Neckface’s Nike SB Dunk Low Lights Up This Week’s Best Footwear Drops

Halloween week is upon us, resulting in an exciting list of holiday-themed releases that are about to hit shelves. Fresh kicks from the likes of Nike, Jordan Brand, Reebok and more arrive as the best options for this week. However, let’s first dive into this week’s key sneaker headlines.

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For adidas, the main news was a bombshell announcement — namely that the brand’s partnership with Ye had been terminated, effective immediately. It’s hard to compete with news that seismic, but the Three Stripes also tapped The Simpsons for a Superstar colorway that sees Marge Simpson’s hair covering its upper. Looking to the archives, the late Kobe Bryant’s adidas Crazy 1 “Sunshine” saw a restock.

Pivoting to the latest news from Nike, the Hypebeast team dove into HUF’s collaborative Nike SB Dunk Low collection with a comprehensive breakdown of the release and an interview with the HUF team. In continuation of the Dunk news, the Dunk Low “Kentucky” and “Syracuse” are landing on shelves once again. Social Status has also announced the release of its second Nike Air Max Penny 2 “Playground” colorway as well. As for Jordan Brand, official images of 2023’s Air Jordan 1 High ‘85 “Black/White” surfaced alongside Air Jordan 9 “Fire Red” images. First looks at Air Jordan 2 and Air Jordan 2 Low “Craft” colorways appeared while an unreleased Air Jordan 7 inspired by Ken Griffey Jr. popped up as well.

New Balance opted to make lots of noise this week as well with a first look at its next collaboration with JJJJound, the launch of eYe Junya Watanabe MAN’s 574 colorways and release information regarding Joe Freshgoods’ “Performance Art” capsule. Additional headlines included Supreme and Vans presenting a checkered Old Skool collection featuring Swarovski crystals, One Piece x Vans receiving a release date and TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist. connecting with Suicoke for two more eccentric styles that feature a Vibram FiveFinger sole unit.

With the latest headlines covered, let’s dive into this week’s key drops. After that, don’t forget to check out HBX for more footwear options.

KAWS x The North Face ThermoBall™ Traction V Mules

Release Date: October 25
Release Price: $135 USD
Where to Buy: The North Face
Why You Should Cop: American artist KAWS has made noise in the worlds of footwear and fashion for decades now. As a result, there’s plenty of options to rep the designer’s work, however, joining The North Face, the duo has taken things to the next level. The sequel to February’s initial collaboration, the classic ThermoBall™ Traction V Mules now get the “KAWS XX” treatment in an assortment of colorways. Gear up for the cold weather with faux-fur lining and quilted padding.

Neckface x Nike SB Dunk Low

Release Date: October 27
Release Price: $150 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Neckface and Nike go way back as the graffiti artist and his enigmatic style fit in with the rebellious attitude of the Nike SB team perfectly. Reconnecting on the SB Dunk Low, Neckface and Nike have prepared the sneaker with a look that is sure to catch eyes with various characters and designs scattered throughout each shoe. Inclusions such as the lateral of the right shoe’s bat fit in with Halloween while the overall look screams grunge.

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Starfish”

Release Date: October 27
Release Price: $180 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Jordan Brand is not holding back when it comes to its women’s offerings. For those able to grab their size, the “Starfish” colorway features an orange and brown combination that complements fall wardrobes. In addition, it serves as yet another “Shattered Backboard” series alternative.

New Balance MADE in USA Collection Two

Release Date: October 27
Release Price: $190 USD to $200 USD
Where to Buy: New Balance
Why You Should Cop: New Balance and Teddy Santis continue to tastefully assemble fresh new looks. Now, diving head first into fall, the two have leveraged seasonal colors to craft a palette for the New Balance 990v1, 990v2 and 990v3. Fans of the color scheme can choose their favorite silhouette of the three and have a go-to sneaker that will be perfect all season long. Complementary apparel options further back this release as one worth considering.

Nike Dunk Low & Air Force 1 Mid “Halloween”

Release Date: October 27
Release Price: $120 USD to $150 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Each year, Nike presents several looks that are designed for Halloween. Once again, the Swoosh has looked to the Dunk Low while also featuring the Air Force 1 Mid for 2022. Both colorways utilize a shadow effect with its Swooshes and heel branding while also carrying reflectivity on each upper that is perfect for exploring at night. Looking at the Dunk Low specifically, its outsole favors a ghoulish green that completes the thematic colorway.

Maharishi x Reebok LT Court Hemp

Release Date: October 28
Release Price: $120 USD
Where to Buy: Maharishi
Why You Should Cop: Fall is the perfect time to rock earth tones, as the leaves hit the ground, stomping through them with complementary colors is always satisfying. Tapping into this, London-based brand Maharishi has teamed up with Reebok once again, this time favoring the LT Court with a hemp construction. Utilizing Maharishi’s affinity for militaristic styling, the duo has put together a durable look that is sure to support plenty of outfits this season.

Air Jordan 4 “Midnight Navy”

Release Date: October 29
Release Price: $210 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: The Air Jordan 4 has quietly shined all year long. With the “Midnight Navy” colorway on the way, yet another cleanly constructed pair is hitting shelves. Fans of the classic “White Cement” colorway may note its similarities, utilizing navy blue accents rather than black ones this time around. Jordan Brand looks to have cooked up a staple that we may see return in the years to come.

Street Fighter x Reebok Instapump Fury & Shaq Attaq

Release Date: October 29
Release Price: $180 USD
Where to Buy: Reebok
Why You Should Cop: The fighting game community has been treated to a special year of releases with collaborations ranging from an EVO Moment #37-inspired Nike Air Force 1 Low to Tekken graphics in Yohji Yamamoto x Supreme. Continuing these leveled up looks, Street Fighter has connected with Reebok on the Instapump Fury & Shaq Attaq. Both carry thematic callouts, including unique sockliners, with the Instapump Fury referencing the character Zangief with its color palette and detailing.

Craig Green x adidas CG SCUBA STAN

Release Date: October 31
Release Price: $250 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: Craig Green continues to push the boundaries of fashion with his otherworldly collections that feature unique geometry and linework throughout. In the past few years, the British designer has brought new life to adidas with fresh silhouettes and remakes. In continuation of this effort, Green combines his adidas CG SCUBA PHORMAR with the iconic Stan Smith to create the CG SCUBA STAN. The result is a familiar upper surrounded by notes from Green’s design language that land on a trio of clean colorways.

Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex Clog “Kuwata”

Release Date: October 31
Release Price: $85 USD
Where to Buy: Crocs
Why You Should Cop: The initial launch of the Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex Clog “Kuwata” came and went in the blink of an eye. Now, Crocs is offering a second chance at grabbing a pair with its own raffle. Opening October 27, fans of this cherry blossom-inspired pair have another shot at copping. For those on the fence, its detailing remains on point with co-branding and complementary salmon shades throughout.

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