Welcome to Sneaker News spring has come and gone but it hasn’t been for nothing, leaving with it a week of releases among the best of the year. Jordan has brought back a classic while Adidas has had huge releases including one of the most sort after collaborations ever the Bape NMD. Be prepared whilst this weeks shoes is full of must cops, most of them you will be scowering the resell market for.
Air Jordan 3 Retro OG ‘True Blue’
Back in 1988 Michael Jordan released his third signature shoe with Nike, the Air Jordan 3. OG colourways like the ‘True Blue’ are one of the most iconic sneakers of all time and were instrumental in starting the sneaker culture of today. This release of this shoe in White / Fire Red / True Blue Leather is the first since 2011 and the fourth retro style yet only the first with the original Nike Air branding on the heel. These have just released in the largest numbers we are likely to ever see, so keep your eyes out for sizes at Footlocker stores and Nike Online.
Adidas NMD XR1 ‘Green Duck Camo’
There is really no slowing down Adidas’ NMD line at the moment. An update on the original NMD, the XR1 has the same boost midsole but a sock like upper and cage in the midfoot for added support. The upper is covered with a duck camouflage pattern in green and brown. Finished off with green accents on the cage and outsole. These were limited and have sold out at most places, look in select Hype DC stores or Adidas Online.
Adidas NMD x Bape Camo
A Bathing Ape or ‘Bape’, one of the most coveted Japanese streetwear brands, has released another collaboration with Adidas. Bape has lent their highly recognizable camouflage print onto the Adidas NMD. The upper is entirely covered in the camouflage Bape print with a white boost midsole and white three stripes on the upper. These were limited and sold out almost instantly, to cop a pair of these you will have to try your luck on the resell market.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2
Our boy Kanye may still be in hospital (#prayforkanye) but that hasn’t slowed down the release of his and Adidas’ newest Yeezy line, the 350 V2s. Adidas has released the 350 V2 silhouette in three different colourways, copper, red and green. Each shoe has a black upper and midsole with the 350 V2 stripe along the upper in their respective colourway. As per usual with Yeezy releases, the release of this shoe pack meant crazy lines, raffles or stock selling out instantly online.
Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather Lux ‘Olive’
Reebok and Kendrick are back at it again, this time adding a luxurious look to the Classic Leather silhouette. An olive coloured leather upper sits on a gum outsole, a signature feature of Kendrick. The shoes feature a message of reduce violence in Compton (Kendrick’s home town) with ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ written on the heels and coloured innersoles referencing the Bloods and Crips gangs. These are available from Reebok Online.
Ronnie Fieg x Asics Militia and Salmon
Ronnie Fieg, the New York sneaker designer extraordinaire has just released a special shoe pack to celebrate his 50th collaboration with Asics. The Militia and Salmon themed packs feature two shoes per theme, a Gel Lyte 3.1 and a Gel Mai. The two feature Gel Lyte 3.1s come with the upper of a Gel Lyte 3 and the sole of a Gel Nimbus 17 for comfort. The upper is made entirely of Premium suede, the Militia in a dark brown and the Salmon in a salmon pink. This release was super limited and have almost sold out, see Kith for more details.
New Balance Epic TR Made in UK
The latest New Balance from their Made in UK collection is a modern take on a vintage pitch boot. The shoes feature an upper like a pitch boot with quilting on the toe box and a modern gum outsole making them street ready. Coming to us in a tan or black suede upper, they are made from the most premium European leather. These are a modern take on a classic shoe that is perfect for any outfit. Grab them at select Hype DC stores or Online.