Sneakerheads are bombarded with news of upcoming releases on a daily basis. To save you some time from searching each and every site and leak account, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to sift through the onslaught and bring you a few noteworthy kicks that have captured our attention.
Today, two of Nike‘s Valentine’s Day 2021 sneakers have surfaced, as the Air Force 1 and Air Max 90 incorporate hidden messages for the holiday of love. We also take a look at official images of the “Silver Toe” Air Jordan 1, which will arrive just before Valentine’s Day next month as well.
Nike Dunk fans can look forward to yet another general release colorway dropping soon, while the brand’s experimental Air Force 1 makes headlines in an eye-catching take. Lastly, Reebok has debuted a new addition to its retro-future Zig Kinetica line with the Zig Kinetica II.
Release Date: February 6
Where to Buy: Nike and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: Nike is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a new thematic collection. For 2021, the Swoosh’s coinciding footwear offerings include the Air Force 1 and Air Max 90, each of which is showcased in a white, pink, and red colorway. The accustomed Nike branding incorporates a heart for the dot of the “i,” while both the Air Force 1 and Air Max 90 come with hidden messages on the tongue. A snap closure can be peeled back to reveal “ME+AM90=TRUE LOVE” and “AM90 4EVER” on the Air Max 90 and “TRUE LOVE SINCE 82” on the Air Force 1. Nike’s 2021 Valentine’s Day kicks are slated to release ahead of the holiday on February 6.
Release Date: February 12
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: Official images of the Air Jordan 1 “Silver Toe” have emerged ahead of the sneaker’s February 12 release. Included in Jordan Brand’s Spring 2021 retro collection, the colorway is a women’s exclusive drawing from the “Black Toe” scheme. Here, the 1s opt for a metallic silver toebox and heel panel, and are branded with a Swoosh, ball and wings logo, and Nike Air insignia.
Release Date: January 28
Where to Buy: Nike and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: Days after seeing the Dunk Low “Medium Curry,” we’ve since been blessed with official imagery of the shoe’s big brother, the Dunk High “Dark Curry.” Both general release colorways, the “Dark Curry” iteration pairs smooth Dark Russet-colored suede with shaggy suede in the Dark Curry hue. The Swoosh branding and laces complement as they appear in a brown shade, while a white midsole and Sail-colored outsole provide contrast below. It’s being reported that the “Dark Curry” Dunk High PRM will release initially in Asia on January 28, with a stateside drop likely to follow.
Release Date: TBC
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS
Editor’s Notes: Experimental in name, Nike’s N.354 Air Force 1 is just that. This week the silhouette has surfaced in an eye-catching pink colorway, one that sneakerheads will either love or hate — there really is no middle ground here. The Air Force 1 Experimental, which comes from Nike’s N.354 sub-label, features an upper covered in foam. A thin layer then covers the base, as “N.354” brands the pair on top of the Swoosh alongside. Additional N.354 markings appear on the heel and insole, while the iconic Nike logo is flipped upside-down on the heel. It remains to be seen when the “Racer Pink” Air Force 1 Experimental will release, although official images suggest a launch is coming soon.
Release Date: February 1
Where to Buy: Reebok
Editor’s Notes: Reebok has officially debuted the latest design from its retro-future Zig Kinetica line. The Zig Kinetica II is characterized by its stripped-down material construction and progressive skeletal structure. Featuring an updated version of the iconic zigzag mid-outsole, the shoe’s three-part absorption system channels and returns kinetic energy with each step. The Spring/Summer 2021 Zig Kinetica II colorways will become available in the US from Reebok.com for UNLOCKED early-access members beginning February 1, followed by a general release on February 2. A global launch is scheduled for March 1.
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