Fashion, New Products

Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – 10/6/21

What’re you going for this week?

words by: Matt Peng
Oct 6, 2021

This week there’s a lot of cool collaborative sneaker releases in the works. We’ve gone away from the Off-White and Travis Scott hype of the last few months and onto runners and more European styles. Let’s jump right into it.


Stone Island x Tokyo Design Studio New Balance RC Elite_S1 | NB_1

Earlier this year Stone Island and New Balance announced a long-term partnership between the brands to push innovation. Like they did with snow peak on the Niobium Concept 1, Tokyo Design Studio (TDS), has redesigned the RC Elite running shoe and applied mesh cutaways and 3D printed knit uppers. FuelCell technology and carbon fiber plates in the midsole make these light while 3D printed medial and lateral logos and brand graphics on the toe boxes ensure a sick aesthetic. Hit up for more purchasing information.


Release Date: October 7, 2021 (In-store via Click From Store service), October 12, 2021 (Website), October 13, 2021 (WeChat Store for Mainland China)
Retail: N/A
Resell pre-release: $1,500 – $2,900


Nike Dunk High “Championship Navy”

Continuing to ride the wave of Dunks, Nike is dropping a Villanova-inspired high-top in premium leather. The deep blue overlays and Swoosh create a perfect everyday sneaker with the white base and the Be True To Your School heritage is a talking point for all those that know. Hit up SNKRS app and select retailers like Feature to cop.


Release Date: October 8, 2021
Retail: $110 (Adults), $90 (Big Kids), $75 (Little Kids)
Resell pre-release: $150 – $260


Patta x Nike Air Max 1 “The Wave”

Whenever Patta and Nike joins forces, it’s a match made in Heaven. For their latest endeavor (7th collaboration, 5th on the AM1), Patta has redesigned the Air Max 1’s mudguard to look like a wave. This design cue is a reference to the Amsterdam brand’s influence on the shifting landscape locally and globally. A collector’s box and silver-plated charm bracelet paying homage to Patta’s Surinamese heritage complete the collaboration. We love what the black-owned and independently-owned business has done for the community and can’t wait to cop these. Hit up to cop as well as SNKRS app.


Release Date: October 8, 2021 (Patta), October 15, 2021 (Select retailers)
Retail: $185
Resell pre-release: $500 – $3,100


sacai x CLOT x Nike LDWaffle “Cool Grey”

CLOT once again looks to the past to inspire the future. Following their “Kiss of Death” Air Max 1-inspired “Orange Blaze” release from last month, the brand channels 2013’s “Kiss of Death 2” Air Max 1 for the latest colorway. Just like the other collaborative pair, this one is also see-through and features the double Swoosh and double tongue that we all love. Hit up SNKRS to cop.


Release Date: October 9, 2021
Retail: $180
Resell pre-release: $265 – $1,500 (Big sizes)


Patrick Mahomes x adidas ZX 2K Boost

26-year-old Patrick Mahomes doesn’t need an introduction. The football phenom and adidas are celebrating his success on and off the field with a collaborative ZX 2K Boost silhouette. The iridescent overlays are complemented with a swirling black and white midsole – kind of all over the place the way Mahomes is on the field. Hit up to cop.


Release Date: October 9, 2021
Retail: $160
Resell pre-release: N/A


Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Humanrace Sichona “Collegiate Burgundy”

The debut “Royal Blue” colorway released back in August and now adidas and Pharrell’s Humanrace brand is dropping a dope burgundy colorway of their new silhouette. With “Humanrace” in yellow on the lateral, a pink tongue, and optional blue laces, these sneakers are perfect for any upcoming Halloween festivities. Head over to the CONFIRMED app to cop.


Release Date: October 9, 2021
Retail: $180
Resell pre-release: $200 – $360


Mobile Suit Gundam x Nike SB Dunk High “Gundam”

Originally planned for the Tokyo Olympics, the “Gundam” SB has experienced multiple delays like many other sneakers. Channeling the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn franchise from Sunrise, the popular anime brand has been perfectly reflected on a sneaker. The logo adorns the heel, a rigid Velcro Swoosh mimics the Gundam’s head piece and the toe box graphics its facial details. The seam work also references the many details on the mech. For all otakus out there, hit up SNKRS app to cop and local skateshops.


Release Date: October 9, 2021 (Skateshops), October 12, 2021 (SNKRS)
Retail: $110
Resell pre-release: $215 – $530


Photos via Stone Island, Nike, Patta, CLOT, adidas, WallStreet Skateshop