After releasing the Reebok Question ‘Crocus’ earlier this year we now receive word on the next collaboration between Reebok and Sneakersnstuff. Unlike the ‘Crocus’, this sneaker features no back story or particular inspiration. The good folks over at Sneakersnstuff simply loved this colorway so much that they decided to just go with it. The sneaker is draped in a suede upper consisting of Aqua, Red, and White.
This version of the popular Reebok Question Mid “A shoe about nothing” releases on May 29th, 2013 for 9.
Let us know in the comments below what you think about this colorway.
Heidi Klum and New Balance are proving you don’t need to be a blazer to celebrate 420 with this crispy new woman’s sneaker. Sandy suede swamps the upper while the lining and laces take a dip down to the barrier reef and come up in a bright coral colour. HK/NB branding reps hard on the heel and tongue and grey nylon holds it all together and keeps the package featherweight. You can grab these catwalkers now here.
Packer Shoes has come to be known for having their hand in some of the most exclusive collaborative kicks the sneaker world has ever seen. And in typical Packer Shoes fashion, they have yet another dope collaborative gem on the horizon.
This time around, Packer Shoes has enlisted the services of the Reebok Kamikaze II silhouette to breath life into an ill concept they created which circles around the ’96 NBA All-Star Game, to which Shawn Kemp represented the Seattle Sonics as an All-Star during the event in San Antonio.
Sporting a clean two-toned grey upper accompanied by a combination of orange, aqua blue, and dark pink tones about the midsole, these kicks much like all their other collaborative kicks will surely be a must-have whenever they release.
Seing as how this is just a teaser of sorts, a release date hasn’t been finalized as of yet. Keep reading after the jump to see a few more shots of the Packer Shoes x Reebok Kamikaze II and make sure you keep checking with SneakerFiles for more info on this drop.
Another Nike LeBron X Low is set to release this weekend, and it draws similarities to previous LeBron colorways. Draped in a Violet Force upper, the sneaker features complimentary Pure Platinum branding and a Volt outsole. Look for the “Violet Force” LeBron X Low to release on May 25, 2013 at the 5 price tag at Nike Basketball retailers, including Nice Kicks. Check out the Live Look below and let us know if these are on your list of kicks to cop.
2013 has brought us several Air Jordan I (1) Retros in several different styles; we’ve had several Air Jordan 1 Mid models (like the “True Blue” Jordan 1 Mid, set to release later this year), Air Jordan 1 Lows (even ones with straps, like the upcoming versions seen here), and my personal favorites, the Air Jordan 1 “OG” versions (“Royal” OG 1s, anyone?), featuring the classic “Nike Air” branding on the shoes and the packaging, giving them that old school, original flavor (word to Jaz-O). Deciding to strike while the iron’s hot, Jordan Brand brings us another Air Jordan I (1) Retro in the form of the Air Jordan I (1) Mid “Black/Gym Red-Anthracite”.
Featuring a black leather upper with gym red and anthracite accents upon a white midsole and black outsole, this iteration definitely has that classic “Chicago Bulls” vibe to it, which fans of the Air Jordan brand have come to know and love. With all the dope Jordan Brand releases set to drop in the coming months, one wonders if these will slip through the cracks, much like the recent Jordan 1 Mids that dropped to little fanfare last month; only time will tell. A very clean and simple colorway (as the best often are), this shoe looks to release in July.
Will you be grabbing a pair of these Bulls-inspired 1s, or will these be a “Scottie-to-MJ no-look” pass for you? Let us know in the comments below!
Pulling from Pendleton fabric and using classic silos, the Nibwaakaawin x Vans 2013 All-Nations Skate Jam Collection celebrates skateboarding and Native American heritage. While this pack is generally limited to the annual event, a select number of pairs have been made available online. Click here for the eBay listings of the Nibwaakaawin takes on the Slip-On, Old Skool, and Sk8-Hi.
With the Eastern Conference Finals finally underway, the Miami Heat took Game 1 on their home floor in an overtime thriller down in South Beach last night. Though the Pacers put forth a valiant effort, it was the King and his crew who raised their hands in victory when it was all said and done.
For all the sneakerheads who were watching the game, you may have been paying close attention to the kicks LeBron decided to lace up for Game 1. Wonder no more, for we have some nice action shots after the jump of LeBron rocking a pair of white/black speckle Nike LeBron X Elite PE’s.
With subtle hints of red most prominently found up near the lacing system, this pair of PE’s is a lot more simple in design as opposed to some of the other models we’ve seen King James rock. The simplified white on black colorway, accompanied by the speckled panels and midsole, flows rather nicely about the Nike LeBron X Elite silhouette.
Keep Reading after the jump to see some nice photos of LeBron in action rocking the aforementioned kicks. Would you sneakerheads like to see these go retail or are they served best as a one-of-one pair of PE’s?
Looks like LeBron James is winning off the court as well as on it. After winning an NBA Championship, an MVP award (his 4th), and a Gold Medal at the Olympics (his 2nd), all in 2012, it’s become clear that LBJ is crushing the competition on the hardwood. However, with last year’s sneaker sales numbers coming in recently, showing LeBron outsold Kobe Bryant – his nearest competitor – by a 6 to 1 ratio, he’s also crushing his competitors at the mall.
King James sold 0 million worth of sneakers for Nike in 2012, doubling the profits earned by James one year earlier. That’s quite a jump, friends. After spurning adidas for Nike in 2003 (which must have given adidas reps flashbacks worthy of a Viet Nam vet, as you’ll remember Michael Jordan did the same thing in 1984), signing a 7-year/ Million contract, James’ shoes didn’t immediately take off with the buying public, nor with sneakerheads; it wasn’t until the LeBron VI that Nike came up with a winner, as it was, according to SportsOneSource analyst Matt Powell, the “first really good looking shoe” in his signature series. Since then, LeBron’s kicks have been selling at a brisk pace, even more so once the “South Beach” LeBron VIII hit shelves and took LBJ Madness to JB proportions.
As mentioned above, Kobe Bryant was the second highest earner when it comes to NBAers still playing the game, clearing Mil in sales with his Nike Kobe 8 System. Another guy that spurned adidas for Nike, after sporting the 3 Stripes brand for the first 6 years of his career, his numbers for 2012, while impressive when compared to the other NBA stars with their own shoe, actually dropped from the year before. With the Kobe System 8 set to release in a several dope colorways later this year (“Mambacurial”, anyone?), and having released already in a few sick versions (“Easter” was my personal fav this year), Bryant looks to do similar numbers in 2013. Bryant also does big numbers in Asia, particularly China, where he is the Number 1 NBAer where shoe sales are concerned, which helps fill the Bryant family’s coffers. Those Asians love the Black Mamba!
The first Jordan Brand representative to crack the Top 5, at number 3, is Carmelo Anthony, with his Jordan Melo M9 helping him clear Mil in 2012. This is a bit surprising, considering that Kevin Durant, another Nike guy, and his sneakers get much more publicity than Carmelo’s Jordan Brand kicks. Durant, conversely, takes up the 4th spot, with his KD signature line helping him tally Mil in sales for 2012. As Durant’s sneakers have started gaining more popularity in the last couple years, he definitely looks to make a bigger impact in 2013, possibly moving into the Top 3, thanks to his KD V and the numerous dope colorways released in 2012 (the “DMV” and “Christmas” iterations come to mind).
Rounding out the Top 5 is adidas’ golden boy Derrick Rose, the lone non-Nike representative to crack the list. After signing a groundbreaking 14-year extension with the brand that signed him as a rookie, Rose is set to make around 0 Mil, with a deal that will most likely keep him with the brand started by Adi Dassler for the rest of his career. Even though a torn ACL, suffered during the first game of the 2012 NBA Playoffs, kept him off the court for the entire 2012-2013 NBA season, his shoes still managed to sell Mil, which is pretty impressive. Still, it’ll be a minute before he nears the status of his Nike competitors, and light-years before his adidas cohorts Dwight Howard and newly-signed John Wall start competing financially, as Howard and Wall’s 2012 sales combined are only 3% of what LeBron James sold alone.
Before you think King James is truly the king of the signature-shoe mountain, remember that this was a list of the Top 5 current NBA players, which is why MJ isn’t in the Top 5. If you thought 0 Mill was a stout number, try on Billion for size, as that’s what Jordan Brand sold in 2012, according the SportsOneSource. With an estimated growth of 25 to 30% globally in 2012, MJ’s company is still getting bigger, and with a royalty agreement in place with Nike, he’s earning more than Mil annually from the sale of shoes with his name on them. So, the current crop of NBA superstars still have a long way to go before they can claim, to quote Kanye West (another superstar looking to bring his shoes to “Air Jordan” status), that they’ve “jumped over the Jumpman”.
Take a look at the Top 5 NBAers’ current signature shoe after the jump, and let us know what your favorite signature shoe is, and if that shoe belongs to your favorite player.
Releasing alongside the Nike Air Force 1 Low Canvas “White/Black” next month is this iteration of the Nike Air Force 1 Low Canvas.
Previewed back in January, these low-top kicks again feature a squadron blue-colored canvas upper with contrasting sport turquoise accents, a white midsole, and a gum outsole for a complete finish.
A perfect option for Summer, look for the Nike Air Force 1 Low Canvas “Squadron Blue/Sport Turq-White” to release on Just 15th at a retail price of at all participating retailers including the NikeStore. Stick with Sneaker Files for more.