Iconic sneakers take the spotlight this week, with cult favorites getting fresh new looks for 2020. First up on the list are the indisputable classics, the Adidas Stan Smith and Air Max 90, returning in neutral tones and bold renditions respectively.
But all eyes will be on two revered high-top sneakers slated for launch this weekend – the Air Jordan 1 Black Satin and the Paul Rodriguez x Nike SB Dunk High. It’s time to kick start your 2020 sneaker rotation with these fresh upcoming launches. Read on for the full release details.
Adidas Stan Smith Recon
There’s no denying the Three Stripes’ long history of producing quality sneakers. As part of its continued “Home of Classics” campaign, Adidas once again highlights its iconic silhouettes with an all-new “World Famous for Quality” pack. But the classic Stan Smith clearly catches the eye in the collection, with its minimalist rendition featuring soft leather uppers and brown suede lining the rear – deserving of the “World Famous for Quality” stamp embossed on the lateral side of the heel.
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Nike Air Max 90 “Volt”
The Air Max 90 – one of Nike’s most popular silhouettes since the Air Max lineup first came to fruition – will mark its 30th anniversary in 2020. With Nike known to take pride in its heritage, we’ll likely see more of the Air Max 90 this year to commemorate the milestone. To kick it off, the sneaker will launch this week in its original shape, complete with a set of vibrant retro colorways like Volt, hyper grape and turquoise.
Air Jordan 1 Black Satin
Jordan Brand will be blessing 2020 with another satin rendition of its wildly popular Air Jordan 1 High silhouette. While last year’s “Satin Black Toe” release amplifies the beauty of this legendary sneaker, the upcoming Air Jordan 1 Black Satin exudes elegance even in muted settings. The sheen from the satin-like black base perfectly complements the black leather overlays, introducing strength and structure to an otherwise boring colorway. Plus, the red hits on the tongue branding, wings logo, and laces also enhances the aggressive contrast. Definitely a must-cop this week.
Paul Rodriguez x Nike SB Dunk High
The legendary skateboarder has another sneaker to his name to commemorate the 15-year partnership which has seen success for both the athlete and the brand. For his latest collaboration, Paul Rodriguez channels his Mexican roots and love for boxing into Nike SB’s iconic Dunk High. From the unmistakable green and red colors outlining the white-based sneaker and the boxing-themed motifs on the tongue to the commemorative dubrae signifying his long allegiance with Nike SB, it’s truly a sneaker that represents the skate legend.
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Which of these releases are you eyeing besides the Air Jordan 1 Black Satin? Fire away in the comments below.