February 7, 2014 BY John Kim
February’s here, and that means All-Star, BHM, and a ton of Jordan Retro releases to look forward to. In the Air Jordan category, we got a look at an Air Jordan VI sample designed by Kanye for his late mother Donda. LeBrons continue to be a big hit as we saw a “King’s Crown” edition that made use of a metallic finish on the upper. KD’s soaring stardom may put him at the #1 spot next year, while Kobe’s latest shoe is ready to unveil yet another tech advancement in Flyknit. Nike SB will celebrate the second release by Diamond, the Roshe Run gets a snazzy “Moypup” design, and another take on the Infrared Air Max 90 gets a confirmed release date.
2Chainz and adidas have something in the works for All-Star Weekend, while Reebok connects with The Distinct Life for a pair of GL6000s. Asics has a slew of great GR releases on the way, Vans always comes through with great LX releases, and New Balance gets ready for travel with the Passport Pack. Usher rocked some all-gold Air Jordan 9s for The Voice – will we see a release? Custom kicks gets headlined by JBF and another Python build with special add-ons. We featured some special pieces on Kobe’s innovative push, Signature shoes in new team colorways, and a sick Air Tech Challenge collection, while SN Select dropped exclusive info on the Air Jordan XX9 and a rare 1-of-1 Yeezy sample. Sneaker New Weekly Rewind is ready to go, so take a look below to get caught up with the best sneaker news website on the planet!
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
A look back at Air Jordan 6s designed by Kanye in 2008, and some new AJKO OGs are in the works.
Kanye West x Air Jordan 6 “Donda West” Promo Sample
Air Jordan IX Retro “Birmingham Barons”
The 2014 Return of the “Carmine” Air Jordan 6
Air Jordan 1 AJKO “UNC”
Air Jordan 1 AJKO “UNC” + “Georgetown”
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Gym Red” – Sample on eBay
Johnny Manziel Receives Air Jordan 10 “OVO” from Drake
Air Jordan 10 “Powder Blue” in Mens and Kids Sizes
Jordan Melo M10 “YOTH” – Nikestore Release Info
Air Jordan 1 Mid Nouveau “Sequoia”
Jordan Prime 5 – Reflective Silver – Infrared 23
JORDAN BRAND CRESCENT CITY COLLECTION
Jordan Brand is ready for 2014 All-Star with the “Crescent City Collection”.
THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS
Some sick LeBrons in the works – check out the “King’s Crown” and the “Reverse King’s Pride”.
Nike LeBron 11 “King’s Crown”
Nike LeBron 11 “Reverse King’s Pride”
Nike LeBron 11 “Floral” Sample
Nike LeBron 11 Elite – Grey – Black – Red
Nike LeBron 11 “Atomic Orange” – Nikestore Release Info
“Christ the King” Nike LeBron 11 PE
Nike LeBron 11 NSW Lifestyle “University Red”
Nike LeBron 9 Elite “South Beach MVP” Sample
Another Unreleased Nike LeBron 9 “MVP” Sample
THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS
KD’s sneaker sales are soaring. Will he be the #1 guy in 2015?
Nike KD 6 “Camo Swoosh”
“Illusion” Nike KD 6
Nike KD 6 “Liger” – Release Date
NIKEiD KD 6 “Year of the Horse”
An On-Feet Look at Kevin Durant’s NIKEiD KD 6 “YOTH”
Nike KD 6 “Michigan State” PE
Nike KD 6 “Light Crimson” – Nikestore Release Info
Nike KD 6 NSW Lifestyle “Reflective Camo”
Will Kevin Durant Surpass LeBron James as Nike Basketball’s Biggest Athlete in 2015?
THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS
The Kobe 9 officially launches. Check out all the videos detailing the major aspects of the Elite-grade shoe!
Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Maestro”
Nike Kobe 9 Elite: Stability
Nike Kobe 9 Elite: Support
Nike Kobe 9 Elite: Cushioning
Nike Kobe 9 Elite “The Masterpiece” – Video Preview
Decoding the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4 – Green Abyss – Sea Spray – Anthracite
A History of Innovative Technology on Kobe Signatures
Nike Kobe Prelude Pack – Available on eBay
Nike Zoom Kobe 1 “Rice H.S.” PE on eBay
Nike Kobe 8 – Unreleased Orange/Yellow/Blue PE
The “Masterpiece Collection” of the Nike Kobe Signature Series
THIS WEEK IN POSITE NEWS
Carbon Fiber Flightposites hitting soon. Check out the details below.
Nike Air Flightposite 2014 “Carbon Fiber” – Black – Metallic Silver
A Detailed Look at the Carbon Fiber Nike Flightposites
Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Spider-Man” is the First Foamposite Release of 2014
Nike Little Posite Pro – The Foamposite for Kids
THIS WEEK IN CELEBRITY FEET
Usher in some gold Jays, but Bun B got diamonds.
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
The popular “miscellaneous” category from Nike has some major updates this week.
Nike Roshe Run “Moypup”
Nike Air Max 90 2014 – Release Date
Nike NSW Tiempo ’94 Mid in OG Air Jordan 1 Colorways
Dover Street Market NY x Nike Air Python Releasing In Other Locations
Nike Air Force Max CB 2 Hyperfuse “University Red”
Nike Flystepper 2k3 – Inspired by a 21st Century Classic
Nike LunarTerra Arktos “Team USA” – Release Date
Nike Roshe Run Natural Motion
A.P.C. x Bonton x Nike Blazer Collection
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Diamond Dunks drop this weekend, but check out 510 Skateboarding’s March release.
510 Skateboarding x Nike SB Dunk High
Nike SB Dunk Low “Valentines Day”
Nike SB Dunk Low – Tan – Black – Teal
Nike SB February 2014 Releases
Diamond Supply Co. x Nike SB Dunk High – Arriving at Retailers
Nike SB Lunar Gato – Vivid Blue – Volt Ice – Black
Bun B Shows Off Diamond Supply Co. x Nike SB Dunk High
THIS WEEK IN AIR FORCE 1 NEWS
AF1 fans – get caught up in this week’s top stories.
Nike Air Force 1 “YOTH” – Available
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Spider Man” – Release Date
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Splatter” – Vivid Pink – Black
Nike Air Force 1 Low Premium – White – Red – Elephant
Nike Air Force 1 Low – White – University Red
Nike Air Force 1 Low GS “Year of the Horse”
THIS WEEK IN FLYKNIT NEWS
Beefed up Flyknits and the new Lunar2 joints drop this week.
Nike Flyknit Trainer Chukka FSB – Release Date
Nike Flyknit Lunar2 – Available
Nike Free Hyperfeel – Black – Iron Purple – Volt – Violet Ice
Nike WMNS Flyknit Air Max – Light Charcoal – Sail – Volt – Glacier Ice
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Detroit’s The Distinct Life goes to work on the GL6000.
The Distinct Life x Reebok GL6000
Reebok Kamikaze 1 – Red – Black
Reebok Shaq Attaq – Purple – Yellow | Release Date
Reebok Kamikaze 1 – Isaiah Thomas Sacramento Kings PEs
Reebok Dual Pump Runner Vintage OG
Reebok Reserve “Franchise Vulcanized Series”
Reebok The Rail “Hip Hop Appreciation Pack”
Reebok Classics Reserve Tech 90s Collection
10 Iconic Reebok Colorways You Can Customize on the YourReebok Insta Pump Fury
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
Too good to be true? Not for 2Chainz. Check out his upcoming adidas collaboration, set to drop at All-Star.
2 Chainz x adidas Top Ten Hi “2 Good to be T.R.U.”
adidas Basketball 2014 “All-Star” Collection
Offspring x adidas ZX710 “Marble vs. Retro” Pack
adidas Crazy 8 “98 All Star”
adidas T-Mac 3 “All-Star” – Releasing in U.S.
adidas Mutombo OG – Running White – Blue – Black
adidas Street Ball – Spring 2014 Releases
adidas Feet You Wear Collection
adidas Brings Back the Oddity Series
adidas EQT Running – March 2014 Releases
adidas Originals Blue Matchplay “Oddity Remix”
Primitive x adidas Stan Smith Vulc
KROOKED x adidas Gonz Pro
adidas ZXZ 930
adidas D Rose 4.5 – Clear Grey – Light Scarlet – Dark Onix
adidas Y-3 Qasa B-Ball
Kazuki x adidas Originals by 84-Lab – Spring 2014 Collection
Mark McNairy x adidas Originals by 84-Lab – 2014 “McNasty” Collection
adidas Launches #adidasintheQuarter for 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
New Balance has plenty of goodies from the classics and performance side.
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
A fury of updates from Asics, with some great GRs hitting stores now.
THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS
The popular skate shoe shows off some LX vibes.
SNEAKER HEADLINES & PREDICTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2014
What do you need to know for February? Look no further.
Sneaker Headlines & Predictions for February 2014
JORDAN BRAND’S FLIGHT 23 STORE
The first Jordan-only store already has big restocks in the books. What could be next?
THE BEST SELLING NBA SIGNATURE ATHLETES
LeBron’s #1 and KD is right behind him, but see who else makes this interesting list.
The Best Selling NBA Signature Sneaker Athletes
RETROS IN SIGNATURE ATHLETES’ “OTHER” TEAM COLORS
Sig shoes in new team colorways always panned out perfectly. Check out some of our faves!
THIS WEEK IN CUSTOM SNEAKERS
Python makes a return, and the AJ11 gets the Barons makeover.
Air Jordan 3 “Python Joker” by JBF Customs
Air Jordan 11 “Chicago White Sox” Customs by Sole Swap
BEST OF #SNEAKERNEWS
Did you make the Best of #SneakerNews this week?
Best of #SneakerNews – February 3rd, 2014
THIS WEEK ON SNEAKER NEWS SELECT
Inside info on the Air Jordan XX9, and a look at a 1-of-1 sample of a Yeezy owned by Kanye.
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