Sneaker releases from adidas YEEZY, Air Jordan and New Balance have this May weekend shaping up to be a big one for collectors. Classic silhouettes and minimalist colour palettes are the defining aesthetic, making these kicks some of the season’s most versatile. Keep reading for the dates and details you need to stay on top of the drops.
In-hand images sourced by Instagram insider @jjoseph15 show off the distinctive, adiPrene-cushioned model from every angle; Ye and the Three Stripes have barely tweaked it since its 2018 debut - you can’t fix what isn’t broken, right?
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG has already undergone a few makeovers this year. Dropped in vibrant ‘Marina Blue’ and ‘Brotherhood’ back in January and February, as well as the standout ‘Rebellionaire’ in March, the model’s latest iteration ‘Stage Haze’ offers superior versatility in its ashy, refined palette.
Creamy white leather, grey suede and cracked black leather come together in the typical Jordan 1 blocking pattern to create this instant cop. Try your luck at securing a pair on May 14th at 8am.
New Balance 550
New Balance has a lot to thank Aimé Leon Dore’s Teddy Santis for. Now creative director of the brand’s MADE in USA line-up, the streetwear designer revived the long-forgotten New Balance 550 silhouette in one of 2020’s most unexpected sneaker releases, transforming the ‘80s-era, hoops-inspired model into a modern-day grail.
It never made it to the court back in the day, but with 4 clean, understated new colour ways releasing this weekend, there’s nowhere it can’t take you. Shop the drop on May 15th at 9am, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the collaborative CDG Homme pairs available later this year.
adidas YEEZY Slide 'Pure' and 'Onyx'
Hold off on the weekend’s sneaker releases if your collection of slides needs a refresh in time for sunny days. The polarising adidas YEEZY Slide is newly available from 7am on Monday 16th May in 2 minimalist, everyday shades that go with everything you own: ‘Pure’ and ‘Onyx’.
The recognisable, one-piece silhouette is as sleek and simple as ever, complete with a grooved outsole that channels a utilitarian vibe, as well as surprisingly comfortable underfoot cushioning. Die-hard YEEZY fan or not, you’ll be wearing these all summer.