Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 12/21 – 12/27
We’re closing out a week en route to one of the biggest sneaker dates of the year – the release of the annual Air Jordan 11. However, tomorrow’s Gamma Blue 11 drop isn’t all that’s worth talking about, because this week was stacked with headlines. Starting off, we saw a bundle of new Air Jordan Retros for 2014, while catching a first glimpse at a new Lifestyle Kobe 9 model. The KD 6 was a big topic with a first detailed look at the “Energy” colorway, as was the LeBron 11 thanks to the series of college PE issues. Supreme x Foamposite hit us late in the week, revealing two colorways in some unique styling that only the streetwear brand can do. Other NSW news included the Year of the Horse Pack, which included the Air Max 1, Lunar Force 1, and much more. The Nike SB Dunk High “Tiffany” looks like its happening for real, which has garnered a mixed response from our readers.
A Kanye West x adidas collaboration may come to life as soon as next September, while Palace Skateboards unveiled its Reebok Workout Low CVS to much praise. New Balance has plenty of great 2014 release to start the year off strong, but Asics is closing out on a high note thanks to Extra Butter’s third installment of the #DL5. Some dope Vans releases are on the way like the 8FIVE2 and Bows & Arrows collaborations, while next year’s Year of the Horse Pack kept us excited for what else can drop in 2014. We discussed some interesting topics like the history Nike Basketball’s Christmas releases and the past December Air Jordan 11 releases, but none had the chatter going like our Sneaker News 2013 Year End Rewind, which covered every major topic of the past year. All of Weekly Rewind is ready for you below, so click through and get caught up.
SNEAKER NEWS 2013 READERS’ CHOICE POLL
Now it’s time to put it on your shoulders! Vote for your favorite sneakers in the 2013 Readers’ Choice Poll below.
Sneaker News 2013 Readers’ Choice Poll
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Ray Allen’s Retro PEs for Christmas was the biggest news of the day again, and a first detailed look at a new take on Infrared 6s gave us plenty to talk about.
Air Jordan 10 + 16 “Christmas” PEs for Ray Allen
Air Jordan 10 – Ray Allen “Christmas” PE
Air Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey”
Air Jordan 6 “Infrared 23″
“Infrared 23″ Air Jordan 6
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Gym Red”
Air Jordan 3Lab5 “Infrared” – Nikestore Release Info
Air Jordan 1 Mid – Navy – Orange
Air Jordan 1 Mid – Wolf Grey – Atomic Orange
Air Jordan 1 Mid – New Slate – Powder Blue – Wolf Grey
Air Jordan 2 – Carmelo Anthony “Nuggets Home” PE
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
A new LeBron colorway emerges, while the Spring 2014 “Low” gets a first look.
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
KD goes Floral. Twice.
Nike KD 6 “Aunt Pearl”
“Aunt Pearl” Nike KD 6
Nike KD 6 “Floral”
Kevin Durant’s Grandma Goes “Floral” in the Nike KD 6
Nike KD 6 NSW Lifestyle “Camo”
Nike KD VI – Black – Volt – Vivid Blue – Dark Grey
Nike KD 6 – White – Volt – Blue
Nike KD 6 + Hyperdunk 2013 “Arizona Wildcats” PEs
Nike KD 6 “Energy” – Arriving at Retailers
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
NIKEiD unveils its craziest option yet with the Shedding Skin on the Kobe 8.
NIKEiD Kobe 8 “Shedding Skin” Option – Available
Nike Kobe 9 NSW Lifestyle Has a SB Koston Outsole
Nike Kobe 8 “Year of the Horse” – Release Date
Nike Kobe 8 “YOTH” – Foot Locker Release Info
Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Prelude – Official Images
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4 “YOTH”
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4 – Court Purple – Wolf Grey – Volt | Release Date
THIS WEEK IN FOAMPOSITE NEWS
Supreme x Foamposite was the big news for this week, while a GS sample for 2014 might have smaller-footed sneakerheads excited.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
A week’s worth of NBA action with the 25 best kicks of Christmas. Check it out!
NBA Feet: The 25 Best Sneakers of Christmas Day 2013
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 12/20 – 12/22
NBA Feet: Russell Westbrook – Air Jordan 10 “Christmas” PE
Nick Young’s Air Jordan 11 Low “Lakers” Customs
Kyrie Irving Debuts the Nike Zoom Hyperrev
Spotlight on Three Nike Basketball “Christmas 2013″ PEs
James Harden’s Nike Zoom Crusader “Christmas” PEs
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Hulk Hogan, LeBron, and more in this week’s Celebrity Feet.
Hulk Hogan Asks Santa Claus for a Second Pair of Gamma Blue 11s
LeBron James in Nike LeBron 11 “Gators” PE
Gary Payton and Sons in Nike “Gloves”
Macklemore Shows Off Air Jordan 5 “Ducks”
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
A funky Air Max 90 with a Air Max 2014 outsole. You dig?
Nike Air Max 90 2014
Nike Air Max 90 ICE – February 2014
Nike Air Max 1 Premium “Geometric”
Nike Air Max 1 With Hologram, Sting-ray, and Mesh
Nike Air Max 1 “Night Track” – Release Date
Nike Air Zoom Flight The Glove – Blue – White
Nike Air Zoom Flight The Glove – Black/Red PE
Nike NSW Tiempo ’94 – Bronze – Atomic Orange – Yellow Ochre
Nike NSW Tiempo ’94 Mid QS – Green Abyss – Metallic Gold – Gamma Orange
Nike Tiempo ’94 Mid – Vachetta Tan – Volt
Nike Blazer Lux “Denim”
Nike Air Huarache – Cargo Khaki – Black
Nike Air Max 90 PRM – Dark Obsidian – Grey – Orange
Nike Roshe Run FB “Yeezy” – Nikestore Restock
Nike Roshe Run FB “Leopard” – U.S. Release Date
NIKE AIR MAX FLYKNIT – SPRING 2014 RELEASES
Some new colorways are on deck for the Air Max Flyknit.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Premier in Michigan get a high-top Dunk to top this week’s SB headlines.
Premier x Nike SB Dunk High “Petoskey” – Release Date
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Free Max “Light Crimson”
fragment design x Nike SB Eric Koston “Leather”
Nike SB Lunar One Shot – Base Grey – Crystal Mint
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Mid – Night Factor – Crystal Mint – Light Crimson
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Mid – Black – Base Grey – Night Factor
Nike SB Stefan Janoski – New Slate – Black – Varsity Maize
Nike SB Eric Koston 2 – Black – New Slate – Varsity Maize
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
Black denim arrives on the AF1, while a solid-soled version gives us a mini-throwback to the first round of Retros.
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
adidas is ready to bring back one of its most popular Basketball silhouettes.
adidas Originals Attitude Hi – 2014 Lookbook
adidas Originals Attitude Hi “Knicks” – Available
adidas Mutombo – Black Patent Leather Sample
Kanye West Has Designed 20 Shoes with adidas Thus Far
NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas Stan Smith – Japan Release Date
adidas Originals Hardcourt Hi Big Logo “Brooklyn Nets”
Rick Owens x adidas – Spring/Summer 2014 Preview
adidas Y-3 2014 Spring/Summer Footwear Collection
adidas Originals Campus 80s – Spring 2014 Releases
RONNIE FIEG x PUMA DISC BLAZE “COA”
Ronnie Fieg gives us a peek at the “Coat of Arms”.
WILL NIKE EVER RELEASE THE “RED OCTOBER” YEEZY 2?
Red Yeezys in 2013? Not likely. Join the discussion.
Will Nike Ever Release the “Red October” Yeezy 2?
AIR JORDAN 1 VS. AIR JORDAN V: WHOSE YEAR WAS IT?
Help us crown the Air Jordan model of 2013!
Air Jordan 1 vs. Air Jordan V: Whose Year Was It?
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Awesome customs to round out the week – peep them all below!
Air Jordan 11 Low “Arizona Wildcats” Customs by PKZUNIGA
Air Jordan 4 “Blue Undefeated” by Dank Customs
Air Jordan 1 “Bred Python” by JBF Customs
Air Jordan 5 “Red Spitting Cobra (Y.O.T.S.)” by Mr. Exclusive Customs
adidas Rod Laver “Disturbing Tha Peace” Customs for Ludacris