March 14, 2023

The Drop List 03-14-23

JaKaila Mustafa

Copywriter @StockX

From the new AJ 2 Low to the new Air Max 1, find out the best sneakers in this latest installment of The Drop List.

From the new AJ 2 Low to the new Air Max 1, find out the best sneakers in this latest installment of The Drop List.

This article is part 175 of 131 in the series: The Drop List

The sneaker rotation is gearing up for springtime with some fresh, bold releases. From the new Air Jordan 2 to the wild Nike Air Max 1, 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

Nike SB Dunk Low White Lobster

Last sold at a whopping $15,000 is the Nike SB Dunk Low White Lobster. Delivered in rare form as a distant relative to the Nike SB Dunk Lobster collection, the White Lobster is one of the most coveted pairs to date. Don’t feel bad if you found these beauties hard to catch as they were only released as a family and friends exclusive earlier this year. From its picnic table cloth-inspired lining to the signature elastic band wrapped around the toe, these are a true gem. 

The Best Sneakers Releasing This Week

Air Jordan 2 Low Melon Tint

The luxurious AJ 2 gets another unforgettable colorway, this time, one that’s geared for the warmer weather. The new Air Jordan 2 Low Melon Tint drops in a citrus, earthy color palette. Mainly designed in a neutral colored suede backdrop with hints of brightness shining on the more subtle features. As the sun peeks through this upcoming season, you’ll easily notice this Jordan 2’s contrast of creamy Melon Tint dressing up the heel, Air Jordan tongue branding, collar lining, and sole. 

Nike Dunk High Faded Spruce

The new Nike Dunk High Faded Spruce gives Dunk fans a more solid, dark colorway to add to their rotation. The main talking points on this release are the suede paneling and Faded Spruces that we don’t often see on this silhouette. My personally favorite feature is the sail midsole that not only compliments the darker features, but it adds that vintage flair for a more classic look.

Women’s Air Max 1 ‘87 Great Indoors

One of my favorite highlights of this drop is the new Nike Air Max 1 ‘87 Great Outdoors. Designed exclusively for the ladies, this special edition Air Max releases just in time for Air Max Day with an animal kingdom aesthetic. Look closely and you’ll notice some complimenting features that are hard to miss. The bold cow print mudguard is a true fan-favorite among sneakerheads, while the tiger-striped Swoosh adds even more animalistic panache. The AM1 is beautifully balanced out by paisley rose print on the heel and a white rose pattern on the toe box. Its subtle features of a silk black collar lining and baby blue outsole and eyestays stunningly breaks up the shoe in entirety. In the words of the great Stevie Wonder, isn’t she lovely? 

Nike Terminator High Black and Phantom

The Terminator is indeed back again. The new Nike Terminator High Black and Phantom drops straight from the archives in a classic OG silhouette. This release comes in a black suede and matte finish with extra large retro Nike text branding. The vintage vanilla sail colored midsole offers a nostalgic throwback appeal to this OG sneaker. Time to lace up and get back in the game.

Reebok Pump Omni Zone II Rec Center

Back with another classic ‘90s basketball design is the Reebok Pump Omni Zone II. This OG bulky sneaker is reminiscent of the throwback rec center days. If you’re a true ‘90s baller, the rec center is where it all started for you. From your rigorous workout routines to that buzzer-winning 3-point shot, these sneakers will help you embody all those precious memories. Highlight features like its lively colors and signature tongue Pump offers an unmistakable retro aesthetic.

New Balance 990v6 Baklava Action Bronson

Action Bronson, known famously for his rap career and love of food, has dropped this incredible collaboration with New Balance. The New Balance 990v6 Baklava Action Bronson is decorated in a head turning colorway of bright and bold tones. Key details include an electric blue midsole, fluorescent neon and silver features, and fun purple laces. The pair marks the first collaboration between the two and we’re completely here for it.

Editor’s Pick of the Week

Nike Air Max 1 Premium Wabi-Sabi

As we slowly creep into Air Max Day, I can’t help but show off some of my favorite past releases. The Nike Air Max 1 Premium Wabi-Sabi is a unique Nike Air Max model that perfectly reflects the imperfection and incompleteness of beauty with a Japanese aesthetic and philosophy. Its vintage earth tones, commemorative XXXV and 3.26 text that represent the date for Air Max Day on the tongue and heel, and exposed stitching throughout adds an extra layer of details to this special edition Air Max that you can’t miss.