SNX DLX: Featuring The Latest From Chinatown Market And Teddy Fresh

Welcome to SNX DLX, a new and expanded version of our weekly sneaker column. Instead of sacrificing careful curation for a long list of every sneaker hitting the market, we’ve decided to expand the scope of SNX to include the best new apparel collections and any other drops you need to know about.

SNX is back with a jam-packed week of great drops for fall. If you’re a YEEZY fan, you have to be tearing out your hair trying to decide if you want to throw more money at not just one, but two new colorway drops of the 350 or opt for the earth-toned and season-appropriate Powerphase instead. I’d go for the Powerphase silhouette personally — not only has it not had a rerelease since 2017, but this new take is my favorite YEEZY release ever. Yes, ever. Ye is on a roll and the future looks bright. As 2020 approaches, who knows what he has up his sleeve, aside from, you know, YEEZY Crocs.

On the apparel side, Chinatown Market is offering a few leftovers from their Petit Trois collaboration that was being sold exclusively at The Hundreds Family Style Food Festival this past weekend, and skatewear brand RIPNDIP has linked up with Teddy Fresh for a color-saturated drop that refuses to acknowledge fall and winter color palettes — something the entire state of California and their near-endless summer will appreciate.

Air Jordan IV Fossil


Jordan Brand is coming for the autumn season hard with this earth-toned WMNS-sized iteration of the Air Jordan IV. The Fossil colorway is dropping as part of the sneaker’s 30th anniversary, and the wheat suede upper and tan netted underway make great contrasts to the cream-colored midsole and black accents on the wings, laces, and tongue. The sneaker isn’t a far cry from Nike’s Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 and they’d make a great substitute if you wanted a pair but weren’t able to cop one amid all the frenzy.

The Air Jordan IV Fossil is set to drop on September 19th and will retail for $190. Pick up a pair at the Nike online store or select Nike retailers.


Adidas x Fucking Awesome Stan Smith

Fucking Awesome

Released last week at exclusive events in Tokyo and Paris, this special Fucking Awesome and Adidas collaboration is coming exclusively to the Los Angeles-based skatewear store of the same name this week. Dropping in both a purple and orange colorway, Jason Dill’s Fucking Awesome label strips the Stan Smith silhouette of some of its signature features like the perforated three-stripe for a clean undisturbed leather take on the classic tennis shoe.

Sitting atop a black sole, the Fucking Awesome Stan Smiths come in both an orange and purple colorway and features metallic Fucking Awesome pin branding and a reworked heel for an asymmetrical flair. Currently, the sneakers are on aftermarket sites at prices that range from $150 a pair to $1,000, so these sneakers are worth it for the resale value alone.

The Adidas x Fucking Awesome Stan Smith is set to drop on September 21st exclusively at the Los Angeles Fucking Awesome store for a retail price of $112. Check StockX for aftermarket prices after the drop, they’ll likely lower in price as more pairs start to circulate.

Fucking Awesome

YEEZY Boost 350 V2 Cloud White And Citrin


The latest YEEZY Boost 350 V2 Citrin colorway won’t technically be dropping until Monday of next week, but since we generally run SNX on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, we thought it’d be smart to include them in this week’s roundup so you don’t miss out, it also frees up a spot for another shoe next week, so… win-win! The 350 has received tons of love this year, with this past summer full of multiple iterations and colorways of the silhouette hitting store shelves. But it looks like Ye saved the best for last, as the Cloud White and Citrin are the freshest iterations of the sneaker thus far.

At least we assume these are the last new colorways of the YEEZY Boost 350 for the year, considering Ye’s new album drops next week and that should tangle up his schedule and mean a scaling back of YEEZY drops — but where there is Ye, there is money, and we wouldn’t put it past Adidas to try and crank out even more of one of this mega-selling silhouette. We honestly can’t take anymore, consider this a send-off for the year of the YEEZY Boost 350 on SNX!

…We hope.

The YEEZY Boost 350 V2 Cloud White is set to drop on September 21st with the Citrin following on September 23rd. Both pairs will retail for $220 and will be available at the Adidas online store.


Nike Air Max Tailwind x Sneakernstuff 20th Anniversary


Fans of the Air Max Tailwind IV silhouette prepare yourselves, because Sneakersnstuff is about to drop a 20th Anniversary iteration of the shoe that utilizes an unreleased prototype colorway of the original Tailwind, and they’re looking expectedly dope. Featuring a mixed mesh, nubuck, and suede upper, with protruding foam and leather accents, the 20th Anniversary Tailwind sports a clean Cobalt Tint colorway with Chrome Yellow accents that are sure to draw eyes downward to one of the best sneaker releases of the year!

The Sneakersnstuff 20th Anniversary Nike Air Max Tailwind IV is set to drop on September 18th and will retail for $159. Pick up a pair at the Sneakersnstuff online store.


YEEZY Powerphase


The YEEZY Powerphase silhouette is finally making its return! This is much better news than a regular YEEZY drop — the Powerphase silhouette is one of the more unique designs to come out of YEEZY Supply. The design hasn’t been utilized since 2017 and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. As someone who prefers sneakers to be more skate-leaning than future-leaning (or whatever you want to call Ye’s designs), the Powerphase is my personal favorite from the entire YEEZY Supply line. This new take swaps out the original leather upper for a suede build and the results are a noticeable improvement to the original.

Dropping in three dope colorways of Simple Brown, Quiet Grey, and Clear Brown, the Powerphase also has the benefit of being the cheapest YEEZY on the market, at just $120 a pair. F*cking steal.

Look out for the YEEZY Powerphase to drop on September 18th, at YEEZY Supply where each pair will retail for $120.

Chinatown Market Petit Trois And Surprise Drop

Chinatown Market

A few of the leftover collaborative pieces from The Hundreds Family Style Food Festival from this weekend are currently on sale at Chinatown Market. The brand teamed up with LA-based French bistro Petit Trois for a special French flag drop for the festival, and while the best pieces, like the Petit Trois Market hat, are long gone, the snail hoodie is still available as well as the Petit Trois Chinatown Market basketball.

You’ll want to move fast on that hoodie, but keep in mind Chinatown Market has also announced a surprise $10 t-shirt drop set for today, so if the weather is still warm where you are, maybe opting for a shirt over a hoodie is the more sensible choice.

Head over to Chinatown Market to see what is leftover from the Petit Trois collaboration and keep an eye on that Instagram account.

Arnette x Post Malone Signature Collection


If you’re in the market for a new pair of shades and you’re a major Post Malone fan, consider heading to Sunglass Hut and picking up a pair of Post Malone Arnette shades. The frames take on a strong rectangular shape, with a comfortably low lens width, wide arms, and Arnette branding. Each pair is eco-friendly and the collection consists of five different color combinations: black frames with yellow lenses, white frames with black lenses, an all-black model, silver frames with blue lenses, and a yellow frames with black lenses pair that is somehow the most Post-y out of all of them, probably because the pair resembles Post Malone’s Barbed Wire Croc design, which together would probably make an outfit so insane even Post Malone couldn’t pull it off.

Luckily, those Crocs are sold out. Pick up a pair of sunglasses for just $90 at Sunglass Hut.


RIPNDIP x Teddy Fresh Drop

Skatewear brand RIPNDIP has linked up with Hila Klein’s Teddy Fresh label for a special collaborative drop of hoodies, jackets, and tees for the fall season. The designs mix Teddy Fresh’s signature color-saturated designs and Teddy logo with RIPNDIP’s iconic Lord Nermal. The full collection is set to drop this weekend at a pop-up event in New York City and the Teddy Fresh team will be making an appearance on Friday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Teddy Fresh, if you aren’t familiar, is a streetwear brand created by Hila Klein, one half of the popular h3h3 Youtube channel.

If you can’t make it out, the collection will also drop on RIPNDIP’s online store on Friday, so move fast as Teddy Fresh stuff tends to be limited and sells out quick and you’re dealing with two separate but equally rabid fanbases who have no doubt been watching this drop with heavy anticipation.