Fashion, New Products

Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – February 24, 2021

New models and old favorites reimagined.

words by: Matt Peng
Feb 24, 2021

If you didn’t manage to snag a pair of coveted sneakers last week for your personal rotation or to flip, don’t worry, it’s a brand new week with new releases. Highly awaited collaborations and new colorways on familiar silhouettes awaits us once again this weekend so let’s jump right into it.


Nike Dunk High “Football Grey”

Honestly, the nickname of this sneaker throws me off because of the cream and sky blue color palette chosen. However, that’s not gonna stop me from trying to cop these for a spring fit. The chose of cream actually gives this model a lot of life because it helps achieved that pre-aged look everyone is after these days – and if you know Dunks, they look amazing aged. Hit up your local retailers to see if they have them in stock or get ready to test your SNKRS app luck.


Release Date: February 25, 2021
Retail: $110
Resell pre-release: $240 – $305


Nike Air VaporMax Evo “Collector’s Closet”

Just like the name suggests, this is the evolution of the Air Max and the “What The” version of it. Incorporating not only the VaporMax outsole but also elements from the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 93, Air Max BW and Air Max Plus, fans will see familiar patterns and colors return on the side panels like the Air Max 90 “Moon Landing,” “Duck Camo Infrared,” and “Warhawk.” Also hits of “Safari” print on the heel and other small details for the avid AM fan are packaged in. Hit up SNKRS app and select retailers for these ahead of Air Max Day.


Release Date: February 25, 2021
Retail: $200
Resell pre-release: $220 – $500


Nike Cosmic Unity “Green Glow”

The latest technological marvel in Nike’s basketball sneaker department, the Cosmic Unity is inspired by ’90s hip-hop but I also see some helix DNA shaping in the outsole. The “Green Glow” of the Crater Foam midsole is partially made from Nike Grind – which follows Nike’s mission to reduce waste and become more sustainable. Air Zoom and layered cable wire are all standard in Nike bball sneakers now too. This silhouette is made with at least 25% recycled material by weight so we’re behind it. Head over to local shops and SNKRS app to cop.


Release Date: February 26, 2021
Retail: $150
Resell pre-release: $215 – $255


READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid “White” & “Black”

I’m definitely more of a fan for the black pair – because that’s the New York dress code – but I wouldn’t mind either (you know both will be extremely hard to acquire). Only in recent years has Nike allowed designers to reshape and rework icons and Japanese designer Yuta Hosokawa is the latest to do so with the iconic 45+ year old Blazer silhouette. The DIY-inspired aesthetic stays true to READYMADE’s DNA and also manages to incorporate ~15% Nike Grind rubber into the midsole which is dope. Enter local store raffles now and head over to SNKRS app for a chance at both the “White” and the “Black” pairs.


Release Date: February 27, 2021
Retail: $160
Resell pre-release: $460 – $1,260 (White), $505 – $1,260 (Black)


Air Jordan 4 “Taupe Haze”

Just like the Air Jordan 1 “Mocha” from last year that bore similarities to the Air Jordan 1 “Travis Scott,” the latest AJ4 release from Jordan Brand also looks like a Travis Scott colorway – albeit a F&F colorway that never dropped to the public. With fuzzy suede utilized for the upper, a white midsole and black outsole if the perfect complement to the light brown and red accents. These will be in high demand for their versatility and resemblance to La Flame’s pair so hit up SNKRS app fast and your local retailer raffles.


Release Date: February 27, 2021
Retail: $200
Resell pre-release: $360 – $550


adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Ash Blue” & “Ash Stone”

The Three Stripes have been channeling regional exclusive energy on the YEEZY lineup for a while now. This weekend, adidas will launch the “Ash Blue” colorway with a minty blue Primeknit upper and yellow stripe in North America, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East & India while an “Ash Stone” version in a dark brown upper and red stripe makes its way to Europe, Russia, Ukraine and the Asia Pacific region. I’m a fan of the “Ash Stone” so I’ll be leaning on those Asia connects this weekend. You can cop your regional exclusive via, YEEZY SUPPLY or select retailers.


Release Date: February 27, 2021
Retail: $220
Resell pre-release: $315 – $600 (Ash Blue), $385 – $1,020 (Ash Stone)


Photos via Nike, StockX, Kousuke Matsuki, YEEZY SUPPLY