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PAUSE Picks: Top Sneaker Releases of the Week

A-COLD-WALL* x Dr. Martens 1461 BEX Low

Giving you an essential dose of high-end collaboration this week, A-COLD-WALL* x Dr. Martens continues to be a guiding light for footwear collaborators as they debut another iteration of the 1461 BEX Low. Making its way in a ‘Milled Nubuck’ colourway, this pair feature a rich grey water resistant nubuck across the simple upper with a semi-translucent tonal midsole and a signature zipped closure taking its spot in place of the laces. Keeping it classic, the pair also don a rear heel pull tab – which is cast in yellow and grey – as well as simple “ACW” branding on the heel. Next level smart-casual.

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adidas Campus 00s

Doing exactly what they say on the tin, these adidas Camous 00s bring a welcome dose of Y2K to this line-up, arriving in a fun ‘Bright Blue/White’ colourway. Having made quite the name for themselves online, the loved TikTok silhouette are a solid rotation for any summer wardrobe, with this sun-ready iteration featuring a divided suede composition with two shades of bright blue, a white midsole and gum outsole, thickened white adidas stripes, in addition to gold adidas emblems on the heel and tongue. Whether you’re skating or styling, these are a must cop pair.

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Kith x adidas Samba

Sticking with adidas, popular creative outlet and retailer Kith have come forward with the global sportswear giants for yet another stellar drop, revealing a white and yellow iteration of adidas’ signature Samba silhouette. Taking into account the vast popularity of the adidas Samba right now, Kith does everything right as this pair feature neutral tones of white and grey across the mixed leather and suede composition, with a dark brown outsole and a yellow heel hit adding an earthy feel to this road-ready pair. Easy to wear, not so easy to cop.

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Satisfy x Crocs Classic Clog

Taking things in an airy direction, this easy-to-wear pair from Satisfy and Crocs mixes utility with style as the Classic Clog continues to rule the slip-on roost. The outdoor wear brand, who are most notably known for their workout and running gear, have made steps in a fashion direction as they recently debuted a collaboration with Oakley, continuing their fine run of form with Crocs as this ‘Bone’ Classic Clog takes the spotlight. Staying true to the design codes of the silhouette, the pair utilise the traditional shape of the Crocs Classic Clog along the perforated toe box area, with Satisfy’s futuristic design ethos arriving in the form of a neoprene construction that places itself along the midfoot and rear collar areas. Additional functional features include nylon pulls cords and a ripstop nylon pouch. Ready for anything (and everything).

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DLTR x New Balance 'Lovers Only' 2002R

Being one of the best New Balance releases of recent memory, this DLTR x New Balance ‘Lovers Only’ 2002R takes the cake as this week’s best pair. Despite not reinventing the metaphorical wheel, this pair does the simple things right as the iconic 2002R silhouette boasts a tasteful grey and black mixed suede and mesh upper, with divided red and blue New Balance “N” insignia and cream and grey midsoles adding a real attention to detail with this pair. With this being the final instalment in the DLTR x New Balance franchise, it’s apt that the two ended things like this. NB do it again.

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