Sneaker News Weekly Rewind: 12/29 – 1/4
Before we kick off 2013, we took one final look back at all the major highlights of 2012. The Readers’ Choice Awards, the Top 23 Air Jordans of 2012, and the Year in Customs 2012 gave us a nice recap of all the heat that released (or was customized) in 2012. Moving right on to 2013 headlines, Jordan Brand gave us a look at a new grey/black/red PE colorway of the Air Jordan XIII, while a nice comparison of the Air Jordan III ‘White/Cement’ was presented to us. the Nike Air Raid “ParaNorman” was put up for auction at an event in Portland, while a Red/Black colorway of the Kobe 8 topped LeBron news. The Revis continues its strong momentum with a sick Oregon Ducks PE, while the new Hyperdunk 2013 surfaces for the first time.
NBA Feet and Celebs were another major hit, with some notable public sightings of Kanye, Wale, and Nas topping those headlines. The next Asics designed by Ronnie Fieg is revealed to be “Super Green”, while the Kamikaze II gets a release date. Two more Ewings are slated for a release soon, while a Play Cloths collab with Saucony is headed our way. A first look at the floral print on the Janoski gets revealed while Skate Mental’s collab is something to look forward to, while a large round-up of Air Force 1, New Balance, and Vans news gave us plenty to look forward to in 2013. A clean look at a rare Foamposite sample at a sick event out in China provided some nice entertainment. The first Sneaker News Weekly Rewind of 2013 is just below, so kick off the new year by being on top of your sneaker news game!
SNEAKER NEWS 2012 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
After we picked our Top 30 of 2012, we opened the polls for you. Check out all twenty categories and the winners you selected!
SNEAKER NEWS TOP 23 AIR JORDANS OF 2012
So much Air Jordan heat in ’12, we had to make a separate list.
Sneaker News Top 23 Air Jordans of 2012
Chris Paul gives us a peek at a never-before-seen colorway, more details on the upcoming Air Jordan III with Nike Air, and a firm release date for the Bred XIII tops this week’s Air Jordan headlines.
Air Jordan 3 ’88 Retro
Air Jordan III “White/Cement” – 2003 vs. 2013 Retro Comparison
Air Jordan XIII “Bred” – Release Date
Air Jordan V “Grape” – Available Early on eBay
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Knicks” – Arriving at Retailers
Air Jordan XX8 – On Feet Images
Air Jordan VI “Reverse Infrared” Sample on eBay
Air Jordan XI DMP “Gold Eyelet” Sample
Air Jordan VIII – Black “Playoffs” Sample
Jordan Melo M9 – Officially Unveiled
NIKE AIR RAID “PARANORMAN” AUCTION
The “other” ParaNorman shoe goes up for auction at a special event.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL NEWS
Check out all the Nike Basketball news below, which includes a release date for the Cork and some new Kobe 8s and KD Vs.
NBA Feet curls into the New Year, and our favorite NBA sneakerheads didn’t disappoint!
NBA Feet: Around The League – 12/31 – 1/1
NBA Feet: Around The League – 1/2 – 1/3
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Kanye breaks out a pair of kicks we’ve never seen him in, Nas keeps it classic with Bred IVs, and Wale gives props to a fellow artist’s kicks.
Nas in Air Jordan IV “Bred”
Wale in adidas Originals Pro Model “Detroit Player”
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
A slew of Air Force 1 updates for 2013, while the mysterious Layupshot unveils some more NBA star-inspired Bespokes.
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Blazer” Inspired
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Blazer” – Purple
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Canvas” Summer 2013
Nike Air Force 1 Premium iD – Elephant Print Options Available
Nike Air Force 1 Premium iD – Tonal Elephant Samples
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Varsity” – Burgundy
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Michael Jordan” by Layupshot
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Reggie Miller” by Layupshot
NIKE HYPERDUNK 2013
The evolution of the Hyperdunk continues with this first look at the Nike Hyperdunk 2013.
NIKE AIR MAX QS “USATF” PACK
A duet of Air Max releases with the Air Max+ 2013 at the core is revealed as part of the “USATF” Pack.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
It’s another Janoski takeover in 2013, but don’t forget the Koston 2, which is set for a debut soon.
Skate Mental x Nike SB Dunk High “Inline Skate”
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski “Floral”
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski – 2013 Preview
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski 1 of 1 by Brian Anderson
Nike Eric Koston 2 – Black – Pink
Nike Eric Koston 2 – 2013 Samples
THIS WEEK IN NIKE ZOOM REVIS NEWS
The successful Revis hits us in some new colorways, with a special Ducks PE and a Holiday Package thrown in the mix.
RONNIE FIEG x ASICS GEL LYTE III “SUPER GREEN”
Expect the same cleanliness and simplicity with this upcoming Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III titled ‘Super Green’.
EWING 33 HI – UPCOMING COLORWAYS
Some more Ewings to behold – check out the two upcoming colorways.
REEBOK KAMIKAZE II “OG SONICS”
The era of Shawn Kemp returns as a release date for the Reebok Kamikaze II is revealed.
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
More New Balance goodies for the start of 2013, which is definitely great news for fans of the N.
New Balance Numeric 2013 Preview
New Balance 577 – Tan – Burgundy – Navy
New Balance 1500 – Grey – White – Black
Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance H710 – Teaser
New Balance 1300 – Grey – Blue – Red
New Balance 1500 “Tan”
New Balance 996 – Green – Grey – White
New Balance 670
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Follow up on these Vans headlines – there’s something for everyone from the Vault, OTW, and classic Authentic.
PLAY CLOTHS x SAUCONY SHADOW 5000 “PRECIOUS METALS” PACK
Apparel brand Play Cloths plays around with the Saucony Shadow 5000 – see what’s in store below.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Sneaker News recapped all of 2012’s best Sneaker Customs, but we’ve already got a crop of new projects in just the first week of 2013!
Air Jordan IV “Python” Customs by JBF
Air Jordan IV “Python” Customs by JBF – Release Info
Nike Air Flight One LED Custom by Soleswap
Nike KD V “Weatherman on Fire” Customs by JP Custom Kicks
Air Jordan VII “Ozymandias” Customs by Sekure D
Nike LeBron X “Knicks” Customs by Soleswap
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE “COMIC STRIP” SAMPLE
A rare artifact of the Nike Basketball archives resurfaces. Get familiar with this ‘Comic Strip’ sample below!
Nike Air Foamposite “Comic Strip” Sample
AJ CLUB & BATTLEGROUND NO. 2 – EVENT RECAP
A beast of a sneaker event called ‘AJ Club and Battle Ground No. 2’ went down in China at the end of 2012.
AJ Club & Battle Ground No. 2 Event Recap