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Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases

Anyone in Hawaii this week?

words by: Matt Peng
Aug 18, 2021

This week there’s a lot of high profile collaborations releasing in the world of sneakers. None are as crazy as the Travis Scott x fragment design x Air Jordan 1, but collaborations are carrying the market as of now. As Dunks continue to corner the market, other brands and silhouettes are innovating to grab market space. Let’s jump right into it.


Nike Dunk Low “Black Multi-Camo”

If you’re an old school Dunk head, you probably remember the unique camo work of artist SBTG on Dunks. This new release really draws from those vibes and mixes a bunch of camo together against a black and oil green background to give it extra pop. These go super hard and are definitely going to go well with your Dickies. Hit up SNKRS to cop.


Release Date: August 18, 2021 (Today)
Retail: $110
Resell pre-release: $150 – $400


Aleali May x Air Jordan 14 “Fortune”

Stylist and model Aleali May taps into her Black and Filipina background to give us another dope Jordan collaboration. She channels jade, the first piece of jewelry she ever got, as her inspiration and that covers the Air Jordan 14 silhouette alongside suede and a gold plate on the midsole. Hit up SNKRS app to get your own pair. Heads up, these are sized in women’s sizes.


Release Date: August 19, 2021
Retail: $190
Resell pre-release: $285 – $700


UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Force 1/Dunk Low “5 On It”

Following the release of “Ballistic” Air Force 1 and “Inside Out” Dunk Low back in June, UNDEFEATED returns with another pack of the duo. This time around the “5 On It” collection channels a color palette of white, blue, red, grey and purple. Snakeskin is heavily used on both pairs and paired with leather and suede – a lux mix. A total of 5 materials is used to keep with the theme. You have a second chance at both the Air Force 1 “5 On It” and the Dunk Low “5 On It” these after an initial drop from UNDFTD via SNKRS app.


Release Date: August 20, 2021
Retail: $120
Resell pre-release: $150 – $320 (Dunks)/$180 – $350 (AF1s)


Kith x Nike Air Force 1 “Hawaii”

Kith is celebrating the opening of its brand new Hawaii outpost this week with an extremely limited Nike Air Force 1 collaboration. Like the other AF1 collaborations, Kith has opted for debossed quarter panels with the brand’s monogram pattern. This specific sneaker arrives with Hawaii’s image on the tongue tag and a mini Swoosh that matches the beautiful blue selected for the sockliner. Unfortunately for all of us mainland, these are location-exclusive and won’t be available at any other Kith stores or


Release Date: August 20, 2021
Retail: N/A
Resell pre-release: $1,000 – $2,000


New Balance 20002R “Refined Future Protection Pack – Phantom”

New Balance continues to push out amazing 2002 silhouettes and the “Protection Pack” featuring three colorways – Sea Salt, Phantom, Rain Cloud – offers fans the best of the black to white color spectrum with the popular distressed aesthetic. The mix of materials is impeccable – woven mesh on the upper, suede cutout overlays, leather tongue and heel, cotton laces, N-ergy cushioning and rubber outsole. Personally the “Phantom” black colorway is what I’ll be going after. Hit up raffles via retailers like Feature and Extra Butter.


Release Date: August 20, 2021
Retail: $150
Resell pre-release: $215 – $300


Photos via Nike, UNDEFEATED, Kith, Feature