Next week will see the release of another Nike LeBron X Elite colorway. The pair will get back to the wild precedent set by the initial “Superhero” joints, a precedent that was dialed back a bit thanks to the second, white/metallic gold look. The sneaker is one we’ve seen on the feet of LeBron James once or twice, despite the sport turquoise/volt/violet force not coming anywhere close to lining up with his Heat uniform. See more on this Nike LeBron X Elite after the jump and then grab a pair ahead of schedule from kicksclusive on eBay.
Nike LeBron X Elite
Sport Turquoise/Volt-Violet Force
Summer is drawing ever closer, the warm weather is expiring, and folks are starting to head outside to enjoy it all with the freshest of sneakers on their feet. For our loyal readers who are still spending time inside sitting in front of Sneaker News, we salute you. Like we always do at this time, let’s talk about the biggest bullet points across this week’s stories. The Air Jordan IV “Stealth Oreo” popped up, putting another pair on the must-have list as far as Air Jordan retros in 2013. The Nike LeBron X got just as busy as their namesake player, with the likes of both the lifestyle and the proper basketball versions continuing to tease us. Kevin Durant slipped out of the playoff race but his sneakers managed to maintain our attention via all those unreleased samples. Rounding out the Big Three, Kobe Bryant’s Mambacurial version finally got a release date and a new set of shots.
We learned just how deep Nike Sportswear is going this year thanks to a box full of samples, Kanye West showed up on some adidas for once, and the Nike Zoom Hyperflight was reborn with a bizarre lenticular look. Vandal-A came through with an insane Air Max inspired Bespoke creation, the Nike Air Max EM “Sunset Pack” will apparently be given away through a scavenger hunt next week, and Ewing Athletics further revealed its plans to bring the Focus back. adidas Rookie of the year Damian Lillard got his own pair of the Real Deal, Action Bronson told us what his favorite New Balance pair is, and Sneaker News gave you an exclusive look at the Play Cloths x Saucony “Cotton Candy” pack. Sneaker Con provided us with oodles of heat, as did the custom sneaker creators out there. Continue reading for more on all these headlines and make sure to stick with Sneaker News throughout the weekend for more pertinent info.
The return of the Reebok Shaq Attaq will definitely be a talked-about topic when the Sneaker News staff rewinds through 2013. The re-release of the OG-colorway will soon be followed by this fellow original – the Black/Azure colorway – that will likely be met with high fanfare like the OG. Those who copped the Shaq Attaqs praised Reebok for keeping the re-released as close to the original, and based on this latest image, we can expect the same for the Black/Azure Blue release! Stay tuned to Sneaker News for release information and enjoy the full shot after the jump.
Volt and Black has always been an icon of Air Max kicks, but not so much before the year 1995 when the Air Max 95 debuted the ground-breaking colorway. In fact, Volt/Black on the Air Max 1 is a rarity, with select Dave White collaborations and Nike iD offerings being the only route to Volt/Black AM1s. Things are about to change later this year when Nike Sportswear unveils the Nike Air Max 1 in this dazzling colorway in Premium form, using a unique color-blocking scheme and splitting the mudguard from volt to black – something also rarely (if ever) seen on the OG Air Max shoe. Expect this sick Air Max 1 to touch down at NSW retailers this Holiday 2013 season, with early reports noting an October release.
Another throwback to the 80′s (or 1987, more specifically) is in the works for 2013, as we get another look at an exciting Retro return of the Nike Air Revolution in a White/Red/Black/Grey colorway. As the first Nike Basketball shoe to feature Nike Air in visible window form, the Nike Air Revolution is as a significant icon in the Nike catalog as any other, so expect a rather strong response to these when the Revolution officially hits stores later this year as a Nike Sportswear offering. We’ve got additional angles of this clean OG-style colorway after the jump, so give it a review and stay tuned to Sneaker News for release updates.
After the tragic events at the Boston Marathon one month ago, Packer Shoes quickly bounced into the aid effort by donating all of its proceeds from the sales of its New Balance “Boston Marathon” releases. The outpour of charity-driven purchases and additional donations allowed Packer Shoes to donate a hefty amount to the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club, where Martin Richard, the 8-year-old victim of the attacks, spent a bulk of his free time. Packer Shoes would like to continue the effort by donating 10% of its sales from May 15th to May 31st directly to the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club. Along with purchases made between now and the end of the month, customers also have the opportunity to donate more at their own discretion. Read Packer Shoes’ full statement below, and head to Packer Shoes to purchase kicks and contribute to an honorable cause.
The Air Jordan 1 in the original High seems to be getting all the love, but credit the Mid (previously dubbed the Phat, but has since shed that quirky name) for keeping the AJ1 an ongoing topic with Jordan Brand for years and years. This clean and simple “Cool Grey” colorway is perfect for those who want that casual look with that timeless Air Jordan appeal, with white laces, midsoles, and Wings logo completing one of the freshest AJ1s yet. If you’re looking to replenish your rotation, pick them up right now at spots like Rock City Kicks.
Taka Hayashi’s curatorial role at Vans continues this summer with the release of the new “Suede Pack” of the TH Revere Hi LX. The design marries a couple disparate categories of sneakers, porting over the vintage suedes of older basketball models onto the Vans Sk8-Hi silhouette. From that the TH Rever Hi LX is born, a model that will be in stores for June of 2013 in two luxurious colorways of Black and Bossa Nova, retailing at $150 a pair. See both pairs right below and stay tuned for more exciting updates from the Vans Vault footwear capsule for the coming months.
If you’re smart enough to show up to Sneaker Con when the show hits your town, you’re bound to stumble across some sneakers that you’ve never seen before in the flesh. Case in point in this crazy assortment of rare gems, which includes PEs and samples of the Air Jordan ilk. For starters: there’s the Air Jordan III clear-sole sample, the upcoming black/white Air Jordan V release, and an Air Jordan XIII “Celtics Away” PE for Ray Allen. Continue reading to see all of these goodies from Flipjay’s table at Sneaker Con Chicago and tell us which is your most coveted.
Serious runners already know that the Asics performancing running line is among the best out there. But whether you’re banging out a quick 5K or training for a 26.2-mile gauntlet. you might as well look good, right? Asics presents the “Colors The Run” Collection, featuring their top-flight models like the Asics Gel Noosa Tri-8, Gel Nimbus 15, and Gel Kayano 19 in some pretty incredible colorways. What’s more is that Foot Locker, the exclusive carrier of this collection, just rolled out its latest #Approved ads for this release with NFL stars Patrick Willis and Danny Amendola (videos are below). Check out the entire collection below because the Asics “Colors That Run” Collection is available now exclusively at Foot Locker in-store and online.