To end of April with a banger, Nike and Adidas are on the forefront of crazy releases before we head into May (which is just as packed with mad drops)!
From Travis Collabs, new Yeezy Slides and more: check out the top sneakers dropping this week!
Nike Travis Scott Air Jordan 6 British Khaki
A Nike x Travis collab is back! Returning with the second colourway of La Flame’s take on the Air Jordan 6, the rapper has shifted away from the greener “Medium Olive” tones and moved on to a more earthy “British Khaki” colourway.
The shoe shines even more at night – glow-in-the-dark details on the upper and sole unit add the extra flair, and people will notice your drip at night too! The upper is constructed from hairy suede and canvas, with the characteristic stash and zip pockets on the medial and lateral sides (to hide your Oregano). Semi-translucent panels and red details finish off this hot sneaker!
The shoe releases timely on Travis Scott’s birthday – 30 April! Save the Date!
Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle
Japanese luxury brand Sacai is back with some new versions of their super popular Vaporwaffle collaboration with Nike! After shifting to more colourful designs on the second batch (Villain Red/Neptune Green and Tour Yellow / Stadium Green), this batch even changes up the materials. In contrast to the premium suede and mesh upper which helped to characterize this sneaker, the new editions now feature smooth, almost velvety leather that provide a neoprene-like aesthetic.
While being subject to criticism at first, on-foot images of the two new colourways have definitely persuaded sneakerheads, and hype has not stopped growing since!
The Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle “Dark Iris” and “Sesame” release on 29 April.
Prefer the old colourways? Cop all four versions on Drip Drops here!
Slides are here to save the rainy weather!
Finally, those who missed out on the first two releases back in 2020 have another chance to cop the highly controversial, but extremely interesting and innovative Adidas Yeezy Slides.
While being ridiculed at first, lockdown changed the sneaker industry and the hype around the Yeezy Slides grew at an unprecedented rate. Almost selling for 8 times the retail price, the Slide was the perfect example of the gradual influence Kanye has on the sneaker world.
While the most popular “Bone” colourway will not see a restock this time around, you can opt for similar colourways such as the “Resin”, “Pure” and “Core” – all resembling Kanye West’s earth-inspired thematics.
Release Date: 26 April
Nike Dunk High EMB
Not sure why this shoe is not called the Dunk High “Lakers”, but there is surely some reason behind it. Nevertheless, this sneaker is certainly designed for fans of the NBA team, but it is a Dunk High after all, so don’t be surprised if you even see some Warriors-fans rocking them too!
The sneaker features the titular embossed (EMB) “Nike” on the heel, surrounded by a blend of purple, yellow and black canvas- and leather upper. Most prominent is surely the bright yellow swoosh that complements the shadow elements of the embossing.
While it surely doesn’t hurt, you don’t have to be a Lakers fan – or even basketball fan to rock this shoe! It’s a clean Dunk High silhouette, so you basically can’t go wrong!
Check out some other Dunk High Silhouettes here.
Adidas ZX8000 Lego Collection
Adidas and Lego are back with a new colorful collection – pure nostalgia to everybody’s childhood. Inspired by the classic Lego bricks, the batch of sneakers features an array of monochromatic colourways, each dressed in one of the six legendary Lego hues (Green, Yellow, Red, Blue, Grey, Black).
For even more reminiscence, the tongue features the iconic logo of the Danish toy manufacturer, while the heel counters feature the classic texture of a Lego brick. To finish it off, the shoebox itself mimics the Lego brick, with the typical knobs printed on the top. There are more hidden details around the sneaker, but we don’t want to spoil the melancholic experience that’ll spark memories of the good old days, when a broken Lego house was the biggest worry in life.
Funky, vibrant, playful, surely one of the best releases of the week, maybe even the entire April!
Have fun in the last week of April, and May May Make all your wishes come true!