This weekly guide sorts the very best from the rest when it comes to the saturated world of sneaker releases, with information on prices and where to buy. Please note — some sneakers may sell out at speed.

Raffles, friends and family, and player exclusives — all of that before a mere mention of the many fire general sneaker releases out there. The world of sneaker drops can be a tricky place to navigate, but we’re here to help. Behold, the best of the best of what you can actually buy on the open market, right now.

This week in the world of hot sneaker releases sees a mix of collaborations, classic comfort, and weather-proofed beasts. New Balance updates a classic in its 57/40, which sees the 574 receive a bit of contemporary chunk. We feature not one, but two GORE-TEX-equipped sneakers, and a couple of fun collaborations.

The cream of the sneaker crop awaits you.

Shop the best sneaker releases on the market, as well as upcoming sneaker drops, below.

Hoka One One Challenger Low GTX

Challenger Low GORE-TEX

$150

HOKA One One

Buy at HOKA ONE ONE

The color scheme on this weather-proof beast is so clean you won’t want to get it dirty. The great thing is — thanks to GORE-TEX — you don’t need to worry about that.

11 By Boris Bidja Ssberi x Salomon Bamba 2 High GTX

Bamba 2 High GTX Sneakers

$695

11 By Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon

Buy at Farfetch

Our second sneaker also features an impenetrable GORE-TEX treatment. Can you tell it’s winter and we’re getting sick of having wet feet?

Kung Fu Panda x Reebok InstaPump Fury OG

Kung Fu Panda Instapump Fury OG

$200

Reebok

Buy at Reebok

Reebok has a knack for collaborating with crazy animated films, such as Kung Fu Panda, and making it work. The InstaPump Fury OG is probably the best silhouette for such a collaboration.

Nike Air Max 1 “Sunrise”

Air Max 1 LV8 'Martian Sunrise'

Air Max 1 LV8 'Martian Sunrise'

$150

Nike

Buy at NIKE

The Nike Air Max 1 paired with classic color blocking may not always be the most hyped sneaker in the room, but oftentimes it’s the freshest. This “Sunrise” colorway is no different.

Joe Freshgoods x Converse Pro Leather Hi

Pro Leather Hi

$129

Converse x Joe Freshgoods

Buy at END.

Joe Freshgoods’ New Balance 992 was one of the best sneakers of 2020. His Converse Pro Leather might not make mainstream top 10 lists, but it ticks a lot of boxes. Plush suede upper? Check. Pops of color? Check. Classic design? Check.

New Balance 57/40

57/40

$120

New Balance

Buy at CONCEPTS

I’m not generally a fan of the New Balance 500 series, as they’re just a tad bit vintage-looking for my tastes. This “chunkified” 57/40, however, gives the aesthetic a more modern twist.

More Editor-Approved Kicks

GEL Lyte 3 OG

$125

ASICS

Buy at END.

Sahale X

from $150

adidas

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

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