Nice Picks: This Week’s Top Sneaker Releases

Last week, we saw a wide variety releases across multiple brands. Underrated collaborations like the BAPE x adidas Superstar and iconic shoes like the Air Jordan 11 Low “Legend Blue” made their debut, while other in-line releases like the Reebok Zig 3D Storm Hydro saw a well-received release. This week, a new set of drops look to captivate consumers. Read below to find our choices for the top sneaker releases occurring.

5. Stingwater x Nike SB Dunk Low “Magic Mushroom”

Stingwater x Nike SB Dunk Low “Magic Mushroom”

Colorway: University Red / White
Release Date: May 10, 2021
Price: $125
Style #: DH7650-600

Daniel Kim’s Stingwater brand is providing their input on this upcoming “Magic Mushroom” SB Dunk Low, creating a spontaneous colorway worthy of attention. Red leathers highlight the upper, with a mushroom-like pattern proceeding above. A crumbling “stingwater” branding is seen above the mini-Swoosh, while an icy sole caps off the design. With SBs being one of the hottest silhouettes this year, look for this fun collaborative offering to sell quick.

4. Reebok Question Low “Green Toe”

Reebok Question Low “Green Toe”

Colorway: Glen Green / Footwear White / Glen Green
Style #: GZ0367
Release Date: May 14, 2021
Price: $120

The Reebok Question Low “Green Toe” is the latest addition to the low-top Question family, this one honoring the Boston Celtics. Hits of the symbolic “Glen Green” color the toe-box, heel, and various branding while white leathers are seen elsewhere. With the A.I. silhouette being a major focus of the brand, expect to see more Questions to release throughout the year.

3. Air Jordan 1 AJKO “Chicago”

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Air Jordan 1 AJKO “Chicago”

Colorway: Gym Red / White / Black
Style #: DA9089-100
Release Date: May 12, 2021
Price: $140

The Air Jordan 1 AJKO has a special place within sneaker history, releasing as an AJ1 alternative in 1986. Ditching the leather construction for canvas, this retro basketball sneaker is receiving an iconic “Chicago” makeup. For those that haven’t been able to cop any of the “Chicago” remasters, look for this to be an excellent pick-up for only $140 USD.

2. Air Jordan 1 High “Shadow 2.0”

Air Jordan 1 High “Shadow 2.0”

Colorway: Black / Light Smoke Grey / White
Style #: 555088-035
Release Date: May 15, 2021
Price: $170

Out of all of the OG Air Jordan 1 colorways, the “Shadow” pallet has reigned supreme along with the “Breds,” “Chicagos,” and “Royals.” Last releasing in 2018, Nike has decided to give the colorway a revamp, adding a brighter hint of grey and slightly tweaking the colorblocking. It’s not often that OG colorways get released, so be sure to mark your calendars for May 15 to grab this updated AJ1 “Shadow 2.0.”

1. Undefeated x Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Hall of Fame”

Undefeated x Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Hall of Fame”


Style #: DA6809-700
Release Date: May 12, 2021
Price: $190

Taking the number one release this week, this Undefeated x Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Hall of Fame” is finally releasing. Serving as one of the final Nike x Kobe releases, Undefeated has given the beloved silhouette the royal treatment deserved. Dressed in a “Hall of Fame” color scheme, a modern touch of the LA team’s signature hues makeup the upper. The numbers 24, 10, and 8 appear on the Swoosh, honoring the late Laker’s legendary career. These have a likely release date of May 12, so be sure to ready your autofill for this groundbreaking drop.

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