The Animal Kingdom Stampedes Through This Week's Sneaker Releases
The competition continues.
Week after week, sneaker brands, known and unknown, release new models, colorways, collaborations and retros to stir 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 Safari
Nike’s Air Safari makes its return after originally launching in 1987. This iteration was initially dropped alongside the Air Trainer and will make its way back to shelves this month. Within its detailing you’ll find a familiar print that’s influenced classic models from Jordan Brand and the Air Max line.
Nike Zoom Fly SP “University Red”
Nike’s Zoom Fly SP adds another colorway option to its growing list. This time around, the lightweight runner adds white to its base with red detailing throughout. Its signature time stamp is placed on each heel’s lateral side, while the smaller Swoosh branding is shared on each toe area of the same side. The upper sees its traditional translucent material with red laces as the final touch.
Nike Flyknit Trainer “Cargo Khaki” & “Persian Violet”
Nike’s popular Flyknit Trainer runner just can’t stay away. Not too long ago, the favored black/white iteration dropped and it’ll soon be followed by “Cargo Khaki” and “Persian Violet” colorways. Both Flyknit uppers rest atop white midsoles and black rubber outsoles with Nike branding on the tongue, and lateral and medial sides.
Hender Scheme x adidas Originals
Release Date: March 16
Release Price: N/A, available via select retailers such as HBX
Hender Scheme moves away from its expected tonal look for its upcoming collaboration with adidas Originals. The drop adds the NMD_R1, Micropacer and Superstar silhouettes in familiar color schemes as Hender Scheme’s signature tan leather is subtly incorporated. Each handmade in Tokyo sneaker is accompanied by a replaceable hammer-in sole.
The Shoe Surgeon “Beast” Pack
Release Date: March 17
Release Price: N/A, available via The Shoe Surgeon’s official website
The Shoe Surgeon has been busy as of late with projects such as the LUX White Air Jordan 1, Pizza Hut’s Pie Tops 2.0 and the Jack Daniel’s-inspired Air Force 1. The custom work continues in the form of the forthcoming “Beast” Pack. The duo features the Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 3 with pony hair, python and Horween leather. Various animal prints are found throughout the paneling to ensure it being an instant head-turner.
atmos x Nike Air Max 1/95
Release Date: March 17
Release Price: $160 & $200 USD, available via select Nike Sportswear retailers, Nike SNKRS
This year’s Air Max Day celebration is set to be filled with a ton of must-have drops. The Swoosh’s collaboration with atmos comes back to join the fold with their collaborative Air Max 1 and 95. Each sneaker sees pony hair and numerous animal prints throughout their respective paneling. Red serves as the complementing color for the Air Max 1, while green is added to the Air Max 95.
adidas YEEZY Powerphase “Core Black”
The YEEZY Powerphase ”Core Black” colorway has seen some minor delays in releasing, but it’s now slated to drop this week. The minimal sneaker is the third installment to the model’s line following the Core White and Grey releases. Subtle gold Calabasas branding makes its way to the lateral side along with adidas’ nostalgic trefoil motif.
Air Jordan 10 “I’m Back”
Release Date: March 18
Release Price: $190 USD, available via select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS
Another week, another Jordan release. This time around, the Air Jordan 10 pays homage to Michael Jordan‘s return to the hardwood after a stint on the baseball field. White coats majority of the sneaker from the outsole to its upper, while its lacing system and inner lining is done in black. You’ll also find “I’m Back ” on the left heel tab with “3.18.1995” on the right in red, noting the press release shared to announced MJ’s historic return.