December 31, 2010 BY John Kim
2010 has been a great year for sneakers, and after giving our readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite kicks of the year, Sneaker News laid down a thorough list detailing the thirty best sneakers of the year. But it’s time focus on 2011, and in typical fashion, Sneaker News laid out the best topics of the past week to close out 2010 with a bang. Plenty of Air Jordan, Nike Basketball, and Nike SB sneakers were previewed, like the Air Jordan 2011, Nike Hyperfuse 2011, and the Zoom Koston One, all of which you can expect to covered completely in detail by Sneaker News in the coming months. Kobe and LeBron made some additional noise with their kicks as LeBron debuted yet another colorway of the LeBron 8 V.2 and Rice H.S. made a return to the Zoom Kobe VI. Staying on the topic of Kobe Bryant, it has been announced that adidas will re-release the adidas Crazy 8 – one of Kobe’s signature shoes during his pre-Nike days.
DJ Clark Kent brought back his ‘112’ colorway on one of his favorite sneakers of the year, the Nike Trainer SC 2010, and proved that his custom combination of volt green, 3M, and elephant print never fails. Another animal print was worth noting as well; the Nike Lunar Spider will release soon with tiger-stripes on the upper. One of the biggest ongoing stories was a massive sale of an incredible eBay auction, and although the prices were a bit higher than market, the items themselves were worth the look. Sneaker News also featured the Air Jordan VIII in the latest installment of the Michael Jordan Through The Years, detailing the VIII and Jordan’s first three-peat. Sneaker News would like to wish all of our loyal readers a safe and happy New Year, so close out 2010 on a high note by checking out the last Sneaker News Weekly Rewind of 2010!
SNEAKER NEWS TOP 30 SNEAKERS OF 2010
The Authority in Sneaker News chimed in with the thirty best kicks of 2010 – do you agree with our list?
Sneaker News Top 30 Sneakers of 2010
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
With the Air Jordan 2011 set to debut in the coming months, Sneaker News closed the book on 2010 with a look at upcoming Jordan Brand releases.
Air Jordan 2011 – New Images
Air Jordan VII ‘Orion Blue’ – Spring 2011
Jordan CMFT Vis Air 11 – Anthracite – Volt – Black
Air Jordan VII – White – Black – Orion Blue – Infrared | Detailed Images
Air Jordan Prime 5 ‘Laser’ – Black – Varsity Red | New Images
Jordan Hardcourt Classic – January 2011
Air Jordan V – Chris Paul Hornets Away PE
Air Jordan IV ‘Pony Hair’
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
This week in LeBron news brought a peek at another upcoming colorway of the V2, a look at an unreleased sample of the VII, and a showing of another LeBron signature shoe for this NBA season.
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
With the Kobe VI now at center stage, Sneaker News gave you a look at another upcoming coloway as well as a preview of another non-signature Nike Kobe sneaker.
Nike Zoom Kobe VI (6) – Rice H.S. | New Images
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Rice’
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Group Shots
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon – Lakers Away
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Upcoming Release Info
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Sneaker News closes the 2010 chapter of Nike SB by giving you a look at some upcoming kicks as well as a thorough viewing of the Nike SB Dunk Pro Book.
NBA FEET: 12/25 – 12/31
It’s the season of giving, and NBA stars gave us a nice assortment of eye candy for the Holiday season.
NBA Feet: Dwyane Wade Debuts Air Jordan 2011 on Christmas Day
NBA Feet: Nike Basketball Christmas Day 2010 Collection
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 12/24 – 12/26
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 12/29/10
NBA Feet: LeBron James – Nike LeBron 8 V.2 – Black – White
NBA Feet: Kobe & LeBron Debut New Signature Shoes
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Air Jordan XI ‘Space Jam’
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Nike Air 3 LE
Sneaker News Fantasy Basketball: Week 9 Recap
NIKE HYPERDUNK/HYPERFUSE 2011 – NEW IMAGES
Is it time to retire the Hyperdunk 2010 and Hyperfuse? As the new year rolls on, take another look at the 2011 versions of Nike’s two flagship basketball shoes.
DJ CLARK KENT x NIKE TRAINER SC 2010 ‘112’ EDITION
DJ Clark Kent named the Nike Trainer SC 2010 as one of his ten best – and he just found another reason to love them even more.
DJ Clark Kent x Nike Trainer SC 2010 ’112′
ADIDAS CRAZY 8 TO RETURN IN 2011
Before ’24’ was ‘8’, and before Nike was adidas. One of Kobe’s signature shoes with the three-stripes brand is headed for another re-issue in 2011.
adidas Crazy 8 to Return February 2011
NIKE LUNAR SPIDER – ANIMAL PRINT
A throwback to the earlier Presto and Presto Cage releases of the decade, this upcoming Lunar Spider features a special print that fit for captivity.
OUTRAGEOUS EBAY AUCTIONS
Sneakerheads look to eBay for sneaker steals and deals, but one seller and his premium prices got the attention of sneakerheads across the globe.
Air Jordan 1 Original – Twelve Pair Auction on eBay
History of Nike Air Max Auction on eBay
Nike SB Dunk Low City Pack – Auction on eBay
Air Jordan III 18 Pair Auction on eBay
23 Air Jordan Collezione Package Auction on eBay
Vintage Nike Air Force Pump Collection on eBay
MICHAEL JORDAN THROUGH THE YEARS: AIR JORDAN VIII
What went on during Jordan’s first three-peat? Check out the history of the Air Jordan VIII in Sneaker News’ latest installment of Michael Jordan Through The Years.
Michael Jordan Through The Years: Air Jordan VIII
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