8 Sneaker Drops of Summer That Should Be on Your Radar

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Summer is right around the corner. So you know what that means? Nothing but warm weather, sunny days and, most important, kicks galore. It’s time to revamp your closet and put those winter boots in the basement. Clear space for head-turning sneakers that will help you shut down the summer while partying with your friends.

ONE37pm is here to provide you with a guide to some of the hottest sneaker drops you should know for the summer. Get your markers ready as we present all the details of when and where you can get some of the hottest releases of summer 2019 and how much they'll reportedly cost. 

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Nike React Element 87

Release Date: May 2

Retail: $180

The React Element is regarded as one of the best sneaker releases of 2018, and Nike plans to continue the strong momentum with new colorways. The Dusty Peach/Atmosphere Grey and Moss/Black-El Dorado-Deep Royal Blue are slated to hit the shelves on May 2.

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Travis Scott x Nike Air Jordan High OG Retro I

Release Date: May 3

Retail: $175

Houston rapper Travis Scott is back with another dope collaboration with Jordan. He made his stamp in the sneaker culture with a Houston Oilers— inspired edition of the Cactus Jack Air Jordan OG Retro IV sneakers. This time around, he’s introducing his signature “Cactus Jack” alter ego to an exclusive high-top Air Jordan Retro OG Retro 1.

With the Nike swoosh flipped backward and the brown and black colorways, this is definitely a head-turning shoe that sneakerheads will go out their way to get their hands on. We advise getting them as soon as they drop if you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for the likely resale prices of these dope kicks.

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Air Jordan IV OG Bred 2019

Release Date: May 4

Retail: $200

One of the most celebrated shoes of the signature Jordan collection is primed to make a major comeback. Mythologized as “the shoe” worn when Jordan made “the shot” to help his Bulls squad secure a playoff win against the Cavs, these classic sneakers have a special allure.

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Nike SB x Air Jordan Retro OG Retro I

Release Date: May 25

Retail: $175

Reunited and it feels so good. The Nike SB team is collaborating with the Jordan squad to give the people some nostalgic '90s NBA rivalry vibes. They are planning to release the Court Purple/Sail-University Gold-Black colorway to pay homage of the epic Lakers-Bulls matchup of the 1991 NBA Finals. Die-hard NBA fans of the '90s will appreciate the colorway at work here.

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Air Jordan VIII, Reflections Of A Champion

Release Date: June 8

Retail: $225

To commemorate Jordan’s three-peat as an NBA champion with the Bulls, the Jordan brand will release the original colorway of the Air Jordan VIII with the addition of a reflective material. The brand plans to add the new reflective material to certain retro pairs, such as the Air Jordan VI and Air Jordan VII.

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OBJ x Nike Air Max 720

Release Date: June 21

Retail: $200

We’ve seen a ton of Nike player-edition cleats that Odell Beckham Jr. wore when he was making acrobatic catches for the Giants. Now we get to put our hands on an exclusive pair of walking shoes perfectly crafted to reflect his colorful personality. The newly acquired Cleveland Browns wide receiver will be debuting a multicolored pair of Nike Air Max 720. With a cork insole to go with the bright color scheme, this shoe is perfect for summer. Comfort and color are a one-two punch for the warmest months.

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Air Jordan IV Cool Greys

Release Date: August 3

Retail: $190

Fifteen years after its debut in 2004, one of the ultimate sneakerhead’s favorite shoes is making its long overdue return. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Jordan IV, Nike decided to retro this pair for the masses. The classic combination of gray, chrome, charcoal with varsity maize will appear on the shoe. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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Air Jordan X Woodland Camo

Release Date: September 7

Retail: $190

End your summer with a big bang with this dope addition to the signature Jordan X series. In a mixture of olive, black, dark army and dark cinder, this release is the perfect collectible to help segue into a stylish fall season. Official photos have not been released yet, but be on the lookout for exclusive previews coming soon.

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