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5 Sneakers To Watch Out For This Weekend

Hey sneaker family! Checking back in because as usual we’ve got another five selection of sneakers that are dropping this weekend for you to have on your radar, and I’m liking the mix this week. We’ve got quite a bit to look forward to, and it’s a variety compared to previous weeks. I’m interested to see what everyone is feeling like from a sneaker standpoint. We’re that weird space where it’s still summertime, but we’re also not that far away from fall. I’m in Atlanta, and the kids are due back to start school in just a couple of weeks, so there’s been tons of back-to-school shopping around here.

We’ve also seen a rise in people returning to the office, but there is still a lot being done virtually (both with work and school). I’m personally leaning more towards fall sneakers at this point, and will have a fall shoe list out soon.

On a different note, I will also be in New York for a few days, and I’m thinking about going to KITH and documenting my experience since it will be my first time visiting the store. Let me know if this is something you guys would like to see! Okay, let’s get to the sneakers.

1. Off-White x Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next% White Solar Red
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Off-White x Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next% White Solar Red

Release Date: 7/23

Off-White is back at again with three different pairs of Nike Air Zoom Tempos that are set to drop tomorrow. All of them are dope in my opinion, but the White Solar Red shoes are my favorite of the three. It’s just something about the white and red blend that catches my eye, and I think it is a great neutral sneaker for those that may not want the other variations due to their bold colors. Plus, it can go with a lot in your closet. I’m typically a “lace swap” sneakerhead, but I wouldn’t even change the laces on this one. It’s perfect as is. If you can’t already tell, I love this shoe.

BUY NOW, 546
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2. Nike KD 14 Multicolor
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Nike KD 14 Multicolor

Release Date: 7/24

The newly announced 2K cover athlete is back with another round of 14s called the “Multicolor.” I’m feeling the vibrant mid-summer tones, and I like the red, white, and blue. I actually don’t own a pair of KDs and I’m looking to change that this year. I might actually end up going with these because I think this can be a good transitional shoe as we round the final stretch of summer and go into fall. What do you guys think? 

BUY NOW, $350
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3. Air Jordan 12 “Twist”
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Air Jordan 12 “Twist”

Release Date: 7/24

Okay you know I normally give a warning for sneakers that I think are best suited for actual sneakerheads as opposed to casual sneaker wearers, but this is going to be the opposite. Yes I know 12s can be considered a collectors item in certain cases so to speak, but these work for “casuals.” It’s very simple, can go with a lot in your wardrobe like the KDs above, and could be a great back to school sneaker if your kid is beyond elementary and maybe even the early years of middle school. I say this because white sneakers and grade school children are a recipe for disaster. If you or your kid is past the age let’s just say 12, then by all means go for it. This could also be a good campus shoe as well.

BUY NOW, $264
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4. Reebok Question Low Phillies
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Reebok Question Low Phillies

Release Date: 7/23

Speaking of back to school sneakers, few do it better than Reeboks. I know I was a “Reebok” kid, and I honestly think that 80 percent of my school sneakers were some form of the “Questions.” Seriously. Reebok has been bringing the heat with their “Question” releases this year, and the “Low Phillies” are next in line. We’ve got the digital next level visual blue, with the burgundy and white that’s inspired by the retro Philadelphia Phillies design, and it’s sick. I’m rocking with these for sure.

BUY NOW, $182
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Okay, I’m going to try something different with this article. I want to transition into including apparel features in some of my articles, and I have a fun one.

TB12 x Under Armour Sleepwear Collection
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TB12 x Under Armour Sleepwear Collection

Release Date: Out Now

Alright for this final entry I’m switching it up a bit to include some apparel that I think is pretty awesome. The GOAT Tom Brady and Under Armour are releasing their new sleepwear collection. Designed to help you recover while you sleep, the apparel is embedded with infused knit fabric that returns infrared energy and minerals to your body and restores muscles faster. The soft, lightweight material delivers superior comfort and breathability to help you settle into bed and get the quality sleep you need, and the apparel has mineral-infused fabric that increases localized blood flow to your muscles and tissues so they can rebuild and recover all while you sleep. This sleepwear is for both men and women and offers a lot of options, so make sure you check it out!

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That’s going to do it for this week! As usual, we’ll be back next week with another roundup, so stay tuned.

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The 12 Best Adidas Collaborations To Buy Now

Last week we covered some of the best Nike collaborations to drop in recent history, so that means now we have to do Adidas right? There is often an argument in the world of sports apparel about which brand is bigger or has more influence. Whatever your stance might be, you have to admit that the Adidas name holds a ton of weight as they currently have the bragging right for partnerships with Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Pharrell to name a few, plus a heavily loaded roster of great athletes representing them. Similar to the Nike article, we’ll be looking at some of the best Adidas collaborations out there, while also giving our favorite selections from each specific partnership. Sound good? Bet.

1. Yeezy x adidas
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Yeezy x adidas

This is an obvious one right? Like them or not, Yeezys have had a profound impact on the sneaker community since 2013. Now Ye wasn’t a total newbie to the sneaker collaboration game having previously worked with brands such as Nike and LVMH, and quickly proceeded to take things to the next level almost immediately upon signing his Adidas deal. Yeezys aren’t just sneakers, they are a part of the culture, and while it’s hard to say for sure what the best Yeezys of all time are, any variation of the 350s could have a solid case (we can’t count the ones he released with Nike even though those are technically Yeezys as well). We’ll go with the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Mono Ice” as those are one of our favorites.

BUY NOW, $274
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2. Pharrell x adidas
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Pharrell x adidas

Since we’re on the topic of musicians we can jump right on over to Pharrell. Pharrell’s shoes are a reflection of who he has been as both an artist and producer—creative, innovative, and unique. Pharrell releases pretty frequently with Adidas as well, and has been with the brand since 2014. For Skateboard P’s collab we’ll go with the HU NMD casual shoes. The bright orange color is an instant attention grabber, and one of our favorites in the Pharrell x Adidas collection.

BUY NOW, $220
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3. BAPE x adidas
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BAPE x adidas

Who doesn’t love a good military-themed shoe? We rock with it heavy over here, and always appreciate when BAPE and Adidas link up. Maybe we are a tad bit biased since we own a pair of the “Camos” ourselves, but this definitely our favorite release so far from this partnership. The Superstars are already a vintage classic, but the added army/camouflage touch is the perfect chef’s kiss. Do you own a pair? Let us know what you think.

BUY NOW, $174
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4. Dame Lillard x adidas
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Dame Lillard x adidas

Okay we’re going to take things up a notch and head over into some of the sports collaborations. Adidas is underrated in this department in our opinion, as some of their shoe releases with athletes don’t always command the attention they deserve. One of those collabs is Adidas’ partnership with Damian Lillard. Dame has a great lineup of sneakers that highlight not just who he is on the court as a fierce competitor, but also his musician side. Our selection is the Dame 7 LNY shoes, which have become one of Dame’s biggest sellers. The shoe was inspired by the Lunar New Year, and were specifically designed to represent Dame Time, which is a common phrase referring to his innate clutch ability.

BUY NOW, $145
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5. Derrick Rose x adidas
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Derrick Rose x adidas

Derrick Rose is another one who’s collection has been vastly underrated. D. Rose has some killer shoes that you should definitely check out if you are looking for a new sneaker to add to your closet, and his releases are very similar to his overall persona as an athlete—quiet but lethal. There’s plenty of shoes available to choose from in his collection with Adidas, and which sneaker you select is all about what you are feeling at the moment. Rose has a shoe for everyone, but we recommend the “Scarlet” sneakers from last year.

BUY NOW, $120
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6. Run DMC x adidas
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Run DMC x adidas

You can’t leave out the historic hip-hop group that made “My Adidas.” You just can’t. This might be the most fitting collaboration to happen in the history of, well…ever, and the two dropped a commemorative 50th anniversary sneaker that paid homage to the legendary group, and their sneaker style (Run DMC was known for wearing shell-toe sneakers without laces). You can still find this special edition sneaker for a reasonable price on secondary outlets such as GOAT and StockX.

BUY NOW, $67
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7. Alexander Wang x adidas
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Alexander Wang x adidas

It’s Alexander Wang. That in itself is enough of a statement, but in case you need a refresher, Alexander Wang and Adidas have come together on multiple occasions to drop a wide variety of sneakers ranging from standard trainers to skate shoes. It’s always nice when the worlds of high fashion and streetwear combine, and every sneaker from this partnership has been cutting edge while still staying true to their individual brand styles. We haven’t included a skate shoe yet, so we’ll suggest the Alexander Wang x Skate Super Super Core Black sneakers from 2018.

BUY NOW, $380
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8. Beyonce x adidas
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Beyonce x adidas

Beyonce only has three collections with Adidas (well four if you count this upcoming one on the 22nd), and all three have featured signature sneakers to go along with the apparel drops. The Ivy Park Forum Mid release from February sold out almost immediately, and actually inspired Adidas to release a separate all-white Forum mid about a week later to capitalize on its success. At the moment it’s still unclear if this new drop will include another round of sneakers (it’s supposed to be beach themed), so we’ll have to see.

BUY NOW, $95
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9. Simpsons x adidas
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Simpsons x adidas

Anything with The Simpsons has us automatically sold. Adidas and The Simpsons have come together on quite a few occasions to release a range of cool colorways. There are plenty of options to choose from if you desire to pick up a pair from this collection. You could go with the Forum Low “Duff Beer” which is a bright red, black, and gold silhouette if you want a bold shoe, or you could opt for something a little more simple such as the “Advantage” Simpson classics. It’s really up to you.

BUY NOW, $169
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10. Missoni x Adidas
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Missoni x Adidas

With a focus on blending Missoni’s style and aesthetic with Adidas’ performance sport apparel, the two have produced fast-selling collections that have included not just sneakers, but also athletic and casual wear. For some reason, the Ultraboost has been Missoni’s go to choice for their sneaker collaborations (with Pulseboost coming in second), and there’s plenty available on the secondary market for you to check out. We recommend the Missoni x Ultraboost Clime “Multicolor” as it is a total representation of Italian luxury style that we are used to from Missoni.

BUY NOW, $89
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11. Bad Bunny x adidas
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Bad Bunny x adidas

Bad Bunny’s partnership with the three stripe brand is literally still in its infant stages, with their first official release dropping this past March. It’s always hard to judge how successful a partnership is going to be early on, but all signs currently point to this being a longstanding deal with significant releases. The “Easter Egg” sneakers were pretty dope, and Bad Bunny has at least one more major drop scheduled for the remainder of 2021, so that will be something for Bad Bunny fans to anticipate in the coming months.

BUY NOW, $415
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12. Prada x adidas
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Prada x adidas

You know what they say—Prada or nada, and apparently Adidas has the same mindset when it comes to their luxury collection. No luxury collaboration is complete without Prada, and Adidas has another slew of sneakers with the brand that just dropped yesterday. The A+P Luna Rossa 21 shoes are available in two brand new colorways, with the option of either black or grey. The shoe itself consists of a PRIMEGREEN upper, a Boost midsole, and a wrap-around outsole providing style and comfort. If you aren’t able to grab a pair, then consider checking out some of their previous drops as they are equally as stunning.

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5 Sneakers To Watch Out For This Weekend

What’s up sneaker family! First things first—did any of you guys get the White Oreos? I mentioned the possibility of doing this a while back, but I would really like to see what new releases you guys are rocking. So if you happened to get the White Oreos or any other recent drop for that matter, then let me know because I think this could be a fun Twitter series! As far as new drops, this week is going to be pretty Jordan-heavy as they are starting off July with some heat. We’ve got a lot to get into, so let’s jump into what’s popping this weekend.

1. Lebron James x Diana Taurasi “La Cabra”
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Lebron James x Diana Taurasi “La Cabra”

Release Date: 7/2

This is actually an honorable mention from last week. Lebron James and Diana Taurasi teamed up to release the “La Cabra” Lebron 18s just in time for the new Space Jam movie due out next Friday. Taurasi is of course a part of James’ highly anticipated follow-up to the iconic 1996 Space Jam film which starred Michael Jordan and will have a key role in the sequel. As far as the “La Cabras” shoes go, these are sick. La Cabra means “the goat” in English, and both James and Taurasi are definitely GOATs for sure.

BUY NOW, $213
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2. Air Jordan 11 Low Quai 54
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Air Jordan 11 Low Quai 54

Release Date: 7/10

Nike is dropping three different iterations of the Quai sneakers this weekend, so you certainly don’t have to go with this edition, but I like these a lot! It’s very Parisian, very African, and focuses on simplicity which I love. You don’t have to do too much with this shoe, and the neutral colors offer a ton of versatility. Plus they are lows and while I do love high tops, sometimes they can be difficult to pair with certain outfits. I say go for these if you are considering.

BUY NOW, $120
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3. Air Jordan 1 Low Quai 54
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Air Jordan 1 Low Quai 54

Release Date: 7/10

Okay, one more from the latest Quai collaboration. I’m including these because I know the black and white dunks are still heavily in demand and hard to get your hands on. This version of the Quai 54s is pretty much the same, but even better, in my opinion. The African prints on the collar are just enough to give the shoe a colorful look without it being too overpowering, and I also think you could play around with these sneakers a bit by swapping out the laces for a white or even red alternative since the outsole is red. Your call!

BUY NOW, $120
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4. ALYX 9SM x Nike Air Force 1 High
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ALYX 9SM x Nike Air Force 1 High

Release Date: 7/9

I saw someone on Twitter say to keep an eye on people who wear black Forces, and honestly, that was one of the funniest things I’ve seen on the internet recently. I’m definitely in the black AF1 crew, and that, in part, is why I am putting these on here. ALYX and Nike are linking up to bring you another round of one of the sickest high tops I’ve seen recently, with its all-black leather and grey straps. The imaginary sneaker designer in me says that you could even replace the black laces with a lighter shade of grey to give it a dope contrast. If these are your style, consider checking them out. Also, there is a white colorway option available if you are one of those people who are absolutely against black Forces.

BUY NOW, $459
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5. Air Jordan 3 Racer Blue
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Air Jordan 3 Racer Blue

Release Date: 7/10

In my opinion, this is more of a “sneakerhead” shoe. I wouldn’t recommend buying these if you are just a casual sneaker wearer. I mean you could, but honestly, this is a shoe meant for certain occasions, not so much everyday wear. Whatever the case may be, the Racer Blue 3s are out tomorrow morning and by now you know the drill. Make sure you set your alarms and don’t oversleep because history tells us that these will be snatched up quickly.

BUY NOW, $199
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Alright, that is going to do it for this week, but before I go I wanted to give a special shoutout to Fulton Insoles. They were kind enough to send a pair of their cork-based insoles over, and I can already feel the difference. I have flat feet and have been encouraged by my doctors since childhood to wear insoles for better alignment. These definitely do the trick and are not only super comfy but easy to fit into your sneakers. Make sure to check out their website!

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The 10 Best Reebok Sneakers You Can Buy Right Now and Where to Get Them

2021 has been an awesome year for sneaker releases thus far, and while every major brand has dropped heavy hitters that have caused a stir, Reebok has been what we consider the “silent attacker.” From the Dee Brown re-releases to the different variations of the Instapumps, Reebok has been on a roll, and we feel it hasn’t been talked about nearly enough. As we’ve said plenty of times before, you can never go wrong with the classics, and Reebok has plenty of them. While doing a 2021 ranking is something we considered, we also realized that some of those shoes are no longer available. Instead, we’ll be giving you a list of newer releases that you can purchase either through Reebok’s official website, or resellers for a reasonable price. Below are ten of them.

1. Power Rangers F/S Hi Women’s Shoes
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Power Rangers F/S Hi Women’s Shoes

Release Date: July 2021

The Power Rangers and Reebok collaboration isn’t being talked about nearly enough in our opinion—especially these. This shoe is progressive, and the technology is incredible with its 3D silver heel clip and color pattern. Additional features include a lace closure with ankle straps, a leather upper, cushioned ankle, and rubber outsole. Definitely check this collection out if you are a Power Rangers fan.

BUY NOW, $120
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2. Question Low Basketball Shoes
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Question Low Basketball Shoes

Release Date: July 2021

A.I. and Reebok have been busy, to say the least, dropping many different iterations of the classic Question Lows this year. The latest is a Clear White colorway which features an all-white upper and ice blue outsole. Silver and green colorways are also available, however, the green edition is only available to Reebok members. If you find yourself frequently buying Reebok products, then you may want to consider signing up for exclusive releases, discounts, and more.

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3. InstaPump Fury OG “Digital Glow”
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InstaPump Fury OG “Digital Glow”

Release Date: March 2021

Cue the evil laboratory vibes. The Digital Glow colorway is up there with some of our favorite releases this year due to their gradient colors, transition effects, and the classic chaotic Instapump design that we all know and love. These sold out quite fast on Reebok upon its release, but you can still find them via reselling websites such as GOAT.

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4. Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi “Bianchetto”
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Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi “Bianchetto”

Release Date: April 2021

Maison Margiela and Reebok have put out some fire shoes in their collection, and these are among the best. By far the best thing about Margiela and Reebok collaborations have been the blending of luxury style with traditional streetwear, and the “Bianchettos” embodies that to the fullest with their rare design and split toe. Similar to the Instapumps, you can still cop them through resellers.

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5. Ghostbusters x Reebok Instapump Fury
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Ghostbusters x Reebok Instapump Fury

Release Date: June 2021

Honestly, Ghostbusters couldn’t have picked a better silhouette than the Instapump Fury for this release. This shoe has all of the classic Ghostbusters colors and logo on top of the traditional Instapump design, and plenty of other cool features that give you a throwback to the 1980s. The Ghostbusters iteration of the Instapumps did as expected, selling out on Reebok about as fast as they were put on the website. Luckily you can still find them on the secondary market.

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6. Daniel Moon Club C Legacy Shoes
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Daniel Moon Club C Legacy Shoes

Release Date: July 2021

Daniel Moon just dropped a new collection with Reebok that features nine different colorways to choose from (though some of the colors are a part of Reebok’s exclusive access program), and are a reflection of the hair stylist’s creative and artsy side. The Solar Green iteration that we have listed is for everyone regardless of membership status and still has multiple sizes available. 

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7. Reebok Pump Omni Zone II NERF Light Jammer Orange
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Reebok Pump Omni Zone II NERF Light Jammer Orange

Release Date: June 2021

Reebok and NERF is another dope summer collaboration, and this one is our favorite for purely nostalgic reasons. The Nickelodeon colors are an instant time machine that takes us back to the early 2000s and seemed to resonate well with the Reebok community as they were another colorway that sold out within the first couple of days of their release. We’ve got you covered though—you can find them below.

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8. Reebok Question Low “Glitch”
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Reebok Question Low “Glitch”

Released in April, we really enjoyed this release because it reminded us a lot of early 2000s sneaker culture in terms of its design and colors. Allen Iverson has done a great job of making his shoe modernized, while still staying true to his personal style, and what made his sneakers so great, to begin with. Definitely check this out if you are looking for a simple sneaker that still stands out.

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9. Hot Ones x Reebok “Spicy and Icy”
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Hot Ones x Reebok “Spicy and Icy”

These still remain one of our favorite releases of 2021. A fiery colorway designed to represent the “Last Dab Apollo Sauce,” the “spicy” edition of this two-part release brought the heat with its fire hydrant red upper, and yellow outsole. It’s not often that we see Reebok go super bold in terms of colors, so this was definitely a welcome sight and something different to start the year.

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10. Reebok More Buckets Men’s Basketball Shoes
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Reebok More Buckets Men’s Basketball Shoes

Doesn’t this shoe just make you feel like you’re at Finish Line? While we do enjoy online ordering, nothing beats being able to have an in-store sneaker experience. As far as this recent release, this is a pretty sick drop from Reebok that hit the market about a week ago, and in our opinion, is a perfect shoe for summer hooping. You gotta update the kicks from time to time, and not only are these aesthetically pleasing, but they are also relatively inexpensive.

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5 Sneakers To Watch For The Holiday Weekend

Ladies and gentlemen we are finally getting the White Oreo Jordan 4s. I repeat we are finally getting the White Oreo Jordan 4s. These have been rumored and anticipated for a long time, and I along with many other sneakerheads couldn’t be happier. Aside from the 4s, we also have some other dope releases to look forward to this Fourth of July weekend (wow it’s really the 4th of July), but if I am being completely honest, my favorite drops came out earlier this week. While I wouldn’t rank the Power Rangers x Reebok collab above the “White Oreos,” I would say they are pretty darn close (if you haven’t already, make sure you check the collection out). That said, there’s still quite a bit to be excited about, so let’s see what we’ve got this weekend.

1. Jordan 4 White Oreo
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Jordan 4 White Oreo

Release Date: 7/3

Let’s just start with the obvious. I’m going to call these the Chick-Fil-A Cookies and Cream milkshake sneakers. That sounds appropriate right? Anyway, I’ve already expressed my excitement over these shoes dropping, so I won’t bore you again with the same spiel. However, I will say that these sneakers having a release date is only half the battle, as we still actually have to get them. This is going to be a fight that will to come down to sheer luck. So make you set your alarms, have a good breakfast, and get ready.

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2. Adidas WMNS NMD R1 White Ambient Sky
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Release Date: 7/1

Okay I know this is technically a Thursday release, but I like these a lot. The soft sky blue theme seems to be one of the current sneaker trends, and in my opinion, the NMD R1s have always had an “ethereal” appearance to them. While not the most dynamic out of all of the weekend releases, I think they still standout in their own way. Plus if you are anything like me, then that means your sneaker closet is one full of variety. Not every sneaker is meant for everyday wear, and these are perfect for a casual day.

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3. Jordan Delta 2 Cerulean Blue
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Jordan Delta 2 Cerulean Blue

Release Date: 7/2

Are these my personal favorites for this weekend? No. Could they potentially be yours? Well that depends on what you are feeling sneaker wise at the moment. Right now I am on my “simplicity” kick, and these are a little much for me (both design and color), but for avid sneakerheads itching for a new pickup I imagine these will be on the checklist at some point. Nike has three different Delta 2s dropping this weekend, so if you aren’t feeling the Cerulean Blue, then maybe check out the Regal Pink or White Royal iterations.

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4. Haribo x Puma Suede
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Haribo x Puma

Release Date: 7/2

It would be a flat out lie if I told you that these didn’t peak my curiosity. I don’t include Puma releases as often as I should, and I’m going to work to incorporate them more when they drop on weekends. The colors are pretty unique in this Haribo collection (especially the green and orange cream colors), and they look like, well…candy. Honestly, I think this drop would have been perfect for the holiday season (especially because of the suede component), but I digress. I’d like to see the types of looks people create with these, so if you happen to pick up a pair let me know!

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5. Reebok x Power Rangers
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Reebok x Power Rangers

Release Date: 7/1

Okay I’m going to break the rules once again by doing a sneaker that has already been released. I’m sorry but there is just no way I was going to leave this one off. The entire collection is dope, but do you see these?! I have never seen a sneaker like this before in my life. It literally looks like something out of an action movie. The fact that technology has progressed to the point where a sneaker with these kinds of features can even be made in the first place is incredible. I’m definitely adding this one to my collection for sure.

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Well that’s going to do it for this roundup. As usual I’ll be back next week with another edition. In the meantime be sure to keep up with me on IG and Twitter!

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33 of the Best Air Jordans

It won’t be hard to find a ranking of the best Air Jordan sneakers and that’s because the brand’s comprehensive catalog of signature silhouettes is unparalleled in the world of sneakers. The Air Jordan started off as Nike’s first sneaker for Michael Jordan, the up and coming rookie out of the University of North Carolina who was destined for stardom before he ever laced up his first pair. Now, years later, the demand for retros and highly coveted colorways is a perpetual cycle that constantly pumps out sneakers to a point where the brand’s annual calendar releases have become a yearly tradition, subject to the commentary of the brand’s fans, its adversaries, and of course, the sneaker blogs. 

Some of those blogs, I’ve written for. Mostly covering sneaker news and lifestyle, studying and writing about sneakers has been my preferred occupation. Penning pieces for both Footwear News and Complex’s sneaker blogs Sole Collector and Complex Sneakers I can’t help but feel like a sneaker anthropologist, constantly internalizing releases, ranking them as a reflex, and considering the impact they might have on the subculture as a whole.

Whether you’ve just picked up your first pair or have been a collector for years, everybody has their own opinion on Air Jordans and more specifically which ones are the best. From the point of view of not only a tried and true sneakerhead but a true enthusiast, this is my calculated list of the 33 best Air Jordans of all time. 

1. Air Jordan I x Union LA “Blue Toe”
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I did my best to avoid collabs and instead focus on the iconic heritage of the brand but instead came faced with the easy choice of copping to the greatness of 2018’s sneaker of the year; the Union LA “Blue Toe.” One of two colorways released in partnership with the LA boutique, the execution on these was unlike what sneakerheads were used to seeing, I mean we’re talking about hand-painted edges here people. Even for a limited release, that level of craftsmanship is truly exceptional. Besides the hype, (finally spent on a worthy cause) what really gets me is the tongue in cheek antics of the brand before the release. Purely to fuck with sneakerheads, the brand set up a booth at LA’s famous vintage market, Rose Bowl, and let the hilarity ensue. Shoutout Union LA’s head, Chris Gibbs, for two perfectly executed concepts on the greatest basketball sneaker of all time. 

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2. Air Jordan XI “Bred”
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The Air Jordan XI “Bred” brings up a lot of thoughts. It’s reputation as the “murder shoe.” It’s a revolutionary combo of patent leather and top-level performance. The relentless hype that continues to dominate holiday releases and of course the time in 2012 when my Mom wouldn’t let a young me camp out to try and buy it. I’m not one for a grudge but when it comes to a sneaker this good, let’s just say I’m still waiting for an apology. 

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3. Air Jordan III “Black Cement”
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The Air Jordan III is a silhouette worth taking up two spots on this list on the pure strength of the “Black Cement” colorway alone. Just as famous and noteworthy as the line’s “Bred” aesthetic, the combo is a forever popular look that continues to sell out on drop day and grab headlines when rumors about a forthcoming release hit the internet. It was a hard choice to not slot the III in the number one spot but as a consolation, it’s included here twice, my best effort to give an iconic silhouette the respect it so obviously deserves.

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4. Air Jordan 1 “Chicago”
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The catalyst for the most dynamic and famous line of sneakers ever, the Air Jordan I isn’t just a sneaker, it’s a movement. From Jordan on the court to Kanye West at Paris Fashion Week and Nigel Slyvester tearing up the streets of NYC, there’s not enough time or words to give this sneaker its proper due. The genesis of modern sneaker history, the AJ1 has seen countless collabs, iterations, and colorways. The OG “Chicago” is a grail unlike any other, coveted and sought after the I has essentially become a hieroglyph, a symbol that connotes greatness, understood by all who know its legacy and continue to feel its impact.

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5. Air Jordan XI “Concord”
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Of all the Air Jordans to pick from, there’s something especially eye-catching about the XI. Soaring to the heights of the line’s popularity, the touch of patent leather (first time for a basketball sneaker) to the stark mesh upper and icy sole on the bottom, the XI is a legend through and through. Perhaps the perfect hybrid between “formal” sneaker and performance model, the inspiration for the design was to give MJ something that paired well with a suit as well as his on-court performance. While some may disagree with this style choice, there’s plenty of advocates for the decision to dress up the Concord with a suit. The XI has seen numerous iterations with different design details like a “45” on the back for the 2018 retro and the clear sole on the 2013 release.

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6. Air Jordan IV “Bred”
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​​​​​​The Shot. Do The Right Thing. The Air Jordan IV is a certified classic. One of the more comfortable sneakers from the line, the 2019 retro of the “Bred” colorway had sneakerheads unflinchingly copping multiple pairs as a necessity rather than an opportunity to make some money. The IV also brought the brand to a higher plane as the first Jordan to have a global release. The “Bred” colorway is an Air Jordan calling card unlike any other and looks just about perfect on the IV. 

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7. Air Jordan V “Grape”
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Decked out in a purple and aqua color scheme, the “Grape” colorway was the first time those colors appeared on a performance silhouette. Furthering the ethos of shattering records and setting precedents, Michael’s fifth shoe, like his game, turned heads and captured the attention of a fan base hooked on the sheer celebrity and greatness they were witnessing. The V seems clunky, a Frankenstein of the past four sneakers with new details like the fat, sometimes reflective tongue, and a shark tooth design on the midsole that referenced the artwork of WWII fighter planes.

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8. Air Jordan VII “Olympic”
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What was once one of the lightest basketball sneakers of all time, the Air Jordan VII was a marvel. Keeping pace with Michael’s on-court excellence, behind the scenes, toiling hard to keep up with Jordan was Tinker Hatfield. The VII did away with the Nike Air branding and introduced a new era for the Jumpman logo. The VII is known for its American color scheme that pays homage to Jordan’s prominent position among one of the best athletes ever assembled, the 1992 “Dream Team” who stood tall on the podium in Barcelona after taking home the gold.

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9. Air Jordan VI “Carmine”
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The VI is synonymous with Jordan’s first championship in 1991, as he clutched the Larry O’Brien trophy in the locker room the sneaker he wore was an important part of his legacy. The “Carmine” colorway stands out with a bright red upper that really pops, separating it from the other toned-down reds like “University Red” and “Bred” that we saw from previous colorways. Fans of the VI also hold the sneaker to be special because it was the last of the Air Jordan line to bear the “Nike Air” logo, recent retros jump between the Jumpman and Nike Air stamp on the heel. After one championship, with several more to follow, the emphasis was now on the Jumpman, arm outreached soaring to the heights of greatness the basketball world had never seen before.

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10. Air Jordan III “White Cement”
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The year is 1988 and Tinker Hatfield, the iconic architect turned designer, debuted for Nike the Air Jordan III. Keeping with the bold move of going no Swoosh, the III was a smashing success. The minimalist and high-quality design was underlined with elephant print on the heel and toe rounding out the design and bringing the sneaker to the forefront of the Jordan product line. MJ was a sensation on the court back then and the III really came to life when Jordan dunked from the free-throw line, tongue hanging out, IIIs tied tight, ready for liftoff. The brand even commemorated the legendary moment with an outsole detail that showed exactly where Jordan planted his foot on the line and sprang into basketball lore forever. 

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11. Air Jordan XII “Flu Game”
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​​​​​​​As far as marketing goes, there’s almost a lesson in every sneaker Air Jordan ever put out. Always capitalizing on current moments and iconic instances, there’s no better example than the history of the Air Jordan XII “Flu Game.” What started as a simple “Bred” colorway evolved into one of the brand’s most storied sneakers, all thanks to the Flu, or a hangover, or some bad Utah pizza, depends on what you want to believe. Despite the actual circumstance that brought Michael Jordan to that iconic moment, the Flu Game XIII was forged from Michael Jordan being Michael Jordan, giving us another example of greatness personified. 

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12. Air Jordan VIII “Bugs Bunny”
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Maybe one of the greatest marketing crossover events of all time is that of Jordan brand and Bugs Bunny. The advantageous partnership brought us Space Jam, this Air Jordan VIII colorway, and more. The “Bugs Bunny” colorway graces the silhouette from 1993 and brings a carpeted tongue (the first of its kind) to complete the color scheme of red, gray, and white. The iconic double velcro strap and booty sock insert take inspiration from Nike’s Huarache line and makes the VIII a standout both visually and technically. The sneaker’s only fault is its weight, slap a gray and white speckle on the upper and you’d have a true “Cement” colorway.

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13. Air Jordan XIII “He Got Game”
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The Air Jordan XIII was a legend in its own right, but the story goes far beyond MJ’s on-court feats with this sneaker. In 1998 Spike Lee released “He Got Game” a basketball film for all time that features Jordan athlete Ray Allen. The sneaker is almost a subplot in itself, I can still hear Denzel Washington questioning the $150 price tag in the sneaker store scene. The color scheme is all but masterful, a simple white and black with red accenting. A recent retro saw the famous colorway again in 2018, but if you’re looking to come down with a pair it’ll cost you much more than what Mr. Shuttleworth paid.

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14. Air Jordan IX “Cool Grey”
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The Air Jordan IX first hit stores in 1993, a strange year that saw Michael Jordan driving the ball to the outfield instead of through the lane and into the paint. Nevertheless, the Air Jordan IX was born with its nubuck construction, leather, and reflective accents on the heel; the bulky silhouette worked well for the cleats he wore and included some eye-catching colorways worn by athletes like Penny Hardaway, Kendall Gill, and B.J. Armstrong who ran the hardwood in the IX in MJ’s absence.

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15. Air Jordan II “White/Red”
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 The Air Jordan II had a similar job to the XII (or vice versa) – follow up an extremely popular and successful silhouette. A criminally underrated sneaker, the II had a full plate of continuing to bring the hype that the I had started. A bold move to go sans Swoosh, the II channeled the aesthetic of high-end luxury Italian boots and was the first performance basketball sneaker to be considered luxurious. The II was successful in its own right and laid the foundation for the III, a widely popular sneaker that is an easy Top 3 Jordan of all time.

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16. Air Jordan X “Steel”
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Like most Air Jordan models, students of art and design could learn a couple of things. With something as simple as a basketball sneaker, Jordan really set the tone for above and beyond design (obviously Tinker Hatfield is largely to credit). The Air Jordan X gives a free lesson in repetition, similar to Michael’s greatness, and the brand’s relentless retros, repeating something over and over again is a testament to the pattern of greatness the brand continues to perpetuate. “Steel” gives the sneaker a simple black and white colorway with the repeating colors on the tongue and outsole which also features the special detail of Michael’s numerous achievements engraved in the rubber.

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17. Air Jordan XII “Michigan”
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The predecessor of the iconic XI, the XII was a follow up of epic proportions. The sneaker quickly became a popular on-court model that’s widely regarded as one of the brand’s best performance models. The “Michigan” colorway is just another shining example of the perks of being a big-time Jordan sponsored school. The leather upper gets swapped out for a rich suede and features a bold yellow “M” branding hit on the tongue.

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18. Air Jordan VI “UNC”
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The Air Jordan VI is mainly important for it’s introduction to a two-hole pull system on the tongue and rear loop for Michael to put his sneakers on easier. The lacing system features a cinch for extra tightening but the sneaker’s real glory comes in the form of this colorway honoring his alma mater. As opposed to other bright powder blue and white colorways that reference the Tar Heels, the upper is drenched in black with baby blue on the silhouette’s accents instead of taking center stage. A delicate balance between bold and understated, the VI is a model that any fan of the brand has to have.

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19. Air Jordan XIII “Ray Allen PE”
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While trying to stay away from PEs and collabs for this list, I thought it would only be right to mention the Ray Allen PE when speaking on the XIII. A sneaker some point to as the end line of worthwhile Jordan models, it’s oddly luxurious and seemingly inflexible. Despite Jordan’s penchant for the model during his 1997-1998 season, the sneaker is sometimes hard to look at. It’s chunky design, small tongue, and weird marbled branding hit on the ankle collar are just some of the details leaving you both curious and confused. Overall it’s a sneaker that pushes boundaries and in this particular colorway comes with a hefty price tag.

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20. Air Jordan XIX “Flint Grey”
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Late-model Air Jordans were known for pushing the boundary of sneaker design. With some of the loudest and daring design aspects, what some would call “ugly” is what most now describe as “daring” and “brave.” The Air Jordan XIX kept up a long-running streak of bold design by introducing elements of patent leather (seriously take a look at that toe box), a velcro strap, and mesh screen on the upper covering the laces. Other strong technical elements made the sneaker a performance model, but as time goes on, and our definition of performance changes, the XIX looks more and more like something you’d see in a museum than on the foot of a basketball player. The 2019 retro brought the sneaker back into the headlines, this time loaded with nostalgia, a special “Melo” branded insole rings familiar to those following Carmelo Anthony’s career and relationship with the brand.

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21. Air Jordan XX “Laser”
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The Air Jordan XX is both simple and complex. The line’s 20th signature sneaker works in a creative ankle strap and lock-in system at the forefoot covering the laces (the latest of the past five sneakers to do so). The silhouette is decked out with important numbers and symbolic graffiti lasered onto the upper. The sneaker experimented with a new midsole technology called Independent Podular Suspension – I.P.S. for short which put pods on key parts of the foot for support.

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22. Air Jordan XX8 “Green Camo”
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The Air Jordan XX8 takes inspiration from military boots – their high and tight construction was ideal for performance, the key element was a zipper which almost spanned the entire sneaker. For a more casual look, the unzipped version revealed the tongue and ankle collar for a different type of wear. The sneaker gave a locked and loaded feel for performance and set a foundation for the next Air Jordan superstar, Russell Westbrook. The brand’s been picky with people not named Michael Jordan but with Westbrook’s OKC Thunder performance on the rise, the brand rewarded him with a sponsorship in 2012. The silhouette saw a wild variety of wacky colorways, some of which dressed in the blue, orange, and white, of the Thunder.

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23. Air Jordan XV “Obsidian”
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While some might argue that Air Jordan fell off after the XII, there’s something to be said for MJ’s late models. Taking a dip into the world of weird and experimental design, the XV is one of the better avant-garde performance models. Even though it looks more like a Parsons conceptual design project than a basketball sneaker, there’s something about this unique shape and concept that speaks to the bravery of the Nike designers responsible for MJ’s post-retirement sneakers. The XV took a giant leap into the unknown of the sneaker world and took fresh risks with design elements and materials, for better or worse.

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24. Air Jordan 1 Retro High “University Blue
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Air Jordan 1 Retro High “University Blue

This may be a newer release, but the “University Blue” 1s are steadily gaining steam and traction, selling out instantly upon its release. One of the most highly coveted Jordan 1s out there, the “University Blue” iteration of the 1s is known for its cloud white upper and baby blue overlays, and remains a tough buy for common sizes.

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25. Air Jordan 25 “Black Red”
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Air Jordan 25 “Black Red”

Nike dropped a killer at the start of 2021 with the Air Jordan 25 “Black Reds.” The “Breds” have been among the most popular J’s for a while, and this has slight potential to possibly be top 10 in terms of Jordan releases for the year 2021. Modeled after the Chicago Bulls team colors, the shoe included suede overlays in the back, the classic Jumpman tongues, and a white midsole. 

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26. Paris Saint-Germain x Air Jordan 1 “Zoom”
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Paris Saint-Germain x Air Jordan 1 Zoom

Releasing earlier this year, the Paris Saint-Germain Jordan 1s were collaboration between two powerhouse brands, and featured a tie-dyed purple and pink collar, a cream suede upper, and black overlays. The PSGs are an incredibly versatile shoe, that will go down as one of the best Jordan 1 collabs in recent years.

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27. Air Jordan 3 “Cool Grey”
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Air Jordan 3 “Cool Grey”

Who could forget this classic from 2007? Re-released in February, the Cool Grey AJ3s sport an all-grey colorway with an elephant theme design in the overlay, and were one of the most successful recognizable Jordans of the late 2000s. 2000s culture does seem to be making a comeback, so this re-release was just in time.

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28. Jordan 5 Retro Alternate Bel-Air
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Jordan 5 Retro Alternate “Bel-Air”

These sneakers were self explanatory. When you think of “Bel Air,” your mind automatically goes to the bright vibrant colors that were associated with the Fresh Prince of Bel Air logo. Drawing inspiration from that very logo, this iteration of the 5s featured the slightest hints of blue, green, purple, and pink, giving you a major throwback to the early 1990s.

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29. Air Jordan Retro High OG
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Air Jordan Retro High OG

There was absolutely no way this shoe could be left off the list. The Retro High OGs have by far been one of the most popular shoes of the last year, with just about every major sneaker influencer rocking a pair. The shoe itself is very simple—it’s just a regular black and white colorway that happens to be very eye-catching. These OGs don’t come cheap, however, as the starting price seems to be roughly $1,000, but apparently they are very much worth the investment.

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30. Jordan 3 “Midnight Navy”
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Jordan 3 “Midnight Navy”

This may be a debatable choice, but the Midnight Navy Jordan 3s deserve some love. They can definitely be classified as a top sneaker in terms of recent releases, and they were extremely hyped. The blue and grey overlays really added to the appearance of the shoe, giving this Georgetown inspired university silhouette a memorable look.

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31. Air Jordan 3 “Retro UNC”
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Air Jordan 3 “Retro UNC”

You can never go wrong with the Retros. One of the best releases of 2020, the “Retro UNCs” are still in pretty high demand. Obviously anytime you see Jordans labeled as “UNC” you can expect for the shoe to be a blue and while colorway, and while there have been different variations over the decades, something about this shoe stands out in comparison to others.

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32. Travis Scott X Air Jordan 6 British Khaki
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Travis Scott X Air Jordan 6 British Khaki

By now you all know just how influential Travis Scott is, and how everything he touches turns the gold. While the “British Khaki” shoes may not be sneakerheads’ favorites in terms of 6s, they are pretty unique. The taupe cargo military theme really helped take the shoe to the next level, and the suede element makes it suitable for the cooler seasons.

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33. Air Jordan 1 Mid GS SE “Fearless”
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Air Jordan 1 Mid GS SE “Fearless”

Not much needs to be said about these—the Air Jordan 1 “Fearless is hands down one of the hottest AJ1s ever. Maybe it’s the slight outline of red against the black suede? Whatever the case, the Fearless AJ1s are a must-have for any sneaker collector.

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How to Spot Fake Sneakers: A Beginners Guide To Sneaker Authenticity

If you are looking to dive into the sneaker resale game or cop a cool pair of kicks without getting scammed, this is the article for you. 

Over the past decade, sneaker empires like Nike and Adidas have been releasing limited-edition sneakers. The main point behind the ‘drop’ or release of the sneaker is maintaining a hype around the shoe. Brands know that they would no longer be rare or sought-after if they made a surplus of sneakers, therefore putting the resale market into extinction. 

As these brands continue to stay aware of the hypebeast culture, it is essential that sneakerheads and buyers alike know the multiple flaws of the sneaker resale market.

Circling the web is the one and only black sneaker market. This is where a multitude of fraudulent transactions take place. For multiple reasons, this occurs, and most specifically, the lack of knowledge on the industry. Seeing this as an issue, I decided to jump right into researching ways to properly join sneakerheads in collecting the hypest shoes in the game. 

Here is a beginner’s how-to spot fake sneakers guide—filled with tips, tricks, and insight on the world of sneaker authenticity.

1. Only purchase sneakers off of trustworthy websites that have detailed columns highlighting their ‘Sneaker Authenticity’ process.
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Now before you get click-happy because you just found that one pair of kicks you’ve been in search of for months on end, take a moment to understand what you might have just landed yourself on. Although it seems to be a legitimate website where purchasers often go – take precautions because that, my friends, is exactly how the black sneaker market lures you in. They create websites that make you believe it is too good to be true and boom, you enter your credit card information, and it’s game over from there. As you might think that a pair of fresh kicks is en route to your doorstep, there is now a high percent chance that could be the case. 

To avoid it’s best for you only to use trustworthy websites. To date, StockX and GOAT are two of the most popular resale websites operated by sneakerheads – as they pride themselves on sneaker authentication. Brands like GOAT are so legit that they hire ‘Sneaker Authenticators’ to ensure authenticity and verify quality control measures are met. 

2. Research the original asking price of the sneaker, there is no need to get oversold and if you think you just hit the jackpot, you’re silly.

For sneakerheads and newcomers alike, the time of the drops can tend to be of high stress due to the demand and limited availability of the sneakers. 

Just recently, Nike dropped the newest colorway of the Sacai VaporWaffle sneakers. In minutes, they were sold out and being resold for 2x the original price of the kicks. To give you a rough estimate, these limited edition sneakers were originally listed for $180, now to get your hands on a pair, they start at $289. 

Keeping the hype in mind, be aware of the original asking price of the sneakers because there is no need to be paying more than necessary. Certain websites like StockX actually provide you with the retail place, resale low and high, and even the trade range, when you get to that point.

3. If you are purchasing used sneakers – make sure to use GOAT.

On the GOAT website, you can purchase used sneakers. Essentially this does not mean that the sneaker will be less in price but it will ensure authenticity. GOAT uses the identical process to authenticity all their sneakers, new and used alike.

“All resale products are verified by a combination of machine learning technology as well as in-hand verification to ensure the product is both authentic and as described,” stated the site. With the company’s longstanding history, they have been able to log thousands of data points on each product to help define what authenticity means. The sneaker reseller has got it down to a science from the stitching, texture, color, and so much more.

4. If you are purchasing brand-new sneakers, use GOAT or StockX.

Many people don’t know that GOAT and StockX actually have a few differences that attract two types of sneaker buyers – the used and the new. Interestingly enough, StockX only sells brand new sneakers. At the time of the drop, they release a batch of sneakers and once they are sold out, the resale market comes into play. 

5. StockX is one of the only sneaker resellers that use a multi-step verification system.

The puzzle pieces are finally coming together as to why StockX is one of the most used sneaker resale websites to date. This platform uses a six pillar process that is guaranteed to verify authenticity. How it works, the item gets sent through each checkpoint: condition, construction, packaging, accessories, advanced technology, and quality assurance. If the product checks off each box, then it is good to go and ready to be sold.

6. Look to see the payment methods available for use on the websites.

If the website or vendor you are buying from uses PayPal as one of their purchasing methods, this is a huge green light in the authenticity world. PayPal provides all buyers with excellent protection – so much in fact that if the buyer is scammed, the company fronts the bill. 

7. The condition of the box will be advised prior to purchase – so keep an eye out.

When purchasing sneakers off of popular websites, they will inform you if the box is in new condition, lightly damaged, or there is no box provided. Regardless of the outcome, this does not have a significant effect on the authenticity of the sneakers, but it is something to keep in mind, especially when you are thinking of reselling the sneakers. The box does place a toll on the selling point of sneakers if you are in the big league market.  

8. Examine the SKU number and labels inside of the sneakers.

All authentic sneakers come with an SKU number. You can find the number on the labels inside the shoes. This number should match the one on the box. If these numbers are not identical, then there is a huge chance that you are looking at a fake pair of kicks. That being said, please make sure that you check the SKU number as soon as the item is received – big sneaker companies do not make any flaws on their packaging. 

9. Banking on the legitimacy of the Authenticity Card is not a great idea.
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Sneakers come with authenticity cards, which are great to have when you can resale a shoe. This is proof of authentication. Currently, there are not many ways to prove that the sheet of paper supplied to you is accurate. It is essential that you not only rely on getting an authenticity card with your sneakers.

10. Don’t rely too heavily on authentication apps.

Technology once again does not fail. CheckCheck and LEGIT APP are applications that give proof of authentication on sneakers. With years of industry expertise under their belt, the app is configured to use a two-step process. Step 1 is the AI scan. The database points out “potential discrepancies.” Step 2 is Co-Authentication where two experts review the sneakers, give them a pass, not pass, and cannot verify ratings. 

The one upsell of the application is the $1 USD fee for its service. Therefore, you could be better off using a reliable sneaker source – since it could take up to 30 minutes for the answer grade to be sent in.

11. Upon arrival, use your senses to analyze the sneakers.
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At first look – what do you see? Are they the proper colorway? Smell those babies, do they give off a toxic smell? Is the material of the sneaker seem right or is it a bit on the flimsy side? 

These are all the questions that you need to ask yourself to verify the authenticity of your newest copped sneakers. 

At first look – what do you see? Are they the proper colorway? 

Each pair of sneakers should be one of the same. That being said, the shoes’ colorway will be the same as the original image on the brand’s website. If they seem to be off or a color patch is not correct, that is an instant red flag. 

Smell those babies, do they give off a toxic smell? 

Funny enough, if the sneakers are not real they will give off an exciting scent because of the cheaper materials used to configure the shoes. This is a major freebie on the sneaker authentication list. 

How does the material of the sneaker feel? Does the shoe look like it was pieced together last minute? 

Depending on the shoe – it is pretty easy to replicate a sneaker. As to many conclusions, the Yeezy Adidas sneaker is the most counterfeited shoe to date with the reasoning being quite simple. These popular kicks are made up of a concise equation of knit material and boost soles. With these items at hand, making the sneaker is a breeze like no other. Ways to check a shoe like the Yeezys would be to look at the shoe’s sole and check to see if there is excess glue. If glue is overflowing it is likely these are fake sneakers. 

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5 Sneakers To Watch Out For The Weekend of June 25th

What’s up sneaker family! Hope everyone is having a great refreshed week so far. Summer is officially in full swing, which means our shoe game has to be impeccable as we go about our summertime activities. As usual we have a roundup of five weekend sneakers that you should consider checking out if you are looking for a new pickup, and it’s a good selection of sneakers to choose from this go-round if you ask us. Let’s jump in and see what the sneakerheads are talking about this week.

1. Nike Air Force 1 Low Swingman
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Nike Air Force 1 Low Swingman

Release Date: 6/25

Paying homage to Ken Griffey Jr. and his father Ken Griffey Sr., the “Swingman” is a baseball take on a classic silhouette, and one of those sneakers that are “simple,” but still dynamic in their own way. If you know anything about Ken Griffey Jr., then you know his swag was effortless. He never tried too hard, and his style and persona have always been reflected in his sneaker releases. The color of this shoe is similar to the Seattle Mariners team colors, and you can pick these up via Nike.

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2. NERF X Pump Omni Zone II Light Jammer
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NERF X Pump Omni Zone II Light Jammer

Release Date: 6/25

If you grew up in the 2000s like myself, then this is a major throwback. Anytime I see anything NERF related, I automatically think of those Y2K Nickelodeon commercials, and playing outside during the summer. I guess since we are in the summer season, this is the perfect shoe to bring back the nostalgia, or pass down if you have children so that way they can experience the joy of your own childhood. The sneakers are covered in neon green and orange, and can apparently glow in the dark which is super cool. It may be the kid in me, but I think these are super dope. NERF and Reebok also have other colorways dropping this weekend that are worth checking out as well.

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3. Nike Dunk Low WMNS Candy
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Nike Dunk Low WMNS Candy

Release Date: 6/25

It seems like we are getting all of the vibrant colors, patterns, and nostalgia this weekend, which I’m not mad at all. Some of us have had luck hitting on Dunks this year, while others (I.E myself) haven’t had much. Perhaps the tide will change with these? Either way I like these shoes a lot! Named “Candy,” the sneakers have a blend of what personally reminds me of cotton candy. I also think you could play around with the laces to customize the shoe to your liking if you are a “swap the laces” kind of sneakerhead. You could definitely experiment with light pink laces, and even try teal, baby blue, or variations of any of the colors included on the sneaker. This is a perfect carnival shoe in my opinion.

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4. Ishod Wair x Magnus Walker Nike SB Dunk High
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Ishod Wair x Magnus Walker Nike SB Dunk High

Release Date: 6/25

Magnus Walker doesn’t need an introduction. In addition to being a renowned designer, Walker is also an avid car collector, and is now teaming up with Ishod Wair to bring a vintage early 1970s high top inspired by his 1971 Porsche 91, which was nationally recognized in his Urban Outlaw documentary. These shoes are smooth, and I’ve always found 70s racing culture to be interesting. An underrated feature on this collab is the slight “dusty” (in a good way) look of the shoe. It makes you feel like you are actually at a race, and I like sneakers that capture that real time element.

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5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar x Adidas Forum
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Adidas

Release Date: 6/26

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Adidas are joining forces for an excellent cause. Abdul-Jabbar and Adidas will release a limited-edition Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Forum shoe in an effort to raise funds for his Skyhook Foundation. The sneakers are custom designed by Sneaker Customizers Factory8384, and will go for $1,000 each, and as mentioned before, 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Skyhook Foundation. The shoe will release at tomorrow’s Sneakercon, and is truly a beautiful silhouette that captures Abdul-Jabbar’s giving spirit, basketball success, style and creative nature.

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That’s all folks! As usual I will be back next week for a new roundup!

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The 17 Best Sneaker Websites for Buying Kicks

Buying shoes can be a difficult thing — even for the most ardent sneakerheads out there. You’ve got to worry about release times, what brand is dropping what shoe, and how popular the release is. 

It’s not easy keeping track of all of it. If you’re new to the sneaker game, that part of things can easily turn you away. But fret not, friends. All hope is not lost. There are websites and calendars out there to help you find those shoes you’ve been wanting for months now. 

Don’t know where to find them? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are the 15 best websites you should use to buy your favorite sneakers.

1. SneakerLinks.com
SneakerLinks.com

Sneaker Links is so good because it puts everything in one space for you. As soon as you log on to the site they have upcoming releases lined up for you as well as a section showing past releases. If you’re looking for a specific product, you can type it into the search bar and it’ll give you all the information about the drop including where you can buy it, how much it costs and whether it’s available right now or not.  And if you’re not looking for anything in particular, it has links to different brand sections like Yeezy, Nike Jordan and more. It’s a pretty useful site.

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2. Solelinks.com
Solelinks.com

Sole Links and Sneaker Links are unrelated, but they perform much of the same task in giving folks looking for the latest drops the most information about them. When you jump on to Sole Links, they list the upcoming sneaker drops out in a menu on the site. Click whatever shoe you’re looking for and they have all the information you need to cop — the release date, where you can buy both nationally and internationally, and they even have where you can find the sneaker on the resale market. The site also has an app that you can download that sends notifications on upcoming big drops just before they’re about to happen.

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3. SneakersnStuff.com
SneakersnStuff.com

Sneakers N Stuff as a franchise is pretty great, but its website is even better. They consistently have the latest and greatest drops in the sneaker world available on their site. It’s not bot-proof, but it does take excess security measures in preventing bots from invading the site with a bunch of security protocols you have to do before it allows you in. Like every other sneaker site, they have a release calendar that shows you what’s coming down the line. They also have an abundance of brand products available on-site from Nike to Kahru. Not to mention all the sales it feels like they always have.

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4. Sneakershouts.com
Sneakershouts.com

Personally, I was introduced to Sneaker Shouts through its Twitter account. The account shared all of the latest discounts available on different websites and sent tweets out about the latest hype drops that were coming every weekend. Once I learned they had a website? It was over. The website’s landing page has the latest releases and restocks that have dropped from around the industry. Its menus include new releases, sneaker deals and even deals in a general fashion, including everything from. Big Streetwear brands like Chinatown Market to other brands we know like Champion and Patagonia. It’s best used for sneakers, but it’s good to know the site has other functions as well.

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5. Ebay.com
Ebay.com

Now, this one probably seems kind of obvious and it might also feel a bit dated. But there aren’t many better sites out there to cop kicks on than eBay. Obviously, visiting the secondary market space means that you didn’t cop the shoe that you wanted at retail. But eBay allows you to at least haggle that price before you pay too much more and it also provides expansive consumer protections that save you from being duped by fake products. The best part is that there are a ton of vintage and OG kicks just sitting on the site. Anyone who considers themselves a sneakerhead has been through eBay at least a few times looking for steals on some kicks someone has forgotten about. It’s a real treat when you find something nice.

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6. StockX.com
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StockX.com

In recent years, StockX has probably overtaken eBay as the primary tool sneakerheads use to browse through the secondary market and for good reason. The site offers a bunch of tools and protections for both consumers and sellers that keep folks coming back. They treat the sneaker market like the stock market — you get to see the going rate for the sneakers you want over its lifespan. Like eBay, StockX operates on a bidding system where the seller sets the lowest ask and bidders compete to make the highest bid for a product. Having the context of what the sneaker generally goes for helps consumers make decisions on how much they’re willing to pay. It’s extremely useful, even if you’re not going to make a purchase on StockX

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7. GOAT
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GOAT

Now, GOAT isn’t really a website. But it functions in the same way that StockX and eBay do in terms of using a bidding system to purchase shoes on the secondary market. Unlike StockX, it doesn’t have an expansive view of the sneaker market. But when you’re making an offer you can see what the highest bid is and what you need to do to beat that bid out. They also sell both new, used, and defective sneakers and occasionally provide discounts for their customers to use so no sneaker goes to waste on this app. They also dabble in streetwear, too.

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8. KicksUnderCost.com
KicksUnderCost.com

Like Sneaker Shouts, I was also introduced to Kicks Under Cost as a Twitter account. The account occasionally had the latest in drops coming down the line, but its primary function is finding you the best discount possible on the kicks you’re looking for. As soon as you jump on the site, they have a section for the most recent deals. Instead of having a bestsellers section, they have the best selling deals section. It has dropdown menus for shopping by brand, the latest deals and new releases. It’s a pretty simple site, but its function in the ecosystem is essential.

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9. Grailed.com
Grailed.com

Like eBay, Grailed focuses on the most sought after kicks that have hit the secondary market. Let’s say you’re looking for the Nike x Travis Scott dunk that dropped earlier this year. When you click on sneakers, that shoe is included at the very top of the site. You can click on it and it’ll show you every single listing of the shoe with prices to go with it. You can click one and make an offer or you can buy it immediately. Unlike StockX and GOAT, you can also message the seller to try and negotiate a bit or ask any questions you may have. This site’s biggest focus is streetwear, but its system is so good for sneakers even if it’s not as expansive as some other places.

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10. Adidas.com
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Adidas.com
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Adidas is pretty obvious here, right? Of course you’d go to a brand site to buy its kicks. But even though this is a layup, there are still things they could’ve messed up. But they didn’t—the site is flawless. It’s so incredibly clean and well organized. They always have their promotions lined up as soon as you log on and they’re only one click away whereas, for some of their competitors, it seems like you can never quite find what you’re looking for. They have a notification system for sold out sizes that is incredibly useful and their essentials section always seems to hit all the right notes—they include actual essentials and not just the latest products.

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11. Nike.com
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Nike.com
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The best part about Nike’s website is that you don’t really have to travel very far to find exactly what you’re looking for. If you just scroll down a bit as soon as you pop on the first page, they show you the trending shoes of the day, weekly curated picks and new products that have just come in. That’s all separate from the SNKRS app, which shows you Nike’s release calendar and allows you a chance to buy the most hyped shoes they have coming down the line. You’ve got to be quick, though, before it sells out in a matter of minutes.

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12. Amazon.com
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Amazon.com
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Amazon isn’t necessarily the place that you’d think you’d be able to buy good shoes, but I’m telling you, don’t sleep on Amazon when it comes to sneakers. Sometimes you stumble upon gems there. For example, they’ve got a bunch of pairs of Adidas FYW 97’s available right now that you can buy from half off that come with prime shipping. Now, given the circumstances of COVID-19’s impact on the company and shipping, it’s not likely that you’ll get them in two days as an Amazon Prime member. But it’s still good to know that you’ll have that option whenever all the dust settles here.

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13. KicksDeals.com
KicksDeals.com

KicksDeals is primarily a Twitter account built to keep you up on the latest deals in the sneaker world much like Kicks Under Cost. However, this site is much more expansive in terms of the search options it gives people. They have menus for Jordan deals, Nike deals, the best overall deals and even Nike’s clearance stuff. They also have a menu separating every deal by brand. The best part of the site might be the ability to “upvote” deals made that are made available—sort of in the way Reddit users can do the good posts in their favorite forums. That’s useful when sorting through deals that are still active and inactive.

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14. Footlocker.com
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Footlocker.com
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Foot Locker just became a huge option in finding sneakers that you like because of its FLX program. Through Footlocker’s FLX rewards system, any purchase you make builds up points toward rewards in the future on Footlocker and any of its subsidiary sites including Eastbay, FootAction and Champs. That makes having an actual Footlocker rewards account much more valuable—if you’re shopping at one of these sites you might as well be shopping at all of them. The best part is that when they each have a raffle, you’ll be able to enter for that specific shoe that you want once but that entry travels across sites so it makes it easier to avoid bot clutter.

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15. Finishline.com
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Finishline.com
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Finish Line’s STATUS rewards program might not be as expansive as Footlocker is right now, but it’s definitely worth being a part of. The more points you accumulate, the more money you get back that can be used toward another purchase. Every time a user earns 200 points, they get $20 back. Each dollar you spend with Finish Line is worth ten points as a lower-tier member in the program. The higher you get, the more points you earn. It’s a pretty sweet deal for sneakerheads. As your rewards build-up, the easier and cheaper it becomes for you to buy shoes.

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16. Sole Retriever
Sole Retriever

While not an official sneaker buying website, Sole Retriever is a sneaker raffle service that helps give consumers a better shot at snagging sneaker Ws. For each specific drop, users will have the option of entering their name in a raffle through a generated list of online retail locations that will have access to the shoe. Through Sole Retriever, users will also have the opportunity to discover new stores and all of the information and resources necessary to increase their odds of landing a pair.

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17. Hypebeast
Hypebeast

While technically designated as more of a streetwear website, Hypebeast does have a section specifically for sneakers. Hypebeast gives you exclusive access to all of the upcoming sneaker releases, including information on which retail websites/locations are offering them. Knowing about a drop weeks or months in advance can improve your chances at being able to get new sneaker releases.

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5 Sneakers To Watch Out For the Weekend of June 19th

What’s up sneaker family! I see we are still on the quiet side, but I’ll chalk that up to us enjoying our lives and being back outside. This is actually the most excited I’ve been in a while about drops, and I’m thinking I may get back out there in terms of trying to get new releases. How about y’all? There are a lot of cool releases to look forward to over the weekend, and I’m not going to waste any more time rambling. So let’s take a look at what we got.

1. Union x Air Jordan “Desert Moss”
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Union x Jordan

Release Date: 6/20

Whew! These bad boys are absolutely sick. Releasing to commemorate Union’s 30th anniversary, Union and Jordan did their thing on these, and I love the way the green laces contrast against the yellow upper. You could also swap the green laces for white to create a totally different look. I’ll even go on a limb and say that because of the yellow/purple mixes, this could even be a great shoe for Lakers fans. Imagine how these sneakers will look with a Lakers jersey. Fire right?

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2. Union x Air Jordan “Taupe Haze”
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Jordan x Union

Release Date: 6/20

Might as well, right? Same shoe, different color. Some people aren’t fond of bold colors, so for those that like to live life on the boring side (kidding), these Unions are probably the better choice. They can be paired with just about anything, and again, I think a lace swap would change the entire appearance of the shoe. That’s the beauty of sneakers, you can create any look you want.

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3. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Mono Ice”
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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Mono Ice”

Release Date: 6/18

Ladies and gentlemen this is a first. If you have been reading my blog since the beginning, then you know Yeezys are a hit or miss for me. It’s not that I dislike them, it’s just that sometimes I have a hard time trying to figure out how they could potentially pair with my wardrobe. For the first time ever, I am totally and completely sold. I am a huge fan of any blue monochromatic  sneaker, and while the color is subtle, it still pops. 10/10.

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4. Nike KD 14 “Deep Royals”
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KD Deep Royals

Release Date: 6/19

KD had himself a monster game the other night, so it’s only right that we show some love to the new KD 14s. I think KD has some of the most creative sneakers on the market, and he is never afraid to experiment with colors, designs, and patterns. The ‘Deep Royals” literally look like a painting that belongs in a museum. I’m totally going to get these shoes, not to wear, but to frame and hang in my house (seriously).

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5. Maison Margiela x Reebok
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Maison Margiela x Reebok

Release Date: 6/18

I know. This isn’t a weekend release, but I couldn’t help it. Look at these! Do you see the masterpiece that we are looking at? Maison Margiela and Reebok always come together to create great sneakers, but I don’t think they have ever done anything like this. Bruh! If you can’t tell I am super hyped for these. Definitely one of the best shoes of 2021 so far.

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That’s going to do it for this week. As usual you can find me on Instagram and Twitter. See y’all next week!