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Top Stories of the Week: 04/04 – 04/10

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Another week has come to a close, and incase you missed any of the top stories, we’ve got you covered with our latest Sneaker News Weekly Rewind. It was another big week for Jordan Brand, as not only will the Air Jordan 11 Low Georgetown be a hit to start off the summer of the lowtop for the Jumpman, but we also received previews of a new Air Jordan 9 colorway and found out that the Air Jordan 11Lab4 will release later this month. ESPN’s 30 for 30 series had Sonny Vaccaro as their latest subject, and the sneaker pioneer dished out plenty of stories that helped shed a light on why the sneaker industry functions the way it does today. Be sure to check out more of the latest recap below and stay tuned for more updates throughout the weekend right here on SneakerNews.

THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS

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Jordan Brand has plenty of shoes headed our way this summer, from the above pictured “Military Green” Air Jordan 9 Retro to the Jordan 11Lab4 “Black Patent” releasing later this month. We also got a look at a massive Finishline restock earlier in the week and the first Jordan Future Low with icy soles appeared.

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Air Jordan 9 Retro “Military Green”
Air Jordan 11Lab4 “Black Patent” Releases on April 25th
Massive Air Jordan Retro Restock at Finishline
The First Jordan Future Low With Icy Soles
Air Jordan 1 High “Pastel Purple” For Girls
Jordan Eclipse – Dust – White – Grey Mist
“Cool Grey” Hits The Jordan Future Low
Public School Designed Their Jordan Collaboration After A NYC Metrocard
The Jordan Son of Mars Low Returns on April 22nd
Ray Allen Must Keep His PEs In A Separate Closet

SNEAKER NEWS MARCH MADNESS NIKE KOBE TOURNAMENT – CHAMPIONSHIP

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Our Kobe March Madness Tournament is finally coming to a close, as the “Grinch” Kobe 6s and the “What The” Kobe 8s face off in the finals. Which pair do you want to win? Vote today!

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“Grinch” vs. “What The”? The Nike Kobe March Madness Final Is Here

THIS WEEK IN LEBRON NEWS

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LeBron’s latest EXT variety references his hometown of Akron, Ohio and its tire producing past. An upcoming kids edition of the LeBron 12 will also feature patent leather, and the LeBronold Palmers are finally arriving at retailers.

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The Nike LeBron 12 EXT “Rubber City” Releases on April 25th
Patent Leather Hits The Nike LeBron 12
A First Look at the Nike LeBron Soldier 9
LeBron James Shows Off A “Cavs” Colorway Of The Nike LeBron 12 Low
The LeBronold Palmer Lows Are Releasing At Your Local Sneaker Boutique
Nike LeBron 12 “SVSM Away” PE on eBay

THIS WEEK IN KOBE NEWS

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The Kobe 10 Elite is almost here and we got a detailed look at the all flyknit upper. Kobe’s Mentality series also got bolstered thanks to lunarlon tooling and a new graphic print sure to entice for only $100.

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Nike Kobe 10 GS “Flight”
Nike Designed Kobe 10s For The UConn Huskies
Who Will Wear The Nike Kobe 10 Elite This Postseason?
Graphics Prints Appear On The Nike Kobe Mentality

THIS WEEK IN KD NEWS

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Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League gets their very own Nike KD 7 Elite PE, and it marks the first time that the league’s exclusives will release at retailers later this May.

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The Nike KD 7 Elite “EYBL” is Releasing in May
Nike KD 7 GS “Ice Cream”

THIS WEEK IN NIKE AIR MAX NEWS

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The Cork Nike Air Max 90s are headed to retailers on April 24th and Nike re-envisioned the model with the above color-changing look to rival adidas’ XENO technology.

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Nike Goes In Reverse For This “Infrared” Tribute
Nike Air Max 90 “Cork” Is Releasing on April 24th
A Closer Look At The Color-Changing Nike Air Max Releases

THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS

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The “Gone Fishing” Nike Foamposite arrives after the NBA season, ACRONYM redefined the Nike Lunar Force 1 Low, and CLOT’s own Lunar Force 1 finally gets a stateside release date.

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The Latest Look at the “Gone Fishing” Nike Foamposites
ACRONYM x Nike Lunar Force 1 SP – Release Date
The “Floral” Huaraches You’ve Been Waiting For Are Arriving Soon
Nike Is Using Cork On Everything
An All-American Take On The Nike Dunk High CMFT
CLOT x NikeLab Lunar Force 1 – Release Date
Nike Relaunches One Of Its Quirkiest Designs Ever, The Air Rift
fragment design x Nike Roshe LDV “Black”

THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS

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Is the above Nike SB Dunk hinting at the Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue”? The Nike SB Stefan Janoski also received a new premium Ostrich treatment.

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Some Legend Blue Would Make These The “Columbia” SB Dunks
Nike SB Stefan Janoski “Ostrich”

THIS WEEK IN NBA FEET

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Paul George returned to the NBA this week wearing a new Kobe 10 PE and Steph Curry once again recorded the most three-pointers in a single season in a new UA Curry 1 PE.

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NBA Feet: Steph Curry Breaks Single-Season 3-Point Record in UA Curry One
NBA Feet: Anthony Davis Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive in Hyperposite 2 PE
NBA Feet: Paul George Returns in Nike Kobe 10 PE

THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS

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UNDFTD and BAPE have teamed up for the three stripes once again and their take on the Superstar is releasing at select retailers this weekend, and the J Wall 1 gets ready for the playoffs with another floral colorway.

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adidas Unveils D Lillard 1 “Gauntlet”
An On-Feet Look at This Weekend’s UNDFTD x BAPE adidas Superstar
The Next adidas XENO ZX Flux Is Dropping This Month
NIGO’s Next adidas Originals Collaboration is A Running Shoe
Another “Floral” Colorway of the adidas J Wall 1
adidas Has Another Hit On Their Hands With the ZX 8000 Boost

THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS

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New Balance releases their own version of the all white sneaker, and their Connoisseur Collection features two interesting inspirations in a guitar and the beach.

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New Balance 1500 “Rider’s Club”
New Balance CT700 – Black – White
The New Balance 1400 in All-White
New Balance 998 “Connoisseur Summer”
New Balance Welcomes the 991 in the Connoisseur Guitar Pack

THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS

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Asics continues their formidable retro push with the Gel Kayano “Storm” courtesy of Foot Patrol this weekend and the Asics Gel Sight makes a strong push to be the brand’s next featured retro.

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Foot Patrol’s Asics Gel Kayano “Storm” Releases on April 11th
Asics Gel Lyte V – Soft Grey – Hyacinth Violet
Asics’ Next Big Retro Hit In A New Colorway

THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS

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Reebok is finally releasing their Big Hurt retro under a new name at outlets, and the Ventilator continues to get some premium treatments thanks to hanon and Beauty & Youth.

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Hanon x Reebok Ventilator
Reebok Renamed The Big Hurt Retro And Released Them At Outlets
Beauty & Youth x Reebok Ventilator

THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER TOPICS

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ESPN’s 30 for 30 series touched upon sneaker pioneer Sonny Vaccaro and his influence on the creation of the concept of signature sneakers, Nike could possibly be hinting at a Roshe Run sequel, and we recapped some of the most notable moments in Nike Basketball Elite Series history.

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What We Learned About The Sneaker Industry From ESPN’s 30 for 30 on Sonny Vaccaro
Notable Moments in Nike Basketball’s Elite Series
Sneaker News NINE@NINE: Infamous Stories Of Celebrities And Suspect Sneakers
Nike Mag Plutonium Case Is Up For Auction
Now Is The Time For Americans To Shop Online At European Sneaker Stores
Nike Roshe Run Is Now Called “Roshe One”