February 25, 2011 BY John Kim
The week started off with the *BANG*, as the biggest stars in basketball gathered in Los Angeles for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. Sneaker News provided you on-the-clock coverage of all of the events, providing great recaps of the best kicks seen during the weekend-long events. Once All-Star Weekend was over, it was back to business, and Sneaker News continued forward with the best sneaker-related news information on the planet. The Jumpman was again in the spotlight as we got a look at a Carbon Fiber Air Jordan XI and a Black/Gold Air Jordan V made for a wedding. The other ‘man’ was ‘Dunkman’, as we got a first look at the Nike LeBron 8 P.S. ‘Dunkman’. Stealing some of the spotlight was the Nike Zoom Kobe VI, which dropped three new colorways this week. Blake Griffin, whose stock has been rising steadily throughout the course of the season, debuted the Hyperdunk 2011 during the All-Star Game, but we also got a look at two sick Air Max Fly By PEs made for the Clippers rising star. Carmelo Anthony made headlines as he was traded to the New York Knicks, which coincidentally fell right before we showed you a possible Jordan Melo M7 Future Sole design.
Outside of basketball was some big news from Nike SB; Sneaker News confirmed another Todd Bratrud designed Nike SB Dunk High, inspired once again by 4/20. The Nike Griffey line is set to broaden this summer, with the release of Air Griffey Max II and the Air Max JR. Nike will also introduce the Nike Hachi, an all-new lifestyle shoe focusing more on cool and casual. Mizzee Customs showed us another one of his great works by combining the Air Jordan VI and the popular Bordeaux colorway from the Air Jordan VII. Kanye West was spotted multiple times this week in our Celebrity Feet features, but the most notable Yeezy news came from a sneak peek at his second shoe with Nike – the Air Yeezy 2. And finally, Sneaker News featured the Air Jordan XIV in our latest Michael Jordan Through The Years feature, focusing on Michael’s short but sweet time with the Air Jordan XIV. There’s a lot more to see so check in with Sneaker News Weekly Rewind to be caught up on the entire world of sneakers.
NIKE AIR YEEZY 2 – SNEAK PEEK
Sneaker News gave you a first look at the Nike Air Yeezy 2, which debuted during the world premiere of ‘The Black Mamba’.
Nike Air Yeezy 2
The Nike LeBron colorway we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived, as the ‘Dunkman’ takes form in one of LeBron’s signature shoes.
NBA ALL-STAR 2011 – WEEKEND RECAP
Sneaker News provided first-hand coverage of all the NBA All-Star Weekend events and happenings. See what you might’ve missed below.
This week in Air Jordan news brought a look at an amazing ‘Carbon Fiber’ Air Jordan XI as well as another designed for a wedding.
Air Jordan XI Retro ‘Concord’ – Carbon Fiber
Jordan Brand March 2011 Footwear Releases Update
Jordan Brand Customization Station @ Footaction, Culver City
Air Jordan 2011 – Ray Allen All-Star PE
Air Jordan V Retro ‘Wolf Grey’ – Detailed Images
Air Jordan V Retro – Wedding Edition
Air Jordan 2010 Team – Oregon Ducks PE
Air Jordan VII Retro ‘Bordeaux’ – Available Early @ Kicks-Crew
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
Three new colorways of the Zoom Kobe VI debuted this week. Check out all three below.
THIS WEEK IN MELO NEWS
Carmelo Anthony switched coasts and returned home to New York. Check out what went down to coincide with Melo’s movement.
THIS WEEK IN BLAKE GRIFFIN NEWS
Is Blake Griffin Nike’s next superstar? Check out what the Swoosh had in store for him during the NBA All-Star Game.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
The skateboarding sector of Beaverton, OR brought as a look at some upcoming Summer 2011 releases as well as confirmation for another 4/20-inspired SB Dunk High.
Todd Bratrud x Nike SB Dunk ’4/20′ 2011 – Confirmed
Nike SB April 2011 Preview
Nike SB – May 2011 Footwear Preview
Nike SB – June 2011 Footwear Preview
Nike SB Blazer ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ Sample
Nike SB Dunk Mid – Unreleased 2010 Sample | New Photos
Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk High – ‘Reign in Blood’ | Teaser Pics
NBA/NCAA FEET: 2/19 – 2/25
With the All-Star Weekend and the return to regular season play, there was plenty of NBA Feet action during the past week – all of which is detailed below.
NBA Feet: Michael Jordan – Air Jordan 2011 – White – Black
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 2/23/11
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 2/24/11
NBA Feet: 2011 NBA All-Star Game
NBA Feet: 2011 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest
NBA Feet: NBA All-Star Saturday Night Recap
NBA Feet: 2011 NBA Rookie/Sophomore Game
NBA Feet: John Wall – Reebok Question Mid
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas & Amir Johnson Wear Air Jordan Retros
NCAA Feet: Toe to Toe – College Sneaker Champ Face-Off
Sneaker News Fantasy Basketball: Week 17 Recap
CELEBRITY FEET: 2/19 – 2/25
Celebrities convened in Los Angeles for the All-Star Weekend, bringing their best kicks along with them for the ride. Check out what your favorite celebs were rocking this week!
Celebrity Feet: Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Diddy, Jay-Z, Drake, Justin Bieber, & More – 2011 NBA All-Star Game
Celebrity Feet: Jay-Z & LeBron James – Two Kings Charity Event
Celebrity Feet: Nelly, Terrell Owens, Kobe Bryant, & More – Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards
Celebrity Feet: LeBron James – Nike Air Max LeBron VII ‘Deion Sanders’
Celebrity Feet: Kobe Bryant – Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Hollywood’
Celebrity Feet: 2011 NBA All-Star Game – T-Mobile Magenta CarpetCelebrity Feet: Wale – Nike Air Foamposite Pro ‘Dark Pine’
Celebrity Feet: Bun B & Mayor @ 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend
Celebrity Feet: 2011 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game
DJ Clark Kent’s 10 Biggest Sneakerheads in Hip-Hop
NIKE AIR GRIFFEY – SUMMER 2011 PREVIEW
One of the most successful Nike Retro signature lines continues in 2011, with a look at two upcoming Griffey releases.
NIKE HACHI – SUMMER 2011
Nike’s got something great waiting for us this Summer; check out the all-new Nike Hachi below.
Nike Hachi – Summer 2011 Preview
AIR JORDAN VI ‘BORDEAUX’ by MIZZEECUSTOMS
Sneaker customizer Mizzee Customs combined the Air Jordan VI with one of the most popular colorways ever created. What do you think of his work?
Air Jordan VI ‘Bordeaux’ by Mizzee Customs
MICHAEL JORDAN THROUGH THE YEARS: AIR JORDAN XIV
Michael Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls ended in the most perfect way possible – a game winning shot that won him his sixth NBA Title.
Michael Jordan Through The Years: Air Jordan XIV<
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