As the East Coast experienced the first taste of spring in amid the one-year-mark of Covid-19 being declared a global pandemic, the top players in the sneaker space confirmed numerous release dates, while various sources on the internet have revealed unofficial looks at now-highly-anticipated drops.
YEEZY SEASON APPROACHING
Kanye West’s Yeezy imprint had a slow start to 2021, but it’s recently had a fire lit under it as a handful of Yeezy release dates were confirmed. The ever-divisive Yeezy Foam Runner emerged in a tonal “Sand” colorway set to launch on March 26th. The now-ubiquitous Yeezy Boost 350 V2 surfaced in monochromatic takes that that’ve breathed new life to the silhouette. “Mono Ice” and “Mono Mist” colorways are accompanied by a “cage”-reminiscent base visible through not Primeknit, but monofilament mesh.
On the mainline adidas end, Bad Bunny’s Forum Low collaboration received a release date: March 17th. Given how busy the Puerto Rican superstar has been as of recent, it’s no surprise the pair’s “Cardboard” and “Mesa” color palette was inspired by his mandatory morning coffee. The German sportswear brand also tapped its kin (for now), Reebok, for the latest offering under the “A-ZX” banner: The ZX Pump blends the original Instapump Fury and ZX 8000.
MORE THAN “DAD” SHOES
For much of the last 30 years, New Balance‘s footwear options had been associated with fathers. And while this segment of consumers still supports the brand, it’s inadvertently inspired one of the last five years’ most unshakeable trends: the “dad” shoe fad.
Models like the New Balance 992 have garnered newfound attention among younger consumers, while boasting a “chunky” look. Yet, the Boston-based brand has made a conscious effort to expand its scoop of business, with particular interest in performance-basketball. Kawhi Leonard’s New Balance KAWHI followed up the hard-to-keep-in-stock OMN1S, and it’s soon being succeeded by the TWO WXY.
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
Travis Scott has arguably been the most influential force in sneakers for the last three years. (If you’ve been eyeing a certain Nike SB, get it now before the Texas-native is seen wearing it!) So it doesn’t come as a surprise that his three-way collaboration with Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design and the Air Jordan 1 has already built so much anticipation ahead of a probably Holiday 2021 drop. France’s Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (unofficially) unveiled a first-look at its Air Jordan 7.
The Nike Dunk Low emerged in a “White/University Blue” arrangement near-identical to the women’s “Coast” option that launched in February. Ahead of this year’s Air Max Day, the Air Max 1 also surfaced in a mismatched “Evolution of Icons” style inspired by over seven models in the revolutionary Air Max family.
For a look at all that and more, check out our top headlines from March 6th to March 12th here below.
Bad Bunny’s adidas Forum Buckle Low Releases On March 17th
Inspirado por el primer café del día.
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Virgil Abloh’s Gifts LeBron James An Off-White x Air Force 1 In Yellow
“VIRGIL WAS HERE”
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Best Looks Yet At The Travis Scott x fragment design x Air Jordan 1
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Paris Saint-Germain’s Air Jordan 7 Goes See-Through
“ICI C’EST PARIS”
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Details Around The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Mono” Pack Emerge
Yeezy season is in near-full-throttle.
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Nike Dunk Low “University Blue” Revealed
Rooted in heritage.
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Kim Jones And Nike Officially Revealed Their Air Max 95 Collaboration
A strong showing in its 26th year.
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adidas’ “Golden Ticket” Secures Guaranteed “Ws” On The CONFIRMED App For An Entire Month
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Nike To Drop The Air Max 1 “Evolution Of Icons” On Air Max Day
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