October 18, 2022

The Drop List 10.17.22

JaKaila Mustafa

Copywriter @StockX

From the new Air Jordan Uptempto '96 to the New Balance 550s, find out the best sneakers to be released this week in this latest installment of The Drop List.

From the new Air Jordan Uptempto '96 to the New Balance 550s, find out the best sneakers to be released this week in this latest installment of The Drop List.

This article is part 144 of 128 in the series: The Drop List

This week, Jordan Brand delivers the upgraded Air Jordan 7 Vachetta Tan, Nike hosts an assortment of powerful collaborations, and New Balance gets a clean lineup of 550s. 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.

The Best Sneakers This Week

Nike SB Dunk Low Mummy

In celebration of the various collabs and Nike SBs releasing this week, it’s only right to highlight a sneaker with specific detailing and a complimentary backstory. The Nike SB Dunk Low Mummy draws inspiration from the Ancient Egyptian mummification process. It features a layered textile upper with cross-stitched detailing and a suede Swoosh overlay. At the heel, eye graphics peek out from underneath the layered textile. A glow-in-the-dark sole and Eye of Horus woven tongue tag completes this Halloween design.

The Most Expensive Sneaker This Week

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Fragment

Last sold for $4193, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Fragment was a classic release from Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design. The coveted pair comes dressed in a blue and white assortment with a tonal Fragment Design marque on the heel panel. Like most AJ1 collabs, this sneaker is a must for your sneaker rotation.

The Best Sneakers Releasing This Week

Nike SB Dunk Low Skate Like a Girl

Welcome to girl world! Nike teams up with Skate Like a Girl, a nonprofit organization that empowers young women and trans people to be confident in skating, to deliver a sneaker fit for greatness. The Nike SB Dunk Low is designed with one mission in mind: to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social change to the skateboarding community. 

Embroidered with graphics by artist J Wu and plush retro flair, this sneaker will turn heads on the streets and smoothly turn boards in the park.

Nike Dunk Low Florida A&M University

Nike continues the back to school spirit with the new Dunk Low Florida A&M University collaboration. The friends and family version of the Dunk is designed by Caitlyn Davis with reimagined hoops-to-street vibes, school colors, and the team’s rattlesnake graphic on the tongue. The shoe is finished with intricate college details, like “COLAC” (College of Love and Charity) located on the toe box and lateral sides, crisp leather upper, and a low-cut collar feel. 

Nike Air More Uptempo ‘96 Thank You, Wilson

The Nike Air More Uptempo ‘96 Thank You, Wilson is a celebratory sneaker that highlights the successful career of one of Nike’s own– Wilson Smith III. Smith, the first Black designer in the footwear industry and creator of the early Uptempo prototypes, gets his passion for space age TV and science fiction embodied on his signature silhouette. The shoe is designed in a gradient, futuristic sunset while oversized graffiti-styled graphics bring a starlit shimmer. The quote “in humility count others more significant than yourselves,” is captured on the insole to highlight his trailblazing efforts around coaching, teaching, and giving back.

Air Jordan 7 Vachetta Tan

Nike digs into the archives with the new iteration of the Air Jordan 7 Vachetta Tan. This version is a walking testament that mixed materials, no matter how loud and different, can come together to create a powerful melody. This new generation of the Air Jordan 7 comes in a smooth Vachetta Tan leather with bursts of Taxi and Dark Concord throughout for a more vintage vibe. 

New Balance 550

The popularity of simplicity takes form in the new New Balance 550. These new silhouettes come in three colorways– Dark Grey, Natural Indigo Burgundy, and Nightwatch Green. Clean, minimalistic, and with an overall white assortment, these shoes are one of those designs that just go well with anything. 

Air Jordan 2 Low Shelflife

In a series of Air Jordan 2 Low collaborations, Jordan Brand partners with cultural touchstones to spotlight standout sneaker retailers and their communities. 

The South African sneaker brand Shelflife partners with Nike as the brand’s first African-based partners to highlight the celebration of bridging oceans and finding community. The shoe features a White and Light Bone colorway with Safety Orange accents. A collage of signatures and autographs from the Shelflife team evoke the community’s ethos. 

Air Jordan 2 Low Two 18

In a series of Air Jordan 2 Low collaborations, Jordan Brand partners with cultural touchstones to spotlight standout sneaker retailers and their communities. 

The Air Jordan 2 Low Two 18 represents the collaboration between Jordan Brand and Detroit sneaker boutique Two 18. This collab is a fresh take on hometown pride and bridging worlds to showcase fashion as a way of life– and a universal language. The material of the AJ2 is that of a richly textured suede with a crisp leather collar lining. Artisan detailing forms the hardware and stitching, while a detailed map of Detroit’s metro area is printed on the insole and the gradient brown-to-clear outsole recalls the Flint water crisis– a poignant reminder of the city’s history and beauty of hope.

Air Jordan 2 Low Titan 

In a series of Air Jordan 2 Low collaborations, Jordan Brand partners with cultural touchstones to spotlight standout sneaker retailers and their communities. 

The Air Jordan 2 Low Titan celebrates the influence of hoops on current culture. From the colors, materials, and intricate graphics, this shoe honors the Philippines’ legendary basketball influence. Premium suede, richly textured corduroy and crisp leather combined with a speckled midsole, whole original artwork connects you to the hoops heartbeat no matter where you are.