August 27, 2010 BY John Kim
The weather’s cooling down and backpacks are beginning to be the norm, and that only means one thing; summer’s over. But for the last week of August, Sneaker News didn’t let you down as we brought you a plethora of great updates and features to turn your schoolwork frowns upside down. As usual, Sneaker News gave you a look at some great Air Jordan Samples as well as upcoming releases, as we provided a first-hand look at the Jordan Brand Holiday 2010 Lookbook that featured Wale and Lee England Jr (and that’s on top of all the celebrity feet). We also brought you Part 2 of the Pantone 284 Laser Jordan collection as well a retrospective on classic Air Jordan commercials. In addition to the Jordan frenzy Nike SB’s September line-up looked promising as ever and so did the Air Max/Nike Retro camp, as we got a peek at some great colorways that are soon to come and available now.
However this past week in Sneaker News was about more than updates and new images, but included some great features, like the New York Times’ investigative article on counterfeit sneakers. On the business side of things, Evan Turner joined an endorsement team from overseas, and one individual made up for a month’s quota for the Bespoke by creating ten (yes, ten) Bespokes in one sitting. Perhaps the most interesting piece of news was Nike’s attempts to patent the auto-lacing system, pointing to a possible production of the infamous self-lacing shoe that was featured in a movie over two decades ago. There was enough footwear-related news this week to last a month but Sneaker News didn’t skip a beat, so stop in before your schoolwork starts piling and check out this week’s Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
AIR JORDAN SAMPLES
Sneaker News gave you a look at some great Air Jordan samples like a PE for sharpshooter Mitch Richmond, a super-rare ’45’ on a Space Jam, and an unreleased version of the Air Jordan VI Pistons. Don’t miss out on any of these great samples!
Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’ + Other Unreleased Jordan Samples
Air Jordan XI (11) Space Jam #45 Sample + Memorabilia Bundle
Air Jordan XIV (14) – Mitch Richmond 1999 PE
Air Jordan 2010 – Dwyane Wade All-Star Game PE Promo Sample
AIR JORDAN RELEASES
This week Sneaker News gave you a heads up on some upcoming releases, like Chris Paul’s fourth signature shoe, the Air Jordan 1 Armor, and we also gave you another look at MJ as a rookie.
Jordan Team ISO – White – Cool Grey – University Blue | New Images
Air Jordan Sky High – Fall 2010 Colorways | Available
Air Jordan 1 Anodized – Holiday 2010 Collection
Air Jordan 1 Armor – Varsity Red – Black | December 2010
Jordan Brand September 2010 Releases @ Extra Butter
Jordan CMFT Viz Air 11 – Royal + Red | September 2010
Air Jordan XIII (13) Retro – Holiday 2010 Collection
Air Jordan Force Fusion X (AJF 10) – Holiday 2010 Collection
Air Jordan 1 Retro High GS – White – Vivid Pink – Neutral Grey
Air Jordan CP3.IV – Spring 2011 Preview
Air Jordan CP3.IV – White – Red – Black | 2011 Sample
NIKE SB SEPTEMBER 2010 RELEASES
School is officially back for good, so take a look at all that Nike SB has to offer for the back-to-school season.
Nike SB September 2010 Footwear Releases
Nike SB – September 2010 Apparel
Nike SB P-Rod 2.5 – Red – Grey – White
Nike SB Zoom Omar Salazar – Urban Haze – Black – Varsity Crimson
Nike SB Stefan Janoski – Anthracite – Jetstream
Nike SB Dunk Low – Black – White – Orange Blaze | Detailed Images
Nike SB Zoom Bruin – University Blue – Neutral Grey – White
Nike SB Dunk Mid – ‘Ryu’ – Street Fighter Pack
NIKE ZOOM KOBE NEWS
Five sig shoes with Nikes – five total rings. Will a sixth ring come? Check out the Kobe VI previews and let us know if its a winner.
NIKE AIR MAX NEWS
A new pair of 24/7s and some sick new Nike iD options for the Air Max 1 were popular reads, but the return of the Laser Blue Air Max 90 really stole the show.
NIKE FILES PATENT FOR AUTO-LACING SYSTEM
We’re still a few years away from 2015 but we might have made one huge step closer to the Nike McFly.
CELEBRITY FEET: 8/21 – 8/27
Another week, another line-up of fresh kicks from our favorite celebs. Check out all the Celebrity Feet from the past week.
Celebrity Feet: Wale – Nike Air Foamposite One – Metallic Pewter
Celebrity Feet: Wale & Lee England Jr. – Jordan Brand Holiday 2010 Lookbook
Celebrity Feet: Jay-Z – Balenciaga Leather Patchwork Sneaker
Celebrity Feet: Jim Jones & DJ Clue @ Derrick Michael Armstead Memorial B-Ball Tourney
Celebrity Feet: DJ Clark Kent – Nike SB Dunk Force 1 – ‘Newcastle’
Celebrity Feet: Chris Brown – Nike SB Dunk High – Eric Koston – ‘Thai Temple’
Celebrity Feet: Soulja Boy – Nike Blazer AC High – Dark Grey – Solar Red
Celebrity Feet: Big Boi – Nike Air Max 95 – Cool Mint – Neutral Grey
Celebrity Feet: Bun B – Spokesperson for Cadillac Sneakers
HISTORY OF AIR JORDAN COMMERCIALS
Sneaker News featured the commercials for the entire Air Jordan Legacy, and that juxtaposition allowed us to see a clear evolution of the Jordan Brand marketing campaign.
NY TIMES – ‘INSIDE THE KNOCK-OFF TENNIS-SHOE FACTORY’
New York Times journalist Nicholas Schmidle delved deep into the world of manufacturing counterfeit shoes but visiting a fake-factory in Putian, China.
EVAN TURNER SIGNS WITH LI-NING
Li-Ning made a big step forward by signing Evan Turner, the second overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, to an endorsement deal.
Evan Turner Signs with Chinese Brand Li-Ning
NIKE X JORDAN BRAND X CONVERSE HYBRID SHOE
The World Basketball Festival involved a joint effort among the three brands, but we didn’t expect this crazy hybrid sample.
Nike x Jordan Brand x Converse Hybrid Shoe
AIR JORDAN PANTONE 284 LASER COLLECTION – PART 2
Sneaker News brought you Part 2 of the Air Jordan Pantone 284 Laser Collection, so check it out!
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 BESPOKE NEWS
Some have a hard time paying for one pair of Bespokes, but one individual went on a splurge by making 10 pairs – in one day.
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke – 1 Day/10 Designs by Floss The Millionaire
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke by Patrick Hauge
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke by Nike Harajuku
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke @ Nike Harajuku – Part 2
COOL GREY XI + PEARL FOAMPOSITE – PRE-ORDERS
The two biggest releases of the second half of 2010 was just toned down a bit as Sneaker News gave you a heads up on some pre-order opportunities for these hard-to get shoes.
NIKE BASKETBALL RETRO NEWS
Two big hits of the 90’s – the Air Go LWP and Uptempo 97 – made some more news this week.
Nike Air Max Uptempo 97 – Wolf Grey – Orion Blue | Release Info
Nike Air Max Uptempo 97 – Black – Metallic Silver – Varsity Red | Available on eBay
Nike Air Go LWP – Wolf Grey – Black | October 2010
Foamposite x Nike Air Force 1 High – Black | New Images
SNEAKER NEWS AIR JORDAN VII OLYMPIC GIVEAWAY
Sneaker News launched its second Giveaway of the month, with the Air Jordan VII ‘FTLOTG’/Olympic being up for grabs. You can enter until Sunday at 11:59 PM EST so don’t forget to participate!
Sneaker News Air Jordan VII (7) Olympic Giveaway
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