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This Week's Top 5 Sneaker Drops You Should Know

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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.

 

This week’s sneaker drops are all about the classics. From the Nike Air Max 90 celebrating 30 years of excellence with a holiday-themed colorway to the 2020 edition of the Nike SB Dunk line, brands are aiming for nostalgia—and hitting a bullseye. 

 

Also, LeBron James and his newest signature shoe stand out in all the right ways with a colorway that celebrates the success of his “I Promise” school. 

 

As the NBA All-Star Weekend is heading back to Chicago for the first time since 1988 (where Michael Jordan famously soared and dunked from the free-throw line), Jordan Brand is riding off its history with a pure Air Jordan 1 that even Mike would’ve rocked on the court.

 

Take a look at the best upcoming releases of the week below, and be sure to tune in next week for more.

1. Nike Air Max 90 “CNY”

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Date: Jan. 15

Price: TBD

Nike.com and select Nike retailers

 

Nike is coming in hot with the Air Max 90, celebrating three decades of colorways, history and culture through one of its signature silhouettes. As a part of the Nike Chinese New Year collection, the pair is dipped in an aesthetically pleasing and straightforward combination of red, silver and lavender. If you’re looking to expand your Air Max 90 inventory, this all-new colorway is a great start. Nike seems to be in a heritage-driven mood with the 90, so be on the lookout for more classic colorways—along with some new ones. 

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2. Air Jordan 1 High “Black/Gym Red”

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Date: Jan. 18

Price: $170

SNKRS and select Nike retailers

 

At the end of 2019, Jordan Brand went heavy with the Air Jordan 1 Mid and its sell-out “Fearless” collection. But it’s a new year, and the brand is going back to a classic with a simple black and red colorway of the Air Jordan 1. With the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago approaching, there’s no doubt that the Jordan 1 is going to be hitting the shelves in full force. This black and red combination is definitely rotation-worthy, so be sure to lock down a pair this week.

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3. Nike SB Dunk Low “Infrared”

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Date: Jan. 20

Price: $90

Select Nike retailers

 

Over the past two years, the Nike SB Dunk Low has made a strong rebound, thanks to athletes, celebrities and others bringing a new sense of energy to a model that made an undeniable amount of noise in the early 2000s. Nike isn’t letting off the gas with a mash-up of two of the greats. Dipped in “Infrared” fashion, this Nike SB Dunk Low is a great start for the new year. Whether you’re a Nike SB fan or you’re looking for an entry point into the silhouette, this pair might be the one for you.

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4. Nike LeBron 17 “I Promise”

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Date: Jan. 21

Price: $200

SNKRS and select Nike retailers

 

LeBron James and Nike have cooked up sneakers to celebrate James’s “I Promise” school in Akron, Ohio. From a performance standpoint, James’s newest addition to his signature shoe line is all about maximizing comfort and utilizing Nike technology with a heat-induced Battleknit upper and multiple Air pockets. Whether you’re balling on the court or wearing these every day, the beauty is in the details. The colorful upper is paired with intricate details of the school’s mantra printed on the laces, and the logo is on the insole and tongue. James continues to show us his commitment to the game as well as a commitment to his city through the LeBron James Family Foundation.

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5. Nike SB Dunk High “Paul Rodriguez”

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Date: Jan. 21

Price: $125

SNKRS and select Nike retailers

 

Whether you know him as P-Rod or by his legal name, Paul Rodriguez is the godfather of Nike SB and one of the most prominent riders to join the brand. Nike SB is celebrating 15 years of his commitment to the game—and his Mexican heritage—with a Nike SB Dunk High in the colors of the Mexican flag. Not only does the pair honor his roots with the colorway, but the release also reflects his love for boxing with a lace lock shaped like a championship belt. The details and storytelling are absolute money on this pair. If you’re a fan of SBs or P-Rod himself, this one is a must for the collection.

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