Yeezy restocks, unreleased Air Jordan colorways, an award-winning Asics collab and a new Nike signature sneaker for LeBron James – September is filled with highly anticipated drops across a range of footwear styles.

Not to mention, the extremely limited Nigel Sylvester x Air Jordan 1 collab will release this morning via Nike SNKRS. If you miss out on that exclusive release (and you will), there’s still plenty of fire to look forward to – starting today, September 1. 

Scroll down for 10 of the best sneakers dropping this month.


Asics Gel-Diablo “Once Upon A Time In Kobe”

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PENSOLE x Foot Locker x Asics Gel-Diablo “Once Upon A Time In Kobe”

Release Date: 9/1

Retail Price: $120

Foot locker and Portland-based PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy have teamed up once again for a special Asics Gel-Diablo sneaker release, created by three emerging footwear designed during the “Fueling the Future of Footwear” master class. 

During the three-week class, 18 student designers from around the world were split into six teams of three and competed to create the most compelling design. The winners not only received a $12,000 award, but also the grand prize of seeing their creation get a retail release.

Designed by Razma Hassani of Herzogenaurauch, Germany, Matt Franklin of Norwich, New York, and Blake Scordino of Birmingham, Alabama, the Asics Gel-Diablo “Once Upon A Time In Kobe” is inspired by Asics’ Japanese heritage, featuring unique design elements including colors and materials that take cues from Koi fish and silk kimonos.

The winning sneaker design will release this Saturday, September 1 through select Foot Locker locations, as well as Asics.com and Footlocker.com. The Asics Gel-Diablo “Once Upon A Time In Kobe,” priced at $120, will be limited – with some reports suggesting only 1,000 pairs in existence. 

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Adidas Ultra Boost “NYC Bodega Pack”

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Adidas Ultra Boost “NYC Bodega”

Release Date: 9/4

Retail Price: $180

Adidas Running’s latest UltraBoost and UltraBoost X colorways are inspired by… the bodegas of NYC. The pack features colorful uppers paying homage to the vibrant interiors and exteriors of these NYC staples. 

The men’s UltraBoost, arguably the most comfortable sneaker on the planet, features a multicolor primeknit upper complemented by a graphite midfoot cage and laces, a white Boost midsole and black outsole. Similarly the women’s UltraBoost X features a primarily black upper with speckled yellow and white accents, equipped with an ash green outsole and laces that add an additional pop to the clean white Boost midsole.

Air Jordan 3 x Vogue “AWOK”

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Air Jordan 3 x Vogue “AWOK”

Release Date: 9/7

Retail Price: Unknown 

Jordan Brand and Vogue partnered up for the first time ever to create a special edition women’s collaboration, inspired by Anna Wintour, which includes two colorways of specially designed Air Jordan 3s set to debut in September. The collab comes on the heels of the Air Jordan 1 Zip AWOK (Anna Wintour Okay) collection which released in limited quantities last month.

The Air Jordan 3 SE AWOK, inspired by Wintour’s signature suits and sunglasses, features tweed as the primary upper material, and a back heel with the AWOK moniker. The kicks will release in black and red colorways. Both shoes come in a premium box with two suede dust bags and an “Edited by Vogue” keychain.

Nike has announced that the Air Jordan 3 SE AWOK will be available for purchase on September 7.

Air Jordan 12 “International Flight”

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Air Jordan 12 “International Flight”

Release Date: 9/8

Retail Price: $190

Jordan Brand’s “International Flight” collection will conclude next Saturday, September 8 with the release of a special edition Air Jordan 12. The kicks, like the “International Flight” Air Jordan 3 and the “International Flight” Air Jordan 5, are inspired by a memorable exhibition game that Michael Jordan played in years ago.

The summer after Jordan’s 72-10 championship season in 1996, Jordan and other NBA stars went to Tokyo, Japan for a basketball clinic. In front of 32,000 fans, players like MJ and Michael Finley showed off by playing 1-on-1, 4-on-4 and even having a little friendly competition with some of Japan’s famous sumo wrestlers.

“We did a little scrimmage against some local guys and a couple of the sumo wrestlers who probably had never touched a basketball in their lives,” recalls Finley, according to AirJordan.com. “He had fun with them and joked around, but at the end of the day he told us, ‘Yo, we’re not losing this game.’ He said, ‘I don’t lose. Whether it’s for charity, scrimmage, or in the season, I don’t lose.’”

The special edition “International Flight” Air Jordan 12s feature a navy suede, complete with an embossed, kimono-inspired print on the upper, as well as a koi fish scale print on the mudguard. Additionally, Japanese characters which translate to “Air Jordan” are stamped on the heel.

The kicks are slated to launch alongside a special edition jersey on Saturday, September 8 for the retail price of $190.

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Air Jordan 13 “Class of 2002”

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Air Jordan 13 “Class of 2002”

Release Date: 9/15

Retail Price: $190

There’s a brand new Carmelo Anthony-inspired Air Jordan in the works, this time taking shape in the form of an Air Jordan 13. The kicks, part of Jordan Brand’s “Back To School” collection, celebrate Melo’s time playing for the storied Oak Hill Academy as a teenager. 

The unique 13s feature a black and gold color scheme with red accents, built on a combination of leather, nylon and suede. Additionally, the 13s include special detailing such as “Class of 2002” text and Melo’s logo on the right insole. The special edition Air Jordan 13 is officially slated to release on September 15 for the retail price of $190.

ACRONYM x Nike Air Presto

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ACRONYM x Nike Air Presto Mid

Release Date: 9/20

Retail Price: $200

Acronym’s Nike Air Presto Mid collaboration is reportedly slated to return in September in a trio of new colorways, following up the beloved Acronym Air Prestos that dropped back in 2016. The 2018 Acronym x Nike Air Presto Mid collabs will come in the following color schemes; Black/Cool Grey, White/Dynamic Yellow/Black, and Racer Pink/Photo Blue/White/Black.

It is being reported that the limited edition kicks will launch globally via Nike SNKRS, ACRONYM, and select retailers on September 20 – each pair retailing for $200. The original Acronym x Nike Air Presto Mid collection was a hit, and those three sneakers are currently selling for upwards of $750 on the resale market.

Similar to the 2016 collection, the 2018 Acronym Air Prestos are built on neoprene uppers with extended ankle collars, dual pull tabs, and a zipper on the heel. Unlike the original Acronym x Nike Air Presto collection, the upcoming colorways feature graphic print detailing about the lace cage, toe cap and heel, which adds a bit more flair to the already eye-catching sneakers.

Nike LeBron 16

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Nike LeBron 16 

Release Date: 9/20

Retail Price: Unknown

LeBron James’ 16th signature sneaker with Nike will reportedly make its retail debut on September 20. Thus far, the kicks have been only been revealed in a black and university red colorway which is the first pair that will be available. Of course, now that LeBron is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, we can expect Nike to churn out multiple colorways inspired by the purple and gold uniforms as well.

LeBron shared multiple shots of the Nike LeBron 16 a few weeks ago on social media, revealing a sneaker with that familiar Flyknit construction, as well as the visible Zoom/Max Airbag that was utilized on the LeBron 15. The kicks also feature LeBron’s lion logo on the heel, which hasn’t been utilized much at all since the Nike LeBron 8, and his LJ crown logo on the tongue, as well as a Nike swoosh towards the heel, reminiscent of the Nike LeBron 3.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Triple White”

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Triple White”

Release (Restock) Date: 9/21

Retail Price: $220

Kanye West and Adidas are bringing back the pristine “Triple White” colorway of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 on September 21. According to Kanye himself, the release will be the “largest drop ever of the 350 V2 Triple White.”

The kicks, which originally released in April, will be available via Kanye’s Yeezy Supply website though it remains to be seen exactly how many pairs will be up for grabs. Sign up for updates and access to the all-white Yeezys right here.

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Air Jordan 1 “Pine Green”

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Air Jordan 1 “Pine Green”

Release Date: 9/22

Retail Price: $160

Jordan Brand has rolled out several Air Jordan 1s so far this year, ranging from timeless classics such as the “Shadow” colorway to never before seen releases like the “Homage To Home” rendition and the “Best Hand In The Game” collection. There’s still much more in store for the Fall and Winter as well, including even more unreleased colorways.

Among the upcoming Air Jordan 1s is a new “Pine Green” joint which utilizes the familiar color-blocking seen on the “Bred” Air Jordan 1, except that Celtics-inspired color replaces the traditional hits of red on the toe box, heel and outsole. 

2018 Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG #PineGreen September 22nd, 2018 || $160

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Air Jordan 1 “Court Purple”

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Air Jordan 1 “Court Purple”

Release Date: 9/22

Retail Price: $160

As mentioned, there’s still plenty in store for the Air Jordan 1 this year and that includes this “Court Purple” Air Jordan 1 that is slated to release on the same day as the aforementioned “Pine Green” colorway.

Similarly, the “Court Purple” rendition utilizes the same color-blocking as the iconic “Bred” Air Jordan 1, except this pair exudes strong Sacramento Kings vibes (or Undertaker for you WWE fans out there) with the mix of purple and black.

Sheesh these are dope 🔥 Court Purple Jordan 1

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