Let’s be honest, the middle of the week is not typically the most poppin’ time for shoe releases. The heavy hitters typically fall on Friday and Saturday with bots battling for shopping cart supremacy and campouts often resulting in hustling in reverse.
Not with the hassle? Good, we’ve still got you.
This week in the boutique and big brand space, we’ve seen some solid drops that are more wearable than collectible and won’t cause you any stress trying to cop.
From Safaris to Ultra Boosts, peep the best drops of the day below.
What: Nike Air Safari LS
Where: Sneaker Politics for $100
Why: These are a solid menswear move on an old favorite. Sure the Safari has come back countless times and next to no-one you wear it around will get the Biz Markie reference, but the standout shoe is actually quite solid in toned down fashion. If you’ve got an office job or maturing dating audience these are a nice pop of personality while still staying understated.
What: adidas Twinstrike ADV
Where: Feature for $180
Why: The working class Rafs, the adidas Twinstrike ADV has been a sleeper standout in a category most acclaimed for its streamlined silos. Chunky and funky, this is a rare wear that’s more technical looking than technically tooled. Still, these standout in a sea of NMDs and cost about half the price of a pair of Ozweegos.
What: Nike Zoom Spiridon 16
Where: Sneaker Politics for $160
Why: Is the athleisure wave washed? Probably. Every iteration of street ninja or weathered workout gear has been done to death. Somehow though these Nike Zoom Spiridons work.
Loud and proud, these Spiridon 16 releases ditch OG colorways that are outshined by Air Maxes anyway for an unmistakably sporty look. A bright pair of these could actually make an old pair of joggers look new again or add unexpected edge to the casual shorts and tight combo. Can’t hate on the 3M accents either — pipe it up!
What: Reebok DMX Fusion “Desert Dust”
Where: Reebok for $140
Why: Grandpa plays like the Club C and Workout have worn well for the Reebok Classic retro ressurgence, but on the sport side much of their product has either been strictly for Crossfit or bascially their take on the Ultra Boost. Not these.
Unisex in styling, the Reebok DMX Fusion is a return to trademark tech devoid of a Pump, all while playing to modern design ethos over that of nostalgia. These are sick.
What: Jordan CP3.XI
Where: Nike for $115
Why: Didn’t know these were out already? We’ll be honest, it slipped our minds, too. Still, Chris Paul is a beast and if his explosive season in Houston was a surprise to skeptics then the return of his signature line was an even bigger shock.
Thought to be finished, the CP3.XI sees new direction and bold styling. You can’t consume 20 hours of playoff basketball a week and not want to go out and play at least five hours of hoops yourself. It’s just science.
What: adidas Ultra Boost Laceless “Core Black”
Where: adidas for $200
Why: If you’re reading this you undoubtedly have too many Boosts — likely in the two tones associated with this pair — and, yes, having too many Boosts or any shoe is a real thing. Still, these are a damn good ringer for the Hypebeast collab that started this whole Uncaged wave. $200 is pretty steep for an errand shoe, but if you can swag these out before you beat them up they’ll have two life-spans in ’em.