Air Jordan 5 Anthracite
It’s a new month with a new slate of releases. This week AMBUSH is unloading collaborations with Nike and Converse, Jordan Brand is adding a new colorway to its Jordan 5 and Jordan 12 catalog, and Reebok is focusing on sustainability in a new collaboration with Story MFG. Find out what other releases caught our attention in The Drop List.
Jordan Brand is back this week to deliver MJ’s fifth signature shoe in a fresh colorway with the Air Jordan 5 Anthracite. The Anthracite offers all of the key design attributes one would look for in a Jordan 5, but this time with a twist.
Decorated in a Wolf Grey, Anthracite, and black color scheme, the Jordan 5 Anthracite is a collage of materials. A mix of black textile and suede form the upper, in addition to a netted translucent quarter panel that is prominent in most Jordan 5 designs. Instead of a traditional reflective tongue, the tongue is constructed of a shimmering black textile. The reflective qualities are now located on the design’s netted quarter panel and lower tongue. A Jumpman insignia and the number “23” are embroidered on the heel. Black and silver midsoles with “icy” translucent outsoles complete this design.
The Jordan 5 Anthracite releases this Saturday, February 6th for $190 on the SNKRS app and at select retailers.
Jordan 12 Low SE Super Bowl LV
In anticipation of Super Bowl LV, Jordan is channeling Flu Game vibes with the Jordan 12 Low Black and Metallic Gold. This marks the second time that Jumpman has dedicated a Jordan Retro to the NFL’s biggest stage, the first being a Jordan 10.
The black and red upper of the Jordan 12 Low Super Bowl directly resembles the original Jordan 12 Flu Game, with slight differences in its fabrication. Instead of black tumbled leather, this Jordan 12 Low is constructed of a woven textile. Confetti-themed print on the interior represents celebratory post-game traditions when a new NFL champion is crowned. Tampa Bay’s “813” area code is placed on the inside of the heel tab as an ode to this year’s host city. A black and red sole with carbon fiber detailing on the shoe’s arch wrap up this modified classic.
The Jordan 12 Low Black and Metallic Gold releases this Saturday, February 6th for $190 on the SNKRS app and at select stockists.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Experimental Racer Pink
Nike pays homage to its own sports research lab in its newest Air Force 1 design. The Nike Air Force 1 Low Experimental Racer Pink is inspired by the oxygen masks worn by Nike athletes who test new performance products.
The Racer Pink upper displays a brand new vacuum-sealed treatment that preserves freshness. A neon patch reading, “This Label Is Your Guarantee Of Quality” is located on the heel, serving as a stamp of approval from the Swoosh. Foam is exposed on the edges of the tongue like vintage Nike designs. Dual pull tabs on the tongue and heel, an elastic drawcord with a clear lace lock on the tongue, and gum soles wrap up this unique design.
The Nike Air Force 1 Low Experimental Racer Pink drops this Saturday, February 6th for $130 on the SNKRS app and at select stockists.
Nike Dunk High AMBUSH Active Fuchsia
After a preview almost one year ago at New York Fashion Week, Tokyo fashion label AMBUSH and Nike are teaming up once again to deliver a new colorway with the Nike Dunk High Ambush this time in Active Fuchsia. The collaboration nods to the culture surrounding transportation in Japan, which explains the re-imagined proportions on the silhouette that almost make it look aerodynamic.
The Nike Dunk High Ambush Fuchsia arrives with an Active Fuschia leather upper and an exaggerated Swoosh that protrudes the heel. Aside from the re-imagined Swoosh, other features differentiate this design from traditional Nike Dunks like a raised heel counter with significant separation on the back of the shoe, revealing a larger amount of Active Fuschia leather paneling, and an extended plastic unit donning Ambush branding encapsulates the heel. An exposed foam tongue, Active Fuchsia sole, and co-branded tongue tag add the finishing touches to the avant-garde design.
The Nike Dunk High Ambush Fuchsia drops this Thursday, February 4th for $180 on the SNKRS app and at select retailers.
Converse X AMBUSH Duck Boot and Chuck Taylor
One collaboration this week isn’t enough for AMBUSH. On top of releasing a new Nike Dunk High, AMBUSH is launching two new designs in partnership with Converse.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Duck Boot AMBUSH is a fresh take on a 110-year-old wading boot. Its high-cut silhouette, rubberized mud and toe guards, and ghillie lace system are prime for the elements and embody the characteristics of a true fishing essential. The Duck Boot arrives in Triple Black and Blithe Blue palettes, each colorway monotone from the upper to the thick, lugged sole.
The Converse Chuck Taylor AMBUSH Fur takes a glamorous route with its look. Inspired by fur coats of the 90s, the upper and tongue on the Chuck Taylor are completely smothered in either navy blue or black shaggy fur. A co-branded heel label, woven heel tab, and medial All-Star patch add the finishing touches to this furry creation.
The Converse x AMBUSH collection drops this Thursday, February 4th with prices ranging from $140 to $160 on the SNKRS app and at select retailers.
Reebok X Story MFG Club C 85 and Beatnik
UK-based label Story MFG is joining forces with Reebok to release two new designs aimed at sustainability. The collaboration pays tribute to outdoor touring and instills that energy into both Club C 85 and Beatnik silhouettes.
The upper of the Reebok Club C 85 Story MFG is composed of an undyed, woven linen in traditional Club C construction. Very few tweaks have been made to the design in order to retain the natural feeling of the silhouette. The only real outliers in the design come in the form of Story MFG’s branding on the tongue and a peace sign embroidery on the lateral side. The Beatnik takes a more voluminous form as it resembles puffed-up quilting that one might take on a camping trip. An undyed, woven linen comprises the upper of Beatnik as well, along with an embroidered peace sign insignia on the lateral side. Adjustable straps around the heel complete the design.
The Reebok x Story MFG collection will be available this Saturday, February 6th with prices ranging from $120 to $130 on Reebok.com.