8 Best Sneaker Drops Including Nike Air Presto Hello Kitty
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Welcome to SNX DLX, your weekly roundup of the internet’s best kicks and where to buy them. We’re days away from the official first day of summer, so it’s time to ditch those pastel spring colors for something a little more daring and flashy. Luckily, we’ve got a pretty good sneaker collection this week, so we should be well stocked before the season starts.
It’s the first SNX in 2022 to not have a single Air Jordan in the rankings, that’s a big deal because it gives other silhouettes a chance to shine, like this week’s Air Pegasus 83, or Nike’s new mid-rise take on the AF -1, or the new Mountain Research Reebok Club-C II, all of which are great sneakers but probably would have been cut in favor of almost any Jordan 1, 3 or 5 that Nike decided to abandon. We will never tire of the Fire Jordans.
But enough about what is not dropping this week, let’s dive into what’s hot.
Nike Air Pegasus 83 Mineral Clay and Fossil Stone/Off Black
Nike’s vintage ’80s runner returns this week with two new colorways, an earth-toned design dubbed Mineral Clay and Fossil Stone, and a moody pair in the beloved Off Noir scheme. This ’20s take on the sneaker features a premium build with a leather, suede and canvas upper while retaining accents from the original like the rubber waffle outsole and large tonal swoosh.
While the sneaker was originally designed for trail runners, this new iteration seems geared more towards the streetwear scene.
The Air Pegasus 83 in Mineral Clay and Fossil Stone and Off-Black are available now for a retail price of $100. Pick up a pair through the Nike SNKRS app.
Kasina x Nike Air Max 1 Won-Ang
It might not look it, but these are the most romantic sneakers to step out on all year. The design, made in collaboration with Seoul-based streetwear brand Kasina, is inspired by the ceremonial sculptures of wedding ducks meant to symbolize unity and love. Both colorways are tonal contrasts with translucent outsoles, pony hair texture on the upper, soft suede overlays and embroidered duck, rose and swoosh graphics.
Rounding out the design is Kasina branding to the tongue and more duck graphics under the sole.
These are probably the only two pairs of matching sneakers a couple could wear without looking cheesy.
The Nike Air Max 1 x Kasina Won-And is available now for a retail price of $160. Get both pairs via the Nike SNKRS app.
Both shoes remind me a bit of chocolate and strawberry milkshakes, the Chocolate features a creamy midsole and swoosh with a mocha leather upper, while the Venice sports a velvety baby pink upper with a swoosh and midsole whites. We’ll raise a glass of frozen milkshake in the Mid season!
The Nike Air Force 1 Mid Chocolate and Venice are set to release on June 9 for a retail price of $150. Pick up a pair through the Nike SNKRS app.
Perhaps it’s a sign that Ye will be using this particularly saturated shade of blue in more designs this summer, to which we say, go ahead, Ye! It’s the best thing he’s done all year. Be sure to order a half size up from your regular shoe size if you plan on buying a pair.
The Adidas YZY BSKTBL KNIT in Slate Azure is set to release on June 10th for a retail price of $300. Pick up a pair through Yeezy Supply or the Adidas Confirmed app.
The heel features Hello Kitty’s adorable mouthless face, winning the cutest heel panel of the year award. It’s not a real reward, but whatever. More sneakers should strive to be cute.
It’s the only way to make your shoes look like a Sanrio character, which is what people want, right?
The Nike Air Presto Hello Kitty is set to release on June 10 for a retail price of $140. Pick up a pair through the Nike SNKRS app.