Recently, brands have shifted towards shorter periods of prep time for consumers to anticipate a release. adidas dropped new YEEZY Slides yesterday without warning and Nike restocked a ton of highly sought after Dunks on their SNKRS app earlier this morning. Some of this week's releases also follow that method, like the upcoming Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 "British Khaki." Does this make things more fair for everyone or do you think it benefits resellers more? Either way, here's some of the top news from the last week.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 "British Khaki" release info
When we glimpsed these in the Travis Scott x PlayStation 5 video, we didn't know what we were in for, now we do. The full on premium suede take on the high-top AJ6, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is full of translucent detailing, Cactus Jack branding, and stash pockets - we love the stash pockets. New zippered pockets on the medial differentiate this model from the 2019 olive pair. If you want to get your hands on them, enter raffles at retailers like END. and Feature now and have $250 ready.
Release Date: 4/30/21 (Friday)
adidas Originals x LEGO ZX 8000 "Bricks" collection release info
adidas Originals and LEGO continue to build on their partnership after the initial ZX 8000 launch with the announcement of a full "Bricks" ZX 8000 collection. The collection will be comprised of six pairs, each celebrating prime LEGO brick colors - Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Black and Grey. Fans of both brands can expect to see this collection launch on May 7 via adidas.com/LEGO and at select retailers.
Release Date: 5/7/21 (Friday)
Air Jordan 4 "University Blue" release info
The highly anticipated UNC-inspired colorway of the Air Jordan 4 arrives tomorrow. Jordan Brand has released multiple pairs of the silhouette as PEs for the school's athletes over the years but this is the closest we're getting to those grails without selling a limb. The tongue features a unique woven tag in the style of a basketball jersey which is a unique touch. SNKRS app and select retailers will drop these for $200 on April 28.
Release Date: 4/28/21 (Wednesday)
sacai x Nike VaporWaffle "Sesame/Blue Void" & "Dark Iris" release info
New colorways of the popular sacai x Nike VaporWaffle are dropping this week. First seen in sacai's Spring/Summer 2021 campaign from last August, the new "Sesame" and "Dark Iris" colorways perfectly highlight the material transitions across the entire design. These will be hard to acquire so enter local raffles now or wait to try your luck on SNKRS app for both the "Sesame" and "Dark Iris" colorways on April 29 for $180 each.
Release Date: 4/29/21 (Thursday)
Air Jordan 13 "Red Flint" release info
Last year, the Air Jordan 13 "Flint Grey" made its return after a decade. This year, Jordan Brand has decided to flip the script for AJ13 fans and turn the timeless colorway into a more Bulls-friendly option with Gym Red across the upper. The red vamp gives way to a black Jumpman on the tongue and the same lovable hologram on the ankle portion remains. These will retail for $190 via SNKRS app and select retailers on May 1.
Release Date: 5/1/21 (Saturday)
BAPE x SUICOKE DAO-2 Spring/Summer 2021 release info
For the last few years, BAPE and SUICOKE have released collaborative sandals around this time of the year - with last year's bright rendition of the DAO still fresh on our minds. This year, the brands will unleash a 1ST CAMO DAO-2 for fans across the globe. Featuring a "Mor Flex" outsole made of Vibram, the footwear arrives in traditional beige and olive variants. With pockets heavily in trend, the Velcro fixture also sports a zippered storage pouch so you can carry any random belongings. These will arrive soon.
Kanye's Grammy Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes sell for record-breaking $1.8 million USD
Kanye West's Grammy-worn Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototype from 2008 sold for $1.8 million USD at a Sotheby's auction yesterday. Breaking the record set by last year's autographed game-worn 1985 AJ1 "Shattered Backboard," by a significant margin, this sale means that collectors are really willing to spend big for historically significant artifacts in the sneaker realm. The winning bid was placed by Rares, which is a new platform selling investment shares in rare sneakers. They already have their own plans to sell off shares in the Grammy-worn pair.
Lexus taps Hender Scheme, Salehe Bembury and Ondrej Zunka for LF-Z interior concepts
Lexus recently unveiled their new battery electric concept vehicle, the LF-Z Electrified. To celebrate the occasion, they tapped Japanese fashion label Hender Scheme, designer Salehe Bembury and digital artist Ondrej Zunka to create virtually rendered interiors from their creative minds. Hoping to bridge design, art, technology, fashion and lifestyle all into one, the project can be seen below. Bembury looked towards material selection for inspiration while Hender Scheme emphasized Japanese heritage and Zunka went in the direction of futuristic technologies.