Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 6/19 – 6/25
The last week featured a plethora of scene-stealing Sneaker News; on the heels of Kobe’s 5th Championship, we got a first look at LeBron’s eighth signature shoe – until Kobe brought a new colorway of the Zoom Kobe V for the Championship Parade. LeBron’s free-agency in-decision has been the #1 topic in NBA news but a youngster named John Wall has a set future for now, as he was drafted first overall while being chosen to represent the Reebok Basketball label. The celebs were out in full force, as three of the best MC’s of this decade – Kanye, Hova, and Eminem – were out and about in some notable sneakers. Nike SB and Nike Running did what it could to get some notice, as we got a look at some early-2011 Nike SB releases, a sea of Air Max 2011 colorways, and an Air Max 24/7 in a familiar colorway.
But in the end, it was Jordan Brand who stole the spotlight and ruled the week; Sneaker News gave you a look into the next Air Jordan VII Retro and an OG AJ IX while confirming the releases of some big-time retros like Air Jordan III White Cement and the ‘Playoffs’ Air Jordan XIII. But surprisingly, it wasn’t the Retros or even the OG Jordan Brand apparel that caused the most buzz; Sneaker News gave you notice of two Jordan hybrid projects – one involved Air Max and the other a two-model hybrid with Collezione Package pairings. Don’t let this week fly over your head because there are enough teasers and previews to enjoy, so stop in and check out this week’s Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
AIR JORDAN SPRING 2011 – SNEAK PREVIEWS
Sneaker News provided its readers a hefty helping of Jordan Brand Spring 2011 releases which included new and old colorways of Air Jordan Retros as well as some astonishing hybrids.
Air Jordan XIII (13) Retro – ‘Playoffs’ – Confirmed for Spring 2011
Air Jordan VII (7) Retro – White – Orion Blue – Black – Infrared
Air Jordan 6-17-23 – Black – Concord – Dark Grey – Orion Blue
Air Jordan CMFT Max 11 – First Look
Jordan Brand – Spring 2011 Footwear Release Info
NIKE AIR MAX LEBRON VIII (8)
The widespread success of the Nike Air Max LeBron VII made it a tough act to follow, but a first look at the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII proved that Nike designers still had some tricks up their sleeves.
AIR JORDAN IX RETRO – BLACK – DARK CHARCOAL – TRUE RED
Jordan fans went wild at the deluge of new colorways of the Air Jordan IX, but a look at an upcoming retro of an OG colorway kept order in the court.
CELEBRITY FEET RECAP: 6/19 – 6/25
Heavy hitters from the recording studio and the baseball diamond came out to play, as Kanye, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Derek Jeter were spotted on the streets with some sweet kicks.
Celebrity Feet: Bun B & Dee of Dee and Ricky – G-Shock Event
Celebrity Feet: Jay-Z – adidas Originals Superstar
Celebrity Feet: Derek Jeter – Air Jordan 1 Retro High Premier – Obsidian
Celebrity Feet: Kanye West – Raf Simmons Canvas High Top Sneaker
Celebrity Feet: Ludacris – Air Jordan Dub Zero – White – Cement Grey
REEBOK OFFICIALLY INTRODUCES JOHN WALL & ZIGTECH SLASH
Reebok pulled out all stops in introducing John Wall and the Reebok Zig Slash as the face of the rejuvenated basketball wing of Reebok.
NIKE AIR MAX 24-7 – ‘EGGPLANT’
The omnipresent Eggplant colorway made its way on the super-hybrid Nike Air Max 24/7, and reader response was fairly mixed.
Nike Air Max 24/7 – Eggplant | Spring 2011
NIKE ZOOM KOBE V – CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE EDITION
The Big Parade followed the Big Stage, as Kobe Bryant showed off yet another colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe V during the Championship Parade following the Lakers’ victory.
NIKE AIR MAX 2011 – UPCOMING COLORWAY PREVIEW
Sneaker News gave you a complete look at the expected mens and womens colorways of the inFUSEd Nike Air Max 2011.
Nike Air Max 2011 – Upcoming Colorways
NIKE SB – SPRING 2011 PREVIEW
Continuing this week’s theme of Spring-time releases, Sneaker News showed you new colorways of the SB Dunk Low, Bruin, Blazer CS, and Omar Salazar headed for an early 2011 drop.
NIKE AIR 1/2 CENT – CRANBERRY & EGGPLANT | DETAILED IMAGES
This week did not go by without Foamposite, as we got a detailed look at the highly anticipated Eggplant and Cranberry colorways of the Nike Air 1/2 Cent.
VINTAGE AIR JORDAN WARM-UP SUITS
Sneaker News brought you along on a time machine to an era when matching your gear with your kicks was a lot simpler (and a lot fresher!).