April 15, 2011 BY John Kim
Sneaker News aims to keep you on top of the world of sneakers, and once again, this past week proved that we’re at the top of the game. Starting off, the Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cheech & Chong’ release has been cancelled by Nike due to legal reasons, which may cause a spike in price of whatever pairs have leaked out. A number of new Air Jordan releases came to light, like the new Orion Blue shade of the AJ2011 and the upcoming Stealth version of the Air Jordan III. Sneaker News also presented you a nice side-by-side comparison of OG and Retro Bordeaux VIIs, giving you a hint of what your Retros may look like 20 years down the line. A new colorway of the LeBron 8 V/2 Low caught our attention, but it was a camouflage-print Zoom Kobe VI that snuck up on us and caught us by surprise.
Sticking with basketball news, adidas introduced the adidas adiZero Crazy Light, the world’s lightest basketball shoe. Weighing it at a mere 9.8 oz., the Crazy Light is 15% lighter than its next competitor. Nike Sportswear has collaborated with Bodega to produce a sweet new colorway of the Nike Air Footscape Woven Chukka, part of a set of ‘Black Cat’ Footscape releases. Another Bodega collab with Nike made noteworthy buzz, as Sneaker News provided you with release info for the ‘Night Sky’ release. Nike Football unveiled the CR Mercurial Vapor SuperFly III, Cristiano Ronaldo’s newest football boot with the Swoosh, and celebrities and NBA players once again showed us their sick sneaker selections, like Wale’s Wolf Grey Air Jordan V. Sneaker News also continued its coverage of the ShoeZeum, bringing you even more in-depth walkthroughs of the immense showcase. And finally, a spotlight was placed on Michael Jordan and those rare instances during which he didn’t wear an Air Jordan shoe. Check out all the top stories from the past week by clicking below into the Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
This week’s Air Jordan stories included the June 2011 roll-out as well as a unique custom gas mask made from an Air Jordan 1.
Jordan Brand June 2011 Footwear Releases
Air Jordan VII ‘Bordeaux’ – OG vs. Retro Comparison
Air Jordan III ‘ Stealth’
Air Jordan V – White – Midnight Navy – Varsity Red | Detailed Images
Air Jordan Fly Wade – Black – Red – Ice
Jordan Fly Wade iD – Sneak Preview
Air Jordan 1 Gas Mask
Air Jordan VI – Warren Sapp Oakland Raiders PE Turf Trainers
Air Jordan 1 Low – White – Neutral Grey | OG Pair on eBay
FreshFliedFish x SneakersOverEverything x Air Jordan Doernbecher Charity Poster
Jordan Brand Classic 2011 – Day 1 Recap
Air Jordan VII ‘Bordeaux’ T-Shirts by Vandal-A
Air Jordan XI Retro Low ‘Bred’ – New Images
The second episode of The LeBrons debuted, but everything else was all serious business! Check out all the LeBron news below.
Nike LeBron 8 PS Officially Announced
Nike LeBron 8 V2 Low – Metallic Silver
Nike LeBron 8 V2 Low ‘Triple Black’ – New Images
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 ‘Portland’ – New Images
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 – Shooting Stars Classic PE
The LeBrons – Episode 2: “Stay on the Court”
Nike LeBron 8 ‘Big O’ by Mizzeecustoms
No amount of camouflage can mask Kobe’s fierce competitive nature, but here’s a look at camo-uppered Kobe VI colorways headed for a release.
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Camouflage’
Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Blue Camo’ – New Images
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Del Sol – Lightbulb – Black – Tour Yellow – White
Nike Zoom Kobe VI iD – Camo Option Available
Nike has decided to scrap the release of the Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cheech & Chong’ due to legal stipulations. Read more about it below.
Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cheech & Chong’ Release Cancelled
Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cheech & Chong’ – Detailed Images
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro + Air Jordan XI ‘Space Jam’ Comparison
Nike SB Blazer High – Brown Distressed Leather – Gold | June 2011
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski – Soft Blue – White | June 2011
Nike SB Dunk High Premium – Deep Burgundy – Aquamarine | May 2011
Nike SB Dunk Low – Black – Varsity Purple – Baltic Blue
Nike SB Dunk High – ‘Purple Haze’ | Unreleased Sample
Geoff McFetridge x Nike SB ‘Paper Dunk’
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET: 4/9 – 4/15
The NBA regular season finally came to a close, so here’s a look at the very last Weekend Recap as well as two Complex lists detailing some of our favorite sneakers of all time.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET: 4/9 – 4/15
In a week filled with celebrity sneaker sightings, a visit to 106 & Park by the Rick Ross-led Maybach Music Group made the most noise.
Celebrity Feet: Maybach Music Group Visits 106 & Park
Celebrity Feet: Swizz Beats & Amare Stoudemire @ ‘Go NY Go’ Filming
Celebrity Feet: Pharrell – Air Jordan III – Black – Cement
Celebrity Feet: Rick Ross – Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’
7 Celebs Wearing the Air Jordan VII ‘Bordeaux’ @ Complex
AIR JORDAN 2011 – NEW COLORWAYS
The success of the Air Jordan 2011 has led to more and more colorways being revealed. Check out the all new ‘Orion Blue’ colorway as well as other AJ2011 special editions below.
Air Jordan 2011 – Orion Blue | New Images
Air Jordan 2011 ‘Orion Blue’
Air Jordan 2011 Montrose Christian + Oak Hill Team PE’s
Air Jordan 2011 – Dwyane Wade Miami Heat Home PE
Air Jordan 2011 – Jordan Brand Classic PE’s | Release Reminder
NIKE AIR FOOTSCAPE WOVEN CHUKKA & FOOTSCAPE MOTION – ‘BLACK CAT’ PACK
In a rare move by Nike Sportswear, a collaboration with a shoe boutique (Bodega of Boston, MA) focusing on the Nike Footscape stole our attention.
ADIDAS ADIZERO CRAZY LIGHT
adidas unveiled the adidas adiZero Crazy Light, the world’s lightest basketball shoe. Check out the detailed images and technical info below.
Bodega is teaming up with Reebok for a special release. Check out the release information below.
Nike Soccer has just unveiled the Nike CR Mercurial Vapor Superfly III. See Cristiano Ronaldo in action with his new shoes on April 16th during ‘El Clasico’.
Nike Introduces the CR Mercurial Vapor Superfly III
Parts 8 and 9 of the Sneaker News x ShoeZeum feature went live this week, exposing you to some pop-culture inspired sneakers and some other gems sprinkled all around.
MICHAEL JORDAN THROUGH THE YEARS: NON-AIR JORDAN EDITION
Michael didn’t always wear Air Jordans. Check out MJs in other sneakers in the Non-Air Jordan Edition of Michael Jordan Through The Years.
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