This Week's Biggest Sneaker Releases
It's late August. Which is just another way of saying it is the d-o-l-d-r-u-m-s when it comes to sneakers. Except! Well, except for the fact that even in this typically underserved time, there's a brand-new fashion sneaker from Marni that nods to none other than Andy Warhol. And there's also a riff on a cult-classic, early-2000s Japanese Nike Dunk, except now it's an Air Max 90. Oh, and Liam Gallagher—yeah, the frontman of Oasis—made a sincerely great pair of sneakers with Adidas. The doldrums? Who cares!? September is nearly here and sneakers are kicking back into gear! Enjoy.
Nike Air Max 90 'Viotech'
This is the second time around for the Viotech version of the AM90 this summer—the first one hit last month. Both play with a colorway full of bright, saturated hues first seen on a Japan-exclusive Dunk from the 2000s. But, if we're being honest, we're just a little more excited about this one, being that it has more of the signature "Viotech" purple.
Marni Banana Sneaker
The idea is right there in the name of Marni's newest sneaker: It's designed to evoke a banana (specifically, the pop-art version you might find on, say, the cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico). There are a couple different versions, but this one, with a banana-y sole shape and a shot of yellow on a mostly-black shoe, is our favorite.
Adidas LG SPZL
Do you like Oasis? Have you been that person, the one who insists on belting out "Wonderwall" or "Don't Look Back in Anger" at karaoke? Well, let's be real...so have we. But! But. You don't have to give a damn about frontman Liam Gallagher to know these SPZLs are one for the books. And if you are a fan? Well, all the better.
Air Jordan 1 'Obsidian'
There are a million and one ways to re-contextualize the Air Jordan 1. And, sure, this new colorway pays homage to MJ's legacy with navy, white, and (naturally) Carolina blue. But really? It's just a great looking shoe. No explanation necessary.
Air Jordan X 'Woodland Camo'
If blue and white isn't your thing, and you're more of a '90s MJ fan, how about a pair of Jordan Xs in woodland camo? It's a specific look, but it'll make some fans very happy.
Adidas x Arizona Continental Vulc
The first shoes from the Adidas x Arizona collaboration nearly caused a riot when they appeared at a New York pop-up that promised pairs for the low, low price of $0.99 (the same as a can of Arizona). The pop-up was shut down before any sneakers actually sold. So, sure, these Continental Vulcs are a little more expensive, but you'll actually be able to get them. Plus, they look pretty damn cool. Win-win.