With Christmas fast approaching, brands ramp up their output in time for the spending season. Within all the chaos of Christmas shopping, sometimes some awesome releases can slip through the cracks. But we’ve filtered our feed down to the three sneakers to look out for over the coming week.
Nike Air Alpha Force 88 SP Billie Eilish Fire Red
Hit singer with a cult following, Billie Eilish, is teaming up again with Nike to promote her love of bulky retro sneakers that have come to be synonymous with her aesthetic. After releasing two more traditional colorways in August, Eilish is returning this holiday season with a new Nike Alpha Force, this time coming in a striking “Fire red” colorway. Not a sneaker younger fans will be well aware of, the Alpha Force first debuted in 1988. It’s even been worn by Michael Jordan once between the release of the Air Jordan 2 and Air Jordan 3. The silhouette is known for its mid-foot strap and its bulky design, a sign of its late 80s release date. But now the model is being reborn in a more fashion-conscious manner. The once high-performance basketball model is no longer seen in such light. Rather, the sneaker has been embraced by the California native singer, taking it from the court to the main stage.
Air Jordan 3 Midnight Navy
Although bearing a resemblance to many classic Air Jordan 3 colorways, the latest Air Jordan 3 Midnight Navy is a brand-new design using the Air Jordan 3 Fire Red’s iconic colorblocking and replacing the red detailing for navy accents. Iconic elephant print decks out the mudguard and the heel counter, whilst perforated grey leather is present on the bottom half of the tongue and underneath the eyelets. Creating a subtle but stylish silhouette that would work well in almost any outfit. Especially with the Air Jordan 11 “Gratitude” release dominating headlines, these Air Jordan 3s are slipping under the radar. But an Air Jordan 3, especially given its thick padding, is always a great option for the winter months.
New Balance 580 Levi’s
Last, but not least, long-time collaborators, New Balance, and Levi’s, have teamed up again to continue their hot streak. This time tasked with updating the New Balance MT580, a sneaker which made a strong comeback over the last year. Two new colorways are hitting shelves this week, both featuring Levi’s denim on the toe box and the collar. Alongside this is an otherwise neutral color upper, with bright highlights dotted around the sneaker. The effect is a fashionable everyday sneaker with an outdoorsy aesthetic. This is a result of its Marin County mountains inspiration, and its present mountain biking culture.
Source: New Balance
Where to get them?
Nike and New Balance’s offerings have already hit shelves, and Jordan’s new release will be with us soon enough on WOOVIN.