The Top Sneaker Drops You Need to Know This Week

A look at this week’s most anticipated sneaker releases

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We love sneakers. From the latest collaborations to retro kicks that bring you back to your first pair, we know that feeling when you open the box and inhale that brand-new smell. So we’re rounding up the best and most highly anticipated sneakers every week. Let’s get started.

Nike LeBron 17 “Oreo”

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Release date: October 3

Price: $200

The LeBron XVII offers a window into the next phase of Nike’s game-changing technology. Incorporating both Air Max and Zoom Air, the silhouette’s new design and first-for-the-court cushioning continues LeBron James’ basketball lineage. Although the new Nike LeBron XVII released last week, this week it debuts in a secondary “Black and White” colorway, also known as “Oreo.”

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A fun fact about the LeBron XVII is it’s the most Max Air (air unit) that LeBron’s worn in a shoe. Set beneath the heel to provide shock absorption for his explosive ability on the court there is also a soft foam pod directly under the Max Air units to add support. New details on the tongue of the silhouette, combining phrases and symbols like “I’m King,” “LJ” and “23” adds to the dynamic look and attitude of the new Nike LeBron.

Adidas Originals x Human Race x Human Made Collection

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Adidas Originals

Release date: October 5

Price: $130-$220

Adidas Originals and Pharrell Williams present three new models to the Hu series, teaming up with NIGO for a limited capsule footwear collection. Solar Hu, NMD Hu, and Tennis Hu all feature premium construction and embroidered details inspired by NIGO’s Japanese cult heritage streetwear label “Human Made.”

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Fans of the “Human Race” and the “Human Made” labels get to witness a blend of two creative worlds merged but Adidas Originals endless support to Pharrell Williams’ inspired world in fashion. If you want a shot at securing a pair, start looking now as this is a very exclusive and limited release and will go fast.

Air Jordan IX “Gym Red”

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Nike Inc

Release date: October 5

Price: $190

One of the only silhouettes never worn by Michael Jordan on the court in the glory days of the Chicago Bulls rich legacy, The Air Jordan IX is releasing this week in a true Bulls colorway. In this version, the Air Jordan IX is ushered in a lux Gym Red patent leather alongside a white upper that channel the iconic color blocking that are present on several of MJ’s previous and continuing silhouettes.

Anticipated as a fan favorite, this Air Jordan IX is definitely on many sneakerheads mind as it is the closest in recent years that Jordan Brand has created a Chicago Bulls themed colorway since a retro release in 2016.  

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