AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High "Flash Lime" Lights Up This Week's Best Footwear Drops

As a sweltering July rolls towards its sweaty end, the world’s biggest footwear brands are making sure the heat keeps on coming. Over the next seven days, we’ll see choice releases from

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Release Date: July 27
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Converse
Why You Should Cop: Rick Owens loves to “distort the ubiquitous” (his own words) and he’s done just that on the Rick Owens DRKSHDW x Converse TURBODRK Chuck 70. Using blocky toe molds and enormous high-top cuts, Owens’ Hi and Ox duo of Chuck 70s supply avant-garde takes on one of the most seminal sneakers of all time.

UNDERCOVER x Nike Dunk High 1985 “Gym Red”

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Release Date: July 28
Release Price: $150 USD
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: UNDERCOVER and Nike’s Dunk High 1985 is a key product from their “Undercover Basketball Association” collection. Boasting a varsity-inspired “Gym Red” and black color scheme and even a cut that’s 1:1 to Dunks from 1985, the “Gym Red” is a detailed salute to the onetime basketball shoe’s evolution.

Jaden Smith x New Balance Vision Racer “Trippy Summer” Pack

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New Balance

Release Date: July 28
Release Price: $150 USD
Where to Buy: New Balance and HBX
Why You Should Cop: Jaden Smith and New Balance’s Vision Racer is definitely no stranger to wild colorways, but the two makeups in the “Trippy Summer” pack are some of its loudest yet. Inspired by warm, bright summers and the vibrancy of nature, each style tells its tale in a different way: one features a gradient fade on its thick sole, the other bold colorblocking on its upper.

fragment design x Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1

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Release Date: July 29
Release Price: $200 USD
Where to Buy: Travis Scott’s webstore
Why You Should Cop: We can’t say with certainty that the fragment design x Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 is releasing this week, but as it’s one of the year’s biggest releases we can’t leave it off the list either. A July 29th release date has been tossed around for months, and although it’s still pending official confirmation from Scott, fragment or the Swoosh, if it is indeed correct we’ll see the arrival of a shoe that’s nothing short of a hype whirlwind.

AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High “Flash Lime”

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Release Date: July 30
Release Price: $180 USD
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: AMBUSH’s recent run of Nike Dunk High collaborations offers a style that’s equal parts motorcross and basketball, so the race-ready style displayed on the “Flash Lime” fits perfectly into that ethos. By combining a bright yellow leather upper with black, rubberized, tailpipe-inspired swooshes, AMBUSH co-founder Yoon Ahn has crafted one of the week’s most visually striking drops.

Shop Nice Kicks x ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Nice Cream”

Shop Nice Kicks

Release Date: July 30
Release Price: $130 USD
Where to Buy: Shop Nice Kicks
Why You Should Cop: A sugary collaborative style inspired by a trip to the ice cream parlor, the Shop Nice Kicks x ASICS GEL-LYTE III “Nice Cream” is ideal for any sneakerhead with a sweet tooth. Besides its clever nickname, it offers a brown sugar-like mix of tones on its upper, offset with vibrant teal laces and a cherry lace deubre. Make it a double? We think so.

Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low “Abstract Art”

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Release Date: July 31
Release Price: $110 USD
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS and The Berrics Canteen
Why You Should Cop: Artist Piet Parra and Nike have quite the collaborative history, so it seems only fitting that Parra would be tapped to design the Swoosh’s first set of skate federation kits for the Olympic games. His SB Dunk Low “Abstract Art” follows the same ethos as these kits, boasting bold colors and unique geometries inspired by abstract art, so even if you can’t skate like the world’s best you can at least look like them.

JJJJound x Dr. Martens Archie II

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Dr. Martens

Release Date: July 31
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Dr. Martens
Why You Should Cop: The Canadian masters of minimalism at JJJJound have teamed up with Dr. Martens for two elevated takes on the Archie II shoe. Reminicent of a 1461 but with a much more trim sole, JJJJound’s Archie IIs arrive in “Dark Brown Crazy Horse” and “Black Wyoming,” the former of which was designed to represent the “contemporary creative,” the latter the “traditional creative.” If you’re looking for an elegantly tweaked classic, this is the week’s top option for you.

sacai x Nike Blazer Low “Iron Grey”

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Release Date: July 31
Release Price: $120 USD
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Most of sacai and Nike’s doubled-up sneakers are very flashy and flamboyant, but the sacai x Nike Blazer Low “Iron Grey” is neither of those. In fact, it provides an elegant, refined white and gray color scheme sure to catch the eye of discerning Swoosh fans — but it still manages to add plenty of Chitose Abe’s twice-as-nice flair too.

adidas YEEZY Day 2021

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Release Date: August 2 (US)/August 3 (Global)
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: Though exact details have yet to be revealed, YEEZY Day is set to occur on August 2 in the US and August 3 globally, making for a last-minute entry into this list. Information on an exact release lineup is still pending, but early rumors have drops like the YEEZY 700 V3 “Dark Glow” and YEEZY FOAM RNNR “MX Cream Clay” arriving, as well as restocks of popular silhouettes like the YEEZY BOOST 700 “Wave Runner.” One thing we know for sure: if you’re a YEEZY fan, this is not a day you want to miss.
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