ACRONYM & Nike Reunite in This Week's Footwear Drops

Plus adidas’s newly revealed KAMANDA.

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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 97 “CR7”

Nike

Release Date: April 24
Release Price:  $170 USD, available at select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike SNKRS

As an ode to Cristiano Ronaldo’s upbringing, Nike has cooked up a special Air Max 97 incorporating patchwork. The reconstructed upper is inspired by Ronaldo’s mom fixing the holes in his sneakers as a child, as a result of constantly playing on the pitch. Nicknamed “Portugal Patchwork,” you’ll find red on the upper complemented by gold accents throughout.

Nike Air VaporMax Plus

Release Date: April 26
Release Price:  $190 USD, available at select Nike retailers and Nike SNKRS

Nike’s Air VaporMax Plus is continuing its successful run of striking colorways. This time around, the Swoosh adds vibrant color transitions from heel to toe just in time for the spring/summer season. The Air Max Plus upper is fused with the sole unit of the Air VaporMax model to complete the futuristic hybrid.

Nike Air Force 1 Hi “Rude Awakening”

Nike

Release Date: April 26
Release Price:  $130 USD, available at select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike SNKRS

Nike’s “Art of a Champion” continues with its Air Force 1 High model. This special colorway honors Rasheed Wallace and his 2004 NBA Finals victory with the Detroit Pistons. Against the stacked Los Angeles Lakers, ‘Sheed contributed a stunning performance to help the Pistons hoist up the NBA Championship.

ACRONYM x Nike Air VaporMax Moc 2 “The Illusional ‘Ja”

Nike

Release Date: April 26
Release Price:  $225 USD, available at select Nike retailers and Nike SNKRS

The collaborative line between ACRONYM® and Nike delivers yet anoter colorway of the Air VaporMax Moc 2. Designer Errolson Hugh‘s industrial aesthetic is found through the model’s camo print and upgraded texture treatments, with volt and black making up the color combo.

Air Jordan 9 “Melo” (MOP)

Nike

Release Date: April 27
Release Price:  $190 USD, available at select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS

The Air Jordan 9 heads back to 2003 to honor Carmelo Anthony‘s short but illustrious time at Syracuse University. The colorway draws inspiration from Anthony’s Most Outstanding Player trophy for winning the NCAA tournament, with metallic gold accents and wood grain texture around its white upper.

adidas Originals KAMANDA

Release Date: April 28
Release Price:  $150 USD, available at select adidas retailers and adidas.com

adidas Originals welcomes a new model, dubbed the KAMANDA. Taking design cues from the SAMBA OG, you’ll find its inspiration lies within the Terrace movement of the ’80s and knack for soccer. The silhouette will make its debut in burgundy and black, both of which rest atop gum outsoles.

Air Jordan 1 “Pass the Torch”

Nike

Release Date: April 28
Release Price:  $145 USD, available at select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS

Also part of Nike’s “Art of a Champion”collection is the Air Jordan 1 “Pass the Torch.” This iteration sheds light on Kawhi Leonard‘s performance during the 2014 NBA Finals against LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Metallic silver is added to the upper to complement the contrasting black and white. A translucent outsole is incorporated to finish off this commemorative AJ1.

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