Nike has had it all week – winning four places in our top five this week. The only brand able to match what they are delivering this week is Reebok, with their absolutely foolish Release of RuÃ¬’s revenge. While we always strive for brand diversity in SNX, we have to give credit where credit is due and Nike is killing it right now.
If you are an Adidas, Asics, or, I don’t know, Vans fanatic, you might be tempted to click. No. Believe me when I say Nike dominated the week. While I have to mention it, if we hadn’t already covered the awesome Adidas Beastie Boy collaboration, it certainly would have made this list.
Here are all of the best shoes of this week with my favorite release of the year, the awesome Shoe Dog Cortez collection, let’s dive in.
Nike Classic Cortez Shoe Collection Dog
The Nike Cortez is probably my favorite sneaker, it’s also Nike’s first running shoe ever. As stated in the book by Nike founder Phil Knight, Shoe dog, the Cortez went through a variety of models before Nike finally defined the final look of the iconic shoe and, thanks to the Shoe Dog collection, we can finally enjoy three first models.
Before Nike became Nike, they had a few other names for the brand in mind, the choices were between Nike, Falcon, and Dimension Six, and as such every name is represented here in the Shoe Dog collection. Featuring a clean and thinned single leather upper, the Cortez Shoe Dog collection consists of the Falcon, which replaces the Nike Swoosh with a hawk, you guessed it, the Dimension Six which features a blue stripe with a red dot indicating Dimension Six in place of the Swoosh, and the Nike Cortez 72 which features Carolyn Davidson’s original slim Swoosh design.
My money will go to the Dimension Six version. Without contest.
Reebok Club C Revenge of RuÃ¬
It’s a bit odd, as part of the Reebok International Foods story project, Reebok will be releasing a new iteration on its Reebok Club C figure known as Revenge of RuÃ¬ exclusively via 43einhalb. Who exactly is RuÃ¬? Well, apparently he’s an anthropomorphic panda and the son of Chinese immigrants who grew up in London with dreams of becoming a chef. After initially being mocked for his simple noodles, RuÃ¬ BÃ¹ continued to practice his mother’s recipes and eventually became a master of the craft, leading her to open his own restaurant, and now his cuisine is spread around the world. whole.
Look, I don’t know what they’re smoking on this at Reebok, but if that means getting some awesome iterations of their already classic silhouettes, we totally agree. The story apparently refers to an actual London-based noodle restaurant known as Rui’s Restaurant, which is now permanently closed. Are RuÃ¬ shoes a revenge? Too many questions we don’t know the answers to, but one thing we do know is that shoes are great.
The Reebok Club C Revenge of RuÃ¬ is set to release on July 27 exclusively via 43einhalb and will cost $ 85.
Nike N. 354 Pink Tint Collection
I absolutely cannot get enough of Nike’s N. 354 series, heavy with deconstruction. I even like the silly logo which was obviously designed to appeal to people like me (it works). So there was virtually no way that I wouldn’t include the two N. 354 versions on this list. This time around, the Drop Type LX and Air Force 1 silhouettes receive the N. 354 treatment, but while previous versions relied heavily on the deconstruction elements, the Pink Tint pack (oddly with very little pink) is a little more elaborate, releasing in understated black colourways, with bright pink and yellow accents.
Our group favorite is the Air Force 1, which uses a transparent material on the inner side of the shoe’s upper, but the distinct design lines of the Drop Type LX also caught our attention. Either choice would be a solid choice if you only have to get one.
Nike Air Max 720 Wolf Gray
The Air Max 720 is Nike’s tallest Air unit to date, designed to increase comfort and add the benefit of making you taller. Seriously, they’re practically platforms thanks to the 38mm Air unit running the length of the outsole. Plus, reinforced mesh pods on the inner and outer sides increase stability and keep your every step in consistent comfort. The Air Max 720 comes in 23 different colors, but we dig the most on the Wolf Gray – thanks to the color splash and Air branding on the interior side.
The Nike Air Max 720 in Wolf Gray is available now and costs $ 180. Buy a pair from Nike online shop.
Nike Air Max Plus Detachable Swoosh
Nike is launching its Air Max Plus in two colorways, each with three free interchangeable swooshes. Launched in both an all-black and all-white model, the Air Max Plus features a lightweight mesh upper, Air-sole unit, and wave-shaped overlays that guide the eyes through the silhouette. trainers. The black colourways come with Volt Green, University Red, and Metallic Silver swooshes, while the white pair uses Tonal Orange, Photo Blue, and Metallic Silver.
If we rocked the white, we’d go with the Photo Blue Swoosh, and the metallic silver looks better on the all-black version. The interchangeable swooshes aren’t our favorite feature (they’re really more of a gimmick) but the Air Max Plus silhouette is pretty enough that we can look past it.
The Nike Air Max Plus with Removable Swooshes are available now and priced at $ 168. Get a pair exclusively through the Nike UK online store. Make sure to activate the flag icon at the top right of the Nike website to access the UK store.