To kick off the month, Jordan Brand opens exclusive access to the Air Jordan 2 A Ma Maniére, Aimé Leon Dore adds their touch to the New Balance 991, and Kasina commemorates their 25th Anniversary with a pack of Air Max 1s. Find out which sneaker releases are the most popular, which are the most expensive, and which ones are coming your way in this latest installment of The Drop List.
Best Sneakers This Week
adidas Yeezy Slide Pure (Restock Pair)
Last week, the adidas Yeezy Slide Pure topped the charts and became the most-traded product of the week. Despite a series of restocks and an influx of supply into the market, these Slides are still trading for well above double their retail value, making them not only a summer staple, but a viable investment.
adidas Yeezy Slide Onyx
It really must be Slide season, because the adidas Yeezy Slide Onyx also made waves on StockX as one of the most popular releases of the past week. In general, Yeezy Slides have been one of the top-three most traded silhouettes in the Yeezy line for the past year, so it’s understandable that an all-black pair would surge in trades as we enter June.
Most Expensive Sneakers This Week
Air Jordan 1 High Dior
In the midst of news swirling about adidas x Balenciaga and Nike x Louis Vuitton, one of the most renowned couture/sportswear crossovers of all time, the Air Jordan 1 High Dior, sold once again for a whopping $7,900. Since entering the market two years ago, the Dior Jordans have impressively maintained a value of around $8,000, which is 4x their retail price.
Best Sneakers Releasing This Week
Air Jordan 2 A Ma Maniére
Jordan Brand and A Ma Maniére utilize a similar aesthetic from their latest Air Jordan 1 collaboration for the Air Jordan 2 A Ma Maniére.
Constructed of a chalky, cream leather with a cracked finish and dark brown detailing, the Air Jordan 2 A Ma Maniére nods to the 2021 Air Jordan 1 A Ma Maniére and its luxe, vintage-inspired look. At the heel, TPU heel caps are featured in their original shape, but with a semi-translucent styling. From there, a snakeskin-patterned midsole references the Swooshes found on the two companies’ collaborative AJ1.
The Air Jordan 2 A Ma Maniére will be available this week to select SNKRS users via Exclusive Access and retail for $225.
New Balance 991 Aimé Leon Dore Grey & Brown
New Balance and Teddy Santis’ Aimé Leon Dore joined forces once again for two fresh iterations of the New Balance 991.
As part of New Balance’s Made In UK line, the New Balance 991 Aimé Leon Dore offers premium quality and comfort in a natural-toned palette. Both Grey and Brown colorways arrive with cream mesh uppers and contrasting green suede piping atop a plush ENCAP sole. The Grey pair hosts hairy suede overlays with green detailing, while the Brown pair opts for smooth leather.
The New Balance 991 Aimé Leon Dore released on Monday, May 30th for $275 on the Aimé Leon Dore website.
Nike Air Max 1 Kasina Wong-Ang Orange & Grey
South Korean boutique Kasina celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the Nike Air Max 1 Kasina Wong-Ang Pack.
Pulling inspiration from Wong-Ang Ducks, a style of carved wooden ducks traditionally gifted to newlywed couples, the Nike Air Max 1 Kasina “Made To Be Together” Pack incorporates colors and materials that are said to bring good fortune in Korean culture. Both Orange and Grey colorways boast a premium tumbled leather upper with faux horsehair overlays and suede mudguards. At the heel, small Wong-Ang Duck embroidery nods to the Korean wedding custom. At the base, an icy, semi-translucent outsole revealing a geometric pattern on the bottom of the midsole adds the finishing touch.
The Nike Air Max 1 Kasina Wong-Ang Pack releases on Saturday, June 4th for $160 exclusively on Kasina’s website. A SNKRS Korea release will take place next week on Wednesday, June 8th.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Jewel Pale Vanilla & Light Bone
The renowned jewel Swoosh returns to the Air Force 1 in two new colorways with the Nike Air Force 1 Low Jewel Pale Vanilla & Light Bone.
The first colorway in this set of jewel Swoosh AF1s, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Pale Vanilla offers an alternative to the classic pair of all-whites. It features an off-white tumbled leather upper with yellowed jewel Swooshes, cracked leather heel patches, and an aged-looking, yellowed Air sole. The second option, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Jewel Light Bone, also arrives in a neutral palette with a grey upper that sits atop a white sole, making it ideal for daily wear as it will coordinate with a wide range of looks.
Both the Nike Air Force 1 Low Jewel Pale Vanilla & Light Bone release on Friday, June 3rd for $130 on the SNKRS app and in select stores.
Nike Air Max BW White Persian Violet
Following a string of re-issues, Nike flipped the original 1991 Nike Air Max BW Persian Violet for the all-new Air Max BW White Persian Violet.
The Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Max BW White Persian Violet features a white mesh upper with matching Durabuck overlays, TPU heel caps, and black leather mudguards. Hits of Persian Violet on the Swoosh, collar, and midsole add a slight contrast. From there, a cushioned sole with a big window Air Max unit provides support and comfort.
The Nike Air Max BW White Persian Violet releases Friday, June 3rd for $130 on the SNKRS app and in select shops.
Nike Dunk Low Rose Whisper (Women’s)
Nike expands their women’s exclusive Dunk line-up with the Nike Dunk Low Rose Whisper.
The Nike Dunk Low Rose Whisper arrives in a classic two-tone color-blocked look similar to the original Nike Dunks of the 1980s. This Dunk offers a warm palette primed for the summer weather, with a white and Rose Whisper leather construction. Matching woven tongue labels contribute to the design’s retro feel, while an EVA foam sole provides cushioning.
The women’s Nike Dunk Low Rose Whisper releases on Thursday, June 2nd for $100 on the SNKRS app and in select Nike retailers.