Welcome to Sneaker News #71. Nike is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic Air Force 1 with a number of special releases including an impressive ‘Chili’ colourway. If you’re looking for something a little more classic, go for the Nike Air Jordan 4 ‘A Ma Maniére’ or the latest New Balance Made in USA 990v3. Elsewhere there are collabs between Nike and SOULGOODS and also adidas and MaxAllure. Check it all out plus more below.
Nike Air Force 1 ’07 ‘Chili’
The Nike Air Force 1 is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a bunch of boundary-pushing drops but this one is particularly special. The ‘Chili’ brings spice to the Air Force with a drop that celebrates family recipes passed down through generations. The colourway is spectacular pulling together Lemon Wash and Chlorophyll over crisp leather and durable suede. It’s all topped off by an embroidered chili on the heel. Head to Nike right now to try and cop one of the last remaining pairs.
Nike Air Jordan 4 ‘A Ma Maniére’
Jordan and James Whitner’s A Ma Maniére have teamed up again to deliver a premium take on the classic Jordan 4. If you’ve loved the previous collabs, chances are you’ll feel the same about this one. The whole fit is luxurious from the Violet Ore upper to the quilted interior. It’s elevated even further by the metallic pins and the tonal mesh detailing. Hit Nike on 23rd November for your chance to own a pair.
Nike Dunk High x SOULGOODS
The Nike Dunk collabs keep coming. This time the brand is teaming with Beijing’s SOULGOODS to ask the question, what would Chinese state basketball shoes look like in the ’90s? It also pulls inspiration from the music scene by taking inspiration from Chinese rock covers. The amalgamation of these inspirations results in an olive and black pair of shoes with an embroidered tiger on the heel. That tiger also finds itself on the tongue of the shoes too. These will be available to buy from Nike on 26th November.
adidas Gazelle ‘Shadow Green’
Thanks to the resurgence of ’70s-inspired fashion, the adidas Gazelle has had somewhat of a revival this year. This latest Shadow Green drop tips its hat to the ’70s both in silhouette and colourway. Green adorns the nylon and suede upper undercut by a gum rubber outsole that complements the green effortlessly. It’s all tied together by the gold Gazelle branding. These are on sale to buy at adidas right now.
adidas Orketo ‘Carbon’
adidas is dipping its toes into the ’90s running shoe trend by delivering a fresh silhouette in the Orketo. It takes inspiration from the ’90s in its chunky silhouette that’s driven by futurism and performance. The futuristic vibe is driven home further by the reflective underlays and wavy lines on the upper. Thanks to the chunky rubber outsole, they’re as comfortable as they look. adidas has these on sale right now.
New Balance Made in USA 990v3
The Made in USA 990 series continues to deliver some of New Balance’s most sought-after shoes, known for their durability and classic colourways. This latest colourway is particularly classic, pulling together blue, cream, and black over the fullgrain, nubuck and mesh upper and the ENCAP midsole cushioning. The shoes were first introduced in the 1980s as one of the priciest running shoes on the market but they are now a reliable lifestyle shoe. New Balance will drop these on 23rd November.
adidas x Maxallure Forum ’84 Mid
San Francisco skate brand MaxAllure has teamed with adidas on the Forum ’84 Mid, handing the designing reigns to NYC skater Lil Dre. Dre wanted a crisp white shoe with pink accents and that’s exactly what he has delivered, also taking inspiration from classic varsity jackets. The pink sock liner is the real eye-catcher here, also featuring the “Think Beautiful Thoughts” slogan which is plastered across the whole capsule. Head to MaxAllure now for your chance to cop.