Travis Scott's Nike SB Dunk Ignites This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Accompanied by the colorful adidas YEEZY 700 MNVN, crisp Air Jordan 1 Retro High OGs with classic colorblocking, and more.

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As the march towards March and the warm embrace of spring continues, footwear brands are doing their best to turn up the temperature with a bevy of hot releases. This week’s expansive slate contains everything from collaborative skate kicks to updated tennis classics and basketball shoes, but before we get into the goodness, let’s make sure we’re all caught up on everything that went down over the last seven days.

Collaborators rule the day in today’s world of sneakers, and nobody fanned the (la) flames of hype over the past seven days more than Travis Scott. The furious footwear force made his kicks available via a raffle on his website, and accompanied them with a full skate-geared apparel collection. If you weren’t one of the lucky few who hit, check out a comprehensive store list for the full drop next weekend.

Moving from music to movies, HYPEBEAST sat down for an exclusive interview with actor/director/style-king Jonah Hill during adidas’s “World’s Best Career Day” in Chicago, in which he discussed his relationship with the Three Stripes, mentoring future filmmakers and his famous ‘fits. Finally, we were given a official look at Supreme’s divisive Air Force 1 collaboration and its heavily branded extra laces.

It can’t be an eventful week in sneakers without some noise from the ever-present Kanye West. ‘Ye followed up his triumphant truck procession from NBA All-Star Weekend by debuting a milky new colorway of the YZY BSKTBL Quantum. Elsewhere in the world of adidas, publisher TASCHEN announced an archival book that tells the Three Stripes’ story over the course of a whopping 357 silhouettes.

Moving from the Trefoil to the Swoosh, Nike’s ever-popular Air Force 1 Low and Blazer Mid both appeared in “Sketch” makeups with plenty of hand-scrawled style. Converse made some noise, with both Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God Essentials (Chuck 70 Hi) and fragment/Moncler (Chuck 70 Lo) showing off new takes on the Chuck 70. New Balance got in on the action, premiering Kawhi Leonard’s first-ever true signature silhouette.

Now that we’re all caught up, let’s go ahead and dive into a dozen of this week’s most dashing drops. Get all the details you need below, and for a full list of releases be sure to peep our Drops page when you’re finished.

GmbH x ASCIS GEL-Nandi 360 Pack

Release Date: February 26
Release Price: $180 USD
Where to Buy: Sneakersnstuff
Why You Should Cop: Continuing a potent partnership, Berlin-based GmbH and ASICS have offered two new takes on the GEL-Nandi, equipped with bold patent leathers and plenty of special details. “Khaki/Pink” brings vibrance by juxtaposing a military-style drab khaki upper with a cotton candy-colored pink outsole, and “Black/Khaki” tones things down a touch, offering a style that’s equal parts technical and combat-ready.

NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 “Hot Lava”

Release Date: February 26 (Nike Members)/February 29 (Global)
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Nike
Why You Should Cop: With three decades having passed since Andre Agassi made the Air Tech Challenge 2 “Hot Lava” legendary at Roland Garros, NikeCourt has decided it’s high time to resuscitate the Tech Challenge line. That striking revival has produced the Tech Challenge 20, a modern-day tennis silhouette with powerful tech and plenty of irreverent “Hot Lava” flair — just like the silhouette from 30 years ago that inspired it.

adidas 4D Run 1.0 “Core Black/Signal Coral”

Release Date: February 27
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: Foot Locker
Why You Should Cop: adidas‘s 4D Run 1.0 is already appealing from a cost-to-tech standpoint, but this “Core Black/Signal Coral” amps up its style considerably. With a digitally-printed mesh upper atop an “Aero Green” 3D-printed midsole, it’s equal parts high-tech performance shoe and striking lifestyle favorite. Although its release appears to be slightly staggered, most retailers are dropping on February 27.

adidas UltraBOOST PB Pack

Release Date: February 27
Release Price: $180 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: Touted as the fastest UltraBOOST yet, the adidas UltraBOOST PB combines a sleek single-layer mesh upper with signature full-foot BOOST comfort. Arriving in two technically geared styles, the UltraBOOST PB is a leap forward for high-level runners and weekend warriors alike, pushing adidas Running’s most popular line into its next generation.

Kiko Kostadinov x ASICS GEL-Kiril “Black”

Release Date: February 28
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Asphalt Gold
Why You Should Cop: After rolling out a GEL-Kiril “Cilantro” earlier in the month, Kiko Kostandinov and ASICS are now set to release a “Black” colorway. An original silhouette created by Kostadinov himself, the GEL-Kiril’s signature details are provided by its bold heel branding and latticed patent leather upper detailing, two embellishments that are presented in stark fashion here for a “less is more” look.

Air Jordan 5 Low Golf “Fire Red”

Release Date: February 28
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: Nike
Why You Should Cop: Although Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player to ever touch the hardwood, he loved to hit the links as well, and his Air Jordan 5 Low is making the switch with a “Fire Red” colorway. Adding circular golf spikes to the outsole while retaining a true-to-the-original “Fire Red” color scheme, these modified AJ5s land squarely in the fairway by providing an exemplary example of how to repurpose a classic design.

Reebok Answer V “Bethel” & Question Mid “Georgetown”

Release Date: February 28
Release Price: $140 USD (Answer V)/$150 USD (Question Mid)
Where to Buy: Reebok
Why You Should Cop: Allen Iverson’s path to NBA MVP and basketball lore has been well-documented, so Reebok is nodding to his days at Bethel High School and Georgetown University with Answer Vs and Question Mids. Taking on the signature color schemes of AI’s first squads, both shoes are crafted to represent formative moments in AI’s rise to superstardom.

adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 MNVN “Orange”

Release Date: February 28
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: In-Store
Why You Should Cop: Bold, vivid and heavily branded in a way we don’t normally see from Kanye West’s adidas YEEZY line, the YEEZY BOOST 700 MNVN “Orange” is a shoe that certainly makes a statement. With familiar YEEZY BOOST 700 midsoles, comfy BOOST cushioning and a brand-new blaze orange upper with a bold “700” graphic it’s a certified head-turner, but it’ll only be available in two major metropolises: Paris and Los Angeles.

Travis Scott x Nike SB Dunk Low “Cactus Jack”

Release Date: February 29
Release Price: $150 USD
Where to Buy: Select skateshops
Why You Should Cop: We’re not even a quarter of the way through 2020, but Travis Scott‘s Nike SB Dunk Low “Cactus Jack” is already being touted by many as one of the year’s best releases. With a patchwork-style upper, earthy color scheme, bold prints and tearaway detailing it’s perfectly in-line with the workmanlike-yet-intricate ethos of the rapper’s past Nike/Jordan collaborations. Its raffle release on Scott’s webstore last weekend caused a whirlwind of hype, and it’s set for a slightly more broad release at skateshops a week later.

Nike Air Max Fear of God 1 “String/The Question”

Release Date: February 28
Release Price: $350 USD
Where to Buy: Overkill
Why You Should Cop: After a Chicago-exclusive release for All-Star Weekend, Jerry Lorenzo’s Nike Air Fear of God 1 “String/The Question” is set to drop at select European stockists. Although you may not guess from its mix of FOG’s signature tan and black tones it’s inspired by the Reebok Question and Lorenzo’s favorite basketball player — Allen Iverson.

Blends x Vans Vault Epoch LX

Release Date: February 29
Release Price: $130 USD
Where to Buy: Blends
Why You Should Cop: The latest offering from a long-running partnership between Blends and Vans, this Vans Vault Epoch LX swaps out its signature “Flying V” graphic for a V constructed of Blends’ signature bones. This standout embellishment is also surrounded by materials like shaggy suede and supple leather, making for a classy yet still inherently punk iteration of a storied Vans silhouette.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Pine Green”

Release Date: February 29
Release Price: $160 USD
Where to Buy: Foot Locker
Why You Should Cop: With a crisp mix of tumbled black and green leather, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Pine Green” is a masterclass in how to re-work an original Air Jordan 1 colorblocking scheme. It’s also an ideal blend of old and new thanks to a bejeweled ball-and-wings collar logo and debossed leather tongue tag. The second AJ1 in the “Pine Green” series after 2018’s white/black/green colorway, this new style is sure to leap off shelves at an astounding pace.

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