Some highly anticipated sneakers are dropping this weekend. Here’s our roundup of the best, and how you can cop them below.
Yeezy 500 ‘Blush’
Kanye’s take on the dad shoe is a game changing silhouette for adidas as much as it is for sneakerhead culture. Utilising a chunky ADIPRENE® sole, the shoe combines mesh with luxurious suede, nubuck and leather. A number of sources have said the shoes lack of boost does not sacrifice comfort, as this form fitting, chunky shoe is supportive and cosy.
Normally, the best is saved until last. At GARBPROJECT, we love the 500, and think it deserves pride of place. Could this be the shoe to take the dad shoe crown? We think so.
THE 10: NIKE AIR VAPORMAX FLYKNIT
Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE returns to collaborate once again with Nike. Taking the much loved and modern Vapormax silhouette, Abloh’s rework sees an all white flyknit upper, a cut-and-sewn swoosh, tonal suede panelling, orange accenting typical of OFF-WHITE, custom laces and OFF-WHITE’s signature “writing”.
Sitting atop a huge air-packed sole, the sneaker could be a clean addition to your summer rotation.
We think this is the best the Vapormax has ever looked. The mixed textiles offer a deconstructed yet polished look, and are easily the most wearable (partly because of their comfort) from the entire ‘The 10’ pack.
Dover Street Market London – You can only enter the in-store raffle if based in Greater London. An online release will happen on April 14 via the DSML e-Flash store.
Adidas Ultraboost x UNDFTD
The monochrome-branded UNDEFEATED collaboration on adidas’ UltraBoost is finally landing in stores. This shoe has been highly anticipated and teased for months, and you should have a good chance copping the UltraBoost this weekend – in comparison to the releases above.
A primeknit upper sits upon a full-length boost sole, assuring maximum comfort. Complimented by dual branding on the tongue, the most hyped sneakers are releasing alongside a pack of clothing and other boost-equipped shoes, the adizero adios 3.
The hype on these kinds of shoes may have died, but anything with UNDFTD is sure to fly off the shelves. As with any hyped shoe, the UltraBoost has lost its stardom in the sneaker community. Looking outdated in comparison to adidas’ new 4D technology or Nike’s Vapormax equipped pairs, the shoe falls short of what is expected from today’s sneaker manufacturers. Nevertheless, a good summer shoe and one that won’t be hundreds at resell.
Check local OffSpring’s, Footpatrol and adidas Original’s stores.
New Balance M990NB4 – Made in the USA
The king of the dad shoe, New Balance has decided to drop 1,500 pairs globally of the most iconic NB silhouette to date. The 990 was the first ever sneaker to cost $100, and sticking to that philosophy that is the price of the classic pair releasing on Saturday. For £72, the shoe features pigskin suede uppers in an authentic grey colourway, complimented with mesh and navy highlights.
At such an affordable price point, we feel this is a great weekend pickup alternative to the Yeezy 500. Arguably, it’s more limited (a bonus to some), but ultimately this shoe can never go out of style.
Air Jordan 1 ‘Shadow’ OG
Our final shoe of this weekend’s roundup is the Air Jordan 1 ‘Shadow’. Nike and Jordan have finally answered sneakerheads’ prayers by swathing the sneakers in a luxurious tumbled leather, as seen on the recent ‘Bred Toe‘.
Receiving a general release, the Shadow’s will be the easiest to cop out of the five this weekend. Last re-released in 2013, this is the second time the shoe has been retro’d. Featuring the classic ‘wings’ logo, an air sole unit and a clean colourway, pick up your pair at all reputable stores.