I don’t know about y’all but I tend to wear white and grey kicks exclusively in the summer. Darker colors just heat up my feet too much. For this week’s sneaker releases, we’re bringing the best of the best with this in mind. Let’s jump right into it.
A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 2
After an earlier delay due to an unforeseeable accident, the A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 2 is finally here. Harkening back to the quality of the original AJ2, which was made in Italy, AMM channels reptile skin on the midsole, the same burgundy red and pre-distressed cream used in the AJ1, and waxed laces. There will be multiple ways to purchase these including through a-ma-maniere.com, select retailers like END. and SNKRS app.
Release Date: June 1 (a-ma-maniere.com), June 3 (SNKRS app Exclusive access, select retailers)
Resell pre-release: $375 – $700
adidas Tyshawn Shoes “Grey One/Collegiate Navy/Cloud White”
Tyshawn Jones is one of the best skaters out there in the scene right now and his Signature City Series Mid pays tribute to NYC with a gold-foil collar call out. If you’re constantly on the move, the memory foam collar, reinforced toe, Adiprene sockliner and premium suede upper are your best friends. Hit up adidas.com to cop.
Release Date: June 1
Resell pre-release: $100 – $120
Nike Air Trainer 1 “Photon Dust/Light Smoke”
If you don’t already know, the Air Trainer 1 is celebrating its 35th anniversary and is one of the most versatile sneakers out there on the market. Remember what I said about whites and greys for summer earlier? This checks all the boxes and then some. Hit up SNKRS app and select retailers like Extra Butter to cop.
Release Date: June 2
Resell pre-release: $95 – $225
Nike Air Max BW “White/Persian Violet”
The Air Max BW “Big Window” has long been my favorite Air Max silhouette because of the big swooping line in the mid-section of the sneaker that completely draws in everyone’s attention. The OG colorway from 1991 gets the retro treatment every few years, and for good reasons. The latest take stripes off some of the black usually found on the toe box and upper panels. Grab these via SNKRS app for the summer heat.
Release Date: June 3
Resell pre-release: $145 – $235
Nike Air Max2 CB ’94 “White/Varsity Purple”
If you want the perfect sneaker to hoop in this summer, look no further than the retro ’90s vibes of this Air Max2 CB ’94. Charles Barkley’s signature sneaker looks great with the Phoenix Suns colors as accent points across the outsole, tongue and branding. If you’ve never played in these, I’ll tell you know, the support is great and the Air unit ensures you don’t get fatigued too quickly. Hit up SNKRS app and select retailers like Extra Butter to cop.
Release Date: June 3
Resell pre-release: $170 – $225
Photos via A Ma Maniére, adidas, Nike