January 14, 2011 BY John Kim
2011 is in full swing as Sneaker News provided the best coverage of all things sneakers during the past week. A great collection of Black History Month-inspired sneakers in the form of an Air Jordan III, Kobe VI, Zoom KD III, and other great models fell upon us in a gorgeous Black/Gold colorway. Although a Nike LeBron wasn’t included in that set, Sneaker News kept things relevant with yet another exclusive interview with Jason Petrie, the head designer of the LeBron 8 V2. The Black Mamba also made some noise, as we got a look at the Black History Month colorway of his Kobe VI as well as two Air Force 1s inspired by number 24. Looking at upcoming releases, Jordan Brand has some special models and colorways waiting for us, as we got a look at the JB Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook. Nike SB is also on the offensive side of things with an sweet group of SB Dunk colorways.
2011 marks the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac, and Nike continued its annual tradition of Air Force 1s inspired by the Chinese legend, which was featured in the Nike Sportswear Spring/Summer 2011 Summit in China. Sneaker News also gave you a look at an upcoming Foamposite Pro release as well as a curious sample pair of Air Max Griffey low-tops. The Air Force 1 made even more noise this week with the debut of the Air Force 1 Duckboot – a hybrid combine Force and Duck. Reebok’s collaborations have been off the charts thanks to Packer Shoes, and the upcoming Reebok Court Victory Pump ‘Grand Slam’ Pack will have you defeated in straight sets. On another type of court, Gilbert Arenas, Mike Bibby, and the rest of the NBA showed off their sick kicks during this week’s NBA Games. Arenas and Bibby are certainly big-time sneakerheads, but perhaps not as big as Air Ruddy and the man behind ShoeZeum, as we got a look into their personal Air Jordan Collections. And finally, Sneaker News featured the Air Jordan X in the latest Michael Jordan Through The Years installment, detailing Jordan’s comeback and the profound impact it had on the Air Jordan Legacy. Stop in and check out this week’s Sneaker News Weekly Rewind to stay on top of all the best sneaker news out there!
AIR JORDAN III RETRO ‘BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Jordan Brand will celebrate Black History Month with this Quickstrike release of the Air Jordan III.
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
This week’s LeBron news was highlighted by an Exclusive interview with Jason Petrie, the lead designer of the Nike LeBron 8 V2.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Another big week in Jordan Brand circles, as Sneaker News gave you an advanced look at all that went down with the Jumpman.
Jordan Brand Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook
Jordan Brand February 2011 – Team & Lifestyle Release Update
Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’ – Still Available @ Nikestore UK
Air Jordan XIII (13) Retro – ‘Playoffs’ | Release Info
Air Jordan III Retro – ‘True Blue’ | 2011 Sample
Air Jordan V (5) Retro – ‘Wolf Grey’ | New Photos
Air Jordan 2011 – White – Black | New Images
Jordan Brand Spring 2011 Girls Showcase
Air Jordan 6-17-23 – White – Black – Signal Blue
Oregon Ducks Wear Air Jordan IX PE to Media Day
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
The Black Mamba slithered his way through another week at Sneaker News, as we gave you top coverage on all Nike Kobe topics.
Kobe Bryant x Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite ‘Eggplant’
Kobe Bryant x Nike Air Force 1 Low – February 2011
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘All-Star’
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘All-Star’ – New Images
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Draft Day + Chaos 2
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Black History Month’
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Black History Month | New Images
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Don’t sleep on Nike SB this year, because there’s a ton of great colorways on our way. Check them out below.
Nike SB Dunk High – ‘Statue of Liberty’ | February 2011
Supreme x Nike SB Zoom Koston 1 – Teaser
Nike SB Dunk High – Grit – Black – Fossil | March 2011
Nike SB Dunk Low – Vegas Gold – Team Red – Team Green | March 2011
Nike SB Dunk High Pro – Green – Gold | Fall 2011
Nike SB Dunk High ‘True Red’ – Fall 2011
Nike SB P-Rod 2.5 ‘Tiffany’ – Fall 2011
Nike SB Dunk Pro 1985-2011 Book – New Photos
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 SUPREME ‘YEAR OF THE RABBIT’
Nike’s tradition of releasing Air Force 1s inspired by the animals of the Chinese Zodiac continues in 2011 with one inspired by the Rabbit and a special candy.
NIKE/JORDAN 2011 ‘MLK DAY’ PLAYER EXCLUSIVES
With Martin Luther King Day arriving this coming Monday, Sneaker News gave you a look at the special Nike Basketball and Jordan Brand PEs that you might see on the NBA court on that day.
NBA FEET: 1/8 – 1/14
Gilbert Arenas was noted this week for his quantity and quality, so check out what he and the rest of the NBA had on their feet during the past week.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 1/7 – 1/9
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 1/12/11
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Air Jordan XIV – Black – University Blue
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Air Jordan VIII Low – White – Metallic Silver
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Nike Air Max CB 34 ‘Glass Blue’
NBA Feet: Mike Bibby – Air Jordan III – White – Cement Grey
NBA Feet: J.J. Hickson – Nike Air 1/2 Cent ‘Cranberry’
Sneaker News Fantasy Basketball: Week 11 Recap
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO ‘DARK PINE’
Sneaker News brought you a look at an upcoming Nike Air Foamposite Pro release, set for a September 2011 drop.
Nike Air Foamposite Pro – Black – Dark Pine | September 2011
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 HIGH ‘DUCK BOOT’
Duckboot met Air Force 1 High in this interesting hybrid of two classic footwear designs.
PACKER SHOES x REEBOK COURT VICTORY PUMP ‘GRAND SLAM’ PACK
Reebok served up an Ace with this one, so don’t double-fault on its release. Check out this preview of the Packer Shoes x Reebok Court Victory Pump ‘Grand Slam’ Pack.
NIKE SWINGMAN MAX 360 – SUMMER 2011 SAMPLE
Here’s a look at an interesting sample pair of the 360-Air cushioned Griffey shoe – and it’s not the Air Max JR.
NIKE SPORTSWEAR SPRING/SUMMER 2011 SHOWCASE
Sneaker News gave you a first-hand look at the Nike Sportswear Spring/Summer 2011 Greater China Media Summit, which included a sweet preview on a ton of upcoming releases.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN COLLECTIONS
There are some big-time sneaker Air Jordan collectors out there, so here’s a look at two of the best we’ve ever seen.
MICHAEL JORDAN THROUGH THE YEARS: AIR JORDAN X
Sneaker News detailed the 10th Anniversary of the Air Jordan by featuring the Air Jordan X and Michael Jordan’s comeback in this week’s Michael Jordan Through The Years feature.
Michael Jordan Through The Years: Air Jordan X
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