Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 6/1 – 6/7
Time flies, doesn’t it? We’re at the last month of the first half of 2013, and the headlines don’t seem to stop, but Sneaker News, as usual, is first in line to keep you up to date. We brought you an exclusive look at an unreleased Air Jordan IX from Holiday 2012, and Jordan Brand brought out a Retro of the Air Jordan XX3 for Maya Moore. It’s a big week for basketball kicks as LeBron, as expected, whipped out a sick PE colorway of the Nike LeBron X Elite for the Finals. Kobe received a special pair of shoes to help with his recovery (he calls ‘em “Medical Mambas”), while Nike provided us with an official look at the Camo Foamposites. Paul Rodriguez celebrated his seventh signature shoe with an interview with us, and Nike iD brought back the “Invisible Woman” with some new options for the Air Force 1. Nike Sportswear will also introduce “Tape” – a new seamless upper build for their classic Air Max models.
New Balance introduces the H996 (think of it as a mid-top version of the 996) while revealing another 999 from its Elite stash. adidas is bringing back some of its earlier Kobe models later this year, and Ewing Athletics has its Focus Retro ready for a release later this month. Vans officially unveiled its collaboration with Tyler, The Creator, and Converse gave us a look at some upcoming First String renditions of the Auckland Racer and more. In the PE category, we showed you some interesting special editions for the likes of Deion Sanders and former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. Josh Childress, a noted sneakerhead in the NBA with an active Niketalk account, used his Vine account to show us his sneaker stash. The next Sneaker Con Summer 2013 tour date is also confirmed for June 29th in Miami. A full recap of Sneaker News Weekly Rewind is below, so give it a look and finish off the week by being on top of the important headlines of the week.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
A look at another unreleased Air Jordan IX, a potential Wale x Air Jordan, some PEs for Maya Moore, and a lot more news below if you’re an Air Jordan fan.
Air Jordan IX – Photo Blue Patent Leather – Black | Unreleased Sample
Air Jordan XX8 – Ray Allen NBA Finals PEs
Air Jordan V “Black Grape” – Beauty Shots
Air Jordan XX8 “Westbrook OKC Pack”
Wale Hints at a Future Jordan Brand Collaboration
Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” – New Release Date
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shadow” – Release Date
Air Jordan XX3 + Jordan Aero Mania – Maya Moore PEs
Air Jordan 4 GS – Pink – Purple
Air Jordan XI Low GS “Pink Snakeskin” – Available Early on eBay
Air Jordan IV “Green Glow” – Sample vs. Release Version Comparison
Air Jordan V Retro “Fire Red” – 2006 vs. 2013 Comparison
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
LeBron James whips out a sick Red/Gold PE for the 2013 NBA Finals.
Nike LeBron X Elite “Finals” PE
Nike LeBron X Low “Akron Aeros” – Release Date
Nike LeBron X EXT – Denim – Red – Sample
LeBron James in Nike LeBron X “Iron Man” Customs by Mache
Nike LeBron X Low “Hornets”
Nike LeBron X – Swin Cash “Home” PE
Nike LeBron X – Swin Cash “Away” PE
Nike LeBron X GS “Bright Crimson”
LeBron James to be on Cover of NBA 2K14
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
Nike helps Kobe out with a pair of “Medical Mambas”, while a 1-of-24 “Speed Pack” of Mambacurials hits Nike Vault.
Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial “Speed Pack”
Nike Creates a “Medical Mamba” Sneaker for Kobe Bryant’s Rehab
Nike Kobe 8 “Challenge Red”
Nike Kobe 8 “Blitz Blue” – Release Date
Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle – Gorge Green – Black – Sail
Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle “Gorge Green” – Release Date
THIS WEEK IN FOAMPOSITE NEWS
An official look at the Camo Foams, and another viewing of the upcoming “Weatherman” joints.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
The Finals kicked off with PEs galore – check out the recaps here.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
LBJ rocks red Foams after the Game 7 win, and Wale wears some Python IIIs at Summer Jam.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
We’ve got an exclusive interview with Paul Rodriguez below, while a slew of Dunk headlines (PEs, upcoming releases, etc.) kept the SB category as hot as ever.
P-Rod Discusses his Seventh Signature Model, Favorite Afterskate Shoes & Crown Jewel of his Collection
Nike SB App
Nike SB Dunk Low “Red Firecracker”
Nike SB Dunk High “Black Safari”
Nike SB Dunk High – Tyler Eklund PE
MIA Skateshop x Nike SB Dunk Low – Insoles
Nike SB Dunk High “Yellow Rip-stop”
Nike SB Dunk Mid – Blue – Black Grey
Nike SB Dunk Low – Red – Black – Yellow
Nike SB Dunk High – Pink – Blue – Brown – Sample
Nike Stefan Janoski “Crystal Mint”
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
Nike iD brings back the “clear” uppers, but some of the upcoming general releases have us impressed.
Nike Air Force 1 iD – Clear Options Available
Nike Air Force 1 Low – Arctic Green – White – Gum
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Nylon” – July 2013
Nike Lunar Force 1 Low – Black – Neon
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Scotch & Malbec” by Kal Seth
Nike Air Force 1 Downtown – Silver
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Canvas/Gum”
Nike Air Force 1 Low – Black/Gum
NIKE AIR MAX PREMIUM TAPE COLLECTION
#AirMaxTape. Check out the latest revision of the classic Air Max saga.
SIZE? x NIKE ROSHE RUN “URBAN SAFARI PACK”
Size? gets the first-ever collaboration on the Roshe Run, bringing in some ACG flavor with the “Urban Safari Pack”.
Size? x Nike Roshe Run “Urban Safari Pack”
THIS WEEK IN EWING NEWS
A great comparison between the OG and Retro Ewing Focus was presented this week, as was the release date of said Retro.
adidas Originals has some goodies in store in terms of runners and Kobe re-issues.
adidas CrazyQuick “Oil Spill”
adidas Originals Tech Super – Blast Blue – Black – Maroon
adidas Originals Tech Super – Bluebird – Black – Real Green
adidas EQT Elevation Retro – OG Colorways
adidas Rivalry Lo “Celtics”
adidas ZX700 – Bliss – Chrome – Aluminium
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
The New Balance 996 goes “Mid”. Thoughts?
New Balance 999 Elite Edition – Black – Red
“Tea Pack” New Balance 576
New Balance H996 Mid
New Balance H996 Mid – Tan – Brown
New Balance 574 – Yellow – Blue – White
New Balance 574 – Red – Blue – White
New Balance 574 – Green – Red – White
New Balance 996 Revlite – Black – Yellow
New Balance 996 Revlite – Grey
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Tyler’s collabo with Vans debuts, while a nice preview of upcoming WTAPS releases have Vans fans excited.
Tyler, the Creator x Vans Syndicate Old Skool – Officially Unveiled
WTAPS x Vans Vault – Fall 2013 Releases
Vans California Authentic “Checker Pack”
Vans Holiday 2013 Preview
WTAPS x Vans Vault – Fall 2013 Preview
Vans Classics “Ballistic Pack”
Vans California “Duck Camo” Pack
Vans California Sk8-Hi Reissue “Desert Suede”
Taka Hayashi x OTH x Vans 36 Originals LX
Vans DQM General to Open New Location in Boston
THIS WEEK IN CONVERSE NEWS
A nice preview of upcoming Converse First String is here, but check out the two other quirky All-Star releases.
Converse First String Fall 2013 Preview
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Hi “Sealing Wax Pack”
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star “Panda”
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star “Baseball Pinstripe Pack”
JOSH CHILDRESS GIVES A LOOK AT HIS SNEAKER COLLECTION ON VINE
A true sneakerhead in the NBA is Josh Childress, who just showed us a glimpse of his collection through Vine.
NIKE AIR MAX 90 “AIR PRES” PE MADE FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH
Check out this sick presidential PE of the Air Max 90!
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Another set of customs this week – check out This Week In Custom Sneakers!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN OG’S, PE’S & SAMPLES
Air Jordan V Prototypes? Cleats for Deion Sanders? Check out this week’s set of OGs, PEs, and Samples.
Air Jordan V Original Prototype
Air Jordan XI Low – Deion Sanders “Prime Time” Cleat PE
Air Jordan V “Dark Army” – Unreleased Look-See Sample
Air Jordan XVI Retro – Black – Gym Red – White – Metallic Silver | Unreleased Sample
Air Jordan IV “Marquette” on eBay
Air Jordan VI – Derek Jeter Game-Worn Autographed PE
SNEAKER CON MIAMI – JUNE 29, 2013
Sneaker Con is hitting Miami at the end of this month. Check out the official event info below.
Sneaker Con Miami – Saturday, June 29th, 2013