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5 Sneakers To Watch Out For This Weekend

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What’s going on everybody! We’re back as usual with another roundup of sneakers you should be keeping an eye out for as we approach the end of the week. I think I’m going to start making this part of the blog a dedication section for upcoming sneaker/apparel announcements, and there’s plenty of them this week so let’s see what we've got. First up, Oklahoma City Thunder guard, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, featuring a head-turning Pro Leather Ox and Tearaway Chuck 70 Hi.

The former League Fits MVP tapped into his inner designer to conceive special iterations of the Pro Leather Ox and Chuck 70 Hi – and just like Shai’s game, both silhouettes get better with time. We’ll showcase the sneakers below, but we’ve also got another announcement for this week.

Vans is set to drop Vans x Horror, a new capsule celebrating some of the scariest icons of Warner Bros. most memorable horror films -- The Exorcist, Friday the 13th, IT, The Lost Boys, Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Shining. We’ll show you guys more of the collection below as well. Alright let’s get into it.

1. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander x Converse

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander x Converse / Converse

Release Date: 9/30

I’m sold. These shoes are described as being a “head-turner,” and I would definitely agree. Like I said last week, this time of the year is always my favorite when it comes to sneaker releases because we get exciting fall drops from NBA players to coincide with the start of the season. We also get the benefits of being able to wear these sneakers during some of the nicest weather moments of the year (I.E fall). As mentioned earlier, this is the second installment of the “Chase the Drip” pack, and were designed by Gilgeous-Alexander personally. For this collection you could opt for either the Pro Leather Ox and Chuck 70 Hi (or both). I’m going for the Pro Leather Ox.

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2. Vans Horror Collection

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Vans Horror Collection / Converse

Release Date: 10/01

Ah this is right up my alley. Launching tomorrow, Vans x Horror is adapting the classic horror movies we listed above to a capsule of Vans Classics footwear and signature apparel, offering horror fans everywhere new and sinister styles to relive their favorite frights. Footwear styles include the Vans Era in a classic Checkerboard emblazoned with the iconic red balloons from IT, and the SK8-Hi in an all-over print of The Shining title and handwritten “REDRUM” script across the outsole. The punk vampires of The Lost Boys live on in the UA Style 47 Creeper, and Jason Voorhes haunts a pair of splatter-painted Classic Slip-Ons fit for Friday the 13th. Cool right?

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3. Billie Eilish x Air Jordan 15

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Billie Eilish x Air Jordan 15 / GOAT

Release Date: 9/30

I know this doesn’t technically qualify as the weekend, but Billie did her thing with these AJ15s. This design is everything that I personally look for in a shoe. It’s creative, unique, and eye-catching. It’s quite possible that these will be all snatched up by the time you read this article, but I think this is absolutely worth a secondary market purchase if you can’t hit in real time. 

BUY NOW, $319

4. adidas Trae Young 1 “Ice Trae”

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adidas Trae Young 1 “Ice Trae” / GOAT

Release Date: 10/01

We’re actually going to have an article tomorrow that details Trae Young’s collection in its entirety, so we won’t spoil too much here. This shoe in particular represents the “ice” component of Trae’s brand completely, and we’re excited to break down the capsule for you guys. So make sure you check back on our website for more details.

BUY NOW, $200

5.Air Jordan 5 “Shattered Backboard”

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Air Jordan 5 “Shattered Backboard” / GOAT

Release Date: 10/02

Putting these on here because I think everyone needs a pair of AJ5s in their closet. You aren’t officially in “sneakerhead” status until you do, so might as well start with this iteration. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you’ll know that I like to include sneaker releases for different levels. Some drops are specifically suited for sneakerheads as they are either collectors items or sneakers that you wear once every so often, while others are perfect for beginners/casual wearers.

In my opinion this qualifies as the latter. Avid sneakerheads probably have more advanced versions of the 5s in their closet, meaning that this is the perfect opportunity for beginner sneakerheads to have a shot at snagging. 

BUY NOW, $204

Alright that’s gonna do it for this week, but before we go we wanted to give a shoutout to STOX energy socks. These are premium, high-performance compression socks, that uses medical technology to stimulate the blood circulation of your feet and legs, STOX Energy socks come in four different categories - Everyday, Sports, Travel, Recovery - and are loved by all athletes, travelers, pregnant women, fashionistas, and movers and shakers with standing and sitting professions alike.

Alright that's it. See y'all next time!

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