February 1, 2013 BY John Kim
February is finally here, and it’s promising to be quite the colossal month with respect to sneaker releases. Nike and Jordan are readying its set of NBA All-Star releases, but there were still a ton of new headlines this week that surfaced, like the first look at the Air Jordan XX8 ‘Green Camo’, the Air Jordan 1 Retro ’89, two new Kobe 8 colorways, and a slew of Foamposite updates and previews. The Air Jordan XX8 Days of Flight campaigned continued, wherein excitement has probably peaked thanks to the arrival of the Air Jordan XI and the news that the entire set would be given away! A ‘Sprite’ colorway of the LeBron seems to be returning for the LeBron X Low, an exclusive look at Concord SB Dunks was provided, and a high-top version of the Lunar Force 1 surfaced as well.
The San Francsico 49ers showed up to the Super Bowl with footwear fit for some champions, and Russell Westbrook proved that his short tenure with Jordan Brand is already affording him some killer exclusives. We got a look at some more exciting stuff from adidas both from the old and the new, the adidas T-Mac and the adidas Basketball 2013 NBA All-Star collection, respectively. New Balance kept the cogs turning as far as collaborations go with a new edition in their J.Crew partnership along with the launch of their Herschel Supply Co. curated capsule. Vans showed off some crazy patterned sneakers, Michael Jordan showed up in figurine form, and the Sneaker News book landed right here in our office and ready to ship. Continue reading for a recap of all these noteworthy bits of Sneaker News and more right after the jump.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
A first look at an Air Jordan 1 hybridized with the IV, special packaging for the YOTS release, and some new release info for the Retro ’88 is just below.
Air Jordan XX8 “Green Camo”
Air Jordan 1 ’89
Air Jordan 1 Retro ’89
Jordan Brand “Year of the Snake” Collection
Air Jordan III Retro ’88 – Release Info
Air Jordan 1 “BHM” – Release Date
Air Jordan V GS – Black – Pink – Orange
Jordan Melo M9 – Canyon Purple – Electric Green – Black
Jordan CP3.VI “Black/Cement”
Dave White x Carmelo Anthony x Jordan Melo M9 – “Tea for Two” Video
Yi Jianlian in Air Jordan XX8
Michael Jordan United Center Statue Blueprints
Detroit Rubber – Episode 1: Finding “Encore” IV’s for Prince Fielder
Air Jordan 1 Lamp by Grotesk
XX8 DAYS OF FLIGHT – WEEK 2
Jordan Brand continues the #XX8DaysofFlight campaign.
Air Jordan “XX8 Days of Flight” Collection Giveaway
Air Jordan VI “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan VII “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan VIII “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan IX “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan X “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan XI “Black/Neon Green” Collection
Air Jordan XII “Black/Neon Green” Collection
THIS WEEK IN FOAMPOSITE NEWS
New galleries of the White Foams, sample versions of the Army Camo Pro, and a detailed look at the upcoming Barkley Rayguns!
Nike Air Foamposite One “White”
Nike Air Foamposite One – White – Summit White
Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Army Camo” Sample Comparison
Nike Barkley Posite Max “Rayguns”
Nike Air Foamposite One PRM “Fighter Jet” – New Images
Nike Air Foamposite One “Suns” – Available Early on eBay
Nike Air Max Flyposite – Black – Club Purple – Midas Gold
Nike Air Max Flyposite – White – Game Royal
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Sprite returns to the LeBron and two sick PEs get revealed this week!
Nike LeBron X Low “Sprite”
Nike LeBron X “All-Star” – Packaging
Nike LeBron X “Black Suede” PE
Nike LeBron X “Cork” – Official Images
“All-Star’ Nike LeBron X
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VII “Game Royal”
Nike LeBron 9 “Championship” – Black Midsole Sample
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
Two new Kobe 8 colorways entice us even more for this latest Kobe model.
Nike Kobe 8 – Green – Yellow – Purple
Nike Kobe 8 GC – Sport Grey – Volt – Pure Platinum
Nike Kobe 8 – Grey – Volt
Nike Kobe 8 – Blue Glow – Strata Grey – Game Royal | Release Date
Nike Kobe 8 iD “Year of the Snake” Teaser
Nike Kobe 8 iD #COUNTONKOBEiD Contest
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 3 – Available
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
Another week of NBA Feet to continue the most successful NBA Feet season yet!
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 1/25 – 1/27
NBA Feet: Around The League – 1/28 – 1/29
NBA Feet: Around The League – 1/30 – 1/31
NBA Feet: LeBron James – Nike LeBron X “Infrared” PE
Rajon Rondo’s Best Sneakers of the 2012-2013 Season
THIS WEEK IN NFL FEET
The 49ers are bringing the heat to Superbowl XLVII!
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Jordan Brad’s Russell Westrbook rocks some sick AJ4s, while Marky Mark has his pair of ’88 IIIs on lock!
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
The Lunar Force 1 High debuts! Check out the upcoming colorways below.
Nike Lunar Force 1 High
Nike Lunar Force 1 High “Game Royal”
Nike Lunar Force 1 “Oreo”
Nike Lunar Force 1 BHM QS
Nike Air Force 1 iD – Snakeskin Option Available
Nike Air Force 1 “Blazer” – Grey
Nike Air Force 1 Downtown LTH Quickstrike
Nike Air Force 1 Premium iD “YOTS” Samples
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Varsity Swoosh” – Navy
Nike Air Force 1 High – Wolf Grey – Hyper Red
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
An exclusive look at the Concord and BHM SB Dunks top this week’s SB headlines.
Nike SB Dunk “Concord”
Nike SB Dunk Low “BHM”
Nike SB Zoom Bruin “BHM”
Skatepark of Tampa x Nike SB Dunk Low – Teaser
Nike SB Dunk High “McRad” – Available
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski iD – Distressed Canvas Option
Nike Hybred Boot “Matte Olive”
THIS WEEK IN ZOOM REVIS NEWS
The Revis headlines don’t stop as we get a look at a Blazers PE and a set of colorways embodying an NY rivalry.
THIS WEEK IN FLYKNIT NEWS
The Flyknit Chukka debuts, while an in-depth video on the makings of the Lunar1+ drops before our eyes.
Nike Flyknit HTM Chukka “Snow Style”
Nike HTM Flyknit Chukka – Release Info
Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ – Officially Unveiled
Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ – New Colorways
Designing the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+
EWING 33 HI “ORANGE SUEDE”
Ewing 33 Hi’s for all, as the orange suede drops this Saturday.
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
adidas continues its impressive Bball headlines with its All-Star Collection, a Retro-inspired Real Deal, an a LeBron retro.
LIL WAYNE x SUPRA – SNEAK PEEK
Another peek into Lil’ Wayne’s mind as the Supra collaboration gets a sneek peek.
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
More NB news to drool over, like the latest J.Crew collab and a slew of upcoming releases.
J.Crew x New Balance 1400 “Chambray Blue”
Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance – Available
New Balance 574 “Year of the Snake” Pack – Available
New Balance 577 “Country Fair” Pack – March 2013
New Balance 998 – Grey – Blue – Red | Available
New Balance 999 Elite Edition – Spring 2013
New Balance 1500 Elite Edition
New Balance 574 “Windbreaker” – Available
Miro x New Balance Numeric Brighton 344
New Balance Revlite 574
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Vans’ work with Taka Hayashi continues with Palm Leaf.
Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault Revere Hi “Palm Leaf”
Vans “Custom Culture Pack”
Curtis Kulig x Vans “LOVE ME” Collection
Vans Old Skool “Year of the Snake” – New Images
Vans OTW “Kitu Print” Pack
Vans California Sk8-Hi Reissue Leather “Chili Pepper”
Vans OTW “Woven Pack”
MICHAEL JORDAN FIGURES BY ENTERBAY
These MJ figurines are so realistic! Check out the showcase below.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Another amazing week of customs for all different models and customizers. Check them out below!
Nike Air Max 1 “De La Soul” Customs by JWDanklefs
Air Jordan IV “Yeezy 2″ Customs by Noldo
Air Jordan IV “Ball Don’t Lie” Customs by Mache
Air Jordan V “School Daze” Customs by Rocket Boy Nift
Nike Air Foamposite One “Black/Gold” Customs by Sole Swap
Nike LeBron 9 Elite “American Psycho” Customs by Mache
Nike LeBron 9 Elite “Oz” Customs by Mache
Reebok Kamikaze II “Kelly Green” Customs by Sole Swap
adidas adiPower Howard 3 “TRON” Customs by Brian Villanueva
Nike LeBron 9 “Summit Lake Hornets” Gas Mask by Freehand Profit
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN OG’S & SAMPLES
An unreleased Air Jordan V, a 2012 Retro that never happened, and a clean pair of OGs topped this category of Jordan news.
Air Jordan V “Rainbow Collection”
Air Jordan VI “Black/Infrared” OG
Air Jordan XVI Retro “Cherrywood” – Unreleased 2012 Sample
Air Jordan XVI Low – Dark Grey – Metallic Silver | Unreleased 2012 Sample
SNEAKER NEWS TOP 30 OF 2012 BOOK – AVAILABLE
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Sneaker News Top 30 of 2012 Book – Available
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