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PAUSE Picks: Top Sneaker Releases of the Week

Mr. Bailey x Adidas OZmorphis Core Black

We start the week off with an impressively well-designed release by Adidas with the help of Mr. Bailey on the OZmorphis shoe, the evolution from the OZlucent. Using Quasi-Giger elements as the base of inspiration, this futuristic shoe uses all the newly available footwear technologies to create a truly one-of-a-kind sneaker. Some details include the speed lacing system, a skeletal-like structure that stays over the neoprene base and a very chunky sole that contours to the curves of the foot.

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Nicole McLaughlin x Reebok Club C Geo Mid

In collaboration with Nicole McLaughlin, one of the most influential figures in upcycling, Reebok’s Club C Geo Mid gets a makeover with functionality features that stay true to McLaughlin’s design cues. 3M piping can be found throughout the whole shoe for extra visibility at night, as well as elasticated mesh pockets on the heel and tongue for some extra storage.

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MSCHF Big Red Boots

Since its unveiling earlier this week, the internet has built an obsession around these Astro Boy-looking shoes that can’t stop being reposted across all platforms. Featuring a full rubber construction, these oversized boots are, as the name suggests, big red boots that give off such a ridiculous look, it has split the internet. If you can’t help but like them, make sure you’re on the lookout for them as they release next Thursday.

Axel Arigato Sonar Sneaker

There’s nothing better than finding a shoe you can wear every day with the peace of mind that it will go with anything you wear and, luckily for us, this Axel Arigato Sonar sneaker might be it. Inspired by 70s runner silhouettes, the vintage aesthetic is definitely there but mixed tastefully with contemporary features to create a beautiful hybrid shoe that looks like it could belong in anyone’s wardrobe.

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Palace x New Balance 580

To mark their debut collaboration, Palace and New Balance decided to go for the unorthodox 580 shoes, a model that saw a lot of popularity in 90s Japan. Palace capitalised on this history and decided to create a colourway that took inspiration from the vibrant tracksuits of that era with green and purple being the lead colours. Co-branding can also be seen throughout the shoe, whilst a stash pocket in the tongue adds a cheeky Palace touch to an otherwise no-nonsense shoe.

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