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, we’ve come across official images of the anticipated Dunk Low “Pink Pig” from Nike SB. With the Swoosh releasing so many Dunks as of late, it may be difficult to determine which pair is worth the effort. But we believe this pretty pink colorway will be a nice addition to any arsenal.
Elsewhere in the sneaker world, a number of intriguing collaborations are on the way, as Bandulu and Converse have joined for a new two-shoe drop, while STORY mfg. and Reebok also have a dual release on the horizon. Furthermore, HAVEN is prepping an exclusive launch alongside Nike ACG, and Carhartt WIP and Converse are back with their latest foray.
Release Date: February 1 in Asia, February 13 in Europe, and throughout February in the US
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: With a release just days away, Nike has shared official imagery of the “Pink Pig” Dunk Low. Contrary to the name and the colorway, the Nike SB design isn’t inspired by swine. Instead, it references a Porsche race car that debuted at the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans, as the vehicle’s panels were named after cuts of meat from a pig. The suede pair boasts an overall tonal look, contrasted by red branding on the tongue, heel, and insole. You can look for the Nike SB Dunk Low “Pink Pig” to release first in Asia on February 1, followed by a drop in Europe on February 13. Authorized skate shops in the US will release the shoe throughout the month of February.
Release Date: February 11
Editor’s Notes: For their new collaboration, Bandulu and Converse have explored the relationship between creativity and basketball, leading the Pat Peltier-led brand to reimagine two Converse classics in the Pro Leather and Chuck 70. The Pro Leather — made famous by Dr. J — draws attention with Bandulu’s signature embroidered paint drip details decorating the leather upper. Similarly, the Chuck 70 also incorporates the embroidered paint drip on its canvas upper and midsole, while an embroidered logo brands the pair on the tongues. Complementing the sneakers is a range of apparel and quite possibly the overall standout from the collaboration, a Cappuccino-colored basketball bag with multicolored embroidery.
Release Date: February 4
Where to Buy: storymfg.com
Editor’s Notes: Reebok has come together with apparel brand STORY mfg. to release a two-shoe, unisex collaboration featuring the Club C and Beatnik. Reinterpreted through an outdoor lens, each silhouette is entirely vegan. Both the Club C and the Beatnik feature an undyed, woven linen blend upper with an embroidered peace sign. The Beatnik then comes with a minimal upper strap and a removable back strap allowing it to be transformed into a mule.
Release Date: January 30
Where to Buy: HAVEN
Editor’s Notes: Nike ACG has tapped HAVEN to release an exclusive colorway of the new Mountain Fly Low. Designed for wear in both urban and natural environments, the sneaker borrows from Nike’s innovative NEXT% system, featuring a React midsole with a carbon fiber plate that adds stiffness for endurance and protection. To help you further withstand the elements, the Mountain Fly Low is made with a lightweight, water-resistant fabric upper with reflective ripstop taping that ensures visibility. Below you will find a sticky rubber outsole with thick chevron lugs that enhance traction on various types of terrain.
Release Date: January 30
Where to Buy: Online at carhartt-wip.com and in-store at Carhartt WIP New York and Los Angeles and select retailers globally
Editor’s Notes: The latest collaboration between Carhartt WIP and Converse is inspired by classic Carhartt WIP fabrics and detailing. Subsequently, we see the iconic Chuck 70 Hi optioned in two colorways: Hamilton Brown and woodland camouflage, the former referencing archetypal Carhartt WIP garments such as the Double Knee Pant and Active Jacket, and the latter showcasing a pattern that has been featured in Carhartt WIP collections since the early ’90s. Each model is constructed using 12-ounce canvas, while an OrthoLite insole offers enhanced comfort. Vintage license plates and co-branded footbeds appropriately brand the Chucks to complete each design.
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