June 14, 2013 BY John Kim
The world is in a Yeezy frenzy after Kanye wore the all-red joints last weekend, and things only got crazier when some hints regarding an October release started to swirl around. An on-feet look at the Elephant Print Air Jordan V came to light, while a release date for the “Thermal Map” Foamposites turned up the heat. LeBron whipped out a new PE for Game 4 (first of the Finals), while a new box was revealed to be a part of the Nike KD 6 packaging. Nike Sportswear’s going heavy this Fall with the return of several OG models, while the new Roshe continues to blossom with the Roshe High and Zoom BB model. A first look at a Lunar Force 1 VT Mesh gave the update sneaker some personality as well, while Nike SB reaches back to Beavis and Butthead for a sick duo of Dunks.
Reebok finally introduced the first part of the Artist Series curated by Stash, while a detailed July 2013 preview of Classics footwear proved that RBK was going to stay strong and steady through the Fall season. A first look at the adidas Rose 4 stirred up a nice discussion among our readers, while New Balance presented the American Rebel Collection for the Fall season. The release of the St. Alfred x Asics Gel Lyte III kept fans on their toes, while Taka Hayashi’s Revere Hi release gave us a hint of what sort of trends to expect this Fall. Investigative journalist Darren Rovell explored the sneaker buy/sell/trade world through the eyes of a 15-year-old kid, while the topic of “Color Flips” brought back some great memories of sneakers past. A full Sneaker News Weekly Rewind is just ahead so take a look and stay tuned for another fresh week of Sneaker News soon!
THIS WEEK IN YEEZY NEWS
More info unfolds as we near a hopeful release of the Red Air Yeezy 2.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
The Elephant V on-feet, Maya Moore’s Retro PEs, and a slew of samples and PEs topped this week’s Air Jordan news.
Air Jordan V “Elephant” – On-Feet Images
Air Jordan XX3 “Red Velvet” Maya Moore PE
Jordan Son of Mars Low “White/Cement” – Release Date
Air Jordan Retro “Oregon” PE Collection on eBay
Air Jordan XVI Low Retro – Black – Gym Red – Stealth | Unreleased Sample
Air Jordan XII – Carmelo Anthony “Melo” PE
Air Jordan IX “Powder Blue” – OG Pair on eBay
Air Jordan VII Retro “Hare” – Michael Jordan Autographed Pair on eBay
Jordan 6 Rings – Carmelo Anthony PE
THIS WEEK IN FOAMPOSITE NEWS
A release date for the “Thermal Map” Foamposites and some special military-inspired packaging for the Camo joints had Foam heads in a frenzy.
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
LeBron whipped out a new PE for Game 4, but we got to see what he’s been wearing off the court.
Nike LeBron X Elite “Black/Gold” PE
LeBron James’ NBA Finals Off-Court Sneaker Rotation
“Watermelon” Nike LeBron X Low
Nike LeBron X “Denim” – Release Date
Nike LeBron X NSW Lifestyle – U.S. Release Date
Nike LeBron X “Black Denim” Sample
LeBron James’ Greatest Off Court Sneaker Moments
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
A first look at the KD 6 box and the release of the What The KD V topped this week’s KD news.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
The series is evened up at two games a piece. Check out all the sneaker spotted during those games!
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
A trio of Wale, Kendrick, and J. Cole wear some heat, while female sneakerhead Teyana Taylor goes classic with the Bred XI.
Wale, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole in Air Jordan and Nike Heat
Teyana Taylor in Air Jordan XI “Bred”
Amar’e Stoudemire in Nike Air Foamposite One “Fighter Jet”
Questlove Unboxes the Nike LeBron X EXT “Denim”
Denny Hamlin Shows Off His Air Jordan Collection
Colin Kaepernick Shows Off His Sneaker Collection
Wale Explains Air Jordan III Significance to The Gifted Album
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
Tons of news in the NSW pipeline – see anything you like?
Nike Air VNTG QS Pack
Nike Air Pegasus 30th Anniversary Pack
Nike Air Revolution “Safari” – Air Assault Inspired
Nike Air Revolution VNTG QS
Nike Air Max 1 – Grey – White – Black
Nike WMNS Air Max 1 VT QS – Beige – Mint
Nike Air Pegasus ’92 OG – White – Black – Atomic Red – Matte Silver
Nike Air Pegasus ’92 “USA”
Nike Air Max 90 – Team Red – Jacquard
Nike Free Inneva Woven – Navy – Red
THIS WEEK IN ROSHE NEWS
A massive group of headlines for Roshe fans, like the Roshe High, Roshe BB, and FB Leopard.
Nike Zoom BB Roshe
Nike Roshe Run High
Nike Roshe Run High – Upcoming Colorways
Nike Roshe Run Free
Nike Roshe Run FB “Blue Leopard”
Nike Roshe Run FB “Volt Leopard”
Nike Roshe Run “Color Camo”
Nike Roshe Run Premium – White – Black
Nike Roshe Run Suede – Maroon – Beige
Nike Roshe Run Winter Mid
Nike WMNS Roshe Run Winter Boot
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
A VT-build Lunar Force 1 with a gradient upper? Intriguing, isn’t it?
Nike Lunar Force 1 VT Mesh
Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke Creations Unveiled at Nike Vault
Nike Air Force 1 Downtown Spike
Nike Air Force 1 Low – Baroque Brown – Gum
Nike Air Force 1 High – Black – Court Purple
Nike Air Force 1 Low – Tropical Teal – White – Wolf Grey
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Canvas Gum” Pack
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
MIA Skateshop reveals the release date of its SB Dunk, while an upcoming “Beavis and Butthead” themed release had SB fans yearning for more.
MIA Skateshop x Nike SB Dunk Low – Release Info
Nike SB Dunk “Beavis and Butthead Pack”
Nike SB Dunk Low “Walk of Fame”
Neckface x Nike SB Blazer Mid “The Chronicles” – Release Date
Nike Skateboarding Safari Tour with the P-Rod 7
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
A first look at the Artist Series curated by Stash is here, while a slew of July 2013 releases from Reebok Classics provided enough proof that Reebok will have a strong second half.
Stash x Reebok Classic Leather “City Series”
Reebok Classics DMX Run 10 Pack – July 2013
Reebok Classic Leather “Suede Pack” – July 2013
Reebok Fitness “Heritage Pack” – July 2013
Reebok Shaqnosis Retro
Reebok Classics LX 8500 “Vintage Pack” – July 2013
Reebok Phase II
Reebok Omni Pump Lite “Dee Brown” – Arriving at Retailers
Reebok Classics GL6000 “Marathon Pack” – July 2013
Reebok Classics “Vintage Inspired Pack” – July 2013
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
A first look at the adidas Rose 4. Thoughts?
adidas Rose 4
mastermind x adidas Originals ZX500
adidas Originals Torsion Allegra “Forest”
adidas Mutumbo – Black – Purple
adidas Originals Blue “Leopard Pack”
adidas Energy Boost “Electricity”
adidas Crazyquick – Available on miadidas
adidas Mutumbo – OG Pair on eBay
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
New Balance focuses on American heritage and fashion with the “American Rebel” Collection.
New Balance Made in USA “American Rebel” Collection
New Balance Numeric CT891
New Balance 574 “High Roller Pack”
New Balance HM574
New Balance 574 – Blue – Orange
Complex’s 50 Things You Didn’t Know About New Balance
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
The looming release of St. Alfred’s Gel Lyte III and other GR drops kept Asics as a trendy news topic yet again.
St. Alfred x Asics Gel Lyte III – Arriving at Global Retailers
Asics GT-II – Blue – White – Orange
Asics GT-II – Navy – Fiery Red
Onitsuka Tiger T-Stormer – Black – Red
Onitsuka Tiger Ult-Racer “Sydney”
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Supreme’s next collab with Vans was revealed and released, while Taka Hayashi’s Revere Hi finally hit stores.
Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault TH Revere Hi LX – Available
Supreme x Vans Lampin – Release Date
Vans Sk8-Hi – True Blue – Orange – Inca
Vans Half Cab – Adobe – Inca
Vans Madero “Tiger Camo”
Vans Old Skool Vintage “Sudan Brown”
Vans OTW “Ballistic Pack”
Vans OTW Bedford Boot – Fall 2013
DARREN ROVELL EXPLORES THE WORLD OF SNEAKER TRADING
A 15-year-old kid is hardly the best lens to look through, but investigative journalist Darren Rovell dives into the world of sneaker buying/selling/trading.
Darren Rovell and ABC Explore the World of Sneaker Trading
A LOOK BACK AT SNEAKER “COLOR FLIPS”
The release of the Black Grapes had us thinking: What are some of the best “Color Flip” releases ever?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?: PREDICTING THE FATE OF THE ADIDAS ROSE 4
Derrick Rose is coming back at 100% – does that spell good fortune for the upcoming adidas Rose 4?
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Another set of customs this week – check out This Week In Custom Sneakers!
This Week in Custom Sneakers: 6/8– 6/14
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