay
Air Jordan 1 Strap Low – May 2013 Colorways
Air Jordan 1 Retro ’93 “Bugs” – Arriving at Retailers
Jordan Super.Fly 2 – Upcoming Colorways
Jordan CP3.VI AE – Black – Gym Red – Cement Grey
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
The LeBron X headlines continue to sprout as we get a look at some new upcoming colorways.
Nike LeBron X NSW Lifestyle “Night Stadium”
Nike LeBron X Elite – Teal – Purple – Volt
Nike LeBron X Low “Bright Citrus”
Nike LeBron X Low – Treasure Blue – Volt
Nike LeBron 10 “Denim”
Nike LeBron ST Low II
Nike LeBron X GS “Easter”
Nike LeBron X GS – Turquoise – Bright Citrus – Windchill
Nike LeBron Ambassador VI
Nike LeBron Ambassador 6
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
Is KD ready to join the ranks of the “Elite”? No question. Check out the headlines below.
Nike KD V Elite – Mint – Pink
Nike KD V Elite “Thunder” Away
Nike KD V Elite – Silver – Royal – Red – Volt
Nike KD V Elite – Packaging
Kevin Durant in Nike KD V Elite for Gatorade Ad
Nike KD Trey 5 – White – Mint – Grey
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
Kobe’s continue to impress as we get another look at the Kobe 8 Elite and a special PE for a LA-based high school.
THIS WEEK IN POSITE NEWS
The Barkley Posite Max is only getting started as two new colorways are previewed this week.
THIS WEEK IN NBA/NCAA FEET
A nice recap of the first two rounds of NCAA March Madness fell upon us, while the NBA continued its impressive on-court sneakers.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 3/22 – 3/24
NBA Feet: Around The League – 3/25 – 3/26
NBA Feet: Around The League – 3/27 – 3/28
Damian Lillard Wears miadidas Rose 3.5 Designed By Fan
NCAA Feet: 2013 March Madness Round 1 & 2 Recap
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Who wore the XI better? Sudeikis sitting courtside, or Price on the cover?
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
Nike hits us with an unusual “Easter Hunt” Air Force 1 release.
Nike Lunar Force 1 “Easter Hunt” QS
Nike Lunar Force 1 “Easter Hunt” Colors
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke by R&J
Nike Lunar Force 1 “White Ice”
Nike Lunar Force 1 “Galaxy/LeBron” – Arriving at Retailers
Nike Air Force 1 Low – Dark Grey – Royal Blue
Nike Lunar Force 1 “City Pack” – Full Set on eBay
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
More SB news to enjoy while we await the official release of the Nike Koston 2.
Supreme x Nike Tennis Classic SB
Supreme x Nike SB Tennis Classic – Black
Nike SB Dunk Mid – Photo Blue Ripstop
Nike SB Dunk Low – Brown – Purple – Pink | Holiday 2013
Nike SB Dunk Low – Green – Red – Tan | Hoiliday 2013
Nike SB Dunk High – Black – Infrared | Holiday 2013
Nike Lunar Rod “Mesh”
Nike Eric Koston 2 – Wolf Grey – White – Gum Medium Brown
Nike Eric Koston 2 – Black – Metallic Gold
Nike Eric Koston 2 Golf Spikes
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid “University Red”
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski – Navy – Pecan | Holiday 2013
Nike Stefan Janoski – Wolf Grey – Gum Medium Brown
NIKE UPDATES TWITTER RSVP SYSTEM
A true headline that needs a RT as Nike updates their RSVP procedure.
THIS WEEK IN GRIFFEY NEWS
The Griffey Max 1 is coming back, while the Air Max 360 Diamond Griff peeps its head out for the first time.
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
A sick collab with The Distinct Life and an official look at the Scrimmage Mid topped this week’s Reebok news.
Reebok Kamikaze II “Reignman” – Tin Grey
The Distinct Life x Reebok Classics Ventilator “TDL Camo”
Reebok Scrimmage Mid – Official Images
Reebok Scrimmage Mid “Dolphins”
Reebok Reserve Prime Court Mid “Lobster Harvest”
Reebok Classics Kids Footwear Preview
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
Some more Asics love this week – check it out below!
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
adidas says Happy Birthday to Bun B, Iman Shumpert gets a PE, and AO drops a sick preview out in China.
adidas Superstar – 40th Birthday “Trill OG” Package for Bun B
adidas Real Deal – Iman Shumpert “Knicks” PE
adidas Originals Fall 2013 Greater China Preview
adidas Originals Centaur – Grey – Navy
adidas Real Deal “Joy Blue”
adidas CrazyQuick – Black – Lead
Nestor Judkins x Enjoi x adidas Skateboarding adi Ease
adidas Originals Rod Laver for Beauty & Youth
adidas Skateboarding Lucas Pro “Titan Grey”
adidas Skateboarding Busenitz “Chili”
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
One of the most underrated sneaker collabs in J.Crew x New Balance come together – but don’t forget the other important stories as well!
J.Crew x New Balance 1400 “Baywood Green”
New Balance 574 “80s Pack”
New Balance 576 – Blue Suede
New Balance 1500 – Grey – White
New Balance 577 – Brown – Burgundy – Navy
New Balance 574 “Yacht Club” – Navy
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
CNCPTS hits close to their home with “Combat Zone”, we see some Fucking Awesome samples, and KIROIC hits us with a preview of their upcoming collection.
CNCPTS x Vans Syndicate Sk8-Hi Pro “Combat Zone”
Fucking Awesome x Vans Era
CNCPTS x Vans Syndicate Sk8-Hi “Combat Zone”
CNCPTS x Vans Syndicate Sk8-Hi “Combat Zone” – Release Info
KIROIC x Vans Spring/Summer 2013 Collection
Vans Classic Slip-On – Dress Blue – Checkerboard
Vans OTW Ludlow “Feathers”
NIKE FREE A-Z
A look at a dazzling new Nike Free model called the A-Z…peep it below!
Nike Free A-Z
WHAT DO YOU THINK?: THE NEXT SIGNATURE BASKETBALL ATHLETE
Any suggestions for the next signature athlete in the NBA? We’ve got some of our own.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
A sick triplet of Air Jordan IIIs and some more LeBron Xs by the best in the biz – but are those the best of the week?
Air Jordan III “Threezy Pack” by DeJesus Customs
Nike LeBron X “Stewie” Customs by Mache
Nike LeBron X “China” Customs by Gourmet Kickz
adidas Real Deal “Knicks” Custom by Sole Swap for Iman Shumpert
Nike Air Foamposite One “Oregon Nights” Customs by Mache
Game x DRx Romanelli Converse Pro Leather Customs
Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Phoenix Suns” by PK Customs
New Balance 1600 “Pigeon” Customs by ZJDesign
Cole Haan Lunargrand “1928″ Customs by Revive
Nike Zoom Rookie Chinese Penny Customs by Gourmet Kickz
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN OG’S & SAMPLES
Hatfield-autographed Oregon 3s. Grail status – period.
Air Jordan III “Oregon” – Tinker Hatfield Autographed Pair
Air Jordan 2012 Golf Cleats
Air Jordan X “Steel” – Unreleased Yellow Jumpman Sample
Air Jordan XVI Low – White – Varsity Red | Unreleased 2012 Sample
Air Jordan X “City Pack” – Available on eBay
Air Jordan VI “History of Flight” on eBay
Collections: Baby Air Jordans by henry071