A lot of sneaker news happens each day, so it's hard to sift through all of it and shake out the clutter. Your Twitter feed is likely full of Air Jordans releases dates and sneakers on sale, but what's worth paying attention to? Beyond that, there are daily industry rumbles that may affect the athletic footwear world as a whole. Oh, and memes, Vines, and other shenanigans, too. Here's what you need to know.
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"Today, it's estimated that the Samba has sold as many as 35 million pairs since its debut 65 years ago, according to Adweek. Earlier this year, Four Pins and Complex writer Sam Diss even went as far as to call the Samba "Europe's Air Jordan." And whether you agree or disagree with that statement, it's hard to deny the sneaker's staying power."
"In a recent interview with Sneaker Freaker, Robson says, in reference to the guns, "I can’t say. It’s BANNED. Cease and desist… (cough)."
"Said to be part of an Air Force 1 "J-Pack" (a concept which was originally executed on the SB Dunk line), these new Lows adopt the unmistakable Bulls-flavored colorway and do it well. As far as materials, they stick with a predominantly leather build, although the red portions appear to have a tumbled texture that wasn't seen on the original Jordans."
"Composed of premium materials like kangaroo leather, Alcantara, and suede, this made in Italy collaboration is inspired by Solebox founder Hikmet Sugoer's favorite Italian actor and singer from the '70s. Unfortunately, Solebox has not specified the actor in question, so your guess is as good as ours."