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. During the week of Christmas, brands share a few potential last minute gifts for your family’s reigning sneaker head(s). CONCEPTS expands its collaborative portfolio with the Nike Kyrie 5 and we see the second silhouette from the Fear of God x Nike collaboration. In addition we receive two “Static” YEEZYs – 350 V2 and 700 V2 – along with a Swarovski® sporting Air Max 97 LX that’s bound to turn heads.
Take a look at the list below and let us know what launches you’re looking forward to.
CONCEPTS x Nike Kyrie 5 “Ikhet”
Release Date: December 25
Release Price: $130 USD, via TD Garden Pro Shop at 3 p.m. EST and CNCPTS.com at the tipoff of the Boston Celtics game against the Philadelphia 76ers at 5:30 p.m. EST
Dubbed the Kyrie 5 “Ikhet,” Concepts’ creative director – Deon Point – snags influence from the all-seeing eye tatted on Irving’s hand and the backstory of Egypt’s ancient pyramids. The sneaker’s sand-colored upper rests atop a purple sole unit which mirrors the color of the sunset reflecting off of the pyramids.
Nike Air Max 97 LX WMNS “Swarovski®”
An upscale take on the original “Metallic Gold” Air Max 97, the upper welcomes Swarovski’s® crystal fabric which refracts light with shimmering effects. Red mini Swoosh accents return to each lateral and medial side in addition to the tongue, while the midsole adds a bit of contrast in a crisp white.
adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Static Non-Reflective”
The “Non-Reflective” iteration of the “Static” 350 V2 is set to launch before we close out 2018. As the name indicates, the shoe doesn’t offer the same 3M-like reflective properties as the edition we’ve shared in the past, though it does showcase the familiar translucent stripe around the upper’s lateral side.
Fear of God x Nike Air Skylon II
Jerry Lorenzo continues his collaboration with Nike by presenting two new editions of the Nike Air Skylon II. Following up the Nike Air Fear of God 1, the sportswear models will be offered in contrasting black and white colorway choices that both share subtle Fear of God branding on each lateral side. The leather and mesh uppers are both complemented with tiny patent leather and reflective 3M design touches on the Swoosh and toe respectively for the final touch.
Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated”
The Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated” iteration references one of MJ’s appearances on the magazine’s cover. A black and white leather upper complete with white, red and tonal green embroidered Swoosh branding pays homage to some of the font colors on the magazine with other detailing — including the Jordan branding — done in red as a reference to the Chicago Bulls uniform. Lastly, the sneaker is finished with the phrase “A Star Is Born” on the inside of its side lace flaps.
adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 V2 “Static”
The YEEZY 700 V2‘s chunky silhouette boasts reflective 3M materials throughout its upper along with minimal Three Stripe branding. You’ll also find a mix of light mesh and leather across its over and underlays to complete its old-school look.
Air Jordan 4 “Tattoo”
Sharing a notable mix of black, red and white, the Air Jordan 4 “Tattoo” welcomes additional features; upon closer inspection, you’ll find an all-over graphic of basketball-inspired tattoos done in white to contrast its black base. Red accents are added to the tongue’s Jumpman logo in addition to its wing tips and some of the outsole.