This Week's Top 5 Sneaker Drops You Should Know

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As 2019 comes to a close, the penultimate month of the year brings an array of shoes you’re not going to want to miss. 

Kanye West and adidas are releasing one of the most anticipated silhouettes as Yeezy perpetuates his promise of Yeezys for everyone. Jordan Brand is dropping one of its best non-OG Air Jordan 1s to date. From Kobe to Penny Hardaway, basketball signature shoes are coming in hot. Also, UNDERCOVER makes its way onto one of the comfiest Air Max styles.

Take a look at the five best shoes releasing this week and tune in next week to see what heat is dropping across the board.

1. Nike Air Foamposite 1 “Shattered Backboard”

nike air foamposite one shattered backboard 1

Date: Nov. 27

Price: $250

Available on and at select Nike retailers

The Foamposite 1 makes a strong return at the end of the year with one of the most beloved stories in Nike and Jordan’s history. The colorway is inspired by Michael Jordan’s famous dunk that broke the backboard during an exhibition match in Trieste, Italy, following his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls. The upper features a mosaic of broken glass patterns, and comes with orange laces to truly embrace the orange, black and white combo that has made the “Shattered Backboard” saga so adored.

2. Air Jordan 1 High OG “Bloodline”

air jordan 1 high og black red 1

Date: Nov. 29

Price: $160

Available on the SNKRS app and at select Nike retailers

There’s no greater combination in sneakers than a pair of Air Jordan 1s with a black, white and red makeover. The AJ1 features a primarily black and white upper with red piping that pops out in all the right ways. If this is the last Air Jordan 1 to drop in 2019, then it’s a grand finale.

3. UNDERCOVER x Nike Air Max 720

nike x undercover nike air max 720 undercover 1

Date: Nov. 30

Price: $200

Available on the SNKRS app and at select Nike retailers

Jun Takahashi’s UNDERCOVER brand has reimagined lifestyle and performance sneakers thanks to his collabs with Nike and Nike Running. Takahashi’s UNDERCOVER provides a Midas touch to the Nike Air Max 720. The shoe promises all-around comfort, due to its Air Max unit that covers the entire sole. The pairs also come in signature UNDERCOVER colorways such as red, black and that bright citron that always stands out.

4. Adidas YEEZY Boost 380 “Alien”

adidas yeezy boost 380 alien 1

Date: TBD

Price: $230

Available on and at select Adidas retailers

Kanye and adidas have officially unveiled the newest silhouette in the Yeezy line. The much-anticipated Adidas YEEZY Boost 380 in an intergalactic colorway is not one to be missed. The futuristic upper makes a great slip-on shoe when mixed with adidas’ revolutionary Boost technology. Every step will feel like you’re walking on a cloud.

5. Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro “Wizenard”

kobe 4 protro wizenard 1

Date: Dec. 1

Price: $175

Available on and at select Nike retailers

The Nike Zoom Kobe 4 reshaped the way performance basketball shoes are made and, ultimately, led to basketball shoes being a staple in streetwear and everyday fashion. The low-cut silhouette makes the shoe an excellent pick for your rotation or pick-up games. The colorway is inspired by Kobe’s children's book, as the Mamba continues to make entrepreneurial strides off the court.

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