Virgil Abloh Challenges Anna Wintour in This Week's Footwear Drops

This week will also see a capsule from WTAPS & Vans Vault, as well as a special A Kind of Guise x adidas UltraBOOST.

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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.

Air Jordan 1 High Zip AWOK

Nike

Release Date: July 23
Release Price:  $220 USD, available at select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS

Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour connects with Jordan Brand to give the Air Jordan 1 a suitable makeover. Delivered in University Red and Sail color options, the reworked Jordan 1s welcome ultra-soft leather uppers with metallic zipper closures. Each pair is complemented by an “Edited by Vogue” hangtag.

Nike Air Max Deluxe WMNS (Midnight Navy/Laser Orange-Persian Violet)

Nike

Release Date: July 26
Release Price:  $180 USD, available at select Nike Sportwear retailer and Nike SNKRS

The highly anticipated return of the Nike Air Max Deluxe is quickly approaching. The release kicks things off in a Midnight Navy/Laser Orange-Persian Violet colorway. The neoprene upper combines the aforementioned colors with an iridescent heel tab that collectively rest atop a full length Air Max unit.

size? x Vans Style 36 “Patchwork”

size?

Release Date: July 27
Release Price: £70 GBP (approximately $92 USD), available via the size? Previews app and in all size? stores

Following a series of pony hair-accented Style 36 sneakers, retailer size? continues reworking  the Vans Style 36 silhouette with another exclusive release. Dubbed “Patchwork,” the new model references the “Factory Floor” drop seen earlier this year, sans clashing patterns.

Off-White™ x Nike Air Presto (Black)

Nike

Release Date: July 27
Release Price:  $160 USD, available via selection Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike SNKRS

Another Nike x Off-White™ sequel makes its debut in the Air Presto. The black colorway kicks things off with a white iteration to follow up in August. This week’s release sees an all-black edition of last year’s original done in Black/Black-Muslin. Its original design remains intact thanks to its deconstructed look executed by shifted tongue logos, “AIR” stamp on its heel strap, Swoosh logo with contrast stitching and signature red zip-tie.

Nike Kyrie 4 “Triple Black”

Nike

Release Date:  July 27
Release Price:  $120 USD, available via select Nike Basketball retailers

Initially thought to be released on July 14, Nike’s Kyrie 4 receives a “Triple Black” makeover. Engineered mesh makes its way onto the upper with the sneaker’s signature branding returning to the tongues in addition to the lateral and medial sides. Lastly, subtle marble detailing is added to the rubber outsole to complete the Nike Kyrie 4’s “Triple Black” look.

Air Jordan 10 “Light Smoke”

Nike

Release Date: July 28
Release Price:  $190 USD, available via select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS

Initially expected to launch on July 21, Jordan Brand has pushed back the launch of its Air Jordan 10 “Light Smoke” to this week. The stat-boasting silhouette incorporates grey along majority of its upper with black and white speckles. The striped outsole sees contrasting black and white with black added to the ankle entry and laces.

A Kind of Guise x adidas UltraBOOST

A Kind of Guise

Release Date: July 28
Release Price:  Approximately $250 USD, available via in-store and online at AKOG’s webstore

The adidas UltraBOOST sees yet another collaboration, this time from the likes of A Kind of Guise. The UltraBOOST collective returns with help from the Munich-based label with inspiration from lemon groves and the Mediterranean coastline, resulting in a beige Primeknit upper with a raised wave pattern and yellow Continental rubber outsole.

WTAPS x Vans Vault Capsule

Release Date: July 28
Release Price: $58–$178 USD, available via select Vans Vault retailers

Longtime co-conspirators Vans Vault and WTAPS are set to reunite for a new collection of elevated skate shoes and matching apparel. Included in the capsule are: two pairs of a blacked-out Sk8-Hi LX embroidered with orange or blue-hued flames on either side, the Half Cab LX in a gray digital camouflage print, a duo of Era LX models with black midsoles and matching or navy suede on the forefoot and heel paneling, and two Old Skool LX pairs in a blend of green or navy canvas and suede detailing.

Lastly, the 13-piece capsule includes a selection of tops — a Torrey jacket, a hoodie and a number of long-sleeve tees — and a durable duffel bag.

Nike Air Flightposite (Dark Neon Royal)

Nike

Release Date: July 28
Release Price: $200 USD, available via select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike SNKRS

Nike digs into its basketball vault to welcome back its Air Flightposite silhouette. Black neoprene connects with a Foamposite upper in the same “Dark Neon Royal” colorway made famous by Penny Hardaway and the Air Foamposite One. The model rests on a translucent outsole and sees a black Swoosh logo with its outline done in Dark Neon Royal.

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