June 6, 2014 BY John Kim
It’s the first Friday of June, so we understand if many of you have tuned out of the world of sneakers a little and choose to enjoy the world outdoors. However, you might’ve missed some important headlines today and throughout the week, so here’s a rundown of everything you may need to store in your brain. Starting off, Jordan Brand confirmed that the Retro will be completely upgraded for 2015 in regards to materials and manufacturing. In spite of wearing the Soldier VII throughout the Finals, LeBron had some incredible PEs of his LeBron 11 ready for him. Asics and New Balance previewed a ton of great footwear for the month of July, while two new Kobe 9 Elite Lows had us dropping our mouths in awe. There’s plenty more to catch up on, so read below for Sneaker News Weekly Rewind and stay tuned for another week of the best news and updates on sneakers.
JUNE 2014 SNEAKER RELEASES
Get a rundown of all the confirmed releases for June.
June 2014 Sneaker Releases
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Big news for all: the Air Jordan Retro is getting a big upgrade in 2015.
Air Jordan Retros To Be “Remastered” Beginning Spring 2015
Air Jordan Retros Confirmed For Spring 2015
“OVO” Air Jordan 6
Air Jordan 6 “Black/Infrared” – 2014 Retro
Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” – Release Date
Jordan Future “Reflective”
Air Jordan 4 “Oreo” Releasing in 2015
Air Jordan 4 “Columbia” Retro Returning in 2015
Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” – Release Date
Air Jordan 14 “Thunder” – Release Date
Air Jordan 6 Retro GS “Bright Grape”
Ray Allen’s Air Jordan XX8 SE PE for NBA Finals Game 1
Air Jordan XX8 SE “Finals” PE for Kawhi Leonard
Charlotte Hornets Mascot Hugo Creates A Buzz With Concord 11s
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
LeBron’s got some sick PEs for the Finals!
Nike LeBron 11 Elite NBA Finals PE
Nike LeBron 11 “Independence Day”
Nike LeBron 11 2k14 – Available on eBay
LeBron James in Nike LeBron 11 “Crown Jewel” Before NBA Finals
Nike LeBron 11 Low – Atomic Mango – Light Base Grey – Kumquat
LeBron James Wore This Nike PE During His First Career Playoff Game
NIKE KD 7
A quick first look at the Nike KD 7 is here.
Nike KD 7
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
Nike breaks necks with two upcoming Kobe 9 Elite Lows.
The Lil’ Penny Posite is introduced in three great new colors.
Nike Officially Unveils the Lil’ Penny Posite in Three New Colorways
Nike Air Foamposite One “Concord” – Release Date
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
An oft-overlooked Air Max silhouette is making a return soon.
Nike Air Max 93 Retro “Citrus” + “Menthol”
Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid – Black – White – Rave Pink – Varsity Purple
Nike Air Max 1 Lunar “OG Sport Red”
Nike Air Huarache Trainer With A Vulc Sole
Nike Blazer Mid “Independence Day”
Nike 21 Mercer to Re-open on June 11th
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
Independence Day Forces for the AF1 fanatics across the nation.
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Independence Day 2014″
Nike Air Force 1 Mid ’07 – June 2014 Releases
Nike Lunar Force 1 Low – University Red – Black
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Gold Elephant” – Release Date
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Trinidad James talks about his favorite SB Dunks.
NBA ANNIVERSARY SNEAKER
An odd number to celebrate, but check out the sneaker celebrating the NBA’s 68th birthday.
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
Kobe Retros are back (but don’t call them Kobes).
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
The Kamikaze II Low returns to the Low.
Reebok Kamikaze II Low
Reebok Blast – 2014 Retro
Reebok Pump Omni Lite OG – White – Black – Orange
Major DC x Reebok Insta Pump Fury Preview
Social Status x Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Hornets” – Teaser
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
We got a first look at the New Balance Made in USA “Author’s Collection”.
New Balance Unveils Made in USA “Authors Collection”
Cone Mills Denim x New Balance 1300
A Look At 20 New Balance Releases Coming In July
New Balance 996 “White”
New Balance 996 “Gold Logo”
New Balance MT580 – July 2014 Preview
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
Big time Asics previews this week. See them below!
Asics Gel Lyte III “Red Bandana”
Asics Gel Lyte III “Black Bandana”
Asics Gel Lyte III – Dark Grey – Blue
Asics Gel Lyte III – Grey – Purple – Orange
Asics Gel Lyte III With a Multicolor Sockliner
Asics Gel Saga – White – Orange – Purple
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Vans hits us with a steady mix of great new classics.
THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER TOPICS
Pop Culture, Luxury copycats, Hip-hop Sneakers – see this week’s best Sneaker Topics!
$3 Million Worth of Stolen Nike Sneakers Recovered Five Years Later
Sneakers Unofficially Inspired By Pop Culture Icons
A History of Luxury Sneaker Copycats
New Balance Suing Karl Lagerfeld for Sneaker Ripoff
Sneaker News NINE@NINE: Hip-Hop Sneakers
Staff Insights: Favorite Hybrid Models
10 Sneaker Headlines To Remember From May 2014
Sneaker Headlines & Predictions for June 2014
BEST OF #SNEAKERNEWS – SPURS EDITION
Best of #SneakerNews celebrates the Spurs’ advancing to the NBA Finals with a special showcase on black/grey/white sneakers.
Best of #SneakerNews – Spurs Edition
THIS WEEK ON SNEAKER NEWS SELECT
Hands down the best Air Force 1 Collection we’ve seen. You get to see it here, and only here.
SELECT Collections: BikeManX Part 2 – Air Force 1s