January 8, 2016 BY Zack Schlemmer
Things have definitely slowed down in the sneaker world since the end of the holidays, but we also already have plenty of goodies to look forward to in 2016. On the immediate horizon is this weekend’s debut of the Nike Kobe 11, the final sneaker that the Black Mamba will wear on the NBA court. Elsewhere in the links below, you’ll find new looks at anticipated Air Jordan retros, exciting new collaborations in the works, and some hints at what adidas has planned for the mega-hit Ultra Boost in the new year. Check out the entire week’s recap, and let us know your favorite stories in the past week of sneaker news.
THIS WEEK IN AIR JORDAN NEWS
Is the “Black/Metallic” Air Jordan 5 with Nike Air on the heel already the best retro release of 2016? It’s definitely going to be hard to top. See a nice preview of the anticipated sneaker along with all the rest of the latest Air Jordan news in the links below.
The Air Jordan 5 With Nike Air Is Already A Frontrunner For Best Jordan Of 2016
Is An Air Jordan 13 “Melo” PE Releasing?
Chris Paul Gets Blessed With The Don C x Air Jordan 2
Air Jordan 5 Low “Alternate” Releases This Month
Chi McBride Gets A 1-Of-1 Lasered Air Jordan 7 From Mark Smith
A Red And Gum Jordan Melo M12 Might Release Soon
The Jordan Horizon Celebrates Black History Month
Air Jordan 1 Nouveau “BHM”
The Jordan Horizon Brings In Pink Tones For Girls
Nike Swoosh And Jumpman Logo Both Appear On The Jordan Sky High Retro
THIS WEEK IN NIKE BASKETBALL NEWS
Leading Nike Basketball news this week was the surprise drop of a fourth colorway of the Kobe 10 Elite Low HTM, while we also got a better look at Nike’s upcoming Black History Month Collection.
Nike BHM 2016 Collection To Release This Month
Kobe Bryant’s Iconic “8” And “24” Jersey Numbers Honored On This Upcoming Nike Kobe 11
NikeLab 21 Mercer Releases New Kobe 10 Elite HTM Before Debut Of Kobe 11
Nike Zoom Kobe Icon “China”
Ben Simmons Has An Insane Nike LeBron 13 Rotation
Kyrie Irving’s Skateboarding History Inspired This Upcoming Nike Kyrie 2
The Texan Longhorns Get A New Nike KD 8 PE
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SPORTSWEAR NEWS
Another special “Nai Ke” release of the Air Force 1 is on the way in celebration of the Chinese New Year, and the Nike Air Tech Challenge II is back for 2016 in some of its most unique treatments yet. The Flyknit Air Force 1 also gets a release date.
Nike Is Bringing Back One Of The Best Foamposites Ever Made
Nike Presents The Air Force 1 Nai Ke For Chinese New Year
Nike Flyknit Air Force 1 – Release Date
Concepts Is Collaborating With Nike For A 20th Anniversary Release
The Nike Air Penny 2 “Miami Heat” Is Returning In March
The Nike Air Tech Challenge II Is Coming Back Like You’ve Never Seen Before
Yeezy Meets Bo Jackson In Nike’s Most Head-Turning Sneaker In Recent Memory
Floral Prints On The Nike Air Presto Are Coming
The Sneaker That Was Almost Michael Jordan’s Signature Shoe Is Coming Back
Nike Air Trainer Cruz “Black/Cement”
A Nike Air Presto Inspired By An Original Ad From 2000 Is Coming Back
THIS WEEK IN NIKE SB NEWS
Dunks dominate this week’s Nike SB news, with a hiking-inspired collaboration from Ithaca, NY’s Homegrown skate shop and Ishod Wair’s retooled “skinny tongue” signature editions of the Dunk Low.
THIS WEEK IN ADIDAS NEWS
As you can see above, Boost is going to get more interesting than ever this year. Elsewhere from the Three Stripes, Primeknit is finally featured on apparel, more NMD colorways are previewed, and you can see what the Black History Month D Lillard 2 will look like.
Here’s A Hint At The Future Of The adidas Ultra Boost
Doesn’t The Uncaged adidas Ultra Boost Remind You Of A Nike Sneaker From 2013?
Is The adidas Futurecraft 3D Printed Shoe The Most Anticipated Release Of 2016?
Here’s How Damian Lillard And adidas Will Celebrate Black History Month
adidas Puts Primeknit On Apparel For First Time In History
More adidas NMD Runner Colorways Are Coming
adidas Hoops Introduces New “Home” & “Away” D Rose 6 Boost Colorways
THIS WEEK IN NEW BALANCE NEWS
One of the most premium New Balance sneakers ever is released with the Made in UK collab from Grenson on the 576, and the 530 “Athleisure” pack offers some clean and stylish sneakers to wear every day.
Grenson and New Balance Bring Premium British Looks to the 576
New Balance 1600s Are Back In Sporty New Colorways
New Balance 530 Premium “Athleisure” Pack
New Balance And New Era Have A Sick Collaboration In The Works
THIS WEEK IN ASICS NEWS
This week we got a big preview of ASICS Tiger’s upcoming Spring line, and another never-before-retroed vintage runner is on the way back that should have ASICS fans excited.
ASICS Tiger Spring 2016 Footwear Preview
It’s 2016 And “South Beach” Sneakers Are Still A Thing
ASICS Almost Mimics Ronnie Fieg’s “Cove” With This New GEL-Lyte III
If You Remember These ASICS From 1994, You’re In Luck
First Look At The ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Valentine’s Day” Pack
THIS WEEK IN REEBOK NEWS
Kendrick Lamar repeats the success of his “Blue and Red” Reebok Ventilator collab with the Classic Leather in the same colorway.
Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather – Release Date
THIS WEEK IN SNEAKER TOPICS
We cooked up a wish list of sneakers we’d like to see release in 2016, and also looked into our magic crystal ball to predict 14 major things that very well could happen in the calendar year. Also enjoy a look at all twelve original Nike Air Presto ads from 2000.
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