April 22, 2011 BY John Kim
Before LeBron James and the Heat began their quest for the 2011 Championship, Sneaker News had the opportunity to wear-test the all-new LeBron 8 P.S. and analyze its lightweight capabilities. Not much later, LeBron debuted the shoe during Game 1 of the Heat/Sixers series, and thus far, the entire NBA Playoffs has been a showcase for some new sneakers like the adidas Crazy Light and Air Jordan Fly Wade. Another notable shoe to have debuted this postseason is Carmelo Anthony’s Melo M7 Advance, a shoe that Sneaker News gave you a first-hand exclusive look at. Spike Lee joined Melo in the NY sneaker spotlight, as the big-time Knick fan boasted two new PE colorways of the Air Jordan Spiz’ike. Kobe Bryant sported some Jordan Retros before the Lakers’ Game 1 showdown with the Hornets as well.
However, amidst the NBA Playoff frenzy and the collection of new signature shoes was Kanye West’s Air Yeezy 2 – a shoe he wore during his performance at Coachella and later again in London. Other notable sneakers of the week included an all-new Air Force 1 High and Low, two new premium editions of the Nike5 Gato Street, the inspirational Manny Pacquiao x Nike Summer 2011 Collection, and a plethora of upcoming Nike SB releases slated for a release for the remainder of the year. The recently released Nike Free Run+ 2 was the focus of the City Pack, which paid tribute to five major cities known for their dedication to the sport of running. A group of Texas-based sneakerheads began a journey from their home-town to New York City for a two-day Bespoke experience, with their shoes resulting in a ‘Best Sneaker Display’ award at a sneaker show. Finally, the Sneaker News staff put a spotlight on some of Michael’s most memorable moments in his career in the latest Michael Jordan Through The Years feature. There’s plenty more to see so check out this week’s Sneaker News Weekly Rewind!
The Air Yeezy 2 is here! Sneaker News was first in showing you Kanye West’s second collaboration with Nike.
This week’s top Air Jordan news involved some ‘dream’ colorways, like Spike Lee’s Knicks-inspired PE’s and a collection of photoshopped Air Jordan colorways.
Air Jordan Spiz’ike – Spike Lee New York Knicks PE’s
Air Jordan V Tokyo23
Air Jordan 5 Retro T23 – New Images
Air Jordan 2011 Quick Fuse
Air Jordan VII ‘Year Of The Rabbit’ – Release Info
Air Jordan III Retro ‘Stealth’ – Release Info
Jordan Fly Wade – Dwyane Wade Home PE
Jordan Fly Wade – Miami Heat Away PE
Air Jordan Photoshops by Jayzrdead
History of Athletes Wearing Air Jordan Cleats @ Complex
Notable members of the media were invited to test out the all new LeBron 8 P.S., and of course Sneaker News provided you a first-hand look into the entire process!
Nike LeBron 8 PS Media Wear-Test
Jason Petrie Discusses the LeBron 8 P.S. During Wear-Test
Nike LeBron 8 PS Media Event Miami – Shoe Gallery Visit
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low – Wolf Grey – White – Metallic Silver
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier III PE Cleats
The LeBrons – Episode 3: “Gloria”
Puff, puff, passed? 4/20 passed by us without a release of the Cheech & Chong Dunk Highs, but there was still a nice crop of noteworthy Nike SB news for the week.
Nike SB – Red Box to Debit June 2011
Nike SB Dunk Mid ‘Patagonia’
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid ‘Brogue’
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid QS – White – Black
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid – Olive – Brown
Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cheech and Chong’ – Release Confusion Continues
Nike SB – More April 2011 Footwear Releases
Nike SB P-Rod IV – White – Lucid Green – New Images
Nike SB Blazer Mid ’4/20′ by JBF
THIS WEEK IN MELO NEWS
Come to NY, and your sneaker-cred takes an instant boost. Check out the Jordan Melo M7 Advance, set for a release this June.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET: 4/16 – 4/22
The real NBA season kicked off last week, and Sneaker News gave you a look at all the Playoff Feet! Check ’em out below.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET: 4/16 – 4/22
Kobe’s rocked Jordans in the past, but his most recent sighting with Retros on his feet definitely caught our attention.
MANNY PACQUIAO x NIKE SUMMER 2011 COLLECTION
The best pound-for-pound boxer in the world prepares for fisticuffs this May, so take a look at the footwear and apparel that Nike has presented in honor of Manny Pacquiao.
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 HIGH FOAMPOSITE – WHITE
The matte finish of Foamposite goes hand-in-hand with the milky white upper in this all-new Air Force 1 High Foamposite.
An upcoming Air Force 1 with materials/accents rivaling that of a Bespoke was one of the hot topics of the entire week.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Premium – Denim – Bronze
Nike Soccer is kicking it into high gear with the release of special edition colorways of the Nike5 Street Gato Premium. Take a look below.
A group of Texans make their way up to New York City for a two-day Bespoke extravaganza.
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke Story of the “Texas 8″
NIKE FREE RUN+ 2 QS – CITY PACK
Nike Running pays tribute to five meccas of running – New York City, Tokyo, Shanghai, London, and Rio de Janeiro.
Nike Free Run+ 2 QS – City Pack
SNEAKER NEWS GOES INSIDE THE SHOEZEUM – PART 10: GRAND FINALE
Part 10 wraps up our extensive ShoeZeum coverage with a walk-through video and Jordan Geller’s Top 30.
MICHAEL JORDAN THROUGH THE YEARS: MEMORABLE MOMENTS
As we near the end of the Michael Jordan Through The Years feature, Sneaker News selects some of the most memorable moments in MJ’s career.
Michael Jordan Through The Years: Memorable Moments
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