September has come and gone, and we are now in the spookiest month of the year, October. However, Halloween sneakers are a few weeks away, with this week’s releases dominated by an iconic collaboration between the National Basketball Association and Nike. I take a look at some of the news that caught my eye last week, as well as the best drops we are expecting this week.
THIS WEEK’S NEWS: 27.09.21 – 03.10.21
A collaboration for the ages continues to put the sneaker industry on notice, with Edison Chen‘s CLOT, Chitose Abe’s sacai, and Nike join forces once more for a truly unique take on the LDWaffle “K.O.D. 2”. The ‘Obsidian Grey’ colourway combines materials across the upper, with varying shades of grey covering the silhouette.
This silhouette is not the first time the dream team have connected, though, with an ‘Orange Blaze’ colourway that drew inspiration from CLOT’s much loved Air Max 1 “K.O.D.” releasing earlier this year.
Legendary sacai design details can be seen throughout, such as the iconic layered tongue and Swoosh branding. Chitose Abe’s unique perspective is evident throughout the LDWaffle’s appearance, making this sneaker a must-cop.
NEXT WEEK’S RELEASES: 04.10.21 – 10.10.21
In one of the most quintessential collaborations of all time, legends of the game, Nike has linked up with the NBA on a run of team-inspired Dunks. In honour of the 75th Anniversary, we see a trio of colourways representing the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, and Brooklyn Nets. The colour palettes used reflects the team’s colours, with a special nod to the league’s Birthday on each sneaker’s tongue.
Pharrell once again proves he is still one of the hardest working people in the fashion industry, with not one but two collabs dropping. An eye-catching adidas NMD is releasing under the BBC Ice Cream banner alongside a Pharrell Williams x adidas Humanrace silhouette. Both sneakers feature sock-like uppers for unbeatable comfort, with vibrant hues covering each shoe.
Anybody for ice?. The latest Jordan Brand offering comes in the shape of the AJ5 ‘Bluebird’. This sneaker comes covered in plush suede with the icy-blue hue starring across the entire upper. The ‘Bluebird’ draws clear inspiration from Marcus Jordan‘s Trophy Room Jordan 5 sneakers, an extremely difficult shoe to get a hold of. Fortunately, though, the powers that be at Jordan Brand has given all of us a second chance to cop.