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Sneaker News #102 – Nike Delivers a Slithery Air Jordan 2 Low

Welcome to Sneaker News #102. Jordan fans will be happy this week as the Air Jordan 2 Low gets a subtle, fresh ‘Python’ colourway while the Air Jordan 4 brings back the ‘Bred’ colourway with premium materials.

For those who are fans of throwbacks the Nike Terminator Low brings a colourway back from the ’85 archives but if you’re more of a futurist Asics have you covered with the Gel-Quantum Kinetic. Elsewhere, there’s a new collaboration between adidas and US skateboarder Kader Sylla.

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Nike Air Jordan 2 Low ‘Python’ | Image: Jordan

Nike Air Jordan 2 Low ‘Python’

Minimalist yet far from boring, the AJ2, renowned for its sleek and pared-down design since its debut in ’86, embraces a fresh serpentine colourway. The clean blend of white and Cement Grey, with Sail accents adding a touch of luxury, follows the classic formula. However, the python print overlays elevate these low-cut kicks from the mundane into something really special. These are going to go quick when they drop on 7th February at Nike.

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Nike Terminator Low ‘Sesame and Coconut Milk’ | Image: Nike

Nike Terminator Low ‘Sesame and Coconut Milk’

The Nike Terminator Low, untouched and unaltered, is a direct throwback from the vault, bringing you straight back to 1985 (or perhaps living it for the first time). The Sesame and Coconut Milk colour combination adds a soft touch with neutral hues, while premium materials will keep you cosy. The retro branding delivers a big varsity finish that feels both athletic and perfect for modern streetwear. Head to Nike for your chance to cop on 7th February.

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Nike Air Jordan 4 ‘Bred Reimagined’ | Image: Jordan

Nike Air Jordan 4 ‘Bred Reimagined’

The Air Jordan 4 Bred Reimagined presents the iconic “Bred” colourway in a novel material iteration featuring premium, full-grain leather and fresh packaging. The shape, fit, and feel have been re-engineered back to the original ’89 specs for the first time ever. Dressed in rich black leather with striking hits of Fire Red and Cement Grey, this reimagined icon is a celebratory nod to its 35th anniversary, bringing it to a whole new generation. 17th February is when you need to be at the ready on the Nike site.

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adidas Y-3 GSG9 Low

adidas comes through with a low-cut iteration of the iconic Y-3 GSG9. The Y-3 GSG9 delivers pure luxury with a full leather construction, offering an exceptionally soft feel reminiscent of well-worn leather gloves. This premium edition incorporates shape-hugging stitching and a revamped toecap, breathing new life into the classic GSG9 design cues. The shoe bears Yohji Yamamoto’s signature, laser-engraved on the heel, adding a distinctive touch. Head to adidas right now to get your hands on a pair.

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Asics Gel-Quantum Kinetic ‘Graphite Grey/Black’ | Image: Supplied

Asics Gel-Quantum Kinetic ‘Graphite Grey/Black’

The GEL-QUANTUM KINETIC merges experimental engineering with urban practicality. Its synthetic leather and mesh-panel upper are there for comfort, drawing design cues from ASICS’ iconic running franchises. The midsole, a product of ASICS Institute of Sport Science expertise, boasts Scutoid GEL technology. This intricately designed 3D geometry and off-axis structure enhance shock absorption during daily activities like city commuting or extended standing. On top of that, the sneakers just look really damn good, combining a Y2K aesthetic with futuristic detailing. Head to Subtype right now to grab a pair.

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adidas x Kader Sylla Samba ADV | Image: adidas

adidas x Kader Sylla Samba ADV

US skateboarder Kader Sylla teams with adidas on the Samba ADV, blending a distinctive colour palette with thoughtful material selections. Luxurious brown suede graces the toe, Three Stripes, eye stays, and heel. The foundation, fashioned from black tumbled leather, imparts a premium texture while creating the perfect contrast against the rich brown. Gold accents steal the eye, prominently featuring “Kader” text on the midfoot and the Trefoil logo adorning the tongue. The design is capped off with a gum rubber sole unit, adding a classic touch to this unique Samba creation. Enter the raffle for your chance to become an owner over at Highs and Lows.

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New Balance Made in USA 990v6 | Image: New Balance

New Balance Made in USA 990v6

New Balance is eyeing spring and summer in the Northern Hemisphere and with it comes a new collection of fresh colourways. The first drop includes silhouettes 990v4, 990v6, 996, and 998 featuring a lighter shade of ‘Grey Matter’ alongside white and black. The one pictured, the 990v6, features a white mesh upper complimented by suede and synthetic overlays, in black and grey. Like all the best New Balance releases it just looks instantly classic. New Balance will drop the new pack on 8th February.

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