7 best sneaker drops including A Ma Maniére Jordan 2 Airness
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Welcome to SNX DLX, your weekly roundup of the freshest sneakers on the internet. Last week, we had an insane list of 11 sneakers, which was the biggest roundup in SNX history. It’s a little hard to keep up with a week like this, so we’ve got you covered with a tight list of seven and while there weren’t any exciting celebrity collaborations like Travis Scott Nikes last week, the list for this week is still pretty darn solid. In fact, our best sneaker of the year might just make it into this week’s roundup – the sleek, minimal, and dope as f*ck A Ma Maniere Jordan 2 Airness.
A Jordan 2 that lands the top spot in a year-end sneaker roundup? It could happen. We stan Peter Moore here (RIP).
Jordans aside, this week brings a lot of love for sneakerheads who have a thing for late 80s and early 90s silhouettes. If you’re a fan of more modern sneakers, go ahead and sit down, it’s not your week.
Here are the seven best sneakers of this week and wear them to buy them.
Nike In My Way Air Jordan 2 Airness
We called it back in 2020 – the Air Jordan 2 is hugely underrated. Since then, the late Virgil Abloh has released a release, UnionLA unveiled a Jordan 2 this year, and now Atlanta-based brand A Ma Maniére – the same label that released the best Jordan colorways last year 00 has applied its Minimal luxurious aesthetic to this ahead of its time sneaker. We take full credit for the rebirth of Jordan 2!
Kidding aside, we’re glad to see this sneaker—designed by the late Peter Moore—is finally getting the attention it deserves. This is, straight up, the best Jordan 2 colorway ever. Featuring A Ma Maniére’s signature color combination, the Airness features a leather upper, padded lining, black laces, black wing tongue logo and snakeskin pattern on the midsole sneakers.
The snakeskin midsole is a cool callback to the original Jordan 2 design, which featured lizard skin panels to reflect the luxurious aesthetic that Jordan and Moore were going for with the design. The Airness renders this original concept well, it is the luxurious and elegant look that this sneaker was looking for before it was cool.
The Nike x A Ma Maniére Air Jordan 2 Airness is available now for a retail price of $225. The sneakers are sold out on the official A Ma Maniére store, so pick up a pair on your favorite aftermarket site.
Nike Air Trainer 1 Photon Dust and Light Smoke
Nike’s Air Trainer 1 gets a Photon Dust and Light Smoke colorway, which pairs well with this sneaker’s late ’80s take on future aesthetics. The sneaker features a premium nubuck leather upper with Air cushioning in the heel, mid-rise collar and forefoot strap.
Completing the design is an overlay swoosh, embroidered branding to the heel, and an off-white midsole, which gives this sneaker a kind of aged, sophisticated look.
The Nike Air Trainer 1 Photon Dust and Light Smoke is available now for a retail price of $120. Pick up a pair through the Nike SNKRS app.
Nike Dunk Low Women’s Whisper Pink
Nike has released exclusive fire-sized women’s Dunks and Jordans all year, which probably got you a lot of L’s on the SNKRS app. Don’t worry, it’s only June. We have six months left in the year, you will necessarily have at least one pair!
Hope you get lucky and score this week’s Rose Whisper, as it’s one of the freshest Dunks to drop all year. Featuring a white leather upper with slightly shimmering pink overlays, the Rose Whisper sits on a matching outsole with matching laces and a large, wraparound swoosh.
The Nike Women’s Dunk Low Rose Whisper is available now for a retail price of $100. Pick up a pair through the Nike SNKRS app or alternative sites like GOAT.
Air Max 90 Pro Green and Pale Ivory
The Air Max 90 had a lot of classic colorways, you got the Laser set, the Silver Surfer, the Bacon, and of course, Eminem’s coveted ’06 colorway, but we didn’t get a lot of classic colorways. this decade. The Pro Green and Pale Ivory seems to be the first.
Featuring a twill tongue, nubuck mudguard, suede overlays and gum outsole, this sneaker combines gray tones at the base with forest green overlays and a beige midsole and white giving the sneaker a kind of warm and inviting appearance, unlike the typical mechanical coldness offered by colorways past.
It’s a new look for the Air Max 90, but we’re digging into it.
The Air Max 90 Pro Green and Pale Ivory is set to drop on Nike SNKRS for a retail price of $150. Pick up a pair through the Nike SNKRS app.
The field shoes feature a lightweight nylon upper with satin lining and suede and leather detailing and come in two different colorways, Mesa/Easy Yellow/Cream white and Double Core Black/Easy Yellow. Both are pretty dope if you like vintage kicks.
The Adidas Wales Bonner Country in Mesa and Core Black are set to drop June 4th for a retail price of $180. Pick up a pair via the Adidas Confirmed app.