From the Big Red Boot that made the rounds online to the comeback of a classic Air Jordan, here are some latest shoe drops you need to check out
The culture surrounding sneakers continues to be one of the most prominent fashion trends around the world. According to Matt Powell, the sneaker industry brings in more than USD 55 billion in annual income across the globe. This proves that this fashion culture is now an embedded part of people’s lives in our modern society.
If sneaker drops haven’t been entering your radar, check out these February releases you might have missed:
Nike Zoom Vomero 5 Wheat Grass
Since 2010, the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 has not been regarded as an excellent running shoe, but with its current style in “Wheat Grass,” this latest release from Nike last February 10 might change runners’ minds. It has an interesting mesh base and leather overlays, a neutral brown color palette, synthetic suede, and plastic embellishments. The sum of these elements creates the impression of a sleek and stylish sneaker.
Air Jordan 1 High 85 Black White
Last February 15, Nike’s 1985 Air Jordan 1 silhouette made a return as Nike introduced the Air Jordan 1 Retro High 85 Black White. For the first time since their 2014 throwback, the black and white Air Jordan 1 is here again. This classic monochromatic ensemble combined with a white base layer, silky leather overlays in jet black, and branding accents is perfect for a wide range of outfits.
MSCHF Big Red Boot
The oversized shape of these red boots from MSCHF is reminiscent of vintage video games and cartoon shoe designs. It easily gained the attention of various fashion consumers and communities because of its unconventional silhouette and style. It is often compared to footwear seen on fictional characters from Astro Boy and Boots from Dora the Explorer. The footwear piece was released last February 16 and was quickly sold out in spite of the polarizing reactions and opinions about it.
Stussy X Air Nike Penny 2
Stüssy and Nike’s first drop this year is for their Air Penny 2 sneaker collaboration. Last February 14, the brands added two colorways on their collection: a tonal fossil and a rattan, black, and blue. The highly anticipated collaborative collection was first released on the official e-commerce site of Stüssy, Chapter stores, and select retailers in North America, Europe, and the UK last February 10, 2023. The global release followed on Valentine’s Day.
JJJJound x New Balance Made in UK 991
The reimagined 991 continues its legacy and went for a sleek contemporary style with its streamlined toe box shape and a bolder use of overlay cut out parts. The back part of the shoes has the JJJJound wordmark, whereas the side walls have the recognizable “N” logo of NB in striking black. These were initially released on JJJJound’s website on February 9 and became available globally last February 17.
Stone Island x New Balance 574 legacy
As the two notable brands launched their first-ever special edition football collection, New Balance and Stone Island finally released their most awaited collaboration. The classic 574 shows a subtle upgrade with high-quality materials to achieve a modern look. This streamlined sneakers features a ripstop and suede upper in a dark green colorway. 574 were dropped on the official website of Stone Island and New Balance last February 16. Select retailers will also carry the collaboration.
New Balance 990v3 MADE in USA Tan/Blue
New Balance finally released the brand-new “Tan/Blue” colorway last February 23, which follows the model’s popular black and tan color palette. With its orange accents, extra-bold embellishments on the collars, and a vibrant purple fill, the New Balance 990v3 Made in USA is a whole game-changer.
Pharrell x adidas Hu NMD S1 RYAT Focus Olive
The release of Pharrell x adidas Hu NMD S1 RYAT Focus Olive last February 24 proves that Pharrell’s position as Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director does not prevent him from working on projects with adidas. Pharrell mentioned that he wanted to deliver a daring new style while incorporating adidas’ technologies like BOOST. With desert landscapes as its primary inspiration, the NMD S1 RYAT can easily steal the show in all of these varying tints of green and lilac dust tones.
Bad Bunny x adidas Campus Light
Bad Bunny’s latest Adidas collaboration takes astrology as its inspiration. The tongues were doubled, the collars were somewhat puffed up, above the heels and the midsoles are curved molds, and it was painted in a cream color to reflect the spectral hue of stars. The tongue and sockliner also bear the distinctive logo of the Puerto Rican performer. This collaborative Campus Light was released last February 25th.
Air Jordan 6 Retro Cool Grey
The “Cool Grey” colorway has maintained a stranglehold on the sneaker scene over the years. With its white leather uppers with gray nubuck paneling, which is comparable to the Air Jordan 6 UNC White, Air Jordan 6 Retro Cool Grey truly elevates this color. It also has gray lace locks with the brand’s signature logo. The Air Jordan 6 Retro Cool Grey was released last February 25, 2023.