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Team USA Basketball Media Day

July 10th, 2012 by | 8 comments

team usa 2012 media day Team USA Basketball Media Day

Team USA Basketball is nearing the end of Training Camp in Las Vegas, as the final roster of 12 works out the last few kinks before moving forward to the World Basketball Festival later this week. Along with a practice session, the NBA stars took time to take some official Media Day photos, where LeBron James and Kobe Bryant stood proudly wearing the Team USA ‘Away’ uniforms. Some of Team USA members are teammates in real life, like the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in Tyson Chandler as well as the OKC Thunder trio of KD, Westbrook, and Harden. More of the official media day photos as well as a nice recap of their practice below, so take a look and keep in tune to Sneaker News for more Team USA coverage!

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Nike Air Force 1 Low + Dunk High ‘Olympic Pack’

April 18th, 2012 by | 23 comments

nike air force 1 low dunk high olympic pack Nike Air Force 1 Low + Dunk High Olympic Pack

Dreams of all types will be realized this August in London as the world stage gears up for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. During this grand occasion, Nike makes a concerted effort to pay tribute to its greatest athletes of the world, and there may be no better grouping than the 1992 Dream Team that dominated the game of basketball. We’ve seen quite a few impressive products thus far, like last night’s Gold Medal Pack and the NSW Dream Team Collection, but Nike has also chosen to go the simple route by producing this sick pack of NSW staples in the Air Force 1 Low and Dunk High, representing the iconic ’92 squad and the city that hosted the Dream Team to the top of the podium.

Last night, we gave you a quick teaser look at the two Dunk High releases; the USA Dunk High features a tonal red package with rip-stop nylon on the upper and the ‘USA’ tongue label, while the complementary Barcelona version matched Black and Red synthetic leather uppers with a yellow tongue. The Air Force 1 USA adopts a solid Navy upper with a regal Metallic Gold swoosh and the all-American gum outsole, while the Barcelona pair uses its own rendition of tonal red with a faux carbon fiber at the heel. These are likely to drop during the Fall 2012 season in time for the Games, so take a look at the gallery below and we’ll keep you updated with release information. Photos: kumastock

Nike Air Force 1 Low
488298-604 (USA)
488298-406 (Barcelona)

Nike Dunk High
317982-608 (USA)
317982-608 (Barcelona)

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Air Jordan Gold Medal Pack

April 17th, 2012 by | 107 comments

jordan gold medal pack 4 Air Jordan Gold Medal Pack

With 2012 marking the 20th Anniversary of the legendary Dream Team of 1992, Nike and Jordan Brand is going full throttle with Olympic-inspired releases in order to make 2012 on of the most memorable sneaker years in history. Nike’s got the Dream Team Collection on lock, but Jordan Brand will up the ante by bringing back the Air Jordan VII ‘Olympic’ while introducing yet another Air Jordan Package dubbed the ‘Gold Medal’ Pack; it features the Air Jordan VII (the model worn by MJ during the ’92 Dream Team run) as well as the Air Jordan VI (worn by the original Team Jordan athlete Ray Allen during the 2000 Games) with Gold at its core. Here we have a look at the Pack releases side by side, so the question is: Which of the two do you like better? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Sneaker News for updates as we near the August 18th release. Photo: jstforkicks22 on ISS

Air Jordan VI/VII ‘Gold Medal’ Pack
Multi-Color/Multi-Color
535357-935
08/18/12
$350

Air Jordan VI ‘Gold Medal’
Retro White/Gym Red-Metallic Gold-Sail

Air Jordan VII ‘Gold Medal’
Retro Black/Metallic Gold-Sail

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Nike Dunk High USAB Pack

April 17th, 2012 by | 3 comments

nike dunk high 2012 olympics Nike Dunk High USAB Pack

Extra points if your spying eyes caught these Dunk Highs in that preview image of upcoming Air Force 1s that we showed you yesterday. Here we have a first look at upcoming Nike Dunk High 2012 Olympics releases, paying tribute to Team USA as seen on the bold-font on the red pair as well as Barcelona (where the ’92 Olympic Games were held) on the Black/Red/Yellow colorway. The USA version appears to be partially build by ripstop nylon uppers, while the Barcelona goes with full synthetic leather. We’ve got a closer look at each individual tongue label below so take a look and stick with Sneaker News for more updates on this latest 2012 Olympics-inspired release. Photo: kumastock

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