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 last week, so you don’t take any L’s! Check our newsfeed every Monday for an updated round up.
Arriving as a part of the Holiday 2023 collection, Paris Saint-Germain and Jumpman rejoin forces to bring us the AJ6 Retro Low ‘Iron Grey’. With the pairings’ successful partnership dating back to 2018, it’s no shock that this iteration is highly-anticipated by football and Jordan fans alike. Exhibiting a tonal palette of multi-hued greys, these kicks feel modern, despite a retro DNA. An ‘Iron Grey’ suede provides a grounded base for the ‘Light Bone’ overlays, taking shape as a smooth premium leather. A ‘Magma Orange’ hue turns up the energy – adopting the heel label, tongue branding and insole. If you’re looking for an all-rounder for your AW23/24 ‘fits, you don’t want to miss out on these!
Landing as part of the BAPE® x Highsnobiety Ultimate Daily Essentials Collection, the collaborative BAPE STA™ is up next in our Top Drops of the week. With the collection focused on providing fashion connoisseurs with relaxed everyday style, these kicks exude versatile sophistication. Donning a beige and ivory exterior, the textiles help to bring this collaboration to life. Crafted from a mixture of premium calf and caviar leather, this iteration feels just as classy as it looks.
Following their previous iteration that focused on the NMD S1 – creative forces Cali DeWitt and adidas reunite to give us a Campus 80s capsule. Arriving as an accurate representation of the designer’s experimental style, each iteration exhibits a ‘dipped in paint’ effect, achieved using TPU film. Adorned with DeWitt’s very own signature within the tongue, the ‘adidas’ trefoil takes position at the heel. Entering the market in three pleasant colourways, this might just be the collab you didn’t know that you needed.
Make way for the size? x Nike Air Max 1 Brown – perhaps the most fall-coded sneaker on this week’s line-up. Taking notes from Nike’s 00s eco-conscious line titled ‘Considered’, the exterior expresses a textural persona flooded with brown hues. Chocolatey distressed suede makes for a grounded base, adorned with sleek leather grey overlays. A deeper shade of brown adopts a hard suede Swoosh and the eyelets, complimenting the mudguard which takes on a corduroy finish. Continuing with the theme of textural contrast, the tongue boasts a hemp composition, elevating the rustic aesthetic that these kicks ooze. It doesn’t get more autumnal than this!
The Swoosh powerhouse join forces with jui-jitsui-centred label Albino & Preto for a sophisticated take on the Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Fossil’. Established in 2011, the Californian-based brand aims to bridge the gap between jiu-jitsu and popular culture. Furthermore, what better model to utilise than the Nike SB Dunk Low – the epitome of street culture and community. Flaunting a fossil-hued canvas upper resembling the weave of traditional gi, this iteration also takes cues from the skate DNA with wear-away layering. If you’re about the culture – this one’s for you.
The Air Jordan 8 Retro ‘Playoffs’ is back for a long-awaited re-release. Returning 30 years after the model skyrocketed into popularity; we only have the legend himself, Michael Jordan, to thank. Premium black nu-buck dominates the exterior, garnished with chenille branding and graphic liners. A vibrant sidewall graphic highlights the red accents that dance around the silhouette, in true Jumpman style. Arriving in full family sizing, don’t miss out on the opportunity to keep your tribe fresh.
Nike certainly aren’t slowing down with their woven iterations anytime soon, with the awaited reissue of the Nike Air Footscape Woven arriving on 1st October. Landing in a Black Smoke Grey colourway, this model is making an iconic resurgence since it was last spotted in 2018. The Air Footscape Woven draws visual cues from its predecessors, the Air Footscape and Air Woven (you never would have guessed from the name… right?!). This special iteration arrives in a modest palette of black, grey and off-white, but it’s the dynamic composition that really steals the show. Flaunting an aesthetically complex exterior of woven and faux fur detailing, this persona of this model is second to none.
After the undeniable success of the New Balance 2002R silhouette, it makes total sense that the Boston-based brand are releasing three brand new colourways. Opting for neutral palettes, iterations ‘Navy’, ‘Black’ and ‘Cream’ follow a utilitarian aesthetic. There’s a few key differences between the classic 2002R and the Riptop Protection Pack that are worth noting. What once was a breathable mesh base is replaced with nylon, and overlays endure a rugged reimagining. A bungee lacing system completes the rustic trio, arriving in perfect time for autumn/winter.
Taking it alllll the way back to 2004, the Swoosh have decided that almost 2 decades later, it’s time for the revival of the ‘Urawa’ Air Max 1. Reimagining the OG by swapping the red overlays for cement grey, the re-addition still maintains the timeless essence of its ‘04 predecessor. Fiery red detailing within the eyelets, Air unit and insole pay homage to the original, whilst a dark mesh remains a prominent base across the two silhouettes. This is a shoe that both old-school and new-school sneaker enthusiasts can surely get behind, don’t lack!
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