July 12, 2013 BY John Kim
As you struggled to deal with the reality of the work week following your extended 4th of July weekend, the Sneaker News time was hard at the grind, bringing you all the pressing news pieces in the footwear world. Kevin Durant had his fun with the Nike KD VI, now it’s time to shift over and see what the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have next up. For King James it’s the Nike LeBron XI, whose “Armory Slate” version popped up a couple of times, and the Nike LeBron XI NSW Lifestyle, which has some interesting animal versions in the works. Kobe 9 details remain slim, but we did get our first teaser this week. Oh, and we also got a whiff of a good group of Kobe 8s still to release-the Milk Snake, Graffiti, and more. Of course Mike’s sigs managed quite a few gasps as well, as the Air Jordan III showed of a killer, cool blue look as well as a Doernbecher retro.
The celebrity category was an interesting one, offering up everything from fallen child-stars rocking Jordans to a couple of lucky folks being seeded the likes of the Air Jordan “Fear Pack” ahead of the rest of them. The adidas Mutombo was all over the place, proving its versatility with some new, women’s exclusive colorways as well as a strapped up version. Ronnie Fieg remains tight lipped about his upcoming Asics Gel Lyte III collab but we went ahead and spoiled it, New Balance is teaming up with backback brand Herschel again, and Reebok continues to put their faith in the Swedes over at SneakersNStuff. That’s not all Reebok’s got going on-they also linked with it-skate brand PALACE and managed to squeeze in the release of the much anticipated Reebok Shaqnosis. Continue reading to catch all these stories and more right after the jump in this edition of Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
A “Bel Air” looking Air Jordan V pops up, we get a look at what the Air Jordan III will be doing next year, and news of the DB III’s return breaks.
Air Jordan III “Powder Blue”
“Powder Blue” Air Jordan III
Air Jordan V “Bel Air”
Air Jordan V “Lakers”
“Fear Pack” Air Jordan Retros
Air Jordan III “Doernbecher” – Re-Release Information
Air Jordan III GS – Black – Purple – Volt
Air Jordan 1 Mid – White – Bright Citrus – Court Purple – Black
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shadow” – Beauty Shots
Air Jordan V GS “Fire Red”
Air Jordan IV GS “Pink Foil” – Release Date
“Supernova” Jordan CP3.VI AE
Jordan Super.Fly 2 – Mint – Black
Air Jordan VII “XX8 Days of Flight”
Air Jordan V “Premio” – Michael Jordan Autographed Pair on eBay
Michael Jordan’s $21 Million Mansion
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Peeks at the Nike LeBron XI continue, this week offering up more of the Lifestyle version and the “Armory Slate” look.
“Armory Slate” Nike LeBron 11
Nike LeBron 11
Nike LeBron XI NSW Lifestyle – Preview
Nike LeBron X Elite “Shooting Stars” PE
LeBron James in Nike Zoom Soldier VII
Nike LeBron Ambassador V – Mike Miller NBA Finals PEs
Nike Hyperdunk 2012 – LeBron James Olympic PE
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
The Nike Kobe 8 reveals quite a bit of gas left in the tank and the Nike Kobe 9 is revealed to have a bit of Flyknit tech going on.
Kobe Bryant in Nike Kobe 8 “Milk Snake”
Kobe Bryant in Nike Kobe 8 Mid “Graffiti” PE
Nike Kobe 8 “Milk Snake”
Nike Kobe 8 “Graffiti”
Nike Kobe 8 PP “Game Royal”
Nike Kobe 8 PP “Gorge Green”
Nike Kobe 8 PP – “Blue” + “Green”
Nike Kobe 8 GS “Graffiti”
Nike Kobe 8 Philippines TB – Black – Grey
Nike Kobe 8 Philippines TB – Black – Red
THIS WEEK IN POSITE NEWS
The Nike Air Max Hyperposite is apparently sticking around for a little longer. Oh-and don’t forget about the “Weatherman”.
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Amanda Bynes heads to court in Jordans, D-Wade goes back to the Jumpman, and Kanye ditches the Yeezys.
Amanda Bynes Goes To Court in Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs”
Kanye West in Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”
Kanye West in Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse “Independence Day”
Fat Joe in Air Jordan V “Fear”
Dwyane Wade in Air Jordan IV “Toro”
Fabolous in Nike Air Revolution
Kevin Garnett in Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs”
President Jamie Foxx Wears Air Jordan IVs in “White House Down”
Ace Hood and Kirko Bangz for Reebok Classic Leather
NIKE “IGNITE SHANGHAI” COLLECTION
Looks like China is getting some interesting exclusives, including a retro of the “Shanghai” SB Dunk Low.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
Nike unveils it’s MLB All-Star plans, leopard looks pop up all over the place, and the Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka continues to impress.
Nike Sportswear Fall/Holiday 2013 Lookbook
Nike Solarsoft Moccasin “Floral” – Release Date
Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “MLB All-Star”
Nike Air Trainer SC High “MLB All-Star”
Nike Air Classic BW EM “Persian Violet”
Nike Toki Premium FB “Blue Leopard”
Nike Toki Low Premium FB “Orange Leopard”
Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka – Blue Glow – Black – Volt – Sail
Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka – Squadron Blue – Electric Yellow
Nike Dunk Free – Noble Red – Black – Fusion Red – Atomic Pink
Nike Dunk High “Blazer Pack” – Fall 2013 Colorways
Nike Air Pegasus ’83 “Gold Suede”
Nike Hyperflight Max – Black – Blue
Nike Air Revolution QS “His & Hers” Pack
Nike WMNS Air Max 1 VT QS – Black – Sail
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Janoskis and Dunks wrestle for the spotlight-Air Max upgrades for the former and 2014 previews for the latter.
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Free Max
Nike Stefan Janoski – 2014 Preview
Nike SB Dunk Low – Olive – Atomic Red – Electric Purple
Nike SB Dunk Mid – Lucky Green – Atomic Red
Nike SB Dunk 2014 Samples
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Velcro Rip-Stop
Nike SB Dunk High – Yellow – Black
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
Andre Iguodala links up with tastemaker Marcus Troy for an impressive 21 Mercer creation.
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
Mutombo is coming-prepare yourself.
adidas Originals Mutombo TR Block
adidas FYW Prime Skin
adidas Originals Tech Super PrimaLoft
adidas Originals Tech Super – Bluebird – Real Green
adidas Originals WMNs Mutombo
adidas Originals Superstar 80s – Snake – Turquoise
Raul Navarro x adidas Skateboarding Ronan
adidas Basketball Quick vs Fast Tour
adidas Originals Designer Brian Foresta Discusses T-ZX Runner AMR
adidas Spezial: An Incomplete adidas History from a Fan’s Perspective
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Reebok passes around fan favorite silhouettes, as names like SNS and Palace curate some awesome collections.
Reebok Pump “Vintage Pack”
SneakersNStuff x Reebok Insta Pump Fury
SNS x Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Popsicle”
Reebok Kamikaze I Retro
Reebok Answer 1 “All-Star Pack”
Solebox x Reebok Twilight Zone Pump
Reebok Classics Preview @ Bread & Butter Berlin
PALACE Skateboards x Reebok Classics
PALACE Skateboards x Reebok Classics “Loop” Video
Reebok LX 8500 Vintage
Reebok Pumpspective Omni “Breakout” PE
Shaq @ Rucker Park for Reebok Shaqnosis Launch
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
New Balance and Herschel are back in bed and the NB 996 gets remixed by a range of Japanese shops.
Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance – Fall 2013
New Balance 996 – 25th Anniversary Collaborations
New Balance “Barber Shop” Pack Preview
New Balance 574 “Grey & Burgundy”
New Balance 1500 – Spring 2014 Preview
New Balance 577 “Rain Mack” Pack
New Balance 574 “Core Plus” Pack
New Balance 99x Story Video
New Balance 670 – August 2013 Colorways
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
An exclusive look at Ronnie Fieg’s next collab, along with a promise of the return of the Asics Gel Kayano.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Vans stays true to their skate roots with some Alien Workshops projects and plenty of strong inline fare as per-usual.
Hyperstealth x Vans OTW “Camo Pack”
Vans Vault 10-Year Anniversary Exhibition at BLENDS
Vans California Authentic “Checker”
Vans California Era “Chambray Polka” Pack – Available
Vans California Authentic Decon “Buck”
Vans Authentic “Snake Pack”
Alien Workshop x Vans Native American Low
Alien Workshop x Vans Chukka Pro
Vans Sk8-Hi Wedge
24 KILATES x SAUCONY SHADOW ORIGINAL “MAR Y MONTANA” PACK
Must have Sauconys-check out what 24 Kilates did with their collab.
24 Kilates x Saucony Shadow Original “Mar y Montaña” Pack
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
A down week but not an out one-Mache gets a head start on the LeBron X “Championship Pack” and DeJesus goes super cement.
Nike LeBron X Elite “2-Time Champ Fusion” by Mache Customs
Air Jordan IV “All Over Cement” by DeJesus Customs
Nike LeBron 8 “Black Widow” by Dank Customs
Nike Air Foamposite One “New York Giants” by noldocustoms
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN PE’S
A rare Air Jordan X for Seattle hooper Kendall Gill, plus a Ray Allen joint from his Sonics days.
Air Jordan II – Joe Johnson PE Set on eBay
Air Jordan IV “Georgetown” – Available on eBay
Air Jordan X – Kendall Gill PE
Air Jordan XIII – Ray Allen Sonics “Home” PE
Air Jordan XIII – Terrell Owens PE Cleats
SNEAKER CON NYC JULY 2013 – THIS SATURDAY
Mutombo in the building? Supra in the buiding? Over 175 vendors in the building? Sneaker Con NYC is gonna be huge.
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