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PAUSE Picks: Top Sneaker Releases of the Week

JJJJound x New Balance 991

Starting off the list with a heavy hitter, these JJJJound x New Balance 991s are the natural follow-up to the highly coveted 992 model that everyone regrets not trying for back in 2020. Featuring the same colour blocking as the aforementioned collaboration in grey and brown, the shoe features luxurious suede and mesh panelling as well as a chunky ABZORB midsole for maximum all-day comfort.

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Nike Vaporfly 3

A runner’s favourite since its initial release back in January 2021, the Vaporfly 2 gets an update with added technology and less weight for even better performance. The foam on the midsole is reduced for a more stable transition for runners whilst ZoomX and Flypate components give the shoe both comfort and efficient energy return. The upper is fully constructed of Flyknit for an even more lightweight ride.

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Stussy x Nike Air Penny 2 Rattan Limestone

Nike and Stussy continue their longstanding partnership with their third colourway of the Air Penny 2, this time in ‘Rattan Limestone’, which features shades of beige and light, olive green. The black textured midsole can be seen riding its way up to the suede upper and with matching laces and piping that run throughout. Hints of blue can also be seen on the Stussy logo on the side as well as on the Air unit on the heel.

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Stone Island x New Balance 574

Taking the OG grey colourway of the iconic 574 and remixing it is typical Stone Island as they give the shoe an olive green makeover. These sneakers scream premium quality through the nappy suede that can be found throughout the upper, a wool sock liner for maximum coziness and the inclusion of the badge that can be found on the tongue for that premium flex wherever you go.

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Nike Air Jordan 1 High 85 Black White

We finish off the list strong this week with an ’85 retro of the Nike Air Jordan 1 in “Black White” – often referred to as the “Pandas” – that remains faithful to the OG shape, cut and even box detailing. Like any Jordan 1, they are crafted with premium leather and sit atop a crisp white midsole as well as a higher and slimmer ankle collar to replicate the original from 1985. This monochromatic colourway is the perfect everyday option that will be sure to get you a couple of respectful nods from passersby.

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