Nice Picks: This Week’s Top Sneaker Releases

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This week’s sneaker selection is not one to be slept on, consisting of various sneakers across a wide variety of brands. Last week, we saw Puma standout with two hot releases: the RS-Dreamer PROTRO and the Suede Classic Mono “Aruba Blue.” Bad Bunny also dropped his second collaboration with adidas, which has seen tremendous popularity (check StockX).

Through the weekly Nice Picks segment, the team here at Nice Picks has selected our favorite sneaker releases occuring this week. Ranging from in-line to collaboration, our selections show no particular affiliation. Without further introduction, below are our top 5 picks.

5. adidas Ultra Boost DNA 1.0 x ZX Aqua

adidas Ultra Boost DNA 1.0 x ZX Aqua

Colorway: Aqua
Style #: H05263
Release Date: April 8, 2021
Price: $180

The adidas Ultra Boost DNA 1.0 is arriving in a colorway seen previously on the ZX 8000 OG: “Aqua.” Also seen on the ZX Runner 4D, this vibrant oceanic colorway features light blue and green hues across the Primeknit upper. Complimenting laces and Boost midsoles contribute to the burst of color seen, while a lime green splash completes the design. If you’re a fan of the Ultra Boost 1.0, this pair should definetely be on your radar.

4. Nike LeBron 7 “Dodgers”

Nike Lebron 7 “Dodgers”

Colorway: White / Rush Blue / University Red / White
Style #: DJ5158-100
Release Date: April 9, 2021
Price: $200

The Nike LeBron 7 has returned strong over the past two years, releasing in iterations like the “Lakers Media Day” and “China Moon.” Alluding to LeBron’s new home in Los Angeles, this latest colorway pays homage to the Dodgers baseball team. A combination of “University Red,” “Rush Blue,” and “White” ensure an attractive color pallet for the warmer seasons.

3. Air Jordan 1 Centre Court “White and University Red”

Air Jordan 1 Centre Court White University Red DJ2756-101 Release Date
Air Jordan 1 Centre Court “White and University Red”

Colorway: White/University Red-Sail
Style #: DJ2756-101
Release Date: April 8, 2021
Price: $135

Initially dubbed the “Banned” colorway, the Air Jordan 1 Centre Court “White and University Red” arrives with a crinkled leather and a bright red stripe streaking along the lateral side. Zoom Air insoles are a unique addition to the standard Jordan 1 silhouettes, while the “Air Jordan” signature is placed on the tongue. Be sure to check out the Centre Court’s second release April 8 for $135.

2. Kim Jones x Converse Chuck 70

Kim Jones x Converse Chuck 70

Colorway: Natural Ivory
Style #: TBD
Release Date: April 8, 2021
Price: $160

Iconic designer Kim Jones, best known for his work with high-fashion brands like Fendi and Dior, has added his own twist to two Converse Chuck 70s. Releasing in both “Black” and “Natural Ivory,” the latter looks to be an easy choice to cop for the upcoming week. TPU overlays atop a beige upper with black accents make this upgraded silhouette versatile enough for many occasions and wardrobes.

1. Air Jordan 5 Retro “Raging Bull”

Air Jordan 5 Retro “Raging Bull”

Colorway: Varsity Red/Black
Style #: DD0587-600
Release Date: April 10, 2021
Price: $190

The Air Jordan 5 “Toro Bravo,” aka the “Raging Bull,” is finally returning after over a decade of waiting. Releasing formally in a pack, this solo release has been long overdue. Red suedes traverse the entirety of the sneaker, while a black midsole finishes off the design. If you’re like me, your calendar will be filled with multiple reminders to log on to SNKRS for a 10am EST drop. May the SNKR Gods be on your side!

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