August 16, 2013 BY John Kim
Another amazing week of Sneaker News is here, so let’s get this recap going! Starting off – Michael Jordan showed that he could still dunk at age 50. The younger stars in the NBA like LeBron, KD, and Kobe have no problem doing the same, but they certainly have some catching up to do with their respective sig shoes. LeBron and the LeBron 11 are ready to go, with a detailed beauty shots of the Red/Black joints and a new Nike ad in the works getting us excited for more. A wear-test sample of the Kobe 9 revealed some big changes for the next shoe, while the KD 6 continues to get some tasty buzz thanks to the PBJ colorway. The Red Air Yeezy 2 list of winners was publicized this week, while Nike went ahead and officially unveiled the Weatherman Pack, which features two Foamposites and the AF1 Low. Speaking of the latter, a new Realtree Camo option on NIKEiD was cause for excitement, while some new leopard-print Roshe joints kept the popular shoe as trendy as ever. Nike SB’s got some goodies on the way as well, like a set of shoes with Euro shop Poler.
adidas and Reebok aren’t shy with their retros, with Kobe’s ’97 Dunk Contest and Shaq’s childhood roots getting some of the spotlight with upcoming releases. New Balance cracked its way into the headlines with some upcoming MT580 releases. Vans and Supreme are poised to team up again, bringing in the legendary Bruce Lee in the mix. Wiz Khalifa’s collaboration with Converse was officially unveiled this week, while another Converse team-up with UNDFTD and CLOT was previewed as well. The sneaker custom category was a hit as usual thanks to the Corkposite, while the celebrities did their thing as per usual. From our nightly search for amazing eBay fans, we highlighted a dope Air Jordan XIII made for Quentin Richardson and a pair of Air Jordan III “Pit Crew” joints…without the Pit Crew logo. There’s plenty to see below, so check out Sneaker News Weekly Rewind below and stay tuned for the latest headlines tomorrow.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
MJ dunks at age 50, a Black/3M Air Jordan V gets our attention, and DJ Khaled gets some personalized Jays.
Michael Jordan, at age 50, Dunks in the Air Jordan 1 Mid “True Blue”
Air Jordan V – Black – 3M
Air Jordan XII GS “Taxi” – 2013 Retro
Air Jordan V “Bel-Air” – Available Early on eBay
DJ Khaled x Air Jordan IV “We The Best”
Air Jordan V “Oreo” – Release Date
Air Jordan V – Black – Cool Grey – White
Jordan Six Rings “Bred” – 2013 Retro
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG – Yellow – Blue
Air Jordan 1 Mid – Fire Red – Black – Cement Grey – Reflective Silver
Air Jordan 1 Mid “Orlando Magic”
Air Jordan 1 Mid – Blue – Black – Purple – Neon
Air Jordan 1 ’89 “White/Cement’ – Release Date
Air Jordan 1 ’89 “Green Glow” – Release Date
Jordan Son of Mars Low “Green Glow”
AIR YEEZY 2 “RED OCTOBER” WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Were you one of the lucky ones?
Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” Winners Announced
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Gearing up for the release of the LeBron 11, King James and Nike are preparing something a bit special.
Nike LeBron 11 – Beauty Shots
LeBron James in Nike LeBron 11
Breaking Down the Nike LeBron 11: Armorposite, Dynamic Flywire, and Full-Length Zoom Air
LeBron James Asks: Time For a Nike LeBron Retro?
Nike LeBron Black Collection Display at Nike WHQ
Nike Air Zoom Generation – Unreleased Grey All-Star Sample
Nike Shox VC II “SVSM” PE on eBay
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
A first look at wear-test sample version of the Kobe 9 has us excited!
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
Peanut Butter and Jelly on a sneaker? Whatever you say…
Nike KD 6 “PBJ”
“PBJ” Nike KD 6
Nike KD 6 “NYC 66″ Salutes Remarkable Harlem Performance
Nike KD 6 “Grey/Mint”
Nike KD 6 “Thunder Away”
Kevin Durant Receives Air Jordan III “Pit Crew” During Oregon Visit
Kevin Durant x Nike Basketball: “Nicknames”
THIS WEEK IN POSITE NEWS
Nike unveils the Weatherman Pack. Hit or flop?
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Wale hits the Safari early, Miley Cyrus tries to hide her face while wearing a shirt that bears her name, and more from this week’s Celebrity Feet.
Miley Cyrus in Air Jordan III “Black/Cement”
Wale in Nike Air Foamposite One “Safari”
French Montana in Air Jordan V “Black Grape”
Justin Timberlake in Air Jordan III “White/Cement”
Trinidad James Shows Off Air Jordan V “Bel-Air”
Nelly in Nike Air Foamposite One “305″ Customs by Gourmet Kickz
THIS WEEK DREW LEAGUE FEET
Bored because the NBA is taking a break? The Drew League has all the excitement you need.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
A slew of NSW releases is on deck – check ’em all out below.
Nike Roshe Run “Leopard”
Nike Air Max 90 Mid No Sew
“Infrared” Nike Air Max 90 PRM Tape
Nike Air Max 95 Premium Tape “Neon”
Nike Air Max 97 Premium Tape “Silver Bullet”
Nike Air Huarache LE – Deep Royal – Black – Wolf Grey
Nike Roshe Run “Split” – Grey – Green
Nike Lunar Fly 306 QS
Nike Air Max “Camo Country Pack” Germany – Releasing at 21 Mercer
Nike Air Shark Trainer
Nike Air Max 1 – Green – Grey – White
Nike Air Revolution “Loverution Pack”
Nike NSW Sky Stepper – Black – Hyper Red – Dark Grey
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
A thorough look at the ACU x Nike Lunar Force 1 and some new Realtree Camo options on NIKEiD has AF1 fans impressed with this week’s offerings.
ACU x Nike Lunar Force 1 “Shanghai” – Luwan Never Gone
NIKEiD Air Force 1 – Realtree Camo Options
Nike Air Force 1 High Sheed “Roscoe Pack”
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Hologram” – Available
Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Blazer” – Black
Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Blazer” – Fusion Red
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Some more from the SB factory is on its way – check it out below.
Nike SB Dunk Low “Snakeskin”
Nike SB Project BA Premium – Green – Gold – Black
Poler x Nike SB Collection
Poler x Nike SB Omar Salazar LR QS
NIKEiD SB Koston 1
Nike SB Dunk Low – Blue Suede – White
Nike SB Dunk Mid – Lucky Green – Fortress Green – Atomic Red
Brian Anderson Details the Design of the Nike SB Project BA
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
adidas goes back to Kobe’s Dunk Contest in ’97, the next Big Sean shoe gets officially unveiled, and a thorough preview of Fall/Winter releases was just some of the big adidas headlines this week.
adidas Crazy 97 EQT Elevation “1997 Dunk Contest”
Big Sean x adidas Originals Pro Model II “Black” – Officially Unveiled
adidas Mutombo – 1993 OG vs. 2013 Retro Comparison
adidas D Howard 4 – Officially Unveiled
adidas D Rose Englewood
adidas Originals Running – Spring 2014 Preview
adidas Originals Superstar 80s “Camo” Pack
adidas Originals “Tonal Runner Pack”
Teyana Taylor x adidas Orginals Harlem GLC “Diary of a Dark Knight”
adidas Originals Match Play “Leopard” – Available
adidas adiPure Crazy Quick TR
adidas Originals National Tennis OG – August 2013 Colorways
adidas Autumn/Winter 2013 Footwear Preview
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Reebok’s coming correct with the Shaqnosis – peep the new releases below.
Reebok Shaqnosis “Barracks”
Reebok Shaqnosis “Steel” – Release Info
Reebok Kamikaze – Black – White – Green
Reebok Shaq Attaq Retro – Black – Azure Blue | Release Date
Reebok Kamikaze II “96 Sonics” – Available
Garbstore x Reebok Classics “Outside In” Collection
Reebok Classics Running – Fall/Winter 2013 Video Lookbook
Reebok Classic Leather “Italy”
Reebok GL6000 – Royal – Grey
Shawn Kemp x Reebok Kamikaze II “Letter of Intent” at Rucker – Event Recap
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
Some dope New Balance MT580s are on the way, and a women’s version of the 996 turned some heads.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Bruce Lee, Vans, and Supreme? Sounds like a hit.
Supreme x Vans “Bruce Lee” Pack
Wade Speyer x Vans Syndicate Sk8-Hi ’91 CF
Vans Chima Ferguson Pro “Hawaiian”
Vans California Sk8-Hi “Binding Leather”
Vans California Era Decon “Camo”
Vans Cab Lite – Grey
WIZ KHALIFA x CONVERSE – FALL 2013
Wiz Khalifa’s collaboration with Converse debuted this week. See it all below!
CLOT of China, UNDFTD of Cali, and Converse of MA get together for a sick collab project.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Cork on Foams, Roshe x AJ3, Bin 23 AJ1s…see this week’s best customs!
This Week in Custom Sneakers: 8/10 – 8/16
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN PE’S, OG’S & SAMPLES
Another set of samples and PEs in Air Jordan form here!
Air Jordan V “Black/3M” Wear-Test Samples on eBay
Air Jordan XIII – Quentin Richardson “Suns” PE
Air Jordan III – Oregon “Un-Pit Crew” Sample on eBay
Air Jordan XV “Rainbow Pack” on eBay
Air Jordan XX3 – Michael Jordan Autographed Pair on eBay
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