May 27, 2011 BY John Kim
Sneaker News never rests when it comes to bringing you all the relevant sneaker news (thus, the name of our site), but if you’re unable to keep up with the rapid-fire pace, Sneaker News Weekly Rewind will get you up to shape. Starting off with Air Jordan news, Sneaker News gave broke the curious news of the Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’ appearing at Nike Factory Stores. Going back to the ‘banned’ days, Michael Jordan recently donated an OG Air Jordan 1 sample to the Jordan Brand archive. The big news continued with Kobe and LeBron, as the respective signature shoes of both NBA superstars got some nice updates. Closing out the big basketball news was the NBA Feet of the Eastern Conference Finals, where LeBron James debuted two new PE colorways of the LeBron 8 PS. Fellow Nike athlete Eric Koston debuted his first signature shoe with SB in a great release event at the Nike Vault.
Other big news came in the form of previews for current and upcoming kicks, like Fall and Winter and 2011 and Spring 2012 for Nike Sportswear and Nike performance shoes. We also gave you a look at the May 2011 releases of the Supreme x Vans footwear collection, and caught your eye with the ‘South Beach’ lace-swap of the Foamposite Pro ‘Retro’. Sneaker News also gave you a look inside Mark Parker’s toy-filled office, as well as a peek at some overseas sneaker-related events. Custom sneakers are a growing fad on Sneaker News, and this weeks’ outpouring of custom kicks was definitely worth your attention. Finally, Sneaker News presented this week’s Buyer’s Guide for those who are interested in grabbing the freshest kicks. There’s plenty more below so kick back and relax with the Sneaker News Weekly Rewind, and enjoy the holiday weekend!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Sneaker News kicked off this week in Air Jordans with the ‘Banned’ Air Jordan 1 hitting outlets. What other big stories came our way?
Air Jordan 1 Retro High ‘Banned’ @ Nike Outlet
Air Jordan V Retro – Unreleased Blue Suede Sample | New Images
Air Jordan III Retro ‘True Blue’ Footwear & Apparel Collection
Air Jordan 2.0 – Black – Red – Green | Detailed Images
Air Jordan 2.0 – Cool Grey – Cement
Air Jordan VII Retro – White – Cardinal Red | Arriving at Retailers
Air Jordan V ‘Tokyo23′ – Available
Air Jordan 1 Retro High GS – Grey – White – Yellow – Blue
Michael Jordan Donates OG Air Jordan 1 Sample to JB Archive
21 Pairs of OG Air Jordans – Auction on eBay
Air Jordan XI Cool Grey – ‘Smoked Sole’ 2000 Sample
Jordan Melo M7 Advance – Black – Metallic Silver | Release Date
Air Jordan 2011 ‘Warrior’ Pack
Eric Koston’s first signature shoe with Nike SB made its world premier, and he got a little help from fellow Nike athlete Kobe Bryant.
Nike SB ’94 – Unreleased Colorway
Nike SB June 2011 Releases @ Premier
Nike SB Zoom Kobe x Koston 1 Event Recap
Nike SB Kobe x Koston 1 – General Release Edition
Nike SB Kobe x Koston 1 Humidor Box – Available on eBay
Nike SB Zoom Koston 1 – June 2011 Releases
Eric Koston x Nike SB Microsite + Tour Video
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Of course, the biggest LeBron James news was his arrival to the NBA Finals, but here’s a look at the big stories regarding his sneakers.
Sneaker News gave you another look at some upcoming Kobes, like the new Black/Grey Kobe VI and an upcoming take-down model set for a release in the future.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
After a long season of NBA Feet features, we’ve finally reached the NBA Finals. Check out what was worn in the final games of the Conference Finals.
NBA Feet: 2011 Playoffs – Conference Finals Game 3 Recaps
NBA Feet: 2011 Playoffs – Mavericks vs. Thunder Game 4
NBA Feet: 2011 Playoffs – Bulls vs. Heat Game 4 Recap
NBA Feet: 2011 Playoffs – Thunders vs. Mavs Game 5 Recap
NBA Feet: 2011 Playoffs – Heat vs. Bulls Game 5 Recap
Carmelo Anthony’s Greatest Sneaker Moments
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Another big week for celebs, highlighted by Ronnie of the Jersey Shore and his impressive Air Jordan collection.
Celebrity Feet: Lil’ Wayne – Nike SB Dunk Mid ‘Mama Bear’
Celebrity Feet: Maybach Music Group Visits 106 & Park Part 2
Celebrity Feet: 50 Cent – Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Metallic Pewter’
Celebrity Feet: Tinie Tempah – Air Jordan III – White – Cement
Celebrity Feet: Ronnie from Jersey Shore Shows Off His Air Jordan Arsenal
NIKE FALL/WINTER 2011 PREVIEWS
The hot weather is upon us, but Sneaker News didn’t waste one minute in previewing the upcoming Fall/Winter releases from Nike Sportswear.
Nike Sportswear ‘Vac-Tech Pack’ – Fall 2011
Nike Sportswear Holiday 2011 Footwear Preview
Nike Air Max 1 – Fall/Winter 2011 Preview
Nike Air Force 1 High ‘Duckboot’ – Fall/Winter 2011 Preview
Nike Sky Force ’88 Mid & Low – Fall/Winter 2011 Preview
Nike Air Trainer Max ’97 – Holiday 2011
Nike Air Max 1 – July 2011 Preview
NIKE HUARACHE COLLECTION – SPRING 2012
The original Nike Huarache designs return in 2012 in re-tooled form.
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO – RETRO – BLACK | NEW IMAGES
The ‘Retro’ colorway of the Foamposite Pro should be a big hit, but Sneaker News took it a step further with a ‘South Beach’ lace-swap.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOMS
Custom sneakers have become a regular feature on Sneaker News, so check out this week’s big stories of that category.
Air Jordan VI ‘Tokyo23′ Customs by Eric Lowry
Air Jordan VI ‘Cool Grey’ by MizzeeCustoms
Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Customs by Jason Negron
Nike Air Max 90 ‘Busy P’ by MizzeeCustoms
Nike Air Max 1 iD ‘Miami Vice’ by Vurus
Nike LeBron 8 ‘UNDFTD’ by MizzeeCustoms
SUPREME x VANS – MAY 2011
Supreme and Vans collaborations have a long-standing history, and it’s about to get a bit longer with its May 2011 collaborative releases.
INSIDE MARK PARKER’S OFFICE
Sneaker News brought you a look inside the office of the “World’s most creative CEO”.
Inside Nike Inc. CEO Mark Parker’s Office
THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER EVENTS
Want to see what’s going on with sneakers in other parts of the world? Check out this week’s features on sneaker events.
SNEAKER NEWS BUYER’S GUIDE
Need some sneaker suggestions? Check out this week’s Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide.
Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide: 5/26/11
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