Sneaker News #52 – Australia’s Own PASS~PORT Nike Dunk High Unveiled
Welcome to Sneakers News #52. Australian skate progressives PASS-PORT~ take the headline this week with its Nike SB Dunk High Pro collab. On the Nike front, there are also new colourways of the Air Jordan 6 and Air Jordan 1 this week. adidas, meanwhile, has an ALIFE collab and a roughed-up Forum release. See all that and more below in our latest round-up of the best sneaker releases for the week.
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Nike x PASS~PORT SB Dunk High Pro
Trent Evans’ PASS~PORT is a force in the Australian skate scene promoting creativity and progression. The brand is pushing it forward with its Dunk collab which adds some new flair to the popular Dunk High Pro. The carbon green and fauna brown colourway gives the shoes a hiking vibe but it’s the details that make them truly special. There’s a custom embroidered logo on the heel, gold detailing on the laces and tortoiseshell outsoles. Grab them from Nike on 5th March.
Nike Air Jordan 6 ‘University Blue’
The Air Jordan 6 made its debut back in 1991 but it’s back decades later in a colourway that’s sure to sell out very quickly. ‘University Blue’ has been one of the most popular colourways over the past few years, adorning popular silhouettes like the Dunk and the Air Jordan 1. The Air Jordan 6 is one of the more daring silhouettes it’s come to. The upper is defined by a blue base with geometric white overlays with the extended statement tongue defining the shoes. They’re set to drop on 5th March over at Nike.
Nike Air Jordan 1 ’85 ‘College Navy’
40 years after Michael Jordan first debuted the Air Jordan 1, the shoes are getting a new colourway ‘College Navy’. Even though it’s new, it looks strangely classic with the navy blue overlays and Swoosh giving the shoes a sleek look. You can expect all the usual luxury from the shoes including premium leather overlays. Nab them from Nike on 3rd March.
adidas Forum 84 Hi AEC
adidas has revived the Forum in recent years with fresh colourways but if you want them to look like you’ve been holding onto a pair since the ’80s this is the drop for you. The latest release has a worn-in look, taking the classic blue and white colourway and roughing it up a bit. All the usual stylings remain including the x-ankle and padded tongue. Find them over at adidas on 2nd March.
adidas x Alife Nizza Hi
adidas and New York streetwear brand Alife have teamed up once again for a sleek take on the Nizza Hi. The basketball trainers get a beige suede makeover, making them a versatile everyday shoe. adidas branding takes to the tongue while Alife fits its logo on a rubber extension of the midsole. They’re due to drop 2nd March at adidas.
New Balance CT302
New Balance has been getting futuristic with their silhouettes of late and the CT302 is no different. It mixes a heritage look with a chunky outsole, celebrating New Balance’s classic past and its daring future. The colourway mixes tones of white and cream with a reflective heel making them a neutral addition to your everyday wardrobe. New Balance will have these for sale on 8th March.
Asics HN2-S Protoblast
Asics has worked with London menswear designer Kiko Kostadinov on a futuristic sneaker that’s a collision of other Asics silhouettes. The upper plays off the Gel-10 series, the tooling and toe design comes from the Gelhoop 6 volleyball shoes while the cushioning is from the Novablast 2 running shoes. Despite the hi-tech detailing, they’re designed for everyday wear and made from 20% recycled materials. Sneakerboy is where you’ll find these sneakers.