August 22, 2022

The Drop List 08-22-22

From the Air Jordan 3 Dark Iris to Bad Bunny's latest collaborative Forum Low with adidas, find out the best sneakers to be released this week in this latest installment of The Drop List.

From the Air Jordan 3 Dark Iris to Bad Bunny's latest collaborative Forum Low with adidas, find out the best sneakers to be released this week in this latest installment of The Drop List.

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This week, Jordan Brand delivers new colorways in the Jordan 3 and Jordan 12, Bad Bunny continues his adidas collaboration with a new Forum Buckle Low, and JJJJound releases their much-anticipated ASICS collaboration. Find out which sneaker releases are the most popular, which are the most expensive, and which new Jordans, Nikes, and more are coming your way in this latest installment of The Drop List.

Best Sneakers Releasing This Week

yeezy slides

Yeezy Slides

For the third consecutive week following Yeezy Day 2022, Yeezy Slides continue to dominate the sales charts on StockX. Both Onyx and Pure colorways are now in the top five most-traded sneakers in the past 12 months.

Nike Dunk Low UCLA and USC

With the NCAA Football season right around the corner, we are seeing an uptick in the demand for college-themed Nike Dunks. Both the Nike Dunk Low UCLA and USC have become two of the top-ten most traded sneakers of the week on StockX. The Nike Dunk was born out of college sports fandom, making it the perfect shoe to wear in support of your team.

Most Expensive Sneaker This Week

Nike Air Force 1 Mid Louis Vuitton Graffiti

Last week, a pair of the Nike Air Force 1 Mid Louis Vuitton Graffiti By Virgil Abloh sold for just under $14,000, becoming the third pair to trade in five-digit territory. This iteration pairs Louis Vuitton’s signature Damier pattern with Nike’s AF1 mid silhouette, all while referencing Abloh’s connection to graffiti and its culture. A true melting pot of inspiration.

Best Sneakers Releasing This Week

Air Jordan 3 Dark Iris

The iconic Air Jordan 3 gets a Dark Iris makeover. This coveted silhouette became famous during the 1988 All-Star Game where MJ made legendary stats on the court, and has only continued to make heat waves ever since. Carrying the DNA of the original Air Jordan 3, the silhouette is decorated with the classic elephant print on the toe and heel. Touches of Dark Iris complete the look, giving this AJ3 a swank appeal.

The Air Jordan 3 Dark Iris releases on Wednesday, August 24th for $200 on the SNKRS app and in select Jordan retailers.

Bad Bunny x adidas Forum Buckle Low Blue Tint

Bad Bunny and adidas joined forces once again for another pastel-toned adidas Forum Buckle Low.

Similar to past colorways in Bad Bunny’s adidas catalog, the adidas Forum Buckle Low Bad Bunny Blue Tint arrives in a monochromatic look, displaying shades of blue throughout its suede and leather construction. Doubled tongues and heel pads offer an avant-garde flair, while a buckled strap at the ankle and bungee cord toggle at the heel adds a nuanced take on the Forum’s traditional velcro strap system.

The adidas Forum Buckle Low Bad Bunny Blue Tint releases on Saturday, August 27th for $160 on the adidas CONFIRMED app and in select adidas retailers.

JJJJound x ASICS Gel Kayano 14

Time to experience the renaissance. Design studio JJJJound and ASICS present one of the most sought-after collabs of the year with this unique take on the GEL-Kayano 14 silhouette. Taking on a sporty, yet scientific approach with this metallic silver/white colorway, this sneaker highlights the shared passion for research and development between the two brands. Also, taking heavy cues from the early 2000s aesthetic while representing the ASICS signature style and top-tier performance capabilities, the GEL-Kayano 14 is a shoe that’ll last a lifetime.

The JJJJound x ASICS Gel Kayano 14 releases on Friday, August 26th for $180 on the JJJJound website and in select shops.

adidas Yeezy Slide Flax

The most coveted poolside slide takes form in a new and unique colorway. This time in earth-tone flax, this Yeezy slide will instantly become an everyday favorite. Much like the many iterations that have come before, the high quality of material and comfortability remains consistent. The one-piece molded slide comes equipped with EVA construction and dons a golden-brown shade throughout, making it an easy flex to slide right into your fall rotation.

The adidas Yeezy Slide Flax releases on Monday, August 22nd for $70 on the adidas CONFIRMED app and in select stores.

Puma MB.01 LaMelo Ball Iridescent Dreams

Puma adds a new colorway to LaMelo Ball’s signature line with the Puma MB.01 Iridescent Dreams.

While many of LaMelo Ball’s MB.01s match his playstyle with a vibrant and dazzling look, the Puma MB.01 LaMelo Ball Iridescent Dreams takes a more-subtle route with an all-black mesh and TPU construction. Iridescent hits on the Puma branding at the forefoot and LaMelo Ball’s “1-of-1” logo on the tongue add a stark contrast to the design’s muted palette. From there, galaxy-patterned insoles nod to Ball’s otherworldly on-court abilities.

The Puma MB.01 LaMelo Ball Iridescent Dreams releases on Monday, August 22nd for $125 on Puma’s website and in select stores.

Air Jordan 12 Stealth

Jordan Brand expands their Air Jordan 12 collection with a brand-new Stealth colorway.

The Air Jordan 12 Stealth features a Stealth Grey tumbled leather upper with white pebbled leather mudguards, metallic lace hooks, and quilted detailing. At the heel, a woven  tab with Jumpman branding nods to the original 1996 release. From there, Zoom cushioning technology and a carbon fiber shank in the sole provides comfort and stability.

The Air Jordan 12 Stealth releases on Saturday, August 27th for $200 on the SNKRS app and in select Jordan retailers.

Nike Air Max Penny 1 Home

Following the release of the Air Max Penny 1 Black Royal that was released earlier this month, Nike continues to revive Penny Hardaway’s signature line with the Nike Air Max Penny 1 Home.

The Nike Air Max Penny 1 White Royal draws inspiration from the 1990s Orlando Magic home uniforms with its all white Durabuck construction, woven pinstripe tongues, and Royal jeweled Swooshes. At the heel, Penny Hardaway’s signature 1-cent logo is embroidered. A 270-degree Air Max unit in the heel adds the finishing touch.

The Nike Air Max Penny 1 White Royal releases on Thursday, August 25th for $170 on the SNKRS app and in select shops.