Nike’s never been shy about LeBron James’ MVP achievements, creating plenty of sneakers and campaigns honoring King James’ multiple acquisitions of that title. The latest is a combo mural and sculpture that was installed for Miami Art Walk. The painting backdrop has a black and white style sort of reminiscent of the artwork shown on the “Freegums” Nike LeBron 9, suggesting that the artists of Miami are battling back against the vibrant colors so often associated with the spot. Continue reading to see the #4XMVP mural in Miami made for LeBron James and tell us what you think.
Jay-Z can have any sneaker he wants, that’s a given. With that in mind, it’s sort of cool to see him in something so pedestrian as a run of the mill Jordan retro every once in a while. The man also known as Sean Carter apparently got in on the recent Air Jordan VIII “Bugs” retro, taking the sneakers with him for a little yachting trip out in France. So much for “Playin guts on the cruise, Hermes boat shoes”. Continue reading for the photos of Jay-Z in this Air Jordan VIII and stay tuned to find out which celeb rocks them next if you’re into that sort of thing.
Fila hasn’t mentioned anything quite yet, but judging by the above shot it looks like they just might be bringing back Grant Hill’s first signature as well. The shot comes from FUSE TV’s Sole Searching series, which recently linked up with Fila designer Louis W. Colon III to talk about the rich past and bright future of the brand. Said future includes plenty of awesome themed releases for the likes of key styles like the Fila Spaghetti and the Fila Grant Hill II, including alma mater tributes, Olympic throwbacks, and more. Continue reading to get a look at what’s coming from Fila and watch for the brand to launch a microsite soon that will be specifically dedicated to their lifestyle stuff.
The Air Jordan XI “Concord” with the 45 hit on the back is one of those real rarities of the Air Jordan realm. The original version and the various retros have popped up over the years with that little detail, one obviously pointing the Michael’s comeback number. Shown here is a pair of “Concord” Air Jordan XIs in the possession of one DJ Khaled, a dude who has been known to hang out with Air Jordan heavy hitters like Drake and Lil Wayne. See his pairs after the jump and tell us if this was a curveball in the collection of Khaled.
The Air Jordan V “Elephant” has popped back up in 2013, marking the first time that we’ve seen a full view of the sneaker this year. You’ll recall that the pair is on schedule for a retail release before the year’s end, a release supposedly surrounded by some more sneakers in some sort of a pack set up. The Air Jordan V has been a pretty true-to-OG affair in 2013, so we’d say it’s about time for a brand new combo that can satisfy those aside from the staunch purists among you. Continue reading to get a better look at the Air Jordan V “Elephant” and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates as a full gallery is likely to arrive soon.
The Nike Hyperdunk 2013 will make its debut this July, very much following in the footsteps of last year’s Nike Lunar equipped entry into the series. The brand new design, a Peter Fogg creation, also comes with plenty of Dynamic Flywire across the sides and Hyperfuse paneling along the upper. Continue reading to see everything from design sketches to the finished product on the brand new Nike Hyperdunk 2013 and watch for the sneakers to make their global debut on July 20th, 2013. Also, give us your thoughts on how this model compares to the various Hyperdunks that have landed ever since the line’s 2008 debut.
There’s a new Yeezy inspired Air Jordan custom floating around. Fortunately it’s not one beating that same dead horse of black/solar or pure platinum looks, instead deriving its theme from one of Kanye’s bigger singles. That would be “Gold Digger”, whose lyrics inspire this incredibly clean white and gold colorway of the Air Jordan IV. Not only does the pair put on some custom colors, but they also go with the recently popular choice of redesigning the Jumpman logo to match the inspiration, leading us to wonder who jumped over who in this custom. See the Air Jordan IV “Gold Digger” joints from DMC Kicks after the jump and give us your two cents on them in the comments.
There’s been plenty of talk lately regarding the merits of the “Oreo” nickname thanks to a certain upcoming Air Jordan IV colorway. Attempting to clarify things a bit is hits set of customs from Ramses, a group which has an “Oreo” creation in its midst. In addition to that white on black speckled shoe, there’s also a black on grey “Cement” version and a more straightforward black/white remix of the Air Jordan XI. Continue reading to see this clean set of customs from Ramses and let us know in the comments which of the trio is your favorite.
The remaining teams in the NBA Playoffs dwindled by one over the weekend, as the Knicks fell to the Pacers out in Indiana. For what it’s worth thought they went out in style, with the likes of the Jordan Melo M8 Advance for Carmelo Anthony, the Nike LeBron X Elite for JR Smith, and the adidas Top Ten 2000 for Iman Shumpert. Other wears across the weekend included a batch of Hyperfuse/Hyperdunk stuff for the strong looking Indiana Pacers, a random Nike LeBron X on the feet of one Manu Ginobli, and sightings of both the Nike KD V and the adidas Crazyquick for Memphis. Continue reading to see all the most compelling sneaker shots from this latest round of NBA Feet action and stick with us for updates on the road to the championship.
The whole Nike Sweet line isn’t one we touch on too often here on Sneaker News. This unreleased sample version from the lineup, titled the Nike Sweet Trainer, is definitely interesting enough to garner some attention though. The pair sports a super strange lacing system, running a set back around the ankle collar in sort of a weird boat shoe-esque style. Get a full look at the Nike Sweet Trainer, complete with a waffle sole across the bottom to give it a little bit of that classic Swoosh appeal, and grab the sample now from dballaholic on eBay.