June 17, 2011 BY John Kim
We hope you’re seated as you’re reading this latest Sneaker News Weekly Rewind. All the big stories that surfaced were not for the meek of heart, so if you happened to miss out on any of the big news, be prepared. Starting off with Air Jordan news, Sneaker News confirmed the release of the Air Jordan X ‘Chicago’ for Spring 2012 and also gave you a look at a sample of the upcoming White/Cement IV. The Nubuck sample of the Air Jordan III also stirred up quite a debate as well. Some samples of OGs also made noise, like the unreleased White/Bright Cactus Air Jordan VIII Low that was scheduled for an early 2008 release. Nike SB made a big splash as well, as we learned of the collaboration between Doug Ellin, creator of the hit show Entourage, and the Nike SB Dunk Low. The 2011 Finals ended this week, with Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks triumphing over LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat.
Other Nike news included the 40th birthday of the Swoosh, originally created by Carolyn Davidson for a mere $2 an hour. We brought you a look at some upcoming Nike Basketball kicks, like the Air Shox Hyperballer, Hyperforce 2011, and other Spring 2012 releases. It was another big week for celebrities in Air Jordans, with Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, and Kid Cudi making appearances. The Supra Skytop III, Chad Muska’s signature shoe, was officially unveiled this week in four colorways as well. Sneaker Con NYC is tomorrow at noon, so if you’re one of the many NYC-based Sneaker News readers, be sure to show up tomorrow with your heat! And finally, Sneaker News hit you with another Weekly Buyer’s Guide, laying out all of the new releases this week. Check out the rest of the Sneaker News Weekly Rewind below and get caught up!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
One of the biggest Air Jordan weeks on Sneaker News included the confirmation of the Air Jordan X Chicago, a look at a sample of the Air Jordan IV White/Cement, and the Air Jordan III Black/Cement in nubuck.
Air Jordan III – Black – Cement – Nubuck Sample | New Images
Air Jordan III – Black – Cement – Nubuck | Detailed Images
Air Jordan IV Doernbecher – Holiday 2011
Air Jordan X Chicago 2012
Air Jordan IV – White – Cement | 2012 Sample
Air Jordan V – Black – Metallic Silver | Available Early on eBay
Jordan Melo M7 Future Sole – Puerto Rico PE
Dwyane Wade Asks for Help Choosing a Game 6 Jordan Fly Wade PE
Let’s hug it out, b&%$#es. Here’s a look at the second Nike x Entourage collaboration.
Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Entourage’
Nike SB P-Rod V Mid – Spring 2012
Nike SB V-Rod – Grey – White
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Premium – Metallic Silver – White – Anthracite
Nike SB Killshot LR
Nike SB Dunk Mid ‘Golden Hops’
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
The biggest LeBron story this week was undoubtedly his loss in the Finals, but here’s a look at what’s new from his sneaker line.
Nike LeBron Soldier V – Upcoming Colorways
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low – ‘Wolf Grey’ | New Photos
The LeBrons: Episode 10 – “The Comeback” Part 1
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 – Unreleased Camo Samples
Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki, who took down Nike’s Big 3 and Jordan Brand’s number-1 guy.
NBA Feet: 2011 Finals – Game 6 Recap
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Another Luda sighting, another Wiz sighting, and a collection of Joe Budden’s sneaker heat were just some of the Celebrity Feet features this week.
Celebrity Feet: Drake – Air Jordan III – White – Cement
Chad Muska’s Top 25 Sneakers of All-Time
Celebrity Feet: Wiz Khalifa – Air Jordan VII ‘Cardinal’
Celebrity Feet: Kid Cudi – Air Jordan III – White – Cement
Celebrity Feet: Joe Budden Sneaker Spotlight
Celebrity Feet: Ludacris – Air Jordan XIII Low – White – Black – Maize
Celebrity Feet: Ludacris – Air Jordan III Doernbecher
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOMS
Sneaker customizer Diversitile baked up this sweet treat from the Nike Dunk High.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL
The 2010-11 NBA Season is officially over, so here’s a look at what you might see on court this October.
Nike Zoom Hyperforce – Treasure Blue – Cool Grey – Metallic Silver
Nike Air Shox Hyperballer – Black – Photo Blue
Nike Basketball EPIC Family: Live
Nike Air Shox Hyperballer – Shawn Marion NBA Finals PE
Nike Shox Hyperballer – Black – Red – White
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 – White – Metallic Luster – Wolf Grey – Volt
NIKE’S SWOOSH LOGO TURNS 40
Happy 40th birthday to the most iconic brand logo in the world.
Nike’s Swoosh Logo Turns 40
NIKE SPRING 2012 PREVIEW
Nike’s got a lot in store for Spring 2012, so check out this quick preview of upcoming footwear releases for early next year.
PACKER SHOES x REEBOK COURT VICTORY PUMP ‘WIMBLEDON’
The third leg of the Packer Shoes x Reebok Grand Slam Pack releases this week.
THIS WEEK IN BESPOKES
Complex compiled a list of the 25 best Bespokes, and we got a look at Marcus Troy’s ‘Maverick’ Bespoke.
SUPRA SKYTOP III
Supra officially unveiled the Skytop III, Chad Muska’s third signature shoe.
Supra Skytop III – Officially Unveiled
AIR JORDAN OG’s, PE’s & SAMPLES
Sneaker News gave you a look at some Air Jordan samples and originals.
Air Jordan III – White + Black Cement | OG Shoes on eBay
Air Jordan 1 – White – Neutral Grey | OG Pair on eBay
Air Jordan XII – Dwyane Wade Home PE
Air Jordan VIII Low – White – Bright Cactus – Silver | Unreleased Sample
SNEAKER CON NYC – JUNE 2011
The best Sneaker event of its kind will go down on June 18th, as Sneaker Con opens its doors for the summer season.
Sneaker Con NYC – June 2011 | Event Reminder
SNEAKER NEWS WEEKLY BUYER’S GUIDE
Another week of big releases boiled down to Sneaker News’ Weekly Buyer’s Guide. Check out what’s new below.
Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide: 6/16/11
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