This Week In Sneaks

Is Nike set to release one of its biggest sneakers ever? Earlier this week, we learned that Tinker Hatfield and his team filed patent papers for a shoe with an automatic lacing system, such as seen on the Nike Air Mag from Back to the Future II. Is there a “Marty McFly” Nike Air Mag release on the horizon? Check out our GREAT SCOTT! ?Marty McFly? Nike Air Mag Release? for more information and photos.

At the beginning of this week, NBA megastar Kobe Bryant turned 32. To coincide with his birthday, view our Happy Birthday, Kobe! The Black Mamba’s 32 Best Kicks.

If you recall, Michael Jordan was fined $5,000 a game every time he stepped foot on the NBA courts while wearing the Air Jordan I when it first released. In an attempt to remind us of this feat, Jordan Brand is set to release a variation of this sneaker dubbed the “Banned” Air Jordan 1. Multiple branding on this shoe is covered up with an ‘X’.

View detailed photos of two major, upcoming releases in the form of the “Pearl” Nike Air Foamposite Pro and the “Cool Grey” Air Jordan 11.

Check out some of your favorite celebrities including Pharrell, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and Q-Tip in our Celebrity Sneaker Stalker.

In addition to the possible “Marty McFly” Nike Air Mag release, take a look at our Back to the Sneakers: A History of McFly Kicks.

Earlier this week, the Chicago Bulls organization stated that a Scottie Pippen statue will be placed inside the United Center in honor of MJ’s sidekick. Pippen wore a ton of fresh kicks during his 17-year career. What Shoes Should Scottie’s Statue Sport?