Top Stories Of The Week: 1/16 – 1/22
It was another action-packed week in the sneaker world, and in case you missed any of the biggest headlines, we’re here to the rescue with another edition of Top Stories of the Week. Undoubtedly the most exciting news was the first look at this year’s annual holiday release of the Air Jordan 11, which to the delight of many will be the beloved “Space Jam” colorway which makes its first return since 2009. Elsewhere, a somewhat random Air Max model is being used by Supreme for a collab, the Air Max Zero made an unexpected return, and this year’s Air Foamposite for the All-Star game will surely be stirring up some hype. Check out this week’s top ten click-worthy headlines all packaged together in one handy recap below.
Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” Releasing in 2016
For the perfect way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movie Space Jam, it looks like Jordan Brand will be bringing back the popular Air Jordan 11 colorway first seen on Michael Jordan’s feet during the epic battle against the Monstars. It will be the annual holiday release of the most famous Air Jordan model, so we have quite a while to wait, but the buzz begins right now.
adidas Confirms Release Date For Next NMD Release
After the limited release of the first adidas NMD left many people empty handed, we finally have a second drop to look forward to featuring a unique Primeknit upper. Find out when you get a chance at a pair by following the link below.
Supreme And Nike Team Up For The Air Max 98
Nobody saw this one coming. Supreme is teaming up with Nike Sportswear for a double-set of the Air Max 98, featuring all-black or white snakeskin constructions. Get a better look in the link below to see if these are a must-have for you Supreme lovers out there.
Nike Releases Air Max Zero Inspired By Tinker Hatfield’s Original Sketch
Out of nowhere, Nike dropped the “OG” colorway of the Air Max Zero for the first release since the concept sneaker debuted on Air Max Day 2015. With a release almost exactly like last week’s drop of the Air Pressure—a quickstrike drop only days after it was announced—will we continue to see Nike release more coveted sneakers in the same fashion?
The NBA Shows Black History Month Pride Through Special Sneakers
This past Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which means many NBA players took to the court for the day’s full lineup of games in the 2015 Black History Month sneakers form various brands. Nike’s multi-patterned motif led the way, but other highlights included Steph Curry’s Under Armour Curry 2 and the adidas Basketball collection inspired by Jesse Owens. See all the best BHM sneakers—many of which already have or will be dropping at retail soon—in the link below.
Flyknit Reaches The New Nike Presto Mid
The Presto will be getting an interesting new rendition this year, with both a mid-top height and a Flyknit construction. The verdict is still out on if purist Presto fans will approve, but everyone else is definitely excited. Get the best preview yet of the Presto’s new life below.
Nike Prepares New Foamposite Release For All-Star Weekend
The Nike Air Foamposite One is back again for the NBA’s all-star weekend, looking to continue the success of past releases like the “Galaxy” and “Chromeposite” colorways. Where does this “Northern Lights” colorway stack up against those previous ultra-hyped Foams?
KITH And adidas Consortium Team Up To launch Tubular Doom
The year-long collab “tour” around the globe by adidas Consortium with some of the world’s most respected sneaker shops will begin in NYC with Kith’s clean look for the Tubular Doom. Find out everything you need to know about their release in the link below.
Release Date For Flu Game 12s Revealed
Not only did we find out that the “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11’s will be coming back, but this week we also got the release date for the “Flu Game” Air Jordan 12. Start saving now, because it’s obviously going to be another big year for Jordan Brand.
Terrorists In Europe Use “Black Huaraches” As Codename For Illegal Weapons
Sneakers used as code names for illegal weapons? File it under “sneaker stories we would have never expected”. See all the details via the link below.