Footwear drops: two classic basketball sneakers drop this week

Nike is dropping their next 2.0 AJ1, the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Game Royal”.

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Game Royal” hanzuying 2

Right next to this, Adidas is dropping the 424 x Adidas Pro Model, a modern take on the retro court sneaker.

This week, Nike is finally dropping the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Game Royal” – a 2.0 rendition of the classic “Royal” colorway. The updated version sees an interesting shift in the color blocking, one that most fans seem to love.

Adidas matches up to it with the 424 x Adidas Pro Model, a collaboration between the three stripes and the Los Angeles streetwear store. A super clean, monochrome sneaker that’s an easy cop. New Balance steps into the ring with the 327, a highly anticipated runner that has high fashion design elements. Here are the sneakers dropping this week.

New Balance 327
May 8

New Balance 327 grey official

First released as a collaboration with Casablanca, the New Balance 327 has been on most sneakerheads’ radar. The sneaker has everything you could want – ’70s runner vibes, high fashion proportions and aesthetic mixed with luxurious fabrics. Of the three variants, the classic New Balance grey colorway is the one to grab. The simple mix of grey panels really accentuates the unique shape and construction of the sneaker.

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424 x Adidas Pro Model
May 8

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Game Royal” 424 Adidas Pro Model black

424 started out as a label that offers a mix of high fashion brands and logo focused streetwear apparel. This eclectic offering is reflected in the 424 x Adidas Pro Model. Originally designed as a basketball sneaker, the 424 x Adidas Pro Model caters to a streetwear audience but with refinements generally seen on a luxury sneaker. Some of the updates include a very smooth chunky outsole, clean silhouette and plush leather upper. The simple black and white colorway keeps the Pro Model versatile and understated – making it an easy pickup.

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End Launches

Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Caged 2
May 8


Another week, another Nike Zoom Spiridon. Steven Smith’s 2000s runner is dropping in a new cool colorway. Most of the sneaker comes in white, with hints of icy blue on the insole, Swoosh, and heel cage. Take note, these are a women’s release, so remember to double-check the size before checkout.

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Air Jordan 1 High OG “Game Royal”
May 9

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Game Royal” product hanzuying

Finally, the 2.0 take on the AJ1 “Royal” is finally dropping. The Air Jordan 1 High OG “Game Royal” has a color-blocking similar to the “Bred Toe” AJ1 – with most of the midfoot panels, toe box and Swoosh coming in black with hints of blue at the ankle collar and toe box. Check out our in-depth piece on the AJ1 “Game Royal” here.

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End Launches | Footpatrol | Nike SNKRS

Which of these sneakers is an instant cop? Share your pick up list in the comment section.

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