The Futuristic Y-3 RUNNER 4D II Takes the Spotlight in This Week's Footwear Drops

Along with collaborative silhouettes from Alife, Pharrell, HUMAN MADE, NEIGHBORHOOD and more.

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Last week in the world of footwear drops, a bevy of collaborative sneakers were offered up by Nike, adidas and ASICS. Joining in on the fun were artists Donald Glover and Steven Harrington, streetwear mainstays AMBUSH and Fear of God, and finally more upscale options from Hender Scheme, Vivienne Westwood and A Ma Maniére.

Marvel even got not one but two adidas capsules dedicated to its heroes (and super villain Thanos) which included a “Heroes Among Us” basketball collection and two special iterations of its SPEEDFACTORY adidas Made 4 series. Furthermore, A-COLD-WALL* dropped its Nike Zoom Vomero +5 exclusively online, while the adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 “Analog” failed to pull in big numbers.

Now with a new week ahead of us, we present the latest installment of our weekly 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.

BAPE x UGG Collaboration

Release Date: Available now
Release Price:  $350 USD for the sneakers and $250 USD for the slides
Where to Buy: BAPE flagships and bape.com
Why You Should Cop: Although many would find this to be a surprising team-up, the outcome is undeniably quite eye-catching. With a range that includes over-exaggerated midsoles and fur-lined slides, BAPE is helping to elevate UGG’s relevance in the streetwear scene and now you can join in on the movement.

HAVEN x Clarks GORE-TEX-Lined Wallabee Boots

Release Date: Available now
Release Price:  $300 USD
Where to Buy: HAVEN outposts and HAVEN’s online store
Why You Should Cop: Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and Wallabee fanatics, these reimagined GORE-TEX-lined Clarks Wallabee boots will provide wearers with both comfort and style.

NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas UltraBOOST Pack

Release Date: Available now
Release Price:  $200 USD
Where to Buy: Exclusively in Japan at NEIGHBORHOOD retailers
Why You Should Cop: Fans of both Shinsuke Takizawa and NEIGHBORHOOD will find any means to get their hands on a pair of these Japan exclusive adidas UltraBOOST models.

Alife x adidas Consortium Nizza Hi

Release Date: May 2 followed by a global release on May 11
Release Price:  $120 USD
Where to Buy: Alife’s New York outpost and webstore.
Why You Should Cop: The last time Alife tweaked an adidas Consortium sneaker was back in 2017. Two years later and the minimalist model sees the option of rocking special TPU wristbands inspired by club culture around the ankles; the wristbands can also be worn on the wrists, of course.

Y-3 RUNNER 4D II

Release Date: May 2
Release Price:  Approximately $600 USD
Where to Buy: Y-3 stores, y-3.com and select stockists
Why You Should Cop: Streetwear giants Y-3 and adidas have once again joined forces, this time around the latter’s 4D-printed sole. And as an added bonus, the latest silhouette is dressed in a spring-ready hue of “Bone” white.

HUMAN MADE x Pharrell x adidas Solar Hu Glide

Best Sneaker Releases: May 2019 Week 1 bape ugg haven clarks originals Y-3 RUNNER 4D II Y-3 yohji yamamoto nike new balance

HUMAN MADE/adidas

Release Date: May 3
Release Price:  TBA
Where to Buy: Exclusively at HUMAN MADE’s Kyoto store
Why You Should Cop: If you’re able to get your hands on a pair of these Japan-exclusive Solar Hu Glides, you’ll surely be the envy of many sneakerheads. And not only that, HUMAN MADE’s logo ditches its signature red colorway for a blue ensemble. Talk about rare.

Nikecourt Court Lite 2 “Pink Foam” and “White Sail”

Release Date: May 3
Release Price:  $75 USD
Where to Buy: Nike’s SNKRS app 10 a.m. EST
Why You Should Cop: It’s hard to beat this tennis sneaker’s $75 USD price point. What’s more is the silhouette comes in both a clean colorway and a more vibrant makeover, ensuring there’s something to fit everyone’s tastes.

Nike Metcon 4 XD “Patches”

Release Date: May 3
Release Price:  TBA
Where to Buy: Nike retailers and nike.com
Why You Should Cop: Equipped with removable military-inspired patches, this Metcon 4 XD will definitely add some flexibility  to your footwear rotation, allowing you to create your very own one-of-a-kind look. The various patches include vintage-style army emblems and Nike motifs.

 Kakao Friends x Hyunye x Vans Collection

Release Date: May 3
Release Price:  TBA
Where to Buy: Select Vans retailers, vans.com, and the Kakao Friends website
Why You Should Cop: This trifecta of a collab sees the California mainstay teaming up with two of Korea’s biggest cultural impacts: Kakao and artist Hyunye. Featuring bold colorways and the Kakao Friends reinterpreted by Hyunye, this collection will no doubt add a bit of liveliness to almost any outfit.

New Balance M1500PRT

Best Sneaker Releases: May 2019 Week 1 bape ugg haven clarks originals Y-3 RUNNER 4D II Y-3 yohji yamamoto nike new balance

43einhalb

Release Date: May 4
Release Price:  $200 USD
Where to Buy: Select New Balance retailers such as 43einhalb
Why You Should Cop: This graphic-heavy celebratory model marks New Balance 1500 Made In England‘s 30th anniversary, making it the perfect addition for any NB fan.

Air Jordan 4 Retro OG “Bred”

Release Date: May 4
Release Price:  $200 USD
Where to Buy: Nike’s SNKRS app
Why You Should Cop: This retro model celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 4 and marks the first time since 2012 that fans will be able to cop a proper Air Jordan 4 “Bred” with its signature detailing. Basketball fans will also be drooling over the sneaker’s colorway, which was sported by GOAT Michael Jordan during the 1989’s NBA Playoff game.

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