Sneaker aficionados around the world — or at least in the US — may still be in a turkey-and-leftovers induced post-holiday malaise, but as the calendar turns from November to December the world's biggest footwear brands are picking up right where they left off. There's a wide swath of drops both exclusive and accessible going down over the next seven days, but before we explore 'em let's take a quick refresher on what went down last week first.
As of last Saturday Sole Mates is 10 installments deep, and for its 10th iteration HYPEBEAST chatted with Slam Jam about its new ASICS Novablast collaboration, founder Luca Benini's eye for design and more. The slate of exclusive content also included interviews with RHUDE founder Rhuigi Villaseñor and Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma about their co-created PUMA Clyde All-Pro Kuzma Mid and a chat with Paria Farzaneh about her new Converse collaboration.
Your weekly dose of Nike Dunk news was a little smaller than it's been in recent memory, but the styles that did surface made considerable noise. The highly-anticipated Dunk High "Varsity Maize" received an official release date and set of images, while we were given on-foot looks at the upcoming Futura Laboratories x Off-White™ x Nike Dunk Low and the recently-released, Swarovski crystal-covered Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike Dunk Low in "Pure Platinum." Air Force 1s and Air Jordan 1s had moments in the spotlight as well: a release date was rumored for Stüssy's Air Force 1 Low, and official images of J Balvin's Air Jordan 1 collaboration were revealed.
The Swoosh and the Jumpman weren't the only entities making headlines. Prada and adidas officially revealed the oft-teased A+P LUNA ROSSA 21, and Ronnie Fieg's KITH dropped a 30-pair collection of ASICS GEL-Lyte IIIs ...
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