It’s a brand new year, which means a new sneaker season has just begun. Last week saw a dull offering to close the year out — so meh we had to skip it. But the sneaker Gods made sure to start the first days of January off with a few notable drops that couldn’t be denied. Nike tops the competition handily this go around, snatching four out of five of our picks for the week (look at the archives before you accuse us of stanning for them).
From ultra stylish new colorways to the futuristic silhouettes of tomorrow, here are the five dopest sneakers dropping in the first week of 2019.
Nike Air Force 1 Floral Print Nylon
It’s looking like 2019 is going to be a floral print year, as more and more sneakers and streetwear borrow the flowery pattern. These Air Force 1s feature a floral-printed nylon upper with a black canvas base. Orange stitching adds a bit of contrast along the swoosh and branding and this particular iteration makes use of the new swoosh and bar graphic on the tongue. We still have a soft spot for the original Nike Air logo but expect to see these popping up more and more into 2019.
The Nike Air Force 1 Floral Prints are out now and can be found at select Nike retailers retailing for $100.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High Premium
This new Black and Silt Red Women’s Air Jordan 1 snuck out just before the new year started, capping off a great year for the women’s line of Jordan 1s. Featuring a black leather base, shimmering black sequin-esque fabric across the toe box and heel, and a cracked faint red and white coloring across the swoosh and collar (akin to a dried, silty riverbed), this rendition of the Jordan 1s has just the right amount of subtle detail to add extra flair without detracting from what makes this classic silhouette so iconic.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High Premiums are available now at select Jordan retailers and online retailers like Footshop and retail for $160.
Nike SB Dunk Panda Pigeon
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Made in collaboration between Nike Skateboarding, Jeff Staple, and the mobile shopping group NTWRK, this take on the SB Dunk Low is set for an exclusive drop this Sunday through the NTWRK app. Featuring a white and black upper with green accents and Staple’s signature embroidered pigeon at the heel, the Panda Pigeon’s are one of the most anticipated collaborations of early 2019 and will see a full drop sometime later this year. But be way ahead of the crowd and try and grab them this Sunday if you’re digging the look.
The Nike SB Dunk Panda Pigeon’s will drop exclusively on the NTWRK app this Sunday, January 6th and will retail for $110.
Adidas NHBAPE NMD STLT
This revamped take on the Adidas NMD was made in collaboration with Japanese streetwear labels BAPE and NEIGHBORHOOD and features a mostly black upper accented with graphic tape patterning. Sitting atop a white BOOST midsole, with an abstract motif meant to recall BAPE’s iconic shark face design emblazoned in yellow, the NHBAPE NMD STLT features branding by all three labels on tongue and sides and will make a great collector’s item down the line.
Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage Habanero Red
Kicking off the year with a bang, Nike is bringing us a new colorway for their classic Blazer Mid 77 silhouette. Featuring a white leather upper, sail suede detailer on the toe, and large swooshes in Habanero Red, we’re loving this vintage mid-top re-release. Admittedly, we are suckers for a good take on a vintage silhouette, and the Blazer Mid’s are hands down our pick of the week. They’re functional, stylish, and they won’t look ridiculous in four years like some of these other picks might *cough* Adidas with three logos on the tongue *cough.*
The Blazer Mid 77 in Habanero Red are out now and retail for $110. Grab a pair online at Nike or select Nike retailers.