Week after week the most popular and up-and-coming sneaker brands release new models, collaborations and retros in order to stir sneaker culture’s melting pot. The competition has risen over the years with the introduction of new technology and the use of influencers over time, thus presenting an even larger variety of selections for sneakerheads and casual shoppers alike.
Our weekly drop continues as we showcase releases to look for from your favorite brands, curating the most hyped releases and strongest silhouette/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.
Off-White™ x Converse Chuck 70
The next Off-White™ x Converse installment sees a white canvas upper with the traditional Off-White™ industrial stamp on each medial side. Contrasting black and white stripes are added to the midsole as a nod to the fashion house’s use of geometric branding. Finally, the famed zip-tie makes its way back into the mix in red.
Nike Air Max 97/BW
Tinker Hatfield’s Nike Air Max BW design from 1991 joins forces with the Air Max 97‘s sole unit. The last time we saw this hybrid was back in May when Nike teamed up with Skepta. This week sees the model release in two colorway options of Metallic Silver/Persian Violet-White and Black/Metallic Hematite with Air Max branding on the heel to complement Swoosh logos on the lateral and medials sides.
Air Jordan 18 “OG”
Originally released in 2003, the Air Jordan 18 would be one of the last models we’d see MJ wear on the court during his time with the Washington Wizards. The “OG” colorway shares black and “Sport Royal” color blocking with premium suede incorporated onto its futuristic-looking upper. A foldable shroud covers up the traditional lacing system that’s emblazoned with the signature Jordan branding for a final touch.
Nike React Element 87
The Nike React Element 87 series continues with three new colorways. Previously released in collaboration with UNDERCOVER, the silhouette welcomes “Total Orange,” “Neptune Green” and “Solar Red” to its growing selection. The design’s translucent upper is met with contrast stitching, 3M reflective accents and subtle branding on the tongue and heel.
Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard Overshoe
Release Date: October 11
Release Price: N/A, via DSM London (global release date to be revealed in the coming months)
The next Tom Sachs x Nike chapter contains a pair of the Mars Yard 2.0 sneakers stitched into an inner layer, covered with waterproof Dyneema material for increased warmth. The external bag is fastened by a tension cord and secured into place with magnetic buckles that can also be rolled down when indoors, enhancing breathability. The winter appropriate sneaker is balanced atop a rugged SFB sole unit in icy blue and nicknamed the “March Yard” for New York’s inclement weather.
Daniel Arsham x
adidas FUTURECRAFT 4D
Daniel Arsham is next in line to join adidas’s FUTURECRAFT family. The renowned artist teased fans with shots of the collaborative FUTURECRAFT 4D via social media showing a monochromatic look. The entire model is dipped in mint green with little-to-no branding present. A flexible Primeknit upper meets the Three Stripes’s futuristic sole unit for a streamlined finish.