Bad Bunny Reworks the adidas Response CL in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

The Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs,” adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Oreo” and more will accompany Benito’s newest collabs.

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Sneaker lovers should be extra excited this week as brands from Nike to adidas to Vans have a batch of big-ticket products in the pipeline waiting to hit the shelves, but before we get into all of those, let’s first tap into all of the action that went down in the footwear world last week.

HYPBEAST’s Sole Mates series welcomed in another honored guest to its ranks in Cesar Idrobo — a key footwear innovation designer for the YEEZY brand — in which he spoke with us about his love for the ever classic Reebok Instapump Fury. Another exclusive included our ongoing TAGGED series which delved into DJ Khaled unpacking a collection of extra rare Nike kicks. Some major moments were revealed on behalf of the Nike family last week including a first look at the Nike Air Max 1 PRM “Wabi-Sabi” that’s expected to drop for Air Max Day, the return of the Nike LeBron 4 “Fruity Pebbles” and the reveal of the Concepts x Nike Air Max 1 “Mellow.” Jordan Brand also came in with some big news such as the highly anticipated return of the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago,” a sneak peek at the Maison Château Rouge x Air Jordan 2 and an early look at the Air Jordan 2 Low “Responsibility.”

adidas has also been cooking up some notable footwear offerings, and last week the German brand unveiled the adidas YEEZY FOAM RNNR “Stone Sage” and “Mist” colorways, the adidas YEEZY Quantum “Mono Carbon” and a stealthy Supernova Cushion 7. In terms of other brands, we caught an early glance at the Palm Angels x Vans Sk8-Hi, Eames and Reebok’s for Club C “Composition & Dot Pattern” Pack and Drake’s latest OVO x Suicoke PEPPER and BOWER collaborations.

Now that you’ve got all the latest and greatest sneaker updates, browse through this week’s best footwear drops here below. In addition, head over to HBX to shop new footwear styles.

Air Jordan 6 “Mint Foam”

Release Date: March 8
Release Price: $200 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: This week Jordan Brand panders over to its women’s audience to proffer up the Air Jordan 6 “Mint Foam” colorway. A majority of this Spring-friendly iteration is fashioned with clean white perforated panels for the upper while its titular shade subtly drops off onto the heel pieces, midsoles and heel Jumpman logos. Extra accents arrive by way of the chrome lace toggles.

Air Jordan 12 Low Golf “Taxi”

Release Date: March 9
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: Nike
Why You Should Cop: Jordan Brand has been going full force on its golf category lately by reimagining its classic retro colorways into cleats fit for the green. The next to receive this treatment is the Air Jordan 12 Low Golf “Taxi” makeup, and it’s gearing up for its public debut. Uppers are styled with white leathers and black mudguards, while regal pops of gold show face on the lace loops nearest the ankle.

sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle “Off Noir” and “Sail”

Release Date: March 10
Release Price: $180 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS and Sneaker Politics
Why You Should Cop: Collaborations between sacai imprint and Nike continue to sell out like hot cakes with every drop. And next up on the agenda for Chitose Abe’s label is a duo of Vaporwaffle colorways in “Off Noir” and “Sail.” Both pairs go for the two-toned motif, allowing their minimal hues to wrap the entire base layer while the chunky waffle treading down below is coated with a gum tone.

Bad Bunny x adidas Response CL “White” and “Yellow”

Release Date: March 10
Release Price: $160 USD
Where to Buy: CONFIRMED
Why You Should Cop: Puerto Rican music star Bad Bunny has reconnected with his Three Stripes family to produce a duo of adidas Response CL iterations. Benito has prepared the early 2000s dad shoe in “Core White” and “Yellow” colorways, both of which are reworked with added curvy overlays and the artist’s signature third eye logo on the heels.

Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs”

Release Date: March 11
Release Price: $210 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS and The Darkside Initiative
Why You Should Cop: One of the more anticipated releases of the year from Jordan Brand is the return of the Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs.” The kicks were originally supposed to drop during NBA All-Star Weekend, but the ongoing footwear supply chain issues have pushed these back a few weeks. All of the makeup’s OG details such as the yin and yang uppers and red tongue insignias are coming back.

adidas YEEZY FOAM RNNR “Mist” and “Stone Sage”

Release Date: March 11
Release Price: $80 USD
Where to Buy: CONFIRMED
Why You Should Cop: Kanye West has been making some crazy headlines lately, but they’re not all entirely bad as this week, his popular adidas YEEZY FOAM RNNR will be dropping in a duo of colorways. Ye has lined up a muted “Mist” iteration as well as “Stone Sage” version, the former of which goes for the matte aesthetic while the latter features barely visibly tie dye design.

Museum of Peace & Quiet x Vault by Vans

Release Date: March 11
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Vans and HBX
Why You Should Cop: Christion and Ashley Lennon’s Museum of Peace & Quiet brand has linked up with Vault by Vans to produce a full fledged footwear capsule. The contemporary label has applied its minimalistic design language to the ​​OG Style 36, OG Mule LX and the OG Authentic LX models. OG Style 36s come in white “Green/White” or “White/Green” palettes, both of which split their outsole branding between oversized “PEACE” and “QUIET” branding. OG Mules are devised with suede upper and hefty waffle treading, and come in either “Green/White” or “Gray/White” colorways.

Oski x Nike SB Dunk High “Great White Shark”

Release Date: March 12
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Premier
Why You Should Cop: Pro-skate Oskar Rozenburg and Nike SB have already worked together on a few footwear collaborations, and 2022 is the year they reunite to create a brand new Dunk High “Great White Shark” colorway. This serves as a follow-up to the duo’s first Dunk offering from 2019, but it has been flipped with white uppers and Swoosh-turned-shark logos.

Concepts x Nike Air Max 1 “Mellow”

Release Date: March 12 (SNKRS drop)
Release Price: $170 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Deon Point and the Concepts team have linked up with Nike this month to roll out collaborative Air Max 1 colorways. The first iteration to release to the public is the “Mellow” colorway which draws inspiration from the ‘60s and ‘70s era, music festival fashion trends and more. This installment was already released via Concepts, but Nike SNKRS is giving you a second chance to cop.

adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Oreo”

Release Date: March 12
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: CONFIRMED
Why You Should Cop: Kanye West and adidas are known for giving consumers two, three sometimes even four chances at copping their various footwear offerings. And the next variation to receive a restock is the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Oreo. The pair first dropped back in 2016, and it’s returning with all of its original design components from the white side stripes to the solid black PrimeKnit upper builds.

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