Concepts Dishes Up Its Nike SB Dunk Low "Orange Lobster" in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

CPFM’s Nike Flea 1, Drake’s NOCTA x Nike AF1, Philllllthy’s adidas NMD S1 and more are also being served.

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Another exciting year of footwear releases is almost over. However, November still has a few gems hitting shelves before its end. Nike, adidas, Reebok and more see placement in this week’s best drops. Before we dive into the chaos, let’s take a primer on last week’s top headlines.

HYPEBEAST continued its Sole Mates series with an entry from Bristol Studio co-founder Luke Tadashi, discussing his love for the Air Jordan 13, the intersection of basketball and high-fashion influences and more. Jordan Brand also came into discussion as we saw the surfacing of customers receiving pairs of the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Lost & Found” with mold at the collar. As for the Jumpman’s release news, Nike officially revealed the Air Jordan 2 “Chicago.” First looks at the Air Jordan 11 Low “Cement Grey,” Air Jordan 4 SE Craft “Photon Dust” and Air Jordan 5 “Mars for Her” also popped up, adding to the list of exciting releases scheduled for 2023.

Looking at Nike itself, its collaborative partner Tom Sachs made headlines with the Swoosh as on-foot shots of a new NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe colorway popped up, further backing the artist’s commitment to accessibility for the series. Additional collaborations with the brand include an on-foot look at the Run the Jewels x Nike SB Dunk High, Yoon Ahn’s reveal of AMBUSH’s Nike Air Force 1 Low in blue and LeBron James’ Nike LeBron 20 “South Beast.”

Despite the departure of Ye from the Three Stripes, adidas still flexes its collaborative muscle with ease as it continues to lean on its expansive list of partners. First off, the brand’s Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny has now targeted the Campus as his latest sneaker to breathe new life into. Adding to this, Pharrell Williams’ contributions to adidas now involve a Humanrace edition of the classic Samba sneaker, releasing with complementary apparel options. INVINCIBLE also returned with yet another three-way collaboration with the Three Stripes, this time featuring Japanese concept store DAYZ on the Campus 80. The adidas Originals team then rounded out the week with its new Puffylette slip-on in a “Fake Printed” pack that sees prints of iconic adidas Originals silhouettes covering the shoe’s upper.

Elsewhere in the footwear world, popular New Balance collaborators JJJJound and Salehe Bembury were in the headlines with the JJJJound x New Balance 990v3 “Montréal” hitting shelves exclusively in the city and a closer look at Bembury’s upcoming New Balance 990v2 colorway. Dr. Martens saw its iconic 1460 and 1461 embellished with Swarovski crystals while NEEDLES reconnected with Vault by Vans to present a part-Era, part-Slip-On two-in-one sneaker to complete this week’s top stories.

Now that you’re caught up, browse through this week’s top releases below and check out what’s available now via HBX.

Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike Flea 1

Release Date: November 29
Release Price: $190 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: A unique take on the growing trend of sneakers designed to be customized, CPFM’s Nike Flea 1 will catch eyes no matter where you wear them. Whether they be looks of holiday joy or plain confusion, anyone rocking this pair is in for a serving of attention. Aside from that, collectors are offered the opportunity to add a piece that’s unlike anything the Swoosh has released before. Lastly, the pair is simply a fun way to celebrate the holiday season with its Grinch-like qualities.

Philllllthy x adidas NMD S1

Release Date: November 30
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: While the adidas NMD line isn’t the dominating force it was when splashing onto the scene in 2015, the Three Stripes have breathed new life into the concept with its elevated NMD S1 silhouette. Further propelling the sneaker into contemporary streetwear, designer Phillip Leyesa, also known as Philllllthy, has outfitted the new model with an indigo dye-inspired look. Beyond this, a complex knit runs throughout the upper, providing ample comfort, while the shoe’s signature BOOST-infused sole unit stands out with unique co-branding and a light blue casing.

LAIKA x Converse By You Collection

Release Date: November 30
Release Price: $95 USD
Where to Buy: Converse
Why You Should Cop: Since 2005, animation studio LAIKA has provided the world with stop-motion classics such as Coraline and ParaNorman. Now, it has connected with Converse to star as the latest theme of the Converse By You program. An online customization station, Converse By You allows fans to assemble their own collaborative pair, with assets from the aforementioned films joined by The BoxTrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings and Missing Link designs available for personalization.

The Grinch x adidas Forum Low

Release Date: December 1
Release Price: $120 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: Now, if CPFM’s Nike Flea 1 isn’t your thing, maybe these are your speed. While many brands have tapped into The Grinch’s iconic look, adidas is now offering an official collaboration with Dr. Seuss’ iconic character on its popular Forum Low silhouette. Complete with removable pins, the colorway can be dressed up or down in its theme as shades of green provide a unique pop to your feet.

Tom Sachs x NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe “Studio”

Release Date: December 2
Release Price: $110 USD
Where to Buy: NikeCraft.com
Why You Should Cop: This “ordinary shoe for extraordinary people” has captivated the sneaker world with its storytelling and simple yet thoughtful design. The shoe saw massive success during its initial launch, leading to Sachs putting empty-handed fans at ease by sharing his commitment to restocking the shoe consistently. So far, he’s held true to his word as this restock marks the third release opportunity in less than half a year. Fans of Sachs, the “boring” campaign behind the sneaker or the shoe’s versatile design should all consider picking a pair up.

A$AP Nast x Reebok Zig Kinetica 2.5

Release Date: December 2
Release Price: $180 USD
Where to Buy: Reebok
Why You Should Cop: In a world of multihyphenates, A$AP Nast’s contributions to hip-hop, fashion and the intersection of the two continue to shine. The 32-year-old artist has pushed himself to new levels in everything he does. As a result, his collaborations with the likes of Reebok evolve with each iteration. Now remixing the Zig Kinetica 2.5, the duo utilize its upgraded design elements such as the Vibram outsole and removable shroud to create a street-ready look that’s packed with utility.

NOCTA x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Love You Forever”

Release Date: December 2
Release Price: $160 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Fans of the “6 God” have long awaited the release of his Nike sublabel NOCTA’s Air Force 1. A classic triple white colorway at the surface, its premium finish features NOCTA branding at the heel and the replacement of “AIR” text at the midsole with “Love you forever” script. Speaking to the collaboration’s design, Drake recently shared that he drew inspiration from his Mom and their favorite book, Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

DC Comics x Reebok Collection

Release Date: December 2
Release Price: $100 USD to $180 USD
Where to Buy: Reebok
Why You Should Cop: Whether you’re a superhero or supervillain, DC Comics’ new Reebok footwear capsule has it all. For the fans of the franchise’s iconic superheroes, Superman touches down on the Shaq Attaq, a Batman theme covers the LX2200 and Wonder Woman outfits the Nano X2. As for its supervillain counterparts, The Joker brings chaos to the Club C 85, Harley Quinn references pop up on the Freestyle Hi and the Workout Plus sees Lex Luthor’s toxic kryptonite suit brought to life in sneaker form, completing a diverse range perfect for any DC fan.

Concepts x Nike SB Dunk Low “Orange Lobster”

Release Date: December 2
Release Price: $130 USD
Where to Buy:Concepts
Why You Should Cop: For Nike SB, its “Lobster” series on the SB Dunk Low with Concepts is one of the most iconic collaborative themes of all time. Known for its elastic band at the toe, the series now sees its sixth entry making a debut. Additional signature detailing found on the “Orange Lobster” includes plaid lining, a white outline around its Swooshes and a black midsole with orange contrast stitching. These are a must for any SB Dunk collector and are sure to be cherished for many years to come.

Air Jordan 12 “Black Taxi”

Release Date: December 3
Release Price: $200 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: While fans of the Air Jordan 12 still await the delayed launch of A Ma Maniére’s take on the shoe, the “Black Taxi” is a fresh flip of the OG “Taxi” colorway. Often referenced in the 12’s releases, the golden “Taxi” hits shine bright at the collar’s eyelets, tongue and heel branding, outsole detailing and midfoot patches while the remainder of the sneaker favors black, including at the leather upper.

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