SNX is all over the place this week with skate, golf, and running shoes filling out the list. We’ve finally been given the chance to step away from Kanye West after one-too-many Yeezy drops in March, but Adidas is still coming out the April gate strong by snagging three spots. Also on the list, Fear of God returns with a new luxury skate shoe that looks way too nice to skate in.
We entertained the idea of including Pharrell and Chanel’s new sneaker collab, but honestly, Pharrell ruined the shoes by writing his name all over them too many damn times. Once or twice we could have lived with — we get it, you’re cool. But each time the laces cross the tongue? Come on, Pharrell. I mean, you don’t see Chanel plastering their name all over the shoes, and they’re Chanel! You be the judge.
Here are the five dopest shoes dropping the first week of April, prepare your wallets!
Air Jordan 1 Low
Damn, these look good! The new Air Jordan 1 Lows feature genuine full-grain and synthetic leathers, specially designed to take a beating from extended skating sessions. The Air Jordan 1 Low wasn’t made with the intention of being the premier skate shoe, but it has been since the late 80s. This newest iteration is inspired by the original 1985 Air Jordan 1 and features a thin wrap around swoosh and an eye-catching Sail/University Gold colorway with red Jumpman branding on the tongue.
Adidas Vienna City Series
The Adidas Vienna silhouette has gone through a storied history of reiterations since its release in the 60s, and to pay homage to its many different forms, they’ve merged Vienna design cues from the 70s and 80s for this new take. Unfortunately, the retailer hasn’t released any other photos, which is a shame because we’d love to take a closer look. Either way, we’re sold. This silhouette is dope, and it’s a shame the Vienna silhouette doesn’t get updated too often. And yet we get a new Yeezy, or you know, four new Yeezys, almost every other month.
The Vienna sports a ripple gum sole, leather upper construction, and Vienna branding emblazoned in gold. That’s about all we can tell.
The Adidas Vienna City Series size? exclusive is set to drop on Saturday, April 6th and will retail for $112. Pick up a pair exclusively at size? stores and the size? online store. And check out some vintage Viennas below.
Fear of God Skate Mid
It’s been a minute since we’ve included a Fear of God sneaker in our top five — the last time it was in collaboration with Nike — but now the brand is back with their latest skate mid-top. Handmade in Italy, the Skate Mid features an Italian suede and leather upper, calf leather lining, and reflective 3M synthetic fabric at the toe box for extra oncoming visibility.
Everything about this shoe’s construction sets it up to be a durable and useful skate shoe, though, we’re not sure if it’ll ever be used as one. It’s just too luxurious. But here’s hoping some brave soul (or rich soul who has an extra pair tucked away at home) gets some use out of it.
The Fear of God Skate Mid is available now from Fear of God, where a pair retails for $695 online.
Adidas Originals ZX 4000 4D
Lovers of future shoe tech and running rejoice! A new colorway for the ZX 4000 4D is releasing this week, this time in a darker colorway. This should come as good news for those that skipped out on the other two iterations for being too colorful and flashy. The ZX 4000 4D features a Primeknit upper with suede overlays atop the extra cushioned, shock absorbing, mint-colored Futurecraft sole.
The Adidas Originals ZX 4000 4D is set to drop this weekend on April 6th and will retail for $350. Pick up a pair online or at physical Adidas stores.
Adidas Golf Crossknit 3.0
I’ve never looked at a Golf shoe and thought, “that looks dope,” until I saw the new Adidas Golf Crossknit 3.0. This shoe has been dubbed the Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwich, which, what a name! The sneakers insole features a photo of ice cream (Georgia Peach flavored we assume) and sits atop a BOOST midsole for added comfort on the green. We’re specifically loving the blue-toned, off-white Crossknit upper, and while we can’t honestly review it for its usefulness on the golf course, we can confirm it looks dope. Never thought I’d ask, but, might golf fashion be cool?
The Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwich is set to drop on April 8th and will retail for $170. Grab a pair exclusively at the Adidas online store.