PAUSE Picks: Top Sneaker Releases of the Week

NOCTA x Nike Hot Step 2

Possibly being Nike and NOCTA’s best collaborative effort yet, the Drake-lead joint sees the robust and reimagined Hot Step 2 keep your heat on feet. The vibrant all-over orange shoe pushes the boat out here as a striking rivet design layers over the cushioned pair, with metallic adornments boasting collaborative Nike x NOCTA notes instilling a “can’t look away” shine to this leading silhouette. A new sneaker of the year contender just entered the fray.


Nike Air Max 95 ATL

Nike aren’t slowing down as we head into SS24′, with this Air Max 95 ATL bridging the gap between the imminent changing of the seasons. Coming through with an orange to red gradient styling, Nike celebrate Atlanta’s 404 Day by tapping four Atlanta-based sneaker boutiques to present a limited-edition Air Max 95 colourway, with this pair utilising a darkened grey across the leather and mesh upper and solid sunset notes on the overlays. A gum sole keeps the tread ready for anywhere and anything.


adidas BW Army x size? Exclusive

Sick of the adidas Samba? Get ready for the very next wave as adidas prepare an onslaught of adidas BW Army releases, this time round tapping popular retailer size? for an exclusive release. Often being compared with Maison Margiela’s popular Replica sneaker, this OG of the game silhouette makes sure to flatten those comparisons through a reasonably priced – and equally as stylish – alternative, with this black iteration keeping things all the way simple. Gum soles, black leather and suede, and minimal branding make this the ultimate everyday rotation pair.


Stone Street Timberland Boat Shoe

If you’re limiting yourself to a simple pair of Timberland 6-Inch Boots, go ahead, but you’re missing out on a world of wonder. This pair of Stone Street Timberland Boat Shoes in ‘Dark Pink’ are an underrated gem in a saturated world of footwear, with the low-lying yet robust effort utilising that heritage gum look on the thickened midsole unit, whilst a roughened pink suede makes its presence known across the rest of the upper. A classic gets a well deserved redesign.


Junya Watanabe x Oakley Chop Saw Mule

Junya Watanabe brings his imitable designing vision to the forefront with this newest collaboration alongside Oakley, with the TikTok-famous Chop Saw Mule being given the special treatment. The blacked-out iteration is the perfect entry into any predominantly black wardrobe as minimal colouring and tonal Oakley branding make this pair an adaptable rotational option, with a padded neoprene collar and a jagged rubber sole giving the heritage shape some modern edge.


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