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.
Initially teased all the way back in April, sneaker leakers got an eyeful of the Chris Paul x Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG ‘Give Them Flowers’. Taking a refined approach to the OG silhouette, the collaborative sneaker adopts a delightful cream-on-sail palette, highlighted by a textural exterior. A subtly embossed floral patterning graces the lateral and medial sidewalls, whilst a raised suede takes on the Swoosh, tongue and toe box. Arriving as the most recent release from the basketball player’s long roster of Jumpman collabs, it’s safe to say that Paul knows how to make a sneaker banger.
Utilising the winning formula of a colour blocking construction and light grey overlays, the Nike Air Max 1 WMNS ‘Safety Orange;’ does just that. We’d be lying if we said that the citrusy hue wasn’t our favourite element of this iteration! Creating a pristine canvas for the shade is a crisp white base, composed of breathable mesh. Utilised in conjunction with the white design elements – the kicks ooze a box fresh steeze. Light grey overlays within the vamp, mid-panel and heel create a dynamic contrast, whilst the ‘Safety Orange’ charm floods the Swoosh, mudguard and branding in a felt-resembling suede fabric. There’s no doubt that this playful iteration will be bringing the heat to your sneaker rotation this winter.
Landing straight outta the depths of the Jumpman vault, the Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Neutral Grey’ is making a comeback nearly 4 decades after its debut. With a reputation of being one of Michael Jordan’s favourite pairs of all time (yes, you read that right) – sneaker connoisseurs have finally got the chance of copping the authentic heat. Differing significantly from the 2021 ‘Neutral Grey’ re-release, this offering reflects the OG down to the T. Boasting the cleanest exterior that you’ve ever seen, a ‘Summit White’ leather construction sets the tone for the rest of the upper. The Swoosh takes on a suede finish, reflecting the same ‘Neutral Grey’ hue that adopts the outsole. An aged-midsole concludes the vintage sneaker, aka the crème de la crème of vault revivals.
After the iconic return of the Air Footscape Woven earlier this year, sneaker enthusiasts have been buzzing to get their hands on the distinctive model. Finally, this Wednesday, the time has come to cop the heat. Originally entering the market in the 90s as one of the Swoosh’s more experimental offerings, the Footscape Woven has captured the hearts of contemporary kicks fanatics. Landing in a ‘Black/Smoke Grey’ colourway, the model makes a great addition to any footwear rotation, especially this winter.
Blurring the lines between fashion and function, Maison Margiela and Salomon are back at it again with a progressive capsule. Continuing with the duo’s unique edge that combines high fashion influence with indisputable performance technology, we’re getting three colourways of this innovative offering. Utilising the Salomon ACS Pro Advanced model as a canvas, the sneakers harness streamlined style for a bespoke aesthetic that just can’t be replicated. Arriving in ‘Black’, ‘Blue Bonnet’ and ‘Ghost Grey’ – these kicks will elevate your ‘fit both on the trails and in the streets.
Brought into fruition by the creative mind of Teddy Santis, the New Balance Made in USA Fall/Winter Collection introduces sleek reimaginings of the 990v4, 990v6 and 998. Arriving alongside a range of co-ordinated seasonally-inspired apparel, NB have got us covered this winter. Each crafted from premium pigskin suede, let’s take a closer at phase one of the sneaker drop below…
Flooded with an ‘Olive’ hue throughout, it’s immediately clear that these kicks have been articulated for colder seasons. The pristine white hue within the laces and “N” emblem keeps things fresh, amidst the earthy palette. As far as clean silhouettes go, this 990v4 iteration is definitely up there!
Veering away from the ‘Olive’ theme of this MiUSA capsule drop, this New Balance 990v6 adopts a ‘Burgundy’ across the upper. Contrasted against dark synthetic overlays as well as bright white hits, this dynamic offering is an A/W staple. Like all NB sneakers, superior comfort is a given, adorned with an ENCAP midsole for around-the-clock support.
Aligning with the visual arrangement of the 990v6, this ‘Olive’ NB 998 brings an autumnal steeze that’s still versatile when it comes down to styling. We’d style with some oversized jeans, a white tee and a brown leather bomber jacket for a sleek ‘fit that will probably get you featured in a low-fi streetstyle TikTok.
In an unlikely duo, nu-metal band Korn and adidas are joining forces to give us a sneaker and apparel range doused in an angsty edge. Featuring the Campus 00s, the OG model sports a black outer, atop a gum outsole. Engraving the collaboration into our minds with handwritten co-branding and a guitar pick-inspired purple hangtag, the collaborative offering arrives equipped with alternative lace options of black, white or purple.
The Bad Bunny x adidas Response CL arrives as the duo’s latest creative endeavour. Initially debuted in April, the multi-hyphenate teased the kicks for an appearance at the WWE. Five months later, social media users from Puerto Rico began to share images of their local newspaper depicting the new adidas Response CL and a phone number, which informed the caller of where the sneaker would drop. Adopting an earthy palette of ‘Ecru Tint’ and ‘Bronze Strata’ hues, this iteration achieves a dynamic persona through abstract overlays. A breathable white mesh base acts as the perfect canvas for the experimental upper, expressing each tone in a visually eclectic manner. Bringing a pop of colour is a violet purple, flooding the toe, heel and aglets.
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