On this segment of JustFreshKicks: Top 5 Sneakers that Didn’t Sell Out, we explore the top releases that released during July 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 June selections here.
ADIDAS ZX TORSION “BRIGHT CYAN”
adidas continues to innovate by getting inspiration from the past. The adidas ZX Torsion, first unveiled last month and released this month, is a new model that combines BOOST technology with a classic. The first colorway is a bold one- a summer ready bright cyan fills the upper along with a contrasting darker shade of blue. Completing the sneaker is hints of linen green, bright orange and beige. If you can pull them off, sizes 5-14 are still available straight from adidas.
NIKE CORTEZ “SHOE DOG” PACK
Perhaps one of the most slept on releases in recent times, the Nike Shoe Dog Pack presents an iconic silhouette with a historic motif as each shoe represents a different moment in time for Nike. All three models are present with a what-could-have-been logo across its lateral sides, paying homage to their roots. Featuring logos that were once consider to be the face of Nike, the Shoe Dog Pack hits all the right notes in all the right places; Classic models, a brilliant story behind each one, and a different take on the Nike Swoosh makes for a great cop on any ‘true’ sneakerheads list. While the price is slightly higher than other Cortez models, its definitely worth the buy considering the fact that Nike may never release an alternate logo ever again. Available to purchase directly from Nike, the Shoe Dog Pack is a must on any fan of the Nike brand and history.
PHARRELL ADIDAS SOLAR HU “GREYSCALE” PACK
The adidas Solar Hu Glide is one of the most comfortable boost filled sneakers available. When Pharrell jumped on the silhouette, I knew that he would combine the great feel with a great look. Although the drop did not sell out, don’t let the way they performed deter you away from purchasing. The pack also features some of the most versatile colorways in the game. You can’t beat an all-over sneaker and when you have the four most primary colors when it comes to clothing available, you are capable of pairing them with any fit and looking great while doing it. The retail price is also a big bonus as it calls for a $160 price tag, which for what you get, that’s a steal.
NIKE AIR MAX 270 REACT
The Nike Air Max 270 React is a damn good shoe. Combining two of the Swoosh’s most famous underfoot cushioning materials, the result is a lightweight and versatile silhouette that looks as good at the beach as it does with a pair of jeans. Plus, Nike has already released a special member’s exclusive colorway via their app, which rebuilds the 270 React, dropping the soft and adaptive textiles for the same system of clear ripstop and heat-applied overlays that we first saw on the Element React 87. The Air Max 270 React is now available directly from Nike in a variety of colorways.
AIR JORDAN 3 TINKER “BLACK/CEMENT
As a fan of the Air Jordan 3 silhouette, I may be biased but this Black/Cement iteration by Tinker Hatfield is one that caught my eye. The shoe features a premium black suede and leather upper with cement grey accenting seen throughout on the swooshes and tongue. Black “Nike Air” branding on the heel tabs are also seen. To finish off the look, this Air Jordan 3 sits atop a white midsole and cement grey rubber outsole. You can cop a pair now at Finish Line for $200.