GRM exclusivity: here are the “high level coaches” which will be released in October
Welcome to our High level coaches guide, our breakdown of the freshest pancakes that fall every month!
With a spooky season looming on the horizon, everyone in the sneaker industry is resurrecting their most macabre colourways, monstrous silhouettes and devilish collaborations to brighten up those gloomy fall evenings.
This month’s highlights include the unveiling of a highly sought-after Adidas x Palace collaboration, the return of legendary designer Jeremey Scott to the Adidas creative team and a graffiti-inspired AF1 âSkeletonâ that is sure to be a stylish addition to any costume this month. All Hallows Eve.
Check High level coaches fall this October below!
OCTOBER 1 – AF1 FONTANKA WHITE PEARL
As AF1’s 40th anniversary approaches, Nike is launching a whole host of colorways that commemorate the large-scale resonance found towards the shoe in many underground cultures. The “Pearl White” colourway is the latest addition to the “Fontanka” series that pays homage to the St. Petersburg rave scene.
The atypical tongue and mudguard construction would generally have been the main feature of this sneaker, but the juxtaposition of the bold red Nike React accent in the midsole and the tricolor tag breaks the cream-colored inertia of this sneaker. an otherwise silent design.
8 OCTOBER – PALACE X ADIDAS ULTRABOOST 21
Although Nike has been the hegemony of skatewear brand collaborations after releasing numerous lines in tandem with Supreme, Adidas is here to challenge the status quo with a new creative partnership with Palace. Their next effort will be to reinterpret the ultra boost in two new colourways of black and white, both featuring a splash paint tartan pattern that effortlessly blends with the iconic palate logo on the tongue. The Jackson Pollock-esque design might have been too messy for most without the addition of a unique Palace-brand starched white Boost foam to balance the design.
OCTOBER 9 – ADIDAS ULTRA BOOST âHEAT MAPâ
It’s fair to say that Adidas is stealing the show this month with plenty of surprisingly steezy silhouettes making their debut. Following a number of historically more understated designs on their most universally used and commonly chosen crepe, Adidas is spicing things up with a sultry little number based on the radiant colors of a weather map. Clusters of red edged with yellow, green and neon blue permeate the heel, tongue and toe area. This stylish and exclusive addition to the ultra boost family seems to have rolled off the cover of Skepta Ignorance is happiness project and we’re here for it!
OCTOBER 10 – NBA X NIKE AIR FORCE 1 EMB “LAKERS”
The NBA turns 75 this year and to celebrate its ability as a longtime partner of the association, Nike is going all out by creating a custom kick for each NBA franchise.
The diamond anniversary celebration couldn’t have started other than by showing off the frosty blue and purple colorway of the LA Lakers franchise. A unique 75th anniversary tongue tag, a diamond-etched lace clip, and an effortless two-tone palette of baby blue and deep purple make this one of the cleanest sneakers of the month.
OCTOBER 11 – NIKE DUNK LOW ‘GOLDENROD’
Nike hasn’t finished blessing us with the new Dunk Low colourways as they are set to release the âGoldenrodâ version of the sneaker this month. This particular colourway was first introduced for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team in 1985 as part of their “Be True To Your School Pack”, and has been relaunched to embellish the Dunk model. Considering the popularity of Dunks lately – especially the bottoms – we can expect this shoe to be in high demand!
OCTOBER 21 – JEREMY SCOTT X ADIDAS FORUM ’84 LOW ADV WINGS “SILVER”
Few designers have done more to establish creative identity and build contemporary brand awareness of Adidas than Jeremy Scott. Moschino’s brain himself first appeared in the limelight in the late 2000s with the original series of 84 Winged, Lows, and Highs made famous by his muse and longtime collaborator, Asap. Rocky.
Now Scott has reinvented the archetype of the angel wing by merging it with the fender to create a more harmonious overall design. The bold and courageous cash graphic print is something to marvel at and will undoubtedly become a staple for many celebrities this fall.
OCTOBER 22 – NIKE AIR VAPORMAX PLUS
Much like Frankenstein, Nike began to create a fusion line that fuses two of their most successful builds to create a whole new sneaker. The new Nike Air Vapormax Plus is a hybrid silhouette made up of a Nike Air Max Plus upper and the instantly recognizable base and cushioning of a Nike Vapormax.
Since its first imagination in 2018, the Vapormax hybrid had been one of Nike’s best-selling models due to the often alien and futuristic aesthetic of its side panels and sole, with that pink, white, black colourway. and lime green looking the most alien to date.
OCTOBER 30 – NIKE AIR FORCE 1 LOW “SKELETON”
Nike always goes the extra mile for its seasonal selection of classic silhouettes and, like the mistletoe-inspired design released last Christmas, this âSkeletonâ series is sure to sell out this Halloween. The pure purple backdrop provided a certain level of stability that allows these shoes to move into an everyday context without appearing satirical or out of place.
However, it’s the details of the skeleton foot, inspired by the wispy lines of graffiti labels that make this a truly unique design. A skeleton’s favorite instrument might be a Trombone, but a skeleton’s favorite sneaker is undoubtedly the new purple AF1 ‘Skeleton’ Low.
RUMOR – NIKE X PATTA AIR MAX 1 MONARCH
The story of the partnership between Nike and Patta is about to add a new chapter to its growing history with the Air Max 1 Monarch Edition. This design will be delivered in a special co-branded box featuring both the Nike logo and the badge of the famous Amsterdam-based streetwear brand.
The colourway features a gray mesh threaded under white leather overlays and a tan nubuck mudguard, making it the perfect base for the Patta language tag, accented swoosh details, soles printed inserts and Air midsoles. Whenever these two brands come together you can guarantee they’ll be gone, so don’t miss your chance to make a pair and pre-register on Patta’s site for the drop!
RUMOR – GUNDAM UNICORN X NIKE SB DUNK HIGH
Inspired by the legendary Japanese animated series “Gundam”, Nike has brought to life a pair of SB Dunk Highs based on the series protagonist Banagher Links and his RX-0 Unicorn Gundam in Destroyer mode. The anime stars Olympic gold medalist skateboarder Yuto Yorigome and American skating legend Paul Rodriguez, explaining why this collaboration falls under the SB umbrella.
This design comes in white and red and features Nike’s new favorite accessory of an interchangeable and removable Swoosh that bears the same pattern as the horns seen on the Unicorn Gundam.