Nice Picks: This Week’s Top Sneaker Releases

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Every week, it is a difficult choice to determine which sneakers to cop. Last week, perhaps one of the best weeks ever for hype releases, highly coveted pairs like the A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 3 “Raised By Women” and the Air Jordan 4 Retro “University Blue” released. This week, gearing away from the typical selection, different silhouettes appear on this week’s Nice Picks column. Read more below to find our favorite drops occurring.

5. Air Jordan 7 “Flint”

Air Jordan 7 “Flint”

Colorway: White/Flint Grey/Black/Varsity Purple
Style #: CU9307-100
Release Date: May 8, 2021
Price: $190

The Air Jordan 7 “Flint” first debuted in 2006, becoming a favorite among the series for its unique color blocking. Finally reappearing over a decade and a half later, this AJ7 is set to reprise the same role. This marks one of the silhouette’s first releases of the year too. As such, be sure to mark you calendars for May 8.

4. adidas Yeezy 500 “Enflame”

adidas Yeezy 500 “Enflame”

Colorway: Bright Orange / Grey / Dark Blue / Brown
Style #: GZ5541
Release Date: May 8, 2021
Price: $200

The adidas Yeezy 500 is finally making its long-awaited return, returning from a year-long hiatus in the “Enflame” colorway. Bold and bright, this iteration displays a blazing orange colorway, with an assortment of Earth and oceanic hues above. A love-hate silhouette, are you excited for the chunky silhouette’s return?

3. Reebok Zig 3D Storm Hydro

Reebok Zig 3D Storm Hydro Black G55692
Reebok Zig 3D Storm Hydro

Colorway: Black
Style #: G55692
Release Date: May 7, 2021
Price: $180

The Reebok Zig 3D Storm Hydro has brought together the two things the brand does best: provide functionality and create interesting profiles. This darker colorway of the rain-proof sneaker features a black and brown makeup, with a similar finish on the sole. Along the tongue, a pulley lacing system ensures an air-tight fit. A shoe worthy of any technical fit, these drop on May 7.

2. BAPE x adidas Superstar “Green Camo”

BAPE x adidas Superstar “Green Camo”

Colorway: Green Camo / White / Off White
Style #: GZ8981
Release Date: May 7, 2021
Price: $150

BAPE and adidas are back with another dynamic project, this time on a classic: the Superstar. The Japanese-based streetwear brand has added their famous “Green Camo” atop the upper, with their signature star branding found in white. Below, an off-white midsole finishes off the design. If you’re a fan of the duo, this upcoming release should be on your radar.

1. Air Jordan 11 Low “Legend Blue”

Air Jordan 11 Low “Legend Blue”

Colorway: White / White / Black / Legend-Blue
Style #: AV2187-117
Release Date: May 7, 2021
Price: $185

The Air Jordan 11 Low “Legend Blue” reprises its high-cut brother’s famous colorway, with the hue pallet returning for the first time since 2014. White patent leathers and an icy sole comprise the construction, while black accents appear on the sock-liner. A shoe of historic proportions that captures Jordan’s experiences at UNC and in the NBA, the long-delayed pair is finally releasing on May 7. Be sure to make your calendars for then and hope the SNKRS algorithm chooses you.

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