The month of October has officially rolled into its second week, and as the excitement over Halloween and the rest of the years holidays continues to heighten, sneaker brands are locked and loaded to drop a ton of new heat. In this week’s action we’re going to see major releases from the likes of New Balance, Nike, Jordan Brand, adidas and more, but before we run through those, let’s first summarize all of the major headlines that popped up in the sneaker world last week.

HYPEBEAST‘s exclusive content increased with another Sole Mates installment that involved the owners of Lichen — an interior design shop & incubator that’s based in Brooklyn, NY. The conversation focused on Jared Blake and Ed Be about their deeper ties to the the Clarks Wallabee and Air Jordan 9. Moving over to the news side of things, Nike definitely had themselves a pretty eventful week of unveilings. The brand is not holding back on the Halloween celebrations this year as it revealed frightful variations of the Air Force 1 Low, Air Force 1 Experiment, Dunk Low and the Air Presto. In addition, it teased a new Nike ACG Air Mowabb “Limestone” colorway, announced official launch info for the “Strawberry Milk” Nike Dunk Low “Free Lunch” and teased a fresh Air Force 1 High Jewel “NYC Midnight Navy” iteration. The team over at Jordan Brand also made sure to make its presence felt by uncovering Virgil Abloh’s Off-White™ x Air Jordan 2 Low in “Black/Blue”, an Air Jordan 1 Mid “Red Toe” colorway and generating rumors over an Air Jordan 1 High OG “Rebellionaire” colorway that will apparently be limited to 8,000 pairs.

The adidas team came out swinging last week as well and showed off a plethora of new footwear offerings. Its most important collaborator in Kanye West previewed a new adidas YEEZY 700 V3 “Copper Fade” assemblage along with the upcoming adidas YZY BSKTBL KNIT “3D Slate Blue.” Additionally, the German sportswear imprint partnered with Sneaker Politics for a World’s Fair-inspired Equipment Prototype, a Top Ten team-up with ESPN and a flame-covered ADIZERO Pro RNRS for the Boston Marathon.

Other brands that also created some noise included New Balance which announced release info for its newest collection with Salehe Bembury, teased a 574 collab with Miu Miu, as well as a New York-influenced 992 with J. Crew. Moreover, Reebok teased its last Beatnik collection for the FW21 season, Vans partnered with the Los Angeles MOCA for a four-piece footwear capsule and ASICS gave us release details for its TRABUCO MAX collaboration with Brain Dead.

Now that we’ve caught you all up, let’s get into this week’s top 10 releases. And when you’re done checking those out, be sure to head over to HBX to peep more footwear styles.

Stone Island x New Balance Tokyo Design Studio RC ELITE SI



Release Date: October 12
Release Price: $220 USD
Where to Buy: Stone Island
Why You Should Cop: After linking up together in 2013 for a SI_577 collaboration, Stone Island and New Balance are rekindling its relationship to provide another footwear offering this Fall. This time around, the Italian apparel manufacturer is linking up with New Balance Tokyo Design to apply its creative touch to the RC ELITE SI. The kicks keep all of its signature running elements from the 3D knit upper to the FuelCell-loaded sole units, but it’s been reformatted with a cleaner color scheme, distressed base layer and oversized toe box branding.

JJJJound x New Balance 990v4



Release Date: October 14
Release Price: $265 USD
Where to Buy: JJJJound
Why You Should Cop: To follow up on its three-pronged collection with Vans, Montreal-based design company JJJJound has teamed back up with New Balance for a super understated take of the classic 990v4. As usual, the brand employs nothing but neutral tones here, the most prominent being a dark navy which douses the nubuck uppers while a stark black follows in just behind. Additionally, the shoes come packed with secondary laces and a logo-molded toggle.

Supreme x Nike Cross Trainer Low



Release Date: October 14
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Supreme
Why You Should Cop: Every season, Supreme makes it a point to reunite with the folks over at Nike to roll out collaborative products. And while some are patiently awaiting for the upcoming “By Any Means” Dunks, the two are first introducing a two-piece Supreme x Nike Cross Trainer Low capsule. Each take comes outfitted with vivid, Rastafarian accents, raised tongue logos and enlarged Supreme heel spell outs.

adidas Y-3 Terrex Swift R3 GTX



Release Date: October 14
Release Price: $553 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: As the temperatures drop and the weather conditions get more harsh this Fall/Winter, it’s imperative that your closet is supplied with protective footwear. Thankfully, adidas Y-3 has just introduced its latest Terrex Swift R3 GTX silhouette. Technical in every sense of the word, the new model is molded with a high cut, and comes designed with a military boot-like shape, and 100% recycled nylon plain weave GORE-TEX construction. Two colorways including a “Vintage White/Y-3 Black/Bold Orange” and a “Y-3 Black/Bold Orange” are dropping, both of which are bolstered with Continental rubber soles and hidden neoprene gussets.

Palace Skateboards x adidas UltraBOOST 21



Release Date: October 15 (EU and US), October 16 (Asia)
Release Price: TBC
Where to Buy: Palace
Why You Should Cop: Earlier in the year, Palace and adidas linked together for a wellness-inspired “PALASTE” collection, and now the two will be joining forced once again for a fresh UltraBOOST 21 capsule. Both iterations are styled with vivid knitted plaid pattern and come accessorized with the UK brand’s Mobius Recycling logo. Moreover, the kicks are engineered with 81% Primeblue — a recycled yarn comprising at least 50% Parley Ocean Plastic — while the caps and socks are brought to life with Primegreen, using 68% and 97% respectively.

Patta x Nike Air Max 1 “Monarch”



Release Date: October 15
Release Price: $160 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS
Why You Should Cop: To ring in the Fall season, Patta reconnected with Nike to unleash its seventh collaboration: the Air Max 1 “Monarch.” The shoes are highly-revered for its blend of classic design language and modern elements. The mudguards have been refashioned with a wave-like shape that isn’t too over the top and brings fresh energy. After seeing a global release last week, the kicks are now slated to arrive on the SNKRS app.

Ghostbusters x Reebok



Release Date: October 15
Release Price: $170-200 USD
Where to Buy: Reebok
Why You Should Cop: In the spirit of the Halloween season, Reebok is proceeding with its partnership with Ghostbusters to release even more collaborative footwear. The collection involves four Reebok silhouettes such as the Answer IV, Instapump Fury, Zig Kinetica, and the Ecto Boot. Each take is inspired by various elements of the storied film franchise such as the Keymaster and Gatekeeper dogs as well as Muncher.

Social Status x Nike Dunk “Free Lunch”



Release Date: October 15
Release Price: $130 USD
Where to Buy: Social Status
Why You Should Cop: Social Status and Nike are capping off its Nike Dunk “Free Lunch” initiatives with the final delivery of its “Strawberry Milk” colorway. The delectable Dunks come treated with various shades of pink in an effort to best translate the sweet beverage, as well as a blend of materials from premium leathers to soft velvets. Swooshes have been modified with a jelly-esque aesthetic that gives the kicks more dimension and the tongues substitute the silhouette’s Nike tages for Social Status banners.

Air Jordan 14 “Winterized”



Release Date: October 16
Release Price: $210 USD
Where to Buy: SNKRS and Foot Locker
Why You Should Cop: Functional footwear is extremely necessary to get you through harsh climate conditions, and this Fall, Jordan Brand is allowing you to brave the rain, sleet and snow in style with its latest Air Jordan 14 “Winterized.” Taking after the Air Jordan 4 “Winterized” that launched in 2019, this newest take is made comes reinforced with weatherproof uppers that are primarily dressed in an “Archaeo Brown” hue. Adjacent to this sits vibrant accents of red that disperse to the branded areas alongside mocha-colored midsole molds that channel somewhat of a Travis Scott-esque look.

adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 “Wash Orange”



Release Date: October 16
Release Price: $240 USD
Where to Buy: adidas
Why You Should Cop: Kanye West is coming hard with the footwear releases for the Fall/Winter 2021 season, and this week his adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 family gets larger with a brand new “Wash Orange” rendition. The installment is somewhat similar to the model’s iconic “Wave Runner” colorway, but it dials its upper to a slightly darker shade of gray and bears baby blue laces. Additionally, the midsole units have been coated in its titular hue to provide a strong sense of popping contrast.

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