March 15, 2013 BY John Kim
The eager wait for this year’s Air Jordan XI Retro release has come to an end as Sneaker News brought you a first look at the Air Jordan XI in Black/Gamma Blue-Varsity Maize. That’s not all we saw because the Steel, Taxi, and a new Black/White V is also headed this way. For shoes releasing sooner, the April 2013 Collection of Jordan Brand footwear was unveiled, as was the Nike Basketball Easter Collection the drops at the end of this month. A sneak peek at the Nike LeBron X Elite gave us a taste of what to expect, while Kobe’s ‘Home’ colorway of the Kobe 8 iD gave us more reason to customize our own pairs. Nike Sportswear Basketball had a nice week as well as the release date for the “Sixers” was unveiled, and more previews of the Hyperflight PRM got us excited about the upcoming release.
Custom kicks had a great week as well as one of the game’s best designed two pairs for Dwyane Wade, who went ahead and wore them in a game. The hip-hop celebrity sneaker deals continue with Wiz Khalifa officially teaming up with Converse, while an upcoming Nike SB collab had Dunk fans excited. The Reebok Question is ready for more success as we got a first look at the “Crocus” by SneakersNStuff, while a release date of the Tassie Devil by Sneaker Freaker was finally confirmed. Sneaker News launched two fun features this week – the “Origin of a Nickname” which sheds light on the roots of some of most popular sneaker monikers, and What Do You Think?, which stirs up some interesting discussions on possible sneaker scenarios. There’s plenty more of Sneaker News Weekly Rewind below so take a look!
AIR JORDAN RETRO – HOLIDAY 2013 PREVIEW
A first look at upcoming Holiday 2013 Retro releases dominated the headlines on Tuesday night.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
A weekly round-up of the best Air Jordan news is here, starting with a full April preview and Russell Westbrook’s XX8 PEs.
Jordan Brand April 2013 Footwear Releases
Air Jordan XX8 – Russell Westbrook PEs
Air Jordan III ’88 Retro – Asia Release Info
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG – Black – Metallic Gold
Air Jordan XI “Bred” – Restock
Ray Allen x SoleFly x Air Jordan XIII “Ray Got Game”
Air Jordan VIII “Bugs” – Release Date
Jordan Son of Mars Low – Black – Grape Ice
Jordan Son of Mars Low “Tour Yellow”
Jordan CP3.VI “Iridescent”
Michael Jordan Motorsports Air Jordan XX8 Inspired Suzuki GSX-R100
Complex’s Michael Jordan’s 25 Most Defining Sneaker Moments in GIFs
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
LeBron’s headed to the Playoffs, so here’s a first look at what he’ll be wearing in the postseason.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL NEWS
Nike officially unveiled the Easter Pack, focusing on a fun pastel backdrop.
THIS WEEK IN POSITE NEWS
It’s rare for Nike give so much light to an Air Foamposite One, but they officially unveiled the All-White Foams this week. A release date for the “Sixers” is here as well.
Nike Air Foamposite One “White” – Officially Unveiled
Nike Barkley Posite Max “Sixers” – Release Date
Nike Barkley Posite Max “Eggplant” – Arriving at Retailers
Nike Air Max Hyperposite – Grey – Silver -Teal
NIKE ZOOM HYPERFLIGHT PRM
Looks like the Hyperflights are slowly hitting stores! Here are more previews before the official release date.
Nike Zoom Hyperflight “Superhero Pack”
Nike Hyperflight “Lightning/Kevin Durant”
Nike Zoom Hyperflight PRM “Lightning”
Nike Zoom Hyperflight PRM “Superhero” – Red Reef – Court Purple – Black
“Superhero” Nike Hyperflight
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
Can anyone top Nate’s Air Yeezy 2s last week? See if there are NBA Feet sightings you like below.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
MMG shows off the White Collection, Talib goes on stage with the Bordeaux, and Wiz Khalifa makes “Taylor Gang” a bit more official.
NIKE ROSHERUN FB
Looks like the toe-Swoosh Rosheruns have a bit of a international football spin on them.
Nike Rosherun FB
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
The next Nike SB Dunk collab was previewed this week, while a release date for the Concord joints had SB fans excited.
Slam City x Nike SB Dunk Low – 2013 Revamp
Made for Skate x Nike SB Dunk Mid – Royal – Camo
Nike SB Dunk Low “Concord” – Release Date
Nike Janoski – Wolf Grey – Gum Medium Brown – White
Nike Stefan Janoski – Black Canvas Velcro
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
SNS gets their hands on the Question, while a curious PE for Isaiah Thomas of the Kings popped up outta nowhere.
SneakersNStuff x Reebok Question “Crocus”
Alicia Keys x Reebok Freestyle Hi Wedge “A.Keys Collection”
Reebok Question – Isaiah Thomas Sacramento Kings PE
Reebok Question – Isaiah Thomas Kings PE | Available on eBay
Reebok Question Low
Reebok Classics White Collection
Packer Shoes x Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary – Video
Reebok Answer IV “PHILA” Pack
Reebok Answer IV – Royal – Navy – Light Blue
Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Year of the Snake” – Available
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
The CrazyQuick continues to impress as we get a look at the bright Baylor PE, while a release date for the Camo Bear JS joints falls on a Saturday.
adidas CrazyQuick – Baylor PE
Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Bear “Camo” – Release Date
adidas Originals Torsion Allegra X – True Blue – Electricity
Show Ayanocozey x adidas Originals Superstar Studs Lux
Kyary x adidas Originals Superstar Enamel Drip
adidas Crazy Light 2 – Ricky Rubio PE
adidas Crazy Light 2 Low
Blood Wizard x adidas Skateboarding adi Ease
Opening Ceremony x adidas Originals Rod Laver Vintage High – March 2013 Colorways
RANSOM x adidas Originals Tech Moc
Champs Sports x adidas Originals adiColor with Iman Shumpert, Von Miller, & Damian Lillard
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
The wait is over as the Tassie Devil finally hits stores.
Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 998 “Tassie Devil” – Release Info
Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 998 “Tassie Devil” – Arriving at Retailers
New Balance 574 “Camo Pack”
New Balance Launches 3D-Printed Shoes
New Balance 574 “Yacht Club Pack” – Green
New Balance 1300 – Light Blue – Navy – Grey
THIS WEEK IN FILA NEWS
The Fila comeback continues with a sick Schredder Cage, while a release date for the Grant Hills are indeed confirmed.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Another Supreme x Comme des Garcons x Vans collab was unveiled this week, but a lone CDG collab is on the way as well.
ORIGIN OF A NICKNAME: AIR JORDAN XIII “HE GOT GAME”
Sneaker News launches “Origin of a Nickname” with an in-depth description of the root of “He Got Game”.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?: AIR JORDAN RETRO VNTG
Sneaker News launches WDYT? – a special feature that throws out some possible sneaker scenarios that may go down in the future.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
One of Mache’s works hits the NBA floor, while an insane Reebok Pump x Air Jordan XI mash-up got the discussion flowing mightily.
Li-Ning Way of Wade “Gradient Peel” Customs for Dwyane Wade by Mache
Li-Ning Way of Wade “War Machine” Customs for Dwyane Wade by Mache
Air Jordan XI “Bred Pump” Customs by Freaker Sneaks
Nike LeBron X “Kobe Cheetah Yeezy 2” Customs by Gourmet Kickz
Nike LeBron X “Net Yeezy” Customs by Gourmet Kickz
Nike Air Foamposite One “South Beach” Customs by Sole Swap
Air Jordan XI “Blacked Out Bred” by Noldo Customs
Air Jordan III “XX8 Days of Flight” Customs by Mache
Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Sunset” Customs by Sole Swap
Nike LeBron 9 “Weatherman” Customs by Twizz
Air Jordan 1 “Brooklyn Zoo” Customs – Limited Edition Wooden Box Package on eBay
Air Jordan IV “Thunder” Sneaker Cake
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN OG’S, PE’S & SAMPLES
An unreleased Air Jordan IV Retro from 1999 topped this week’s Air Jordan OG, PE, and Samples category.
Air Jordan IV “Blue Speckle” – Unreleased 1999 Sample
Air Jordan VIII – Chris Paul Hornets PE
Air Jordan XIII – Carmelo Anthony “Nuggets Home” PE
Air Jordan XII – Chicago Bulls ’96-’97 Team Autographed Pair on eBay
Air Jordan II – Quentin Richard Game-Worn Autographed “Knicks” PE
Undertow x Air Jordan 2010 – Promo Sample for Michael Jordan
Jordan Phly Legend “Olympic” 2008 Promo Sample
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