Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 1/18 – 1/24
The new year promises plenty of new kicks, and the third week of January certainly did not disappoint. We were treated with a look at yet another PE for the Oregon Ducks dubbed the “JumpDucks” PE, while three new colorways of the Kobe 9 Elite as well a first look at the Kobe 9 Low were revealed. LeBron’s upcoming Elite model was also leaked, shedding light on some new details that gives the shoe that high-tech stance rivaled by none other. KD is currently on a hot streak, and his buddy Randy shed light on some sick gold PEs that may release in the future. Plenty of BHM PEs were revealed on Monday like the Hyperrev, Hyperposite, and Hyperdunk 2014. Nick Young was given the honor of debuting the Kobe 9 Elite in an NBA game, while Kobe was spotted off-court wearing an all-new colorway of his enticing high-top sneaker.
Nike brought back a special NYC edition of the Air Trainer Huarache, while Nicky Diamonds officially unveiled the Nike SB Dunk High “Tiffany”, confirming the 2/8 release date. Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci’s collaboration with Nike Sportswear was revealed to be around the Air Force 1 High, while Sneaker News gave you an exclusive first look at the Nike Flyknit Lunar2. adidas is going strong with the Crazy 1 aka The KOBE, with all-black and all-white releases coming down the pipeline. Reebok set a release date for the “Orlando” colorway of the Kamikaze 1, while New Balance’s general releases continue to impress. Extra Butter’s fifth and final chapter of the #DL5 was revealed, while Japanese label BEAMS completed its on Vans partnership. We worked up some special features about the Pro Bowl sneakers and the history of the Air Tech Challenge II, while sneaker customizers gave an interesting spin on some existing kicks. Sneaker News Select brought you an interview with Ronnie Fieg, revealing much about his Paris endeavors. Continue below for Weekly Rewind in its entirety to be on top of your sneaker game!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
The Oregon Ducks get another Air Jordan V PE.
Air Jordan 5 “JumpDucks” – Oregon Ducks PE
Air Jordan 3 5Lab3
Air Jordan 9 “Barons” – On-Feet Images
Air Jordan 6 “Carmine” – On-Feet Images
Air Jordan 6 “Carmine” – Release Date
Air Jordan 11 GS – Blue – Green
Air Jordan 6 “Infrared 23″ – Release Date
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Barons”
“Infrared/Speckle” Air Jordan 2
Jordan “Legacy Level” at Shiekh Shoes San Francisco
Air Jordan 9 Retro “Barons” – Inspired by Michael Jordan’s First Retirement
Mid vs. Nouveau: Comparing two Air Jordan 1 Mid Styles
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
First look at the LeBron 11 Elite. Thoughts?
Nike LeBron 11 Elite
Nike LeBron 11 “SVSM Home” PE
Nike LeBron 11 “Summit Lake Hornets”
Nike LeBron 11 NSW Lifestyle “Leopard”
Nike LeBron 11 NSW Lifestyle “Anthracite”
NIKEiD LeBron 11 – Graffiti Option
Nike LeBron 6 “Beaverton” – Exclusive to Nike Employees
Nike LeBron 8 Low “Dolphins” Sample
The Numbers Behind LeBron’s 2013-2014 NBA Sneaker Rotation
Eleven Nike LeBron 11 PEs You Can Build on NIKEiD
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
We caught a look at three new colorways of the Kobe 9 Elite as well as a first look at the Kobe 9 Low.
First Look at the Nike Kobe 9 Low
Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Perspective”
Reflecting on the Past: Nike Kobe 8 Prelude
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4 – Grey – Purple
Vote For Your Favorite Nike Kobe Prelude Release
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
KD is on a streak! Check out the gold PEs that his buddy Randy gave us a look at.
Nike KD 6 “54 Points”
Nike KD 6 – Black – Orange – Red
Nike KD 6 “Washington DC”
Nike KD 6 “Floral/Aunt Pearl” – Available Early on eBay
NIKE & JORDAN BRAND BHM PEs
Monday was filled with great BHM on-court action.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Jay Z looks comfortable on that couch with the Taxi 12s, doesn’t he?
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
A bunch of NBA guys wore some sick shoes off the court, with “Kobe” being a common theme.
Kobe Bryant Debuts New Nike Kobe 9 Elite Colorway
Nick Young Debuts Nike Kobe 9 Elite
Derrick Rose Practices in adidas D Rose Englewood 2
LeBron James in Nike Kobe 6 Prelude
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade Show Off Courtside Sneakers
Richard Hamilton Shows Off Air Jordan 11 Retro Collection
Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul Cover ESPN The Music Issue
Dwyane Wade Welcomes Dorell Wright to Li-Ning Roster
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
A slew of upcoming NSW releases feature the “Yeezy” Foams and Air Trainer Huarache.
Nike Air Trainer 1 “Pro Bowl” – Release Date
Nike Air Trainer Huarache Premium “NYC”
Nike Air Flightposite Exposed “Year of the Horse” – US Release Date
Nike “Army & Navy” Pack – Size? Worldwide Exclusive
Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Solar Red”
Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Hot Lava” – Release Date
Nike Air Tech Challenge II – Upcoming 2014 Releases
Nike Sportswear “Geometric Pack”
Nike Air Huarache – Cargo Green – Sequoia Green – Neon
A Detailed Look at the Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Australian Open”
Nike Auto DT ’96
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci shows us what his collab with Nike is all about.
Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 RT Collection
Nike Air Force 1 Low CMFT “Year of the Horse”
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Oreo”
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Tech Challenge”
Nike Air Force 1 “Denim Pack” – Release Date
THIS WEEK IN FLYKNIT NEWS
Sneaker News dropped an exclusive look at the Nike Flyknit Lunar2.
A Detailed Look at the Nike Flyknit Lunar2
Nike Flyknit Lunar2 “Wolf Grey”
NIKEiD Lunar Flyknit2 – Available
Richard Sherman Has Some Words About The Nike Flyknit Lunar2
A Complete History of Nike Flyknit Sneakers
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Straight from the source: Nicky Diamonds officially unveils the Nike SB Dunk High “Tiffany”.
Nicky Diamonds Officially Unveils the Nike SB Dunk High “Tiffany”
Nike SB Dunk Low “Black History Month”
Nike SB Stefan Janoski – Summer 2014 Preview
Nike SB Dunk High “Chinese New Year” – Release Date
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski “Tiger Stripe” Pack – Release Date
NIKEiD SB Stefan Janoski “Paisley” Option
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Mid – New January 2014 Releases at JD Sports
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Mid – Dark Base Grey – Black – Purple
Nike SB Lunar Gato “Holland”
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
The all-black Kobes are back, and they may come in a sick 1-of-300 box.
adidas Crazy 1 “All Black”
adidas Crazy 1 “White” – Release Date
adidas Crazy 1 “Locomotive” Box Set
adidas Crazy 8 – Damian Lillard PE | Release Date
adidas Originals EQT Running Support 93 – Release Date
Upcoming adidas D Rose Model to Feature BOOST Technology
adidas FYW Prime Skin – Black – White – Grey
adidas T-Mac 3 “All-Star” Retro
adidas Makes the Stan Smith Into A Skate Shoe
Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals JS Wings “Iridescent Gold Foil”
Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook
adidas ZX 500 “Snake”
adidas Originals “Oil Spill” Pack
adidas Basket Profi “Luxury Pack” – Eagle
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
A clean colorway of the Q96 hits stores. A Shoe About Nothing, anyone?
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
New Balance comes through with some sick releases. Peep the Pool Blue 998s!
New Balance 998 Made in USA “Pool Blue”
New Balance 998 – Fall/Winter 2014 Preview
New Balance 1600 Elite Edition – Grey – Purple – Black
New Balance 574 “Stadium Jacket Pack” – Available
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
Packer Shoes has the lead in 2014 Kayano collaborations. Peep the release date for their “All Roads Lead to Teaneck”.
Extra Butter x Asics Gel Lyte V “Snake Charmer”
Packer Shoes x Asics Gel Kayano “All Roads Lead to Teaneck” – Release Date
Packer Shoes x Asics Gel Kayano “All Roads Lead to Teaneck” – Teaser
Packer Shoes Teases Second Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Collaboration
Asics “Lovers & Haters” Pack
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Japanese label BEAMS wants you to have a good time with these new Vans collabs.
50 YEARS OF NIKE INFOGRAPHIC
A ton of info on Nike that you didn’t know about. Read below!
THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE NIKE AIR TECH CHALLENGE II
The Air Tech Challenge II was a cultural icon. If you weren’t around back in the day, check out this feature we put together!
A LOOK BACK AT NFL PRO BOWL PEs BY NIKE
What sneakers did Nike drop for the Pro Bowl? See them all here.
TAIWAN’S K-PALS SNEAKER SHOW
Plenty of sneaker heat spotted at K-Pals in Taiwan.
A Look at Taiwan’s K-Pals Sneaker Show
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Bape, Breaking Bad, and more in this week’s best sneaker customs.
Jeremy Scott x adidas “Bad BeAr” by Revive Customs
adidas BOOST “Bape” by C2 Customs
Air Jordan 4 “Green Glow Python” by JBF Customs
Air Jordan 7 “Air Tech Challenge 3/4″ Customs by Ramses
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN SAMPLES & PEs
A look at some rare and unreleased samples from the Jumpman.
THIS WEEK ON SNEAKER NEWS SELECT
Top Tens and Ronnie Fieg in this week’s Sneaker News Select.