Think latest Nike releases and the hype-seeking part of your brain will likely venture uncontrollably towards sneakers like the Ben & Jerry’s Dunk, the Union AJ4, or other new Jordans that have dropped against the backdrop of this year’s bubble-bound NBA Championship.
But the Swoosh’s sneaker output goes far beyond these queue-commanding items. Its classics are what made it the footwear giant it is today and there’s a crazy-long list of Nike general releases that you might just have missed, however attentive you might be.
In order to leave no good sneaker unturned or unlaced, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Nike general release sneakers from recent months that deserve your attention. From the Blazer to the sustainable-minded Space Hippie, check them out below.
The blazer is a bonafide all-time Nike favorite and was originally designed for the basketball court back in the ’70s. Low iterations tend not to get as much love, but colorways like this one are why that shouldn’t be the case.
The J Crew-exclusively stocked Killshot remains one of Nike’s greatest, and most hard to come by, cult classics. Similar iterations, like this sail and midnight navy retro are still worthy of a place in your rotation.
Though the Air Max 90 was originally created as a running shoe in 1990, the NRG edition gave it a lifestyle-ready color and material update. Following Nike’s “Space Hippie” collection, this Air Max 90 also makes use of recycled materials.
You know the silhouette, but do you know the colorway? Nike gives the greatest ever all-white sneaker the “Ozone Blue” treatment resulting in this fresh 2020 Af1.
Another modern reworking of the legendary AF1 silhouette gives us this ghostly black and white colorway. Elsewhere, other new features include the fresh graphics at the heel and tongue.
This jellyfish-like Vapormax is made from at least 50 percent recycled materials and is part of the sportswear giant’s journey towards zero carbon and zero waste.
Two Vapormax are better than one. Especially when the second also comes crafted from at least 50 percent recycled content.
Before the Jordan 1 changed the basketball sneaker game forever, there was the blazer. Though now mostly reserved for casual cases rather than the court, the Blazer remains entirely relevant. It doesn’t get much cleaner than the ’77’s design.
The “Space Hippie” pack dropped in June this year, marking a new era of sustainable product, and particularly sneakers. Boastig Nike’s lowest carbon footprint scores ever, the initial four-sneaker capsule included the truly-unique 04.
Nike’s ACG (All Conditions Gear) subsidiary has been producing outdoor-ready apparel and footwear since 1989. The overlooked Nike ACG Moc 3.0 from the innovative line boasts a sticky rubber heel for extra grip.
Released earlier this year, the Nike Air Zoom-Type is the Swoosh’s lifestyle spin on its own Alphafly NEXT%. The Zoom-type takes two Zoom Air pods in the forefoot, combines it with a supportive TPU plate and wraps it all in foam for one hell of a comfy shoe.
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