March 25, 2011 BY John Kim
As we approach the end of March, Sneaker News’ OG Air Jordan Tournament continues forward, inching closer and closer to the Sneaker News reader-voted best OG Air Jordan of all-time. The actual March Madness games began as well, and the collegiate sneakerheads strutted their sweet kicks for the big spotlight; Space Jams, Playoff XIIs, Bred XIs, you name it, it was worn! NBA players also rocked some freshly squeezed kicks, like Melo’s new PE, Gilbert Arenas’ Foamposites, and Dwyane Wade’s new Air Jordan 2011 PE. LeBron James also debuted a new Player Exclusive colorway of the LeBron 8 V/2, but the big LBJ topic came in the form of a sweet custom pair of Dunkmans, done by Conor Burns aka c4. In other sports, two new Zoom Huarache TR Low PEs came to light (Joe Mauer and Manny Pacquiao), and the skate division of Nike caught our attention with some great upcoming releases like the April 2011 Quickstrike release and the P-Rod releases for Holiday 2011.
The ShoeZeum, the greatest sneaker collection and showcase known to man, made a blockbuster debut last week, but Sneaker News had more in store over the past week. In our continuing coverage, we brought you a look at the ‘Welcome to the ShoeZeum’ exhibit along with Jordan Geller’s astounding Air Jordan collection, which featured some OG gems. If you have thoughts of starting your own ShoeZeum, you can start by amassing some vintage selects, like the three original Air Jordans that went on sale on eBay. Those with sick sneaker collections also showed up at Sneaker Con NYC, which was held last Saturday, and are expected to show up again as Sneaker Con hits to road and makes its first stop in that nation’s capital. Sneaker News also gave you a look at some celeb sneakerheads like Chris Brown and Diggy Simmons, who wore some sick Jays over the last week. The much-anticipated Packer Shoes x Stash x Reebok Pump Graphlite will release soon, with full release info detailed on Tuesday. Finally, Sneaker News continued its Michael Jordan Through The Years feature, focusing on the last shoe Michael wore on an NBA court – the Air Jordan XVIII. There’s plenty to see so stick around and check out this week’s Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
No surprise that Air Jordan news kept the wire buzzing. Check out all the hot Air Jordan topics below.
Air Jordan 2011 – Dwyane Wade Miami Heat Away PE
Jordan Brand April 2011 Footwear Release Update
Jordan CMFT Max Air 10 ‘Candy Pack’
Air Jordan Fly Wade – ‘Infrared’
Jordan Melo M7 – Black Suede – White
Air Jordan VIII Low – Dissected
Michael Jordan Talks Kicks with UNC Players
Sneaker News brought you an in-depth look at two take-down Nike LeBron models as well as a sick custom of the LeBron 8 V/2 done Dunkman-style.
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 – Miami Heat Home PE
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 ‘Dunkman’ Custom by Conor Burns
Nike Air Max Soldier V – Holiday 2011 Colorways
Nike Zoom LeBron Ambassador IV – Holiday 2011
Nike LeBron 8 ‘Raptor’ by Mizzeecustoms
Nike LeBron 8 P.S. – May 2011 Release Info
Sneaker News brought you an in-depth look at upcoming releases from the P-Rod camp, another teaser from the Todd Bratrud x Nike SB Dunk High, and the April 2011 Quickstrike SB Dunk release.
Nike SB Dunk Low – Sunset – French Blue | April 2011 Quickstrike
Todd Bratrud x Nike SB Dunk High ’4/20 II’ – New Teaser Image
Nike SB Dunk Mid – Holiday 2011 Preview
Nike SB P-Rod 5 – Holiday 2011 Colorways
Nike SB P-Rod 5 Mid – Holiday 2011 Colorways
Nike SB Zoom Harbor – Black Denim
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid – Black – White – Hitting Euro Retailers
Nike SB Dunk High – ‘Hulk’ | Leather Sample on eBay
One of the biggest sporting events commenced last week, as Sneaker News provided full sneaker recaps of the first two major rounds of the NCAA March Madness Tournament.
NBA FEET: 3/19 – 3/25
The intensity is building up day by day, as the NBA approaches post-season play. Also, Team Sneaker News enters its first week of Fantasy Basketball. How did we fare? Find out below.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 3/18 – 3/20
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 3/21 – 3/22
NBA Feet: Kicks From Around The League – 3/23/11
Jason Kidd’s Greatest Sneaker Moments @ Complex.com
Sneaker News Fantasy Basketball: Round 1 Playoff Recap
CELEBRITY FEET: 3/19 – 3/25
Noted sneakerhead Chris Brown and up-and-coming footwear trendsetter Diggy Simmons showed of their latest kicks during the past week, and we also got a look at Kanye West and his favorite J’s.
NIKE SET TO INCREASE PRICES ACROSS THE BOARD
Get ready to break the bank, because Nike has plans to increase prices of all its sneakers and footwear in the near future.
Nike Set to Increase Prices Across the Board
NIKE ZOOM HUARACHE TR LOW PE’s
Here’s a look at two sick new athlete-specific PEs of the Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low, inspired by Manny’s Filipino heritage and Joe Mauer’s star status.
STASH x PACKER SHOES x REEBOK GRAPHLITE – RELEASE INFO
The upcoming release of the Reebok Pump Graphlite, in collaboration with Packer Shoes and Stash, is set to arrive very soon.
Shoes over two decades old never looked so good. Check out these Original pairs of Air Jordans!
Sneaker News brings you in a bit closer to the ShoeZeum, as we take you along the first two major wings of the most in-depth sneaker showcase in history.
SNEAKER NEWS OG AIR JORDAN TOURNAMENT – SWEET 16
The round of 32 has been chopped in half, as the Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament hits the Sweet 16 round of play.
Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament – Round 1 Winners Announced
Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament – Sweet 16 Voting – West
Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament – Sweet 16 Voting – East
Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament – Sweet 16 Voting – Southeast
Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament – Sweet 16 Voting – Southwest
This past weekend’s Sneaker Con NYC was the biggest yet, but let’s see what Washington D.C.’s got!
MICHAEL JORDAN THROUGH THE YEARS: AIR JORDAN XVIII
Michael Jordan said his final goodbye to the game of basketball. Check out the life and times of MJ during the Air Jordan XVIII.
Michael Jordan Through The Years: Air Jordan XVIII
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