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.
Nike welcomes the Nike Air Max 1 Keep Rippin Stop Slippin 2.0 – straight outta the vault from the ’08 ‘Greatest Hits’ capsule. The ‘08 sneaker boasts a lairy persona, paying homage to the original ’87 Nike Air Safari – the first sneaker to feature the patterned patent leather. Utilising a ‘Vast Grey’ mesh base as a canvas, ‘Pearl White’ leather panelling injects a refreshing premium edge. The stand out component of these kicks has to be the ‘Black’ textured suede that floods the mudguard and Swoosh, sporting a velcro-resembling finish. Rounding off the silhouette with “KEEP RIP’N” and “STOP SLIP’N” embroidery on each heel – this re-release is one for the books.
Equipped with GORE-TEX technology, these kicks are built to withstand rainy weather. A winter rotation essential – especially for our British readers. Dressed in a ‘Brown Kelp’ hue that resembles the Air Max 90 ‘Wheat’, the upper opts for a rustic flair. ‘Court Purple’ detailing floods the Jumpman tongue and heel branding, bringing a pop of fun and vibrancy to the model. It’s not all serious, after all. The AJ6’s usual toggle fastening wraps things up, ideal for spontaneous on-the-go ventures.
If there’s one thing that Nike have been consistent with this year, it’s releasing less-is-more Air Max 1’s that highlight one predominant hue against white and grey elements. Aligning with this formula, the ‘University Blue’ palette arrives this Wednesday, championing a subdued felt fabric across the mudguard, Swoosh, midfoot and vamp. The serene blue shade also floods the eyelets, insole, Air unit and heel, as well as conventional branding within the tongue and heel. A clean white midsole concludes this crisp offering, apt for the icy months ahead.
Here at The Drop Date, we love a sneaker that seamlessly blends nostalgic aesthetics with progressive design tech, offering a hybrid edge that ticks every box. Throughout its journey, the Swoosh powerhouse has mastered this art. And the upcoming Air Zoom Vomero ‘Sequoia’ is a perfect example of this. Drawing inspiration from ‘90s sneaker steez, the runner sports a monochromatic chunky exterior. The intricate appearance allows for a distinctive flair, achieved through a mixture of leather, mesh, plastic and 3M reflective accents. As well as an impressive look, the Vomero is adorned with the usual dose of performance elements, including a Zoom Air tech-infused sole and signature plastic lace cage and heel counter.
What do you do with a colourway once it’s served its purpose, and earned recognition as an icon? You take it, and throw it over a different model, paying homage to the original brilliance whilst keeping its legacy alive. This time, it’s all about the vibrant ‘Bacon’ colourway, which originally entered as part of the Air Max 90. Now taking over the Swoosh’s IT-shoe, AKA the Dunk Low, the palette has never looked better (- although this is up for serious debate by old school and new school sneaker connoisseurs). Flaunting bright red suede overlays atop a tumbled white leather base, the iteration draws clear resemblance to the OG. Rounded off with a handful of pink and brown accents, this Dunk is likely to fly off the shelves.
Landing as part of New Balance’s latest Made in USA drop, led by Teddy Santis, we have a ‘Mahogany’-hued 990v4 colourway. Resonating with the Boston-based brands commitment to unparalleled craftsmanship, the upper boasts a premium leather fashioning. Contrasting the striking hue, the insole takes on the colour black, as does the comfort-inducing rubber sole. The iconic “N” emblem is highlighted through a clean white outline, whilst silver accents throughout implement a touch of elegance. A vision of streamlined class, these kicks are the one for a simple, yet effective ‘fit.
Spread the word, the Fenty x PUMA Creeper is back! Making a return from the depths of the alliance’s vault (circa 2015), the distinctive silhouette is arriving phatter than ever. Equipped with all of the enlarged trimmings that we’d expect from this iconic revival, the Creeper Phatty features a stacked gum sole and oversized construction. Landing in three colourways of ‘Black/White’, ‘Blue/Green’ and ‘Lavender/Cherry Red’, we’re sure that the offering will be adored by all who rocked the OG’s. And who knows, maybe there’s a whole new gen of Fenty-Creeper-lovers just waiting to be summoned. The legacy lives on… thanks RiRi!
Paying homage to the impeccable quality and style that both contributors possess in abundance, the ‘Pickle Beat’ iteration expresses a dynamic palette of grey, plum and neon lime. Taking notes from the alliance’s previous 990v3 collaboration, the fluorescent hue strikes again within various accents. A silvery grey mesh forms a breathable base, overlaid with premium pigskin suede, emphasising the luxury sophistication. These kicks are clearly in a league of their own, providing stealthy style and unparalleled quality. What else would we expect from a duo so reputable?
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