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Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – July 14, 2021

It’s all about the Space Jam this week.

words by: Matt Peng
Jul 14, 2021

The NBA Finals are in high gear and I guess the US Olympic Team is missing the players from the Bucks and Suns cause they’ve looked like absolute doodoo in the past two exhibition games. Get your shit together guys. But in another world, the Tune Squad will face off with the Goon Squad in the new Space Jam: A New Legacy film starring LeBron James on July 16. To celebrate, there’s a whole lot of kicks. Let’s jump right into it.

 

Xbox x Nike LeBron 18 Low “Wile E. vs. Roadrunner”

You can buy this mismatched pair separately but why not opt for the special edition controller if you’re an Xbox player? Even if you never plan to play in this pair – they’re a work of art – they’re dope to put into a display case to have friends, family and customers talk about. This collector’s item will be available through SNKRS app.

 

Release Date: July 15, 2021
Retail: $220
Resell pre-release: $800 – $5,500

 

Nike/Converse Space Jam: A New Legacy collection

There’s a lot of pairs being released to coincide with the movie and really you just have to pick which one you want. In addition to the “Wile E. vs. Roadrunner” version of the LeBron 18 Low, there’s also a “Bugs vs. Marvin” and “Sylvester vs. Tweety” rendition for adults. The Air Force 1 Low ’07 silhouette also plays host to a “Computer Chip” and “Tune Squad” remake. Converse fans can enjoy the Chuck 70 and Chuck Taylor All Star. There’s a lot of selections for the whole family to shop which is great and we can expect a brand new LeBron 19 to shock drop sometime soon too.

 

Release Date: July 16, 2021
Retail: $160 (LeBron 18 Low), $120 (Air Force 1), $120 (Chuck 70), $70 (All Star)
Resell pre-release: $190 – $600

 

New Balance 990V2 “Grey”

Version 2 of the classic “Grey” New Balance 990 brings all the elements we love from the first model into a new age. We get the same signature “N” on the sides, mesh upper, pig suede overlays and embroidered branding on the tongue. This version shows off the ABZORB midsole on the heel and we just gotta have it. Hit up shops like Feature, END. and Extra Butter to enter raffles ASAP.

 

Release Date: July 16, 2021
Retail: $185
Resell pre-release: $250 – $400

 

Air Jordan 1 High “Electro Orange”

It goes without saying that black and white overlays look great on the Air Jordan 1. So how do you spice that up for the summer? Add some electric orange highlights to the collar and outsole. I like these a lot because they add pop for summer fit but can also double up as a nice Halloween sneaker later in the year. If you’re flipping, maybe hold on until October. Hit up SNKRS app to cop.

 

Release Date: July 17, 2021
Retail: $170
Resell pre-release: $220 – $370

 

Rhuigi x PUMA Suede Mid

RHUDE founder Rhuigi Villaseñor continues his PUMA collaborations with a dope mid-top. Clean black leather runs across the entire upper with a distressed outsole to complement it. A heel pull tab ensures that you can get these on and off in a quick manner, making these great sneakers for a day in the shop. The chunky laces takes us back to the old glory days of bboys laying it down on cardboard in the streets from coast to coast. Hit up shops like Extra Butter to cop.

 

Release Date: July 17, 2021
Retail: $90
Resell pre-release: N/A

 

CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death Solar Red”

The original pink “Kiss of Death” AM1’s designed by CLOT for Kanye West’s “Touch the Sky” tour stop in Hong King in 2006 is a true collector’s grail and now the brand will release a “Solar Red” edition to pay homage to that history as well as Chinese heritage – with red and gold updates on the heel and embroidery. These are going to be extremely hard to acquire and trilogy of CLOT AM1’s, which include the “Cha” and “Kiss of Death” colorways from earlier this year. You have to JUICE locations to cop or try the JUICE app and juicestoreusa.com.

 

Release Date: July 20, 2021
Retail: $150
Resell pre-release: $500 – $2,000

 

Photos via Nike, Feature, Extra Butter, CLOT