Kyrie & SpongeBob Serve up Nautical Nonsense in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Along with collabs from Kiko Kostadinov x ASICS, mastermind JAPAN x Suicoke, Eric Koston x Jordan, & more.

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To kick off the month of August, the biggest names in the sneaker industry are dropping some real heat this week, including Nike‘s highly-anticipated Kyrie Irving and SpongeBob SquarePants collaboration.

Before we get to this week’s best releases however, let’s take a look back at the biggest footwear headlines from the past seven days.

This weekend alone caused an Internet frenzy when adidas surprise-dropped previously-released YEEZY kicks as part of its “YEEZY Day” event. Over a period of 14-hours, fans and sneakerheads alike who caught Ls vented their frustrations on social media. Additionally, Kerby Jean-Raymond landed an Artistic Director role at Reebok, achieving yet another milestone in the young designer’s career.

Elsewhere, Nike’s third Stranger Things pack surfaced, which includes the Tailwind 79 — first dropped via BAIT’s exclusive San Diego Comic-Con hunt — along with a Cortez and Blazer Mid.

In terms of first looks, G-Dragon’s PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 “Para?Noise” surfaced, along with PUMA’s upcoming One Piece collaboration. We were also given closer looks at A-COLD-WALL*’s latest Nike Zoom Vomero +5, the adidas YEEZY 500 “Bone White,” and the rare fragment design x Air Jordan 3 sample.

Finally, we also took a look at how Japanese brand Suicoke is making men’s sandals cool again.

Now with a new week ahead of us, 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.

adidas Originals OZWEEGO & LXCON “Powered by the Past” Pack

Release Date: August 8
Release Price: $110 USD for the OZWEEGO; $120 USD for the LXCON
Where to Buy: adidas.com
Why You Should Cop: adidas has given its archival OZWEEGO and LXCON models a few contemporary updates, which should sit well for fans of both retro-turn-futuristic silhouettes. The pack also contains a bevy of colorway options, giving you ample of footwear choices for the remaining summer days.

Kiko Kostadinov x ASICS GEL-SOKAT INFINITY II

Release Date: August 8
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: ASICS.com, Dover Street Market and select stockists
Why You Should Cop: Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov updates ASICSGEL-SOKAT INFINITY II with a few exaggerated details. For those looking to push their sneaker game, these are for you.

KITH x Coca-Cola x Converse Chuck 70

Release Date: August 9
Release Price: $150 USD
Where to Buy: KITH retailers and kith.com
Why You Should Cop: The KITH x Coca-Cola x Converse Chuck 70 released two years ago as a Friends & Family edition. Now you’ll be able to finally purchase them yourselves.

Nike ACG React Terra Gobe “Black/Space Purple” and “Bright Crimson”

Release Date: August 9
Release Price: $149 EUR (approximately $167 USD)
Where to Buy: Select Nike retailers including sneakersnstuff.com
Why You Should Cop: These aggressive looking sneakers will take you from the harshest terrains to the city streets all in style. The silhouette also plays on the current hiking trend.

One Piece x PUMA CELL Endura

Release Date: August 9 at 11 a.m.
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: PUMA Japan’s site
Why You Should Cop: Fans of the manga One Piece will definitely want to cop these collaborative models. For those stateside, time to make some friends over in Japan if you want to avoid resell prices.

Nike Air Max 1 “Schematic” and “Sketch to Shelf”

Release Date: August 9
Release Price: $150 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike retailers
Why You Should Cop: Having already hit various markets around the world, those now located in the States will have a shot at copping these Air Max 1s inspired by Tinker Hatfield’s original illustrations.

Nike Shox BB4 “Metallic Silver”

Release Date: August 9
Release Price: $160 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike retailers
Why You Should Cop: The 20-year-old Shox tech gets a glossy makeover for the remaining summer days. Whether you decide to rock them on the basketball court or the street, the “Metallic Silver” finish will be sure to attract many admirers.

mastermind JAPAN x Suicoke KAW Sandal

Release Date: August 9
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Suicoke’s online store
Why You Should Cop: Suicoke has made men’s sandals cool again, and teaming up with frequent collaborator mastermind JAPAN has only aided in the cause. The latest collaborative release also plays on the trend of oversized branding.

Nike Air Max 95 LV8 “Grape Reverse”

Release Date: August 9 at 4 a.m. EST
Release Price: ¥18,360 JPY (approximately $173 USD)
Where to Buy: Nike.com
Why You Should Cop: Following the Air Max 95 LV8 “White/Court Purple” that dropped last week, Nike Japan is giving sneaker fans another summer-worthy option for their current rotation. Composed of various luxe textures, including grey snakeskin leather and suede, these sneakers give a textured look that’s seldom done properly.

Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low “UNC”

Release Date: August 10
Release Price: $110 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com, The Canteen and select Nike retailers
Why You Should Cop: Eric Koston‘s second Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low collab is dressed in the same “North Carolina Blue” color palette of Michael Jordan’s alma mater. This release should resonate with both sneaker and basketball fans around the world.

Paris Saint-Germain x Air Jordan 6

Release Date: August 10
Release Price: $190 USD
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike retailers
Why You Should Cop: Having already released in Europe, USA-based PSG fans will now have a shot at copping a pair of these coveted AJ6s.

SpongeBob Squarepants x Nike Kyrie 5 Pack

Release Date: August 10
Release Price: $130 USD for the Kyrie 5; $110 USD for the Kyrie Low 2
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike retailers
Why You Should Cop: The SpongeBob Squarepants x Nike Kyrie collection is hands-down one of the most-anticipated collabs of the summer. Having already surprise-dropped on Nike‘s SNKRS app on July 18, now is your second chance to cop the full lineup.

Nike “Script Swoosh” Pack

Release Date: August 10
Release Price: $170 USD for the Air Max 97; $160 USD for the Air Max Plus; $110 USD for the Air Force 1
Where to Buy: Nike.com and select Nike retailers
Why You Should Cop: As part of Nike’s “Evolution of the Swoosh” collection, which will spotlight different variations of Swooshes from the sportswear giant’s archives, the “Script Swoosh” pack includes an upgraded Air Force 1, Air Max Plus and Air Max 97 all dressed in Carolyn Davidson’s 1971 design. Nike fans will want to collect the entire lineup for a piece of history.

OFFSPRING x Converse Chuck 70 Pack

Release Date: August 10
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Selfridges London
Why You Should Cop: It’s been three years since Converse has teamed up with UK retailer OFFSPRING, making this silhouette one for the sneaker enthusiasts to get their hands on. This time around, the fan-favorites Chuck 70 High and Low will come with special edition velcro badges as well as a mystery pack.

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