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Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – 3/9/22

So much heat!

words by: Matt Peng
Mar 9, 2022

After a heat-filled week of sneaker releases to kick off March, we’re back with even more great footwear. March Madness won’t just be for college hoops this weekend so let’s jump right into it.


Nike Freak 3 “UNO Face It”

Giannis’ third signature sneaker with Swoosh celebrates the fun card game UNO, which brought together him and his brothers since they were kids — and families all across the world. The four colors of green, red, blue and yellow are found mixed throughout the upper, detailing and even the outsole. These are definitely a gamer’s delight. Hit up SNKRS app to purchase.


Release Date: March 10, 2022
Retail: $120
Resell pre-release: $150 – $500


sacai x Nike VaporWaffle “White/Gum & Black/Gum”

Almost nearly a year of silence, the sacai x Nike VaporWaffle will grace us with two new colorways. Last year’s “Sesame” and “Dark Iris” renditions were definitely a lot more loud than this week’s offerings. Keeping things simply for spring, we’re treated to a white and black duo of sneakers, both equipped with gum sole bottoms — which I love. You can try your luck for the white and black pairs on SNKRS app and select retailer raffles like END.


Release Date: March 10, 2022
Retail: $180
Resell pre-release: $440 – $900 (White), $360 – $840 (Black)


Salehe Bembury x New Balance 574 “YURT” MS574

If you didn’t hit on these coveted Salehe Bembury x New Balance sneakers back in October, you’ll have another chance this week. I’ll save you the details about the sneakers but with spring around the corner and outdoor fun on the horizon, you’ll want to enter the END. raffle for both the grey and green pair ASAP.


Release Date: March 10, 2022
Retail: $190
Resell pre-release: $210 – $600 (Grey), $175 – $860 (Green)


Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs”

Real MJ fans don’t need me to explain the importance of the 1997 “Playoff” XIIs to them. Returning in high quality tumbled leather upper and its iconic heel tab, these are a must grab for the entire family. Hit up SNKRS app and select retailers like Extra Butter and Feature for raffles.


Release Date: March 11, 2022
Retail: $210 (Adults), $150 (Big Kids), $90 (Little Kids), $70 (Toddlers)
Resell pre-release: $260 – $380


Concepts x Nike Air Max 1 “Mellow”

Concepts dropped this sick AM1 last week and for anyone that missed out (me), you’ll get another chance this weekend. Inspired by the Summer of Love and music festivals from the late ’60s and early ’70s, you’ll see references like bandana print, cowhide, denim, velvet, frays and other woven materials. The green mudguard pays homage to the M-65 field jacket and each pair is made unique of the others. Hit up SNKRS for your second chance.


Release Date: March 12, 2022
Retail: $170 (Adults), $93 (Little Kids), $77 (Toddlers)
Resell pre-release: $300 – $540


adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Core Black/Core White/Core”

Originally released back in 2016, the “Oreo” 350 V2 set off the wave of hype around the silhouette and for a few years, everyone just wanted a pair of these (they still hold great resell value too). Now, adidas is bringing back the colorway for the first time. Once again using Primeknit for the upper and BOOST material in the sole unit, these give everyone another shot to dress like Ye (for a higher price point this time around). Hit up CONFIRMED app and select retailers to cop.


Release Date: March 12, 2022
Retail: $230
Resell pre-release: $410 – $900


Oskar “Oski” Rozenberg x Nike SB Dunk High “Great White”

Swedish skater Oskar Rozenberg, known to most as “Oski” is dropping a second collaboration with Nike SB. This time around, his shark motif takes over the Swoosh on the Dunk High for a “Great White” variation. With tumbled leather all around and red stitching on the outsole, these are definitely attention grabbers at the skatepark. Hit up select skate shops to cop.


Release Date: March 12, 2022
Retail: N/A
Resell pre-release: $200 – $560


Photos via Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images, Nike, sacai, END., Feature, Concepts, adidas, Premier