Nice Picks: This Week’s Top Sneaker Releases

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Following a week filled with high-profile releases and of course, inevitable Ls (looking at you TROPHY ROOM!), it’s likely that you’re searching for new sneakers to purchase. Well… if you’re a sneaker addict that is.

Luckily for sneakerheads, the team here at Nice Kicks has made the sneaker selection process easy. In this fifth iteration of Nice Picks, you’ll find our picks for the best sneaker drops this week, along with information pertaining to their release date, relevant details, and where to buy links. With all of the above said, take a look below and let us know what you think of our choices on social media.

6. Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Freshwater”

Colorway: White/Black-Freshwater-Varsity Red
Style #: DD8558-100
Release Date: February 15, 2021
Price: $170

For all baseball fans, Ken Griffey Jr. will always be remembered for his charisma, joyful energy, and vibrant play. All three traits are seen in the return of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Freshwater,” which last released during the Kid’s Hall of Fame 2016 introduction. For those in need of a double-up or fresh pair, this early-week release should be on your radar.

5. Stüssy x Nike Air Huarache SE “Desert Oak”

Colorway: Desert Oak / Reed / Light Straw
Style #: DD1381-200
Release Date: February 18, 2021
Price: $120

Fans of Stussy x Nike history will appreciate the return of the duo’s first collaboration: the Air Huarache “Desert Oak.” While the second pair has yet to be officially announced, the earth-toned pair arrives with tans, beiges, and browns traversing the multi-material upper. A Huarache for the books, look for this London exclusive to release globally on February 18.

4. Casablanca x New Balance 237

Colorway: Desert Oak / Reed / Light Straw
Style #: DD1381-200
Release Date: February 18, 2021
Price: TBA

Casablanca and New Balance have formed a powerful tandem, creating fresh designs on iterations like the 327 and this 237. Sophisticated graphics appear atop the otherwise blank mesh upper, while the brand’s signature “N” branding is placed between the heel and toe. This fresh take on the 237 is one of the best in years, and is as a result worthy of a cop.

3. Air Jordan 3 “Cool Grey”

Colorway: Silver/Light Graphite-Orange Peel-Sport Red
Style #: CT8532-012
Release Date: February 20, 2021
Price: $190

The “Cool Grey” series has developed into a Jordan Brand favorite, having graced pairs like the AJ11 and this AJ3. Last released in 2006, the greyscale pair returns with a flash of vibrancy, including hints of orange and red. The infamous pair is slated for a February 20 release, so be sure to set your alarms for 10 a.m. to hopefully (and I really mean hopefully) score on Nike SNKRS.

2. Hot Ones x Reebok “Spicy and Icy” Collection

Release Date: February 17, 2021
Price: $100 – $160

After a great debut partnership that included the SHAQNOSIS and the Club C, the Hot Ones x Reebok collaboration continues to heat up. In their second project together, the duo has prepared a “Spicy and Icy” Question and Classic Leather. The Allen Iverson signature sizzles in an all-red and gum sole makeover representing the heat of the Last Dab Apollo sauce, while the lifestyle leather pair is finished with a contrasting ice-cold treatment portraying that of milk. This flavorful collaboration is sure to catch the eyes of many, so make sure you log onto as fast as possible on February 17.

1. Nike Dunk Low “UNLV”

Colorway: Soft Grey/University Red-White
Style #: DD1391-002
Release Date: February 18, 2021
Price: $100

Out of the all of the Nike Dunks releasing this week (Coast, Hyper Cobalt, UNLV), this University of Las Vegas inspired colorway reigns supreme. Doused in red and grey leathers, the low-cut silhouette largely resembles the Off-White x Nike Dunk Low collaboration from 2020. The unique color pallet differentiates this pair from its brethren, making it one of the top releases of the week. Like you all, I’ll be praying to the SNKRS gods for a W this Thursday.

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