Welcome to Sneaker News #76. Nike is leading the charge with another new Air Jordan 2 drop, a silhouette that’s proving to be hugely popular this year. Meanwhile, the mountaineering boot is finding favour with both Nike and New Balance dropping heavy-duty boots this week. There are also fresh releases from ASICS and adidas, both pushing the boundaries with eye-catching new sneaker releases. Check that all out plus more below.
Nike Air Jordan 2 ‘Lucky Green’
The minimal, clean silhouette of the Air Jordan 2 has found a newfound favour over the last couple of months and that’s going to continue with the ‘Lucky Green’. Colour-blocking a vibrant green with clean white and cream, this drop keeps things bold and classic. On the upper faux lizard skin meets sleek lines while the Swoosh is notably absent which is in line with the original Air Jordan 2 releases. These are set to drop at Nike on 3rd February.
Nike ACG Air Zoom Gaiadome GORE-TEX ‘Hyper Royal’
These shoes are designed to go anywhere. The rugged boot is made up of heavy-duty, waterproof GORE-TEX material while it also features an Air Zoom unit in the heel for added cushioning and a rugged outsole for added traction. Every little detail has been considered so you can be confident that these are going to hold up no matter how extreme the activity may be. Head to Nike right now to purchase a pair.
New Balance URAINOG
The URAINOG first came about in 1982 as a mountaineering shoe. It even made it to the top of Mount Everest with mountaineer Lou Whittaker but now it’s returned as a lifestyle shoe. An Aimé Leon Dore collaboration has already put it back on the map but this drop will further solidify its place. The leather and nylon design that pulls together muted tones of brown and blue is instantly classic while the grippy Vibram outsole was made for you to take on the streets. Cop from Subtype right now.
ASICS Andersson Bell x Gel Sonoma 1550 ‘Bright Rose/Evergreen’
Seoul-based fashion label Andersson Beel has taken its eye to the Gel Sonoma 1550 and the results are eye-catching. This shoe was inspired by classic mountain climbing boots, and it’s got three laces that can be arranged in different ways for a unique look. The aesthetic brings together both Korean and Scandinavian design elements, delivering a look that’s both clean and vibrant thanks to the pops of bright rose. Head to Subtype right now for your chance to grab a pair.
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Nike Terminator High ‘Noble Green’
The Nike Terminator High was a popular choice for basketballers back in 1985. While this re-release of the Terminator High delivers the original shoe unchanged, it’s more of a lifestyle wear these days. And you can see why. The classic combination of White and Noble Green is versatile and clean while the Nike branding on the heel gives it a retro pop. The remaining pairs of these are available right now at Highs and Lows.
adidas NMD S1 MAHBS
This advancement of the NMD silhouette is driven by the desire to use natural materials with advanced manufacturing. It has a canvas upper that is designed to relax over time and utilitarian design touches from thick rope-like laces to bold, blue colour blocking. Pharrell’s Humanrace branding along the side of the upper is the main focus challenged only by the chunky, BOOST-cushioned midsole. adidas has these available right now.
ASICS Sportstyle EX89
Most sneaker brands have revived the ’80s sports shoe silhouette in the last couple of years and now it’s ASICS’ turn. The EX89, a basketball shoe from 1989, was originally designed by Toshikazu Kayano as his first design project for ASICS. With its leather upper and classic colour-blocking, it instantly looks like a reliable everyday shoe. That’s only furthered by the FF BLAST technology cushioning system which ensures extended comfort. HypeDC is gearing up to drop these soon.
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