Some are easy to sell including classic air Jordan inspired, some camouflage nike someone silhouettes, and co-operated Nike dunks than seemingly on the surface. If you want to take some chances, the shoe gallery has a pair of cleverly excited Climacools Adidas, as well as a recent update on the Air Force One, a lot of people scratch their heads, but may scratch and new look itchy. This weekend has these and more releases, so take a look. Who knows? You may be hiding in this list.
Nike Dunk Low SB “Camo Green”
Camouflage tends to cycle in and out of style, and we’re quite aware that it’s currently in a low point. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t bright spots while the popularity of the print is in remission. This week Nike’s skateboarding department is releasing two different sneakers with camouflage, the highlight of which is a pair of Dunk Lows. Nike Dunks have been the favorite of many collectors for decades, and this olive green camo makes for a welcome addition.
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski “Camo Green”
Stefan Janoski is one of the most influential names in skateboarding (and not just on account of his wildly successful sneakers with Nike). The Zoom Stefan Janoski hits this week in a green camo print that adds a playful look a shoe that has always offered a bridge between the street and a more formal setting. The sneaker takes cues from casual men’s shoes like deck shoes but with a lower profile, making it a great choice in a pinch.
Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Mid
Nike introduces a new take on their Air Force 1 Mid this week with the “Ultra”: a look that has attracted its fair share of ire, with a bizarre shape and unconventional mix of materials. Normally we love textural shifts and a breathable update on a classic sneaker, but this is such a leap that we’re still waiting to be convinced. If you need something that’s updated in these very specific ways, this sneaker might be for you. It’s certainly not for the purists.
Adidas Gazelle GTX “Amsterdam”
Adidas continues its Gazelle GTX city series this week with the Size?-exclusive Amsterdam version. The classic Adidas sneaker is done up in rich brown suede with caramel leather on the stripes and heel and a dark gum sole. Gore-Tex is hiding throughout the shoe for an extra layer against the elements, a necessary improvement for the winter months. The limited sneaker will only be available at the Amsterdam store this week, but will be more widely available at all Size? stores and online next week.
Air Jordan XV OG
One of the most unconventional Air Jordans of the Tinker Hatfield era—and also his last sneaker at Jordan during his reign as lead designer—the Air Jordan XV has struggled to find the wide popularity that other silhouettes like the 1 and III have. That being said, this mostly black OG version mutes the trickier elements of the sneaker, from the woven upper to ridged heel unit. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate the XV into your collection, there’s no easier colorway to do it with than this one.
Air Jordan 31 “Black Toe”
The Air Jordan 31 was created as a way to look back to the beginning of the Air Jordan game shoe program, taking most of its references from the Air Jordan 1. That inspiration allows the brand to continually revisit colorways from the first year of Jordan sneakers, and this week the “Black Toe” version of the 31 hits the racks. Like on the original AJ1, the upper is mostly white, with hits of black all over the sneaker—most prominently on the toe. Red appears in a more subdued way this time, showing up only in the Flywires and elements of the midsole.
Nike x Black Sheep SB Dunk “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”
Nike’s Skateboarding program has always collaborated with small skate shops all over the world to create unique takes on the classic Dunk. This week the brand has teamed up with Black Sheep for a pair that riffs off the phrase “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” It boasts a gray hairy suede upper, black midsole, and red outsole. But here’s the coolest thing: The white swoosh eventually reveals a set of sinister teeth as the painted surface chips away with wear. The sneakers are available through Black Sheep this week, but if you miss out they’ll be on Nike’s website next week.
Saucony Grid 9000 “Sparring with Saucony Sneaks”
Saucony makes a surprising appearance this week with its limited “Sparring with Saucony Sneaks” sneakers that will only be available in Europe. You might not be able to grab them without some friends on the other side of the pond, but with a limited run of only 1,500 pairs it might be worth it to make some. The shoes feature a suede upper with a red toe, navy blue quarter and heel, and a gold leather logo stripe on the side. They’re a boldly colored look, but not so far out of the box that you’ll stick out.
Adidas x Shoe Gallery Climacool 1 “Flight 305”
The Climacool has been a challenging shoe from the day it was designed. The retro-feeling runner features a wide mesh on almost the entire upper, with small panels on the toe and over the quarter to create a lacing system. Shoe Gallery attacked the sneaker this week with a version that looks to be entirely blacked out (a good move to let the bolder elements of the silhouette work on their own), but with light reveals some hidden 3M that shines back in navy blue and purple. It’s a subtle take on an unsubtle sneaker, proving everyone involved knew what they were doing with this collaboration.
Nike Kyrie 3 “Team Red”
Generally we don’t send you out into the world suggesting you grab a pair of technical basketball shoes, but this week marks the inaugural week of Kyrie Irving’s third sneaker with Nike—and with that comes the launch of this truly unusual colorway. The upper is entirely maroon textiles with Hyperfuse tape covering the seams, a pinkish swoosh, and a white outsole. What makes the sneaker special is a series of rubber nubs printed onto the upper in a starburst pattern, offering unparalleled texture and movement on an otherwise conventional basketball sneaker.