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The Week In Sneaks: 10 Sneakers You Need To Know About

Each week, there is a deluge of news surrounding new sneakers, new brands, new colorways. Keeping up with all of it can be mind-boggling. That’s what we’re here for. When sneaker info drops, we catch it, toss out the crap, and serve up the creme de la creme with a cherry on top. It’s something we like to call The Week In Sneaks.

Air Jordan 1 “Jeter”

Nike

Nike

The Derek Jeter farewell tour is heading for home as the New York Yankees captain plays his final games before retirement. Jeter’s longtime sneaker sponsor, Jordan, made a goose bump-inducing tribute video at the All-Star break, and now the company is releasing a special Air Jordan 1. The sneakers feature Yankee pinstripes and have Jeter’s logo on the front of the tongue and “RE2PECT” on the back.

The Jordan 1 “Jeter” will release September 20 at nike.com for $160.

Pharrell Williams x Adidas Stan Smith “Solids”

Adidas

Adidas

The latest collaboration between Pharrell and Adidas features a bold but simple take on the classic Stan Smith. The monochromatic “Solids” pack comes in red, blue, and black, and has Pharrell’s take on the Adidas three-stripe logo, a nod to equality on the heel.

The Adidas Stan Smith “Solids” release September 20 at Adidas Originals stores for $150.

Concepts x Reebok Pump

concepts-reebok-the-pump-certified-main

To mark the 25th anniversary of the original Reebok Pump basketball shoe, Boston-based retailer Concepts is releasing a version that is a tribute to the late Celtics great, Reggie Lewis. The red, white, and blue sneakers pay homage to Lewis’s appearance in the 1992 All-Star Game and have his jersey number 35 on the tongue and sockliner.

The Concepts x Reebok Pump will release September 20 at Concepts.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber Collection

Converse

Converse

Figuring out what kicks to wear when it is raining is every sneakerhead’s dilemma. Converse may have found a solution. The company is releasing a collection of its iconic Chucks with a rubber upper. The sneakers have a soft fleece lining so they feel comfortable on your feet but still allow you to go splash in puddles without worrying that they’ll get ruined. And they come in splashy colors perfect for brightening up a gray day.

The Rubber Collection is available now at Converse.com for $65.

Nike Zoom Hypercross Trainer

Nike

Nike

The latest Nike training shoe is designed to perform well in any activity, whether that’s sprinting, lifting weights, or agility training. It has hexagonally-shaped Nike Zoom Air pods on the sole, similar to the Lebron 12, that are pressure-mapped to provide cushioning in the areas where athletes need it most.

The Nike Zoom Hypercross Trainer will release on October 10 at nike.com

Air Jordan 14 Retro “White/Black”

Nike

Nike

The Air Jordan 14 originally came out in in 1998 and is now making a comeback as a retro release. The sneaker’s design was inspired by MJ’s love of sports cars.

The Air Jordan 14 Retro “Black Toe” will release on September 20 at nike.com for $170.

Ewing Athletics 33 Hi “Black/White/Gum”

Ewing Athletics

Ewing Athletics

Since getting back in the sneaker game, Patrick Ewing’s Ewing Athletics has chosen to do a few things and do them very well. The 33 Hi is the original model and now it is being released in a black/white/gum version. The gum sole is what really sets these sneakers apart.

The Ewing Athletics 33 Hi “Black/White/Gum” will release September 26 at Ewing retail locations for $110.

Commonwealth x Asics Gel Lyte V “Gemini”

Commonwealth

Commonwealth

The Asics Gel Lyte V is a classic running silhouette that has really stood up well over time. DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia, not Department of Motor Vehicles) retailer Commonwealth partnered with Asics to release this “Gemini” version of the Gel Lyte V. Although the Gemini constellation refers to the twins, these shoes are actually not identical. What is suede on the left shoe is full-grain leather on the right and vice versa.

The Commonwealth x Asics Gel Lyte V “Gemini” will release September 27 at Commonwealth.

Adidas adizero F50 Lionel Messi cleat

Adidas

Adidas

When Lionel Messi took the pitch for FC Barcelona’s first UEFA Champions League match of the season on Wednesday against Apoel Nicosia, these were the cleats he had on his feat. The design of the sneaker is inspired by Barcelona’s architecture and the 21 cities that Messi has scored in. The cleats are incredibly light, weighing just 5.3 ounces.

The Adidas adizero F50 Messi cleats are available now at soccer.com for $229.99.

Nike Elastico Superfly

Nike

Nike

A high-top soccer shoe takes a little getting used to at first. Nike debuted its Mercurial Superfly cleat during the 2014 World Cup. Now it is releasing the Elastico Superfly, designed for playing on non-grass surfaces, like concrete or turf. The low profile shoe places the foot closer to the ground, which improves traction while making moves on the soccer field, wherever that field may be.

The Nike Elastico Superfly is available for pre-order now at nike.com for $150.


Justin Tejada is a writer and editor based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @just_tejada

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