Here Are This Week's Hottest Sneaker Releases and How to Get Them

Nike’s Cortez celebrates 45 years, adidas drops Kanye’s Powerphase and LeBron’s new kicks arrive.

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Once upon a time, Nike, adidas and other sneaker brands would bless us with releases of coveted sneakers once or twice a month. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for different footwear labels to drop multiple pairs of heat in just one weekend. Making it easier for you to choose whether to cop or drop, we continue our weekly roundup of the silhouettes that will be sought after this week. Check out the list below and chime in on the styles you’ll be picking up.

Nike Air Zoom Flight 95 Pack

Release Date: May 31
Release Price: $160 USD, available on SNKRS app, Nike.com, Nike retailers and select retailers like Titolo

The “Bug Eyes” return in a trio of colorways for fans of old school ’90s basketball silhouettes. “Back from ‘95” black, “‘95 Neutral,” and “Pearl Pink” arrive right before the calendar flips to June.

Nike LeBron Solider 11 “Prototype”

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Release Date: May 31
Release Price: $140 USD, available on SNKRS app, Nike.com and Nike retailers

The newest silhouette in the LeBron Soldier series recognizes last year’s Finals achievement while looking forward to this year’s quest for a repeat. A clean black colorway with an icy sole is ice cold like LBJ and the Cavs.

adidas UltraBOOST 3.0 “Core Black”

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Release Date: May 31
Release Price: £129 GBP (~$165 USD), available on UK adidas Confirmed app

Launching alongside the UK adidas Confirmed app is the adidas UltraBOOST 3.0 in the ever popular “Core Black” colorway. Fans stateside will have to find an alternative way to get their pairs.

adidas UltraBOOST 3.0 “Bronze BOOST”

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Release Date: May 31
Release Price: $180 USD, available at select adidas retailers like Afew

Donning a bronze BOOST sole, this iteration of the popular UltraBOOST silhouette is perfect for making a statement while still staying minimalist. The bronze lace tips add to the detailing and flair of the sneaker while contrasting the black perfectly.

adidas Originals YEEZY Powerphase

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Release Date: May 31 Confirmed app reservations open, June 4 store pickups
Release Price: $120 USD, available on Confirmed app and select adidas Originals locations

Kanye’s highly sought after YEEZY Powerphase will finally make its way to adidas Originals locations via the Confirmed app. Fans will need to have quick trigger fingers if they want to pick up this Calabasas piece.

Carhartt WIP x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70s Pack

Release Date: June 1
Release Price: N/A, available on Carhartt WIP’s web store and Converse.com

Carhartt WIP teams up with Converse for some work ready summer Chucks. Brown, white and tiger camo makes an appearance on the classic All Star ’70s for a look that’s timeless.

Nike Cortez Pack

Release Date: June 1
Release Price: $75 USD (“Compton” and “Long Beach”), $80 USD (“OG” and “Oregon”), available on SNKRS app, Nike.com and Nike retailers

Celebrating 45 years of heritage, the Nike Cortez silhouette comes back in force. The OG red, white and blue colorway returns, a green/yellow colorway pays homage to Oregon, and a blue “Long Beach” and black “Compton” pair pay tribute to the history of the Cortez in Cali.

Nike VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” Collection

Release Date: June 1
Release Price: $190 USD, available on SNKRS app and Nike retailers

As the name suggests, the new Nike VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” collection highlights the various colors of the sky from dusk ’til dawn. A pack for both men and women are available.

Nike KD 10 “Still KD”

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Release Date: June 1 (During the NBA Finals)
Release Price: $150 USD, available on SNKRS app whenever Kevin Durant is playing in Game 1

KD’s tenth signature sneaker with Nike will get a special release method during this year’s NBA Finals. Every time KD is on the court playing, fans will be able to purchase the “Still KDs” on SNKRS app and be automatically entered to win 1 of 10 exclusive signed boxes.

adidas UltraBOOST 3.0 “Trace Olive”

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Release Date: June 1
Release Price: $180 USD, available at select adidas retailers like Sneaker Politics

A clean olive colorway makes an appearance on the adidas UltraBOOST 3.0 for summer. Perfect for the urban jungle, this pair will surely be a fan favorite sooner than later.

adidas UltraBOOST 3.0 “Pride/LGBTQ”

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Release Date: June 1
Release Price: $180 USD, available at select adidas retailers

Before Nike delivers its Pride Pack, adidas will drop off an UltraBOOST 3.0 of its own for Pride Month. The rainbow flag makes its way onto the heel counter for a defined look celebrating all walks of life.

Nike Cortez Jewel Pack

Release Date: June 3
Release Price: $100 USD, available on SNKRS app, Nike.com and select Nike retailers

Continuing the celebration of its 45th anniversary, Nike gives the Cortez a Jewel makeover. The jewel motif in “Rare Ruby” and “Black Diamond” will also be seen on the Air Max 1 a few days later.

Nike LeBron Soldier 11 “Court General”

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Release Date: June 3
Release Price: $130 USD, available on SNKRS app, Nike.com and select Nike retailers

Following up on the all-black release above, LBJ’s Soldier 11 in contrasting white is also arriving just in time for the Finals. Only time will tell if the King and the Cavs take home the chip once again.

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