December 6, 2013 BY John Kim
A major story in the sneaker industry is the official unveiling of one of Nike’s signature basketball shoes, and this week, Sneaker News gave you an in-depth review of all that went down with the Kobe 9. Release dates, info, and Q&As with designer Eric Avar are just some of what we covered on the Kobe front. In Air Jordan news, a partnership with Drake was revealed. LeBron finally spoke out on why he hasn’t been wearing the LeBron 11, while a Christmas colorway of the KD 6 was revealed. The Air Flightposite was a major topic as well as a Retro version of the famed Carbon Fiber was seen, while the next Air Max flagship model finally released at retail. Nike Sportswear has a lot to feast on, like the Dover St. Market and London Underground collabs. Plenty of AF1 and Nike SB headlines dropped as well, like the CNCPTS Dunks that were part of this week’s Sneaker News Select features.
Packer Shoes has a second Kamikaze II on the way, while adidas officially announced its partnership with Kanye West. St. Alfred suddenly released a New Balance 1500 collaboration, a preview of BAIT’s “Basics Program” with Asics was revealed, Vans unveiled the next of the LXVI collection, and some dope Yeezy 1s were featured in this week’s best sneaker customs. There’s a lot more to see in Weekly Rewind, so check it out in full below and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more of the latest and greatest sneaker headlines!
DECEMBER 2013 SNEAKER RELEASES
A complete run-down of December 2013 Sneaker Releases – better bookmark the page!
December 2013 Sneaker Releases
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Drake signs with Jordan Brand. What could this entail?
Air Jordan 12 “OVO/Stingray” for Drake
Air Jordan 10 “OVO” for Drake
Drake Joins Jordan Brand
Air Jordan 1 Mid – Red Suede – Black
Air Jordan 3Lab5 – Black – Infrared 23 | Release Date
Air Jordan 5 “Oregon Ducks” – Available on eBay
Air Jordan 1 Mid “City Trek”
Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” – Arriving at Retailers
Jordan Melo 1.5 – Black – Cool Grey
Jordan CP3.VII SE
Jordan CP3.VII “Wake Forest” PE
Jordan Melo 1.5 #RiseToTheMoment – Event Recap
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
Sneaker News gives you a first-hand look at the Kobe 9 Launch Event.
Nike Kobe 9 Elite
Nike Kobe 9 – First Look
Where Design Meets Art: The Nike Kobe 9 – Media Event Recap
Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”
Q&A with Nike Kobe 9 Designer Eric Avar
A Detailed Look at the Nike Kobe Prelude Exhibit
Kobe Bryant Practices in Nike Kobe 9 Elite
Nike Kobe 8 System SS
Nike Kobe 8 “Green Glow”
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4
Nike Kobe 8 PP – Black/Purple PE
NIKE KOBE PRELUDE PACK
Leading up to the release of the Kobe 9, Nike Basketball unveils the Prelude Pack, consisting of retro iterations of the eight models prior.
Nike Kobe “Prelude Pack” – Release Dates
Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Prelude “81 Points”
Nike Zoom Kobe II Prelude “4/50+ Points”
Nike Zoom Kobe III Prelude “Misery”
Nike Zoom Kobe IV Prelude “Finals MVP”
Nike Zoom Kobe V Prelude “Finals MVP”
Nike Zoom Kobe VI Prelude “All Star MVP”
Nike Zoom Kobe VII Prelude “London”
Nike Kobe 8 Prelude “Reflection”
Nike Kobe Prelude Pack: A Road to the Masterpiece
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
A first look at the 2014 BHM colorway, and some words from LeBron himself on why he’s been wearing the 10.
Nike LeBron 11 “BHM”
LeBron James Speaks Out on Not Wearing the LeBron 11
Nike LeBron 11 – NBA 2K14 Edition
Nike LeBron 11 “Miami Nights” – Beauty Shots
Nike LeBron 11 “Christmas” – Release Date
Nike LeBron 11 “Dunkman” – Release Date
Nike LeBron 11 GS – Red – Multi-Color
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
Your thoughts of the KD 6 “Christmas”?
THIS WEEK IN NBA/NCAA FEET
Another week of hoop action recaps just below!
NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 11/30 – 12/01
NBA Feet: Around The League – 12/02 – 12/03
NBA Feet: Around The League – 12/04 – 12/05
NBA Feet: Kevin Durant – Nike KD 6 – Silver/Navy PE
NCAA Feet: Around the Nation – 11/28 – 12/04
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Fat Joe goes throwback with the licking of the soles. Your thoughts?
Fat Joe Licks Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” Soles
Kanye West Autographs DJ Greg Street’s Air Yeezy Collection & More
Trinidad James Presents Camp James “1st and 15th” Episode 3
Reebok Classic Christmas in Miami featuring Cam’ron and Juelz Santana
THIS WEEK IN POSITE NEWS
Lots of news in the Posite category, like the return of the rare Carbon Fiber joints.
THIS WEEK IN AIR MAX NEWS
Nike’s unveiled a lot of Air Max stuff – check it out below!
Nike Running Holiday 2013/Spring 2014 Preview
Nike Air Max 2014 – Available
Nike Flyknit Air Max – Atomic Orange – Volt – Electric Green – Black
Nike Flyknit Air Max – Available Early on eBay
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
NSW fans have a series of headlines to review – catch up now!
Dover Street Market NY x Nike Air Python
Nike Air Python Lux
Nike Lunar Elite Sky Hi
Nike Air Max 90 “Laser Pink” – 2014 Retro
Sole Collector x Nike Air Zoom Flight The Glove – Release Date
London Underground x Nike Air Max “Roundel” Collection
Nike Air Max 1 “Night Track” Pack
Loopwheeler x Nike Waffle Racer
Nike Air Max Lunar90
Nike Air Max Lunar90 – January 2014 Releases
Nike WMNS Sportswear “Silver Reptile” Pack
“Persian Violet” Nike Air Classic BW
Nike Cortez NM QS Pack
Fox Brothers x Nike Sportswear Collection
Nike Roshe Run – January 2014 Releases
Nike Air Trainer SC II – Pure Platinum – Dark Grey – Anthracite – Light Crimson
NIKEID PLAYER EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM
NIKEiD makes some PEs for some NBA players. What do you think?
NIKEiD Player Exclusive Program
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
A new SB box, some new Dunks, and much more just below.
CNCPTS x Nike SB Dunk High “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Black – Release Info
Nike SB Dunk High – Black – Gradient Contrast Stitching
New Turquoise Nike SB Box
Nike SB Dunk Low “BHM 2014″ – Available Early on eBay
Stussy x Nike SB Trainerendor – Black – Blue
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas – Obsidian – White
Neckface x Nike SB Dunk High – Available
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
A sick “Lava Splatter” colorway of the AF1 Low is coming back, and some special Brazil-centric releases fill the newswire.
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Lava Splatter”
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Brazil Pack”
Nike Lunar Force 1 NS – Spring 2014 Releases
Nike Air Force 1 High “Doin’ It In The Park”
Nike Air Force 1 Low – Baroque Brown – Light British Tan
Nike Air Force 1 High – Shale – Light British Tan – Gum Medium Brown
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Some Retro models of the Kamikaze I and II popped up this week.
Packer Shoes x Reebok Kamikaze II “Chili Pepper”
Reebok Kamikaze 1 – 2014 Retros
Reebok Kamikaze II “Trail Blazers”
Reebok Q96 – Green – White
Reebok Shaq Attaq “Christmas” – Available for Pre-Order
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
Wider distribution of the Kanye x adidas collection is expected. Thoughts?
Kanye West x adidas Partnership Officially Announced
Mark McNairy x adidas Pro Model
atmos x adidas Originals ZX 8000 “Glow in the Dark”
adidas Originals Attitude Hi “Knicks” – Release Date
adidas Originals: The Return of Stan Smith
Kanye West x adidas Product to be Sold at Karmaloop
adidas adiZero PrimeKnit Boost
adidas Originals Select Collection “Tie Dye Pack”
adidas Originals ZX5000 Response – December 2013 Releases
adidas Originals Tech Super – December 2013 Releases
adidas ZX8000 – Aluminum – White Vapour – Samba
adidas Tech Super – Black – Glow in the Dark
adidas SL72 “Floral Pack”
adidas ZX850 – New Navy – Running White – Red
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
A sudden drop of a St. Alfred x New Balance collaboration shocked the headlines.
Saint Alfred x New Balance 1500
Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 577 “Americana”
Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 577 “Americana” Releasing Today
mita sneakers x SBTG x New Balance MRT580SM
New Balance 577 “Seaside Pack”
New Balance 998 “Light Blue”
New Balance 996 – January 2014 Releases
New Balance 1500 – January 2014 Releases
Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona” – Arriving at Euro Retailers
New Balance 988 Made in USA – Tonal Grey
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
A lot of goodies is headed for 2014, starting with a the amazing “Basics Program” by BAIT.
BAIT x Asics Gel Lyte III “Basics Program” Preview
BAIT x Asics Gel Lyte III “Basics Model-001 Vanquish”
BAIT x Asics Gel Lyte III “Basics Model-001 Vanquish” – Polka Dot
Asics Gel Lyte III “Print Pack” – Black Leather
Asics Gel Lyte III – Grey – Blue – Black – Pink
Asics Gel Saga – Grey – Orange – Blue
The Good Will Out x Onitsuka Tiger X-Caliber “Silver Knight”
mita sneakers x Onitsuka Tiger X-Caliber “Tequila Sunrise”
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
Vans has some releases coming your way.
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Bordeaux IVs, Yeezys in all-red, some dope LeBron 9s…what do you think?
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN PE’S, OG’S & SAMPLES
Another slew of unreleased Jays for you to drool over. Which is your favorite?
THIS WEEK ON SNEAKER NEWS SELECT
Ewing, Shaqs, Dunks, and Kobes. Check out this week’s Sneaker News Select.
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