Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 4/27 – 5/3
May is upon us, and we’ll kicked things off with a full outline of all the sneakers releasing this month. The Air Jordan “Fire Red” retros were definitely hot topics, as was the new “Black/Mint” colorway of the Nike LeBron X EXT. Kobe Bryant’s love for soccer shines through in the Mambacurial, while a first look at the upcoming Nike KD VI had readers chiming in at a fast rate. The next Foamposite release has an Orlando vibe to it, but the rumored increase in MSRP had Foam fans in frenzy, while another basketball classic in the Nike Hyperflight resurfaced in rebuilt form with a full-length 360 Zoom Air bag. The Nike Dunk was a big category as well, with an exclusive preview of the upcoming Dunk Free causing quite a stire.
Calvin Johnson is the next athlete to join the signature athlete club with the Nike CJ81, while the “Pink Foil” sample of the Janoski had this SB powerhouse continuing its dominance. Solebox is pumping up again, while Ronnie Fieg’s latest collab called the “ECP” had Asics fans gearing up for another hyped release. The upcoming Jeremy Scott footwear previews left us wanting more, with the “Pixel” and “Dollars” Wings 2.0 serving up the eccentric styles that Jeremy Scott fans love. Saucony made some big headlines with three great must-have collaborations, while Ewing Athletics teased the next model in their Retro campaign. Custom sneakers were again a big topic, with the Black/Cement Roshes garnering some attention, while an unreleased sample colorway of an Air Jordan from ’92 had us wondering what other gems never made it to production. It’s a big week for Sneaker News Weekly Rewind, so check it out below!
MAY 2013 SNEAKER RELEASES
A full recap of May 2013 sneaker releases. Get the low-down here.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
A nice look at the upcoming Air Jordan III and V “Fire Red” releases, PEs for pros and college ballers, and more!
Air Jordan V “Fire Red”
Air Jordan IV Retro “UNC”
Air Jordan IV “UNC” – Close-Ups
Air Jordan III “Fire Red” 2013 Retro
Air Jordan V “Melo” + “Elephant” Samples
Air Jordan IV “Marquette” PE
Jordan Son of Mars Low “Dark Sea” Sample
Air Jordan V Retro “Fire Red”
Air Jordan 1 Retro ’93 – Wolf Grey – Cool Grey – Bright Citrus – Deep Royal Blue
Jordan Spiz’ike iD – Reflective 3M Options
Air Jordan 2012 “XX8 Days of Flight” on eBay
HK-Kicks x Enterbay Michael Jordan Figurine
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
The mysterious release info of the EXT continues to elude us, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t see them at all! Check out all the EXTs like this new Black/Mint pair.
Nike LeBron X “Miami Heat” Black Suede PE
Nike LeBron X EXT – Black – Mint
Nike LeBron X “Black/Mint”
Nike LeBron X EXT “Red Suede” on eBay
Nike LeBron X Low – Yellow – Green – Black
Nike LeBron X Low “Yellow/Black” Sample on eBay
Nike LeBron X Low “University Red” – Available Early on eBay
Nike LeBron X “Floridians Home” on eBay
Nike LeBron X NSW Lifestyle – Euro Release Info
Nike LeBron X “Pure Platinum” – Arriving at Retailers
Nike LeBron Elite “Volt Dunkman” Sample on eBay
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
The Kobe x Soccer connection shines through in the amazing Mambacurial.
Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial
Nike Kobe 8 MC Mambacurial
Nike Mercurial Vapor IX – Inspiration for the Kobe 8 Mambacurial
Nike Kobe 8 GS – Blue – Yellow
Nike Kobe 8 “Purple Gradient” – Arriving at Retailers
Nike Kobe 8 – Skylar Diggins PE
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
A first look at the Nike KD VI and some PEs for high-schoolers topped this week’s KD news.
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE – SPORT ROYAL – GAME ROYAL – WOLF GREY
The next Foamposite One will have a bit of an Orlando vibe to it. Thoughts?
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
The NBA Playoffs in Round 1 continues to heat up – check out all the best kicks of the week below.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 4/26 – 4/28
NBA Feet: Around The League – 4/29 – 4/30
NBA Feet: Around The League – 5/1 – 5/2
J.R. Smith in Nike Air Trainer SC “Auburn”
LeBron James in Nike LeBron X Elite “Red/Black” PE
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Rihanna double-dips in Celeb feet this week, while a noted adidas rep rocks some Jays.
CALVIN JOHNSON NIKE “CJ81″ SIGNATURE SNEAKER
Calvin Johnson joins the signature sneaker crowd. Peep this amazing CJ81!
NIKE ZOOM HYPERFLIGHT 360 SAMPLES
The Hyperflight was a bit slow to move out of the gates. Will this strange 360 Zoom sample give it some life?
Nike Zoom Hyperflight 360 Samples
NIKE AIR MAX 1 FB “BLUE LEOPARD”
Leopard print on the Air Max 1 – has it ever failed? Ever?
Nike Air Max 1 FB “Blue Leopard”
THIS WEEK IN NIKE DUNK NEWS
An exclusive look at the Nike Dunk Free, a Nike iD specialty, and the next A.P.C. collab – what a week for dunks!
The Janoski continues to be a heavy hitter, while a sick jacket in conjunction with the Three Bears pack caused quite a stir.
Nike Stefan Janoski “Pink Foil” Sample
FTC x Nike SB Dunk Low “Finally” – Arriving at Euro Retailers
Nike Stefan Janoski “Digi Floral” – Available
Nike SB “Three Bears” Jacket
Nike Eric Koston SE – Black – White
Nike Stefan Janoski – Old Royal – White
EWING FOCUS RETRO – TEASERS
The next Ewing release is here. Check out the teaser shots of the two Focus Retros.
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Solebox is hitting the Pump again, while more info on the upcoming Answer 1 release fell before our eyes.
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
Some upcoming JS footwear releases had the conversation going, while adidas Originals comes through with a great collection of in-house releases.
Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Wings 2.0 “Dollars”
Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals JS Wings 2.0 “Pixels”
mita sneakers x adidas Originals Lawsuit
adidas Originals Tech Super – Purple – Black – Electricity
adidas Originals Superstar Clear “Vivid Red”
adidas Originals Tech Super 2.0 “Tonal Camo Pack”
adidas Originals Superstar 80s – Black Mesh
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
Customs and collabs of NB – can’t miss these stories!
RONNIE FIEG x ASICS EAST COAST PROJECT (ECP)
News of the next Ronnie Fieg x Asics drop made its way to our front page this week.
THIS WEEK IN SAUCONY NEWS
Saucony makes a big push this week with a slew of great collabs.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
A full recap of all the sneaker customs that dropped this week is just below.
This Week in Custom Sneakers: 4/27 – 5/3
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN OG’S, PE’S & SAMPLES
Unreleased Jays from back in ’92, and a funky Air Jordan IX prototype. What’s the sickest PE/Sample here?
Air Jordan IX – Black – Mesa Orange – Dark Grey | Unreleased Sample
Air Jordan VII – White – Purple – Red – Green | Unreleased OG Sample
Air Jordan VIII Low – Jared Jeffries “Knicks” Home PE
Air Jordan VIII Low – Jared Jeffries “Knicks” Away PE
Air Jordan IX Low – 1993 Prototype
Air Jordan XIX – Gary Payton All-Star PE
“Motorsports” Air Jordan V – Available on eBay
Air Jordan XIV Low – Mike Bibby “Kings” Home PE