June 11, 2010 BY Aaron Kr.
The month of June can only mean one thing: BASKETBALL. The NBA Finals are under way, the courts at local parks are getting filled, and new basketball kicks will drop soon. Sneaker News brought you an extensive look at the Nike/JB/Converse Basketball Product showcase as well as info regarding the World Basketball Festival, as we gave you a great look at the Foamposite x Nike Air Force 1 High, Nike Hyperfuse, Nike Hyperdunk 2010, and four Jordan Brand models in a great inspired colorway. Staying on topic of hoops, the NBA Finals kicked off with a brand new Nike Zoom Kobe V Home and Away PE called the Big Stage Edition. In other sneaker-related news, John Wall, who isn’t an official NBA player yet, inked a multi-million dollar deal with the resurgent Reebok brand, and we got a confirmation of yet another Foamposite One for Spring 2011 as well as another New York beach inspired AF1.
Jordan Brand also made some noise in addition to its Fall 2010 Showcase that we extensively covered. We provided even more details, images, and comparisons of the AJVI Infrared Pack, but it was a peculiar pair of the Air Jordan IV that was seen at the Kicks Lab event in Tokyo from last weekend that had our readers buzzing this week. Also, a special Air Jordan 2010 colorway was designed by Undertow, an artistic trio from Portland, and the week came to a close on a high note, as we got a look at the next Jordan Brand BIN23 Collection, the Air Jordan XIII Premio. Check in with the Sneaker News Weekly Rewind, the one-stop shop for all sneaker related news of the past week.
NIKE/JORDAN/CONVERSE – WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT/PRODUCT SHOWCASE
The Sneaker News crew was invited to a special event hosted by Nike, Jordan Brand, and Converse in which the three brands announced a special event as well as provided a preview its Fall 2010 Basketball Footwear.
World Basketball Festival 2010 Showcase
Nike, Jordan Brand, Converse and USAB Announce World Basketball Festival 2010 in NYC
Kevin Durant & Yi Jianlian Talk World Basketball Festival 2010
Jordan Brand – ‘For the Love of the Game’ – Fall 2010 Showcase
Nike Hyperfuse – Fall 2010 Showcase Preview
Nike Hyperdunk 2010 – Fall 2010 Showcase Preview
Converse Basketball – Fall 2010 Footwear Showcase
NBA FEET RECAP: 6/5 – 6/11
The NBA Finals continued on with Kobe Bryant wearing an Away colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe V Big Stage. The series is currently tied at two games a-piece.
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 FOAMPOSITE
The Nike Air Force 1 High x Foamposite will surely cause a stir once it releases, so Sneaker News provided an extensive gallery featuring this exciting shoe.
AIR JORDAN XIII (13) RETRO PREMIO – BIN 23 – FIRST LOOK
The third installment of the Jordan Brand BIN23 Collection was revealed to be the Air Jordan XIII (13).
Air Jordan XIII (13) Retro Premio – Bin 23
CELEBRITY FEET RECAP: 6/5 – 6/11
This week in Celebrity feet brought some familiar faces as well as the return of a blockbuster movie star that surprised us a few months ago.
Celebrity Feet: Styles P – Air Jordan 1 Premier – Obsidian – Cerulean
Celebrity Feet: Kanye West – Air Jordan Spiz’ike – Grape
Celebrity Feet: Tom Cruise – Nike Air Max Hyperize
Celebrity Feet: Drake, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Nelly, & More – 2010 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Show
Celebrity Feet: LeBron James – Air Jordan VII – Defining Moments
Celebrity Feet: Drake, Rick Ross, Trey Songz, & More – Hot 97 Summer Jam 2010
Celebrity Feet: Fabolous – Air Jordan VI Retro – White – Varsity Red
Celebrity Feet: Common – Nike Air Yeezy – Zen Grey
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE – PEWTER – SPRING 2011
2010 featured a healthy does of Foamposite, and 2011 doesn’t look much different as we got confirmation of a new colorway of the Foamposite One for Spring 2011.
Nike Air Foamposite One – Metallic Pewter – Black
JOHN WALL SIGNS WITH REEBOK
Reebok looks to re-gain its 90’s basketball prominence by signing the top draft prospect to a multi-million dollar deal that guarantees two signature shoes.
John Wall Signs with Reebok
NIKE ZOOM KOBE V – ‘BIG STAGE’ AWAY
The Big Stage is what Kobe works for, and we got a look at the Away colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe V Finals colorway.
Nike Zoom Kobe V (5) – ‘Big Stage’ – Away Edition
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 – HAMPTONS
One Long Island beach-inspired pair of Forces caused some argument, but this upcoming pair taken after the Hamptons should bring some calm.
Nike Air Force 1 – Hamptons | July 2010
UNDERTOW x JORDAN BRAND
A creative trio of graphic artists from Portland had the opportunity to design their own colorway of the Air Jordan 2010.
KICKS LAB VOL. 5 – EVENT RECAP
A sneaker convention on the other side of the globe revealed a strange pair of the Air Jordan IV.
Kicks Lab Vol. 5 – Event Recap
AIR JORDAN VI INFRARED PACK – AVAILABLE EARLY/NEW IMAGES
Sneaker News provided even more details of the most anticipated, most hyped, and most previewed Air Jordan in recent memory – the Air Jordan VI Infrared Pack.
Air Jordan VI Infrared Pack | Available Early @ Osneaker
Air Jordan VI Infrared Pack vs. 2000 Retro/Varsity Red – Side-by-Side Comparisons
Air Jordan VI (6) – Infrared Pack | New Detailed Images
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