Nike's AF1 "GORE-TEX" Pack Preps Us for Winter in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Along with a new Nike FOG 1, Missoni x adidas, Aries x New Balance, the Curry 7, and more.

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Another Monday and another week jam-packed with a myriad of footwear releases, from trail runners to performance basketball sneakers. But, before we dive into this week’s drops, let’s have a look back at the previous seven days of footwear news.

Last week was dominated by not one, not two, but three shake-ups on the executive floor of the industry. The week started with news of adidas executive Eric Liedtke announcing his departure from the sportswear giant. Eric is mostly associated with bringing Kanye West aboard. A day later, Under Armour revealed that its founder, Kevin Plank, would be stepping down from his role as CEO; then the final bombshell hit when it was announced that Nike’s Mark Parker would hand over his CEO duties to John Donahoe.

Elsewhere, the worlds of sneakers and gaming collided yet again, as Call of Duty announced a new partnership with adidas Originals, while NBA 2K20 teamed up with Nike for a special LeBron 17 release.

We also received a first look at some new YEEZY slides, a Lance Mountain-inspired AJ1 Low, and the return of Nike’s Air Max Plus 3 silhouette. Lastly, HYPEBEAST editors got together to list out their favorite boots for winter.

Now, with last week out of the way, we present the latest installment of our weekly footwear drops list, showcasing what’s to come from your favorite footwear brands. Take a look at the list below and let us know what releases you’re looking forward to.

Nike LeBron 7 “Red Carpet”

Release Date: October 29
Release Price: $200 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike stockists, like Overkill
Why You Should Cop: One of LeBron’s more popular signature sneakers is returning in a fan-favorite colorway 10 years after its original release; here’s your chance to make up for lost time.

Missoni x adidas PulseBoost HD

Release Date: October 29
Release Price: $199 USD
Where to Buy: adidas.com and select adidas stockists, like SNS
Why You Should Cop: Missoni finally steps away from its longstanding partnership with Converse, to drop an adidias Running collab. It’s a nice, faster change of pace for the Italian brand.

Aries x New Balance 991

Release Date: October 29
Release Price: $249 USD
Where to Buy: Select New Balance stockists, like SNS
Why You Should Cop: Another colorful, sportswear-inspired Aries x NB collaboration; both pairs and their wonderful color-blocking will be a favorite in your rotation, for sure.

Air Jordan 12 “Reverse Taxi”

Release Date: October 31
Release Price: $190 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike stockists
Why You Should Cop: A remake we didn’t know we wanted, the “Reverse Taxi” is the right balance of black and white on the cult-classic sneaker.

Nike SB Dunk Low “Night Of Mischief”

Release Date: October 31
Release Price: $90 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike stockists, like SNS
Why You Should Cop: Having hit a few roadblocks, this Halloween-themed Dunk is finally releasing, and while it’s a bit playful in its design, you’ll regret passing on these come next Night of Mischief.

Nike Air Force 1 Low “Shibuya”

Release Date: October 31 and November 1
Release Price: ¥12,100-15,400 JPY (approx. $111-142 USD)
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike Japan stockists
Why You Should Cop: The first comes inspired by the Shibuya Halloween tradition where citizens clean up the streets with orange bags, while the next two pay tribute to the city’s vast subway network. Both are perfect for lovers of the Japanese metropolis.

Nike Air Force 1 “GORE-TEX”

Release Date: November 1
Release Price: $149-199 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike stockists, like SNS
Why You Should Cop: GORE-TEX-constructed sneakers have never been so in. If you’re an AF1-head living in the Northeast, any of these should be in your winter rotation.

New Balance Trail Hierro V5 “Yellow”

Release Date: November 1
Release Price: $119 USD
Where to Buy: NewBalance.com and select New Balance stockists, like SNS
Why You Should Cop: A trail runner with superior traction that’ll look even better on city pavement.

Nike Air Force 1 Low 07 LV8 “What The LA”

Release Date: November 1
Release Price: $130 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and Nike stockist, like SNS
Why You Should Cop: Inspired by Los Angeles and its sports franchises, you should want these if you’re an LA resident or a fan of one of its clubs, otherwise, sit this one out.

Rockman x ASICS Tiger GEL-BND

Release Date: November 1
Release Price: ¥12,000 JPY (approx. $110 USD)
Where to Buy: Select ASICS Tiger stockists, like BILLY’S Tokyo
Why You Should Cop: Mega Man is better known as Rockman in the great nation of Japan, so Japanese sneakerheads, if you’re fan of the Capcom franchise, these simple beauties are a must.

Under Armour Curry 7 “UNDRTD”

Release Date: November 1
Release Price: $140 USD
Where to Buy: UnderAmour.com and select UA stockists
Why You Should Cop: UA’s Curry line has been a strong on-court performer, so there’s no reason this ultra-comfortable iteration doesn’t deserve a wear-test.

Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Oatmeal”

Release Date: November 2
Release Price: $350 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike stockists
Why You Should Cop: The Nike Fear of God 1 has been a popular model over the last year-plus, and here it is, months after a bright yellow drop, releasing in an earthy-hue for the fall/winter season.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Fearless”

Release Date: November 2
Release Price: $160 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike stockists
Why You Should Cop: This mash-up features both the “Chicago” and “UNC” colorways in glossy patent leather. Sure, they’re not the most complementing colorways, but this pair does nod to MJ’s 2009 Hall of Fame speech, where he stated, “Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”

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