April 8, 2011 BY John Kim
Rewind to Saturday morning last week and you’ll embark upon a week’s worth of breaking news and sneaker stories. Of course, Sneaker News keeps you on top of the game, so here’s a quick summary of this week’s top stories. Starting off, the Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament came to a close, and the Air Jordan XI Concord was named the winner. Dwyane Wade and Jordan Brand unveiled the Jordan Fly Wade, Agent D-3’s first signature shoe. We also got a look at two upcoming Air Jordan V releases that will surely be quick sell-outs once they drop. The Space Jam XI made its way onto a Nike SB Dunk Low and the Nike SB Dunk ‘Cheech & Chong’ made its way onto CNBC. Episode 1 of The LeBrons debuted, as did four sick new colorways of the Air Jordan 2011. Stussy is collaborating with Nike once again, and you might be surprised at the model that will be at the center of this collaboration.
With Gilbert Arenas returning from injury and the NCAA March Madness Tournament coming to a close, you know there was some great on-court Feet, but celebrities like Jim Jones, Jimmy Fallon, and Jerry Seinfeld had their say in this week’s Celebrity Feet. Switching back to Air Jordans, Sneaker News gave you a look at some rare PEs and OG vintage pieces as well as some superbly executed custom sneakers, like the ‘Fadeaway’ Air Jordan XII. Sneaker Con hit up the nation’s capital the DC sneakerheads came through 2,300+ strong with some fine kicks. Sneaker News continued its ShoeZeum feature with a look at the Nike Basketball showcase which spans nearly four decades of Nike Basketball as well as the ‘Break Room’, which focuses on Nikes inspired by recreational activities. Finally, Sneaker News put a spotlight on MJ on the Olympic stage for this week’s Michael Jordan Through The Years feature. There’s plenty more to see so check in with the latest Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
The winner has been named in the Sneaker News March Madess OG Air Jordan Tournament. Check out the final showdown below!
Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament – Champion Announced
Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament – Finals Voting
Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament – Finals Announced
Jordan Brand and Dwyane Wade debuted the Air Jordan Fly Wade this week. Check out all the colorways, release info, tech specs, and interviews below.
This week in Air Jordan news brought new images of the Tokyo23 editions, new Air Jordan V Retros, and a sweet t-shirt that’s a surefire must-have for any Jordan-head.
Air Jordan V + CP3.IV – Jordan Tokyo23 | New Images
Air Jordan V Retro – Fall 2011 Release Preview
Air Jordan V – Black – Metallic Silver | Fall 2011
Air Jordan V – White – Midnight Navy – Varsity Red | July 2011
Air Jordan XI IE Low – Black – Varsity Red | 2011 Retro
Air Jordan XI IE Low – Black – Varsity Red – White | New Images
Air Jordan V Retro PS – Black – Alarming Red | Sample on eBay
Jordan Kick Names T-Shirt @ NikeStore
askTinker Video Series
Michael Jordan Motorsports AJ XX3-Inspired Toy Model
The Space Jam SB Dunk Low might be the biggest Nike SB story of the year, but what was the reader’s opinions? Check it out below.
Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Space Jam’ – May 2011
Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Space Jam’ – New Images
Nike SB Dunk Low – ‘Aqua’ | May 2011
Nike SB Blazer High – Black – Red | Holiday 2011
Nike SB Dunk Low – Sunset – French Blue | Available
Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cheech & Chong’ Featured on MSNBC
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
LeBron James’ animated feature ‘The LeBrons’ launched this week, but we also got a look at the upcoming packaging for the LeBron 8 P.S. shoe.
NBA/NCAA FEET: 4/2 – 4/8
Gilbert Arenas returned from injury with some sweet kicks, but the NCAA Tournament stole the shoe as UConn took this year’s crown.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 4/1 – 4/3
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Air Jordan IV & XIII
NBA Feet: Gilbert Arenas – Air Jordan VII ‘Chambray’
NCAA Feet: 2011 National Championship Game Recap
NCAA Feet: 2011 March Madness – Final Four Recap
The Best 25 Sneakers of the 2010-2011 College Basketball Season
CELEBRITY FEET: 4/2 – 4/8
Another week of celebrity feet featured Jim Jones on a shopping trip, MJ on the green, and Jerry Seinfeld’s collection about…nothing.
Celebrity Feet: Michael Jordan – Air Jordan III Golf Cleats
Celebrity Feet: Jimmy Fallon & Questlove @ BET’s 106 & Park
Jim Jones Goes Sneaker Shopping @ Flight Club NY
A Complete Guide to Seinfeld’s Sneakers
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOMS
Last week’s South Beach VI customs was a work of art, but check out some more crafted Nikes and Air Jordans that’ll have you jones-ing for more!
Air Jordan XII ‘Fadeaway’ Customs by JGoods
Nike Air Max Light ‘Homegrown’ Customs
Nike Air Force 1 Mid ‘Homer Simpson’ Custom
RŌM Samurai I – Nike Dunk High Customs
Air Jordan 1 ‘Call of Duty’ Customs
Nike Air METT 90
AIR JORDAN 2011 – NEW COLORWAYS
The Air Jordan 2011 movement continues as we get a look at four all new colorways this week.
Air Jordan 2011 – Jordan Brand Classic PE’s
Air Jordan 2011 – Jordan Brand Classic PE’s | New Images
Air Jordan 2011 – Grey – Black – Electric Green | New Images
Air Jordan 2011 ‘Electric Green’ – New Images
Air Jordan 2011 – Oak Hill Academy PE
Sneaker News brought you a look at the next Stussy x Nike Sportswear collaboration, focusing on the Nike Sky Force ’88 Mid.
Stussy x Nike Sky Force ’88 Mid
This week’s OG Jordan and PE’s focuses on two baby-sized rare Airs.
Air Jordan IX – 1993 Look-See Sample
Air Jordan VIII ‘Sky Jordan PS’ – Paprika – OG Sample
Air Jordan VII ‘Aqua’ – Upside-Down Logo
Air Jordan IX – Game-Worn ’45′ PE Cleats on eBay
Air Jordan V Baby Grapes – OG Pair on eBay
Nike Baby Jordan 1 – OG Pair on eBay
SNEAKER CON DC – EVENT RECAP
DC sneakerheads repped their region proudly as Sneaker Con DC was a record-setting event in a great venue.
This week’s ShoeZeum feature focuses on the Basketball and ‘Break Room’ showcases. Don’t miss out!
MICHAEL JORDAN THROUGH THE YEARS: OLYMPIC SPOTLIGHT
Sneaker News continues its Michael Jordan Through The Years feature, focusing on Jordan’s Olympic triumphs.
Michael Jordan Through The Years: Olympic Spotlight
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