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Ten Can’t Miss Sneaker News Headlines from August 22nd to August 28th

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As August comes to a close, and autumn officially inches closer, the top players in the sneaker space shared more of their plans for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. But to solely focus on footwear would neglect the current state of the global landscape.

Kanye West and his Yeezy empire have been working on more iterations of the Yeezy Boost 380; NIKE, Inc. has allowed brands like Stussy and KITH to rework the Air Force 1 to their liking, while also lining up more Jordans for the holiday season; adidas and Star Wars continue celebrating The Empire Strikes Back’s 40th Anniversary at no time-expense of the former’s Ultra Boost output; and yet the week has closed with some lackluster excitement for material possessions.

Today, August 28th, marks the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington, as well as 65 years since the unjust murder of Emmett Till. It also marks five days since the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Political inclinations aside, something is rotten in the United States of America. Although some may argue that it’s performative, the question on Damian Lillard‘s NBA bubble jersey is important: “How many more?”

The first year of the new decade has had one-too-many stories regarding unarmed Black people shot to death or severely wounded by police. When will proponents of the systems at play that have historically encouraged the devaluation of Black lives simply question themselves and the institutions they’re defending? Change seldom comes overnight, but the hope is that it doesn’t take another half century, George Floyd, Till, Sandra Bland, Elijah McClain, or Michael Brown.

Sneaker Community Shows Support For Jacob Blake
And for Black lives.
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Nike Air Force 1 Collaboration Preview
Bruce Kilgore’s design is still going strong 38 years later.
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This Week In YEEZY News
No 350s in sight.
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The Nike Kobe 5 Protro “5 Rings” Is Coming
Following a notable Mamba Week.
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This Week In Air Jordan News
A mix of old with what may be the line’s newest silhouette.
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This Week In Nike Dunk News
Animated takes on the ’85 classic.
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Nike And The NBA To Release More Air Force 1s For Upcoming Season
(The logo is correct from a bird’s eye-view.)
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Star Wars And adidas Deliver More Impressive Footwear From Collection
More pairs to celebrate The Empire Strikes Back’s 40th Anniversary.
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This Week In adidas News
The Three Stripes preps some notable nods to its past.
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The Nike Kybrid S2 Gets A “What The” Mix Of Patterns
Arguably one of the best “What The” styles yet.
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