February 18, 2011 BY John Kim
This week in Sneaker News was filled with breaking news, never-before-seen samples, the hottest upcoming releases, and some dope collaborations. Starting off with Jordan Brand, Sneaker News gave you a look at the Air Jordan 1 designed by Dave White, for the Jordan Brand WINGS for the Future program. We also showed you two new Air Jordan 2011 colorways displayed at a Jordan Brand pop-up exhibit at Footaction. With the 2011 NBA All-Star Game just days away, Sneaker News offered a full review of all the Nike/Jordan All-Star kicks, detailing each All-Star player and the shoes they will be wearing for the big game. Kobe Bryant’s ‘Chaos’ colorway of the VI was detailed during the week, while an all-new Black/Red version of the LeBron 8 P.S. made its world premiere.
Plenty of NBA and Celebrity Feet action went down, with Gilbert Arenas wearing a pair of Military IVs, Kanye West wearing Infrared VIs, and Pharrell wearing South Beach LeBron 8s. Swizz Beatz made his official debut with Reebok, while another collaboration between Undefeated and Puma made news this last week. Another partnership that was once placed in the backburner was thrust back into the spotlight, as the EA Sports x Zoom KD III was released this week at Nike Santa Monica. The Nike iD options list just got a lot sweeter with the return of the Air Force 1, an expanded list of options for the Air Max 90, and a new color palette of the Air Max 95. Staying on the topic of Air Max, Sneaker News showed you a nice recap of Solemart Eindhoven, which shed light on the high influence of Air Max trainers (or runners) on the European sneaker game. And finally, Sneaker News presented the next installment of Michael Jordan Through The Years, placing a focus on the Air Jordan XIII. Check out all the top news of the week by reading ahead to the latest Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
DAVE WHITE x AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO
Dave White collaborating with Nike? You already know it’s a classic in the making. Check out the UK artist’s take on the Air Jordan 1, made for the Jordan Brand WINGS for the Future program.
The 2011 NBA All-Star Game is just days away, so here’s a complete preview of what to expect on the feet of your favorite Nike and Jordan Brand All-Stars.
Nike Basketball 2011 NBA All-Star Footwear – Player Breakdown
Nike Basketball All-Star 2011 Colorways – Release Reminder
Nike Basketball 2011 All-Star Game Footwear
Air Jordan Take Flight – All-Star Colorways | Available
Jordan Melo M7 + CP3.IV – All-Star | Release Reminder
Air Jordan 2011 Display @ Footaction, Culver City
Jordan Brand Takeover @ Footaction, Culver City
Air Jordan V Retro – ‘Wolf Grey’ | Release Info
Air Jordan X Retro – White – Black | Promo Sample
P-Rod Shows Off Signed Nike SB V-Rod Michael Jordan PE
Jordan Brand All-Star 2011 Apparel
Air Jordan Fly 23 – Fall 2011
Air Jordan 2011 + Air Jordan III Retro – Headphone Packs
Alex Meacham Discusses the Inspiration for the Bin 23 Air Jordan V
Air Jordan V Retro GS – Black – Alarming Red | May 2011
Dwyane Wade & Kevin Hart Discuss the Air Jordan 2011
Jordan Brand Launches AJ3K iPhone/iPad Game
NBA/NCAA FEET: 2/12 – 2/18
Another week in on-court Feet action included the Sneaker Champ, some Valentine’s Day kicks, and an epic showdown between San Diego State and St. John’s.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 2/11 – 2/13
NBA Feet: Valentine’s Day 2011 Edition
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 2/16/11
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Air Jordan IV ‘Military’
NCAA Feet: Toe to Toe – San Diego State vs. St. John’s
Sneaker News Fantasy Basketball: Week 16 Recap
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB
This week in Nike SB news was highlighted by a teaser preview of an upcoming collaboration with Brooklyn Projects of California.
Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk High – Teaser
Nike SB Dunk High Premium ‘Liberty’ | Available
Nike SB Dunk Mid – Brickhouse – White
Nike SB Zoom Eric Koston One – Red – Green – White | New Images
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid – Black – White – April 2011
NIKE LEBRON 8 PS – ‘BRED’
We finally got a look at the ‘Away’ colorway of the Nike LeBron 8 P.S. – LeBron James’ third signature shoe of the 2010-11 NBA Season. Check out the detailed shots below.
Nike LeBron 8 P.S. – Black – Red – White
NIKE ZOOM KOBE VI ‘CHAOS’
The Nike Zoom Kobe VI releases have certainly been chaotic, but here’s a look at an upcoming colorway that truly fits that description.
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Chaos’ – New Images
CELEBRITY FEET: 2/12 – 2/18
“No one man should have all…those sneakers.” Check out what Kanye, Pharrell, and other celebrities wore this week.
Celebrity Feet: Kanye West – Air Jordan VI – Black – Infrared @ NYFW
Celebrity Feet: Kanye West – Air Jordan VI – Black – Infrared
Celebrity Feet: Pharrell – Air Jordan III – White – Cement Grey
Celebrity Feet: Pharrell Williams – Nike LeBron 8 – ‘South Beach’
Celebrity Feet: The-Dream – Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’
Celebrity Feet: Spike Lee – Nike Zoom Huarache TR Mid – Alpha Pack
Kid Cudi’s Greatest Air Jordan III & IV Moments @ Complex.com
Jaden Smith x Supra Skytop II – Grammy Edition
EA SPORTS x NIKE ZOOM KD III RELEASE
Although NBA Elite ’11 was scrapped for this season, the Nike Zoom KD III PE by EA Sports will release anyway. Check out these new images for a refresher.
SWIZZ BEATZ x REEBOK PARTNERSHIP OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED
After numerous teasers and previews, Reebok’s partnership with hip-hop artist and producer Swizz Beatz was officially announced earlier this week.
NEW MODELS & OPTIONS ON NIKE iD
We’re certain many of you spent countless hours ‘iD’ing’ your favorite sneakers on Nike iD. With all these new options and models, there’s enough reason to finally cop a pair. Check out what’s new for Nike iD.
Nike Air Force 1 – Returning to Nike iD
Nike Air Force 1 iD – Re-Launching Tomorrow
Nike Zoom KD III – Available on Nike iD
Nike Air Max 90 iD – New Spring 2011 Options
Nike Air Max 95 iD – New Options Arriving March 2011
UNDFTD x PUMA CLYDE COLLECTION
Undefeated’s collaboration with Puma made some noise this week, but most of that came from the celebratory party that was thrown in Las Vegas. All you need to know about the collab is right below.
SOLEMART EINDHOVEN – EVENT RECAP
Want a glimpse into the sneaker game in another part of the globe? Check out the Solemart Eindhoven Event Recap and you’ll see what sneakers reign king in that neck of the woods.
Solemart Eindhoven – Event Recap
MICHAEL JORDAN THROUGH THE YEARS: AIR JORDAN XIII
The Black Panther comes to life in the Air Jordan XIII, the Tinker Hatfield-designed shoe that debuted in November of 1997.
Michael Jordan Through The Years: Air Jordan XIII
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