June 10, 2011 BY John Kim
After a minor snafu on our site last week, Sneaker News was back in action, delivering only the latest news in the world of sneakers. Starting off with the big news stories, Sneaker News reported the surprising news of the Air Jordan 2011 making a Nike iD debut, marking the first time an Air Jordan signature shoe would be available for customization. We also got a look at Dwyane Wade’s PE colorways for the Finals as well as teammate LeBron James’ LeBron 8 P.S. in a tonal red edition. The NBA Finals took a surprising turn, as the end of Game 5 resulted in a 3-2 series lead for the Dallas Mavericks. The final two games in Miami will be incredibly star-studded as it always is in Miami, but Sneaker News also brought you a look at celebs from around the nation rocking some sick sneakers – one of whom was Wale during the 2011 Summer Jam. Speaking of Wale and his kicks, we finally got a detailed look at the Dark Pine Foams, a shoe that Wale wore over the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Nike SB rang some bells as we got a look at some upcoming releases and some unreleased samples. Other footwear topics included the in-depth look at the Nike Sportswear Hyperfuse collection and the upcoming adidas Basketball releases for Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard. Two big releases went down this week; the Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk High and Ronnie Fieg x Asics GT-II releases turned out some interesting events. Sneaker News also gave you a look at some great PE colorways, mostly in ‘Cleat’ form, as well as a unique custom job that made recent retro releases look like OGs. And finally Sneaker News presented this week’s Buyer’s Guide, which was rife with fresh footwear selections and pick-ups. Check out the rest of Sneaker News Weekly Rewind below!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
The first Air Jordan signature shoe will hit Nike iD. Your thoughts?
Air Jordan 2011 Headed to Nike iD
Jordan Fly Wade NBA Finals PEs
Air Jordan V Quai 54 – Detailed Images
Jordan CP3 Advance
Jordan Fly 23 – Upcoming Colorways
Air Jordan 2011 Quick Fuse – White – Midnight Navy – Varsity Red
Jordan Fly Wade – Maya Moore PE
Jordan CMFT Viz Air 13 GS – White – Lemon Frost – Light Silver
Jordan Melo M7 Advance – Black – Metallic Silver | Release Date Change
Bruce Lee will be the focus of a unique Nike SB P-Rod collaboration, and we also get a look at some upcoming releases!
Nike SB P-Rod x Bruce Lee Collection
Nike SB Dunk Mid ‘Un-Tiffany’ – March 2012
Nike SB Dunk High ‘Red Devil’
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Velcro
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Mid – Spring 2012
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski ‘Boat Shoe’
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid – Red Leather – New Images
Nike SB Zoom Paul Rodriguez 4 High – Medium Curry
Nike SB ‘Support Your Local 2011′ Video
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Nike didn’t leave LeBron hanging as he showed off a new PE colorway of the LeBron 8 P.S. for the NBA Finals.
The NBA Finals push forward, but we also got a look at the notable sneakers worn during some of the greatest single-game performances in history.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Summertime is the perfect season to spot celebs with kicks, and this week was no slouch!
Celebrity Feet: HOT 97 Summer Jam 2011
Celebrity Feet: Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, & John Wall @ ‘Reebok Back’ Video Shoot
Celebrity Feet: Dwyane Wade & LeBron James Pre-Game Sneakers
Celebrity Feet: Wiz Khalifa & Terrence J @ 106 & Park
Celebrity Feet: Cassie & Big Boi – Air Jordan III ‘True Blue’
NIKE SPORTSWEAR HYPERFUSE COLLECTION
Hyperfuse technology can be well-adapted to any Nike silhouette, and this week we got a great look at a number of NSW classics with the Fuse treatment.
Nike Air Max 1 Hyperfuse – OG Blue
Nike Air Force 1 High Hyperfuse – July 2011 Releases | New Images
Nike Air Max 1 Hyperfuse – July 2011 Releases | New Images
Nike Sportswear WMNS Hyperfuse Preview
Nike Sportswear Hyperfuse Preview @ Tramshed London
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO ‘DARK PINE’
Is this the next great Foamposite release? Take a good look at the ‘Dark Pine’ colorway below.
ADIDAS ROSE + HOWARD – UPCOMING MODELS
adidas Basketball’s two marquee stars consist of the league MVP and the Defensive Player of the Year. Check out the upcoming sneakers for these two standout athletes.
AIR JORDAN RETRO ‘NIKE AIR’ CUSTOMS
No Nike Air? No problem. Take a gander at one of the best custom jobs we’ve ever seen.
Air Jordan Retro ‘Nike Air’ Customs
AIR JORDAN SAMPLES & PE’S
The pool of Air Jordan samples and PE’s seem to be endless, as we get a look at a number of special editions of the past decade.
NIKE SB SAMPLES ON EBAY
Scrapped or unscrapped? Take a look at some unreleased samples and preliminary versions of Nike SB releases.
Nike SB Dunk Low – Khaki – Black | Sample on eBay
Nike SB Dunk Low – Navy – Pinstripe | Sample on eBay
Poets x Nike SB Blazer Mid – Sample on eBay
Ben G x Nike SB Blazer High – Unreleased Sample
Nike SB Dunk Mid ‘Wu-Tang’ – Sample on eBay
THIS WEEK IN RELEASE RECAPS
Two highly anticipated collaborative releases hit stores this week. Check out how they went down!
SNEAKER NEWS WEEKLY BUYER’S GUIDE
Another week of sick sneakers means plenty of options to refresh your rotation. Check out the Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide below.
Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide: 6/9/11
Filed under: Weekly Rewind