This Weekend’s Sneakers Releases

Written by on 31/01/2018

This Weekend’s Sneakers Releases

This week brings the final releases from the first month of 2018 and also the first releases of February as well. Along with a few Nike colorways celebrating Black History Month, there is also a decent of of Air Maxes, some new models from Adidas, and even some limited collaborations dropping this week as well.

Starting on Thursday, Jordan Brand will be dropping a “BHM” colorway of the Air Jordan I Flyknit. Nike will also be dropping a “BHM” pair of the VaporMax. Along with these two special pairs, Comme des Garçons is releasing its three-shoe collab with Nike on the Air Max 180, the KD X is dropping in a clean black and white color scheme, and Adidas is debuting a new high-top model, the EQT Basketball ADV, that fuses its ’90s line of EQT runners with retro basketball sneakers. Adidas is also celebrating the fifth anniversary of its signature Boost technology by releasing three shoes in the Energy Boost’s OG black and yellow colorway: the Energy Boost, an updated version of the Energy Boost, and the popular Ultra Boost model.

Friday, Adidas is dropping two more colorways of its new NMD Racer model. The biggest drops are coming from Nike, who is bringing back the OG Air Max 93 and Air Max 180 alongside four colorways of its brand new Air Max 270 lifestyle model. The Swoosh is also releasing a “Wolf Grey” version of the auto-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 and a silk Air Force 1 collaboration with CLOT that will be available exclusively in Asia.

The lone release on Saturday is an Air Jordan VI celebrating the Chinese New Year. It sports a black upper, gold accents, and various red and gold fireworks graphics and floral embroidery. On Monday, Nike is delivering another “BHM” sneaker, an Air Force 1 High with a black, green, and red-striped upper and gold “EQUALITY.” detailing on the strap.

For a detailed look at everything dropping, here’s a Complete Guide to This Weekend’s Sneaker Releases.

Air Jordan I Flyknit ‘BHM’

Price: $180
When: Thursday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: The latest colorway of the Air Jordan I Flyknit celebrates Black History Month. The black, green, and red color scheme is inspired by the Pan-African flag. Black Flyknit takes care a majority of the upper, while a red-accented green panel wraps the heel and a green-accented red is used on the toe box. As always leather hits are used on the Swoosh and Wings branding. Other details include a red, black, and green tongue tag with gold Nike Air branding, gold lace tips, and a red, black, and green sectioned outsole. The date “11 22 2016” is printed on the insole, the day Michael Jordan was rewarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Nike Air VaporMax ‘BHM’

Price: $205
When: Thursday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: The VaporMax is also getting its own “BHM” colorway. This pair sports a black and grey Flyknit upper with red and green accents on the heel, insole, and outsole. A gold “BHM” logo is used on the tongue and the date “08 20 1993” is printed on the lateral heel, honoring the day Gail Devers secured the IAAF 100-meter World Championship title in Stuttgart, Germany.

Comme des Garçons x Nike Air Max 180

Price: TBD
When: Thursday, Feb. 1
Where: Select CdG and Nike retailers
What You Need to Know: Originally debuted during the CdG Homme Plus Spring 2018 runway show in Paris this past June, these three pairs of Nike Air Max 180s are finally releasing in limited quantities. Black, white, and pink pairs with identical pink and red accents on the upper, branding, lining, and outsole will all be available.

Comme des Garçons x Nike Air Max 180 (White)
Image via Stadium Goods
Comme des Garçons x Nike Air Max 180 (Pink)
Image via Stadium Goods

Nike KD X ‘Black/White’

Price: $150
When: Thursday, Feb. 1
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: The latest release of the Nike KD X is one of the cleanest colorways to date. Black Flyknit takes care of a majority of the upper and white Flyknit is used on the heel. A white suede wraps the heel that sports black Swoosh branding. The shoe is completed with a white and black marbled outsole.

Adidas EQT Basketball ADV

Price: $120
When: Thursday, Feb. 1
Where: adidas.com and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: This brand new silhouette from Adidas fuses the DNA of the brand’s ’90s EQT runners with classic basketball models. This high-top take on the EQT features a knit mesh upper, suede paneling on the heel, and TPU on the forefoot and wrapping the heel for added support. Recognizable EQT detailing includes the Three Stripes branding on the upper and chunky midsole, as well as EQT green hits on the tongue tag and heel embroidery.

Adidas EQT Basketball ADV CQ2995 (Lateral)
Image via Adidas

 

Adidas ‘Five Years of Boost’ Collection

Price: $150-$220
When: Thursday, Feb. 1
Where: adidas.com and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: To celebrate the fifth anniversary of its popular Boost technology, Adidas is dropping three performance silhouettes in the OG black and yellow colorway of the Energy Boost, the first model to utilize Boost cushioning. The three models include the OG Energy Boost, an updated and re-tooled version of the Energy Boost, and arguably the most important Boost sneaker, the Ultra Boost.

Adidas NMD Racer

Price: $180
When: Friday, Feb. 2
Where: adidas.com and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: Adidas’ new NMD model, the NMD Racer, is being dropped in two new colorways this week. Men will receive a Vivid Pink colorway and women will get a pair with an Ash Grey upper. Both pairs sport a Primeknit upper with a pattern unique to the silhouette, a suede panel wrapping the heel, welded Three Stipes branding, a white Boost midsole, an EVA insert in the heel, heel pull tab, and unique outsole traction by the toe area.

Adidas NMD Racer Primeknit Ash Grey Release Date CQ2032 Profile
Image via Adidas

 

Nike Air Max 93

Price: $130
When: Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: Nike is bringing back a classic Air Max model this week as part of the build-up to Air Max Day 2018. The OG “Dusty Cactus” colorway of the Air Max 93 will be hitting retailers. This Tinker Hatfield-designed runner was inspired by the shape of a milk jug. It sports a white and black upper with turquoise branding hits and was the first Air Max to introduce a 270-degree Air unit in the heel. The 93 acts as a precursor of sorts to Nike’s newest lifestyle shoe, the Air Max 270, which takes the concept of the 270-degree Air unit to the next level.

Nike Air Max 180

Price: $130
When: Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: The Air Max 93 is not the only Air Max coming back in its OG form this week. Nike is also dropping the original “Ultramarine” colorway of the Air Max 180 on the same day. This pair sports a mostly white upper with pops of color coming from ultramarine and solar red accents. Co-designed by Bruce Kilgore and Tinker Hatfield, the main feature of this pair is its 180-degree visible Air unit in the heel. The Air Max 180 was the first shoe to sport this feature.

Nike Air Max 270

Price: $150
When: Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: The Air Max 270 is Nike’s newest lifestyle runner. The unique design boasts a 270-degree Air unit in the heel, the tallest Air bag ever used on a Nike shoe. The giant air bag is designed to be aesthetically pleasing, while also providing exceptional comfort at the same time. With more colorways on the horizon for Air Max Day 2018, the silhouette debuts in four all black color schemes with brightly-colored, chunky Air bags.

Nike Air Max 270 'Black/Volt'
Image via Nike
Nike Air Max 270 'Black/Photo Blue'
Image via Nike
Nike Air Max 270 'Black/Tonal Orange'
Image via Nike

 

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 ‘Wolf Grey’

Price: $720
When: Friday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: Nike’s latest version of its auto-lacing sneaker, the HyperAdapt 1.0, sports a “Wolf Grey” pattern across the upper with black accents taking care of the toe, heel, branding, and tongue. As always, the auto-lacing motor is present under the midfoot.

CLOT x Nike Air Force 1

Price: TBD
When: Friday, Feb. 2
Where: Juice locations in Asia and clot.com
What You Need to Know: CLOT’s latest Nike Air Force 1 collaboration is silky smooth. This white-on-white pair sports a patterned white silk across the upper, cream leather Swoosh, a milky opaque outsole, and perforated leather inner lining. It acts as a sequel to CLOT’s similar red and black silk AF1 released back in 2009 as a part of Nike’s 1World campaign. It is unclear if the special hexagon-shaped packaging or second leather layer under the silk upper will be carrying over to this new pair as well.

Air Jordan VI ‘CNY’

Price: $250
When: Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Jordan Brand is dropping a special colorway of the Air Jordan VI. This pair features a black nubuck and taffeta fabric upper. It is covered in gold and red accents including fireworks graphics and floral embroidery that further allude to the theme.

Nike Air Force 1 High ‘BHM’

Price: $130
When: Monday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: Like the rest of Nike’s “BHM” offerings, this Air Force 1 High is inspired by the Pan-African flag. The black leather upper is separated by green and red vertical stripes across its entirety. Red, black, and green stripes are also present on the heel. Added details included a gold “BHM” logo on the heel tab, gold hardware, and “EQUALITY.” repeated in gold on the strap. “EQUALITY.” is also written in white on each insole.

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