PD Weekly Preview: October 27
We’ve got a light release calendar following last week’s drop-a-day schedule. The big day is definitely Saturday with three solid drops. Thursday should be another good day for Sup fans with the Supreme®/The North Face® FW19 expedition collection launching.
Version 3.7 of Project Destroyer shipped last Wednesday. Notable feature updates include: Footsite task handling (400-1000 tasks now supported, depending upon machine capabilities), major upgrades to Akamai solving, Shopify optimization, & Cookie Jar tweaks. Our dev team has analyzed success & overall performance on last week’s drops, & applied those findings to our current version, 3.7.7.
Kicking off the week is the second half of New York-based Cactus Plant Flea Market’s collaboration with Nike – the apparel collection. The capsule drops Monday morning & features a range of pieces drawing inspiration from Nike’s history filtered through CPFM’s crazy vision, all presented with a vintage school yearbook vibe. The heroes of the collab are an anorak & hockey jersey.
So far, there are no notable drops scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday. On Thursday, we have a pair of spooky drops – the Halloween-themed Night Of Mischief Dunk Low & the Shibuya Halloween Air Force 1 Low.
Now for the big one, Supreme®/The North Face®. Supreme has teamed up once again with TNF for Fall 2019. The collection dropping Thursday is built around a Statue of Liberty graphic. Leading the capsule is a Lady Liberty Baltoro Jacket, along with a Mountain Jacket, Hooded Sweatshirt, T-Shirt and a Waterproof Backpack. As with most SUP x TNF drops, expect this one to sell out quick & bring solid returns. Stay tuned for the drop guide & don’t forget in-store signups for on Tuesday!
Rolling into the weekend, we have another Nice Kicks + adidas Consortium partnership. This time, teaming up on an Ultra Boost marking Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary. The limited UB features a classic tie-dye printed upper, a translucent cage + heel counter, white Boost midsole, gum outsole, & finished off with co-branded tongues + insoles.
The Shibuya ward of Tokyo is holy ground in sneaker culture. Nike is paying tribute with a trio of AF1s. The initial release is the “Halloween” pair dropping Thursday. The remaining two launch Friday — a white/green/red colorway a black/purple/red makeup. Each pair nods to the colors of the eight different train lines that run into and out of Shibuya Station. The thread connecting all three is the embroidered skyline graphic on the heel, with an overlaid “SBY” + embroidered Swoosh.
Wrapping up Friday is Nike’s salute to the City of Angels, the vibrant Air Force 1 What The LA. Just as we saw with it’s East Coast counterpart, the standard What The color blocking features colors that nod to the city’s teams. The materials are a mix of leather & suede, baseball-style stitching on the left shoe, basketball-textured leather on the medial Swoosh of the right shoe, then finished with speckled midsoles and translucent outsoles.
All right, another heavy Saturday ahead. First we have the most saturated color yet on a Yeezy 500, a release dubbed Soft Vision. While similar to the iconic Blush colorway, this makeup sports a true hue rather than a tinted earth tone. Though the color is a fresh take, the materials follow the standard 500: suede, mesh, reflective piping & some sparsely placed smooth leather. The upper is set off with a striking gum rubber outsole.
Saturday the Fearless AJ1 collection continues. This drop features a patent leather upper that mashes up MJ’s teams with UNC & Chicago colorways. True to the OG moniker, the tongue sports Nike Air branding on a black base. The insoles recite one of Michael Jordan’s most famous quotes: “Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion”. We’ll have a detailed drop guide out this week. Don’t sleep on this drop!
Wrapping up the week is another iteration of the Nike Air Fear of God 1. Lorenzo has pulled back from the bold Amarillo colorway & returned to the muted tones of the initial drops. This time we get a neutral suede + mesh upper, finished with an ivory sole & icy blue Air unit. Retail on the Oatmeal Air Fear of God 1 is once again $350.