See What Kendrick Lamar Has In Common with the National Parks Foundation In This Week's Sneakers Drop

New models and old favorites.

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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.

Air Jordan 18 “OG”

Nike

Release Date: January 22
Release Price: $225 USD, available via Nike SNKRS and select Jordan Brand retailers

Marking as its first standalone Retro release, the Air Jordan 18 makes a return in its original “Sport Royal” colorway. White and Metallic Silver join the mix as its inspiration lies within Italian designs and sports cars. Its lacing system is housed under a folding flap secured by a button closure. Upgraded Wing detailing is incorporated on each lateral and medial side while branding can be found on the heel, toe and tongue.

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 “Team Red”

Nike

Release Date: January 23
Release Price: $720 USD, available via Nike SNKRS and select Nike retailers

Nike’s HyperAdapt 1.0 model is back for another run. Following a selection of color-blocking designs, the Swoosh will now welcome eye-catching patterns to the innovative sneaker’s upper. Sporting a “Digi-Camo” pattern, “Team Red” melds with orange, yellow and black throughout.

Nike Air Vapormax Plus

Release Date: January 25
Release Price: $190 USD, available via Nike SNKRS and select Nike Sportswear retailers

In preparation for this year’s Air Max Day (March 26, 2018), Nike recently revealed a selection of returning silhouettes in addition to the introduction of new models. Nike’s new Air Vapormax Plus helps the Swoosh gear up for the annual celebration in a trio of colorways: “Cargo Khaki,” “Photo Blue” and “Triple Black.” Reflective 3M detailing is added down the tongue for the final touch, while “Vm” takes the place of the expected “Tn” stamp on each heel.

Nike Cortez Kenny 1

Nike

Release Date: January 26
Release Price: $100 USD, available via Nike SNKRS and select Nike Sportswear retailers

Following a few previews, Kendrick Lamar‘s Nike Cortez is finally hitting retail shelves. Dominated in white tumbled leather, the sneaker displays red detailing on its stitching, tongue logo and DAMN. stamp on each lateral side, an ode to Kung-Fu Kenny’s most recent album. Dubbed the “Kenny I,” this won’t be the first project we get from Kendrick and the Swoosh.

Nike Air Max 98 “Tour Yellow”

Nike

Release Date: January 26
Release Price: $160 USD, available via Nike SNKRS and select Nike retailers

While 2017 was the year of the Nike Air Max 97, it seems the Air Max 98 will take main stage in 2018. Already revealed in a selection of iterations, the model’s next drop will be in “Tour Yellow.” Midnight Navy complements the aforementioned shade of yellow, in addition to shades of grey and white. Its full-length Air Max unit welcomes “Tour Yellow” while Nike branding is kept to a minimum, placing emphasis on its tidal wave-inspired design.

J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack

Release Date: January 26
Release Price: $120 USD, available via J. Crew’s official website

The partnership between J.Crew and New Balance continues with the 998 model as their canvas. Dubbed the “National Parks” Pack, Death Valley and Crater Lake serve as the sources of inspiration behind each pair’s respective coloring. Each pair includes Abzorb® tech and a $10 USD donation to the National Parks Foundation.

Air Jordan 10 “Cool Grey”

Nike

Release Date: January 27
Release Price: $190, available via Nike SNKRS and select Jordan Brand retailers

“Cool Grey” is back, and this time on the Air Jordan 10. Its monochromatic upper is complemented by a crayon-like selection of colors found on the sole unit. Paying homage to Michael Jordan’s accomplishments, you’ll find a variety of colors as a nod to the teams MJ faced while securing those milestones.

adidas Originals Crazy BYW

adidas

Release Date: January 27
Release Price: $170 USD, available via select adidas retailers

adidas Originals gives an updated twist to its nostalgic “Feet You Wear” technology with the upcoming Crazy BYW. Standing for “BOOST You Wear,” the silhouette incorporates a three-part “podular” midsole allowing the sneaker to flex along with the natural movement of your foot. Its knitted upper allows for a lightweight delivery while keeping your feet secure on or off the court. Since its debut by Nick Young and Brandon Ingram on court, adidas’ returning John Wall has also been seen sporting the sneaker on the hardwood.

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