On this segment of JustFreshKicks: Top 5 Sneakers that Didn’t Sell Out, we explore the top releases that released during August 2019 and that are still available now. We’ll be going over each sneaker release as well as why we chose them to help you find some gems or just shed some light on silhouettes that went overlooked. Continue reading below to view our picks and be sure to check out our July selections here.
NIKE AIR MAX 90 “VIOTECH” OG
Originally released as a colorway on an 2002 Dunk, the nostalgia that the “Viotech” colorway brings back is a win just by itself. Not to mention that the Air Max 90 houses the colorways incredibly. The mix of red, purple, blue and pale vanilla just looks great. As it released in the later part of August, it’s a great shoe to start Fall with due to the look and the way the colors blend together. The Air Max 90’s retail price is also on the lower end so $140 is not a bad price at all for the many looks you’ll be able to pull off thanks to the variety of colors that the shoe features. These will likely not be in stock for long so do not sleep on the popular colorway on the versatile and trendy Air Max 90.
ADIDAS OZWEEGO “HI-RES CORAL”
Incorporating aesthetics from early ’90’s fashion, the Ozweego offers a fresh new take on a classic look. My pick for this month shows that affordable (and good looking) shoes can still be found without having to break your pocket. While I personally don’t like bright shoes, an exception had to be made for this model as it look so good on foot. The Coral color scheme isn’t too loud nor is it too bland, it sits at an in-between and allows the wearer to stand out while not calling out for attention. In addition to the colorway, the silhouette is Yeezy-like in its make up; it is clearly inspired by the aforementioned model and could have been easily included in the Yeezy lineup. While my pick singles out the Coral option, a full range of colors are available each better than the last. A must cop for any fan of the dad-shoe movement and comfort in general.
NIKE REACT ELEMENT 55 “SCRIPT SWOOSH”
Nike is celebrating the evolution of the swoosh with a bang, introducing three different packs with distinct themes. Part of the “Script Swoosh” Pack, this Nike React Element 55 is covered in a sleek black and red color scheme. On top of the classic colorway, what’s cool about the shoes is they feature Carolyn Davidson’s original Nike Swoosh, which was drafted back in 1971 by the graphic design student. You can still pick up a pair directly from Footlocker for a price of $130.
STRANGER THINGS X NIKE CORTEZ “UPSIDE DOWN”
Nike’s third installment of their collaboration with Netflix’ Stranger Things, the “Upside Down” pack was a smash hit among sneakerheads and fans alike. However, much like the previous drops, the Cortez silhouette continues to sit on shelves for no apparent reason. Pairs are still widely available, and even for non-fans of the series, the customization element on these is something only previously seen on extremely limited releases. Worth checking out without question in my opinion. Head over to The Darkside Initiative to grab your pair for $120.
AIR JORDAN 4 RETRO “COOL GREY”
Originally released back in 2004, the Cool Grey Air Jordan 4 dropped in early April to celebrate for the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 4 silhouette. Black accents are seen on the heel tab, lining, lace cages, and on the midsole surrounding a fully Cool Grey colored Nubuck upper. Other features include “Flight” branding on the tongue and a chrome Jumpman logo on the heel. To finish off the look the shoe sits atop a clean white outsole. Although many sites sold out of this model you can grab a pair now on Shiekh for $190.