May 17, 2013 BY John Kim
Summer is drawing ever closer, the warm weather is expiring, and folks are starting to head outside to enjoy it all with the freshest of sneakers on their feet. For our loyal readers who are still spending time inside sitting in front of Sneaker News, we salute you. Like we always do at this time, let’s talk about the biggest bullet points across this week’s stories. The Air Jordan IV “Stealth Oreo” popped up, putting another pair on the must-have list as far as Air Jordan retros in 2013. The Nike LeBron X got just as busy as their namesake player, with the likes of both the lifestyle and the proper basketball versions continuing to tease us. Kevin Durant slipped out of the playoff race but his sneakers managed to maintain our attention via all those unreleased samples. Rounding out the Big Three, Kobe Bryant’s Mambacurial version finally got a release date and a new set of shots.
We learned just how deep Nike Sportswear is going this year thanks to a box full of samples, Kanye West showed up on some adidas for once, and the Nike Zoom Hyperflight was reborn with a bizarre lenticular look. Vandal-A came through with an insane Air Max inspired Bespoke creation, the Nike Air Max EM “Sunset Pack” will apparently be given away through a scavenger hunt next week, and Ewing Athletics further revealed its plans to bring the Focus back. adidas Rookie of the year Damian Lillard got his own pair of the Real Deal, Action Bronson told us what his favorite New Balance pair is, and Sneaker News gave you an exclusive look at the Play Cloths x Saucony “Cotton Candy” pack. Sneaker Con provided us with oodles of heat, as did the custom sneaker creators out there. Continue reading for more on all these headlines and make sure to stick with Sneaker News throughout the weekend for more pertinent info.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
A first look at a revamped version of the Oreo IV, a refreshed release date for the Black Grapes, and a noble gesture by a lucky Air Jordan fan topped this week’s Jumpman headlines.
Air Jordan IV “Stealth Oreo”
Air Jordan IV “Stealth Grey”
“Stealth Oreo” Air Jordan IV
“UNC” Air Jordan IV PE
Air Jordan V “Black Grape” – New Release Date
Air Jordan 1 Retro ’89 “Green Glow”
“True Blue” Air Jordan 1 Mid
Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” – Release Date
Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” – 1993 Original vs. 2013 Retro Comparison
Air Jordan 1 Mid “Cool Grey”
Air Jordan XIII #XX8DaysofFlight Winner to Auction his Pair for Charity
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
More in-depth previews of Nike LeBron Xs in regular, Low, and Elite dropped this week.
Nike LeBron X Elite – Total Crimson – Fiberglass – Black – Volt
“Black/Mint” Nike LeBron X EXT QS
“Gold Championship” Nike LeBron X PE
Nike LeBron X Low – Yellow – Grey
Nike LeBron X GS – Sport Turquoise – Volt
Skylar Diggins in Nike LeBron Soldier VII PE
Nike LeBron X Diana Taurasi PEs
LeBron James Presents The LeBrons – Season 2
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
With the KD V riding off into the sunset, we a got a look at some unreleased PEs – namely the “What the KD V”.
Nike KD V “What the KD?”
Nike “What the KD V”
“What the KD” Nike KD V
Nike KD VI – Release Date
Nike KD VI – Yellow – Navy – Teal
Nike KD V “Huntington Prep” PE
Nike KD V “La Lumiere” PE
Nike KD V – White/Royal/Green PE
Nike KD V – Orange/Navy Graphic PE
Nike KD V Elite “Playoffs Home” – Arriving at Retailers
Nike KD V Elite “EYBL” – Available on eBay
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
The Kobe 8 continues to be a heavy hitter with the upcoming Venice Beach and Mambacurial joints.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE POSITE RELEASE DATES
What’s in the box? We spot tiger-striped Hyperflights, leopard-print AM1s, and more!
NIKE SPORTSWEAR FALL/HOLIDAY 2013 PREVIEW
What’s in the box? We spot tiger-striped Hyperflights, leopard-print AM1s, and more!
Nike Sportswear Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
The Playoffs continue to wind down toward the Conference Finals! See all the NBA Feet heat below.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 5/10 – 5/12
NBA Feet: Around the League – 5/13 – 5/14
NBA Feet: Around the League – 5/15 – 5/16
J.R. Smith in Air Jordan V “Q-Rich Knicks” PE
LeBron James in Nike LeBron X Elite “Black/Red/Grey” PE
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Kanye whips out adidas on set of Anchorman II, Lil Wayne is spotted in some AJ IVs, and Nigel Sylvester jumps over an NYC subway train track in some SB Dunks!
Kanye West in adidas Originals Forum Mid On Anchorman: The Legend Continues Set
Lil Wayne in Air Jordan IV “Fire Red Toro”
Wiz Khalifa in Air Jordan 1 “Black/Metallic Gold”
Ludacris in Air Jordan III “White/Cement”
Nigel Sylvester in Nike SB Dunk High “McRad” for Mad Transit Authority Photoshoot
NIKE VIS ZOOM HYPERFLIGHT “HOLOGRAM”
The Hyperflight is getting a boost later this year, seen here with the lenticular “hologram” joints.
FOX BROS. x NIKE DUNK HIGH PREMIUM SP
The Nike Dunk High puts on a luxurious suit with this Fox Bros. collaboration.
Fox Bros. x Nike Dunk High Premium SP
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
An insane Bespoke with two never-before-seen details and another made for a Bow Wow movie topped this week’s AF1 headlines.
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke by Vandal-A
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke by Nagata
Nike Air Force 1 Downtown “Black Leather”
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Blazer” Pack – Hitting U.S. Retailers
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Lottery Ticket”
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Plenty of SB Dunk releases to get in touch with – check ’em out below.
Nike SB Dunk Low – Deep Royal Blue – Midas Gold – Pine Green
Nike SB Dunk High – Squadron Blue – University Red | Available
Nike SB Dunk Mid – Photo Blue Ripstop | Available
Chet Childress x Nike SB Zoom Verona
Nike “This is Eric Koston” – Teaser
Nike SB Mystery Restocks at Premier
THIS WEEK IN NIKE AIR MAX NEWS
The Sunset Pack is at the focus of an upcoming scavenger hunt, and two incredible AM1 releases for Fall/Holiday 2013. What’s your favorite story?
THIS WEEK IN EWING NEWS
Some more Ewing Focus teasers and previews fell before our eyes this week.
Bow Wow drops the ball in way and leaks the next SNS x Question. Thoughts on the upcoming release?
Bow Wow Teases Next Potential Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Question
Reebok Shaq Attaq – Black Azure
Swizz Beatz Teases Reebok Shaq Attaq “Bling” by Gabe the Jeweler for Charity
Reebok Answer 1 – Arriving at Retailers
Solebox x Reebok Classic Leather “Sturnella Militaris” – Release Info
Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Koi/Children’s Day” – Arriving at U.S. Retailers
mita sneakers x Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary
Reebok ERS 1500 – May 2013 Colorways
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
adidas gives daps to ROY Damian Lillard, Jeremy’s bears make a glitter-blasted return, and the Rose 3 gets a Chi-Town special.
adidas Real Deal – Damian Lillard Rookie of the Year Edition
Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals “Glitter Bear”
adidas Rose 3 Low “The Bean”
adidas adiZero Adios BOOST
adidas adicourt “Gonz”
adidas ZX 750 – May 2013 Colorways
adidas Rose 773 Light – Blue – Red – White
adidas Consortium Boston Super OG – Release Info
adidas Basketball #QuickAintFair: Behind The Scenes
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
Action Bronson’s love for NB is explained in this video, and an OG pair of basketball joints hits eBay.
THIS WEEK IN SAUCONY NEWS
Saucony continues its headlines as we bring you an exclusive look at the “Cotton Candy Pack”.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Some great Vans collaborations are in store – see them all below.
Sole Classics x Vans Vault “Carmen” – Video
Deluxe x Vans Era
Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault – TH Revere Hi LX “Suede Pack”
Vans Vault Prison Issue LX – Available
Hello Kitty x Vans Authentic
Vans Vault Original Classics – June 2013 Releases
THIS WEEK IN LIL WAYNE x SUPRA NEWS
Lil Wayne and Supra team up for the Spectre line, which launches on May 18th.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Another great week of custom sneakers surfaces. What’s your favorite?
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN PE’S & SAMPLES
Sneaker Con brought out some of the best collectors in the nation, with Flipjays’ table of heat being one of the major highlights of the even last weekend.
Air Jordan PE and Sample Showcase by Flipjays
Air Jordan III – Clear Sole Sample
“Duckman” Air Jordan IV PE
Air Jordan 1 – Royal – Black | Unreleased Sample
Air Jordan 1 – Purple – Black – Orange | Unreleased Sample
Air Jordan 1 – Purple – Black | Unreleased Sample
SNEAKER CON CHICAGO MAY 2013 – EVENT RECAP
Sneaker Con was a success yet again – check out the recaps from the Chicago event last weekend.
Sneaker Con continues its Summer 2013 tour with its next confirmed date on June 15th in the ATL.
Sneaker Con Atlanta – Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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