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 Air Max 97 NRG “Team Red/Midnight Spruce”
Dipped in “Team Red” and “Midnight Spruce” with plaid patterns throughout, this Nike Air Max 97 NRG is poised to be a must-have sneaker for your holiday rotation. Additional details include yellow plaid on the tongue and a contrasting black midsole.
Alexander Wang x adidas Originals FW18 Collection
Alexander Wang reconnects with adidas on a new batch of fashion-forward performance sneakers. Seven pairs in total, the collection includes two colorways of the Turnout Bball, the Skate Supers in two colorways, a Puff Trainer, Turnout Trainer and an additional Bball sneaker. Each sneaker shares a dose of adidas’ heritage along with some futuristic features that call back to Alexander Wang’s signature design aesthetic.
Air Jordan 1 “Not For Resale”
Release Date: November 14
Release Price: $160 USD, available exclusively via LA’s Flight 23 location
“Sail/Black-Varsity Maize” make up this color combination shared on the Air Jordan 1 “Not For Resale.” This drop follows the “Sail/Black-Varsity Red” edition which release last week and shares the same callouts on the upper such as “Wear Me” on the tongues, “No Photos” on the heels and “Not For Resale” on the midsole.
GOLF le FLEUR* x Converse Chuck Taylor “Burlap” Pack
Release Date: November 15
Release Price: N/A, available at select stockists and Converse.com
The latest capsule from Tyler, The Creator and Converse is comprised of two Chuck Taylor high-top colorways, with one in a burlap hue and another in an off-white. Both versions feature GOLF le FLEUR* insignias on the tongue and in reverse on the side. The release is capped with a One Star sporting the same burlap construction as the aforementioned.
Nike Kyrie 5 “Taco” PE
Although it was introduced with a simple “Blk Mgc” colorway earlier in the month, the Nike Kyrie 5 turned heads with its on-court debut in a special “Taco” PE. The upper is dressed in realtree camo with bright orange accents. Each lateral side incorporates an enlarged Swoosh logo along with a callout to Odd Future’s Taco right down the tongue.
Air Jordan 33 “Visible Utility”
The laceless Air Jordan 33 prepares for yet another takeoff with a new “Visible Utility” colorway. The sneaker sports a “Desert Ore/Black-Dark Concord” mashup with color transitions similar to a thermal map. The silhouette’s FlightSpeed technology returns for a quick and easy entry.
Nike Air Force 1 “De lo Mío”
The Air Force 1‘s go-to white upper returns with red and blue accents honoring the Dominican flag. “República” and “Dominicana” are stamped on the right and left tongue tabs with lenticular Swoosh logos mixing red and blue. The same call out on the tongues are matched on the heels, while translucent outsoles support the themed upper. Completing the design are domino dubraes and three extra lace sets.
Bristol Studio x adidas Originals Crazy BYW
The Crazy BYW LVL 1 & 2 welcome new materials in the form of hairy leather, knitted textiles and translucent accents. For this collab, Bristol Studio applies a mix of “Collegiate Navy/Running White-Cloud White” on the high-top version and “Cloud White/Running White-Collegiate Navy” on the low. Lastly, BOOST cushioning pods are incorporated throughout the midsole to ensure a plush ride.
Air Jordan 1 “Rookie of the Year”
Jordan Brand uses another one of Michael Jordan’s unforgettable moments to influence a new Air Jordan 1 colorway. Sporting “Golden Harvest/Sail-Black,” the combo channels the fit MJ wore during his Rookie of the Year press conference. The forthcoming AJ1 shares premium leather throughout the upper with a special quote and his rookie stats underneath each collar flap.
Union x Air Jordan 1
Release Date: November 17
Release Price: $190 USD, the “White/Black/Varsity Red-Grey” edition will be available via Nike SNKRS in Greater China and North America; the “White/Storm Blue/Black/Varsity Red” iteration will be available exclusively at Union
The Air Jordan 1 takes on a DIY theme in its collaboration with Los Angeles retailer Union. The model sees two frankensteined colorways of ”White/Black/Varsity Red-Grey” and ”White/Storm Blue/Black/Varsity Red,” each with exposed stitching and discolored midsoles.