PAUSE Picks: Top Sneaker Releases of the Week

Stüssy x Nike Air Max 2013

Back at it again for this week are Stüssy and Nike, who have joined forces yet again for a collaborative iteration of the Air Max 2013 silhouette. The sporty sneaker arrives in three colourways, with the standout version being the ‘Pink’ colourway. The silhouette boasts a totally mesh upper with no sewn overlays, a bungee-style lacing system, a Stüssy x Nike co-branded tongue, sock lining , and midfoot, as well as transparent air units in the sole for extreme comfortability. If you’re looking for a sturdy standout, Stüssy and Nike have got you covered (again).


Paperboy x Beams x New Balance 1500 'Made in UK'

Keeping it wholly British, the Paperboy x Beams x New Balance 1500 ‘Made in UK’ sneaker has been a long time coming, and it was certainly worth the wait. The typically robust silhouette keeps its sturdy shape, with the flowing grey, light blue, and washed black colour scheme maintaining New Balance’s typically minimalistic approach to design. The upper base consists of a standard mesh whilst suede and material overlays fill out the rest, with hits of New Balance insignia adorning the midfoot, heel, and rear midsole. Lastly, stitched Paperboy x Beams x New Balance branding comes sewn into the front of the tongue, with a pale blue sock lining completing the left-of-centre pair. If you want to stand out from the New Balance crowd, give these a go.


Teddy Santis x New Balance 990v3

Hitting you with that double dose of New Balance, Teddy Santis has stepped forward with an impossible to ignore pair of New Balance 990v3 sneakers, which arrive in a ‘Purple/Orange’ colourway. The pair maintain the classic 990v3 shape, with an roughened lilac suede upper providing a distinct sense of rugged luxury to the pair, whilst a navy mesh upper base tones the pair down somewhat. Hits of bright orange adorn the New Balance midfoot insignia, tongue branding, and ‘990’ stitching towards the heel, with an aged cream and silver midsole rounding out Santis’ take on the highly-popular silhouette.



Making a rare appearance on the roster is YEEZY, who have stepped forward with the standouts of all standouts: the YEEZY 450 ‘Utility Black’. The starkly coloured sneaker proves to be one of YEEZY’s most opinion-splitting sneakers, but this colourway provides a fresh approach to the silhouette. The all-black colour scheme lets the shape of the sneaker do the talking, with the sock-like opening providing maximum comfort as well as a flowing addition to any streetwear-inspired outfit. Standard YEEZY lacing and an oversized ridged midsole completes the pair, with this iteration of the YEEZY 450 set to grab the headlines yet again.


Prada Logo-Embossed Chunky Sandals

Albeit not a sneaker, the Prada Logo-Embossed Chunky sandal is a must cop for the remaining weeks of summer, especially if you’re looking to get one last flex off. This open-toe pair arrive in a slightly faded shade of black, boasting a leather composition , chunky strapping, as well as bold Prada lettering across the midfoot. Rounding out the shoe, a robust ridged sole adds some height to the pair, with its rubber composition adding a sturdy underfoot to a pair you can rock in any summer terrain.


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