Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 10/5 – 10/11
The Holiday 2013 sneaker season is in full effect, and this week’s news gave us a strong indication that these three months will be huge. We saw two brand new Foamposite colorways, a variant colorway of the Air Jordan 3Lab5, and two new LeBron 11 colorways that we’ve never seen. Nike Running made two huge leaps with the introduction of the Air Max+ 2014 and the Flyknit Air Max. Jordan Brand unveiled a series of Air Jordan 12 PEs for its NFL athletes, and Nike Sportswear introduces the “Monotones Pack”, which can be viewed as a throwback to the original “One’s Pack” from the early 2000′s. A “What The” version of the Kobe 8 came to light, while a first look at the “Wheat” Nike KD 6 gave the shoe an interesting lifestyle-esque POV.
The NBA season is ready to go, and we provided some nice pre-season recaps of the best sneaker heat. adidas rose to the occasion with a sick collaboration with mita sneakers, while New Balance wowed us with the dope navy/burgundy combo known as the Blue Tab Pack. Vans continued its impressive approach to season-specific footwear, but Reebok takes the cake with the “For Players Only Pack” of Reebok Questions, which surely will ruffle the feathers of its rival brands. Sneaker News Select provided some awesome stories as well, led by a deep look into the sneaker collection of Franalations. There’s plenty more to see in Sneaker News Weekly Rewind, so enjoy it in full below to get caught up with the best sneaker news source on the planet.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Air Jordan 12 Cleats, Powder Blue Retros, Doernbecher Jays…what a week!
Air Jordan 5 3Lab5 – Black – Red
Jordan Brand Unveils Air Jordan 12 PE Cleats for 2013 Season
Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” Packaging
Air Jordan 12 “Gamma Blue” – On-Feet Images
“Powder Blue” Air Jordan 10
“Powder Blue” Air Jordan 3
Air Jordan 10 “Doernbecher”
Jordan 6 Rings “Breast Cancer Awareness” PE Cleats
Air Jordan 10 GS “Fusion Red”
Air Jordan 5 GS – Metallic Blue – Yellow – Green
Chris Paul Talks About His Jordan Signature Line, Meeting Michael Jordan, and More
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Nike unveils the Gamma Blue LeBron 11, and a first look at the Christmas joints dropped this week as well.
Nike LeBron 11 “Gamma Blue” – Officially Unveiled
Nike LeBron 10 vs. 11 “Christmas” Comparison
Nike LeBron 11 “T-Rex”
Nike LeBron 11 NSW Lifestyle – Officially Unveiled
“Christmas” Nike LeBron 11 GS
Nike LeBron 11 GS – Black Carbon Fiber – Pink
Nike LeBron Soldier 7 “The Power Couple”
Nike LeBron 11 NSW Lifestyle – Reflect Silver – Dark Charcoal
Nike LeBron 11: Engineered for Powerful Precision from the Ground Up
LeBron James on the NIKEiD LeBron 11
Nike Zoom LeBron 3 “Dunkman” on eBay
Nike LeBron “23 to 6″ Exhibit at Next Akron
NIKE KOBE 8 “WHAT THE KOBE”
It turns out Kobe’s 8th will be donning the “What The” theme.
Nike Kobe 8 “What the Kobe”
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
Maryland Blue Crabs and Wheats. Not a bad week for the easy money sniper.
THIS WEEK IN POSITE NEWS
A look at two new Foamposites kept this category rather interesting!
Nike Air Foamposite Pro – Red – Black – Blue
Nike Air Foamposite One – Grey – Volt
“Doernbecher” Nike Air Foamposite One
Nike Air Max Hyperposite – PJ Tucker “Glow in the Dark” PE
Nike Air Flightposite Exposed – Release Date
THIS WEEK IN NBA/CELEBRITY FEET
The NBA season isn’t here yet but there’s still plenty to see as far as on court shoes.
NBA Pre-Season Feet: Around The League – 10/5 – 10/7
NBA Pre-Season Feet: Around The League – 10/8 – 10/10
NBA Pre-Season Feet: Kevin Durant in Nike KD 6 “OKC Away”
NBA Feet: 10 Things To Expect For The 2013-2014 Season
Chris Paul in Air Jordan 1 “LOTS” for Jimmy Kimmel Live
Victor Cruz Talks About His Favorite Air Jordan
Drake Shows Off His Air Jordan Retro Hook-ups
NIKE AIR YEEZY 2 “MBDTF” SAMPLE
That grail of Yeezys shows up again.
Nike Air Yeezy 2 “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” Sample
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
An interesting carbon fiber group of NSW classics has excited for the “Monotones” pack.
Nike Air Max 1 SP “Great Ones”
Nike Air Max 1 SP “The Monotones Vol. 1”
Nike Air Trainer 1 SP “The Monotones Vol. 1″
Nike Flyknit Air Max
Nike Air Max 90 CMFT Tape – Grey Zebra – Yellow – Pink
“Green Abyss” Nike Zoom Flight The Glove
Nike Air Max 1 “Prize Blue”
Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Tonal Suede Pack”
Nike Air Tech Challenge Huarache – Grey – Blue
Nike Air Max 95 “Ekiden Pack”
Nike Free Inneva Woven – Obsidian – Deep Royal Blue
Nike Air Diamond Turf – Black – Blue – Orange – Mint
Nike Air Max 95 – Cool Grey – Team Red
Nike Free Flyknit Chukka
Nike WMNS Dunk Sky Hi SneakerBoot PRM “Reflective Silver”
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
The Nike Air Force 1 is stuck in Downtown mode. Slim soles everywhere.
Nike Air Force 1 “Space Pack”
Nike Air Force 1 SP “The Monotones Vol. 1″
Nike Air Force 1 SP – Grey Speckle – Carbon Fiber+
Nike Air Force 1 Downtown – Dark Purple – Yellow
Nike Air Force 1 Downtown PRM – White – Gold – Gum
Nike Air Force 1 Downtown – Black – Leopard
Nike Air Force 1 Low – Brave Blue – Green Glow
Nike Air Force 1 Downtown High – Slate Suede
Nike Air Force 1 Low – Dark Loden – White
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
We’re still waiting for the last Floral Janoski pair.
Nike SB Dunk Low – Black – Brown Crackle Print
Stussy x Nike SB Trainerendor
Nike SB Dunk High – Blue – Black – Red
Nike SB Dunk Low “Black Rain” – Release Date
Nike SB P-Rod 7 Hyperfuse Max
Nike SB Stefan Janoski AC RS “Medium Grey Wool”
Nike Stefan Janoski Digi Floral “Mandarin” – Release Date
Nike SB Dunk High – Eric Koston Wear-Test Sample on eBay
NIKE AIR MAX+ 2014 – OFFICIALLY UNVEILED
The Nike Air Max 2014 is coming, Nike drops off the official images.
Nike Air Max+ 2014 – Officially Unveiled
NIKE CEO, CFO & PRESIDENT DISCUSS FUTURE OF THE BRAND
Get some insights from the minds behind the Swoosh empire.
Nike CEO, CFO, and President Discuss Future of the Brand
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Reebok breaks the rules by resurrecting some LeBron and Kobe PEs.
Reebok Question “For Player Use Only” Pack
Bodega x Reebok Classic “U.S.B.D.G.A.”
Reebok Pump Omni Lite “Pumpkin”
Crooked Tongues x Reebok Classic Leather – Teaser
SneakersNStuff x Reebok Kamikaze II “Wool” Sample
Reebok Shaqnosis – Black – Nuclear Yellow – Excellent Red
Reebok Kamikaze II “Glow in the Dark” – Release Date
Reebok GL 6000 – Teal Gem – Brown – White
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
We teamed up with adidas Originals and Millennium Shoes for a launch party out West-free gear and all.
mita sneakers x adidas Originals Torsion Allegra
adidas Originals Introduces Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2013 Collection
adidas Originals Torsion Trail Mid – Holiday 2013 Colorways
Sneaker News x adidas Originals Mutombo Challenge Video
Sneaker News x Millennium Shoes x adidas Originals Mutombo “Mile High” – Release Event Recap
adidas D Rose 4 – Available
adidas Originals Collector’s Project
KZK x Mark McNairy x adidas Originals Rom McNasty
adidas Originals “Run Thru Time 90s Pack”
adidas Signs Joakim Noah
adidas Busenitz ADV “Special”
Jeremy Scott and adidas Discuss the “Money Wings”
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
More inline MT580s, what’s not to like?
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Vans comes through with more patterned pairs and a few zippers as well.
Vans California Cali Tribe Pack
Vans Hiker Pack – Holiday 2013
Vans Vault Sk8-Hi LX Zip – Holiday 2013 Releases
Vans Madero “14 Oz. Pack”
Vans Era “Snorkel Blue”
Vans California Authentic “Gumsole Pack”
Vans LPE “Guate”
Vans California Mid Skool 77 “Pebble Leather” Pack
RAJON RONDO INTRODUCES THE ANTA RONDO 1
Rondo makes his move to team ANTA official.
Rajon Rondo Introduces the ANTA Rondo 1
SNEAKER CON MIAMI OCTOBER 2013 – EVENT RECAP
Sneaker Con Miami proved themselves again. Get a look at both the on-feet and event recaps.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Breaking Bad Foamposites. Need we say more?
This Week in Custom Sneakers: 10/5 – 10/11
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN OG’S, PE’S & SAMPLES
Carmelo Anthony’s rich pedigree of exclusive Jordans comes to light again.
We dipped into one of the best Nike SB collections out there, checked out an NYC born Asics collab, linked up with Gary Warnett, and more.