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Thirteen Can’t Miss Sneaker News Headlines from April 3rd to April 9th

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With the first full week of April out of the way, the sneaker space saw a number of surprises.

HIGH-GRADE SNEAKERS

After dropping an Easter-friendly pair with Bad Bunny, adidas has tapped Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “South Park” for a Campus 80s ripe for the widely-celebrated stoner holiday on April 20th (4/20). The inspiration?: The genetically-engineered Towelie, first introduced to the show in 2001. Complete with stash pockets underneath the tongue, the terrycloth adidas Originals playfully nods to the talking towel’s affinity (once addiction) to marijuana via the eyes on the top of the tongue, which turn bloodshot when exposed to UV light.

Away from any 3-Stripes branding, Nike SB revealed the SB Dunk High “Maui Wowie” via official images. Although not depicted in the recently-surfaced product shots, the pair’s floral-patterned upper hides a weed plant-reminiscent suede underneath it. Given how popular Nike Dunks have become over the last two years, acquiring the shoes at retail will be a difficult task, but enthusiasts of the 420 holi-daze will surely find a way to mellow themselves out if they strike out.

Elsewhere underneath each respective brands’ umbrellas, collaborations with Prada and PJ Tucker are in the works. Solo efforts on models like the ZX 8000 and Space Hippie 01 were also revealed throughout the past week.

CHRISTMAS IN APRIL

Rumored Air Jordan retros have become commonplace since the turn of the 21st century, with notable attention payed to end-of-year releases. Ahead of this year’s last three months, credible sources within the sneaker space have teased an extensive 20-pair Jordan Holiday 2021 collection. Comprised of the usual suspects (i.e. Jordan 1, Jordan 3, Jordan 6), the lineup will surely assist NIKE, Inc. in achieving yet another record-breaking quarter, especially if the Jordan 11 “Cool Grey” drops.

Zion Williamson’s Jordan Z Code signature sneaker also emerged in the most detailed images yet, while the new Jordan Delta 2 emerged in a handful of heritage-inspired colorways.

FROM APE, TO US, TO YOU

We at Sneaker News have been fortunate enough to have a relationship with the iconic A BATHING APE. Over the last two years, this friendship turned into a product partnership that has reached any sneaker fan’s wildest dream: a sneaker collaboration. We helped create six Friends & Family colorways between the BAPE STA, SKATE STA and COURT STA, and will be giving a pair away to four of you, our readers. For a chance to win, check out all the details regarding the Sneaker News BAPEs, and visit the Sneaker News Store before April 19th at noon.

For a look at all that and more, including the New Balance 550, Yeezys and Reebok Instapump Fury, check out our top headlines from April 3rd to April 9th here below.


Sneaker News And A BATHING APE Announce Friends & Family Collaboration
Entries close on April 19th.
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Air Jordan Retro Holiday 2021 Preview
Start saving up now.
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South Park And adidas Deliver 2021’s Best 420 Sneaker
Complete with stash packets and UV light-changing detailing.
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Zion Williamson’s Jordan Z-Code Revealed In Detail
Interesting.
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A Ma Maniere’s Air Jordan 3 Collaboration Revealed
A formidable lineup.
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Official Images Of The Nike SB Dunk High “Maui Wowie”
Munchies not included.
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The Nike Dunk High Revealed In Black/White
Ol’ reliable.
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adidas Yeezy 450 Slides Earn Hilarious Internet Feedback
And will still sell out.
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Aime Leon Dore Officially Announce Spring 2021 New Balance 550 Releases
Teddy Santis can’t miss.
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PJ Tucker Reveals His Nike Kobe 6 Protro Release
Well-deserved.
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The Nike Air Force 1 Low Earns Its Stripes
Bruce Kilgore’s design is killing its 39th anniversary.
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Jurassic Park and Reebok To Drop A Footwear Collection On May 1st
Didn’t see this one coming.
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This Week In Nike Space Hippie Updates
Fresh, eco-friendly styles.
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