Finally, after a bunch of delays caused by Covid-19, two of the biggest releases from Nike are dropping this week: The Travis Scott x Nike Air Max 270 and Air Jordan 13 “Flint Grey”. Both sneakers represent the biggest moment for Nike in 2020 – the rise of Travis Scott and the popularity of MJ’s The Last Dance docuseries.
Not to be outdone, Adidas is putting a whole new spin on the retro trend. The ZX 2K Boost, also dropping this week, is an eye-catching blend of an ’80s runner design and modern comforts and technology. Scroll on down to check out this week’s releases.
Adidas ZX 2K Boost
The ZX series first debuted in the ’80s, introducing the world to Adidas’ Torsion system and Soft Cell cushioning. Today, the ZX line introduces a new execution of their proprietary Boost technology. The sneaker encases the Boost in two different molds – a firm rubber case up back and a mesh layer upfront. This brand new execution should create a very different feel. Plus, the hollowed-out midsection has never been done before.
Up top, Adidas recreated its classic wedge-like design. But instead of just sticking to mesh, the sneaker comes with sock-like construction. To really solidify its retro inspiration, the heel cap comes in an oxidized yellow hue and the upper comprises white and mint – the colors of the OG ZX sneakers.
Where to buy:
Travis Scott x Nike Air Max 270
Honestly, not much needs to be said about this sneaker – you know what it is and you either love or hate it. Its muddied outsole, earthy toned upper and unusual desert-inspired design is not for everyone. But we can expect the Travis Scott x Nike Air Max 270 to sell out quickly when it drops later this week. You can read more about the sneaker here.
Air Jordan 13 Retro “Flint Grey”
The Air Jordan 13 is the sneaker that MJ wore in his final season that solidified his status as the absolute GOAT. The panther inspired sneaker is arriving in the “Flint” colorway – a combination of dark navy and grey suede on the upper and midsole. The color scheme goes all the way down to the paw inspired outsole. No expense was spared in recreating this momentous court sneaker. This is worth copping and keeping on ice till a special occasion.
Where to buy:
Air Jordan 3 Retro “Animal Instinct 2.0”
The Air Jordan 3 has always been a prime silhouette for collaborations and special editions. The super clean and simple sneaker is but a canvas for the craziest ideas and designs. As an evolution of the “Animal Instinct” AJ3, the “Animal Instinct 2.0” is a luxury spin on the crazy colorway. The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Animal Instinct 2.0” enlists a mix of crocodile, snack, elephant and ostrich leather to create a complex, multitextured sneaker that works. You can check out our in-depth look here.
What are your thoughts on the Travis Scott x Nike Air Max 270? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Feature image: Instagram/ @repgod888
Images: End Clothing, The Sole Supplier, Instagram/ @earlygvng and @repgod888