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 about as balanced as we’ve seen so far, featuring collaborations, classic sportswear brands, and good old outdoor sneakers (with a twist).

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.

Sky High Farm Workwear x KAWS x Nike Air Force 1 Low

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Sky High Farm Workwear x KAWS x NikeAir Force 1
Buy at DSM New York

Release Date: Dec 16

Editor's Notes: This week was the battle of the Air Force 1s. On one side you have ALYX’s AF1 releasing and on the other you have KAWS and Sky High Farm Workwear's pair. In the end, we opted for the latter.

New Balance x Joe Freshgoods 990v4 'Intro'

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New Balance x Joe Freshgoods990V4
Buy at Joe Freshgoods

Release Date: Dec 15

Editor's Notes: Joe Freshgoods is back with yet another New Balance collab to end the year. This time he's taken on the 990v4 and detailed it with a hairy upper, contrasting patent leather overlays, and co-branding at the heel. 

Nike x SoleFly Jordan 8 Retro 'Mi Casa es Su Casa'

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Nike x SoleflyJordan 8 Retro SP
Buy at StockX

Release Date: Dec 16

Editor's Notes: It's been 30 years since the Jordan 8 Retro’s first release and the old-school sneaker is due a moment back in the limelight. SoleFly elevates this pair with gold accents and a colorway inspired by Cuba’s national flag.

ASICS x Gallery Dept. GT-2160

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ASICS x Gallery DeptGT-2160
Buy at Asics US

Release Date: Dec 15

Editor's Notes: Of course, Gallery Dept.'s collaborative ASICS sneakers come covered in paint splatters. The Los Angeles-based brand loves few things more than caking items in paint.

Nike SB x Powerpuff Girls Dunk Low 'Bubbles'

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Nike SB x Powerpuff GirlsDunk Low Pro 'Bubbles'
Buy at Extra Butter

Release Date: Out Now

Editor's Notes: Easily the most exciting pair from the new Nike SB x Powderpuff Girls drop, these Dunk Lows are adorned with a blue snakeskin-like upper and an icy sole.

Nike x Stüssy Air Flight '89 Low

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Nike x StüssyAir Flight '89 Low SP
from $170
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Release Date: Out Now

Editor's Notes: Stüssy has been rooting around in Nike's archives again and collaborated on one of its classic models. From the lux snakeskin overlays to the contrasting white and pecan upper, this is another collaboration between the two that hits the spot.

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