What’s up sneaker family! First things first—did any of you guys get the White Oreos? I mentioned the possibility of doing this a while back, but I would really like to see what new releases you guys are rocking. So if you happened to get the White Oreos or any other recent drop for that matter, then let me know because I think this could be a fun Twitter series! As far as new drops, this week is going to be pretty Jordan-heavy as they are starting off July with some heat. We’ve got a lot to get into, so let’s jump into what’s popping this weekend.
5 Sneakers To Watch Out For This Weekend
New week, new releases
1. Lebron James x Diana Taurasi “La Cabra”
Release Date: 7/2
This is actually an honorable mention from last week. Lebron James and Diana Taurasi teamed up to release the “La Cabra” Lebron 18s just in time for the new Space Jam movie due out next Friday. Taurasi is of course a part of James’ highly anticipated follow-up to the iconic 1996 Space Jam film which starred Michael Jordan and will have a key role in the sequel. As far as the “La Cabras” shoes go, these are sick. La Cabra means “the goat” in English, and both James and Taurasi are definitely GOATs for sure.
2. Air Jordan 11 Low Quai 54
Release Date: 7/10
Nike is dropping three different iterations of the Quai sneakers this weekend, so you certainly don’t have to go with this edition, but I like these a lot! It’s very Parisian, very African, and focuses on simplicity which I love. You don’t have to do too much with this shoe, and the neutral colors offer a ton of versatility. Plus they are lows and while I do love high tops, sometimes they can be difficult to pair with certain outfits. I say go for these if you are considering.
3. Air Jordan 1 Low Quai 54
Release Date: 7/10
Okay, one more from the latest Quai collaboration. I’m including these because I know the black and white dunks are still heavily in demand and hard to get your hands on. This version of the Quai 54s is pretty much the same, but even better, in my opinion. The African prints on the collar are just enough to give the shoe a colorful look without it being too overpowering, and I also think you could play around with these sneakers a bit by swapping out the laces for a white or even red alternative since the outsole is red. Your call!
4. ALYX 9SM x Nike Air Force 1 High
Release Date: 7/9
I saw someone on Twitter say to keep an eye on people who wear black Forces, and honestly, that was one of the funniest things I’ve seen on the internet recently. I’m definitely in the black AF1 crew, and that, in part, is why I am putting these on here. ALYX and Nike are linking up to bring you another round of one of the sickest high tops I’ve seen recently, with its all-black leather and grey straps. The imaginary sneaker designer in me says that you could even replace the black laces with a lighter shade of grey to give it a dope contrast. If these are your style, consider checking them out. Also, there is a white colorway option available if you are one of those people who are absolutely against black Forces.
5. Air Jordan 3 Racer Blue
Release Date: 7/10
In my opinion, this is more of a “sneakerhead” shoe. I wouldn’t recommend buying these if you are just a casual sneaker wearer. I mean you could, but honestly, this is a shoe meant for certain occasions, not so much everyday wear. Whatever the case may be, the Racer Blue 3s are out tomorrow morning and by now you know the drill. Make sure you set your alarms and don’t oversleep because history tells us that these will be snatched up quickly.
Alright, that is going to do it for this week, but before I go I wanted to give a special shoutout to Fulton Insoles. They were kind enough to send a pair of their cork-based insoles over, and I can already feel the difference. I have flat feet and have been encouraged by my doctors since childhood to wear insoles for better alignment. These definitely do the trick and are not only super comfy but easy to fit into your sneakers. Make sure to check out their website!