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.
adidas SPEEDFACTORY AM4BJK
Limited to 300 pairs, adidas hits the SPEEDFACTORY once more to produce a runner that proves high-quality flexibility, versatility and cushioning should not be compromised. “Cloud white” and “shock blue” join forces along the textile knit upper, supported by a Stretchweb outsole and SPEEDFACTORY floating Torsion bar.
Air Jordan 3 JTH
Release Date: August 28
Release Price: $200 USD, available via select Jordan Brand retailers
The latest Air Jordan 3 reworked alongside Justin Timberlake is dressed in a premium tan suede that’s accented by raw leather laces, matching perforated and smooth leather overlays, and a 3M reflective Swoosh, while a black elephant print provides a contrasting element.
adidas Continental 80
The adidas Continental 80 is back in a pair of new colorways: its soft tumbled leather is dipped in “Semi Frozen Yellow” and “Clear Pink” with adidas’ trefoil branding added to the tongue, heel and lateral sides. The model’s signature red and navy sidestripe also appears on each side for the final design touch.
Following the YUNG-1 model, the YUNG-96 sees two new colorways in ”Cloud White/Core Black-Off White” and “Cloud White/Cloud White-Crystal White.” The old school runner and its layered upper mixing mesh and nubuck rests atop a thick sole unit as a homage to the past.
Nike Zoom Fly SP
Dubbed “Orewood Brown” and “Obsidian Mist,” these two pairs of the Nike Zoom Fly SP feature hits of icey blue or warm yellow throughout their lightweight construction. Lunarlon foam adds comfort to the midsole, while a carbon-infused nylon plate embedded in the outsole increases durability and resilience.
Supreme x Nike SB Gato
Originally developed by Nike for its football athletes, the low-top Gato sneaker incorporates stitched calfskin leather paneling and quilted detailing for a snug fit. On this particular capsule, you’ll find a Cushlon midsole for premium comfort, side panels that seemingly shift colors, gum outsoles, and dual-branded tongue tags for both Supreme and Nike SB. Lastly, bold “WORLD” and “FAMOUS” callouts are found on the heels.
Under Armour UA Forge 96
Originally mistaken for A$AP Rocky‘s inaugural sneaker collaboration with Under Armour, the fad-aligned UA Forge 96 is just the beginning for the UA Sportstyle category. The inaugural colorway sees shades of grey across its upper, with black, red and blue accents throughout. Topping off the design is minimal branding on the tongue and heel portions.
Nike Air VaporMax Light 2 WMNS
The Frankensteinian Air VaporMax Light 2 hybrid features a high-top boot profile with a sock-like fit. The knitted upper includes graphic leather overlays that fuse boot characteristics with modern elements, such as the semi-VaporMax sole unit. The “Black/White” version offers a bold, high-contrast look, while the all-black colorway appears a bit more versatile.
Nigel Sylvester x Air Jordan 1 Hi OG NRG
Release Date: September 1
Release Price: $180 USD, available at select Jordan Brand retailers
Sail, white and varsity red are seen throughout Nigel Sylvester‘s BMX-ready Air Jordan 1. Details include reflective Swooshes for biking at night, “Jordan Biking Co., Est. 2017” on its inner collar, handmade scuff marks, a mini Swoosh on the lateral toe box and a deconstructed logo and double-debossed WINGS on each lateral side.