Week after week, sneaker brands–known and unknown–release new models, colorways, collaborations and retros to continue the stirring of sneaker culture’s melting pot. The competition has risen over the years with the introduction of new technology and the use of celebrity influencers, thus presenting an even larger variety of selections for sneakerheads and casual shoppers alike.
To ease your anxiety, and pockets, our weekly drop list showcases releases from your favorite brands, curating the most hyped sneakers and strongest silhouettes/colorway combinations that should not be missed. Take a look at the list below and let us know what launches you’re looking forward to.
Nike M2K Tekno
An updated take on the Air Monarch, the Nike M2K Tekno will release in four new colorways, ranging from tonal black to an autumn ready version. Perfect for those with an affinity for ironic dad shoes, the M2K’s multilayered upper sits atop a thick midsole with a massive heel counter.
PUMA Clyde Court “X-Ray”
PUMA’s Clyde Court is the brand’s new flagship model for its return to performance basketball. Setting its sights on Halloween, this iteration features a black knitted upper with a white skeleton graphic and bright orange laces.
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Skeletal Force”
Akin to PUMA’s drop above, the Swoosh’s Nike Air Force 1 adds a skeleton graphic in celebration of Halloween. While this commemorative sneaker comes with a rather traditional construction, it does feature and glow-in-the-dark translucent outsole to further the X-ray aesthetic.
adidas Originals Yung-1 “Sesame/Grey-Chalk White”
Release Date: November 1
Release Price: $120 USD, available at select adidas retailers and adidas.com
The Three Stripes’ Yung-1 returns to shelves in a new “Sesame/Grey-Chalk White” iteration. A rework of the older Falcon Dorf, the Yung-1’s upper sees a mix of mesh and nubuck while resting atop a thick runner midsole.
size? x adidas Originals Gazelle
Release Date: November 2
Release Price: N/A, available exclusively via size? stores
size? reconnects with adidas Originals for another exclusive launch. This time around the Gazelle Indoor is coated with a rugged GORE-TEX upper. Ready for the harsh weather on the horizon, its all-black colorway is contrasted by grey accents on its inner lining ajd white branding on its exterior.
Air Jordan 1 “PSG”
The second half of Jordan Brand’s collaborative PSG footwear collection hits retail shelves this week. The Air Jordan 1 follows September’s Air Jordan 5 release with an all-neoprene upper. Additional details include red woven tongue labels and heel tabs, both of which hark to the Paris Saint-Germain kit.
Air Jordan 5 “Satin”
Jordan Brand continues to expand its satin-coated silhouettes with the addition of the Air Jordan 5. The signature “Black/University Red” color combo makes a comeback with the latter displayed on its misdole and Jumpman log.
NASA x Vans Old Skool “Space Voyager”
Release Date: November 3
Release Price: N/A, available at select Vans retailers and Vans.com
Vans‘ Old Skool sneaker gets ready for lift off with its latest NASA-inspired theme. Dipped in an all-white base, the spacesuit-influenced colorway is executed with subtle accents such as a “John F. Kennedy Space Center” graphic on each lateral side in addition to an American flag velcro patch on the heels.
Mindseeker x Vans Old Skool “Fire” & “Lightning”
Release Date: November 3-4
Release Price: N/A, available via ComplexCon
Japan’s own Mindseeker reconnects with Vans for a graphic-heavy collaboration. The staple Old Skool silhouette receives a “Fire” and “Thunder” makeover joined by bold colors added to the tongue and toebox. “Protect Your Brain” branding is incorporated onto the midsoles along with Mindseeker’s insignia at the heel counter.
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