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Air Jordan 5 “Laney” – Beauty Shots

October 31st, 2013 by | 17 comments

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Across the last couple of years, Jordan Brand’s output of Retro Air Jordan releases is one that has been littered with rather basic colorways with the purpose of telling a unique story. The Air Jordan 9 “Kilroy Pack” reminded us of Michael Jordan’s fictional alter ego, the Air Jordan 5 “Bel Air” had us reminiscing over some classic on-screen sneaker appearances of the 90s, and the various “Fear Pack” releases echoed a tagline from an MJ-featuring commercial of old. This story-telling initiative is one that originates as far back as 2000 with the original Air Jordan 5 “Laney”, at the start of the long-forgotten era when the majority of the OG Jordans were yet to be re-released, most of whatever hit stores remained on shelves for some time, and when the disappearance of Nike Air branding was something to merely shrug at.

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Nike KD 5 “Area 72 Remix” by JustWin Customs

October 29th, 2013 by | 7 comments

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Nike Basketball followed up 2012′s “Galaxy” theme with the “Area 72″ Collection back in February, unveiling another outer-space themed set of must-have sneaker releases. The Nike KD 5 was a highly coveted pick of the litter, with the light green upper being paired with the eye-catching graphic on the inner, and JustWin Customs shows us how it would look if that outer space look went tonal on the shoe. We’ve got a gallery of the “Area 72 Remix” below, so check it out and let us know if you like this version better than the released model!

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Sneaker News Listed as one of 10 Most-Followed Brands on Instagram

October 29th, 2013 by | 7 comments

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Are you following Sneaker News on Instagram? Over 1.5 million other sneakerheads are, an immense following that’s earned us a little bit of recognition over on the social media news outlet Mashable. They recently compiled a quick listing of the 10 Most-Followed Brands on Instagram, and we managed to land on #10 on the list, joining the likes of media titan MTV, National Geographic, and Nike  themselves. A huge, huge thanks to our loyal readers and Instagram photo-likers is due, so…Thank You! See the breakdown of Mashable’s top-10 list below and then make sure you’re following @SneakerNews for up to date photos and information on the latest sneaker news.

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Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 10/19 – 10/25

October 25th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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Another busy week in sneakers fell on our laps as we approach the final week of October – inching ever so closer to the big Black Friday and Christmas releases. In Jordan news, a great event at the Nike Vault highlighted Chris Paul’s personal Air Jordan collection. On the other coast, the LeBron news was on point as always, as an official unveiling of the “Forging Iron” and some detailed shots of the “Carbon Fiber” and “Miami vs. Akron” gave us a better idea of the upcoming releases. Nike unveiled the “Away” rendition of the KD 6, while NIKEiD opened up a simple yet effection option for the Kobe 8. Foams were a hit as always thanks to the release date on the Safari joints, while NSW kept itself in the loop with the Pendleton collaboration in the N7 capsule and the Penny Hardaway AF1s. More Country Camo Air Max joints revealed themselves, while a big Nike SB collab finally released.

Celebs and the NBA were a big headline yet again thanks to Cam’ron’s appearance in some upcoming ‘Boks and Demar DeRozan rocking some unreleased Jordan Retros. Ewing’s got a great line-up for November, as does Reebok, with a few collaborative releases on the way. adidas unveiled one of the best D Rose colorways ever – a “Boardwalk” edition that celebrates Rose’s triumphant comeback and the arduous rehab that he went through in Southern California. New Balance unexpectedly dropped some Made in USA 576s, while Vans and UBIQ showed us their collaboration inspired by a Japanese tattoo shop. Sneaker News Select came through again with a look at a sick Air Force 1 collection and more, while custom kicks were again a big topic of chat. Sneaker News Weekly Rewind is ready for you below, so take a look and get caught up in the last seven days of Sneaker News!

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New Balance 998 – Navy – Burgundy

October 22nd, 2013 by | 3 comments

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More drops from New Balance’s Fall/Holiday 2013 American Renegade Collection are hitting retailers as we get a nice detailed look at the navy/burgundy 998s. Sneaker News first previewed these in our in-depth Sneaker News Select spotlight on the entire set, and now they’re appearing rather irresistible as they begin to pop up on store shelves. If you need them, stop on over at Kith and other select New Balance retailers and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more New Balance release info and updates.

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Bodega x Reebok Classic Leather “U.S.B.D.G.A.”

October 15th, 2013 by | 8 comments

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Last Friday Sneaker News showed you a teaser of Reebok Classic’s collaboration with Boston-based Bodega, and based on the images, a strong military theme was to be expected. Today, Bodega unveils the “U.S.B.D.G.A.” edition of the Reebok Classic Leather in full, revealing the “Killer Bee Stingers” unit inspired by specialized military divisions from the past. The design combines desert camouflage with yellow suede toe-boxes, royal blue liners, and the store’s namesake embossed on the tongue and heel. The shoes also come with a special t-shirt, and the pack will retail for $130 entirely on the official release date of October 19th. A full gallery is below so take a look and let us know what you think.

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NBA Feet: 10 Things To Expect For The 2013-2014 Season

October 9th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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With one week of the NBA pre-season in the books, we can tell already that this season of NBA Feet Recaps will have more than ever in store for us. After all, Nate Robinson wasn’t the highlight of the Nuggets’ first exhibition game with his ‘Space Jam’ customs, but it was his teammate Quincy Miller that brought out the Air Jordan 5 Tokyo 23. That’s pretty much a solid appetizer for what’s to come in what’s shaping up to be the most action-packed NBA season of sneakers, and we can confidently say that nobody in the NBA is safe from guarding someone with unexpected heat.

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