Welcome back to our Top Tier Trainers guide where we bring you a curated selection of the freshest creps dropping each and every month. With Valentines day lurking on the horizon, all the titans of the game are dropping some heat.
From a collaboration with Paris Saint Germain to a reinterpretation of the infamous OG colorway that featured on the SK Air, February is going to be one to remember.
February 6th – Air Force 1 ‘Valentine’s Day’
Just in case you are panicking for some last minute Valentine day gift inspo, we have your back!
Lets face it, nothing says ‘I love you’ like a crisp new pair of Air Force 1’s. Especially when Nike has added a heart-shaped motif on the outside ankle in their signature ‘University Red’ colorway. Give the gift of steeze this holiday season, you wont regret it!
February 6th – Nike Air Max 90 Pirate Radio
As the name suggests, these Air Max 90s pay homage to the days of pirate radio, most evident in the frequency signals on the back tab of the shoe. The gold swoosh, alongside the gold ‘NIKE AIRMAX’ metal on the laces and the light blue outsole, complement the clean feel of this trainer perfectly – proving that less is sometimes more.
February 6th – Air Jordan 5 ‘Anthracite’
To the delight of any sneaker heads the AJ5 Anthracite is arriving sooner than everybody expected. In 2020 a plethora of Jordan 5 colourways received the ‘retro’ treatment. Now, Jordan is dropping its darker colour toned reinterpretations of the classic silhouette.
The Anthracite stands out compared to other recent releases of the Jordan 5 as Nike have swapped out the traditional suede material that typically adorns the tongue with a new black mesh layer.
February 10th – Air Jordan 1 High 85 Neutral Grey
If you’re looking to expand your Air Jordan 1 collection this month, you’re in luck because a high-top form is hitting the shelves in a Neutral Grey colourway. This shoe is a simple one, making it the perfect trainer to go with pretty much any outfit.
[Rumoured] February 10th – Trophy Room x Air Jordan 1
Marcus Jordan, heir to the Air Jordan legacy, has been given the chance to bring his boutique store ‘Trophy Room’ into the Jordan family with this extremely rare Air Jordan 1 release. Only a highly exclusive 12,000 pairs of the Jordan 1 will be manufactured.
The design itself draws inspiration from the iconic Jordan ‘Chicago’ colorway, brining a revamped interpretation that features a translucent bottom with a more worn and weathered red body.
February 11th – Bandulu x Converse
After a hugely successful 2015 joint campaign, Bandulu & Converse are once again teaming up to reinterpret the classic Chuck 70. Bandulu is a US based fashion house that specialises in customizing and upcycling designer and vintage streetwear.
This time they are back to add another chapter to the bandulu x converse saga by crafting a “Cappuccino” tone version with layers of varied embroidery – including the signature Bandulu leaves and branches insignia – as well as paint drips around the top of the shoe.
February 11th – CLOT X Jordan 14 Low ‘Terracotta’
The Jordan 14 will forever live on in sneaker lore as being synonymous with Michael Jordan’s pursuit of his sixth and final NBA championship. However, Nike have teamed up with CLOT to create a model that seamlessly blends history and modernity. Inspired by the armored plating of the famous Terracotta Warriors, this design feels simultaneously like a blast form the past and a glimpse into the future.
February 13th – Air Jordan 6 Carmine
Making a return this month are the Air Jordan 6 Carmines and these are highly-anticipated because they’re as close to the 1991 originals as possible, with Jordan saying they’ve brought back the “exact specifications” from the 90s. Rumours of the return of the Carmine 6s have been in the pipeline since the beginning of 2020 and we can expect the sneakerheads who’ve been eagerly awaiting the release to snap these up ASAP.
February 17th – PSG X Air Jordan 1 Zoom
This collaboration between Paris Saint Germain and Nike is set to unquestionably be one of the biggest streetwear collabs of the year. This classic Jordan 1 silhouette will be getting a full makeover as Nike updates it with Zoom comfort to add a more athletic and contemporary feel to the shoe.
However the real star of the show is the iridescent layer of detailing that PSG requested be added under a reflective coat, making element of the shoe glow in the dark. With the likes of Mbappe having already styled the shoe, it would be safe to assume that this release is going to be at the top of the leaderboard this year.
February 25th – Nike Air Tune Max OG
For the first time since its original release in 1999, the Nike Air Tune is receiving the ‘retro’ treatment, launching with some key contemporary updates. The OG colourway has become a fan favourite after Skepta used it on his on his Air Max 97 collaboration. Now the OG pattern makes its debut on the Air Tuned Max. It will be the poster boy for the silhouettes return to market.