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PAUSE Picks: Top Sneaker Releases of the Week

Nike Air Force 1 Low 'Athletic Department'

A classic silhouette takes the number one spot on this week’s top sneaker releases, with the Nike Air Force 1 ‘Athletic Department’ proving why the AF1 will always reign supreme. Reminding us of Nike’s previously released “West Indies” iteration, this AF1 boasts a pre-aged midsole unit, giving the pair a distinct sense of character, whilst a classic white leather upper, royal blue accents, and “NIKE AIR” heel text fill out the blanks. An early summer entry.

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New Balance 860v2

Arguably being one of New Balance’s most under appreciated sneakers, the 860v2 stakes its claim as one of NB’s finest silhouettes to date as this solid ‘Optic White’ iteration sits pretty at the number two spot. Being able to dress this pair up or down, this take on the 860v2 utilises an enlarged white mesh material on the base as well as overlaying grey and metallic hits, with New Balance’s streamlined “N” logo also making its way onto the midfoot. Get on the move.

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adidas Samba OG Made In Italy

Yes, you read that right… this pair are for those REAL Samba soldiers. Adidas make sure to keep the Samba hype train going with this luxe take on the silhouette, arriving in one of their signature ‘Black/Gum’ colourways. Keeping it simple in style, this pair utilise an all-black leather upper that has been sourced from Italy itself, whilst a rich suede toe box and a standout gum sole makes sure to keep the winning formula, well… winning. A premium box with two dust bags packages the pair, ensuring that luxury leather stays in pristine condition.

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MARTINE ROSE CUR x Clarks Torhill Hi

Martine Rose x Clarks continues to show out as this on-trend Torhill Hi ‘Green Snake’ puts forward one of the duo’s best efforts yet. Moving away from the frequently redesigned Clarks Wallabee, Martine Rose aligns her affections for leather with this high-top silhouette, giving us a rich cracked snakeskin leather on the upper in a muted shade of green, whilst a ridged black outsole stomps its way to the forefront. Slither through the competition with this pair.

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Timberland® C.F. Stead™ Euro Hiker

Timberland are no doubt having their moment with the 6-inch boot at the moment, but what cannot be ignored is there dedication to reimagining classics and diversifying their product range. With the C.F. Stead™ Euro Hiker from their ‘Indigo Suede’ collection, Timberland display that they’re paying attention to the market as brass metallic hiking hooks adorn the rich navy suede upper whilst Timberland adornments also sit on the heel and counter areas. A muted dark brown rubberised midsole unit adds convenience for any type of walking situation, whether you’re actually embarking on a hike or simply traversing the city on the daily, this pair have got your back.

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