Nike's Annual Air Max Day Kicks off This Week's Footwear Releases

Collaborations galore.

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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 1/97 “Sean Wotherspoon”

Nike

Release Date: March 26
Release Price:  $160 USD, available at select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike SNKRS

The main attraction of this year’s Air Max Day is finally here. Round Two’s Sean Wotherspoon won Nike’s Vote Forward competition last year and is now seeing an official launch. Wotherspoon’s creation adds corduroy to its Air Max 97 upper as it rests atop an Air Max 1 outsole.

ACRONYM® x Nike Air VaporMax Moc 2 “Johnny’s Icy Passage”

Nike

Release Date: March 26
Release Price:  $225 USD, available via select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike SNKRS

Following its rendition of the Air Force 1 Low, ACRONYM® places its own spin on the Nike Air VaporMax Moc 2. The Errolson Hugh-led fashion house slaps a unique camo print on its Flyknit upper, while its heel counter and texture have also been upgraded. Dubbed “Johnny’s Icy Passage,” black and white makes up the majority of its coloring, in addition to subtle hints of Volt.

Nike Air Max 270

Release Date: March 26
Release Price:  $150, available via select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike SNKRS

Nike’s Air Max 270 ushers in a trio of new colorways in “Hot Punch,” “Total Orange” and “Photo Blue.” The Swoosh’s biggest Air Unit yet gets dipped in the aforementioned hues, while its upper and midsole are covered in white. Engineered mesh makes up the majority of its upper, while its ankle entry features neoprene for flexibility and comfort.

Sneakersnstuff x adidas Originals “EQT ADV” Pack

Release Date: March 28
Release Price: $159/$119, available via Sneakersnstuff locations and online

adidas Originals taps Sneakersnstuff for its “EQT ADV” Pack. The duo is comprised of the EQT Support Mid ADV PK and the basketball-inspired EQT Basket ADV, both paying homage to adidas’s OG Equipment silhouettes. Both models sport tan and light brown coloring with blue stitching as the contrast.

Nike LeBron 15 “Fruity Pebbles”

Nike

Release Date: March 30
Release Price:  $185 USD, available via select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike SNKRS

Nike Basketball heads back to 2006 with the LeBron 15. The famed “Fruity Pebbles” theme returns to the flexible Battle Knit upper in multi-colored fashion. Its midsole, logos and laces are done in white, while the translucent outsole brings everything together.

Parley x adidas Originals NMD City Sock

adidas

Release Date: March 30 via adidas.com & March 31 at global retailers
Release Price:  $220 USD

Parley and adidas Originals reunite for a new NMD_CS1. Parley’s love for the oceans bleeds through the model with a blue overlay and black based upper. Its BOOST cushioning and EVA inserts see white coloring, while its Primeknit is constructed using Parley Ocean Plastic™ yarn.

Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Vapormax

Sneaker Politics

Release Date: March 31
Release Price:  $250 USD, available via select Nike retailers such as Sneaker Politics

One of the sequels to “THE TEN” is ready to take the stage. The new Virgil Abloh x Nike Air VaporMax shares some minor adjustments to its 2017 predecessor. A translucent VaporMax unit, black Swoosh and extra blue laces are some of the minor tweaks to its deconstructed look. Returning details include its inverted packaging, red zip-tie and industrial-inspired branding on each medial side.

Air Jordan 11 Low “Easter”

Nike

Release Date: March 31
Release Price:  $175 USD, available at select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS

The Air Jordan 11 Low gets dressed up for the Easter holiday. It looks like your traditional “Concord” colorway, but its iridescent shine sets it apart from the 2014 release. A white leather upper and translucent outsole return to the silhouette, while emerald detailing can be found throughout.

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