It’s only a few days into March, but sneakerheads already have plenty to look forward to.
Some of the month’s highlights have started this week, in fact, thanks to two of streetwear’s biggest darlings. Supreme and Palace are dropping their Spring/Summer 2021 collection early and with it, some of the most covetable sneakers for the first half of the year.
Nike also manages to hold the fleeting attention of hypebeasts worldwide with a number of notable drops, including of course, a pair of Jordans in a rather emblematic colourway, as well as Air Maxes that are inspired by a breakfast staple. None though have made our jaws drop as low as Adidas’ latest collaboration.
Here are all the sneakers you’ll want to be seen in this month.
Air Jordan 1 High OG ‘University Blue’
The Jumpman continues his reign in the sneaker scene this spring. This time, however, the sportswear giant pays homage to the famous basketball player by diving deeper into the life of the legend to also pull inspiration from his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “University Blue” is a reference to the school’s colours and has graced a number of other collectable Air Jordans in the past too. The OG silhouette here is met with a white leather upper that’s contrasted with suede overlays and black Jordan and Nike motifs.
Price: Approx. THB 15,160
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low SS21
Available in four colourways — Black, Mean Green, Hyper Blue, and Barkroot Brown — Supreme turns the heat up on the SB Dunk Low with debossed faux crocodile skin and metallic gold stars over a premium white leather base. These kicks also sport co-branded signatures throughout, from the lace dubraes to the printed insoles.
Dropping on Supreme’s website at 12am (SGT) on 5 March, and 11am (JST) in Japan (although your best bet would be resellers).
Givenchy Giv 1
It didn’t take long for American designer Matthew M Williams — best known for his other label 1017 Alyx 9SM — to inject his visionary touch into the Parisian fashion house. The Giv 1 are high-performance sneakers that combine luxuriously supple calfskin leather with canvas and mesh, and a translucent yellow sole for a futuristic touch. The same attention to details continues below, with an underfoot tread that’s made out of mini Givenchy 4G emblems.
Price: Approx. THB 26,302
TOMM¥ €A$H x Adidas Originals Superstar
Is the sky the limit when it comes to designing sneakers? Not if your stage name has three different currencies in it. Estonian rapper TOMM¥ €A$H’s inaugural collaboration with the sportswear giant sees the world’s longest pair of Superstars, complete with its iconic shell toe and the famous three stripes. The dual-coloured pair will likely not fit true-to-size, but we dare say it’ll be pretty useful for social distancing.
Head over to adidas’ app to sign-up for a pair, otherwise, try your luck at your favourite reseller.
Nice Kicks x Adidas Ultra4D “Have a Nice Day”
Following a very psychedelic “The Encore” in 2019, Texas-based Nice Kicks continues its tie-dye streak with Adidas for “Have a Nice Day”, only this time in black and white. The distinctive spiral style is printed into the Primeknit upper, which sits atop a 4D-printed midsole made from liquid resin, light and oxygen.
Price: Approx. THB 7,616
Reebok x Maison Margiela Classic Tabi Leather Sneakers
Both era-defining icons, the Tabi and Reebok’s Classic Leather have come together to create a street version of the famous Margiela shoes. Besides its split-toe makeover, the sneakers (in both white and black) are defined by their nappa leather uppers and an EVA sole and are a masterclass on how sport and fashion can defy convention to create something beautiful together.
Price: Approx. THB 8,713
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.