YEEZY, Kobe & DBZ’s Cell Do Battle In Week’s Footwear Drops

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Week after week, sneaker brands–known and unknown–release new models, colorways, collaborations and retros to continue the stirring of sneaker culture’s melting pot. The competition has risen over the years with the introduction of new technology and the use of celebrity influencers, thus presenting an even larger variety of selections for sneakerheads and casual shoppers alike.

To ease your anxiety, and pockets, our weekly drop list showcases releases from your favorite brands, curating the most hyped sneakers and strongest silhouettes/colorway combinations that should not be missed. Take a look at the list below and let us know what launches you’re looking forward to.

Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Varsity Purple”

Nike

Release Date: October 23
Release Price:  $ 175 USD, available via select Nike Basketball retailers, Nike.com and Nike SNKRS

The forthcoming Nike Kobe 1 Protro release adds purple nubuck on each medial side with black leather completing the rest of the upper. Carbon fiber is incorporated onto the midsole while its ankle entry adds an exposed loop to remove excess weight and provide easier entry.

Nike Air Foamposite One “Habanero Red”

Nike

Release Date: October 26
Release Price:  $ 230 USD, available via select Nike Sportswear retailers, Nike.com and Nike SNKRS

The Nike Air Foamposite One is looking to make yet another comeback. While many may remember the model for its quirky prints, true fans of the snekaer recall colors such as “Eggplant,” “Copper,” and “Deep Royal Blue” as the blueprint to its success. This month. the Air Foamposite One returns with solid color-blocking in a “Habanero Red” iteration. Black accents top off a colorway that is sure to be seen on the NBA hardwood soon.

adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 “Mauve”

adidas

Release Date: October 27
Release Price:  $ 300 USD, available via select adidas retailers, YEEZY SUPPLY and adidas.com/yeezy

Kanye West turns the page to the newest YEEZY BOOST 700 chapter this month. The “Mauve” colorway sports various shades of grey on its layered upper with subtle hints of lime green on the midsole and a gum rubber outsole.

Air Jordan 11 “Platinum Tint”

Nike

Release Date: October 27
Release Price:  $ 220 USD, available via select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike SNKRS

The Air Jordan 11 “Platinum Tint” is met with “University Red” detailing at its ankle panel piping, embroidered Jumpman and lace detailing, while black hits the lining and sole arch. The upper sits atop a clean white midsole with a milky, semi-translucent outsole for a slick finish.

Dragon Ball Z x adidas Prophere “Cell”

Release Date: October 26
Release Price:  $ 160 USD, available at select adidas retailers and adidas.com

The Dragon Ball Z x adidas collaboration expands with the Prophere model. Textural blue, black and green stitching across a Primeknit upper sits atop a thick off-white midsole. The heel’s burgundy counter contrasts the rest of the tonal overlays, including a green cage, lace system and tongue.

Dragon Ball Z x adidas Deerupt “Son Gohan”

Release Date: October 26
Release Price:  $ 100 USD, available at select adidas retailers and adidas.com

The entire Deerupt “Son Gohan” is housed within a woven purple cage, while yellow accents can be seen on its underlay, ankle collar stitching and the 魔 (“ma,” or “demon”) kanji printed on the heel. Lastly, the model rests atop a gum outsole for an old-school feel.

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