Editorial - January 17, 2023

The Drop List 1-17-23

JaKaila Mustafa

Copywriter @StockX

From the new AF1 Low to the new Nike Dunk Low, find out the best sneakers in this latest installment of The Drop List.

From the new AF1 Low to the new Nike Dunk Low, find out the best sneakers in this latest installment of The Drop List.

This article is part 161 of 131 in the series: The Drop List

The year is 2023 and the sneaker roster has officially begun. But unlike the constant run of releases that occur throughout a given month, this January is off to a rather quiet start. Without drowning your feed with an assortment of sneaker releases, this week is rather quiet. From a retro Air Force 1 Low to a new Nike Dunk Low , 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 Most Expensive Sneaker This Week

Jordan 1 Retro High OG Legends of Summer

While on tour with Jay-Z back in 2013, Justin Timberlake wore a series of exclusive Air Jordans that were highly coveted and received major hype. In fact, these high-top pairs weren’t just released exclusively to high-profile celebrities. Lucky concert-goers got to receive limited-edition pairs, which had to be found via scavenger hunt at each of the shows on tour. Talk about being highly sought-after, the Jordan 1 Retro High OG Legends of Summer last sold for a whopping $12,801.

Best Sneakers Releasing This Week

Nike Dunk Low Montreal Bagel

Try not to drool too much over this delicious Nike Dunk Low Montreal Bagel. These sweet Dunk Lows are delivering carbs on carbs with a freshly baked style. The delicacy of this design is decorated in a bagel-themed colorway with a bold standout of Montreal Blue. Finished with a garnish of sesame seed graphics and a gum-colored sole, this shoe is a satisfyingly easy style to rock.

Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 University Blue and Summit White

This Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 is bringing ‘90s back. With a retro-flair, the hoops icon pays homage to the Air Command Force shoe from 1991. The shoe is decorated in a Summit White, Hyper Royal, and Picante Red color palette with Nike-branded retro laces and accent eye stays at the vamp area. “FORCE” branding on the tongue is one you can’t miss as it’s stitched with bold red thread. The shoe, overall, is designed in true throwback appeal that will join the many other AF1s in lasting a lifetime.  

Nike Zoom Vomero 5 Iron Ore and Flat Pewter

The Nike Zoom Vomero 5 is a footwear accessory that easily transforms from grind to dine. Made with futurism and comfort in mind, these shoes come in monochromatic neutral tones and a breathable mesh base. It’s also equipped with reflective features of stunningly visual layers and subtle depth. Functional and practical to fit into any setting, this is definitely a sneaker you can seamlessly wear from home to happy hour.

Nike Air Penny 2 Black and Faded Spruce

Upgraded with a dash from the past, the Nike Air Penny 2 remains devoted to those looking to refresh their off-court game. This shoe features a wrapped overlay on the toe to the heel. Classic nubuck layers on top of the lacing system with added warm tone touches. The pop of burgundy on the eyestays accent the shoe in a more vintage appeal.

Editor’s Sneaker Pick of the Week

Nike Air Max Scorpion

A new year means a new workout regime. That’s why my first sneaker pick for the year has to be the Nike Air Max Scorpion. It’s innovative, versatile, and essentially a gym for your feet. The athletic sneaker mixes materials with the classic Vapormax textures and the Flyknit-woven base. The color arrangement is an earthy beige hue with rope laces and large Swoosh logos painted across the sides. The shoe stays true to its namesake of the scorpion with a large, bubbly Air midsole unit.