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Upcoming Sneaker Releases All Hypebeasts Need to Watch Out For

18 April 2018 | Febriana Ramadhanya

Don't call yourself a hypebeast if you don't keep up with the latest sneaker trends. Collabs are constantly being established and new designs are continuously being launched to keep all sneakerheads on edge. Check out the most hyped-up upcoming sneaker releases from Nike, Yeezy, and more!

Nike x Off-White

Image courtesy of @py_rates on Instagram

Virgil Abloh may be the new creative director for Louis Vuitton menswear but that didn't stop him from collaborating with Nike to release more brand-new kicks. Just within this week itself, it's announced that Nike and Abloh are set to release not one, not two, but three newly designed shoes under his streetwear brand, Off-White. They include the Black Nike Blazer's Studio Mid, another Nike Blazer's Studio Mid in "Canvas Yellow", and the Nike Air Force 1 in "Volt".

Both the Nike Blazer Studio Mid were leaked by @py_rates on Instagram but the Black version was confirmed by Abloh himself when he commented on skateboarder Hyun Kummer's IG post. These new Nike Blazer Studio Mid shoes are set to drop in July for the Canvas Yellow version and in September for the Black pair.

On the other hand, the Nike Air Force 1 in "Volt" is a pair of bright sneakers with a neon green upper and a neon teal Swoosh along the side. @py_rates on Instagram also revealed the design and they're supposedly set to hit the stores sometime in October for US$170 or PHP8,800.

And because this is an Off-White collaboration, Virgil Abloh will be adding the signature red zip tie to all three sneakers.

Vans x NASA

Image courtesy of @dirtymoney823 on Instagram

The brand is apparently working with the space agency to release some limited-edition goodies in a space-themed capsule. The capsule includes a pair of Old Skool with a new colorway, new Sk8-Hi 46 MTE, and a pair of classic slip-ons.

To date, there's only speculations and rumors about the new Vans x NASA Old Skool; not much for the Sk8-HI or the slip-on. The colorway is called "Firecracker", fitting for its space theme. It also features a removable patch of the American flag on the back and detailing of the NASA emblem and logo.

Although there's no official news from both Vans or NASA, many bloggers and media have released sneak peeks of this potential collab. Guess it's safe to say that this sneaker collaboration is totally out of this world.

HEELYS X ALYX

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Heelys may not be the first sneaker choice for most hypebeasts but the ALYX x HEELYS collaboration will surely garner your interest. If you're not familiar with ALYX, it's a streetwear label launched in 2015 by Matthew M. Williams. They're most known for the way they channel Japanese urban styles while mixing it with Californian youth culture.

These shoes have a high-top, white canvas upper, embellished with colorful graphics that are quintessentially ALYX. The toe and platform are finished in matte black and the sneakers are finally topped off with the removable HEELYS glitter wheels. These sneakers are currently on sale for US$250 or PHP13,000 on the ALYX website.

If you want to relive your childhood, then these ALYX x Heelys sneakers are perfect for you.

adidas Originals x Alexander Wang Bball Soccer

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Now, these pair of sneakers is coming out sooner than you think. The collaboration between adidas Originals and Alexander Wang willbe released April 21st and the collection features the designer's visionary design of combining basketball and soccer footwear characteristics.

The shoes mix low-top adidas Football uppers sitting on top of adidas BOOST midsoles. Aside from that, it has the symbolic adidas three stripes along the side and an adidas motif on the tongue of the shoe. The adidas Originals x AW BBall Soccer shoes are available in red or black and is being sold at US$250 or PHP13,000.

Not only does this collection offer a unique pair of new adidas sneakers, Alexander Wang brought his visions to life through the track jackets, crewnecks, ponchos, and other accessories in the form of uneven printing, wrinkled fabrics, and pixelated graphics.

Yeezy 500 Ultraviolet

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Kanye’s streetwear brand has been teasing people on social media on various Yeezy designs and the Yeezy 500 Ultraviolet is one of the rumored releases. There's still no official news on when exactly these purple sneaks will be released but this Ultraviolet Yeezy 500 will closely follow the release of the Blush colorway that hit stores on April 14th.

The design and materials are the same; suede, mesh, and premium leather combined with nubuck detailing. The only difference is the ultraviolet body paired with the gum-colored outsole. Since the Blush Yeezy 500 is sold at US$200 or PHP10,400, it's safe to say that the Yeezy 500 Ultraviolet will have a similar price tag.

Aside from the Yeezy 500 Ultraviolet, the brand also announced that you can finally cop the Taupe Yeezy Desert Rat Boot at US$295 or PHP15,300.

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