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Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – June 9, 2021

Orange is in.

words by: Matt Peng
Jun 9, 2021

June is in full swing this week with multitudes of sneaker releases. A lot of heavy-hitting collaborations that have been teased on social media prior will finally be dropping. It’s an exciting time to be a sneakerhead so let’s jump right into it.

 

A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 3

Atlanta-based A Ma Maniére boutique has crafted one of the most beautiful pairs of footwear this year. Founder James Whitner was inspired by the role of women in our early lives – his own mother bought him his first pair of Jordan sneakers, the AJ3. Blending high-end luxury with streetwear, this pair features quilted lining and full-grain tumbled leather and suede overlays. There’s also the beloved “Nike Air” tag on the heel. These drop in women’s and kids sizing via SNKRS app.

 

Release Date: June 10, 2021
Retail: $200 (Adult), $90 (Little Kids), $70 (Toddler)
Resell pre-release: $275 – $520

 

sacai x Nike Blazer Low “Classic Green” & “Magma Orange”

Following up on their collaborative VaporWaffle release from April, sacai and Nike bring new low-top sneakers into the fold for summer. Everyone loves a white sneaker for the hotter months of the year and sacai designer Chitose Abe gladly obliged with a chopped and remixed version of the iconic Blazer. Green and orange offer the perfect contrast to the otherwise clean tones. We love both the “Classic Green” and “Magma Orange” for retail on SNKRS app and at select retailers like Sneaker Politics, Bodega, and END.

 

Release Date: June 10, 2021
Retail: $120
Resell pre-release: $235 – $430 (Green), $205 – $430 (Orange)

 

adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 “Enflame Amber”

Hot off an “Enflame” version of the YEEZY 500 back in May, adidas has taken the color palette onto the YEEZY BOOST 700. The sandy beige upper is paired with darker overlays in the mid-section while a bright orange BOOST sole finishes off the design. Perfect for the summer scorchers and ragers, these come at a high retail price via CONFIRMED app.

 

Release Date: June 11, 2021
Retail: $240
Resell pre-release: $390 – $1,300 (larger sizes)

 

Skepta x Nike Air Max Tailwind 5 “Bloody Chrome”

After the Black/Chrome colorway dropped back in April, Skepta and Nike went back into the shop and cooked up a “Bloody Chrome” variation of the Air Max Tailwind 5. Iridescence around the heel is a nod to the British grime artist’s 2019 album Ignorance Is Bliss. The model is one of the most comfortable ones out there and this colorway is timeless. Hit up SNKRS app to cop.

 

Release Date: June 12, 2021
Retail: $180
Resell pre-release: $220 – $350

 

Air Jordan 1 “Light Fusion Red”

Did anyone order rainbow sherbet on an Air Jordan? Well, that’s what this new colorway looks like. I’m all for cool treats in the high heat and anyone willing to rock these bright colors is surely down to kick it this summer too. These are everyday joints as far as I’m concerned. Hit up SNKRS app and select retailers for a pair.

 

Release Date: June 12, 2021
Retail: $170
Resell pre-release: $210 – $500

 

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals HU NMD “Orange”

Pharrell is continuing to give us HU NMD silhouettes in bright tones. Following up his “Aqua” hit from May, the adidas collaborator is dropping off an “Orange” variant this weekend. The ageless wonder once again opts for the Xhosa word for “Humanity,” “ULUNTU,” across the upper. Hit up CONFIRMED app to cop.

 

Release Date: June 12, 2021
Retail: $220
Resell pre-release: $330 – $500

 

Photos via A Ma Maniére, Sneaker Politics, adidas, Nike