Mid-way through May, dozens of new sneakers were previewed for the second-half of 2021.
LEGENDS NEVER DIE
Although Kobe Bryant‘s Estate has confirmed that it didn’t renew its partnership with NIKE, Inc., images of a Nike Kobe 6 Protro commemorating the late Bryant and his daughter Gianna (“Gigi”) surfaced via unofficial images. Dubbed the “Mamba Forever” colorway, the iteration may never see a retail launch, but immortalizes two souls tragically taken with a two-tone color palette that allows the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation logo at the heels to revel in the spotlight.
A handful of Michael Jordan’s signature sneakers emerged in new styles, with the Air Jordan 4 arguably headlining the bunch given its golf-ready modifications. Furthermore, Tinker Hatfield’s second Air Jordan design surfaced in a “Desert Moss” colorway courtesy of Union Los Angeles. (The pair arrives with special 30th anniversary hangtags portraying Sidney Poitier as Walter Lee Younger, an image the boutique took as its logo.) The Air Jordan 1 Low also appeared in a few arrangements, including a “Starfish” ensemble unquestionably inspired by the Air Jordan 1‘s “Shattered Backboard” series.
IT TOOK TWO
Over the last several years, collaborations have become commonplace within the sneaker space, leading to products that’ve transcended culture. Throughout the week, NIKE, Inc. and New Balance were associated with forthcoming joint-efforts that have already garnered much fanfare. Travis Scott was pictured wearing his Nike Air Max 1 in a “Baroque Brown” colorway. The west side of Chicago’s Joe Freshgoods unveiled the highly-anticipated follow-up to his “No Emotions Are Emotions” project: a New Balance 990v3 under his “Outside Clothes” campaign.
Allbirds and adidas sent reverberations out into the sportswear space as they announced the FUTURECRAFT.FOOTPRINT, a low carbon emissions running shoe designed in collaboration with one another. Skepta also shared a first-look at an alternative “Bloody Chrome” iteration of his Nike Air Max Tailwind V, which surfaced accompanied by an equally-red take on the Nike Phantom GT Elite.
For a look at all that and more, including the latest from YEEZY, check out our top headlines from May 8th to May 14th here below.
Nike Honors Gigi Bryant With The Kobe 6 Protro “Mamba Forever”
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Best Look Yet At Travis Scott’s Nike Air Max 1 Collaboration
Tinker Hatfield’s 1987 design gets “CATCTUS JACK’d”.
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Union’s Air Jordan 4 “Desert Moss” Revealed
Alongside a couple of golf-ready makeovers.
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Is Nike Dropping More “Ugly Dunkling” Dunks?
If so, we’re not mad at all.
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The Reebok Answer IV OG “Step Over” Is Officially Returning
As seen in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals.
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FC Barcelona (Seemingly) Gets Its Own Nike SB Dunk
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Skepta’s “Bloody Chrome” Tailwinds To Drop Alongside Matching Phantom Football Boots
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adidas Teams Up With Allbirds To Create Sustainability-Focused Running Shoe
When rivals become partners.
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This Week In Air Force 1 News
Bruce Kilgore’s 39-year-old design lives on.
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