Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 5/18 – 5/24
Yet another action-packed week in Sneaker News! Kanye West rocked the red Yeezy 2, which sparked a long discussion on a potential release. The Nike LeBron XI was leaked by LeBron’s main man Maverick Carter, while the energetic “Meteorology” colorway of the Nike KD VI sparked some interesting comments. Some new Air Jordan Retro colorways like the red suede Air Jordan VI and red tongue Air Jordan IV had the Retro category booming, as did the crazy NFL-inspired Air Trainers like the “Bo Knows” joints. A funky lifestyle version of the Kobe 8 popped up this week, which the Nike Hyperdunk 2013 was officially unveiled by Nike. A strange “Asteroid Gradient” colorway of the Foamposite coerced some humorous responses, while the “Watermelon” versions of the SB Dunk Mid and LeBron X Low reminded us that the Summer vacation season is just around the corner.
The NBA moved to the Conference Finals round, with LeBron sporting a new PE of the Elite X, while his off-the-court showing in last year’s low-top Air Jordan XI garnered some praise. Nike officially unveiled the “Ballistic Pack” of Dunk (regular and Hyper), while a “hologram” Air Force 1 and some samples of the new ostrich materials kept the Air Force 1 category booming. Flyknits were hot again, with several Chukka colorways getting previewed for a release (near and far in the future). Saucony and Solebox hook up again with “The Lucanid”, Reebok impresses with the help of SNS and Packer Shoes, Yohji Yamamoto gives a classic adidas design some punch, and Vans unveils this year’s charitable collection of Pendleton x Nibwaakaawin. Lux streetwear brand Comme des Garcons teams up with Converse and the Pro Leather, while Puma’s basic heritage models gave the seldom talked-about brand some love. Customs were huge as well, with a clean Kanye-meets-MJ logo leading the way. Sneaker News Weekly Rewind is ready to go below, so take a look and get caught up with the best sneaker news site on the planet.
THIS WEEK IN YEEZY 2 NEWS
Yeezy back in Yeezys. Is a release in the works?
NIKE LEBRON XI – FIRST LOOK
A first look at the Nike LeBron XI hits the headlines.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
A peek at a “red suede” Air Jordan VI, a “red tongue” Air Jordan IV, and a full look at the Elephant Vs dropped this week.
Air Jordan VI “Red Suede” Sample
Air Jordan IV “Red Tongue”
“Elephant Print” Air Jordan V
Air Jordan IV “Stealth Oreo” – Available Early on eBay
Air Jordan XI – Jimmy Rollins PE Cleats
Jordan CP3.VI AE “Supernova”
Jordan Brand July 2013 Releases
Air Jordan 1 Mid – Black – Gym Red – Anthracite
Air Jordan 1 Mid GS – White – Metallic Platinum – Dynamic Pink
Air Jordan 1 “J2K” – Black | Unreleased Sample
Jordan Super.Fly 2 – Fall 2013 Colorways
Air Jordan XX8 “Why Not?” Packaging
Vintage Air Jordan Flight Club “Welcome Pack”
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
LeBron continues to own the PE category, while a “Watermelon” colorway keeps the Low as refreshing as ever.
Nike LeBron X Low “Watermelon”
Nike LeBron X Elite – White/Black Speckle PE
Nike LeBron X EXT QS – Euro Release Dates
Nike Zoom Soldier VII – White – Black
Nike LeBron X “What the MVP” iPhone Case by SneakerSt x Uncommon
Nike Commissions LeBron James 4th MVP Mural in Miami
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
A detailed look at the Nike KD VI “Meteorology” was followed by some interesting comments by our readers.
Nike KD VI “Meteorology”
Nike KD VI “Meteorology” – Release Date
Nike KD VI “Weatherman”
Nike KD V Elite – Grey – Red – Royal PE
Nike KD V – White/Black “Energy” PE
Nike KD V “Montverde Academy” PE
Nike KD VI – Available Early on eBay
Nike KD V Elite – Team Orange – Tour Yellow – Total Orange – Photo Blue | Release Date
Nike To Donate Proceeds from KD V Elite Sales to Oklahoma Relief
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
The Kobe 8 continues with thie NSW Lifestyle – check out the “Mexican Blanket ” colorway!
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO “ASTEROID GRADIENT”
Another crazy Air Foamposite sample has us wondering what’s in store for later this year.
Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Asteroid Gradient”
NIKE HYPERDUNK 2013
Nike unveils the latest in the Hyperdunk lineage.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
The Conference Finals begin, with the defending champs joined by three equally hungry teams.
Action Bronson stays strictly NY in his new video, while Jay-Z’s Air Jordans cause quite a stir.
Action Bronson in Asics Gel Lyte III ECP in “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” Music Video
Jay-Z in Air Jordan VIII “Bugs”
LeBron James in Air Jordan XI Low
DJ Khaled Shows Off Air Jordan XI “Concord 45″ Sample
Rip Hamilton Shows Off Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe” Supply
Kevin Durant in Nike KD V Elite “Orange”
Wale Uses Air Jordan III Flyers to Promote “The Gifted” Album
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
The strapped Mid comes at us in a rather loud colorway.
Nike SB Dunk Mid “Watermelon”
Nike SB Dunk Low Premium “Firecracker”
FTC x Nike SB Dunk Low “Finally” – Release Date
Nike SB Rabona – Wolf Grey – White – Gum
8FIVE2 x Nike Stefan Janoski SE Velcro
Nike SB Zoom Verona “Pimento”
Nike Koston 2 – Anthracite – White
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
A new “Hologram” Air Force 1 Low and a release date for that Puerto Rico joints has AF1 fans excited for sure.
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Hologram”
Nike Air Force 1 iD – Ostrich Leather Samples
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Puerto Rico” – Release Date
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Canvas Gum” – U.S. Release Date
Nike Air Force 1 High – OG 1983 Pair on eBay
NIKE AIR TECH CHALLENGE HUARACHE RETRO
Not long after Agassi rejoins Nike, a first-time Retro gets confirmed!
Nike Air Tech Challenge Huarache Retro
UNDFTD x NIKE “BALLISTIC BRING BACK” PACK
The second leg of the UNDFTD x Nike “Bring Back” gets unveiled this week.
It’s Chukka galore this week – check out all the new Flyknits dropping soon and in the future.
THIS WEEK IN RETRO TRAINER NEWS
A tribute to the NFL dominated the headlines with a sick Air Trainer Max ’91 and a trio of Air Trainer SC II joints.
Nike Air Trainer Max ’91 “Bo Knows”
Nike Air Trainer Max ’91 QS NFL “Raiders”
Nike Air Trainer Max ’91 “Bo Jackson Pack”
Nike Air Trainer SC II High QS “NFL Pack”
Nike Air Trainer SC II High QS NFL – Arriving at Retailers
Nike Air Trainer SC High QS “Black Elephant”
Nike Air Slant Mid
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Sneakersnstuff unveils its next Question, while Packer Shoes goes back to ’96 with the Kamikaze II.
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
A pretty incredible Y-3 creating brings the three-stripes to new (and lower) heights.
Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto x adidas Super Position
adidas Crazy 8 – Black – Vivid Pink – Run White
adidas Originals Tech Super “Miami”
adidas Crazyquick – Black – Purple – Teal
adidas Skateboarding Lucas Pro – Blue – White
adidas Originals Tennis Court Top “Vivid Red”
adidas Originals Tennis Court Top – White – Blue – Red
Stella McCartney x adidas Barricade
adidas Originals Gazelle 2.0 – Fairway – Green Zest
SOLEBOX x SAUCONY SHADOW 5000 “THE LUCANID”
Solebox hits us with The Lucanid – a duet of clean Shadow 5000s.
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
A preview of three upcoming Asics collaborations have Gel Lyte III fans foaming at the mouth.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Some great GRs and the 2013 collection of Pendleton x Nibwaakaawin charity auctions kept Vans in the loop of things.
Pendleton x Nibwaakaawin x Vans 2013 – Charity Auctions
Dane Reynolds x Vans Sk8-Hi
Sole Classics x Vans Vault “Carmen” – Release Date
Tyler, The Creator Shows Off His Vans Old Skool Collaboration
Vans Old Skool “Leopard”
Vans Era “Pop Outsole”
Vans Old Skool – Ceramic – Turquoise – Black
THIS WEEK IN CONVERSE NEWS
Converse teams up with Comme des Garcons to give the Pro Leather some juice for the Summer.
Comme des Garçons PLAY x Converse Pro Leather Collection
Converse Jack Purcell Mid “Sweatshirt”
Converse Auckland Racer – Size? Exclusives
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star “Boston”
Converse Pro Leather Vulc Hi
Converse One Star J Red “Made in Japan”
THIS WEEK IN PUMA NEWS
Puma’s got a comeback in the works – check out the impressive stories below.
Puma Trinomic XT1 Plus – 2013 Preview
Puma Trinomic XT1 Plus – White – Orange
Puma “Animal Pack” – Fall 2013
Puma Basket Classic Luxe Camo
Puma ‘Macht’s Mit Qualitat’ Classic Series – Fall 2013
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Another great week of customs – check them out and vote for your favorite!
This Week in Custom Sneakers: 5/18 – 5/24