April 19, 2013 BY John Kim / 1
Another big week of Sneaker News dropped over the last seven days, notably the Air Jordan IVs made for the UNC Tar Heels, Nate Robinson’s Air Jordan collection, the weird “Weatherman” Foamposites, and an interview with Leo Chang to discuss the Nike Elite Series. On top of that, Nike SB came through with a huge load of headlines, like the sick “Firecracker” SB Dunk, Packer Shoes donated a ton of proceeds to charity, and the Nike Dunk got an insane upgrade that says more than what the shoe is officially called – the Nike Dunk Free. There’s a lot more that happened this week (all detailed below), but we’d like to use this time to talk about something else, in light of recent events.
Every week, Sneaker News reports hundreds of stories to keep you on top of everything important with shoes. From release dates, detailed galleries, and exclusive stories/interviews with the most important names in the industry, the Sneaker News staff works almost around the clock to keep your bellies full with all the sneaker goodness you can handle. But then there are events like what happened at the Boston Marathon, followed by a series of other events around the globe that really make us hold tight to what we enjoy doing, and what we have in common with all of our readers is that we have a passion for sneakers. Thanks to everyone who supports us, and our thoughts go out to anyone who has been affected by the recent events – not just in Boston, but in Waco, the Earthquake in Pakistan, and everywhere else. With that said, Sneaker News Weekly Rewind is below – enjoy it if you need to.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Tar Heels floss their AJ4s, #XX8DaysofFlight lands on eBay, the MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson with some PEs, and more!
Air Jordan IV “UNC Tar Heels” PE
Air Jordan V Retro “Chris Paul”
Air Jordan #XX8DaysOfFlight Winners
Air Jordan II “XX8 Days of Flight”
Air Jordan 1 #XX8DaysofFlight – Available on eBay
Air Jordan X “XX8 Days of Flight” – Available on eBay
Jordan 6 Rings “Jackie Robinson” PE Cleat
Javale McGee’s Jordan Spiz’ike Rollerskates
Air Jordan 1 Mid GS – Black – Fusion Pink – Bright Citrus
Just Don x Air Jordan 1 “Black History Month” – Available on eBay
Nike Donates Jordan Spiz’ike iDs to Widow and Family
THIS WEEK IN POSITE NEWS
Foamposites taking a strange turn with the “Weatherman”, and a new colorway of the Barkley Posite is in the works.
Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman”
Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” Sample
Nike Barkley Posite Max – Metallic Green – Black
Nike Barkley Posite Max “Suns” – Release Date
Nike Barkley Posite Max “Phoenix”
Charles Barkley: Past Meets Present In Nike Barkley Posite Max
SNEAKER NEWS TALKS NIKE ELITE SERIES 2.0 WITH DESIGNER LEO CHANG
A complete breakdown of the Nike Basketball Elite 2.0 Series is here!
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
LeBron debuts the Elite in a game, and Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite hits iD for $390. Discuss!
Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite iD
LeBron James Debuts Nike LeBron X Elite
“Red Suede” Nike LeBron X
Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite+ “White/Gold”
Nike LeBron X – Brown Suede – Sea Royal
Nike LeBron X Elite “Superhero” – Arriving at Retailers
Nike LeBron 9 Low “LeBronold Palmer” on eBay
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
Kobe’s down and out, but the Kobe 8 is still flying high! Check out the headlines below.
Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Lakers Home”
Nike Kobe 8 “Mambacurial FB”
Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Superhero” – Special Edition Packaging
Nike Kobe 8 “Purple Gradient” – Release Date
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 3 “Court Purple”
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
Durant shows off his Elite model in several colorways.
THIS WEEK IN NBA/MLB FEET
A complete look back at the 2012-2013 NBA Season is here!
NBA Feet: The Biggest Stories of the 2012-2013 Season
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 4/12 – 4/14
NBA Feet: Around The League – 4/15 – 4/16
NBA Feet: Around The League – 4/17
NBA Feet: Joe Johnson – Air Jordan XI Low “White/Black”
Jimmy Rollins & Carl Crawford in Jordan 6 Rings “Jackie Robinson” PEs
NBA PLAYERS SHOW OFF THEIR SNEAKER COLLECTIONS
Sneaker Collections in the NBA – who’s got the best?
NIKE BASKETBALL INSIDE ACCESS: KYRIE IRVING
Is Kyrie the next of kin in the Nike Basketball Signature family?
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Nike SB headlines galore with an upcoming July 4th Dunk and the release of the “Concords”.
Nike SB Dunk Low “Firecracker”
FTC x Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Finally”
Nike SB Dunk Low “Flammable” – Teaser
Nike Koston 2 IT
Nike SB Dunk Mid “Ostrich” – Team Red – Orange
Nike SB Dunk Low “Concord” – Detailed Images
Nike SB Dunk High – Squadron Blue – University Red
Nike Eric Koston SE
Nike Stefan Janoski Mid “Wool Fleece” Pack
Nike Stefan Janoski – December 2013 Colorways
Nike SB Eric Koston 2 – Pimento – Metallic Silver – Sail
NIKE DUNK FREE
Air Force 1 gets Lunar, Dunk gets Free. Check out this sick hybrid!
NIKE AIR TRAINER 1 MID PREMIUM “DRAFT DAY”
A special Air Trainer 1 is set for a release for “Draft Day”.
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
A look at some Holiday 2013 samples fell before our eyes, as did a detailed look at the Reebok Question “Canvas” Pack.
Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Pump Fury “Legal Issues”
Reebok Classics Holiday 2013 Preview
Reebok Question Mid “Blue Canvas”
Reebok Question Mid “Red Canvas”
Reebok Question Mid “Black Canvas”
Reebok Zig Carbon
Reebok Shaq Attaq – Autographed Pair Giveaway
Reebok CL Trail – Grey – Black
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
Primeknit hits the adidas SLVR line. Thoughts?
adidas SLVR Primeknit
adidas Originals Tech Super – White – Teal – Red
adidas Originals Hackmore “Mad Villain” Pack
adidas Originals ZX 500 for United Arrows
adidas CrazyQuick – Teal – Purple
adidas Clima Revent
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
Packer Shoes donates its proceeds from its sales of the New Balance “Boston Marathon” Pack – just one of the many great headlines from this brand.
Packer Shoes to Donate New Balance “Boston Marathon” Proceeds
New Balance 890v3 “Tie-Dye”
New Balance 890 “London Marathon”
INVINCIBLE x New Balance 1400 “Navy Brogue”
Beauty & Youth x New Balance W996
green label relaxing x New Balance 996
New Balance 998 – Dark Grey – Orange
New Balance 996 – White – Silver – Red
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
Some Asics GRs and limited editions popped up this week. What’s your favorite of the bunch?
JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC 2013 RECAP
A complete recap of the Jordan Brand Classic 2013 is here.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
A massive week for Sneaker Customs is here, starting with a timely “Skunk”-inspired Air Max 1.
Air Jordan 1 “Venetto” Customs by JBF and Regularolty
Air Jordan IX “Crown Jewel” Customs by noldo
Air Jordan XI Low “Red Viper” Customs by Noldo
Nike Air Max 1 “Skunk” Customs by Dank
Nike Air Max 1 “Skunk” Customs by Dank – Available on eBay
Air Jordan IV – Yeezy 2 “4eezy” Customs
Nike Air Foamposite One “Fighter Jet” – Light-Up Customs by Sole Swap
Nike LeBron X “Weatherman” Customs by Sab One
Air Jordan VI “Carnivore” Customs by Ramses
Air Jordan V “Miami Vice” Customs by Smooth Tip
Jordan Spiz’ike “UNDFTD” Customs by GourmetKickz
Puma Suede “Dreams & Nightmares” Customs for Meek Mill by PMK
Sneaker Restorations by RefreshPGH
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN SAMPLES & PE’S
What do we have here? A duo of Air Jordan VIIs made for Ray Allen, and a mass eBay-release of Pantone Retros.
Air Jordan VII – Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks “Home” PE
“Pantone” Air Jordan Retros on eBay
Air Jordan VII – Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks “Away” PE
Air Jordan VIII Low – Mike Bibby Sacramento Kings “Away” PE
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