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’s selection is a bold mix of flavors and styles. While the past few weeks have brought with it more collaborations than general release sneakers, this week’s selection only features one collaborative sneaker: the Paperboy x New Balance 992. The sneaker originally dropped in January but is seeing a wider release this week, so we couldn’t leave it off the list. Some underrated general release gems make up the rest of our list.
The cream of the sneaker crop awaits you. What are you waiting for?
Shop the best sneaker releases on the market, as well as upcoming sneaker drops, below.
Paperboy x New Balance 992
For all of those that missed out on the Paperboy x New Balance 992 drop in January (which was exclusive to the restaurant’s shop in Paris), you’ll get a second crack and this fried egg-inspired pair this week.
adidas Forum 84 Low “Watermelon”
If there ever was a sneaker that could make your mouth water and remind you of hot summer days by the pool, it’s this one.
ASICS GEL-Lyte 3
The ASICS GEL-Lyte 3 is a banger of a shoe, enjoying its golden age during the early 2010’s. While there have been several great collaborations in recent years, there haven’t been that many jaw-dropping general release colorways. This pair changes that.
Nike Dunk Low “Dusty Olive”
This Nike Dunk Low adds to a growing number of general release pairs that one could argue are almost better than some collaboration pairs. This specific colorway is a flipped version of one of the “Ugly Duckling” Nike Dunk Lows, which were originally a Japan-exclusive but re-released last year. The colorway is a little easier to pull off than the Ugly Duckling pair it is inspired by.
The adidas Broomfield is one of many early-day Three Stripes sneakers that look similar to one another, but when you get close, you’ll realize that they are packed with details. This may not be a hyped drop, but trust us when we say this is a good one.
Nike ACG Mountain Fly Low
Nike ACG’s Mountain Fly low combines the best of the Swoosh’s modern-day technology with some of that old-school ACG attitude. If you’re looking for a comfortable sneaker that is rugged enough for the outdoors, stop looking. You’ve found it.
Other editor-approved kicks to shop right now
YEEZY Boost 350 V2 "Mono Ice"
SB Dunk High Pro
Ishod Wair x Magnus Walker
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