Sneaker Room's Nike Kyrie 7 "I Love You Mom" Pack Honors Mother Earth in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

The newest BAPE x Reebok capsule, Nike LeBron 9 “South Coast” and the adidas YEEZY 500 “Blush” are also hitting the shelves.

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Another week means that an entire new crop of fresh footwear releases are headed your way from some of your favorite brands such as Nike, adidas and Reebok, but before we break those down for you, let’s get you all caught up on all of the biggest news that popped up in the realm of sneakers last week.

HYPEBEAST’s weekly Sole Mates series was back on its regular schedule and continued with a feature on Indonesian hip hop artist RAMENGVRL about her love for the playful Nike Shox R4 TL. While we’re on the topic of Nike, the brand made several major headlines last week. The Beaverton-based company revealed that it was going to fire unvaccinated employees at hits corporate office, revealed a closer look at the Tom Sachs x NikeCraft “General Purpose Shoe,” unveiled the Nike Dunk Low “Barber Shop” in white and introduced Flyease tech for Kids with its new Dynamo Go shoe and Play Pack apparel. Jordan Brand had plenty to uncover as well such as official photos of the Air Jordan 1 “Dark Marina Blue,” Air Jordan 1 High Zoom CMFT “Purple Patent” and an early view of the Air Jordan 11 Low “Pure Violet.”

Shifting gears over to the adidas side of things, the Three Stripes and Kanye West made headlines for showing off the YEEZY 450 “Cinder” that will be styled with gradient uppers as well as a reflective Yeezy NSTLD Boot colorway. Other footwear offerings such as new adidas Y-3 Hicho colorways and more subtle-yet-clean iterations of the Response CL were revealed.

In terms of other brands, Reebok chimed in on the conversation by revealed a Question Mid “Dr. J” colorway and its newest collaborations with Maison Margiela. Dwyane Wade’ Li-Ning’s WOW “Futuristic” Essence 2 sneaker and Sandy Liang’s forthcoming Vans collaboration also popped up.

Now that you’re all updated on the latest in sneakers, browse through this week’s best releases here below. And when you’re finished, be sure to check out HBX for more footwear styles.

Nike LeBron 9 “South Coast”

Release Date: January 20
Release Price: $210 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS and Sneaker Politics
Why You Should Cop: After bringing new life to his iconic “Watch the Throne” colorway, LeBron James and his Swoosh family are set to revive another one of the King’s archival makeups this week: the Nike LeBron 9 “South Coast” colorway. Miami-friendly accents and graphics are what give these kicks its vivid appeal as you’ll find South Beach-inspired neon hits of blue and green on the exterior as well as pink interior lining and palm tree patterns on the inside.

BAPE x Reebok Instapump Fury/Club C

Release Date: January 21
Release Price: $150-200 USD
Where to Buy: Reebok
Why You Should Cop: BAPE and Reebok have reunited this year to form a captivating two-piece footwear capsule. Signature elements are delivered from both parties as Reebok provides its staple silhouettes of the Reebok Instapump Fury and the Club C to the table. The former sees BAPE ushering in its classic, multi-colored camo patterns across the base layer while the latter features angelic backdrops, contrasting stitching and BAPE’s recognizable star logo.

F-LAGSTUF-F x ASICS GEL-FUJITRABUCO 8 G-XT

Release Date: January 21
Release Price: $163 USD
Where to Buy: BEAMS
Why You Should Cop: After closing out 2020 with a GEL-PTG MT a Vintage collaboration, F-LAGSTUF-F and ASICS are joining hands once more to introduce a brand new GEL-FUJITRABUCO 8 G-XT. This forthcoming iteration is also supplied with beige upper halves and blacked out sole units and comes equipped with GORE-TEX lining across the uppers to keep your feet dry when encountering harsher weather conditions. Quarter panels and heels are devised with intricate zig zag patterns that spruce these up with more hiker-friendly flair.

adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Blue Tint”

Release Date: January 22
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: In 2022, the sneaker community is going to see a bevy of restocks carried out by Kanye West and adidas. One of the items that is being brought back to the fore this month is the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Blue Tint” colorway. This makeup was initially released in 2017, and it’s coming back with all of its original design cues including the icy uppers, pops of orange 350 branding and the ultra comfortable BOOST cushioning.

adidas YEEZY 500 “Blush”

Release Date: January 22
Release Price: $200 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: After making its debut during NBA All-Star Weekend 2018, the adidas YEEZY BOOST 500 ”Blush” is back for another public release. Resell prices for this makeup have steadily increased since its original launch date, but if you’ve been eyeing this makeup this will certainly be time to take advantage of its comeback. From top to bottom, the kicks are swathed in its titular shade, making for a versatile offering to add to your rotation.

Sneaker Room x Nike Kyrie 7 “I Love You Mom”

Release Date: January 22
Release Price: $175-250 USD
Where to Buy: Sneaker Room
Why You Should Cop: Sneaker Room founder Suraj Kaufman and Kyrie Irving are back for their fourth footwear “I Love You Mom” footwear collaboration. The two have formed a strong bond over the years as they can each relate to losing their mothers at an early age due to cancer, and this year, they’re honoring them yet again with a two-pronged capsule that pays homage to Mother Nature and its natural elements of earth, air, water and fire. Both pairs come mismatched with extra heaps of vivid color-blocking along with illustrated icons on the heels and heart patterns across the Swoosh logos.

Discord x Collegium Destroyer High “Blurple” Pack

Release Date: Raffle: January 24-28
Release Price: Free (Discord raffle giveaway)
Where to Buy: Discord
Why You Should Cop: Discord, the popular community communication platform, has been tapped to collaborate with Collegium to rework its Destroyer High silhouette. What both parties are calling the “Blurple” Pack includes two iterations, one of which is treated with purple accents while the other comes styled with hints of black. Discord’s signature slogan “Imagine a Place” along with its mascots Wumpus and Clyde adorn the vibrant insoles. The shoes will be free of cost, but will only be released via a raffle giveaway that’s hosted by Discord.

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