Last week was filled with a few footwear reveals that already set the bar high for sneakers in 2019. Nike showcased its self-lacing Adapt BB in addition to its latest Air Max family member, the 720. Additional fashion houses shared what’s to come with Louis Vuitton’s forthcoming selection of footwear plus Heron Preston’s first-ever sneaker and second collaboration with the Swoosh.
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.
Nike LeBron 16 “Equality”
LeBron James’ Nike LeBron 16 “Equality” kicks off this year’s “BHM” selection from the Swoosh. Dressed in contrasting black and white, two mismatched pairs will be made available for fans of King James. This month’s release mirrors last year’s drop with a knitted upper and differentiates itself thanks to a translucent outsole. In addition, repeated “Equality” branding is place on each heel for the final touch.
Nike Kobe 1 Protro “81 Points”
On January 22, 2006, Kobe Bryant torched the Toronto Raptors in the Staples Center for 81 points. As a celebration, Nike is reviving the special colorway of the Black Mamba’s first Nike signature. Appropriately dubbed “81 Points,” Jalen Rose’s worst nightmare is back to haunt him and satisfy your sneaker needs.
Nike Air Max 270 ISPA
Nike’s fairly new Air Max 270 receives a quick overhaul. Its latest ISPA iteration gains influence from energy plastic fencing. The high-cut silhouette rests atop a rugged trail-ready outsole with a subtle cord fastening system presented on the heel.
Nike PG3 “NASA”
Paul George ushers in his third Nike signature sneaker – the PG 3 – with a “NASA” color scheme. Following a Sony-inspired selection of PG 2.5s, the Swoosh removes the line’s midfoot strap for a simpler look. The inaugural color scheme mirrors the Oklahoma City Thunder uniform with bright orange and blue throughout. In addition, you’ll find a few doses of silver, black and red which continue its space theme.
Air Jordan 5 “Laney”
Jordan Brand will expand its Laney-inspired selection with a new iteration of the Air Jordan 5. Originally launched back in 2000, its white-based version will be followed up by a “Varsity Royal/Light Charcoal-Varsity Maize” edition this month. Smooth nubuck coats the upper while the tongue’s Jumpman logo gets a chenille treatment.
Pharrell x adidas Originals “Chinese New Year Hu” Pack
adidas Originals‘ latest Chinese New Year-inspired offering turns the Crazy BYW and SolarHu Glide into good luck charms. Alongside Pharrell Williams, special odes to Chinese culture are expressed through red uppers with strong gold accents – a color combination known to bring happiness and good fortune.