On this segment of JustFreshKicks: Top 5 Sneakers that Didn’t Sell Out, we explore the top releases that released during September 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 August selections here.
ADIDAS YEEZY POWERPHASE SUEDE
Although not flashy or all that hyped anymore, the adidas Yeezy Powerphase is still a sneaker you cannot go wrong with. The classic silhouette can adapt to any outfit or activity you plan to pair it with and this time around Ye has swapped out the leather that is normally used and added in a fresh suede makeover. Arriving in three different colors, all will look great this Fall and Winter season. Also new this time around, the shoes will arrive in the conventional brown Yeezy box, a nice added feature that brings a little more of an incentive to buy. All three retail for $120 and can be bought via Yeezy Supply which grants free shipping on all US orders. All three are available in multiple sizes so cop while you can as they won’t be available for long.
PHARRELL X ADIDAS SOLAR HU GLIDE PRD
After releasing a more monotone pack over the summer, Pharrell and adidas came back strong with their new Human Race PRD collection. Titled “Now Is Her Time,” the collection celebrates the empowerment of women worldwide, and also serves as a call to action for the 21st century. The four colorful and eye-catching sneakers come in red, yellow, blue and purple, and you can still purchase a pair for $160 direct from adidas US.
JOHN ELLIOTT X NIKE LEBRON ICON “SUMMIT WHITE”
John Elliott and LeBron James finally released the latest colorways of their collaborative Nike LeBron Icon silhouette, with plenty to go around for everyone. My personal favorite is the Sail/Summit White colorway, which pairs well with plain white or black socks if you want to dress it up or mix it up with something more colorful that will stand out through the clear upper. Either way, the shoe is sleek on foot, perfectly toeing the line between fashion and sports. Head over to The Darkside Initiative for a nice selection of sizes.
PHARELL X ADIDAS NMD HU “CREAM”
Pharell’s partnership with adidas has produced some of the most sought after models in recent times. Since its introduction, the NMD has seen countless iterations and colorways across multiple designs. Now, what was once an instant sellout has become yet another shoe that sits on shelves–whether that’s a good or bad thing is up for debate. With a classic white/gum color scheme, the NMD is a must cop on my list due to its beautiful and simple makeup. Regardless of the hype that once surrounded the silhouette, the “cream” iteration is one of the most subtle and captivating NMD’s in recent times. Although the retail price might be a little on the steep side, the design and comfort will pay for itself. The pair is now available to purchase through Footlocker in a full size run.
NIKE AIR MAX 90 “NEW SPECIES”
Featuring textured scale print, Nike has unveiled a new premium edition Air Max 90 silhouette dubbed the “New Species.” The shoe, which dropped last weekend, is dressed in a Pure Platinum upper with a combination of suede and nubuck. Electric Green is seen on the Swoosh logo and translucent outsole, as well as Bio Beige accents seen around the shoe liner and top lace tab. Although sizes are selling out on most sites, you can still grab a pair on either Sneakersnstuff or Footdistrict.