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, luxury 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.
New Balance 860KR2
Release Date: Out now
Editor’s Notes: Thrust into the limelight thanks to a collaboration with Aimé Leon Dore, which was named the fifth hottest product of Q2 2023 by the Lyst Index Report, I get the feeling we’re about to start seeing a lot more of the New Balance 860.
Converse x ADER ERROR Chuck 70
Release Date: August 1
Editor’s Notes: These Chuck 70s have been thrashed, and that’s the point. ADER ERROR is back with its second Converse collaboration delivering a layered, distressed design.
Nike x AMBUSH Air More Uptempo Low SP
Release Date: August 2
Editor’s Notes: Another retro basketball collab for Yoon Ahn’s label, the latest Nike sneaker to be upgraded by AMBUSH is the Uptempo.
Mizuno Wave Rider 10
Release Date: August 4
Editor’s Notes: Mizuno doubles down on Y2K aesthetics with this pair of Wave Rider 10s. We’ve just been singing the praises of silver sneakers and this pair’s up there with the best.
New Balance 990v3 MADE in USA
Release Date: August 3
Editor’s Notes: New Balance’s Made in USA line continues to keep its foot on the gas with more limited-edition sneakers. This “Orange/Cream” pair of 990v3s is part of Size?’s exclusive range.
Release Date: August 8
Editor’s Notes: Thanks to a consistent stream of colorways being released, the Nike Vomero has become a fan-favorite retro running sneaker. The latest iteration sees the sneaker decked out in pink.
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