September 13, 2022

The Drop List 09-12-22

JaKaila Mustafa

Copywriter @StockX

From the Air Jordan 2 J Balvin to the Carhartt x New Balance 990, find out the best sneakers to be released this week in this latest installment of The Drop List.

From the Air Jordan 2 J Balvin to the Carhartt x New Balance 990, find out the best sneakers to be released this week in this latest installment of The Drop List.

This article is part 136 of 122 in the series: The Drop List

This week, Nike and Jordan Brand deliver some of this season’s most anticipated collabs, New Balance and Carhartt crafts a gym for your feet, and Virgil Abloh’s legacy lives on in a new AF1 OFF-WHITE sneaker. 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 Sneaker This Week

Nike Air Humara x Jacquemus

 This easily coveted collection between Nike and Paris-based label Jacquemus gave birth to a refreshing, yet vintage version of the Nike Air Humara. And what this look lacks in sport, it makes up for in luxury. The Jacquemus x Nike Air Humara Beige is inspired by the ACG silhouette with a super-clean, luxe-fall reimagination. Alongside its Ale Brown and Gold counterpart (and a lineage of apparel and accessories), this shoe is all about the luxe touch. From the textile-wrapped midsole to the exaggerated lace tips and bold metal Swoosh, the duo left no crumbs.

Finally, the Nike Air cushioning in the heel and forefoot will leave heads turning as you so effortlessly glide through the bustling city streets in the Air Humara x Jacquemus. 

Most Expensive Sneaker

Air Yeezy 2

The Air Yeezy 2 continues to make waves as one of sneaker culture’s most coveted pair of sneakers. This pair in particular was the last silhouette to drop between Kanye West and Nike before the multi hyphenated artist moved on to work with adidas. One major feature that was added to all of Mr. West’s Nike sneakers was the glow-in-the-dark outsole. Coming in at a whopping $6,119 this week, these are truly a pair of sneakers that will continue to appreciate over time as Ye continues to build his sneaker empire.

Best Sneakers Releasing This Week

Nike Air Force 1 x Off-White Brooklyn

Shining bright as ever, the Virgil Abloh legacy lives on. You can’t miss it. The Nike Air Force 1 x Off White explores communication through design in a bold, monochromatic Light Green Spark garb. The AF1 has an unmistakable source of power, as it boasts Green and Silver detailing with the exposed foam tongue and zip tie of Virgil’s coveted signature style. The unforgettable OFF-WHITE branding is complemented by Metallic Nike Swooshes for that extra spark of energy to get you through the day. 

The Nike Air Force 1 x Off-White Brooklyn releases on Tuesday, September 13th for $160 on the SNRS app and in select Nike retailers.

Nike Air Jordan 2 J Balvin

Nike has reached new heights with their upcoming t J Balvin AJ2 collaboration. The Air Jordan 2 J Balvin is refreshed with a cloud-inspired design and an uplifting symbol from the Prince of Reggaeton himself. 

The silhouette is designed in a Celestine Blue colorway, covered in light blue and white clouds throughout. Light Grey joins the heel and tongue, Wings logo, and plush sockliner. To add even more joy to this already delightful shoe, you’ll find J Balvin’s signature smiley face on the bottom heels with rainbow stitching. Additionally, the shoe features glowing outsoles that give you more energy when the lights go out. To sum it all up, this AJ2 J Balvin sneaker is the guiding light you’ve been looking for. 

The Nike Air Jordan 2 J Balvin releases on Thursday, September 15th for $300 on the SNRS app and in select Jordan retailers.   

Nike Air Max 1 Crepe Hemp

Mixed up with the best neutral elements is the reincarnation of the 2004 Nike Air Max 1 Crepe Hemp. Featuring its makeup materials of hemp canvas, suede mudguard, and a crepe outsole, this coveted Air Max 1 gives off chic comfort for all day wear. 

The sneaker displays Nike’s Air Technology bubble in its midsole while textured materials put you a step above the rest. Its Mint Foam accents combined with brown and neutral hues is not only the most delicious color combination, but it adds a certain level of sophistication to an already head-turning silhouette. The AM1 is finished with blue and cream leather paneling and a rustic, gum colored outsole. This is an easy pick for the approaching new season.

The Nike Air Max 1 Crepe Hemp releases Thursday, September 15th for $180 on the SNRS app and in select Nike retailers.

Nike NOCTA Hot Step Black and Yellow

Drake fans can now rejoice! The Nike NOCTA Hot Step has been in popular demand for quite some time now. And for good reason. The kicks showcase signature NOCTA colors with a retro-inspired look for an early-2000s look. 

This silhouette presents a modern twist with perforated uppers, a leather canvas, and small yellow Swooshes on the laterals. Maintaining the NOCTA brand, you’ll find logos placed on the tongues in jewel form. Finishing off the design is a black and yellow midsole, a Nike Air cushioning unit, and a mix of premium materials.

The Nike NOCTA Hot Step Black and Yellow releases on Friday, September 16th for $180 on the SNKRS app and in select Nike retailers.

Clot x Jordan Delta 2 “Flint”

Forces collide between CLOT and Jordan brand to deliver this futuristic Delta 2 silhouette. Edison Chen, founder of the lifestyle and streetwear brand CLOT, expresses his sensible design expertise with intricate detailing in the Air Jordan Delta 2 Flint. This colorway is filled with rich Jordan heritage, while sporting rich navy dented textile, much like the AJ13. The rich colorway of Flint Grey and Navy Blue grace the heel panels, while Asian-influenced CLOT branding graces the hangtag with a holographic jade green print. Lastly,the REACT foam-enhanced sole unit adds for more comfort and style to the Delta sneaker.

The Jordan Delta 2 x CLOT Flint releases on Tuesday, September 13th for $160 on the SNKRS app and in select Jordan retailers.

Air Jordan 1 KO

Might as well add another everyday staple to your sneaker rotation. The Jordan AJKO 1 is the perfect sneaker for standing out and fitting in. The multi-packaging of synthetic leather and canvas offers for a more ultra-comfortable feel. While the Black leather Swooshes and white cushioned midsole gives the shoe a relaxed, familiar look. 

The Air Jordan 1 KO releases on Saturday, September 17th for $150 on the SNKRS app and in select Jordan retailers.

Carhartt WIP x New Balance 990 Made In USA

In true footwork fashion, the Carhartt WIP x New Balance 990 Made in USA is inspired by America’s humble neighborhood gyms. Coined “Sculpture Center”, this Carhartt x New Balance collaboration opts for the lived-in look of mesh and hairy suede overlays, outfitted in the collection’s dark navy and grey palette. The power duo maintains the original form but elevates the built-in athletic feel with some hard working Carhartt touches.   

The Carhartt WIP x New Balance 990 Made In USA releases on Friday, September 16th for $194.99 on the New Balance website and in select retailers.