A Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases

This weekend's sneaker releases include LeBron James's first Nikes, The Weeknd's first Puma shoe, and Adidas Boost collaborations.

LeBron Retro Nike Air Zoom Generation AJ4204 101

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LeBron Retro Nike Air Zoom Generation AJ4204 101

Last week, we saw the return of the classic “Bred” Air Jordan XIII. This week brings us more retro basketball silhouettes from the LeBron James lineage, as well as a new spin on a throwback Air Jordan model.

Nike is releasing its third LeBron retro this weekend with the “First Game” colorway of the Air Zoom Generation he wore during his 2004 NBA debut in Sacramento.

Jordan Brand also has a pretty strong offering this week with the release of the new “Cool Grey” Air Jordan 8 colorway, and the third installment of their hybrid model that fuses Roger Federer’s Vapor Tour 9 with the classic Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red.”

Nike is debuting the latest post-NBA model from the Kobe Bryant line, the Kobe A.D. Mid, in five tonal colorways, and turning back the clock with a special pair of the Nike Cortez that pays tribute to University of Oregon distance runner and Cortez wear-tester Kenny Moore. The long-awaited stateside retro release of the Nike Flyknit Trainer will also be going down this Thursday, too.

Nike is also delivering more new takes on popular lifestyle models with a new “Velvet Brown” colorway of the SF AF-1 High, and a black and metallic silver colorway of the Air Max 1 Jewel.

The Weeknd’s signature model with Puma will finally make its debut this week, and Adidas is dropping two separate collaborations: an EQT Support ADV with Highs and Lows, and a two pairs of the EQT Support Ultra PK with Sneakersnstuff.

For a detailed look at everything dropping, here's a Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases.

Nike Zoom Vapor RF x Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

Nike Roger Federer Nike Zoom Vapor Air Jordan 3

Nike Flyknit Trainer

Flyknit Trainer White Black AH8396 100 Profile

Nike Kobe A.D. Mid

Nike Kobe AD Mid Mamba Mentality

The Weeknd x Puma XO Parallel

Puma Parallel XO

Nike Air Max 1 Jewel Black/White-Metallic Silver

Nike Air Max 1 Jewel 'Black/Metallic Silver'

Adidas EQT Pack Black/Black/White

Adidas EQT Pack

Price: $110-$180

When: Thursday, Aug. 24

Where: adidas.com and other select retailers

What You Need to Know: Adidas is releasing a plethora of EQT models this week including the EQT Support 93/17, EQT Support ADV Primeknit, EQT Support ADV, EQT Support RF Primeknit, and EQT Support RF. All of the pairs feature black uppers with white contrast stitching. A majority of the models utilize Adidas’ go-to tech like Primeknit and Boost cushioning.

Adidas EQT Pack
Adidas EQT Pack
Adidas EQT Pack
Adidas EQT Pack


Nike SF AF-1 ‘Velvet Brown’

Nike SF AF 1 'Velvet Brown'

Nike Cortez ‘Kenny Moore’

Nike Cortez Kenny Moore Release Date Profile

Highs and Lows x Adidas Consortium EQT Support ADV

Highs and Lows  x Adidas EQT Support ADV

Sneakersnstuff x Adidas EQT Support Ultra PK ‘Materials’ Pack

SNS x Adidas EQT Support Ultra PK

Price: $180

When: Saturday, Aug. 26

Where: Exclusively at SNS in-store and online

What You Need to Know: This collaborative release between Sneakersnstuff and Adidas features two colorways of the Adidas EQT Support Ultra PK. Both the navy and cream colorways feature feature Primeknit uppers, and Boost cushioning in the midsole.

SNS x Adidas EQT Support Ultra PK 'Blue'

Air Jordan VIII 'Cool Grey'

Air Jordan VIII "Cool Grey"

Nike Air Zoom Generation “First Game”

LeBron Retro Nike Air Zoom Generation AJ4204 101 Profile