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This year has brought some jaw-dropping kicks thus far. Whether it's been Yeezy 350s, Air Jordan 4s, or Off-White X Nike collaborations, there's no doubt it's been an amazing year for sneakers. With 2018 nearing its end, the sneaker drops are only heating up. Here are five key sneakers to keep an eye out for.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Court Purple"
Similar to the much-loved "Bred Toe," this AJ1 shares the same color blocking as it. Instead of a crimson red, we see a regal purple in this must-have edition of the classic Air Jordan 1. Personally, I am a huge fan of this colorway. It is absolutely a fashion statement. You are definitely going to be turning some heads walking down the street with these on. If you're interested in grabbing these sneakers, they will be dropping on September 22, 2018 and will be selling at a retail price of $160.
Air Jordan 5 "Satin"
The Air Jordan 5 "Satin" features a prototype colorway from 1990 that was never released. From the red accents to the icy blue outsole, everything is perfect about this shoe. In addition, "Recognize" and "Greatness" are embroidered on the inside of this shoe's tongue. I will 110% be picking these up when they drop. I really love the sleek black design of this shoe, and the red accents bring so much flavor to the design. These are scheduled to drop sometime in November for $190.
Air Jordan 11 Concord
Every December, the Jordan brand never fails with their traditional Jordan 11 release. This year's gift from the Jordan Brand is the iconic Concord 11s. These classics are returning with a new twist: a printed "45" on the heel. Apart from this, all the iconic details of this shoe seem to be intact. You can never go wrong with a pair of Concord 11's. I mean the possibilities are endless with these sneakers. The classic black-and-white design allows for this shoe to be worn with anything. In addition, if you're interested in making some profit, these Concord 11s are going to have a great resell value. These kicks are set to drop on December 8th, 2018 for $220.
Air Jordan 5 Retro International Flight
These shoes are inspired by an exhibition game Michael Jordan played in Barcelona against the Spanish all-star team. The colorway comes from the jerseys that were worn during that game. The shoe also features Barcelona's beautiful street art incorporated into its design. I love Air Jordan 5s. However, I am not the biggest fan of this design. Don't get me wrong, it is still a huge drop, but it's not for me. They are set to hit shelves on August 4th for a retail value of $190.
Nike Vapormax Premier Flyknit
The Vapormax series has gotten tons of positive reviews, and they are continuing to come in. The newest edition takes inspiration from the late-90s classic, Air Zoom GP. I love these sneakers for their uniqueness. The "bubble bottoms" add so much value to these shoes. I also really love the sleek black-and-white colorway. In addition, I feel that the tightening strap sets these kicks apart from many others like it. The Nike Vapormax Premier Flyknits are set to drop on August 25th for $220.
So, there it is: the top five upcoming sneaker drops. Which of these sneakers will you be picking up?