Sneakers - July 19, 2021

The Drop list 07/19/21

Morgan Baylis

Morgan is a writer and sneaker analyst based in Detroit, MI. He is the Content Coordinator of StockX.

This week, the LeBron 8 South Beach returns, Jordan delivers a new Jordan 12, and FTC collabs on an SB Dunk inspired by Japan. Read up on these and more sneaker releases below.

This week, the LeBron 8 South Beach returns, Jordan delivers a new Jordan 12, and FTC collabs on an SB Dunk inspired by Japan. Read up on these and more sneaker releases below.

This article is part 61 of 112 in the series: The Drop List

This week, Nike brings back one of the most popular LeBron releases of all-time, Jordan Brand adds a new colorway to the Jordan 12, and Nike SB and Bay Area skate shop FTC team up for an SB Dunk inspired by Japanese customs. Find out what other releases are coming your way in this latest installment of The Drop List.

Nike LeBron 8 South Beach

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After a decade since its thunderous debut, the iconic Nike LeBron 8 South Beach returns for the first time.

The Nike LeBron 8 South Beach arrives in its original form, featuring a bright Filament Green leather and carbon fiber upper with a bold black Swoosh. Hits of Pink Flash deliver tropical vibes, similar to LeBron’s change of scenery after joining the Miami Heat.

The Nike LeBron 8 South Beach releases on Saturday, July 10th for $200 on the SNKRS app and at select retailers.

Air Jordan 12 Twist

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The white sneaker is a footwear essential. If you are in the market for a new pair, explore a timeless retro with the Air Jordan 12 Twist.

The Air Jordan 12 Twist features a white tumbled leather upper with monochromatic mudguards, accentuating its detailed fabrication. From there, hits of metallic University Red on the upper eyelets and mudguard add a splash of color.

The Air Jordan 12 Twist releases on Saturday, July 24th for $190 on the SNKRS app and at select stores.

Nike SB Dunk Low FTC Lagoon Pulse

nike sb dunk low ftc

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Nike SB teams up with San Francisco-based skate shop FTC Skateboarding for a new SB Dunk Low in honor of the Tokyo Olympics.

Inspired by traditional Japanese Sento bathhouses, the Nike SB Dunk Low FTC Lagoon Pulse arrives in a refreshing palette. The upper is constructed with Lagoon Pulse suede along with silver Swooshes and brick-embossed white leather overlays, resembling the pristine enamel found in Sentos. A semi-translucent outsole looks as if the shoe itself is made of water.

The Nike SB Dunk Low FTC Lagoon Pulse releases on Wednesday, July 21st for $110 on the SNKRS app and at select skate shops.

Nike Air Max 1 CLOT K.O.D Solar Red

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In 2007, CLOT designed a friends and family exclusive Air Max 1 for Kanye West to rock during his “Touch the Sky” tour. Only four pairs were ever created, making them effectively impossible to obtain. Now, the Hong Kong-based retailer borrows key elements from the original design for the upcoming Nike Air Max 1 CLOT K.O.D Solar Red.

While Nike Air Max 1 CLOT K.O.D Solar Red is not identical to the Kanye West sample (which had a padded interior instead of a no-liner design), it is very similar in its vibrant palette. The design arrives in a Solar Red, University Red, and Cool Grey color scheme, truly embodying that mid-2000s neon Yeezy swag. 

The Nike Air Max 1 CLOT K.O.D Solar Red releases on Tuesday, July 20th for $150 exclusively at Juice Store locations and on their website.

Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% Off-White

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Virgil Abloh’s Off-White adds a twist to one of Nike’s most innovative racing designs with the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% Off-White.

The Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% Off-White provides a deconstructed, hand-crafted feel that is in line with most of Abloh’s aesthetic. Appearing in Pink Glow and Black Scream Green colorways, the model features a loose-knit upper atop a thick ZoomX foam footbed with spiked rubber soles. Details like imperfectly printed Swooshes accentuate its prototype appeal.

Both colorways of the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% Off-White release on Friday, July 23rd for $260 on the SNKRS app and at select retailers.

Reebok Question Low Phillies

REEBOK QUESTION LOW

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Attention die-hard Philadelphia sports fans: the Reebok Question Low Phillies might have been made for you.

The Reebok Question Low Phillies has all the elements to make it a Philly sports fan’s dream shoe. Not only are the striking team colors of the Phillies on full display, but they are on the signature shoe of one of the greatest players to ever wear a 76ers uniform. From there, Honeycomb cushioning inserts in the midsole add support and responsiveness.

The Reebok Question Low Phillies releases on Friday, July 23rd for $120 at select Reebok retailers.

adidas Forum 84 ADV Diego Nàjera

adidas forum skateboarding

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adidas Skateboarding and pro team rider Diego Nàjera are reimagining the iconic Forum silhouette with the adidas Forum 84 ADV Diego Nàjera.

The adidas Forum 84 ADV Diego Nàjera is constructed of premium tumbled leather with mesh and suede paneling, providing durability for hard skating. Translucent soles garnering Nàjera’s signature in cursive nods to airbrush appliques found in custom auto body shops.

The adidas Forum 84 ADV Diego Nàjera releases on Saturday, July 24th for $110 on the adidas Skateboarding website and at select skate shops.