April 26, 2013 BY John Kim
Another big week of Sneaker News as we near the end of April (already?), so let’s get to it! On the Jordan Brand side of things, we got a look at an Air Jordan V made for Carmelo Anthony, while several release dates for high-profile shoes like the “Red Toro” IV and “Green Glow” IV were confirmed. The Pure Platinum LeBrons continued to dominate the category, although we did announce some release dates for some Elites. With Kobe sitting out with injury, Nike honored the Black Mamba with an inspirational ad, while some PEs of BHM and Area 72 status from earlier this year emerged. Basketball was huge as the Playoffs took off, with Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and many more whipping out some great PEs for NBA Feet.
Nike SB continued with another strong week as we got a taste of the Brooklyn Projects collab, UNDFTD is continuing the “Bringback” with the Ballistic version of the Hyperdunk, the Roshe Run iD puts on two different Yeezy 2 iD outfits, and Reebok announced a release date for the next Iverson signature shoe comeback. adidas celebrated 30 years of Consortium, and the Basketball category fears up for the debut of the CrazyQuick with John Wall, Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday, and A$AP Rocky. Asics and New Balance has some nice goodies for us coming soon, while the upcoming Tyler x Vans gets more exciting as we’re given a preview directly from the man himself. Rising prices of kicks was a big topic this week, as were custom shoes with a sick Yeezy-fied Air Jordan IV leading the way. Finally, Sneaker News celebrated a milestone as we reached 1,000,000 followers on Instagram. Sneaker News Weekly Rewind is ready below, so take a look and stay tuned for more news soon!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Melo joins the AJV club, while a few more #XX8DaysofFlight Retros go up for sale. Too soon?
Air Jordan V “Melo”
Air Jordan V “Fire Red” 2013 Retro
Air Jordan 1 “Digi-Camo” Sample
Air Jordan 1 Retro ’93 – Red – Green – Black | Sample
Air Jordan XX8 “Thunder Camo”
Air Jordan XX8 “White Perf” Thunder Home
Air Jordan XI “XX8 Days of Flight” – Available on eBay
Air Jordan XVII “28 Days of Flight” on eBay
Michael Jordan Enterbay Figurine “#23 Away” – Pre-Order @ BAIT
Jackson Lee Previews Jordan Son of Mars Low Colorways
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN RELEASE DATES
A ton of release dates for Jordan Brand’s product line arrived this week!
Air Jordan IV “Fire Red Toro” – Release Date
Air Jordan V “Black Grape” – Release Date
Air Jordan IV “Green Glow” – Release Date
Air Jordan V “Fire Red” – Release Date
Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe” – Release Date
Air Jordan 1 Retro ’93 “Bright Citrus” – Release Date
JORDAN BRAND JUNE 2013 FOOTWEAR PREVIEW
A thorough preview of Jordan Brand’s June 2013 line-up is here!
Jordan Brand June 2013 Footwear
Air Jordan XI Low – White – Black – True Red | Official Images
Air Jordan 1 Retro ’93 “Playoffs”
Jordan Son of Mars Low “DTRT”
Air Jordan 1 Retro ’93 – White – Electric Green – Black – Neutral Grey – Gym Red
Jordan Melo M9 – Black – Gym Red – White
JORDAN 2013 PLAYOFF PEs
Team Jordan heads to Playoff battle with some sick PEs. Check them out below!
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Some upcoming release dates have been set, and a closer look at next week’s Pure Platinums kept LeBron fans happy.
“Pure Platinum” Nike LeBron X
Nike LeBron X Elite “Total Crimson” – Release Date
Nike LeBron X Elite – Sport Turquoise – Volt – Violet Force | Release Date
Nike LeBron X Low – Violet Force – Volt | Release Date
Nike LeBron X “Pure Platinum” – Available Early on eBay
THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL NEWS
Nike honors Kobe Bryant, while some interesting headlines surrounding the KD emerge.
Nike Honors Kobe Bryant with “Now, Show Us Again” Ad
Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Lakers Home” PE
Nike Zoom Kobe III “Tile Posite” Sample
Nike KD V GS “Superhero”
Nike KD V Elite “Playoffs Home” – Release Date
Nike Hyperdunk 2012 Low “Area 72″ PE
Nike Hyperdunk 2012 Low “BHM” PE
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
The NBA Playoffs are here, and you’d better believe that the sneaker game was stepped up as well!
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 4/20 – 4/21
NBA Feet: Around The League – 4/22 – 4/23
NBA Feet: Around The League – 4/24 – 4/25
LeBron James in Nike LeBron X Elite “Grey/Black” PE
LeBron James in Nike LeBron X Elite “Away” PE
Russell Westbrook in Air Jordan XX8 “White/Black” PE
J.R. Smith in Nike KD V Elite “EYBL” PE
Air Jordan XI “Chicago Bulls” Customs for Malcolm Thomas
Rip Hamilton Shows Off Air Jordan V “Grape” Supply
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Some more headlines surrounding the Nike SB Dunk emerge – check them out below!
Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Walk of Fame”
“Firecracker” Nike SB Dunk Low
Supreme x Nike SB Tennis Classic – Release Date
Nike Koston 2 Spike “Tiger Sunday Red”
Nike SB Dunk High “Dark Atomic Teal”
Nike SB Dunk Low – Medium Grey – Anthracite – University Red
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid “Wolf Grey”
Nike Stefan Janoski – Light British Tan – Dark Field Brown
UNDFTD x NIKE HYPERDUNK 2012 “BALLISTIC”
The “Ballistic” colorway of the Nike Hyperdunk by UNDFTD is previewed here.
UNDFTD x Nike Hyperdunk 2012 “Ballistic”
JORDAN FLY WADE 3 SAMPLE
What if Wade stayed with Jordan? Here’s a look at the uncharted future.
Jordan Fly Wade 3 Sample
YEEZY 2 INSPIRED ROSHE iD’S
The Yeezy 2 influence hits the Roshe iD – check out both colorways below.
Nike Roshe Run iD “Yeezy 2″ Editions
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
A release date for the Answer 1 is here, while an NYC-specific Twilight Zone wows the crowd.
Reebok Pump Twilight Zone “New York”
Reebok Answer 1 – Black – Gold | Release Date
mita sneakers x Reebok Classic Leather
Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Koi”
Reebok GL 6000 – Red – Navy – White
Reebok ZigMaze 2
Reebok Pump Omni Lite “Brown Painted”
Reebok Court Victory Pump – Red – Blue – White
Reebok Court Victory Pump – Blue – Black – White
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
A$AP Rocky teams up with adidas for the CrazyQuick, while Consortium celebrates the 30th Anniversary.
A$AP Rocky x adidas Basketball: #QuickAintFair
adidas Consortium adicolor “30th Anniversary Pack”
XLARGE x adidas Originals Superstar 80s “Giraffe” – Pre-Order @ Packer Shoes
adidas Originals ZX 700 – Blaze Purple – Yellow Ray
adidas Originals ZX 750 – Bluebird – Dark Slate
adidas Originals Court Attitude
adidas Originals Phantom – Spring/Summer 2013 Colorways
adidas Response Trail Rerun
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
A clean collabo hits the New Balance 1600, white two Yacht Club colorways impress our readers.
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
A look at some upcoming Asics releases for the Fall should keep you excited for things to come.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Tyler gives us a teaser of the upcoming Vans, while long-time collaborator Taka Hayashi hits us with another elaborate design of the Court Hi.
Tyler, The Creator x Vans Old Skool – Teaser
Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault TH Court Hi LX -Spring/Summer 2013
Vans Custom Culture 2013 – Voting Open
Vans Custom Culture 2013 – Celebrity Ambassador Designs
Vans Syndicate Sk8-Hi Pro “S” – Black
Vans Syndicate Old Skool Pro “S” – Red
WHAT DO YOU THINK?: RISING PRICES OF SNEAKERS
Are sneakers getting too pricey? Join the discussion!
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Another great week of customs is detailed below, with a special feature for you to vote for the best!
Nike Air Yeezy 2 x Air Jordan IV Customs by Ammo Skunk & SewnUpSoles
Nike Air Max 1 “MF DOOM” Customs by Jwdanklefs
Nike Air Max 1 “Dr. Doom” Customs by Jwdanklefs
Air Jordan XI “Yankees” Customs by Mache
Nike Air Raid 360 by Revive Customs
Nike Air Foamposite One “E.T. Foam Home” Customs by RBN
Nike Air Foamposite One “Atlantic” Customs by Sole Swap
Nike Air Force III “Pigeon” Customs by KLR Whales
Nike LeBron 9 “420″ Customs by GourmetKickz
Nike LeBron 9 Elite “Big Bang-Alike” Customs by GourmetKickz
Air Jordan 1 “Venetto” Customs by JBF & Regularolty – Available on eBay
Nike Zoom Revis “Mag” Customs – Available on eBay
Vans Era “True Blue III” by JP Custom Kicks
Air Jordan 1 “Raw” Customs by Sab-One
Air Jordan IV “Tiffany Cheetah” by DeJesus Customs
Custom Sneaker of the Week: 4/20 – 4/26
Classic Nike Basketball “Elite” Renderings by Brett Golliff
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN OG’S & SAMPLES
Some nice samples of Air Jordan Retros hit this week – check out the special mock-ups below.
Air Jordan 1 Mid “Knicks Ripstop” Sample
Air Jordan XI Low – Red Sole Sample on eBay
Air Jordan X “Stealth” – Unreleased “23″ Sample
Air Jordan VII “Hare” – OG Shoes & Apparel Lot on eBay
Air Jordan VI Crib “Infrared” – Original Tin Packaging
Air Jordan 1 High J2K – Alternate Sample
SNEAKER NEWS INSTAGRAM REACHES ONE MILLION FOLLOWERS
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