Sneaker Summary 10.29.18

  • Nike M2K Tekno “Pure Platinum”


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The M2K Tekno is Nike’s modernized take on the OG “dad shoe,” the Nike Air Monarch. Nike originally released the M2K Tekno when the wave of clunky shoes was gaining momentum. I haven’t found a chunky, popular shoe I’d consider buying and this is no exception. For some reason, shoes like the Balenciaga Triple S, Yeezy 700 and Versace Chain Reaction are hot right now. The ugly shoes trend is one I can’t stand behind. But if you’re a fan, consider the affordable M2K Tekno. Nike is starting to release diverse colorways of the shoe, such as this “Pure Platinum” that sports orange, black and volt accents. The shoe releases Tuesday, Oct. 30, for $110.

  • Puma Clyde Court Disrupt “X-Ray”


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Puma has made a comeback to the hardwood by reviving its basketball division this season. Over the summer, the brand inked several rookies selected in the lottery of the 2018 NBA Draft: No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton, No. 2 pick Marvin Bagley III, No. 9 Kevin Knox and No. 14 Michael Porter Jr. Puma also added notable names like Golden State Warriors star center DeMarcus Cousins, San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay, Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier and Toronto Raptors shooting guard Danny Green. Puma’s comeback was impressive and unexpected, as the original colorway of the Clyde Court Disrupt was restocked after selling out soon after its Sept. 21 release. Despite its rise to relevance, I’m still not a huge fan of the shoe overall. This “X-Ray” colorway, however, is pretty cool. The black shoe with orange laces and foot x-ray should make it a hot item on its Tuesday, Oct. 30 release.

  • Nike Air Force 1 Low “Skeleton”


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Staying on the Halloween theme, Nike is going a similar route as Puma with this “Skeleton” take on the classic Air Force 1 silhouette. The white, leather AF1 base dons the side angle of a foot that looks like it has been painted on the shoe, which is a cool look. It also features a translucent glow-in-the-dark outsole to top off the Halloween likeness. I personally wouldn’t buy this shoe, but I think it’s a cool idea and would be the cherry on top if someone were to wear these with a skeleton Halloween costume. This AF1 comes out on Halloween for $100.

  • Adidas Yung 1 “Alpine”

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The clunky Yung 1 is one of Adidas more popular shoes right now. Part of this is because that’s the type of shoe that is currently on fire; but Adidas also collaborated with TV show “Dragon Ball Z” to release two sneakers at the end of September, with one of them being the “Freiza” Yung 1. That collaboration brought back some childhood memories, but I was disappointed with the shoes Adidas chose. If the brand would have chosen the NMD or Ultra Boost for the collaboration, that would have drawn me in. The “Alpine” is a neat colorway of the Yung 1. It’s hard to make white, gray and blue ugly, but I’m just not feeling this silhouette. If you are, however, the “Alpine” Yung 1 drops Thursday, Nov. 1 for $130.

  • Nike Kobe AD “Pink”


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Kobe Bryant has an incredible line of basketball shoes. I could write a 3,000 word blog post talking about some of my favorite Kobes over the years. The Kobe AD has been one of my favorite basketball sneakers over the last couple years. I own a pair of the AD Mid in the “Baseline” colorway, which is a great shoe to hoop in or wear with joggers or basketball shorts. This will be the fourth rendition of the AD. It features a soft pink upper with touches of darker pink in the laces, and royal blue and black accents. This is a nice shoe. The soft pink is close enough to white that it isn’t too loud, while the black and blue accents are a nice color contrast to the upper and laces. If I were to buy any of the shoes coming out this week, it would be this one. It releases Thursday, Nov. 1 for $140.

Author: thrillswithjmills

Food lover located in Fargo, N.D. Chicken strip aficionado; blogger; aspiring TikTok superstar.

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