October 18, 2013 BY John Kim
The Sneaker News team doesn’t want you to feel left behind in any category of the current footwear world. Which means we’re back again giving you a run down of the more notable stories that popped up in the past seven days. The NBA pre-season games continue to be a source of interest, with Carmelo Anthony creating perhaps the most interesting story lately from there with his Jordan Melo 1.5 wear. Of course Nike Basketball’s Big Three are making plenty of noise with their shoes as well-LeBron’s eleventh came through with a scorching Forged Iron colorway, the Kobe 8 promised us a “What the Kobe” release, and Kevin Durant showed off his “Wheat” joints. Other new fangled footwear outside of the Swoosh realm included the likes of Reebok’s Q96 and Pumpspective Omni pairs, each of them remixing some classics from their back catalog.
Speaking of classics, the wide ranging retro category had plenty to talk about this week. The Nike Air Max 1 for example certainly surprised us thanks to that elemental “Liquid Metal” pack of sneakers that looks to be a WMNS exclusive. Other inline bangers included Asics’ “Christmas Pack” set that we thankfully got up close and personal with this week. The Ewing 33 Hi popped up again with a sizzurp looking purple suede combination, Sneaker Freaker flexed their blocking powers on an adidas rarity, and Bodega became the latest team to touch up the Reebok Classic Leather. And we wouldn’t exactly call it a retro given that the original released just last year, but Kim Kardashian came through and teased us a little bit with another peek at those “Red October” Yeezy 2s. Stay with us after the break for a run-down of all these Sneaker News stories and more in the latest episode of Weekly Rewind.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
The infamous “Banned” colorway of the AJ1 coming back. Get ready.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Bred”
Air Jordan 3Lab5 – Black – Infrared 23
Air Jordan Retro – Summer 2014 Releases
Air Jordan 10 GS – Fusion Red – Black | Release Date
Air Jordan 1 Mid “Nightshade”
Air Jordan 5 GS – Teal – Pink
Air Jordan 1 “Bred” – Available Early on eBay
Jordan CP3.VII Takeover at Nike Vault
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Nike Basketball serves up an incredible site detailing King James’ s sneaker history. And don’t forget the “Forging Iron” LeBron 11.
Nike LeBron “A Decade in the Making”
Nike LeBron 11 “Forging Iron”
“Forging Iron” Nike LeBron 11
Nike LeBron 11 “Miami vs. Akron”
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 7 “Power Couple” – Release Date
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 7 – Pink – Yellow – Blue
Nike LeBron Ambassador 6 – Black – University Red – Metallic Silver
Nike Zoom LeBron 3 “White Collection”
THIS WEEK IN FOAMPOSITE NEWS
Graphic Foam mania continues.
Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Spider-Man”
“Spider-Man” Nike Air Foamposite Pro
Nike Air Foamposite One – Silver – Volt
“Silver/Volt” Nike Air Foamposite One
Nike Air Foamposite One – Silver – Black – Neon
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
A whole bunch of Kobes get tossed in a blender and out comes the “What the Kobe” 8.
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
Kevin Durant’s PB&J snack style KD 6 is about to release.
THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET
Melo brings out an unexpected retro and LeBron is still staying away from the 11.
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 10/11 – 10/13
NBA Pre-Season Feet: Around The League – 10/13 – 10/15
NBA Pre-Season Feet: Around The League – 10/16 – 10/18
NBA Pre-Season Feet: Carmelo Anthony – Jordan Melo 1.5 “Knicks” PE
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
You don’t have the “Red October” Yeezys but Kim Kardashian does. Also, an impressive look at Melo’s sneaker room.
Kim Kardashian Shows off Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”
Carmelo Anthony’s Sneaker Room
Teyana Taylor in Air Jordan 10 “Fusion Red”
Kevin Durant in Nike KD 6 “Wheat”
Wale in Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Asteroid”
DJ Khaled in Air Jordan 5 “Oreo”
Carmelo Anthony in Jordan Melo 1.5 Retro
Steve Nash in WTAPS x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
The Air Max 1 stole plenty of headlines this week from the “Liquid Metals” to a strange new leopard laden FB style.
Nike Air Max 1 FB “Quilted Leopard”
Nike Air Max 1 FB – White – Gold
Nike Air Huarache – Team Red – Volt
Nike Zoom Sonic Flight – Obsidian – Volt – Silver
Nike Air Raid – 2014 Sample
Nike Air Raid “Peace” Retro
Nike Air Max 1 Jacquard – 2014 Preview
Nike Roshe Run NM
Poler x Nike Trainerendor
Nike Air Max 95 JCRD
Nike Air Max 90 Ice
Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard – 2014 Preview
Nike Air Max 1 – Light Bone – Black – Cherry Red
Nike WMNS Air Max 1 SP “Liquid Silver”
Nike WMNS Air Max 1 “Liquid Gold”
Nike WMNS Air Revolution Sky Hi – Canyon Grey – Teal Tint
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
fragment design isn’t done tuning up Nike SB releases just yet.
fragment design x Nike SB Koston One – New Colorways
Nike SB Dunk Mid “Cherrywood Ostrich”
Nike SB Dunk High – Neutral Grey – Anthracite
Nike SB Dunk High – Blue Hero – Black – Gum Light Brown
Nike SB Dunk Low “Corduroy”
Nike SB Dunk Low “Corduroy” – Team Red
Nike SB Stefan Janoski – Legion Green
Nike SB Stefan Janoski – Black – Logan Green – Laser Orange
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Mid – Armory Navy – Terra Cotta
Nike SB Eric Koston 2 – Vulc Sole Sample
Nike SB P-Rod 7 Hyperfuse Max – Black – Grey – White
Nike SB – More October 2013 Releases
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
A bit of a quiet week for Uptowns, but that Bakin’ version should be enough.
NIKE FLYKNIT LUNAR ONE V2
Meet the next shoe in line from the Nike Flyknit x Nike Lunar team up.
Nike Flyknit Lunar One V2
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Reebok stays busy on the collab scene thanks to that Bodega project, meanwhile keeping inline things interesting with the introduction of the Q96 and the Pumpspective Omni.
Reebok Unveils Q96 and Pumpspective Omni
Bodega x Reebok Classic Leather “U.S.B.D.G.A.”
Crooked Tongues x Reebok Classic Leather Lux
Crooked Tongues x Reebok Classic Leather
Reebok Question – Grey – Teal – Pink
Reebok Classics Reserve Tech 90s Collection: Sole Trainer
Reebok Ventilator – Fall/Winter 2013
Reebok Classic Leather Mid Goretex
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
After eleven years in the biz Sneaker Freaker gets their own Three Stripes collab.
Sneaker Freaker x adidas Consortium Torsion Integral S
adidas Collectors Project Pack
Operator Emz x adidas Originals Pro Model “Collectors Project”
adidas Originals “Run Thru Time 00s”
adidas Mutombo “Knicks”
Mark McNairy x adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2013
KZK x Mark McNairy x adidas Originals Hook Shot 84-Lab
adidas Basketball Unveils the Crazy Ghost
Hélas x adidas Skate Lucas Pro
adidas Originals Pro Conference Hi – Black – Highless Red – Running White
Mark McNairy x adidas Rod Laver “84-Lab”
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
The Good Will Out tosses a couple New Balance 577 pairs onto the Autobahn and comes up with this.
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
Best inline Asics pack ever? Merry Christmas.
Asics Gel Lyte III “Santa” – Christmas Pack
Asics Gel Saga “Rudolph”
Asics GT-II “Elf” – Christmas Pack
Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte V “Volcano” – Release Date
Extra Butter x Asics Gel Lyte III #DL5 “Copperhead”
Extra Butter x Asics Gel Lyte III “Copperhead” – Release Date
Extra Butter Celebrates New Store + Release of Asics #DL5 “Cottonmouth”
BAIT by Akomplice x Onitsuka Tiger Colorado 85 “6,200 Ft.”
Hanon x Onitsuka Tiger – November 2013 Teaser
EWING 33 HI “PURPLE SUEDE”
Everything is purple, including this suede Ewing 33 Hi release.
Ewing 33 Hi – Purple Suede
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
UBIQ promises a Vans project that’s on the way.
Vans Era “2-Tone” – Seal
Vans Era 59 “L&H”
UBIQ x Vans – Teaser
Vans Authentic Lo Pro “Cheetah Zebra”
Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue – Picante – Marshmallow
Vans California Sk8-Hi Reissue – Holiday 2013 Colorways
Vans Cab Lite – Deep Teal
Vans OTW “Leopard Camo” Pack
Vans OTW Bedford “Ballistic”
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
No that “Oreo” Yeezy 2 didn’t finally arrive, that’s a custom silly. See more crazy creations below.
This Week in Custom Sneakers: 10/12 – 10/18
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN OG’S, PE’S & SAMPLES
Derek Anderson, Gerald Wallace, and Jared Jeffries all see their PEs exposed.
THIS WEEK ON SNEAKER NEWS SELECT
Sneaker News Select took you inside the infamous sneaker graveyard, showed you some PE Reeboks that got brought back from the grave, and took a look at the new BAIT x Onitsuka Tiger collab.
THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER CON NEWS
Just before Sneaker Con touches down in Chicago we gave you a look at the Miami stop and a preview of the NYC one.