Lebron Retro’s Are on The Way, Don’t Believe Me Just Wait!


Like it or not, Lebron James retro sneakers are on the way! Sure nothings been confirmed yet but I see what our friends over at Nike have up their sleeve.

While on a recent road-trip to play the Knicks and Nets in New York City, Lebron busted out two never-before-seen colorways of his famous signature sneakers. The most interested part being that the kicks were the Nike Zoom Lebron II and III respectively (two sneakers that dropped in 2005 and 2006!)

The King in the Nike Zoom Lebron II Retro

The King in the Nike Zoom Lebron II Retro

James sporting the Nike Zoom Lebron III Retro

James sporting the Nike Zoom Lebron III Retro

Look closely at the sneakers, I mean very closely! You’ll notice Lebron’s new logo “LJ” on the heel of the 3’s and strap of the 2’s. The original model of both sneakers featured Lebron’s “L23″ logo.

Lebron's old logo on the left, new on the right.

Lebron’s old logo on the left, new on the right.

Are these sneakers are just a prelude to the Lebron Retro line? I say yes! With Kobe’s already being retroed, its safe to say we’ll see a Lebron retro in the very near future. The Kings popularity is already at an all time high and the hype surrounding sneakers is as well. Nike would be smart to cash in on the oppurtunity now.

Well wait, didn’t we already see an Air Zoom Generation retro? No, the sneakers below were rumored to release around 2008 but never saw shelves. Older sneakerheads will remember they did hit Nike.com for a second but were quickly scrapped.

Original Nike Air Zoom Generation Lebron retro

Original Nike Air Zoom Generation Lebron retro

At this point, we’ll have to wait and let Nike make the next move reguarding a Lebron retro sneaker.

Nike Celebrates Kobe Bryant’s Sneaker History With ‘Prelude Pack’


With 5 NBA Championship rings to his name, Kobe Bryant will go down in history as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. The Philadelphia native has come a long way since being drafted and traded by the Charlotte Hornets to Los Angeles for Vlade Divac. After Countless MVP’s, All Star Game selections, and timeless moments, Nike will honor the Black Mamba with the “Predlude Pack”. The pack will include a retro model of every single Nike Zoom Kobe sneaker from 1-8. Through art, the special pack honors the history of Nike’s Kobe Bryant line. Starting 12/7, Nike will release one sneaker each weekend from the pack in order from Kobe 1 to Kobe 8. Each sneaker will retail for $200, and we expect it to be EXTREMELY LIMITED! Check out the entire Prelude Pack Below! My favorite is the Kobe 4.


Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Prelude Pack


Nike Zoom Kobe 2 Prelude Pack


Nike Zoom Kobe 3 Prelude Pack


Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Prelude Pack


Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Prelude Pack


Nike Zoom Kobe 6 Prelude Pack


Nike Zoom Kobe 7 Prelude Pack


Nike Zoom Kobe 8 Prelude Pack


Is Kanye West Ditching Nike for Another Brand? Does This Mean No More Red Octobers!

Send em back to Nike!

Has the marriage between Kanye West and Nike finally come to an end? Does this signify an end to the popular Nike Air Yeezy sneaker line? Rumors are swirling stating the realationship between the two parties has ended.

During a recent concert in Philadelphia, Kanye went on a serious rant against Nike and other “millionaires”. It should also be noted; Kanye has not worn the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” edition for his past three shows. Here’s some video footage from the concert.

Also during his time in Philadelphia, a local radio station, Wired 96.5, interviewed Kanye. During the interview, Mr. West hinted at the fact he “signed a deal with a major company” and has something in the works. Check out the interview; around the 1:30 mark.

Rumors on Niketalk speculate Kanye is ditching the Swoosh for the Three stripes. After watching the interview, its apparent Kanye wants to focus on creating a larger, more available line of sneakers and clothing for consumers. It makes sense he would leave Nike and go on to another brand like Adidas. Maybe this is why we have yet to see the Nike Air Yeezy II Red Octobers release publically. Remember, many thought they would drop in June and then again in October. Decemeber is right around the corner and still no word on the “Red Octobers”. I think it may be safe to say they’re never dropping! For Kanye fans, the consolation prize may be a pair of Adidas Yeezy sneakers instead.

Send em back to Nike!

Send em back to Nike!

All Red Everything; Air Jordan II Retro “Legends of Summer” Edition


If you’ve been following Justin Timberlake and Jay Z’s Legends of Summer concert tour, you’ve noticed several of the all red Nike Air Jordan Retro sneakers JT has been rocking on stage.

The Jordan 1, 2, and 3 have all been seen on Timberlake’s feet; luckily for fans of Jordan sneakers, it appears all three retro models will release sometime in the near future! Check out this beautiful Air Jordan II decked out in all red. The sneakers feature premium materials and are very eye-catching.

Stay with Rare Vintage Wear for any updates to release information.


Kanye West Sports All-Red Nike Air Yeezy 2 at Governor’s Ball 2013


It was just over a year ago when Nike changed mainstream sneaker culture forever by releasing Kanye West’s second signature shoe, The Nike Air Yeezy 2. The sneaker sold out in minutes with the demand much higher than production. Reseller’s made a killing by flipping Mr. West’s sneakers for well over $2,000 on average.

In honor of his new album Yeezus, Nike and Kanye are back at it again with a third all-red colorway of the Air Yeezy 2.

Check out these photos of Kanye rocking the all red colorway of his highly coveteted sneaker at New York’s Governor’s Ball. Rumors are swirling about a release date; we speculate it could happen this October. Stick around for details as the become known to the public.

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