Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 "Powder Blue" Takes the Throne of This Week's Footwear Drops

Along with a new Converse x GOLF le FLEUR* collection and more.

By //Footwear 

Week after week the most popular and up-and-coming sneaker brands release new models, collaborations and retros in order to stir sneaker culture’s melting pot. The competition has risen over the years with the introduction of new technology and the use of influencers over time, thus presenting an even larger variety of selections for sneakerheads and casual shoppers alike.

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. Take a look at the list below and let us know what launches you’re looking forward to.

Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 “UNC”

Nike

Release Date: May 30
Release Price:  $190 USD, available at select Nike retailers

Following a surprise drop on Nike’s SNKRS app, the next installment of the Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 is set to drop. The UNC-inspired edition shares “Powder Blue” on its deconstructed overlay with white underlays. “AIR” returns to the midsole with further industrial branding found on each medial side. Signature Off-White™ nods return through its red zip-tie, shifted logos and unfinished look. The release has been shared on numerous Nike calendars worldwide with another stateside drop still pending.

adidas ALPHAEDGE 4D

adidas

Release Date: May 31
Release Price:  N/A, available via adidas App exclusive to the UK

Revealed towards the end of May, adidas shared the ALPHAEDGE 4D sneaker. The Three Stripes takes another step into the future thanks to its construction process using “Digital Light Synthesis.” Available in the UK for the first time, the midsole is a single component featuring precisely engineered zones that addresses the different needs of each athlete. This structure provides additional cushioning, propulsion, stability and comfort in key areas depending on the build and activity of the wearer. The upper of the shoe is as lightweight and functional as you’d expect, with TPU-coated fibers designed to provide comfort and durability.

Nike LeBron Soldier 1

Nike

Release Date: May 31
Release Price:  $150 USD, available vis select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike SNKRS

Nike Basketball heads back to 2007 with this launch. As a part of its “Art of a Champion” collection, the Swoosh will welcome back LeBron James‘ first Soldier model. The special colorway honors King James’ dominant performance in Game 5 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals. Facing the Detroit Pistons he managed to score 29 of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ final 30 points, including all 18 of their points in the game’s overtime period.

adidas Crazy BYW “Bright Red”

adidas

Release Date: June 1
Release Price:  $170 USD, available via select adidas retailers

adidas’ Crazy BYW is back with a new flavor. This time around the basketball-inspired model takes on a black base with “Bright Red” accents. Its BOOST cushioning returns in white to match the outsole unit. The aforementioned shade of red is found on its heel tab as a small touch of flair.

Nike Air Max 1 OG (White/University Red)

Nike

Release Date: June 1
Release Price:  $140 USD, available via select Nike Sportswear retailers

Another OG returns in the Air Max 1. One of Nike‘s most iconic models makes another comeback to kick off June. Making its way back in White/University Red, its construction remains intact thanks to its visible Air Max unit in the heel in addition to branding found on the tongue and heels. Nike’s Swoosh logo is placed on the lateral and medial sides as the final touch to the Tinker Hatfield-designed sneaker.

Converse x GOLF le FLEUR* “Two-Tone Uno” Collection

Release Date: June 1
Release Price:  $100 USD, available at select Converse retailers, Golf Wang Stores, Converse.com and Golfwang.com

Converse and Tyler, the Creator are back with another collection. This time around the latest Converse x GOLF le FLEUR* welcomes a new “Two-Tone Uno” collection. Pink/Orange, Red/Blue, Light Blue/Pink and Purple/Green make up the color choices as flower designs return throughout the model. Premium suede is found along each upper with an all-over floral print place on each outsole unit.

Nike REACT Vapor Street Flyknit “Pure White”

Nike

Release Date: June 1
Release Price:  $180 USD, available at select Nike retailers and SNKRS

One of Nike‘s most eye-catching runners gets dipped in “Pure White” for the spring/summer. The Swoosh’s REACT Vapor Street Flyknit shares white on its Flyknit upper and REACT cushioning as wolf grey is used on the Swoosh branding found on the lateral and medial sides. Its lacing system is kept simple as it’s woven through Nike’s signature Dynamic Flywire cables for an adjustable and secure fit.

New Balance “Caviar and Vodka” Pack

Release Date: June 2
Release Price: N/A, available via New Balance’s web store and NB retailers worldwide.

New Balance gets fancy with its new “Caviar & Vodka” pack. The drop features a trio of “Point Nine” hybrids of the 770, 1500 and 991 silhouettes. Premium materials are used on each respective sneaker with the 770 hosting a vodka-inspired white colorway and the 991 welcoming a rich brown/black leather theme. The 1500 shares black, gold and black throughout as an ode to caviar tins.

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ConverseNike Air Max 1adidasNew BalanceLeBron JamesJordan BrandNike SportswearConverse One StarTyler the CreatorVirgil AblohAir Jordan 1Off WhiteGolf le FleurNike LeBron Soldier 1adidas Crazy BYWadidas AlphaEDGE 4DNike REACT Vapor Street Flyknit

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