This Week's 4 Most Fire Sneaker Releases: Nike, Jordan, New Balance & More


| LAST UPDATE 01/09/2022

By Mahlik Campbell
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1. Mimi Plange x Nike LeBron 18 Low "Higher Learning"

Though the 2020-21 NBA season is approaching its finale, LeBron James and Nike are still introducing fresh takes on the LeBron 18 Low model.

They linked with Ghanaian designer Mimi Plange for this $170 "Higher Learning" style, the first of 4 total joint releases.

2. Converse Chuck 70 x Comme des Garçons Play

Before the pandemic, the Converse Chuck 70 x Comme des Garçons Play was one of the most popular shoes out with its all-seeing signature heart graphic.

While the trend has slowed a bit, the two brands are still pushing unseen looks like the "Steel Grey" and "Blue Quartz," available starting June 3rd for $150.

3. Bricks & Wood x New Balance 57/40

New Balance has been going crazy with the collabs lately, and it's adding yet another design to its lineup alongside Bricks & Wood, a boutique based in South Central Los Angeles.

They reimagined NB's 57/40 in mostly forest green suede, already fetching resale prices of around $340 on sites like StockX.

4. Nike Dunk Low "Michigan"

Whenever Nike – specifically Jordan Brand – and the University of Michigan come together, the result always seems to be coveted.

This time, the Swoosh is putting a maize-and-blue spin on its Dunk Low as part of the "Be True to Your School" series, releasing via SNKRS and Foot Locker on June 3rd at $100 retail.

Browse Daquan's previous 4 most fire releases from late May below.

1. Nike SB Dunk Low "What The P-Rod"

Possibly the most meaningful Dunk Low release of the year, Nike SB is showing love to legendary skater Paul Rodriguez with this "What The P-Rod" meshing elements of his various signature sneakers from the past decade-plus.

The SNKRS drawing goes down Monday, May 24th, for $150, though you can be sure the resale value will be much higher.

2. New Balance 550 "Oak Leaf/Deep Green Sky"

New Balance is keeping the colors flowing with a new take on its 550 silhouette made popular thanks to a vast lineup of 6 total Aimé Leon Dore collabs.

Blending "Deep Green Sky" with a few other vibrant tones, you can cop these kicks on Saturday, May 22nd, via NB's site.

3. Star Wars x Adidas Rivalry High "Chewbacca"

The Star Wars x Adidas Rivalry High "Chewbacca" probably won't be your go-to shoe when you step outside your fortress. This furry collectible – first released during the fall – is best suited for special occasions when you want to roar like a Wookiee.

Hit lightspeed and head to Adidas' site this Monday, May 24th, to snag a pair for $150.

4. Paris Saint-Germain x Jordan 7

Lastly, Jordan and the French football team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are adding a clean Jordan 7 to their ever-expanding footwear collection. Notably, the see-through TPE material across the sides is unique to this style.

They drop via SNKRS on Saturday, May 22nd, at $215.