All-Star weekend is just days away and we can already sense the anticipation. Even if you don’t follow the NBA, sneakerheads all over the world know that it’s a calendar date for some of the hottest sneaker drops of the year. This year, we’ll see a global release of the Air Jordan 3 Retro SE “Red Cements” – a non-OG colorway that celebrates the state of Chicago with a very red take on the Jordan 3 Retro.
Outside of All-Star weekend, Adidas is dropping a sneaker to commemorate their special relationship with Run-DMC – which sparked music partnerships for decades to come. Check out this week’s hottest drops below.
Air Jordan IV “Washed Denim”
The coveted Air Jordan IV “Washed Denim” will finally arrive in Singapore, just ahead of All-Star weekend. Michael Jordan’s sixth signature shoe gets the Canadian tuxedo treatment, with denim-on-denim uppers. The toe box and inner panels of the mid-section are adorned with light blue denim while the ankle collar and overlays are wrapped in dark blue denim. This combination highlights the unique panelling of the Jordan VI without being too flashy. You can add the Jordan VI “Washed Denim” to your rotation for S$279.
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Laceless Adidas Superstars
Run-DMC is rightly credited for making the aging Adidas Superstar popular again. The 80’s hip-hop royals were known to rock the sneakers without laces, fat tongue flipped out, paired with black denim and leather jackets. You can learn more about the rich history of the sneaker from our in-depth look at the laceless Adidas Superstars. You can now cop these rap icons for S$160 at Adidas.com or £85 (Approx S$152.38) at Size?.
PG4 x Gatorade “ASW”
Paul George and Nike are releasing their third installment of the PG4 x Gatorade collab. Named “ASW”, the sneaker sees uppers that are a tie-dye mix of Gatorade’s signature colors. Purple, green and teal “stains” dot the uppers and toe box of the sneaker – creating a psychedelic and striking effect. The medial side sees a “Barely Volt” perforated panel that adds structure to the uppers. “Total Orange” hits fill the Swoosh, Gatorade logo at the heel, Air midsoles and accents on zips and lings. You can cop the highly energized PG4 x Gatorade “ASW” for S$179.
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Lebron 17 “Monstars”
Another All-Star weekend, another Space Jam inspired sneaker. This time, the Lebron 17 gets the “Monstar” treatment. Inspired by the villainous creatures in the movie, the sneaker’s colorway reflects their black and orange team colors. The extraterrestrial vibes continue to the tongue accents, custom insoles and dark iridescent print seen on the Knitposite uppers. You can cop these “Monstars” for S$279.
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Air Jordan 1 Hi OG “UNC to Chicago”
The “UNC to Chicago” is a women’s exclusive colorway that merges two of the most iconic Jordan 1 colorways – “Banned/Bred” and “UNC”. Seen as a counterpart to the Air Jordan 1 “Fearless”, the Air Jordan 1 “UNC to Chicago” pays homage to Jordan’s alma-mater UNC and his move into his professional career with the Chicago Bulls. The sneaker is primarily composed of premium leather on the uppers, which are set atop classic white Air midsoles and red outsoles. You can cop a pair of the “UNC to Chicago” for S$265.
Kyrie 6 “Trophies”
The Nike Kyrie 6 “Trophies” is another sneaker celebrating the All-Star weekend. The “Trophies” colorway commemorates the Chicago Bulls’ 1996 championship win. The date of the championship win, “06/16/96”, is stitched into the bottom of the right tongue. This date happens to coincide with Kyrie’s first NBA championship, “06/19/16”, which appears on the bottom left tongue. Besides these little hidden gems, the rest of the sneaker comes in a very bright red – the Chicago Bulls’ team color. Some reviews have noted that the sneaker gives off a similar vibe to the Yeezy “Red Octobers” because of the strong red colorway.
Contrasting the red hues are gold and black accents, which are the team’s signature colors. Another hidden detail is the inner sock liner, which has the same pattern as the carpet that MJ laid on crying after winning his first NBA title. You can cop the striking Kyrie 6 “Trophies” for S$209.
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Air Jordan 3 Retro SE “Red Cements”
The Air Jordan 3 Retro SE “Red Cements” is not exactly a retro colorway. However, red is the team color for the Chicago Bulls and is a welcome variation from the usual white and black leather uppers commonly used on this sneaker. You can cop the strikingly red sneaker for S$329.
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