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PAUSE Picks: Top Sneaker Releases of the Week

Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus x Nike Air Max Sunder SP

Kicking off this week’s sneaker round-up are two old friends Comme Des Garçons and Nike, who have joined forces for collaborative iterations of the old-school Air Max Sunder SP sneaker. The standout ‘White/Black’ colourway features an all-over white colour scheme whilst boasting a unique fabric like material for the upper. Other features include Nike and CDG branding on the midfoot and tongue, front-zip fastening, a chunky rubber sole, a pull-tab at the heel, as well as a collaborative branded insole. You can never go wrong with white for summer.

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New Balance RC30

New Balance continue their hot streak in the sneaker world as they unveil their new RC30 silhouette, a pair which is set to see a Donald Glover-led makeover next week. This  iteration of the silhouette boasts two-tone blue fabric and suede materials for the upper, matching laces, as well as hits of white on the sock lining and signature New Balance insignia. The 70s-inspired silhouette utilises a twisted outsole for a modern take on a classic low-riding shape.

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WOOD WOOD x adidas Forum Low

Adding a tennis aesthetic to the infamous adidas Forum Low sneaker, WOOD WOOD have put together a strapless version of the classic sneaker, which has got sneaker heads around the world excited, with this having long been a requested change. The pair boast a mixed mesh, leather, suede, and rubber composition for the upper, with hits of blue, yellow, and orange adding to that desired 80s vibe. A gum sole adds to the tennis aesthetic, with this pair being just as suitable for the court as they are for everyday life.

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adidas x Kerwin Frost Strap Microbounce

Coming in hot again are adidas and their ongoing partnership with pop culture figure Kerwin Frost, who have teamed up for a vibrant version of the adidas Strap Microbounce. This pair boasts Frost’s typically loud design style, with the pair utilising a unique yellow and orange holed midsole, a colour scheme of red, blue, yellow, green for the upper, as well as a Kerwin Frost branded front strap. Additionally, a standout from the pair sees Frost opt for his signature blue hairy overlays, which adorn various parts of the upper, toe box, and heel.

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Converse Sponge CX

Closing out this week’s round-up with a very on-trend pair are Converse, who have joined the slip-on revolution with their Sponge CX sneaker. The easy-to-wear pair feature a laceless slip-on design, environmentally-friendly rubber waste composition gathered from the label’s manufacturing facility, a PU foam sock-liner with a spandex collar, as well as a speckled foam crater outsole. The pair arrive in an off-white colourway, with Converse One-Star branding arriving on the shoe’s tongue and heel tab.

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