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Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – 9/22/21

New Ye’s incoming!

words by: Matt Peng
Sep 22, 2021

Another week of sneaker releases means more interesting collaborations and fresh takes on classics to add into your closet (or storage). While darker palettes are expected, some of these drops are actually filled with color that bring an unexpected surprise and feeling of joy. Let’s jump right into it.

 

adidas YZY KNIT RNR “Sulfur”

I don’t know about you but the first thing I thought of when I saw these was “damn, I’m rocking cheese on my feet.” Jokes aside, the alien or “TURRELLIENS” as Ye called them, look extremely cozy and ready for those cabinet skiing and snowboarding retreats we’re hopefully looking forward to. The sock-like entry on these is complemented with an indicator label for your personal size and the gripped teeth outsole should ensure you don’t slip and slide around. Currently we only know of a YEEZY SUPPLY drop. Good luck everyone!

 

Release Date: September 23, 2021
Retail: N/A
Resell pre-release: $3,700

 

 

Air Jordan 1 “Prototype”

This is a first – Jordan Brand is dropping a pair of AJ1’s take you can actually cut yourself and turn from highs to lows. Of course once you snip away at the mid seam, things won’t be reversible. But the DIY idea is trending heavily and these include some Carolina Blue on the wings, and some Knicks blue and orange on the insole, tongue branding, stitching and upper liner. Overall these are just fun af. And did you see that Swoosh on the tip of the tongue and toebox?! These are available through SNKRS app and select retailers.

 

Release Date: September 24, 2021
Retail: $170
Resell pre-release: $195 – $700 (Large sizes)

 

James Bond x adidas Ultraboost DNA

The 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, is slates to release later this year and to celebrate the momentous occasion, the franchise has teamed up with adidas. The four-sneaker capsule collection hones in on everything we love about the British secret agent, like his impeccable tuxedo and suit styling. Drawing on the white tux vibes, the Ultraboost DNA comes with hidden 007 hits like the heel branding and James Bond opening sequence single gunshot motif on the tongue. You can grab these exclusively on the adidas app.

 

Release Date: September 24, 2021
Retail: $200
Resell pre-release: N/A

 

Air Jordan 5 “Moonlight”

Delayed a few times already, these AJ5’s are hopefully dropping this weekend. The messaging behind these is to get people out and about stargazing. Since this week was Mid-Autumn Festival for a lot of Asian cultures, and a full Harvest Moon, the release comes at a welcome time. Hit up SNKRS app to cop sizes for the entire family and select retailers like Feature.

 

Release Date: September 25, 2021
Retail: $190 (Adults), $140 (Big Kids), $80 (Little Kids), $60 (Toddlers)
Resell pre-release: $220 – $290

 

adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 V2 “Mauve”

Deep earthy tones that are perfect to wear with your all-black fits for the winter or pair with some shades of green and orange for the fall. Like all YEEZY footwear, these will be difficult to acquire and the fluctuations in resell pricing will have you constantly scratching your head. Either way, hit up CONFIRMED app or YEEZY SUPPLY to cop.

 

Release Date: September 25, 2021
Retail: $240
Resell pre-release: $345 – $430

 

Sean Wotherspoon x adidas Originals Superturf Adventure SW Shoes

Looking to promote recycling, reduction of plastic waste and quality time spent in nature, adidas Originals teamed up with Sean Wotherspoon to design these crazy sneakers. The upper is crafted from vegan materials while the sockliner is made from cork. Jiminy Cricket, the Disney character that appears in Pinocchio makes a home on the front of the tongue. The corduroy bag that can detach from the laces offers you multiple ways of using the shoes from a functionality standpoint. There’s also a dope tote bag too! Hit up CONFIRMED app and select retailers like Feature to cop.

 

Release Date: September 25, 2021
Retail: $160
Resell pre-release: $250 – $400

 

Keep up with our weekly Rock, Stock or Flip column in our Fashion section.

In related fashion news, Nike has teamed up with Newlight Technologies to fight climate change.

 

Photos via Kanye West, YEEZY SUPPLY, Nike, adidas, Feature