Following April’s large push of hype sneakers, the month of May has had a stronger focus on the general release. This week’s column of Nice Picks features a solid selection of in-line pairs perfect for those cool summer days. Read below to see the team’s picks for best sneaker releases occurring this week.
Colorway: Tactile Orange / Tactile Orange / Tactile Orange
Style #: TBD
Release Date: May 17, 2021
The adidas Yeezy 500 High is releasing in a similar color to the previous “Enflame” 500, with multiple hues carrying over from its predecessor. An orange base remains the highlight, while Earth-tones cover the mudguard and mesh upper. Navy blue accents top off the pair’s design. Don’t sleep on the Yeezy 500 High this 2021, especially as the silhouette is receiving more attention from the Yeezy team.
Colorway: White / Ghost Green / Black
Style #: CZ0790-103
Release Date: May 21, 2021
The Air Jordan 1 Low has become a summer-time staple for Jordan Brand. In its latest summer-ready release, the now low-cut classic is receiving a “Ghost Green” makeover. Green suedes connect with the white leather, while a grey heel-tab and nylon tongue finish off the construction. With Jordan Brand gearing the AJ1 Low away from OG colorways to alternative makeups, this looks to be one of the silhouette’s best GR releases this season.
Colorway: Silver Metallic / Scarlet / Core Black / Gold Metallic / Footwear White
Style #: H05801
Release Date: May 19, 2021
The Simpsons has long been heralded as an animated classic, attracting a multitude of fans across the world. Similarly, the adidas Forum has long been heralded as a basketball staple, which now is making its way into the sneaker mainstream. Together, The Simpsons and adidas have placed their collaborative efforts towards a “Duff Beer” dubbed Forum Low. For those that are in thirst of a drink-inspired pair, look for this silhouette to be the perfect choice.
Style #: CT1137-900
Release Date: May 19, 2021
Concepts has returned with yet another Nike Kyrie collaboration, this one also inspired by ancient Egyptian architecture and life. The teal-green upper displays various Egyptian motifs, including a Sphinx-like character and Egyptian tools, along with a textured golden Swoosh on the lateral profile. Concepts branding finishes off the design. For big fans of the Nike Kyrie series, any of the Boston-based retailer’s collaborations are great for on-court play and off-court style.
Colorway: White / College Navy / Sport Royal / University Red
Style #: CZ0789-105
Release Date: May 22, 2021
More so than any other football club, Paris Saint Germain has held a strong relationship with Jordan Brand. Thus far, the French soccer club has placed their imprint on silhouettes like the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 1 Low, and most recently the Air Jordan 4. This upcoming Air Jordan 7 collaboration features the club’s signature hues of red, white and blue. Look for the soccer brand’s latest efforts to round out the best releases of the week.