PAUSE Picks: Top Sneaker Releases of the Week

Nike Air Max 97 Gold Bullet

We start this week’s sneaker list off with the comeback of an absolute classic. You’re either on team Silver or Gold Bullet and, luckily for the fans of the latter, they have relaunched in all its iconic glory. Re-releasing for the first time since 2017, the sneaker sports a mesh and shiny leather upper in tones of rich gold that are certain to turn heads as soon as you step out. The sole is encapsulated by a 360 degrees Air unit with a crisp white midsole for maximum comfort all day long.


Pharrell x Adidas Humanrace NMD S1 Maubs Beige Blue

You can always count on Pharrell to deliver a fresh take on an existing silhouette and, for this week’s release, he’s done just that with a new iteration of Adidas’ NMD S1. Without a doubt, the most striking element of this shoe is definitely the split design that can be seen on the tail-end of the sneaker that starts from the heel down and carries onto the midsole and outsole. This vibrant blue – also seen on the Humanrace lettering – contrasts beautifully with the rustic wheat canvas upper and laces. The shoe is topped off with a chunky BOOST outsole that combines style and comfort.


Nike Zoom Vomero 5 White

Popularised by the A-COLD-WALL* collaboration that dropped back in 2018, the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 has now been rightly revived in recent months thanks to its versatility through a sporty yet unobtrusive silhouette that can be worn with countless styles. Arriving in a predominantly white colourway (bar the black outsole), the sneaker features a mix of leather, mesh and plastic on the upper that provides a mixture of textures for added depth. Like the name suggests, the shoe is also packed with an ultra-comfortable Zoom midsole that’s sure to give you that extra bounce with each step.


New Balance 1906D Protection Pack Grey

The highly coveted Protection Pack series originally debuted with the 2002r model but has since expanded onto the newly popular 1906D model that has been receiving quite a bit of traction recently. Like other Protection Pack iterations, the sneaker takes on a deconstructed look through suede panels on the upper that is unfinished with jagged cuts. Underneath is a tightly woven mesh as the upper sports different shades of grey. The ABZORB midsole continues the distressed aesthetic with a cream-coloured hue giving the shoe a vintage effect.


Nike Air Force One Mid Jewel Summit White

Despite being an iconic shoe from the 90s Hip-hop scene, the Air Force One Mid has lost some love in recent times, being overshadowed by the ever-popular Low iteration. In pursuit to reignite the fire for the mid-cut silhouette, Nike has dug into its archive to bring back the sought-after Jewel Swoosh that can be seen on the lateral and medial sides of the shoe. The upper is comprised of a white leather upper and features heavy ankle padding as well as an ankle strap for extra support (or leave it hanging for extra style points).


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