13 Things To Watch For In ’13: “The Shoe Pays Homage To The Chinese New Year”

13 Things To Watch For In ’13: “The Shoe Pays Homage To The Chinese New Year”

[As 2012 fades away, SOHH’s dropping a daily list of the 13 biggest things to look for in ’13. Today, we’re lacing up the kicks and seeing what the sneakerhead experts are waiting for this year.]

1. Adidas Rose 3.5 “Year of the Snake”


Today we’re seeing new images of the adidas Rose 3.5 “Year of the Snake”. As we’ve told you guys before, the shoe pays homage to the Chinese New Year, which begins on February 10. The design is dominated by a black synthetic SPRINTWEB upper with a textured, scale pattern to represent a snake’s skin. Meanwhile, the SPRINTFRAME is chrome and metallic gold, adding some contrast to the look. Other features include an icy outsole, as well as shoe laces,a toe, and liner that feature a turquoise contrast to represent water, the key element for the 2013 Chinese New Year. All the while, the inside tongue patch features black, gold and turquoise colors surrounding theDerrick Rose logo in various shapes designed to represent the spiral inspiration of the shoe. Look for the sneaker to drop on January 24th at shops including adidas Basketball, with retail set for $160. (Kicks On Fire)

2. Nike Air Foamposite One Premium


The upcoming Nike Air Foamposite One “Fighter Jet” will break new ground as the model reaches the $235 mark for the first time in existence. With it, a special pair of Penny-centric dog-tags will be included, which perfectly accompanies the camouflage-print upper. Of course, we do know that this is just one of at least two camo-printed Foamposites, but keep your focus on these for now because the release for these (February 9th) is just around the corner. A new gallery of photos is right ahead so take a look and let us know if these beat out the Galaxy or the ParaNorman as the best Foamposite One yet! Nike Air Foamposite One Premium Black/Hyper Red-Dark Grey-White 575420-001 02/09/13 $235 (Sneaker News)

3. Reebok Question Mid Grey/Navy-White


REEBOK QUESTION MID GREY/NAVY-WHITE The return of the Reebok Question will continue into 2013. This “Georgetown Hoyas” inspired colorway was made to pay homage to AI’s alma mate, Georgetown University. Featuring a grey-based leather upper with white and navy blue accents along with a nubuck toe area. They will be available at select Reebok acounts in early March retailing for, $125. 03/08/2013 Reebok Question Mid Grey/Navy-White $125.00 (Sole Collector)

4. Nike Lebron x Upcoming Colorways


The Nike LeBron X has already been seen in a multitude of colorways, both released and unreleased. However, 2013 looks to be a great year for the latest LeBron model, including a Floridian “Home” makeup that is sure to be seen on court this year. (Nice Kicks)

5. Nike Solarsoft Mule Woven Premium


Nike’s decades-old approach to minimalism continues with the debut of the Solarsoft Mule Woven Premium, which pairs the original Air Woven in slip-on style with a Solarsoft footbed. Cushionined by the cushy midsole, this Mule Woven offers up the perfect indoor shoe selection, but if you live in appropriate climates, considered these just right for outdoor use as well. Three wildly colorful releases are slated to hit stores beginning in March/April, so check them out below and we’ll let you know when these begin hitting Nike Sportswear retailers. (Sneaker News)

Be sure to come back through tomorrow when we one of Diddy’s former protégés gives you the rundown on fashion swag in 2013!

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