Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide

Sneakerheads, there’s another encyclopedia coming out for you. Sneakers: The Comleted Limited Editions Guide ($19) photographs over 300 limited-edition designs over the past 10 years. Among them are the collaborations between Nike and New York graffitti artists Future and Stash, Pharrell Williams with Reebok and Vans with Marc Jacobs. It comes on the heels of the successful Sneakers: The Complete Collectors’ Guide.

Jordan Future Black/Infrared Release

Michael Jordan and Nike made bank on Air Jordans. Read up on the guerilla marketing-esque way Air Jordans started. Now, Jordan takes it into the future with the Jordan Future Black/Infrared colorway. Its well-known black/red colors meet up with woven top uppers made with 3M threads. They’ll be released March 1st.

Source: Freshness Mag

Air Jordan 1 ’89 Fire Red/Cement Grey: 1989, The Number

“1989 was a common year starting on Sunday.” So says the Wikipedia page for 1989; but we all know you can’t trust everything you read on that site. What you can trust though is the fact that these Air Jordan 1 ’89s ($130) do indeed pay homage to the kicks from that year, what with their cement grey accents. The Air Jordan I and IV are also in the DNA here with the fire red leather upper and Jumpman logo on the tongue. OK some quick ’89 trivia: What happened on March 24, 1989? Answer: My cousin Danny got married! Oh, and Exxon made a boo boo.

Air Jordan 6 Retro – “Olympic”

The Air Jordan 6 Retro – “Olympic” shoes just had a high-profile release in time for the Olympic games in London after having made their debut during the 2000 games in Sydney.  You remember 2000, don’t you? Matchbox Twenty was all over the radio, Tom Hanks was crushing on a volleyball, and the Yankees beat the Mets in the Subway Series. These shoes also cost just over a C-note back then, and today they’re fetching a cool grand on eBay. Sure, inflation sucks, but hey, at least Matchbox Twenty has stopped bothering us.

Jordan x Converse 2012 Commemorative Pack

OK, sports buff, what brand of shoes was Michael Jordan wearing when he hit his NCAA Championship-clinching shot in 1982? Nike? Oooh, no sorry, we were looking for Converse. Yes, Jordan was a Converse man before Nike got their claws into him, and now that Nike owns Converse, it’s totally OK for them to issue a 30th anniversary commemorative pack including autographed shoes and a signed number 23 jersey. Each of the 30 packs will be sold via a special eBay auction with all proceeds going to benefit the James R. Jordan Foundation.