The 10 Most Anticipated Sneaker Releases This Summer

From retro Js to the next wave of adidas Ultra Boosts and Kendrick Lamar’s latest Reebok collaboration.

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Summer is officially here, and that usually means one thing: clean, new sneakers. Not only can you finally pull out some of your best pairs without having to worry about them getting trashed in lousy weather, but this season’s also loaded with a bunch of great releases that should be on your radar.

If you think summer’s strictly the time for white low tops, you should broaden your horizons. Everyone else is going to have the same idea: white lows have become the summer sneaker uniform piece in recent years, but it’s almost a little too easy. To avoid getting lost in the crowd, consider adding one or more of these pairs to your rotation.

From retro Js to the next wave of adidas Ultra Boosts and Kendrick Lamar’s latest Reebok collaboration, these are the sneakers that have both the streets and social media buzzing. Keep in mind that more releases are sure to be announced in the coming weeks, so stay alert out there. It’s gonna be a real hot summer.

Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather

adidas EQT ADV Support

Air Jordan XII “Gym Red” a.k.a. “Alternate”

Nike Sportswear “Olympic” Collection

Air Jordan VIII “Championship” Pack

Release Date: June 25

Price: $250 each

Since 2014, Jordan Brand has been paying tribute to MJ’s NBA championship wins with special “Cigar” and “Champagne” colorways of the sneakers he won the rings in—a nod to the GOAT’s locker room celebration must-haves. So far, we’ve seen it on the Jordan VI and the Jordan VII, and now the Chicago Bulls’ first three-peat comes full circle with the Jordan VIII. 

For 2016, the brand is doing things a bit differently and straying away from the stogies and the bubbly with Jordan VIIIs inspired by the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy and celebratory confetti. 

With intricate details and premium quality, these are going to be slightly more expensive than your average Jordan retro, but they’re also a lot more special. Whether you actually remember watching MJ win his third ring live or you relived the moment on YouTube, it’s going to be hard to deny these. 

adidas NMD PK "White O.G."

adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged

Air Jordan V O.G. “Black/Metallic Silver”

Air Jordan XII “OVO White”

adidas Ultra Boost “Triple Black”

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