Footwear drops: Neighborhood taps on motorcycle culture for upcoming Converse collaboration
FOOTWEAR Published: October 15, 2019 Updated: October 21, 2019  |  WORDS: Staff

Footwear drops: Chemist Creations and Asics deliver a futuristic lab-ready Gel-Kayano 5 OG

Collaborations take center stage again with the Chemist Creations x Asics Gel-Kayano 5 OG sneaker edging out on top this week.

Footwear drops: Neighborhood taps on motorcycle culture for upcoming Converse collaboration

We’ve rounded up the top footwear drops for you to cop this week. Read on for the release details.

The month of October hasn’t disappointed so far with its cycle of footwear drops. For this week, a number of high profile releases await with an eye on the upcoming Chemist Creations x Asics Gel-Kayano 5 OG. While the collaboration sneaker has a release scheduled right at the end of the week on October 20, the other drops leading up to it aren’t exactly underwhelming. With a list that includes the BSMNT x Nike Air Max 90 “London”, END x New Balance 878 “Gull Grey” and the Size? exclusive Asics Gel-Citrek “Base Camp”, you’re in for another week of hard choices. But before you make your decision, check out the full release details below.

BSMNT x Nike Air Max 90 “London”
October 17

Footwear drops: Neighborhood taps on motorcycle culture for upcoming Converse collaborationProminent online community “The BSMNT” shakes up the sneaker space with an unprecedented brand collaboration with none other than the giant that is Nike. Taking on the iconic Air Max 90 silhouette, this drop receives a London spin to cap off a “City Pack” trio of releases that also honored Manchester and Glasgow. The sneaker is dressed in five different tones of grey in premium materials on the upper to reflect the English capital. Finer details include the translucent rubber outsole and lace tips with the text “real people do real things” – a nod to the members of the online community. Plus, it also comes with interchangeable velcro swooshes. Not feeling the undersized metallic swoosh? Switch it out with the additional four swooshes included in the box. You can now enter the raffle for the US$159 (approx. S$218) sneaker on SNS. Don’t miss out.

Where to buy:
SNS

Size? x Asics Gel-Citrek “Base Camp”
October 18

Footwear drops: Neighborhood taps on motorcycle culture for upcoming Converse collaborationAsics and Size? went hard on this trekking silhouette. With functionality in mind, the sneakers boast uppers constructed of synthetic suede and breathable mesh, reinforced with rubber overlays on the toe box bolsters. But that doesn’t mean they’re lacking in the aesthetics department. The stone-colored pair features robust black soles and Asics logo contrasted with neon green trimmings, along with the visible Gel cushioning at the heel. Priced at £75 (approx. S$130), these sneakers would make a refreshing addition to your rotation without breaking the bank.

Where to buy:
Size?

END x New Balance 878 “Grey Gull”
October 19

Footwear drops: Neighborhood taps on motorcycle culture for upcoming Converse collaborationEND and New Balance return with yet another limited-edition collaboration featuring the classic 878 model. The sneaker’s well-balanced contrast of vibrant and darker tones takes inspiration from the seagulls that circle the coasts. Unmistakeable shades of orange dress the logo on the side panels, tongue, heel tab, lace tips, and outsole. While the details pop, the leather and suede lining of the uppers lend a luxurious touch to the eye-catching collaboration. Enter the draw on END if you’re looking to snag this pair, which will retail at S$169.

Where to buy:
END

Chemist Creations x Asics Gel-Kayano 5 OG
October 20

Footwear drops: Neighborhood taps on motorcycle culture for upcoming Converse collaborationHere’s the cream of the crop from this week’s releases. The Chemist Creations x Asics Gel-Kayano 5 OG brought to you by L.A.-based label C2H4 is a minimalist’s dream, with just the right amount of head-turning details. The clean cream colorway wrapping the silhouette features hits of brown trimmings on the secondary lace loops. Translucent overlays on the side panels allow for an unhindered view at the layer below, which is covered with printed text over a white background. Chemist Creations’ co-branding appears on the insoles, while the heel tabs are marked with “化學製品” (chemicals). The Chemist Creations x Asics Gel-Kayano 5 OG drops this Sunday October 20 for US$159 (approx. S$218).

Where to buy:
SNS

Which of these footwear drops gets your stamp of approval this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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