After a strong lineup last week that included a retro of LeBron's first signature model, a collaboration between Roger Federer and Jordan Brand, and the the stateside release of the Nike Flyknit Trainer retro there is another batch of releases to look forward to this week.
Nike Basketball is back in a big way with new colorways releasing from three of the brand's four active signature athletes, as well as a new take on an old classic. The KD 10 is releasing in a colorway ironically inspired by red velvet cupcakes, while the Lebron 14 Low is releasing in an olive and red color scheme, and the Kyrie 3 is dropping in a colorway inspired by the Air Huarache Light. Nike's continuing to add to its list of Air More Uptempo colorways by releasing a "University Blue" iteration of the Scottie Pippen signature.
The Swoosh is also delivering an Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 "Doernbecher" inspired by special uniforms designed by three pediatric cancer survivors for the Oregon University football, as well as two more colorways of the Nike Flyknit Trainer, and a three pack of Nike Air Force 1 Lows covered in an all-over Nike Air logo print.
Jordan Brand is using clever inspiration for its two retro releases this week. This Friday, a brand new colorway of the Air Jordan VI Pinnacle is dropping that's inspired by a quilted jacket MJ wore when he hosted Saturday Night Live back in 1991. Following this release, the Air Jordan V is dropping in a "Camo" colorway based on the model's fighter jet inspiration, and Tinker Hatfield's original sketches.
Adidas is also back this week with debut of the Ultra Boost ATR Mid, Ultra Boost Laceless, a new all-grey colorway of the Ultra Boost 3.0, and ASAP Ferg's second collaboration with the brand in as many years on the Adidas Matchcourt. Perhaps the most interesting release from Adidas this week is its official collaboration with Japanese brand Hender Scheme featuring premium veg-tan versions of silhouettes like the Superstar, Micropacer, and NMD.
After The Weeknd's XO Parallel debuted for Puma last week, another pop superstar is dropping her new shoe with Puma this week. The latest version of Rihanna's popular Fenty Creeper model is releasing with an even thicker midsole and cleated outsole.
One of the biggest releases of the week is Nike's collaboration with grime artist Skepta on the Air Max 97 Ultra inspired by 1999's Nike Air Tuned Max.
For a detailed look at everything dropping, here's a Complete Guide to This Weekend's Sneaker Releases.
Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 ‘Triple Grey’
Adidas Ultra Boost ATR Mid ‘Khaki’
Fenty x Puma Cleated Creeper
When: Thursday, Aug. 31
Where: puma.com and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: Puma updates Rihanna’s popular Creeper model by adding even more height to it. In addition to the already elevated midsole, there is now a thick, cleated outsole. This model will be dropping in green and tan options with gum bottoms, and a triple black option as well.
ASAP Ferg x Adidas Matchcourt ‘Trap Lord’
Adidas Ultra Boost Laceless
Nike KD X ‘Red Velvet’
Nike Kyrie 3 ‘Kyrache’
Nike LeBron 14 Low 'Olive'
Nike Air More Uptempo ‘University Blue’
Air Jordan VI Pinnacle ‘SNL’
Air Jordan V ‘Camo’
Nike Flyknit Trainer 'Pale Grey' & 'Sunset Tint'
When: Friday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: The Nike Flyknit Trainer made its retro debut stateside last week in the popular white and black colorway. This week, the shoe is back in "Sunset Tint" and "Pale Grey" options. Both pairs feature their respective color of choice across the Flyknit upper with accents of black on the toe box, swoosh, midsole, heel tab, and ankle collar.
Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘Logo Pack’
When: Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m.
Where: Nike SNKRS and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: This three pack of Air Force 1 Lows includes red, black, and white leather versions that are each emblazoned with an all-over Nike Air logo print.
Adidas x Hender Scheme Collection
When: Saturday, Sept. 2
Where: adidas.com and other select retailers
What You Need to Know: After previously releasing unofficial versions of the Micropacer and Superstar without proper branding, Japan’s Hender Scheme is now releasing them in partnership with Adidas. This pricey collaboration uses veg-tan leather on the classic silhouettes to create super premium versions of them. A new addition to the mix will be a veg-tan NMD that noticeably lacks Boost cushioning in the midsole.