July 1, 2011 BY Aaron Kr.
The sneaker world is showing no signs of slowing down despite the summer heat, and there were plenty of big stories this week to keep us locked in front of a computer screen. While still no looks at a full shot of the LeBron 9, we got our best view yet at a few sections of the shoe in what will most likely turn out to be the customary Bred inline launch colorway. Over in the Jordan zone, bad news came down on the Quai 54 US release (or lack of), but moods brightened due to word regarding the return of some Air Jordan XII Retros in 2012 and pics of the tumbled leather version of the 2011 AJ III Black/Cement to set a lot of concerned minds at ease. Elsewhere in basketball sneakers, the Nike Hyperfuse 2011 hit retail and the Kobe VI will once again get the camo treatment over on Nike iD. And speaking of customizing sneakers, Mizzee is back at it with some interesting Air Jordan VI concepts and JBF gives us a lesson on working with Dunks. Some respect for history is paid with Flight Club’s new Sneaker Archive site, giving us a great database of classic sneakers whether it’s well-known favorites like the soon to return Air Jordan XIV ‘Last Shot’ or obscure gems like the Nike Air Flow returning to retailers this weekend. For all these stories and more, keep reading for the full rundown in this week’s edition of Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
This week in LeBron news brought our best look yet at the ninth signature model in King James’ Nike line.
Nike LeBron 9
Nike Air Max+ 2011 ‘King James’
Nike LeBron Air Max Soldier V ‘Think Pink’
Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low – Solar Red – Black – White | Available Early
The LeBrons: Episode 10 – The Comeback (Part 2)
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Our first look at the final leather version of the Black/Cement Air Jordan III overshadowed some other big Jordan stories like the debut of CP3.V samples and a variety of upcoming release updates.
Air Jordan III Black Cement – 2011 Retro
Air Jordan III Retro 2011 – Black – Cement | Available on eBay
Air Jordan XII – Summer 2012 Retros
Air Jordan V Quai 54 – Not Releasing in the U.S.
Air Jordan XIII – Ray Allen PE – Updated Release Info
Air Jordan V Quai 54 – Black – Detailed Images
Air Jordan V Retro – Black – Metallic Silver – New Detailed Images
Jordan Brand August 2011 Footwear Releases Update
Air Jordan XI IE Low – Black – Varsity Red – White | Release Date
Jordan Fly Wade ‘South Beach’ – Release Date
Air Jordan XI Retro ‘Space Jam’ 2009 Re-Release @ RMK
Jordan Brand Quai 54 Tournament 2011 – Event Recap
Jordan Brand Quai 54 2011 – Event Recap | Part 2
Air Jordan 1 Sterling Silver Shoe on eBay
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Nike SB made some noise this week with some good looks at the P-Rod 5 and some updated pics and info on the much-talked-about Entourage Dunk Low.
Entourage x Nike SB Dunk Low ‘The End’ Available on eBay
Entourage x Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Lights Out’
Nike SB July 2011 Footwear
Nike SB P-Rod V – New Images
Nike SB P-Rod 5 – Matte Silver – Black – White
Nike SB P-Rod 2.5 ‘Tiffany’ – New Images
Nike SB Bruin ‘Tiffany’
The Best 50 Nike Dunk SBs of All-Time @ Complex
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Some notable names in the rap game showed off some of their latest acquisitions and current favorites in this round of Celebrity Feet.
Celebrity Feet: Wale & J.Cole ‘Bad Girls Club’ Music Video
Celebrity Feet: Fabolous – Air Jordan VI – White – Varsity Red
Celebrity Feet: Pusha T + Cyhi Da Prynce – G.O.O.D. Music x Heineken Event
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOMS
Customizer extraordinaire Mizzee turned heads with two new Air Jordan colorway flips and JBF shows us how to dismantle and reconstruct a pair of Dunks.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL
With the Hyperfuse 2011 just hitting stores and the Hyperdunk 2011 around the corner, there’s plenty of Nike Basketball action to sink your teeth into this summer.
Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 – Blake Griffin PE
Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Camo Option Returning to Nike iD
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 PE Preview
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 – Russell Westbrook PE | New Images
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 – Available @ NikeStore
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 Low – Volt – Black
Nike Basketball Designers Talk Hyperfuse + Hyperdunk 2011
PENNY HARDAWAY x NIKE AIR FORCE 1 – DETAILED IMAGES
A closer look at the Penny Hardaway x Air Force 1 shows off some of the finer details of this amazing 1 of 1 gift from Nike.
NIKE AIR FLOW TZ PACK
Finally, the cult classic Nike Air Flow returns to retailers this weekend as a Tier Zero release.
Nike Air Flow Tier Zero Pack @ West NYC
THIS WEEK IN CONVERSE
Converse shook things up over the last seven days with a nice blend of reinvented classics and some intriguing plans for the future.
FLIGHT CLUB LAUNCHES SNEAKERARCHIVE
The folks over at Flight Club now bring you a thorough archive ranging the last few decades in significant sneaker releases.
Flight Club Launches SneakerArchive.Com
THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER EVENTS
Summer is here and the sneaker events are in full effect, so check out the latest happenings.
AIR JORDAN PE’S, OG’S & SAMPLES
Check out this week’s latest batch of Jordan gems floating around on the web for purchase.
Air Jordan XIV ‘Last Shot’ – OG Pair on eBay
Air Jordan VII ‘Olympic’ OG Available on eBay
Air Jordan XI Low – White – Light Zen Grey – Unreleased Sample
Air Jordan II Retro – Gerald Wallace Game-Worn PE Signed by Eduardo Najera
Air Jordan IX – Oregon Ducks Promo Sample | Available on eBay
SNEAKER NEWS WEEKLY BUYER’S GUIDE
Fuse fever was spreading through this week’s Buyer’s Guide, but there’s plenty of other goodies found within.
Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide: 6/30/11
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