May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and with the constant violence against our AAPI community, even during an ongoing pandemic, we urge you to help in any way possible. AAPI Philanthropy has a great list of resources on ways to help and educate yourselves. Additional COVID-related help for the AAPI community is being provided by The AAPI COVID-19 Project. This month, take time to check in on your Asian brothers and sisters and stand up for them.
adidas YEEZY 500 "Enflame"
Following the release of the adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 "Bright Blue" just two weeks ago is an all-new YEEZY 500 colorway that also rocks a bright orange outsole. Pairing with the bright bottom portion of the sneaker is a beige suede midsole and an upper that consists of brown mesh paneling with grey and blue suede overlay panels. The mixture of colors brings a perfect desert vibe for the upcoming summer months. You can grab these on May 8 for $200 via Confirmed app and yeezysupply.com.
Release Date: 5/8/21 (Saturday)
Supreme x Nike Air Max 96 Spring/Summer 2021 release info
Supreme is fresh off a collaborative release with SOUTH2 WEST8 and they're once again joining forces with the Swoosh for another SS21 release. Back in March, Supreme and Nike released their co-branded range of outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories for the new season. Now, a highly anticipated transparent take on the cult favorite Air Max 96 is set to arrive. The footwear will drop in three colorways: camo, black and silver. Supreme has added 3M lining, mixed premium and pebbled leather across the upper and added the very present and unforgiving transparent paneling. Additionally, matching socks in black and red will be offered. The drop is set to happen on May 6 in-store across the U.S. and Europe and on May 8 in Japan.
5/6/21 (Thursday) - NY, SF, LA, Paris, London, online
5/8/21 (Saturday) - Japan
Noah Summer 2021 collection editorial 'Poolside'
Noah has released their Summer 2021 collection editorial titled 'Poolside' and it is more than welcome after a year of quarantine. Inspired by our love and need for water, the editorial takes us into our favorite summer past time of spending days near the pool - tanning, lounging, floating, diving, swimming, people watching, etc. The collection itself includes items like a floral hoodie, argyle patterned swim trunks, polos, caps and more. We expect to see these items hit Noah's website soon so keep an eye out.
KAWS launches "SEPARATED" print sale
If you've ever wanted a chance to own a KAWS print, now is your chance. Through May 6, you can enter for a chance to purchase his 2020 "SEPARATED" print from kawsone.com. With an acquisition price of $6,000, not everyone who enters will win. The screen print is done on Stonehenge Grey 250gms and the plate image size is 10 x 12 inches while the sheet size is 20 x 16 inches. Each print is signed, numbered and dated from an edition of 250, with 50 APs. Head to kawsone.com now to enter for a chance to buy this print.
New Balance MADE Responsibly 998 is changing the sneaker game
On May 1, New Balance launched the MADE Responsibly 998 which is part of the brand's initiatives to become more sustainable and eco-friendly. The sneakers, arriving in a handful of colorways, we crafted from surplus materials and each is one of a kind. Surplus materials included suedes, meshes and soles. The sneakers retailed for $180 and only a limited few lucky fans were able to get their hands on pairs via newbalance.com. We hope NB continues to run this program on other models - maybe the 1500 next?
VERDY x HUMAN MADE capsule collection release info
Girls Don't Cry founder VERDY has joined forces once again with NIGO on a HUMAN MADE capsule collection. Celebrating sports like skateboarding, BMX and kickboxing, the collection spans items and includes an assortment of tees, kickboxing shorts, BMX long-sleeve shirts, messenger bags, branded VELCRO tape, a mug and a figurine. HUMAN MADE's website will drop the collection on May 5.
Release Date: 5/5/21 (Wednesday)
BAPE x adidas Originals Superstar 80s "Green Camo" release info
BAPE is helping adidas Originals celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Superstar 80s with an ABC camo edition. The two brands are no strangers to collaborating together and have a camo formula that is proven to work. The co-branding on the sneakers sees asymmetrical execution, with the Three Stripes owning one side and BAPE's shooting star graphic complementing on the opposite side. A BAPE lace lock and special box round out the details. Initially launched at BAPE locations on May 1, these arrive at retailers globally on May 8.
Release Date: 5/8/21 (Saturday)
Stingwater x Nike SB Dunk Low "Magic Mushroom" release info
Fun-loving brand Stingwater has an upcoming collaboration with Nike SB. Known mostly for their mischief-driven lifestyle and taglines, the brand's foray into the footwear game focuses on the brand's motif of mushrooms and its less publicly talked about properties. The Dunk Low serves as the perfect canvas for the safari print that mimics mushroom tops and the inverted Nike branding on the heel as well as clear jewel Swoosh gives you a trip in and of itself. There's also a hidden zip pocket on the tongue - which seems to be the vibes on a lot of SBs these days. SNKRS app will have these via draw on May 10 for $125.
Release Date: 5/10/21 (Monday)