G-Dragon's PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Kwondo 1 Drops Stateside in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Ye’s adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Dazzling Blue, ” the Air Jordan 1 “Brotherhood” and more will also be releasing.

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The 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend is wrapped up and President’s Day weekend has come to a close, meaning footwear brands are preparing to roll out a new batch of collaborations and general releases this week. Before we get into what your favorite imprints have in store for us this week, let’s first take you through all of the biggest sneaker stories that transpired over the past several days.

Our weekly Sole Mates series continued by shining a light on a vintage shop owner from Portland, Oregon Troy Douglass who spoke to HYPEBEAST about his love for the classic Air Jordan 4 “Cool Grey” colorway. While we’re on the topic of Jordan Brand, MJ’s sportswear imprint had plenty of new offerings to showcase including that of the Air Jordan 4 “Blank Canvas,” Air Jordan 1 Element GORE-TEX “Light Curry” and “Berry” colorways and the highly-anticipated Air Jordan 6 “UNC” makeup. An abundance of news sprung up from the Nike camp as well including a new campaign for Drake’s NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra, Oski’s Nike SB Dunk High “Great White Shark,” and the AMBUSH x Nike Adjust Force collaboration.

Switching gears to all things adidas-related, the Three Stripes made sure to make its presence felt as well. The German brand teamed up with Packer for a Forum ‘84 Hi collection, revealed an adidas YEEZY BSKTBL Knit “Energy Glow” installment and even sparked rumors of yet another adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Zebra” reissue.

Elsewhere in the world of footwear, Louis Vuitton dropped its Flower Monogram Sneakers in black and white, Kawhi Leonard’s New Balance KAWHI 2 “New Money” was revealed and Joe Freshgoods previewed his upcoming New Balance 9060 collaboration.

All up to speed? Perfect. Cruise through this week’s top 10 releases here below, and be sure to check out HBX for more footwear styles.

Nike Dunk High 1985 “Yellow Acid Wash”

Release Date: February 23
Release Price: $130 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: In an effort to introduce the new generation of sneakerheads to the OG models, Nike has given the original Dunk High 1985 a second chance on the market. Next up on the silhouette’s agenda is the “Yellow Acid Wash” makeup that exudes “Be True to You School” energy and unofficially nods to the University of Iowa. Midsoles are treated with a pre-yellowed exterior to channels somewhat of a vintage look.

Nike Dunk High “Light Chocolate”

Release Date: February 23
Release Price: $125 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Dunks continue to be one of Nike’s biggest footwear priorities, and 2022 is going to see the model release in an abundance of new colorways. One of those iterations is the “Light Chocolate” colorway bears a simple-yet-tasteful blend of neutral tones. Suede quarter and collar panels are dripped in the titular tone and come seated next to tan leather forefoot overlays, angelic toe boxes and Swooshes as well as small notes of green atop the tongues and heels.

JJJJound x New Balance 990V3 “Olive”

Release Date: February 24
Release Price: $250 USD
Where to Buy: JJJJound
Why You Should Cop: JJJJound and New Balance have come together to release its highly-anticipated MADE 990V3 “Olive” collaboration. This pair serves as a follow up to the duo’s brown colorway that launched back in 2018. A Spring-friendly “Olive” tone takes charge on this forthcoming makeup by landing on the premium nubuck overlays and mesh base, and it comes paired with solid black N logos, creamy laces and reflective tongues and heels.

Air Jordan 1 High “Brotherhood”

Release Date: February 23
Release Price: $170 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Jordan Brand will often take bits and pieces of Michael Jordan’s career and life to help influence its newer footwear offerings, and this month, the imprint is delving into his college Greek life to fashion a new Air Jordan 1 makeup. Fittingly titled the “Brotherhood” colorway, the kicks’ bold purple and yellow palette pays homage to MJ’s Omicron Alpha chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity — the house he in which he was initiated during his career at UNC.

Palace x Reebok Victory G GORE-TEX

Release Date: February 25
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Palace
Why You Should Cop: Palace Skateboards and Reebok are certainly no strangers to collaborating together as they have already released team-ups atop the Classic Leather, NPC, Workout Mid and more. And for this Spring, the two parties are reconnecting to produce a trio of Palace x Reebok Victory G colorways. Each iteration is reinforced with GORE-TEX exteriors to repel all forms of liquids and comes styled with pops of neon accents.

PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Kwondo 1

Release Date: February 25
Release Price: $180 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS and Sneaker Politics
Why You Should Cop: After releasing globally in December 2021, G-Dragon’s PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Kwondo1 is finally receiving a stateside release via SNKRS. The South Korean artist uniquely blended elements of bowling, soccer and golf shoes for his own signature silhouette as it comes prepared with a wing-tipped aesthetic and branded flaps over the bridge of the foot. Heels come adorned with PEACEMINUSONE’s signature daisy logo for a subtle-yet-effective pop of color.

BAPE x Vans Old Skool 36 DX/Sk8-Hi 38 DX

Release Date: February 26
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Vans
Why You Should Cop: Following up on its tasteful collaboration with JJJJound, BAPE has been tapped by Vans for a second footwear and apparel capsule. On the sneaker side, both parties have cooked up new iterations of the Old Kool 36 and Sk8-Hi 38 LX. THe former is fitted with the Japanese streetwear label’s signature green camo patterns while the latter comes decorated with black and white checkerboard print on the lateral side and green camo on the medial. Limited edition tees will also be included in the launch.

AFEW x ASICS GEL-LYTE III “B.O.I.”

Release Date: February 26
Release Price: $193 USD
Where to Buy: AFEW
Why You Should Cop: As a follow-up to its 1-of-1 AFEW and ASICS’ New GEL-LYTE III Finds the “Beauty Of Imperfection” collaboration from earlier in the month which , AFEW and ASICS have reconvened for yet another installment that will be produced for the masses. Base layers are fashioned with premium suede, and the tiger stripes are stitched on the interior to match the outside. Additionally, the insoles are made of cork and come branded with the Japanese character for “Wabi-Sabi.”

FUTURA LABORATORIES x Dr. Martens 1460

Release Date: February 26
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Dr. Martens
Why You Should Cop: Dr. Martens is keen on picking impactful partners when it comes to creating footwear collabs, and next up on its list is FUTURA LABORATORIES. The first pair in the pack is styled with embroidery on the uppers that’s inspired by FUTURA’s work while the second offering is engineered with olive woven fabric uppers and bears “FUTURA LABORATORIES” branding on the straps.

adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Dazzling Blue”

Release Date: February 26
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: CONFIRMED
Why You Should Cop: A few days after Kanye West hosts his highly-anticipated DONDA 2 event in Miami, he’ll be shifting his focus back to his footwear line to release his adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ‘Dazzling Blue” colorway. The kicks are supplied with a classic two-toned arrangement that sees the PrimeKnit base, laces and interior dyed in black while the post-dyed monofilament stripes show face in its nominal shade.

UNDERCOVER x Nike Dunk High 1985 “Black”

Release Date: February 28
Release Price: $150 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: First previewed in the UNDERCOVER Fall/Winter 2021 collection, the UNDERCOVER x Nike Dunk High 1985 “Black” will finally be released to the public. Designer Jun Takahashi reimagines the OG model with a stealthy palette and emblazons ​​“CHAOS” on the right shoe’s heel while the left reads “GLEICHGEWICHT”, which translates to “balance” in German. Higher parts of the rear are also accessorized, the left foot showing a “NEUES LEBEN” spell out while the right side displays “NEUR LARM” text which is German for “New Life” and “New Noise.”

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