Black Friday Releases From Nike, adidas and More Hit the Market in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Collabs, new signature basketball shoes and more — it’s an unquestionably busy week in the world of footwear.

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Thanksgiving is upon us, and sneaker lovers the world over have plenty to be grateful for this season: desirable collaborations, new silhouettes and compelling colorways are all set to arrive to market over the course of the week as part of Thanksgiving/Black Friday’s annual madness. There’s something for everyone dropping this week, but plenty went down over the last seven days as well — so let’s get up to speed before we fully immerse ourselves in Black Friday footwear.

Several of the footwear industry’s most notable collaborative partners announced, previewed and teased new projects. G-Dragon’s Nike Air Force 1 “Para-Noise” made a sizable impact with sneakerheads showing off the layered detailing on their pairs. Supreme’s next Nike project was revealed: two styles of the Air Cross Trainer 3, a resoundingly random silhouette from Nike’s ’90s archives. KITH frontman Ronnie Fieg also presented an Air Force 1 collaboration — his brand’s first-ever take on the beloved silhouette.

Not to be outdone, Sean Wotherspoon also provided more info on his three-way GEL-Lyte III collaboration with ASICS and atmos. The ever-present Kanye West took a break from presenting religious-tinged operas to make some noise in the world of footwear, thanks to rumored adidas YEEZY release dates for December, and we were given a detailed look at CLOT and fragment’s silk-equipped Air Force 1. Looking at co-created efforts through a different lens, HYPEBEAST explored the methods behind Vans’ ever-impressive collaborative output in a new editorial piece as well.

Basketball fans got their fill with a healthy dose of hoops-adjacent news too. Rising star D’Angelo Russell of the Golden State Warriors inked a deal with Li-Ning’s Way of Wade sub-brand, becoming the first hooper signed to the company by Dwyane Wade himself. LeBron James’s Nike LeBron 17 “Win-Win” — thought by many to be another collaboration with Harlem Fashion Row — had its true inspiration revealed, and Jordan Brand gifted its NBA athletes an ultra-rare Air Jordan 4 “Dress Code” PE, perfect for any and all pregame entrances. Nike also invested in a sustainable footwear company dubbed HandsFree Labs, furthering the mission it started with its FlyEase silhouettes.

Elsewhere, a former designer at YEEZY started a sustainable footwear brand aptly named ILYSM, making a sock sneaker and priced at a budget-conscious $99 USD. On the more expensive end of the spectrum, another ultra-rare original Nike Moon Shoe was presented by Goldin Auctions, with a staggering starting bid of $100,000 USD. Gucci and Balenciaga released new versions of the popular Rhython and Triple-S, respectively, and the ever-popular New Balance 993 was brought back in two made-in-the-USA colorways.

Caught up? Good. Let’s see what Thanksgiving, Black Friday and the rest of the week have in store for us.

Louis Vuitton LV408 Trainer High “New York”

Release Date: November 25
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Louis Vuitton’s New York pop-up
Why You Should Cop: The first shoe to release as part of Virgil Abloh‘s city-exclusive LV408 collection, these high-end high tops feature a unique luggage tag — enabling you to add a healthy dose of jet-setting flair to your footwear rotation.

Nike Sportswear “Time Capsule” Collection

Release Date: November 27
Release Price: $130-$160 USD
Where to Buy: Nike and FootLocker.com
Why You Should Cop: Who doesn’t love a history lesson? This pack takes multiple Nike Sportswear classics and equips them with a mix of retro motifs and bold color palettes.

Nike SB Dunk High “Space Jam”

Release Date: November 27
Release Price: $110 USD
Where to Buy: BSTN
Why You Should Cop: Nike SB‘s latest amalgamation of hoops and skate brings the elegant style of the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” to you in a board-ready manner.

Nike Sportswear “Dunk It” Collection

Release Date: November 27
Release Price: $130-$160 USD
Where to Buy: Nike and FootLocker.com;
Why You Should Cop: These kids-sized kicks draw their bright colors and bold patterns from ’90s Nike Sportswear ads. Essentially, they’re a fresh design and a miniature history lesson rolled into one.

Nike Air Max 720 ISPA

Release Date: November 28
Release Price: $210 USD
Where to Buy: Nike
Why You Should Cop: An official global release after select retailers debuted the silhouette in September, the 720 ISPA‘s is beefed up for the winter and presents a look you can’t ignore with its React Element-style rubber rivets.

Nike ISPA Joyride Envelope

Release Date: November 28
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Nike
Why You Should Cop: Nike Joyride tech is plenty interesting on its own, but ISPA is taking it a step further with the Joyride Envelope, a silhouette with an upper that can be folded in two different fashions for a customizable look.

Nice Kicks x adidas Consortium UltraBOOST “The Encore”

Release Date: November 29
Release Price: $200 USD
Where to Buy: Nice Kicks
Why You Should Cop: Because who wouldn’t want to go back to Woodstock? These music festival-inspired UltraBOOSTs are the second act of Nice Kicks‘ music-festival themed UB collaboration, switching out the original pair’s airy white accents for stark black hits. Plus, who doesn’t love a gum sole?

Slam Jam x Nike Blazer Mid “Class of 77”

Release Date: November 29
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Slam Jam
Why You Should Cop: A masterful mix of materials and alternate branded hits, this Nike Blazer is a color-flipped fall follow up to Slam Jam’s white and black Blazer that released to widespread acclaim at the top of the year

adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 “Black”

Release Date: November 29
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: One of the most popular adidas YEEZY releases of the year, the YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 “Black” is restocking for Black Friday. Second chances this good don’t come around often — be sure to take advantage..

adidas Dame 6 “Ruthless”

Release Date: November 29
Release Price: $110 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: The latest model in Damian Lillard‘s signature adidas Basketball line, the Dame 6 features Lightstrike cushioning and meaningful colorways that tell the story of the man behind the shoes.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Bloodline”

Release Date: November 29
Release Price: $160 USD
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: A new take on the most popular Air Jordan silhouette in the world today, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Bloodline” looks back to a memorable 1985 ad for its fresh-yet-familiar colorway

UBIQ x adidas Crazy BYW 2.0 X “Sister Cities”

Release Date: November 29
Release Price: $170 USD
Where to Buy: UBIQ
Why You Should Cop: Philly-based UBIQ looks to Korea for inspiration on this new collaboration, full of hi-vis reflective 3M detailing and Korean text.

NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas Consortium UltraBOOST collection

Release Date: November 29
Release Price: $200 USD
Where to Buy: Sneakersnstuff
Why You Should Cop: NEIGHBORHOOD‘s signature stark stylings stand out on the UltraBOOST’s stark silhouette, making for winter-ready designs that can easily be carried into the summer.

Sour Patch Kids x Under Armour Curry 7

Release Date: November 29
Release Price: $140 USD
Where to Buy: Under Armour
Why You Should Cop: Arriving in both “Lime” and “Peach” flavors, Steph Curry‘s latest kicks are both sweet and sour, with potent performance to back up the striking stylings inspired by his favorite snack.

UNDERCOVER x Nike React Boot & Air Max 720

Release Date: November 30
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Nike
Why You Should Cop: A combination of React cushioning with a high-cut boot silhouette and a fit system borrowed from the Air Pressure? Sign us up for the React Boot. UNDERCOVER has also given the Air Max 720 what may well be its most compelling style yet, thanks to three fresh colorways.

Air Jordan 11 “Metallic Silver”

Release Date: November 30
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Glittering and glistening with its silver accents, these Air Jordan 11s are a women’s exclusive, but the sparkling stylings will be available in men’s sizes too, thanks to an extended size run.

nanamica x Reebok Club C “Alien Stomper”

Release Date: November 30
Release Price: $110 USD
Where to Buy: nanamica
Why You Should Cop: LT Ellen Ripley would surely approve of this bold nanamica x Reebok collaboration, which combines the Alien Stomper with the Club C for a hybrid style.

Maison Château Rouge x Air Jordan 1 Mid

Release Date: November 30
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: French brand Maison Château Rouge has added a healthy dose of Parisian flair to the red-hot Air Jordan 1 Mid, making for a timely collaboration — and one of the most interesting designs out of the expansive “Fearless Ones” collection.

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