It’s hard to imagine but the Opening Ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics Games will take place this Friday. To celebrate the delayed occasion, brands are pushing out Olympic-themed footwear for athletes and fans alike. There’s plenty of great kicks to cop for yourself and flip for a quick dollar this week. Let’s jump right into it.
FTC x Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Sento”
Drawing inspiration from Japan’s public bathhouses, this FTC (For the City) collaboration with Nike SB has great storytelling throughout. Indoor Sento bathhouses and their clear water plus enamel detailing are conveyed all across the silhouette. These will have high appeal in the aftermarket for anyone too shy to rock them in public. Hit up SNKRS app to purchase.
Release Date: July 21, 2021 (Today)
Resell pre-release: $400 – $800
Off-White x Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% “Black” & “Pink Glow”
I don’t need to explain how hard it is to acquire Off-White x Nike collaborations. You either got the juice or you don’t. Another collaboration done to celebrate the Olympics, these two pairs have the most advanced running technology built-in. Virgil loves track sneakers and the spikes are a nod to race day spikes. You can try your luck via raffles from retailers like Feature and on SNKRS app for either the “Black” or “Pink Glow” pairs.
Release Date: July 23, 2021
Resell pre-release: $500 – $590 (Black), $500 – $880 (Pink Glow)
BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS x Vans Vault OG Authentic LX “Bandana” collection
Look, bandana print will never go out of style, especially when applied correctly on footwear. Mixing a variety of colors on either sneaker, Japanese label BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS have managed to keep their DNA on the highest quality canvas from Vault by Vans. Personally, even though the collection also features an Old Skool LX, the Authentic is my preferred silhouette and it never gets old. Hit up raffles from retailers like Feature and Extra Butter to cop.
Release Date: July 24, 2021
Resell pre-release: $300~
AURALEE x New Balance BB550AR
Based out of Tokyo, AURALEE sources premium materials from around the world to put together their refined apparel collections. Teaming up with New Balance, they’ve taken the extremely popular 550 basketball-inspired model and given it a creamy white makeover. With high quality leather uppers, the collaborative duo have removed all branding from the tongue for an ultra clean feel, and we love it. These will be great to rock any season of the year. Head over to retailers like END. to cop.
Release Date: July 26, 2021
Resell pre-release: $540 – $1,400
Photos via FTC, Feature, END.