This week was a memorable one in the world of sneakers on more than one front. The usual suspects like Travis Scott and sacai were in the headlines just like usual, but fresh and compelling collaborations enjoyed a share of the spotlight too, thanks to a recently-announced SpongeBob SquarePants and Kyrie Irving partnership, plus a “Coming To America” take on Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s Nike Zoom Freak 1s. adidas Originals and AriZona Iced Tea attempted to sell 99-cent kicks at a pop-up in New York, but the demand was so crazy that the NYPD shut everything down before the doors could even open. And if we’re talking crazy, let’s talk crazy money too: a wealthy Canadian businessman put down an astounding $850,000 to buy 99 pairs of kicks from the recent Stadium Goods x Sotheby’s auction. For all that and much more, check out our top ten stories from July 13th-July 19th directly below.
Air Jordan 1 High ’85 “New Beginnings” Releasing At 2020 All-Star Weekend
The Air Jordan 1 will release in what’s supposedly its most true-to-the-original makeup yet during All-Star Weekend 2020.
SpongeBob Squarepants x Nike Kyrie Collection Revealed
Beloved cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants celebrates its 20th anniversary by linking up with Nike’s Kyrie line for a special capsule collection — two highlights of which are SpongeBob and Patrick’s special Kyrie 5s.
Official Images Of The Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low
Official images of La Flame’s latest Air Jordan collaboration have surfaced ahead of a rumored release at this weekend’s ComplexCon.
NYPD Shuts Down Release Of AriZona Iced Tea x adidas Pop-up
The thirst was real for adidas and AriZona’s 99-cent collaborative kicks in New York.
Billionaire Drops $850,000 On Stadium Goods x Sotheby’s Auction
They’ll be on display in his Toronto museum alongside his personal collection of 142 cars and 42 motorcycles.
The Nike Cortez Shoe Dog Pack Releases On July 24th
Nike looks back to its earliest days with a three-pack of homage-packed takes on the classic runner, complete with designs inspired by alternate brand names.
The Infamous Nike Dunk Low “Viotech” Is Returning
Virgil blew the spot — and the prices — up by frequently rocking “Viotech” Dunks on his Instagram over the past few years, but now you’ll have another shot at grabbing ’em for a reasonable price.
The Next Three sacai x Nike LDWaffles Are Revealed
Chitose Abe’s double-layered kicks may very well be the shoe of 2019 when it’s all said and done, and their second batch of colorways is coming this September.
Air Jordan 4 “Cool Grey” Release Pushed Forward To August 1st
The 2004 classic will hit stockists sooner than expected. That’s certainly not a bad thing.
Paramount Pictures And Nike To Release The Zoom Freak 1 “Coming To America”
No matter if you’re a Price Hakeem stan or a Giannis loyalist, you’re sure to love this clever “Coming To America”-inspired take on the Nike Zoom Freak 1.