While 2020 is a year of breaking out of conventions, this September marks a return to form. With our roster of brands going full throttle with their sneaker releases, there appears to be an option for everyone to put their best foot forward. Here are our five most anticipated drops for the month:
Originally released as a Japan exclusive in 2001, the Nike Dunk Samba is making a big return to the global stage. The updated edition revives the OG by recreating the same colour blocking, with shades of Hyper Blue on the pearlised leather toe box and midpanels complemented by overlays of silver. Bold accents of Samba Red on the sole, Swoosh and heel combine with clean white laces to put the finishing touches on this classic make-up.
Taking a silhouette built for the hardwood but taken to the streets, the Nike Dunk “Community Garden” takes inspiration from the monastic lifestyle of gardening with recycled canvas on the upper and patchwork graphics applied in an unfixed pattern. Each pair stands alone as a one-of-one creation.
It comes as no surprise that for the newest iteration of adidas’ A-ZX program, Japanese boutique atmos was selected as one of the collaborators for 26 unique takes of various iconic ZX silhouettes. atmos’ wild take on the ZX 8000 — dubbed the G-SNK — pays homage to the Japanese retailer’s previous ZX collaboration from 2011. It blends the use of fluorescent colors, opting for a green, yellow, and blue color scheme, with unconventional materials. The sneaker’s upper features glow-in-the-dark faux snakeskin and hi-vis yellow pony hair.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its most iconic footwear silhouette, BAPE continues to release new colorways of the BAPE STA year-round, including mid-cut variations. This iteration of the BAPE STA features all its iconic motifs, including tonal leather panels and BAPE branding on the midsoles as well as on the dubraes.
As the recently revitalized ad copy goes, “Worn by supermodels in London and dads in Ohio.” The legacy of the New Balance 990 continues with the Made in USA 990v5: crafted from panels of suede and lightweight mesh with Ortholite cushioning and ENCAP® midsoles for support. The Ndurance rubber outsoles provide grip on and off the track. Premium construction all around for a lifestyle shoe that’s good for your morning and run and on the runway.