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Top Stories of the Week: 04/25 – 05/01

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Another week’s in the books which means we’re back with another weekly rewind just incase you missed out on any of the latest stories in the sneaker world. Recent updates include a brand new look at Kanye’s adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Low, Jordan Brand promising plenty of retro lowtops for this summer like the return of the Black/Metallic Air Jordan 6 Low, and a very special pair of game-worn Michael Jordan PEs selling at auction for over $71K. Check out more of the latest installment of this week’s Top Stories below and let us know what your favorite headline was by penning your thoughts in our comments section.

SNEAKER STORES LOOTED IN BALTIMORE

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More sad news out of the Baltimore riots. Not only was the city shut down and given a curfew from the local Police Department, but sneaker stores were completely ruined at the hands of looters.

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Sportsmart Sneaker Store in Baltimore Reveals Aftermath of Looting
DTLR Sneaker Store Among Looted Properties in Baltimore

THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS

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Another big week for Jordan Brand. We got our first look at the Air Jordan 6 Low “Black/Chrome” and got news of a $400 pair of Air Jordan 1s for the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight.

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First Look at the Air Jordan 6 Low “Black/Chrome”
Is Jordan Brand Releasing Every Alternate Sample That Never Released?
Air Jordan 9 “The Statue”
A Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard”
The Air Jordan 5 “Hot Lava” For Girls Releases on May 9th
$400 Air Jordan 1s Are Releasing on Day Of Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight
A Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 5 “Hornets”
A First Look At The Air Jordan 1.5 Hybrid
Will Kawhi Leonard Wear These Air Jordan 20s During The Playoffs?
The Air Jordan XVI Almost Retroed In 2014
Do You Remember The Jordan Son Of Mars “Yeezy” Custom? It’s Releasing Later This Year
The Jordan Future Low Gets A Woven Upgrade
Air Jordan 1 High BG – Court Purple – Bright Crimson – Bright Citrus
Air Jordan 1 Low “Hare”

THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL NEWS

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The Nike Basketball “Flight” Collection released today and plenty of new Elite colorways are headed to retail shelves for this summer.

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The Nike LeBron 12 Elite “Elevate” Releasing In May
Nike LeBron 12 NSW Lifestyle “Game Royal” Arrives May 1st
Nike Kobe 10 “Wolf Grey”
Nike Kobe 10 Mid EXT “White/Gold” Releases on May 22
Nike KD 7 Elite “Elevate” – Release Date
Nike KD 7 Elite “EYBL” Releasing On May 8th
A New Summer Basketball Sneaker Option: The Nike Hyperquickness 3

THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS

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Jerry Rice gets a surprise Nike Air Trainer 1 to honor his time as the NFL’s best wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers and number 2 Overall Draft Pick Marcus Mariota gets his very own Air Force Lunar 1 exclusive.

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808s And Draft Night: Nike Creates Hawaii-Inspired Lunar Force 1s for Marcus Mariota
Only 30 Pairs Of This LA-Exclusive Nike Air Max 1 Released
Dover Street Market Makes The Nike Dunk Waterproof
Nike Air Foamposite One PRM “Gone Fishing” Releasing on June 27th
Nike Dunk High Lux SP “Gym Red”
Jerry Rice Honored In Upcoming Nike Air Trainer 1 Release
The Nike Air Max Uptempo Retro Reminds Us That ’96 Was A Good Year

THIS WEEK IN NIKE HUARACHE NEWS

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A new Huarache City Pack leaves out NYC. Nike gives us another all-white take on the Nike Air Huarache to help out with the influx of the look for summer.

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Nike Celebrates Four Cities That Loved The Air Huarache All Along
Nike Huarache NM Releasing In Tonal Blue
This Newer Version Of The “All-White” Huarache Might Be Better Than The Original
Another “All White” Option For The Nike Air Huarache Light
Nike Air Huarache “Wolf Grey” With Mesh Toes

THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS

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The “De La Soul” Dunks are returning later this month, this time taking the classic green elephant print style to the Nike SB Dunk Low.

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3 Feet High and Rising No More: “De La Soul” Dunks Get Low
A First Look at the Nike SB Stefan Janoski “McFly”
There’s A “McFly” Version Of Another Popular Nike SB Sneaker
Nike SB Stefan Janoski “Deep Royal”

THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS

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A detailed look of the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Low came to us late in the week showcasing a Canvas and possible Primeknit construction. No word on a release date but rumor has it the pair will cost $210. Andrew Wiggins was rewarded with the NBA’s Rookie of the Year and a brand new Primeknit PE.

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A Detailed Look at the Upcoming adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Low
Andrew Wiggins’ Entire Basketball History Encapsulated by This adidas Primeknit Sneaker
adidas Tubular Primeknit Releasing in Fall 2015
adidas Originals Introduces Color-Shifting Chromatech on the SL Loop Racer
New York Isn’t Excluded From The Latest “City” Pack by adidas
Get a Look at adidas Consortium’s Python-Laced Retros
Sneakersnstuff Continues The Beer-Inspired Collaborations With the adidas “Brewery” Pack

THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS

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A new Liquid Gold variety of the Asics Gel Lyte V may release later this summer and Concepts gives us a new take on the Boston Tea Party in the form of this Asics Gel Lyte III collaboration.

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The Asics Gel Lyte III gets a Boston Tea Party makeover from Concepts
Asics Gel Lyte V “Liquid Gold”
Asics Gel Saga “Multi-Color Logos”
Asics Gel Lyte III “Tropical Green”

THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS

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New Balance drops their Mecha Pack for an energizing take for summer.

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New Balance “Mecha” Pack
New Balance 996 “Plum”
New Balance 576 Made in UK “Orange” Pack
New Balance 574 Women’s “Luau” Pack

THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS

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Jon Jones simply can’t hold onto a sneaker deal as Reebok drops him, but in happier news Garbstore is absolutely killing their collaboration with the Reebok Ventilator Supreme.

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Jon Jones Simply Can’t Hold Onto A Sneaker Brand Endorsement
Garbstore x Reebok Ventilator Supreme
Reebok Teams Up With Polish Artist Olka For Ventilator Collaboration

THIS WEEK IN VANS NEWS

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The White Castle x Vans x Supreme collaboration dropped earlier in the week and DQM teams up with the legendary Jazz label Blue Note Records for a truly unique upcoming release.

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Supreme’s Collaboration With White Castle and Vans Is What You Crave
Street Machine x Vans Syndicate “Copenhagen Session” Pack
Vans and DQM Collaborate With Iconic Jazz Label Blue Note Records
Taka Hayashi x Vans Chukka Gore LX

THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER TOPICS

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Michael Jordan’s rookie year Nike Air Ship PEs sold for over $71k at auction making the former ball boy that summoned up the courage to ask for the pair a rather lucky man over 30 years later. Stance Socks is now the official sock provider of the NBA meaning big changes for on-court wardrobes.

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Michael Jordan’s Nike Air Ships Sold For Over $71k
Flight Club Reveals Their Biggest Sneaker Sales Of The Last Decade
Stance Socks Becomes Official Sock Outfitter For The NBA
An Epic Collection of Air Jordan and Nike PEs For Baseball Superstars
What To Expect In The Upcoming Sneaker Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum
Sneaker Reselling A Topic of Interest For Investment Bank Goldman Sachs
Is Dwight Howard The Next Jordan Brand Athlete?
Prior To The Mayweather Fight, Nike Gives Us An Inside Look at Manny Pacquiao’s Training