Fashion, New Products

Rock, Stock or Flip? This week’s sneaker releases – 9/1/21

Paying respect to OGs.

words by: Matt Peng
Sep 1, 2021

Just like that and two-thirds of the year has passed. As we move towards a return to in-person fashion weeks and autumn events, brands are battling to keep us spending. Whether it’s nostalgic retro sneakers or dope new collaborations, there’s plenty of footwear out there. Let’s jump right into it.


Nike LeBron 18 Low “Cartoon Art”

LeBron fans and diehard Family Guy viewers will remember the “Stewie Griffin” PE LeBron 6 from back in the day – 2009 to be exact. Created with bold lines and colors to match the iconic cartoon character, that same vibe is back. Whether world domination or just court domination is on your mind, these will definitely get you noticed. Hit up SNKRS app to cop.


Release Date: September 3, 2021
Retail: $160
Resell pre-release: $170 – $350


Air Jordan 4 “Shimmer”

For those of us who can’t afford the 4-digit price tags of the Off-White AJ4 or Hender Scheme AJ4, the new “Shimmer” is a viable option to add into the rotation. Created as a women’s pair, the ideology is to celebrate females that bring inclusion and safety into their communities. With a mix of burnished leather and nubuck, these are great for the colder months. Hit up SNKRS app to cop.


Release Date: September 3, 2021
Retail: $190
Resell pre-release: $280 – $315


Nike ACG Air Mowabb 30th Anniversary Collection

Nike ACG (All Conditions Gear) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Air Mowabb silhouette by bringing back 3 OG colorways. The Air Mowabb’s design is iconic for incorporating elements from the Huarache and a stretchy sockliner to bring outdoor-inspired trail footwear into the mainstream sneaker culture. The US will see the release of the “Twine” and “Rattan Birch” editions via retailers like Feature as well as the SNKRS app. European fans can enjoy the “Gravity Purple” joint thanks to retailers like END.


Release Date: September 3, 2021
Retail: $160
Resell pre-release: $170 – $300 (Twine), $195 – $300 (Rattan Birch), $260 – $1,500 (Gravity Purple)


WTAPS x New Balance Made in USA 990v2 (M990WT2)

Japanese label WTAPS is known for their military-inspired aesthetic which translates well into both apparel, footwear and accessories. Following their first collaboration which released last year, the duo returns and crafts a beautiful 990v2 silhouette. Inspired by the grey DNA in New Balance’s history and even “basketball texture” found in the original 998, this “Quarry” colorway reminds me personally of fighter jets. Sleek and sexy yet aggressive, this is a must-have come this weekend. Hit up and select retailers like END. to cop.


Release Date: September 3, 2021
Retail: $260
Resell pre-release: $920 – $1,130


Photos via Nike, Feature, END.