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Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – February 10, 2021

words by: Matt Peng
Feb 10, 2021

Another week has arrived and man, it feels like this week’s Hot Cakes sneaker release rotation has a lot of highly anticipated pairs, probably because it’s NBA All-Star Weekend. Whether you’re after the elusive Trophy Room x Air Jordan 1 or classic retros like the Air Force 1 “Silver Snake” and Air Griffey Max 1 “Freshwater,” mid-February is truly a time to celebrate sneakers, especially Nike pairs. I’m just gonna jump right into it, let’s get it.

 

Trophy Room x Air Jordan 1 “Freeze Out”

If you’ve been on social media in the past 2-3 months you’ve probably seen this pair floating around in clout pics from resellers – I always take those with a grain of salt. If these are really as limited as everyone says, the only place I trust is Trophy Room itself – Marcus Jordan‘s shop (yea, that’s MJ’s son for those that don’t know). Not only are Trophy Room x Air Jordan collaborations special because of Marcus’ deep knowledge of all his dad’s accomplishments growing up and being there to experience it firsthand, they usually always have the most premium materials. The “Freeze Out” AJ1 draws inspiration from the 1985 NBA All-Star Game, MJ’s rookie year, and the story that everyone else colluded to “freeze him out of the game.” The upper with its crystalized look and the icy outsole definitely bring this moniker to life and that classic Chicago colorway is a must. Details like “Rumor has it…” stitched into the inside collar and MJ’s signature complete this rare pair. Head over to trophyroomstore.com between 10AM – 11:30AM EST today to sign up for the raffle.

 

Release Date: February 10, 2021
Retail: $190
Resell pre-release: $2,200 – $100,000

 

DENHAM x Nike Blazer Mid ’77

Amsterdam-based DENHAM is a premium name in the denim space and last year, they released a trio a Air Max collaborations that elevated the silhouettes into a new plateau. Now, the brand is back with a fresh take on the classic Nike Blazer Mid silhouette. Because they’ve chosen to use four different sashiko-style indigo kimono fabrics for the Swoosh on this pair, each one is unique and a 1-of-1. The red outline on the Swoosh is accompanied by infra-red enamel eyelets that immediately draws you in as well as the option for red laces. High-quality white leather brings the upper together with tan nubuck and grey suede trim. A Swoosh & Scissor engraved on the bamboo tips of the laces are a fire touch. These are one of the sickest pairs of Blazers to ever hit the market so head over to denhamthejeanmaker.com to enter the raffle ASAP.

 

Release Date: February 10, 2021
Retail: €180 EUR (~$220 USD)
Resell pre-release: $220 – $420

 

Air Jordan 1 ’85 “Neutral Grey”

Sneakerheads have been clamoring on about this pair since it was first seen last year on leak accounts across socials – and for good reason. Returning in the original “Neutral Grey” 1985 OG colorway for the first time, both old and new heads alike will be able to enjoy this clean colorway with a shape and materials that are as close as you’ll get to the originals. A good pair of white sneakers just changes your entire wardrobe and these timeless joints are definitely those. Add in the OG hang tag with MJ soaring over the Chicago skyline and you may never want to put these on feet. Shops like Feature will have these along with SNKRS app and other retailers.

 

Release Date: February 10, 2021
Retail: $200
Resell pre-release: $520 – $730

 

Nike ACG Mountain Fly Low “Fossil Stone”

I’ll be the first to say that these remind me of the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 both in terms of the laces and the shape, but elevated for the outdoors. Nike’s ACG division always comes correct with the colors so the mix of Fossil Stone and orange on these really help highlight details like the GORE-TEX upper, Nike React midsole and the sock-like collar. With a carbon fiber plate also utilized in the midsole and a hard rubber outsole, you can be sure these will handle whatever you throw at them on or off the trail. Hit up shops like Feature ASAP to cop these.

 

Release Date: February 11, 2021
Retail: $180
Resell pre-release: N/A

 

Nike Air Force 1 “Silver Snake”

Nike has been answering fans by bringing back a lot of CO.JP heat, from Dunks to Jordans. Now they’re taking the classic 2001 Nike Air Force 1 B Low “3M Snake” and bringing it back for the masses. This is one of the illest sneakers to ever hit the streets period. Black overlay panels complement the otherwise entirely 3M reflective upper while a faux snakeskin Swoosh gives it a striking feel. If you don’t look closely enough, you’ll also miss the deep blue/purple logo on the heel. I’ve owned plenty of pairs of these so you bet I’ll be heading to retailers like Feature and SNKRS app to cop multiple pairs.

 

Release Date: February 11, 2021
Retail: $130
Resell pre-release: $160 – $220

 

CLOT x Air Jordan 14 “Terracotta”

Following their collaboration on the Air Jordan 35 “Jade Warrior,” CLOT and JB return with another Chinese-inspired pair, this time on the AJ14 model. Once again drawing inspiration from the famous Terracotta Army – Edison Chen and CLOT did an Air Jordan 13 in 2018 based off that inspiration – the 14 follows what the 13 started. Just in time for Chinese New Year, a mix of earthy suedes, textures and colors achieve that ancient feel of a warrior being buried alongside the first emperor of China. The stitching on the sides are meant to mimic armor while the charm on the heel is a blessing for the departed. These will be available via select retailers like Feature and on the SNKRS app.

 

Release Date: February 11, 2021
Retail: $200
Resell pre-release: $330 – $500

 

Air Jordan 6 “Carmine”

There’s a lot of history in the Air Jordan 6, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. While the “Carmine” colorway wasn’t debuted until the opening of the ’91-’92 season by his Airness, the AJ6 was on his feet when he won his first championship and thus the lure of the silhouette lives on forever. The only sneaker besides the Air Jordan 5 to use a lace lock, this model was the final pair to give use a visible Air unit and the “Nike Air” branding – all of which returns on this retro. I think the appeal is heightened by the fact that we’d probably expect the reverse colorway instead of the OG version that released, but that shows just how ahead of the game Tinker Hatfield was. Oh, the Corvette reference in the spoiler-style heel tab makes this one of the GOAT designs of all-time, worthy of MJ. Hit up your local shops and SNKRS app to cop. Best part is, there’s sizing for the entire family.

 

Release Date: February 13, 2021
Retail: $200
Resell pre-release: $280 – $550

 

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Freshwater”

Real talk, baseball had zero swag before “The Kid.” Ken Griffey Jr. flipped his cap backwards and showed the word his perfect swing at the plate, ridiculous glove in the outfield and infectious personality off the field. Originally released back in 1996, the shoe is celebrating its 25th anniversary and I’m happy as hell because I missed out on the 2016 retro version. I can remember wanting this pair as a kid even though I didn’t care about the Seattle Mariners – I just wanted to emulate Griffey. Returning to glory in its original form with that sweet “24” on the side, flaming baseball graphic on the bottom of the outsole and “Freshwater” colorway, this is a must for me. Head over to SNKRS app to cop.

 

Release Date: February 15, 2021
Retail: $170
Resell pre-release: $230 – $700

 

Photos via Trophy Room, DENHAM, Feature, Nike, Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images