Hello August! It has been a crazy summer! Wild releases, camping out is back, push-ups for sneakers, bots taking over, just an all-around wild time. Going into the fall, we have seen multiple rumors and releases that we thought we would never see. This week has been one of the heaviest of the year when it comes to releases. From Dunks to collabs to another candidate for sneaker of the year, this week has us all hoping for some luck and a confirmation email.
Travis Scott has taken the sneaker world by storm. His collaborations with Nike and Jordan Brand have been some of the most sought after sneaker of the past few years, and this next release is probably the hottest one to date. The Travis Scott x Fragment x Jordan 1 High hit retailers this weekend and left a lot of people wanting and waiting. Multiple raffles popped up as early as Monday and had some wondering if this was a real thing, but soon after, Travisscott.com posted a raffle for the newest collab with a crazy clothing line to accompany the Jordan 1. Coming in a white, black, and blue classic color block with the Fragment and Travis Scott branding.
The Drew League brings out some of the best Pro-AM hoops during the summer. Baron Davis, Swaggy P, Montrezl Harrell, Frank Nitty, and more, all pull up and put on a show each weekend, making The Drew the place to be. This is the second Air Force 1 and this time, the classic low-top sneaker is coming with an orange and yellow graphic, inspired by South Central LA covering the swoosh and heel. A fourth colorway of the popular Ambush redesigned Dunk High also hit this week. This pair was seen on feet by Lebron James when he attended a Los Angeles Sparks game and the hype hasn’t died down since. This “Flash Lime” pair comes in a loud lime upper with black Swooshes, acting as a bit of contrast. The elongated Swooshes and a branded plastic heel counter are inspired by Japan’s automotive culture.
This summer, the Tokyo Olympics added skateboarding to the Olympic Games. To celebrate, Nike partnered with multiple countries and through this partnership, Nike outfitted athletes in brand new tech and uniforms inspired by Japanese art and scenery from each respective country. Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low “Abstract Art” hit retailers this week such as Rukus 103 and these didn’t sit long. This pair features a white upper with overlays showing Parra’s artwork that is also seen on the uniforms of the countries sporting the new Nike threads. These also come with a gum outsole, Parra signature on the heel, and a stand-alone swoosh.
Adidas continues its partnership with Lego, with a nice pair of Adidas Superstars. This take on the OG black and white classic Lego brick pattern on the Three Stripes, shell toe, and heel. Also, with a wearable version, Adidas is releasing a limited Lego set for fans to build their own display piece. The latest chapter of the Adidas x Lego partnership features various colorways of the Ultra Boost, with colorful details that match the various colors of Lego bricks.
Other notable releases this week were the Jaden Smith x New Balance Vision Racer “Tippy Summer”, the Jurassic Park x Rebook Pack, Sacai x Nike Blazer Low “Iron Grey”, and the Undercover x Nike Dunk High 1985 “Gym Red”. A heavy week on the release calendar and it left a lot of us waiting for more. With Yeezy Day coming up and a lot of releases scheduled, heads will be at the edge of their seats. As always, good hunting and continue to rise, grind and buy sneakers!