With a pandemic looming large, any form of large gathering is prohibited. This means queuing for sneakers, camping out for drops and attending sneaker community gatherings are now things of the past. According to a Manulife survey, 68% of respondents are afraid of contracting Covid-19, while 58% of the group is concerned about long queues and the formation of large crowds*.
But life must go on and sneakerheads will find their ways to get their hands on kicks. Here’s one way to score grails (and we’re not using the word lightly here): Take part in the Manulife Sneaker Drop, a five-week sneaker giveaway held in conjunction with a webinar series starting August 31, which focuses on a whole lot of sneaker talk by various personalities including Mr Sabotage (SBTG) and sneaker collectors Tim Suen and Clara Hong.
To take part in the weekly sneaker giveaway, you’ll have to answer a question of the week and sign up for the webinar. Each week’s draw starts at Monday 9am, and you have till Saturday 7pm to submit your answer and register here. We’ll be revealing each week’s drop in this article, so don’t sleep.
Scroll down to view the sneakers dropping this week.
Sneaker of the week: Supreme x Nike Air Force 1
Draw begins: Aug 31, 9am
Draw ends: Sep 5, 7pm
Webinar timing: Sep 6, 8.30pm
Webinar guests: Muttons Justin Ang and Vernon A
Week 4: September 21 to September 26
Sneaker of the week: Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 “MCA”
Draw begins: Sep 21, 9am
Draw ends: Sep 25, 7pm
Webinar timing: Sep 26, 8.30pm
Webinar guest: Musician Tabitha Nauser
Sneakers of the week: Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Chicago’ (2015), Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Milan’ & Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro Bred ‘Banned’ (2016)
Draw begins: Sep 28, 9am
Draw ends: Oct 2, 7pm
Webinar timing: Oct 3, 8.30pm
Webinar guest: Mark Ong AKA Mr Sabotage (SBTG)
*Manulife Study on Moving into the New Normal, June 2020. 1,000 respondents.