The Best Sneakers to Add to Your Rotation This Week

This weekly guide sorts the very best from the rest when it comes to the saturated world of sneaker releases, with information on prices and where to buy. Please note — some sneakers may sell out at speed.

Raffles, friends and family, and player exclusives — all of that before a mere mention of the many fire general sneaker releases out there. The world of sneaker drops can be a tricky place to navigate, but we’re here to help. Behold, the best of the best of what you can actually buy on the open market, right now.

This week’s selection is about as balanced as we’ve seen so far, featuring collaborations, luxury brands, and good old outdoor sneakers (with a twist).

The cream of the sneaker crop awaits you. What are you waiting for?

Shop the best sneaker releases on the market, as well as upcoming sneaker drops, below.

Nike Air Jordan 4 “Thunder”

Air Jordan 4



Buy at Nike

Release Date: May 13

Editor’s Notes: Almost every sneaker silhouette suits a bumblebee colorway and the Jordan 4’s no exception. Nike has brought back this classic color combination from the archives and it looks every bit as good as when we first saw it back in 2006.

Kiko Kostadinov Zlatyu Shoe Verdant



Kiko Kostadinov

Buy at Kiko Kostadinov

Release Date: Out now

Editor’s Notes: Kiko Kostadinov’s close relationship with ASICS continues and for this sneaker, the Japanese sportswear label has lent the designer the sole unit from its Kayano 14 model.

Converse x Fragment Weapon



Fragment Design

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Release Date: May 11

Editor’s Notes: Blue, black, and white proved to be a winning color combination for Hiroshi Fujiwara and his Nike Air Jordan 1 collaboration, so you can’t blame him for using a similar colorway on this classic basketball sneaker.

New Balance Made in USA 998

Made in USA 998


New Balance

Buy at New Balance

Release Date: May 12

Editor’s Notes: It doesn’t get much more iconic that an all-grey pair of New Balance sneakers, and the brand knows it. Releasing a host of grey sneakers on May 12 for what it’s dubbing “grey day”, this pair of 998s is a highlight from the collection.

Nike Air Jordan Air Ship PE SP




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Release Date: May 10

Editor’s Notes: A sneaker that’ll be appreciated by the true Jordan nerds, this pair comes with ‘Every Game’ embroidered on the back as a reference to Michael Jordan’s lucky shorts from the ’80s.

HOKA x Cotopaxi Anacapa Breeze Low

Anacapa Breeze Low Hiking Shoe



Buy at cotopaxi

Release Date: Out Now

Editor’s Notes: HOKA’s infiltration of fashion has partly been thanks to its curated selection of colorways, and this is one of the best out there. Created together with the environmentally-conscious outdoor label Cotopaxi, the sneaker integrates recycled materials and PFC-free water resistance.

More editor-approved sneakers

Zoom Vomero 5



Buy at Nike




Buy at END.




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  • Curated by:Sam Cole
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