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Sneaker News Weekly Buyer’s Guide: 8/4/11

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The first week of August has almost cleared, so if you’re not in the Back To School shopping grind yet, what are you waiting for? A ton of great releases became available this week, like the ‘Flint’-inspired colorway of the new Jordan Fly 23, great new Nike SB varieties, and other can’t-miss selections from New Balance, Supra, and Converse. This weekend will also feature a ton of great releases like the ‘Gucci’ colorway of the Air Jordan 2.0, the Air Force 1 Low VacTech, and the official release of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 ‘Freshwater’. The highlight of this week’s releases may be the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 Blake Griffin 10.0 PE, which will drop at midnight at Nikestore and at Niketown, House of Hoops, and 21 Mercer tomorrow. Check out all of this week’s offerings below and don’t miss out!

Nike Sportswear August 2011 Releases
– Air Force 1 Low, Air Max Ultra, and Air Pegasus ’92
– Darker colorways to match the upcoming season
– Available now at Extra Butter

Converse All-Star N-Wool
– Remastered classic in decorative wool
– Two different colorways
– Available now at Converse

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski
– New ‘boat-shoe’ design with lace-detailing on heel
– Dark Oak suede upper
– Available now on eBay

Jordan Brand August 2011 Releases
– Jordan V.9 Grown, Air Jordan 1 Phat, and Jordan Trunner LX
– Sweet new drops for the coming school year
– Available now at Extra Butter

Supra Skytop III
– New royal blue colorway of Muska’s third signature shoe
– Tonal upper with white midsole
– Available now at Premier

Nike SB Zoom Bruin
– New Binary Blue/Ginger colorway
– Full suede upper
– Available now at Primitive

New Balance August 2011 Releases
– Classic M1300 and 999
– Suede and mesh uppers
– Available now at West NYC

Vans Sk8-Hi Camper Pack
– Two new releases with rich leather uppers
– Brown/Red and Black/Blue available
– Available now at Premier

Supra Fall 2011 Royal Collection Releases
– Luxe Pilot, Low-top Wrap, Vaider, and more
– Season-specific colorways and materials
– Available now at WISH

Nike SB Blazer Low
– Two-toned green and khaki upper
– Full gum midsole/outsole
– Available now at Primitive

Jordan Fly 23
– Lightweight Jordan Brand performance shoe
– Identical midsole unit as Jordan Fly Wade
– Available now at Finishline


Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011
– Blake Griffin ‘10.0’ PE colorway for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game
– Glow-in-the-dark upper with ‘earthquake’ detailing on midsole and heel
– Releasing tonight at Nikestore, tomorrow at 21 Mercer, Niketown, and House of Hoops


Air Jordan 2.0
– Black/Green/Red/White edition
– Reminiscent of the original Air Jordan Spiz’ike colorway
– Releasing this Saturday at Jordan Brand retailers

Nike Air Force 1 Low QS
– Tonal white colorway with VacTech uppers
– Semi-translucent white outsoles
– Releasing this Saturday at select Nike Sportswear retailers

Nike Air Griffey Max 1
– Original ‘Freshwater’ colorway
– Have released early, official release Saturday
– Available this Saturday at Nike Sportswear retailers