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NEW SNEAKER DROPS | 24.06.22

24 June 2022

Catch up with all of this week's high-heat sneaker drops.

COMME DES GARÇONS HOMME PLUS X SALOMON SR90

Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus and Salomon join forces to introduce an all-new silhouette: the SR90. The sneaker, which is available in both men’s and women’s sizing, takes on a fairly understated appearance, combining Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus’ refined visual codes with a classic, trail-inspired aesthetic.

LAUNCHES 25/06/22

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AIR JORDAN 4 RETRO "INFRARED"

When it comes to Air Jordan, self-referential colourways are often a go-to; after all, there has been a vast number of iconic releases throughout the decades since the line began. The latest AJ4 nods to both the Air Jordan archives and the wider Swoosh’s, teaming gradient shades of grey across the uppers with accents in that ever-iconic shade of “Infrared”.

LAUNCHES 25/06/22

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NIKE X UNION CORTEZ SP

Since first joining forces in 2018, Air Jordan and Union LA have partnered on many occasions. Each one has showcased elevated takes on iconic sneakers, representing some of the most sought-after in the collaborative sphere. Chris Gibbs is furthering that partnership this season, extending it beyond Air Jordan with a rework of the classic Cortez. The sneaker is transformed from a bold and progressive angle, with asymmetrical panelling and striped underlays across the uppers, as well as a Crater foam sole unit underfoot. 

LAUNCHES 28/06/22

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AIR JORDAN 1 MID BLACK, FIRE RED & WHITE

In terms of Air Jordan colourways, few are as iconic as the much-loved “Bred Toe”. It forms the inspiration behind the latest Air Jordan 1 Mid, utilising a red, black and white palette and familiar colour blocking. Things aren’t an exact one-to-one, however, with shades of black extending onto the sneaker’s heels.

LAUNCHES 28/06/22

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NEW BALANCE M990AD3 "MOONBEAM" - MADE IN USA

Following on from a trio of 990s in his debut collection at the helm of New Balance’s Made in USA line, Teddy Santis returns with another sneaker from the iconic 990 lineage: the 990 V3. As with the previous sneakers, the approach taken is premium and refined; a mixture of hairy and ordinary suede covers the uppers, while the palette used takes on a subtle off-white and dark grey.

LAUNCHES 30/06/22

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AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO LOW OG

The Air Jordan 1 and classic, two-tone colour blocking are a match made in heaven. A case in point is the latest iteration of the sneaker, dubbed the “Mystic Navy” Low. The uppers are cut from smooth leather and coloured in shades of black and navy blue, giving that classic look that’s long made the sneaker so coveted.

LAUNCHES 30/06/2022

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NEW BALANCE M2002RJ1 'CONVERSATIONS AMONGST US'

As part of their ongoing “Conversations Amongst Us” series, New Balance and Joe Freshgoods join forces with Black Soles: an employee-led group that provides a supportive space for Black employees. The 2002r is the sneaker of choice this time, with historical traditions and ways of communicating being the inspiration. The colourway used is white and aged yellow, designed as a nod the age-old tradition of putting on fresh white sneakers. The materials, meanwhile, see ripstop, TPU and reflective details to nod to resilience, transparency and personal development gained from having conversations.

LAUNCHES 01/07/2022

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Nike Zoom Lebron III QS
NIKE ZOOM LEBRON III QS

In 2005, Nike debuted the Lebron 3: a bold, experimental sneaker that mirrored the progressive playing style of King James himself. This year, the Swoosh is revisiting the cutting-edge sneaker, introducing some all-new colourways to go with it. The latest is designed to pay homage to LeBron and his home state of Ohio, with red, white and blue worked into the eyestays to nod to the state’s flag. Elsewhere, embroidery reading “BBZ” is used for a subtle tribute to James’ three children, Bronny, Bryce and Zhuri.

LAUNCHES 01/07/2022

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NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO '96

Nike’s Air More Uptempo is a bold, court-focused sneaker that’s typical of the decade it debuted: the 1990s. The latest iteration heads away from the courts, with a military-inspired colour palette of earthy green, black and orange. The rest of the sneaker remains as it always has done, with an exaggerated shape and graffiti-inspired Air overlays.

LAUNCHES 01/07/2022

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