The Best Sneakers of the Week Features an Adidas Balenciaga Collab
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Welcome to SNX DLX, your weekly roundup of the best sneakers on the internet! We have a small offering of just seven shoes this week, but despite the small number, this list contains some pretty big collaborations. Supreme and Nike along with Balenciaga and Adidas have teamed up to bring us two highly anticipated drops that are sure to make someone’s sneaker of the year list.
Will these new collaborations be part of our end-of-year awards? We will see.
Aside from the big teams, we have solid picks from Nike and New Balance, but surprisingly nothing from Jordan Brand. Some Jordan dope drops are still slated for the coming weeks, so we haven’t heard the brand’s last this year. Let’s dive into the top seven sneakers of this week.
New Balance 550 Indigo Sea Salt/Rain Cloud Sea Salt
Ever since Aime Leon Dore did drug New Balance 550, the brand has quietly produced colorways almost every week. These colorways generally follow a similar palette, white leather with colored paneling, but now New Balance is getting a little adventurous with the silhouette with this week’s Indigo Sea Salt and Rain Cloud Sea Salt colorways.
The Indigo is bathed in blue tones while the Rain Cloud gets that classic New Balance grayscale look. Both are dope and show just how versatile the 550 silhouette is. Turns out it has life beyond its classic white leather base construction.
The New Balance 550 Indigo Sea Salt / Rain Cloud Sea Salt are available now for a retail price of $120. Pick up a pair at the Flight Club.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Color Of The Month University Blue
Nike’s latest AF-1 colorway from their “Color of the Month” series is this handsome University Blue take on the classic sneaker. The entire upper of the sneaker is covered in University Blue along with the outsole with a white wraparound swoosh, midsole, and laces. As is usually the case with AF-1s, the simpler the better!
The tab says “Anniversary Edition,” but other than that, it’s just a classic AF-1 build done in a classic colorway.
Among the sneakers in the collection are the Triple S and the Sock Runner by Balenciaga, which perfectly combines the two aesthetics of the brand. A distressed Stan Smith is expected to drop early next year. It’s not a collab for everyone, but for fans of high fashion streetwear, it’s probably the best release of the year.
The Adidas Balenciaga collection is set to release on November 3 for an unannounced price. Tap the Adidas CONFIRMED app to shop for pieces from the collection.
New Balance Made in USA 990v6
New Balance has spent most of 2022 refreshing the first three versions of its legendary 990 silhouette, but this week they’re finally going with a more updated model, Version 6.
Featuring a premium suede and mesh upper with Fuel Cell foam and an ENCAP midsole, the v6 is the latest generation model of the 990 and is overall a little sleeker than all other previous versions. . As with all 990s MADE in USA, this sneaker comes bathed in a gray and white colourway with striking black accents.
The New Balance MADE in USA 990v6 is set to release November 4 at 7:00 a.m. PST for a retail price of $199.99 in men’s and women’s sizes. Pick up a pair from the New Balance online store.