Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 4/6 – 4/12
A third Yeezy? More HTM Flyknits? Air Jordan Retro Cards? Jeremy Scott x adidas? All these headlines are just the tip of massive iceberg that was the week of April 6th through April 12th, so let’s get to it! Starting off, our readers selected the greatest Air Foamposite release of all time, and the results were admittedly surprising. Retro Cards are making a slow comeback to Retro Jordans, while Nike Basketball unveiled the Elite 2.0 Gold Collection and the “EYBL” PE of the KDV Elite. The Glove Retro was a big headlines this week, as was the Army Camo Foamposite Pro.
We also dropped news of the next UNDFTD x Nike Dunk High in the “Ballistic” edition, FTC of SF collaborates on a special Dunk Low, and HTM hits the Flyknit for a sick Lunar Flyknit Trainer. Bespokes were big as a “Hare”-inspired composition had readers impressed, while the Air Max 1 made big headlines with Summer/Holiday previews and a dope “Yeezy”-esque colorway. NBA Feet and Celebrity Feet were impressive as well, as Kobe debuted the Kobe 8 Elite in advance and Wale wore some 2007-release Hybrids. Reebok cut ties with Rick Ross, while adidas continues its line with Jeremy Scott for one of the strongest seasonal outputs yet. With Wednesday’s restock causing a stir, Sneaker News opened up the discussion to a rather loud reader response. There’s more to see from Nike, adidas, Reebok, New Balance, Vans, and more, so check out Sneaker News Weekly Rewind in its entirety below.
SNEAKER NEWS MARCH MADNESS FOAMPOSITE TOURNAMENT – CHAMPION CROWNED
Our readers have spoken as the winner of #FoampositeMadness was crowned!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Retro cards are making a comeback, Air Jordan XX8s are back in the spotlight, and the Jordan Brand Classic players get a special PE!
Air Jordan VIII “Bugs” to Include Retro Card
Air Jordan IV “Green Glow” – Available Early on eBay
Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs”
Air Jordan V “Grape” – Official Images
Air Jordan VIII “Bugs Bunny” – Arriving at Retailers
Air Jordan 1 – Black/Metallic Gold
Jordan Aero Mania “Jordan Brand Classic” PE
Jordan Son of Mars Low – White – Cement
Air Jordan XX8 “Oak Hill Academy”
Air Jordan XX8 “Carbon Fiber” – Release Date
Air Jordan 11 Low GS “Pink Snakeskin”
Air Jordan 1 GS – White – Violet Force – Electric Yellow
Jordan Melo M9 – Blue – Orange
NIKE AIR YEEZY 2 “RED SNAKE” SAMPLE
Is a third Yeezy in the works? Things are starting to pick up steam…
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO “CAMO/GUM”
A more classic Camo print on the Foamposite is headed for a release soon.
NIKE BASKETBALL ELITE SERIES 2.0 “GOLD COLLECTION”
Nike Basketball officially unveils the “Gold Collection” of the Elite Series 2.0.
Nike Basketball Elite Series 2.0 “Gold Collection”
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Now a “red suede” version of the LeBron X arises while some better looks at other Elite models come to light.
Nike LeBron X “Red Suede”
“Infrared/Volt” Nike LeBron X Elite
Nike LeBron X Elite+ – White – Metallic Gold – Black
Nike LeBron 9 Elite “Statue of Liberty”
Nike LeBron X “Pure Platinum” – Release Date
Nike LeBron X “Hazelnut/Brown Suede”
Nike LeBron X Elite+ – White – Metallic Gold – Black | Release Date
Nike Air Max LeBron X Low – Black – Orange
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
A sick “EYBL” PE of the KD V Elite comes to light, while an official look at this year’s N7 release gets some nice praise.
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
Will the Kobe 8 Elite be featured in the Playoffs, or will the Lakers miss out?
NIKE ZOOM FLIGHT 98 “THE GLOVE” 2013 RETRO
A first look at the upcoming Payton Retro release got a ton of attention.
Nike Zoom Flight 98 “The Glove” 2013 Retro
THIS WEEK IN NBA/NCAA FEET
Kobe Bryant debuts the Kobe 8 Elite, Wilson Chandler rocks the Air Raid, and the Bugs VIII hits the New Jersey Nets!
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Fabolous is back in the front page with his Air Jordan VIII, and Wale proves again that his sneaker game is as hot as it is diverse.
UNDFTD x NIKE DUNK HIGH “BALLISTIC”
The second UNDFTD x Dunk High is headed for a return! Check the teaser shots below.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
A first look at the FTC x SB Dunk, more buzzworthy Janoski headlines, and some clean Dunk Highs tops this week’s SB news.
FTC x Nike SB Dunk Low “Finally”
Nike SB Dunk High Pro – Dark Atomic Teal – Wolf Grey
Nike Stefan Janoski Mid “Camo”
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Concord”
Neck Face x Nike SB Blazer Collection
Nike Stefan Janoski “Lemon Twist”
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski | Holiday 2013 Colorways
Nike Lunar Rod – Medium Grey – Bright Citrus
THIS WEEK IN FLYKNIT NEWS
Flyknits are ready to cause a major splash with the next wave of HTM and multi-color releases.
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
A sick AJ7 inspired Bespoke and Liberty’s rendition of the Downtowns top this weeks AF1 headlines.
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Hare”
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke by h-leung
Nike Lunar Force 1 “Lizard Skin” Bespoke by Slovadon
Nike Lunar Force 1 Mid – Pure Platinum – Squadron Blue
Nike Air Force 1 Low – University Red – Strata Grey
Liberty x Nike Air Force 1 Downtown Pack
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Blazer Pack”
THIS WEEK IN AIR MAX 1 NEWS
Air Max 1 fans have a lot to look forward to as our in-depth Summer 2013 preview and some “FB”releases causes a stir.
Nike Air Max 1 FB “Yeezy”
Nike Air Max 1 – Summer 2013 Releases
Nike Air Max 1 Premium – Summer 2013 Releases
Nike Air Max 1 Essential – Summer 2013 Releases
Nike Air Max 1 – Holiday 2013
Nike Air Max 1 FB – Metallic Silver – Current Blue
Nike Air Max 1 Essential – Black – Midnight Turquoise
Nike WMNS Air Maxim 1 SP – White
Nike WMNS Air Maxim 1 SP – Black
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Rick Ross is a free-agent and NYC legend Stash fills us in on his City Collection.
Reebok to End Partnership with Rick Ross
Reebok Shaq Attaq – Arriving at Retailers
Reebok Shaq Attaq – Release Info
Reebok Shaqnosis – Black – White
Reebok Answer DMX – Black – Red
Stash x Reebok Classic “City Collection” – Teaser Video
Tyga x Reebok Classics T-Raww “Leopard/Tiger”
Fisz x Reebok Classic Leather
Reebok Pump Omni Lite GS – April 2013 Colorways
Reebok Question “Canvas Pack”
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
A nice preview of upcoming Jeremy Scotts, a first look at the adidas Mutumbo, a peek at the next Rose sig shoe, and more!
Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals – Fall/Winter 2013 Preview
adidas Mutumbo – July 2013
adidas Mutumbo – Royal – Red
adidas Rose 4 – Sample
XLARGE x adidas Originals Superstar 80s “Giraffe Print”
Iman Shumpert Shaves adidas Logo into his Hair, Forced to Remove by NBA
adidas EQT Elevation – 2013 Retros
adidas Consortium Boston Super OG Pack
XLARGE x adidas Originals Superstar 80s “Giraffe”
adidas Rose 3.5 “Iridescent” – Blue – Purple
adidas D Howard Light 2
adidas Originals Tennis Court Top “Classic Pack”
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
A sick “Glow in the Dark” pack of NB 574s and some upcoming GR releases have NB fans excited for sure.
New Balance CM580
New Balance 574 “Northern Lights Pack” – Concepts Exclusive
Concepts x New Balance 574 “Northern Lights Pack” – Release Info
United Arrows x New Balance 1500 – Release Info
New Balance 1600 Elite Edition – Olive – Yellow – Grey
New Balance 1500 Elite Edition – Grey – Red
New Balance 996 – Navy – Grey – White
New Balance 577 – Grey – Navy | Available
THIS WEEK IN FILA NEWS
Yet another sig shoe from the 90′s is making its way back thanks to Fila, while the Shredder edition of the TMNT x Fila pack gets a release date.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
DQM collaborates with Vans for a special NYC-inspired Collection.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?: RANDOM RESTOCKS
A major restock has us wondering about the future of restocks. Chime in!
HISTORY OF AIR JORDAN RETRO CARDS
With Retro Cards being included in the 2013 Retros of the Air Jordan VIII, here’s a timely look back at all the Retro Cards that have been produced.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Another weekly round-up of the best Customs are just below!
Air Jordan VI “91 Champ” Custom by El Cappy
Nate Robinson’s Air Jordan Customs by Mache
Nike LeBron X “Platinum” Customs by GourmetKickz
Nike LeBron 8 Low “LeBreezy” Customs by Mache
Nike Air More Uptempo “Motown” Customs by Revive
Nike LeBron X “Big Bang-Alike” Customs by GourmetKickz
adidas Crazy 8 “Python” Customs for Iman Shumpert by JBF
Nike Zoom Turf Jet ’97 “Oregon Alternate” Customs by Sole Swap
Complex x Supra Falcon Custom by Brush Footwear
Li-Ning Way of Wade “Tribute” Customs for Dwyane Wade by Mache
Nike LeBron X “Easter Prism” Customs by DMC Kicks