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Sneaker News #35 – Nike Finds Air Force 1 Inspiration in the Pineapple

Welcome to Sneaker News #35. It’s a fruity week with the Nike Air Force 1 getting a pineapple-infused makeover. If that’s too sweet for you, there are plenty of classic releases this week with new Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 1 colourways on the way. There are also new colourways in the classic New Balance BB550 which has spiked in popularity this year. Elsewhere, adidas have another Forum ’84 drop and Tyler, The Creator has prepped another collaboration with Converse. Check it all out and more below.

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Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Premium

The Nike Air Force 1 is delivering a number of eye-grabbing colourways this year but this one might be the most unique yet. Inspired by the pineapple, these are crafted from pineapple leaf fibre and mimic the fruit’s own colours in the Swoosh. Continuing the island vibes, the upper is a coconut milk colour with a mix of textured denim, canvas and suede. On top of that, the outsole is cork-infused – a new look for Nike. They’re set to drop soon at Subtype.

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Jordan 3

Air Jordan 3 Retro ‘Racer Blue’

The Air Jordan 3 continues to be one of 2021’s most sought-after sneakers. They’re a reliable, timeless classic and it’s no surprise that the colourways everyone is after right now are simple and striking. When you’re working with a silhouette this good, all it needs is a pop of blue with stark white and some grey accents and it’s good to go. Well, that’s what it looks like on the surface anyway. The grey is actually reflective 3M in this case, meaning these 3’s will shine bright at night. You’ll have to enter a raffle to cop. Both Incu and Culture Kings have launched theirs online.

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New Balance Niobium Concept 2

New Balance is often known for keeping it classic but forget that when it comes to the Niobium Concept. It’s a trail-inspired sandal that’s made for performance and comfort with a locked-in fit and feel. There’s a buckle-fastening system and an outsole that offers an unmatched grip for a sandal of its kind. Grab them from Subtype on Friday, 9th July.

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Adidas forum

adidas Forum ’84 Low ‘Cream White / Collegiate Green’

The year of the adidas Forum comeback continues with another new colourway. This time the ’84 silhouette is going brown, white and green for a sleek, downplayed look. The materials are premium mixing tumbled leathers with suede panelling on the upper. That’s complemented by a classic, cream mid-sole. It’s all topped off by a metallic silver adidas logo on the tongue. They’re available right now at Up There store.

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New Balance BB550

Thanks to a hugely popular collaboration with Aimé Leon Dore, the New Balance BB550 has made a comeback and the brand is rolling with it with a number of classic colourways. The latest incoming is a simple and clean purple colourway. The upper is defined by a plush, purple logo, a grey suede toebox and a bold tongue that pays homage to the shoes’ basketball origins. They will arrive alongside a green colourway at New Balance on 20th July.

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Veja

Veja Condor 2

If you’re looking for a versatile running sneaker, the Veja Condor 2 is delivering the goods. The Condor first arrived in 2019 but for its sequel, the brand has fine-tuned a number of details for performance. The brand took on feedback from the first iteration and upped the ante. The upper is made from Alveomesh made from recycled bottles while there’s also snug lace-up fastening. They are available to buy right now.

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Jordan 1

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Electro Orange’

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG’s are a must-have this season, particularly when the colourway is as undeniable as the ‘Electric Orange’. Delivering the shoe’s classic white and black detailing on the upper, there are also strong showings of orange as the name suggests. The orange is particularly present on the laces and the collaring while also adorning the outsole. Release details are still emerging but Culture Kings has them listed for a 16th July release date.

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Converse Chuck Taylor 70 Hi x GOLF le fleur

Tyler The Creator is celebrating another huge album in Call Me If You Get Lost by dropping a new collaboration with Converse. Once again, he’s taking on the classic Chuck Taylor 70 Hi and giving it a flammable makeover. It’s reminiscent of the print on his turquoise 2019 release but this one is more muted going with a cream backdrop for a pink-toned pattern. They’re slated for release on 8th July but an Australia release date is yet to be confirmed.

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