December 24, 2010 BY John Kim
It’s the busiest time of the year for shoppers, and it’s no different in the world of sneakers. Sneaker News unveiled the Sneaker News 2010 Readers Choice Poll, allowing your faithful readers a chance to chime in on their own sneaker opinions for 2010. The biggest release of 2010 finally went down on Thursday, but a few eyebrow-raising newsflashes kept us continually interested. Releasing two days after is the Nike Basketball Christmas Day Collection, which Sneaker News gave you full details on. Both the Concord XI and Black/Cement III were confirmed for a release in 2011 in addition to all other Jordan Brand 2011 releases like several colorways of the Jordan Prime 5 and the Air Jordan 2011. Sneaker News also conducted a one-on-one interview with Carmelo Anthony to find out more about the Jordan Melo M7.
Sneaker News also brought some nice viewings of new colorways of both the LeBron 8 V.2 and Zoom Kobe VI. Both shoes will be featured tomorrow during the Christmas Day NBA Games. Speaking of NBA Games, Gilbert Arenas made an astounding NBA Feet debut with his new team down in Florida, and in addition to all the other top-notch NBA Feet coverage, we gave you a look at a heat-filled NCAA match-up between Georgetown and Memphis. The celebrities also came out firing, with Tom Cruise wearing a sneaker with stature equal to that of Cruise’s fame. Other celebrity-related news included another look at Swizz Beats’ collaboration with Reebok and a peek into a small yet powerful subset of DJ Clark Kent’s sneaker collection. Nike SB got our attention with a new Nike SB Dunk book as well as a look at an upcoming colorway, and the Air Force 1, arguably the pacemaker for the sneaker game, finally hit Nike iD. The Air Jordan VII was the focus of the next installment of Michael Jordan Through The Years, which is available now. Sneaker News would like to wish all of our readers a very happy holiday, so cozy up to the fireplace, grab your laptop, and check out the latest Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
SNEAKER NEWS 2010 READERS CHOICE POLL
Sneaker News is giving our loyal readers and fans a chance to let their voice be heard in the Sneaker News 2010 Readers Choice Poll. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite kicks in a wide variety of categories!
Sneaker News 2010 Readers Choice Poll
NEW AIR JORDAN RETROS CONFIRMED FOR 2011
Two of the most popular colorways in the Air Jordan history are the black/cement Air Jordan III and Concord Air Jordan XI. Guess what’s dropping in 2011?
COOL GREY MADNESS
The Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’ has finally released, but the news doesn’t stop there. Take a look at two release recaps as well as a look at what the 2010 version of the Cool Greys could have looked like.
Air Jordan XI Cool Grey ‘Mall Mayhem’ @ Deerbrook Mall
Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’ – NikeTown NYC Release Recap
Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’ – Unreleased 2010 Mesh Sample
Air Jordan XI (11) Retro – ‘Cool Grey’ | Release Reminder
NIKE BASKETBALL CHRISTMAS DAY 2010 COLLECTION
Sneaker News offered a detailed look at the three Christmas Day colorways of the Kobe VI, LeBron 8 V.2, and KD III.
Nike Basketball Christmas Day Collection
UPCOMING JORDAN BRAND RELEASES
Jordan Brand has a lot in store for us beyond Retro releases, so take a look below to see what you can expect once the new year rolls on.
Jordan Brand ‘Dominate Another Day’ – More Air Jordan 2011 Teasers
Air Jordan Prime 5 – Grape Ice – Metallic Silver
Air Jordan Alpha 1 Low – Fall 2011
Jordan CMFT Max Air 12 GS – Black – Crimson – Metallic Gold | February 2011
Air Jordan V Retro GS – Black – Alarming Red
Air Jordan Prime 5 – Varsity Red – Metallic Silver | New Images
Air Jordan Prime 5 ‘Laser’ – Black – Varsity Red
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON 8 NEWS
What’s in store after Christmas? Sneaker News gave you a look at some upcoming colorways of the LeBron 8 as well as some samples that may never hit the public retail market.
Nike LeBron 8 – Varsity Royal – Total Orange – White
Nike LeBron 8 V2 – Vivid Blue – Varsity Maize
Nike LeBron 8 V.2 – Navy – White | New Images
Nike LeBron 8 V.2 – Navy – White | Detailed Images
SNEAKER NEWS INTERVIEWS CARMELO ANTHONY
Sneaker News sat down one-on-one with Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony to discuss his new shoe, the Jordan Melo M7.
Carmelo Anthony & Sneaker News Discuss Melo M7
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 AVAILABLE ON NIKE iD
The Nike Sportswear shoe that started it all finally makes its way onto Nike iD with a limited run of 350 pairs.
Nike Air Force 1 Low + High – Available on Nike iD
THIS WEEK IN KOBE VI NEWS
The Kobe VI will officially hit retail this weekend, so to get you buttered up for the release, take a look at all the Kobe VI news and features of the past week.
NBA FEET: 12/18 – 12/24
Another week in NBA Feet continued, with NBA Feet superstar Gilbert Arenas in a new uniform and a Cool Grey fiesta in a college basketball game.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 12/17 – 12/19
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 12/20/10
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Nike Air Max Penny 1
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Air Jordan XII ‘Nubuck’
NCAA Feet: Georgetown & Memphis Players Wear Cool Grey XI
Sneaker News Fantasy Basketball: Week 8 Recap
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB
It seemed like a quiet week in Nike SB, but news of an upcoming release inspired by a classic as well as a great Nike SB Dunk boot made more than enough noise.
CELEBRITY FEET: 12/18 – 12/24
The celebrities can’t stop and won’t stop, with this week’s highlight of Celebrity Feet coming from the biggest movie-star of our generation in one of the greatest sneakers of all time.
Celebrity Feet: Drake – Air Jordan VII (7) ‘Bordeaux’
Celebrity Feet: Tom Cruise – Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’
Celebrity Feet: Nate Robinson’s Air Max 1 iD Collection
History of Celebs Wearing the Air Jordan IV @ Complex.com
SWIZZ BEATZ x REEBOK – ‘BLACK & YELLOWS’
Sneaker News showed you a second colorway of the Swizz Beats x Reebok collaboration, and it’s clear that the focus is about flash and flair. Check out the new colorway below.
Swizz Beats x Reebok ‘Black & Yellows’
THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER COLLECTIONS
We were lucky enough to get a look into the collection of one of the biggest celebrity sneakerheads on the planet as well as a hole-in-the-wall sneaker spot with tons of classic and vintage heat.
MICHAEL JORDAN THROUGH THE YEARS: AIR JORDAN VII
The seventh installment of the Sneaker News Feature ‘Michael Jordan Through The Years’ is now available for viewing.
Michael Jordan Through The Years: Air Jordan VII
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