Keeping track of sneaker releases can be tricky at the best of times, but as the OG’s in Organising The Chaos, we’ve made it simple for you. Below is a list of the hottest drops this week, so you don’t take any L’s! Check our newsfeed every Monday for an updated round up.
If there’s one thing that Nike knows how to do, it’s show out for the Halloween season. Each year the Swoosh powerhouse treats us to a themed iteration honouring the spooky holiday, and this year is certainly no exception. Enter the Nike SB Dunk High ‘Sweet Tooth’. Drawing inspiration from the popular Halloween delicacy candy corn, the exterior dons a vibrant gradient of yellow, neon orange and white. Composed of a full leather construction and black rubber outsole, these kicks are made to last far beyond the autumnal season. In case the upper wasn’t on theme enough, the inner tongue is host to a small graphic depicting a knocked-out tooth. Scary!
Also landing on Tuesday – we present to you the Concepts x New Balance Made in USA 998. Arriving as a re-issue of the iconic 2013 collaboration, the Concepts x NB 998 ‘C-Note’, the release also falls in line with the 20th anniversary of the model. Exhibiting an array of subdued hues throughout the exterior, this collaborative endeavour draws inspiration from a one-hundred-dollar bill. Modest hues are accented with pops of cobalt and pale yellow within the midsole, whilst a money-green suede adopts further detailing. Composed of distressed suede overlays atop the mesh base – style with oversized cargos and a beige jumper for a refined ‘fit.
Making the third colourway of the Oakley Factory Team Chop Saw, the ‘Honeycomb’ iteration perfectly concludes the Autumn/Winter capsule. Blending the contemporary gorpcore aesthetic with references to Oakley 00s footwear heritage, the iteration oozes progressive authenticity. Within this colourway, the upper utilises a beige overlay composed of nubuck leather. We can see this iteration dominating the streets post-drop, likely to be adored by both casual wearers and streetwear connoisseurs alike.
Here at The Drop Date, we love a cheeky re-release. Landing straight out of the 2016 vault, the Air Jordan 1 Satin ‘Bred’ is back for an iconic return, after its initial sought-after reaction. Sticking to its roots with a satin upper construction, this sleek iteration is meant for those who enjoy a refined flair. Released originially with only 501 pairs, the women’s-exclusive will now be available in larger quantities, so there’s a good chance at copping the steeze. Wrapping up the silhouette is a fresh white midsole, adding the perfect contrast to these crisp kicks.
A decade after their first collaborative endeavour, the Stone Island x New Balance 991v2 is well underway, dropping this Wednesday. Inspired by reconfigured spaces that once served as venues and clubs, the campaign emulates the airy nostalgia. A mesh upper references latticed metal, creating the perfect base for nubuck-coated leather overlays. Furthermore, reflective accents within the foxing seamlessly reminisce the rave age, simultaneously bringing a dynamic edge to this sophisticated model. The stylish endeavour comes encased in collaborative custom packaging – the cherry on top to these contemporary kicks.
Taking inspiration from the scenic Crystal Cave in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Saucony’s latest endeavour utilises a dynamic exterior. Achieved through an anodising technique that provides an innovative crystalline texture within the upper, the sneakers couldn’t get more active-coded if they tried. The breathable mesh base provides the perfect canvas for an array of iridescent hues, including orange, purple, lime green and blue. Taking a closer look at the upper, suede is also incorporated into the build, situated atop an EVA foam midsole. Arriving as a limited-edition release, the model comes packaged in a custom box, perfect for all of you sneaker collectors.
Following a reimagining of the New Balance 990v1 in the latter half of 2022, Carhartt WIP are back at it again with a NB takeover. Drawing inspiration from ‘sculpture centres’ (a fancy American phrase for the gym), this iteration boasts the workwear label’s signature palette across the exterior. We’re really feeling this one! Rustic suede overlays immediately grab our attention, complimenting the tight-knit grey mesh foundation and detailing. The creamy midsole injects an element of lightness, complimenting the palette nicely. The insole lining and tongue tag throw a hint of khaki green into the mix, also referenced in the extra pair of laces that arrives with the collaborative kicks. You can anticipate maximum comfort as well as steeze, via FuelCell tech that will have your feet thanking you.
Continuing the Swoosh’s yearly tradition of releasing a capsule in celebration of the Latin holiday Dia De Los Muertos, 2023’s offerings aren’t holding back. Consisting of the Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT 2, Dunk Low and Blazer Mid, each sneaker is coming in hot. However, it’s the Air Max 1 that’s really caught our attention this week. Opting for a ‘Hyper Pink’ colouring all over the upper (leaking into the midsole and Air unit), the kicks are an indisputable head turner. And if the vibrant exterior wasn’t enough to draw attention, then the neon-hued embroidery definitely will, adorned into a woven base. Harnessing the essence of the Day of the Dead festivities alongside the overriding theme of intimate connections, this AM1 iteration goes beyond the boundaries of conventional style.
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