im电竞官网-If you're finding it hard to focus on anything as mundane as sneakers right now you're not alone. (Hell, if you're finding it hard to focus on anything at all you're not alone.) The delay of select drops aside, however, the sneaker release cycle has soldiered on largely undeterred, an almost comforting source of constancy in these deeply unnerving times.
And if you do happen to be interested in what's going on in the often wild, wacky world of sneakers during this very peculiar moment, we've rounded up some of the best styles releasing this week so you can scroll through with abandon and temporarily try to forget how fucked up the circumstances we're living through truly are.
Stay safe, stay sane, and, hey, cop some new shoes if it'll help you do either. It definitely can't hurt, right?
SHOP $225, nike.com
The aptly-named Air Jordan 3 "Animal Instinct 2.0" is a genuinely wild (heh) design that draws on a whole host of prints in a mishmash of patterns so over the top that the shoe almost comes across as...subtle? Well, almost.
im电竞官网-The latest trail-ready style from the sneaker savants at New Balance blends color-blocked design with a sole so damn hefty it practically dares you to ask about its wearer's bunions. Tired: dad shoes. Wired: shoes that make you look like you're recovering from an involved bout of athlete's foot—in the best way possible.
im电竞官网-In sneakers—as in life, really—there's often merit to taking a step back to see what really stands out as important. Because, honestly, a whole bunch of fancy bells and whistles does not a solid sneaker make. The SNS GT 'Stockholm' takes inspiration from an Adidas silhouette first released in the '60s and right now, the shoe's retro-inflected simplicity couldn't look better. Any one of the sneakers listed here are a safe bet if you're in the market for a go-to style this summer but for my money, this is the one you'll return to the most.
The newest Air Max 90 in the Nike roster certainly doesn't skimp on the color. But since when are AM90s supposed to be subtle? (Answer: they're not.) And if your friends and family are having trouble making out what you're trying to say because your face's covered with a mask (I feel you, homie), why not let your kicks—in a hi-vis orange and duck camo pattern—do all the talking?
SHOP $220, adidas.com
im电竞官网-When Adidas first presented a prototype of its pioneering Parley shoe way back in 2015 a seismic shift in how sneakers are made suddenly seemed imminent. Since then, the three stripes has continued to tweak the formula— constantly refining its manufacturing process— and its latest sneaker, made using a now-signature upcycled plastic waste, celebrates the 5th anniversary of the brand's collaboration with Parley for the Oceans.
When Nike first debuted a Daybreak designed in collaboration with beloved cult-label Undercover about a year ago, it knew it had a certified smash on its hand. Well, if you missed out on all the subsequent drops—or were on the fence about making a cop (it happens to the best of us, really)—you're in luck. Because the brand's releasing a newly-revamped take on the style in a shade of teal so on-point it positively smacks of summer, and if you're looking for your next seasonal beater, look no further.
Oh, boy. I'm going to tread carefully here. The bona fide sneaker sensation that still manages to catalyze a fucking frenzy online every time it restocks is back at it again, this time with a retro-inspired sole that's sure to do absolutely nothing to temper demand for the style. Good luck out there, gentlemen, and stay safe.
im电竞官网-I've said it before and I'll say it again: If Nike has its way, 2020 will go down in the annals of sneaker history as the year of the dunk. And guess what? Nike tends to have its way. The 'University Red' pays tribute to the silhouette's origins on the college hardwood, and done up in a pristine shade of white (with some hits of fire-engine red mixed in for good measure) the style couldn't look cleaner. The year of the dunk, indeed.
The latest sneaker from the three stripes' ongoing collaboration with industry-darling Craig Green is a tweaked take on the Kamanda style Green's remixed in the past. The distinctive allover outsole design yields what the brand calls a "turtle-like shell", but you sure as hell shouldn't move like a tortoise to cop 'em.
Pharrell might not be the only entertainer in Adidas' extensive cabal of collaborators, but his sneakers tend to engender a diehard following all their own each and every time they drop. This time around the hitmaker and icon in his own right revamped an Adidas classic with the brand's proprietary Primegreen fabric, a blend of high-performance recycled materials that puts sustainability front and center.
im电竞官网-Nike's aptly-named Space Hippie silhouette is an ultra-lightweight sneaker that boasts the lowest carbon footprint of any shoe in the Swoosh's current roster of kicks. The style's distinctive upper, made out of 85% recycled polyester, is only slightly outdone by a complementing foam midsole that looks a whole lot like the future come early.