Nike's "Triple Black" Vapormax Makes Another Return in This Week's Sneaker Drops

Nike celebrates its NBA partnership and “Flax” makes a comeback.

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Once upon a time, long before the hype pervaded popular culture, the major sneaker brands would typically deliver one, maybe two coveted releases a month, with a heavy emphasis on storytelling. Nowadays, it’s commonplace to see these different labels ditch the ‘who, what, where, when and how,’ and instead drop multiple pairs of heat in just one weekend. A welcomed dilemma for most.

With that said, we continue our weekly roundup of the most sought after silhouettes for the week, hoping to make your cop or drop decision as easy as possible. Check out the list below and chime in on the styles you’ll be picking up.

NBA x Nike Air Force 1

Release Date: October 12
Release Price: $100 USD, available via select Nike retailers and Nike SNKRS

As a part of Nike’s partnership with the NBA, the Swoosh will be delivering special iterations of its iconic Air Force 1. The low-cut model will host the NBA logo for the first time ever in order to complement its exaggerated Swoosh logos on each lateral and medial side. Additional Nike branding is found on its heel, tongue and laces as well. The drop will present colorways such as white/black, black/white, red/white, blue/white, green/white and red/black.

Nike Air Vapormax “Triple Black”

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Release Date: October 13
Release Price: $190 USD, available via select Nike retailers and Nike SNKRS

Sneaker enthusiasts can’t get enough of the Nike Air Vapormax. Arguably the most popular colorway of the bunch, its “Triple Black” iteration will be making yet another return to shelves. The model has already seen a few collaborative drops boasting an upper that’s dominated in black coloring, from COMME des GARÇONS, to Virgil Abloh. The famed edition of the lightweight sneaker returns for those who missed out on its initial drop and following restocks.

POMB x Air Jordan 1

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Release Date: October 13
Release Price: $160 USD, via select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS

Nike continues its tradition in celebrating Latin Heritage Month, this time using the Air Jordan 1 as its canvas. In collaboration with street artist POMB, you’ll find the legendary sneaker donning all-black with graphics inspired by latino roots. The common Brazilian phrase “é tudo nosso” – translated to “it’s all ours: mines and yours” — is also a point of influence for the design. Its black-dominated upper is contrasted by the aforementioned graphics on its tongue and toe.

Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux”

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Release Date: October 14
Release Price: $190 USD, via select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS

“Bordeaux” makes its way back into the Jordan lineage, this time on the Air Jordan 12 sneaker. Michael Jordan’s twelfth signature model stays true to its original design as it rests atop an off-white-colored outsole unit. Its upper presents the famed “Bordeaux” coloring on smooth nubuck and pebbled material along its upper. White contrast coloring is also found down its tongue and heel branding.

Patta x asics Gel Mai Knit

Petrovsky & Ramone

Release Date: October 14
Release Price: N/A, available via Patta stores in Amsterdam and London

Dutch label Patta is taking on another ASICS silhouette in the GEL-MAI. Its asymmetrical overlay hosts brown coloring and is complemented by black laces. Patta branding is found on each lateral and medial side of the knit upper, while it rests atop a white midsole and black outsole. 3M reflective material is placed on its upper for the final touches.

Nike Sportswear “Flax Collection”

Release Date: October 14
Release Price: $185 USD, $130 USD and $110 USD respectively. Available via select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike SNKRS

“Flax” is back courtesy of Nike Sportswear. The fall-ready theme will be applied to Nike’s Air More Uptempo, Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 and Air Max 1 Premium models. Each sneaker remains true to its original design, from the Uptempo’s large branding, to the Air Max 1 and Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0’s visible Air Max unit.

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