Kanye Serves up YEEZY 500s for the Whole Family in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Collaborations from maharishi x Nike, NEIGHBORHOOD x Converse, size? x adidas, and much more also releasing.

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Over the past seven days in the footwear world, headlines have been mostly dominated by restocks and first looks.

Following an unannounced restock last Monday, adidas once again re-dropped its coveted YEEZY BOOST 700 OG “Wave Runner” over the weekend. On the other side of the field, Nike rereleased its auto-lacing Adapt BB in three different colorway options.

In terms of first looks, the rumored adidas UltraBOOST 2020 surfaced along with another Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 in “Yellow” and a red-hued Off-White™ x Nike Dunk Low. Furthermore, collaborations from Dragon Ball Z x adidas, KITH x ASICS and jeffstaple x Timberland are also set to arrive soon.

We were also given closer looks at the Nice Kicks x adidas UltraBOOST “Woodstock”, the Michael Lau x Nike SB Blazer Low “Salvator Michael,” as well as an official look at sacai’s newest collaboration with Nike.

Elsewhere, sneaker retailers are trying to elevate their shopping experiences, which has led Bergdorf Goodman and GOAT to collaborate on a rare sneaker installation for NYFW, while Saks Fifth Avenue updated its men’s shoe section, and Nike introduced its first footwear subscription service for kids, dubbed Nike Adventure Club.

Finally, we sat down with adidas to get the details behind the design and cultural impact of its latest streetball collection and we broke down why India could be the next big sneaker market.

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.

PSG x Air Jordan 1 Low

Release Date: August 20
Release Price: $110 USD
Where to Buy: Nike’s SNKRS app
Why You Should Cop: This understated take on the Air Jordan 1 Low is a must-cop for all Paris Saint-Germain fans out there.

Converse All Star Pro BB Archive Pack

Release Date: August 20
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Converse’s online store
Why You Should Cop: This marks the first time the All Star Pro BB model has been dressed in a pattern makeover. Be one of the first to rock these updated performance sneakers on the court.

Converse “Renew Denim” Pack

Release Date: August 22
Release Price: £75 GBP (approx. $90 USD) for the Ox Low; £80 GBP (approx. $96 USD) for the Chuck 70 Hi
Where to Buy: Select Converse stockists and online
Why You Should Cop: For those looking for more sustainable options, Converse has teamed up with UK-based vintage retailer Beyond Retro to repurpose old jeans into new sneakers. Since each pair of denim is unique, no two sneakers will be the same.

Nike Air Max 1 G NRG “Total Orange”

Release Date: August 22
Release Price: $140 USD
Where to Buy: nike.com
Why You Should Cop: Looking to elevate your golf style? Look no further than Nike’s latest Air Max 1 G NRG. Not only are they eye-catching, the sneakers are equipped with a performance-driven outsole to help keep you on top of your game.

maharishi x Nike Air Max 90 “maha Olive”

Release Date: August 22 via raffle, followed by an online release on August 30
Release Price: $150 USD
Where to Buy: maharishi flagship stores in New York and London
Why You Should Cop: Another sustainable sneaker option finds its way onto this week’s list. These exclusive Nike Air Max 90s are dressed in maharishi‘s signature “maha Olive” colorway and have been crafted from 100% organic cotton and even dyed with natural ingredients such as pomegranate and turmeric. Perfect for environmentally-conscious and fans of the London-based streetwear label.

size? x adidas Originals Archive Training PT “Blue/Green”

Release Date: August 23
Release Price: £85 GBP (approx. $103 USD)
Where to Buy: size? retailers and online
Why You Should Cop: adidas Originals has once again teamed-up with UK retailer size? on a limited-edition pair of Training PT runners. The archival silhouette has been updated with a modern colorway but retains its signature midsole. Fans who enjoy vintage models while still keeping on top of today’s trends will want to pick up a pair.

Air Jordan 12 “White/University Red”

Release Date: August 23
Release Price: $190 USD
Where to Buy: Nike’s SNKRS app
Why You Should Cop: Nike’s FIBA-Themed Air Jordan 12 “White/University Red” celebrates the international hooping tournament and its host country of China. Another must-have silhouette for all the basketball fans out there.

adidas YEEZY 500 “Bone White”

Release Date: August 24
Release Price: $200 USD for adults; $130 USD for kids; $100 USD for infants
Where to Buy: adidas web store, YEEZY SUPPLY and select retailers
Why You Should Cop: Enjoy the last remaining days of summer with a pair of clean white adidas YEEZY 500s. Sizing is also available for the whole family, so you can all look fresh together.

Sneakersnstuff x New Balance 577 “Grown Up”

Release Date: August 24
Release Price: $160 USD
Where to Buy: Sneakersnstuff’s web store and select locations across the world
Why You Should Cop: Crafted from tan suede and leather panels, these Sneakersnstuff x New Balance 577 are a perfect alternative for those looking for Hender Scheme vibes without that hefty price tag.

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5 “NYC”

Release Date: August 24
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Select Nike locations and nike.com
Why You Should Cop: Both tennis and basketball fans may take a liking to Nike’s hybrid silhouette that meshes Nick Kyrgios and Kyrie Irving‘s signature shoes into one. This special “NYC” edition pays homage to the 2019 US Open. So if you have seats to the event, make sure you’re rocking these on your feet.

UNDFTD x Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro Pack

Release Date: August 24
Release Price: $180 USD
Where to Buy: TBC
Why You Should Cop: Basketball fans will take a liking to the the pack which includes four different colorways that presumably represent Team Kobe members DeMar DeRozan, Devin Booker, Kyle Kuzma and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Additionally Kobe‘s soon-to-be-retired jersey numbers “8” and “24” are featured on the heels.

Nike Kobe AD NXT

Release Date: August 24
Release Price: $200 USD
Where to Buy: Select Nike retailers and nike.com
Why You Should Cop: The second sneaker to pay homage to Kobe this week is Nike‘s modified Kobe AD NXT. The updated model blends advanced technologies like Nike’s FastFit, QuadFit and REACT, and comes with a new traction pattern that’s been optimized for indoor courts. For those looking to up both their basketball and style game should look no further.

NEIGHBORHOOD x Converse All Star Chuck ‘70 & Jack Purcell Pack

Release Date: August 24
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Converse’s website and select stockists
Why You Should Cop: These blacked-out sneakers should resonate well with fans of Shinsuke Takizawa’s NEIGHBORHOOD label. Along with being perfect transitional footwear options for the upcoming fall season, a matching apparel collection will also be dropping alongside the collaborative sneakers to make sure you get that perfect head-to-toe look.

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