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Staff Insights: 21st Century Air Jordans

April 18th, 2014 by | 34 comments

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Yesterday, Jordan Brand introduced the world to the Air Jordan XX9, a woven one-piece upper design that again makes use of the Flight Plate cushioning system. It’s no secret that not all of the legacy models have set the sneaker world on fire the way those early Air Jordan offerings did, but there’s no denying some of the bold achievements they’ve made along the way in the name of performance and innovation. It seems like after the XIV, many of the later models tend to remain a bit more obscure than their uber-iconic predecessors, so with the latest game shoe being revealed this week, it seemed like a perfect time to shine some light on some of the best post-2000 installments. In this edition of Staff Insights, our team pinpoints some of their favorite Air Jordans from the latter half of the line’s tenure.

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Sneaker News Staff Insights: On Our Radar

April 11th, 2014 by | 1 comment

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Here at Sneaker News, we spend most of our work day looking ahead at a constant stream of upcoming releases waiting to pour out into the market. With all that visual stimulation flooding in, it’s pretty impossible not to fall in love at first sight with some of the shoes we cover. While some of us practice more restraint than others when it comes to acting on our impulses, we all have our eyes peeled at all times for our next object of infatuation. In this week’s edition of Staff Insights, our team reveals some of the tempting footwear targets currently on our respective radars.

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Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament – Champion Unveiled

April 9th, 2014 by | 39 comments

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Thirty-two hopeful Nike LeBrons were hand-selected to take part in our Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament, and after weeks of voting, we’ve finally narrowed it down to one true champion. It wasn’t much of a surprise that the earlier models were the ones to exit early, because the Nike LeBron signature line didn’t take off until the era of Jason Petrie and Miami. As the field was narrowed down to sixteen, eight, four, and two, it was clear that the golden era of King James’ sneaker history is certainly post-Decision, and the final match-up was a perfect representation of this change. The LeBron 10 Cork, which signified LeBron’s greatest achievement as a Miami Heat, and the LeBron 8 South Beach, which served as a turning point in LeBron’s career, went head to head in the Final round, but only one can be called the winner. Before we reveal the victor, we’d like to thank all of our fans that participated during every round of voting, and your involvement is the sole reason why we can crown this sneaker as the King of LeBrons. Are you ready? The Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament Champion is…

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An Invite to the Air Jordan XX9 Unveil

April 8th, 2014 by | 27 comments

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The Air Jordan XX9 is coming. As we’ve mentioned previously, the sneakers will be unveiled at an exclusive Jordan Brand event that’s scheduled for next Thursday, April 17th. The silhouette isn’t supposed to launch until Fall, but Jordan has decided to show the world what they’ve cooked up way ahead of time, and Sneaker News will be on hand to give you the best coverage out there. Unfortunately, the general public won’t have access, but as long as you keep it locked in here, you’ll get all the first-hand views and info you’ll ever need. See Jordan Brand’s official invite slip below and let us know down in the comments if you’ve got any predictions for the upcoming Air Jordan 29 that will be unveiled next week.

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Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament – Championship Round

April 7th, 2014 by | 68 comments

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Tonight, the sporting world will crown a new champion in sports as the final game of the NCAA March Madness tournament will go down between Kentucky and UConn. Here at Sneaker News, we’ve got a significant match-up going on too – the Championship Round of the Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament. In this ultimate battle between two great LeBrons, one victor will arise as the best LeBron to ever do it. So which will it be? The LeBron 10 “Cork”, which celebrated LeBron’s greatest achievement as a member of the Heat, or the LeBron 8 “South Beach”, the shoe that marked the new era for King James? Vote below if you’ve got an opinion and stay tuned as we will reveal the crowned champ of the 2014 March Madness Tournament on Wednesday.

VOTING IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY, APRILĀ  8th at 11:59 PM EST

CLICK BELOW TO VOTE

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Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament – Final Four

April 3rd, 2014 by | 136 comments

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It’s Final Four time. The Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament is now down to four contestants, and it’s safe to say that predicting a champion has never been more challenging. What began as a pool of 32 significant Nike LeBrons is now an exclusive set of four sneakers – all of which have reached this juncture with your votes. We’ve witnessed some predictable outcomes thus far , but that doesn’t mean there were a few surprises on the way; three of the four contestants are indeed #1 seeds, but a #3 selection has managed to climb to the top. Voting is open now, so click below to let your voice be heard – you have until Sunday night at 11:59 PM to do so.

VOTING FOR THE FINAL FOUR ROUND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY, APRIL 6th, at 11:59 PM EST

CLICK BELOW TO VOTE!

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Sneaker Headlines & Predictions for April 2014

April 2nd, 2014 by | 18 comments

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Have you been keeping up to date with our monthly and yearly sneaker predictions for 2014? Not to toot our own horn, but Sneaker News has a pretty good track record to date as far as those forecasts are concerned. It’s time to pay attention again, as we’ve gathered another batch of headlines that we’re expecting will shape the month of April, 2014 in the world of sports footwear. As is usually the case, some of the items listed herein are more of a lock than others.

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