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PAUSE Picks: Top Sneaker Releases of the Week

Converse x Stüssy One Star

Selling out almost immediately, there was only ever one way to kick off this week’s round-up and that was with the Converse x Stüssy One Star. The simple black and white silhouette arrived alongside a similarly designed Chuck 70 Hi, with this pair of low-riders boasting a black hemp upper, tonal contrast stitching, and collaborative Converse and Stüssy branding on the medial panels. This is a pair that can’t be missed this summer.

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Air Jordan 4 'Blank Canvas'

Nike have taken keeping it plain to a whole other level for this release as they drop the Air Jordan 4 ‘Blank Canvas’. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this pair keep it clean with a minimalistic feel as they come adorned in a plain, and slightly distressed, off-white canvas material. Additionally, stitched Jumpman branding arrives in white on the rear and tongue, whilst subtle splashes of blue and red hit the sole.

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Nike Air Force 1 Mid '07 QS

Nike are two for two this week as they keep the Air Force 1 Mid hype train going with the release of the ‘Chocolate/Cream’ colourway. Arriving in the customary ankle-high AF1 Mid shape, the pair utilise a rich brown suede for the entirety of the upper, with aged cream laces, midsoles, and Nike branding adding a distinctly vintage feel, with a signature velcro strap adding to the 80s/90s aesthetic.

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Reebok x EAMES Classic Leather

Recent trends have indicated a shift towards smarter footwear is well and truly upon us, and Reebok and EAMES have taken notice. Putting forward a hybridised smart-casual sneaker, the duo have unveiled a brown leather iteration of Reebok’s Classic Leather silhouette, with this pair featuring a wood grain design, black laces, midsole, and tongue, as well as a host of Reebok x EAMES branding. If you’re looking for something left-of-centre and flexible, this pair are for you.

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PLEASURES x Dr. Martens 1461 Bex

Rounding out this week’s selection of sneakers are PLEASURES and Dr. Martens, who have joined forces once again for a collaborative iteration of the 1461 silhouette. The pair keep to the muted colours of this week’s line-up, boasting an all-over black and grey tie-dye print, with a premium leather upper and yellow stitching completing the standouts from the pair. Lastly, PLEASURES branding adorns the lateral side, whilst a co-branded footbed completes the aesthetics.

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