Welcome to the end of April. It has been a slow end to the month for sneaker releases, so here are the final few before we hit May. Nike has been up to its old tricks moving a lot of release dates around, so be sure to keep an eye out. They have even begun sending shoes to retailers without notice. With Nike being so unpredictable, they are
Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 - $175
Supreme is back at it again with another big Nike release. The streetwear king dropped a bomb on us last year when they release their collaboration with the Jordan V model and now its the Air Max 98 in 4 different colorways. They will release at 11am on Supreme's website at 11:00 AM and will sell out by the time the clock strikes 11:01. There are rumors that a release on Nike.com will occur later in the week, but nothing is confirmed. If you're an Air Max fan, good luck trying to grab a pair.
Nike Kobe XI "Draft Day" - $160
Just because Kobe has played his last game does not mean Nike is going to stop producing his signature shoes. In what seems to be an annual "you goofed" reminder, Nike has decided to release the Kobe model with the colors of the team that originally drafted him, the Charlotte Hornets. The Kobe 11 has been hit or miss in terms of popularity, but this pair will probably not be in high demand. Look for them to release at most major retailers and online at Nike.com
Air Jordan 1 "Light Crimson" - $160
Way back in 1986, Michael Jordan appeared on the David Letterman show (picture to follow) to help promote his new sneakers, the Jordan 1. Fast forward 30 years and it seems funny to think that Jordan did any promotional interviews to discuss his sneakers. With this release, Nike is honoring that wonderful 80's windbreaker that MJ wore during his appearance. Look for these to be sold at most major retailers and on Nike.com. They probably won't last long.
Air Jordan X Retro "New York City" - $190
Originally released in late 2011 into 2012, the "City Pack" of Jordan Xs has returned with a twist. New York, Seattle, Orlando, Sacramento and Charlotte came in the first group, and this time around Nike went big. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Charlotte will represent the USA, and Rio, Paris, London and Shanghai fill out the global roster. More details for other cities will arise as release dates are announced, but be sure to be on Nike.com for this release Saturday morning.
April was sort of "in like a lion, out like a lamb", but every month can't be filled with hot releases each weekend. Every once in a while, it is kind of nice to be able to sleep in on a Saturday and not worry about how fast your internet responds. Be sure to check back next month to cover May's big releases.