Nike’s Beloved Air Max 97 “Silver Bullet” Makes Its Return in This Week’s Best Footwear Drops

The second week of November is underway, and there are important US events going down such as the Midterm Elections today as well as the Veterans Day holiday that’s set to be commemorated later this week. And in the midst of these festivities, your favorite sneaker brands such as Nike, adidas, Converse and more have lined up a handsome batch of new launches for you to jazz up your fall and winter rotations. Before we take a look at this week’s top 10 drops, let’s first catch you up on the action from last week.

Hypebeast’s weekly footwear-focused sneaker series Sole Mates expanded with another featured guest in Tommy Bogo who enlightened us with the backstory and design process behind creating his Saucony “The Butterfly” collaboration. On the news front, Nike made a noticeable amount of noise as it unveiled another Tom Sachs x Nike General Purpose Shoe colorway, suspended its partnership with Kyrie Irving and announced its next collaborative release alongside luxury label Jacquemus. Jordan Brand made some big-time headlines as well as it officially welcomed Euphoria‘s Javon Walton into the family as its youngest member ever, revealed its A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 4 and a Lakers-inspired Air Jordan 1 High FlyEase colorway.

The Three Stripes crew stirred up some excitement as Pharrell subtly teased a potential Humanrace Samba collaboration, it announced a collaboration with Disney that entailed dropping the original Mighty Ducks Jerseys from the 1992 film. Additionally, an upcoming adidas clog model was previewed and more Balenciaga x adidas styles dropped via CONFIRMED by surprise.

Other brands that sparked buzz include Maybe Tomorrow and Saucony which announced a two-pronged sneaker capsule, WTAPS and Vault by Vans which showed off their 15th collaborative effort and Converse which launched its latest team-up with Stüssy.

Now that you’re all updated with the latest in kicks, scroll below to check out this week’s best footwear releases. When you’re done there, be sure to peep our HBX online store to shop for more footwear styles. And finally, don’t forget to hit the polls and vote today!

Zion Williamson x Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Voodoo”

Release Date: November 8
Release Price: $170 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Zion Williamson has been balling out this season and averaging 22.7 points per game. And in the middle of a jam-packed schedule this week against the Bulls, Trail Blazers and Rockets, the athletic forward is bringing our attention to his sneaker collaborations as his Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Voodoo” is finally launching. The kicks are engineered with a mixture of canvas, hemp and suede materials and feature exposed stitchings, funky skull patches, cross stitchings on the toe boxes and reversed Swooshes and wings logos to impersonate the spine-chilling characteristics that are found on a voodoo doll.

LeBron James x Nike Dunk Low “Fruity PEBBLES”

Release Date: November 8
Release Price: $120 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS and The Darkside Initiative
Why You Should Cop: LeBron James and Fruity PEBBLES are no strangers to collaborative efforts. The sugary cereal has appeared on an array of The King’s hoop signatures such as the LeBron 15, LeBron 19 Low and LeBron 4, and now the Flintstones-inspired product is navigating its way into the lifestyle category to outfit this special Dunk Low colorway. Actual cereal graphics appear on the laces and insoles while the Fruity PEBBLES logo lands on the tongues and James’ crown logo adorns the rear.

Trophy Room x Air Jordan 7 “New Sheriff in Town”

Release Date: November 9
Release Price: $225 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: The 1992 Team USA “Dream Team” was one of, if not the most iconic basketball squads ever assembled as it featured the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone and others. And to honor his dad’s dominance in this Barcelona Olympics circuit, Marcus Jordan crafted a special Trophy Room x Air Jordan 7 “New Sheriff in Town” collaboration. The kicks’ patriotic arrangement nods to the American flag, while metallic gold finishes apply to the Jumpman logos, the heel’s Trophy Room logos and Jordan’s #9 Team USA jersey number. Additionally, the heel tabs arrive in multi-colored fashion to channel the Olympic rings logo.

Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex Clog “Sasquatch”

Release Date: November 10
Release Price: $85 USD
Where to Buy: Spunge
Why You Should Cop: Salehe Bembury continues to be a force in the footwear industry as he applies his unique design perspective to various brands and silhouettes. His partnership with Crocs is arguably his most popular, and this week he’s debuting another Pollex Clog colorway: the “Sasquatch.” Designed with the funky, fingerprint-inspired concaves from top to bottom, the latest installment is fitted in all-black, making this his darkest Crocs variation to-date.

Nike Air Max 97 “Silver Bullet”

Release Date: November 8
Release Price: $185 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS and 43einhalb
Why You Should Cop: Nike Sportswear has an extensive catalog of classic sneaker offerings, one being the Air Max 97 “Silver Bullet.” Last seen in 2017, the popular colorway is set to make its return to the market, and for good reason given that 2022 marks the Christian Tresser-designed model’s 25th anniversary. All of its OG design cues from the metallic uppers to the mini red Swooshes to its solid black trim are being revived.

adidas Crazy 1 “Lakers Home”

Release Date: November 11 (EU release)
Release Price: $140 USD
Where to Buy: Asphalt Gold
Why You Should Cop: Following the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, adidas elected to pay homage to his iconic NBA career by bringing back his first signature: the adidas Crazy 1. Having already been released in retro “Sunshine” and “Stormtrooper” colorways, the hoops proposition is being thrusted back into the spotlight in a “Lakers Home” palette for the first time since 2006. A majority of the kicks are styled in white but feature “Bold Gold” and “Court Purple” trimming to match the team’s alternate threads.

Concepts x Converse Chuck 70 Hi “Almas”

Release Date: November 11
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Concepts
Why You Should Cop: Excitement is starting to brew over Concepts’ forthcoming “Orange Lobster” Dunk collaboration with Nike SB, but before it brings that to the market the Boston retailer and streetwear brand has brought light to a new project with Converse. The two-piece collection focuses on the Chuck 70 Hi’s classic black and white colorways, but both feature Concepts’ signature “Almas” pattern that adorns the midsoles and the heel stripes for some playful flair.

Palace x adidas Y-3 YUUTO

Release Date: November 11
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: CONFIRMED
Why You Should Cop: In honor of adidas Y-3’s 20th anniversary, the brand has continued its celebration by calling on Palace for a three-way collaboration. Included in the collection is a trio of Y-3 YUUTO colorways. There are tonal black and green installments as well as an off-white variant. The latter is the headlining iteration as it is emblazoned with a red and green rose at the forefoot, the same graphic that one can find on many of Y-3’s archival items.

Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 1 Low/Air Jordan 12

Release Date: November 12
Release Price: $130-200 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Golf’s fashion scene has seen a huge surge in popularity thanks to a variety of streetwear brands that have entered the space. One is Eastside Golf — which has captured the attention of many for its Jordan brand collaborations. And this week, it’s extending its catalog with an Air Jordan 12 and Air Jordan 1 Low makeups. The capsule nods to Olajuwon Ajanaku and Earl A. Cooper, both African-American professional golfers who met while attending HBCU Morehouse College. Each comes designed with Eastside Golf hangtags, gilded lace tips and special shoe boxes.

Notre x Converse Chuck 70 Hi/One Star

Release Date: November 12
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Notre
Why You Should Cop: Shortly after introducing its latest capsule with streetwear stalwart Stüssy, Converse is already getting back into the collaborative ring to debut a new assemblage with Notre. The Chicago-based streetwear retailer and brand lends its touch to the One Star and Chuck 70 Hi. The former sees a cleaner ensemble with crisp white uppers and gray protective mudguards while the latter is done up with patchwork base layers, wrap-around laces and co-branded heel plates.

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