This week is a subdued one for sneaker releases, seeing a smaller number of European-focused shoes than usual, with the Diadora Intrepid OG — created for the brand’s Roberto Baggio-themed collection — a new edition of a familiar sneaker from New Balance, and the return of Nike’s Jewel pack on another classic silhouette making up some of the best of what this week’s drop has to offer. Elsewhere there’s a White Mountaineering and adidas collab as well as Public School adding their own touch to a pair of Air Jordan 12s. Read on below to see the rest of what’s available this week.
Nike Air Max 1 “Jewel” Pack
Release Price: £104.95 from Nike
Nike continues to rollout the Jewel series, this time focusing its sights on the Air Max 1 model. The brand has stuck to the OG colorways, so this drop is one for those who like their updates subtle and their aesthetics on the minimal side of things.
New Balance 574 Sport Debut Pack
Release Price: £110 from New Balance
New Balance introduces its versatile new 574 Sport pack with the aptly named Debut sneaker. As the name suggests, as well as being the first of the line, the shoe is designed to be suitable for use in a variety of sports, expanding the New Balance athletic remit beyond the running footwear that the brand is more traditionally known for. Additionally, the clean colorway and streamlined design also mean that this flexible variation of the 574 can just as easily work as an everyday shoe.
White Mountaineering x adidas Originals Pack
Release Price: £169.95 from adidas
White Mountaineering has teamed up with adidas Originals once more this season with this week seeing the sneaker portion of the dual-branded collaboration drop in stores. Featuring the NMD City Trail, NMD_CS2 and Stan Smith CF, the distinctly minimalist vibe and subtly upgraded details to the various familiar silhouettes make this a drop more or less guaranteed to be snapped up. Be sure to be quick on pulling the trigger.
Diadora Intrepid OG “Espresso Ristretto”
Release Price: €170 from OVERKILL
Italian sporting brand Diadora pays homage to legendary footballer Roberto Baggio with this new collection of clothing and footwear. The Intrepid OG “Espresso Ristretto” makes a nostalgic nod to the former Juventus F.C. player’s heyday whilst still managing to maintain a contemporary feel — a subtle contrast that makes the sneaker a versatile and wearable option today.
Air Jordan 2 Decon
Release Price: £129.95 from Nike
The Air Jordan 2 Decon model is one of Jordan Brand’s newer revamps, taking the classic silhouette and transforming it into a clean and minimal shoe that — with its muted color palette and pleasingly sleek shape — may well attract wearers not previously drawn the brand’s distinct line of high top basketball-based shapes.
PSNY x Air Jordan 12
Release Price: £259.95 from Nike
Public School’s highly anticipated collaboration with Jordan Brand has earned itself a much-overdue restock and, while there’s little else to be said about the Jordan 12 makeover that hasn’t been said before, if you’re looking to get your hands on a pair — and there’s plenty of reasons you should be — we’d suggest you might want to strike while the iron’s hot to be in with a chance.
Nike Air More Uptempo “Light Bone”
Release Price: £129.95 from Nike
Nike continues to re-release Scottie Pippen’s signature shoe, this time coming out in a “Light Bone” colorway. The summer-ready sneaker is one for those who weren’t able to get their hands on a pair of the rarer models and who like their signature silhouettes leaning a little more on the everyday wearable side.
ASICS Gel Mai Marzipan
Release Price: £104.99 from 5Pointz
ASICS’s latest shoe is set to appeal to those who like their sneakers ultra-technical. The trail running-influenced shoe is one for those who have their keen eye on a similarly future-facing pair of Raf Simons Ozweego’s but aren’t quite prepared to pay the hefty price tag that comes as standard when the designer’s name is attached.
Nike Air Max Plus TN Ultra “Tiger” Colorway
Release Price: £144.95 from Nike
The Air Max Plus TN Ultra is back again in a new colorway. The shoe, which is a cult favorite in London, appears now using in an eye-catching tiger stripe upper with a subtle toe to heel fade. It’s not exactly a low-key design, but it is one that’s perfect for anyone who likes their footwear bold and bright.
Reebok Instapump Fury Mid
Release Price: €219.95 from OVERKILL
Reebok’s old school models tend to err toward the minimal, but the Instapump has always stood out in that regard for its uniquely futuristic take on footwear. Consistently adapting over time to stay ahead of the design curve, this time round the silhouette is back packing one of the companies latest technologies, bolstered by Ultraknit.
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