The Air Jordan 6 “Carmine” Is Back

The Air Jordan 6 "Carmine" Is Back

For the second time since 1991, the ‘Carmine’ Air Jordan 6 is being retroed as a standalone shoe. The last time the Air Jordan 6 ‘Carmine,’ Kanye was still at Nike, and the Red Octobers just dropped.

Michael Jordan wore the shoe nicknamed after the deep red hues it bears during the first half of the 1991-1992 NBA season after winning the Championship sporting the Air Jordan 6 Infrared. Note that this year is the 30th anniversary of this colorway, and the last time the Jumpman released this colorway was its 23rd anniversary. The Carmine features the mythical red and white upper with black on the midsole, tongue, and pull tab.

Unlike the 2014 release, this release will feature the Nike Air on the heel for the time since the ’91 drop. The sneakers will release on February 13th, 2021, for CA$265.

Air Jordan 6 Retro OG Carmine (2021)

Men’s SKU: CT8529-106 (CA$265)

GS SKU: 384665-106 (CA$185)

Colorway: White/Black/Carmine

Release Date: February 13th, 2021

To buy and sell these sneakers, visit our marketplace, NXTDROP, the best online sneaker store in Canada.

Take a look at some classic photos of MJ playing in ‘Carmines’ below.

The Yeezy Foam Runners: From Most Hated to Most Wanted

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A year after its initial release, Yeezy and adidas will release two new colorways of the Yeezy Foam Runners on March 26, 2021. The Foam Runner went from being an internet meme to one of the most sought-after silhouettes from Yeezy. We could attribute the rise of the Foam Runner to the insane resale prices in the secondary market.

The Foam Runners received negative comments on social media before its initial release, but the Yeezy fans came around again, just like they did with the 500s and 700s. The shoe stands out from anything we’ve seen in terms of footwear design, and Kanye took it a step further with the manufacturing process. The Foam Runners is made algae cutting down the use of fossil fuels in production. It safe to say that these are sustainable sneakers. Kanye also confirmed on the Joe Rogan Podcast last year that Yeezy will manufacture the pairs in the United States and, eventually, will cut the retail price to $20 overtime.

The Yeezy Foam Runner MXT Moon Grey and Sand will retail on March 26, 2021, at CA$110, and we expect the resale value to be 300-400% over the retail price.

CLOT and Nike Revisit Their First Collaboration

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CLOT and Nike teamed up for the first time in 2006 to release the Air Max 1 Kiss of Death. Fifteen years and many collaborations later, they are back to release a revised version of their first collaboration. The design is inspired by “Chi,” the spiritual energy that flows through the body and connects it with the universe, as well as the ancient Chinese art of pressure points. The color palette is similar to the OG release, even though the arrangement is slightly different.

This year’s version features red leather on the heel rather than an orange suede heel. The leather tongue and snakeskin Swoosh branding also feature Deep Red tones. The base upper sports a beige suede sitting on a sole unit consisting of an icy blue outsole and orange midsole. The human foot anatomy is a constant theme throughout the design, with the pressure point-displaying insoles and a multi-colored pressure point map of the sole peeking through the outsole. Additionally, these sneakers feature a perforated toe displaying the Chinese acupuncture-inspired look once more.

The pair will release on March 6th alongside the anticipated Air Jordan 1 High Retro OG University Blue. The CLOT x Air Max 1 Kiss of Death has a price tag of CA$170. If you’re located in Canada and are looking to buy and sell sneakers, visit our marketplace at nxtdrop.com.

Take a closer look a the pair below.

Are Abstract Sneakers The New Dad Shoes? Yeezy Thinks So.

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The Yeezy 450 Cloud White were first spotted early last year when Kanye West visited Paris. Alongside the Foam Runners also revealed last year, Yeezy is going abstract with their designs. Some don’t seem to like it as memes keep floating on the internet about Yeezy’s recent design choices.

The Yeezy 450 Cloud White features a primeknit grey-beige upper. It almost feels like wearing socks. The most notable component of the shoe is the sole unit. It has a ribcage-like shape and acts like an exoskeleton providing structure wrapping around the entire shoe encasing the primeknit upper. The shoes might not be the best looking Yeezys out, but they sure look comfortable. Also, note that the Yeezy 450 does not feature the popular Boost technology found in the Yeezy Boost 350 silhouette. It seems like Yeezy is less reliant on the Boost tech replacing it with an EVA foam.

You can take a closer look at the pair below. If you’re located in Canada and are looking to buy and sell sneakers, visit our marketplace at nxtdrop.com.

The University Blue 1s Are Coming to a Store Near You This Weekend

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First rumored in February 2020, the Air Jordan 1 “University Blue” will finally release this Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The pair is a nod to Michael Jordan’s college years at the University of North Carolina as the University Blue tone adds eye-catching flair to the suede — not leather — overlays. The Air Jordan 1 features a White leather base upper and Black leather on the branding components, including the Swoosh and Jordan Brand wing logo. The sole unit of the shoes features a White midsole and a University Blue outsole. Unlike some recent Air Jordan 1 released recently, this pair does not feature the extra comfy Zoom Air-cushioning.

You can take a closer look at the pair below. If you’re located in Canada and are looking to buy and sell sneakers, visit our marketplace at nxtdrop.com.

Nike VP resigns after Bloomberg’s Recent Story on Sneaker Reselling

Nike Company Store in Portland, Oregon.

A few weeks ago, Complex wrote an article about a Twitter user claiming to have found six pairs of the infamous Air Mag. The Nike Air Mag is a replica of a shoe featured in Back To The Future Part II. The reseller told Complex that he found a guy on OfferUp selling the sneakers, reached out, then ended up purchasing three pairs for $22,000 flipped them for $42,000.

Last week, Bloomberg published a piece on a sneaker reseller named Joe Herbert from Oregon. The article talks about how Joe went on a 25-day trip from Oregon to Colorado, spending over $200,000 on sneakers he would later resell at the premium price. As fewer people were going to stores, brick-and-mortar stores saw their revenue decline, so they started offering discounts. Joe saw it as an opportunity to spend big bucks on discounted sneakers that’d go for a 10%-20% over retail on marketplaces like StockX or NXTDROP. He told reporters that he made around $50,000 in profit doing this.

Yesterday, Nike announced that Ann Herbert, Joe’s mother and Nike’s North America General Manager and vice president, resigned. Some speculate that it’s a result of Bloomberg’s article, but a Nike spokesperson stated there was “no violation of company policy, privileged information or conflicts of interest, nor is there any commercial affiliation between [Joe’s reselling business] and Nike, including the direct buying or selling of Nike products.” And Joe also insisted that he had never received any inside information or discount codes from his mother. As you may know, Nike firmly forbids its employees from reselling sneakers or merchandise.

Likely, Ann Herbert wasn’t involved in his son’s business activities, and it makes sense that she and Nike decided to part ways as it sends the wrong message to a sneaker community that keeps complaining about the unfairness of sneaker drops. At last, it looks like we might see some changes after the scandalous Trophy Room release a few weeks ago and this story. Nike should be firm on store “backdooring” shoes because it disadvantages regular sneakerheads that are just looking to collect sneakers. It seems like adidas has found the way to do it right as you see fewer complaints, but it is fair to say that more people anticipate Nike drops than adidas’.

There is a stigma against sneaker resellers, but the truth is it is going nowhere as long as brands keep playing into the “scarcity game.” Kanye West said a few years ago that he’d make Yeezys available to anyone, then adidas produced more Yeezys each drop. Today, Yeezy lost some of its grandeur, and new releases are going for less than ever in the secondary market. Some might say that Yeezy is dead. However, Yeezy might be onto something, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Nike started producing more sneakers to satisfy the growing demand.

SneakDrops: Feb. 15th – Feb. 21st

SneakDrops: Feb. 15th - Feb. 21st

This week is loaded with releases from Nike, adidas, and Jordan Brand. All the sneakers below can be purchased at retail either on FootLocker CA, SNKRS CA, or adidas CA. If you are looking to purchase them at resale or sell your pair, visit our Canadian-based marketplace at nxtdrop.com.

Paris Saint-Germain x Air Jordan 1 High Zoom Comfort

In 2018, Paris Saint-Germain, a French football club, and Jordan Brand reached an agreement to market training, performance, and lifestyle products. Since then, the two have released apparel, pairs of Air Jordan 4 & 5, and many other products. They are back again this week with a fresh pair of the Zoom Comfort variant of the Air Jordan 1. The pair is releasing on February 17th on SNRKS CA at CA$190. We expect this pair to release quickly although it is dropping at the same time as the AMBUSH x Dunk High Cosmic Fuschia.

Dunk High Vast Grey

Teased mid-December of 2020, the Dunk High Vast Grey was supposed to drop on January 14th but was later postponed. Just like the silhouette’s most beloved colorways, the Vast Grey features a plain white base, with panels around the foot, tongue, and throughout the heel features Nike’s Vast Grey color. The two-tone Dunk High is set to release on February 18th on Footlocker CA.

UPDATE: Footlocker CA pushed the release to March 5th.

WMNS Dunk High Football Grey

The WMNS Dunk High Football Grey is part of the Dunk releases Nike revealed in December 2020. This colorway is a Women’s exclusive that was released in Europe and Asia on January 14th but was postponed on the week of by North American retailers. A month later, the colorway is finally getting released in North America at CA$145. Sneakerheads in Canada can purchase the pair on Footlocker’s website.

Dunk Low Hyper Cobalt

36 years ago, Nike released the first pair of Dunk Low, and since, it has become one of the most desired sneakers in the world. In the last two years, we have seen interest in the Dunk silhouette we haven’t seen since the 2000s. The Hyper Cobalt colorway features a Black base and is overlaid with Hyper Cobalt panels reminiscing of the Air Jordan 1 Royal. The pair will release on February 18th on Footlocker CA at CA$135.

UPDATE: FootLocker CA pushed the release to March 4th.

Dunk Low SP UNLV (2021)

Sporting the same colorway as the OFF-WHITE x Dunk Low University Red, the Dunk Low UNLV references the “Be True To Your School” pack released in 1985. The colorway has been tweaked throughout the decades but it still close to the original colorway aside from the low-top frame. The pair is set to release on February 18th at CA$135 on Footlocker.

WMNS Dunk Low Coast

In honor of the Bruins, many of the overlays are dyed the titular “Coast,” a shade somewhat reminiscent of UNC’s more prolific “University Blue.” Laces, threads, Swooshes, and the like follow suit in the bright accent, while the midsole and leather underlayer dress white to more accurately mirror the two-toned schemes of the aforementioned Elsewhere, the woven label atop the tongue as well as the “Nike” embroidery at the heel tab round off the tribute with a light touch of gold. These sneakers will release on February 18th at CA$135 on Footlocker.

Air Jordan 3 Cool Grey (2021)

Re-releasing for the first time ever, this retro AJ3 returns with true-to-form coloring and upgraded materials. With hits of Sport Red and Orange Peel on the tongue, eyelets, Airbag, and heel tab, the upgraded construction features a genuine leather upper, matte-finished midsole, and elephant-print overlays on the forefoot and heel. The pair is set to release on February 20th on SNKRS CA and Footlocker at CA$245.

WMNS Air Jordan 1 High OG Silver Toe

Due most in part to its simplicity, the “Silver Toe” has garnered quite a bit of buzz leading up to its launch. In terms of design, the colorway strikes a good balance between new and old, tweaking offerings like the “Bred Toe” with layers of silver metallic. These luxe finishes treat the toe, ankle flap, and counter, while the overlays and unders lean on the familiar in white and black, respectively. The pair is set to release on February 19th on Footlocker at CA$220.

adidas Yeezy 700 V3 Kyanite

The newest Yeezy 700 v3 to be welcomed is the brand new makeup entitled the “Kyanite”. For those who aren’t experts in geology, if you google search its moniker you’ll find that the search results populate an aluminosilicate mineral rock that has a marbled blue-white aesthetic. And you’ll realize that the name, in this case, makes perfect sense for why this particular iteration is styled in the way that it is. The pair is set to release on February 19th on Footlocker at CA$260.

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Legends Don’t Die

Legends Never Die

2020 has been a great year for Nike Dunk’s fanatics. Many good releases came out, and so many people who held on to their pairs during the Dunks heyday got to cash out in the process. As bad as 2020 was to most people, it has been a good year for sneakerheads (and NXTDROP tbh).

In our latest episode, we took a closer look at the Bodega x Dunk High Legend collaboration. I have to be honest; I did not think the shoes were nice the first time I saw them online. It was just too much for me, and I didn’t like the stitch detailing at all. But to my surprise, I had a very different reaction when I got to see them in person and touch and feel them. I was 1000% wrong about the shoe, the detailing may be too much, but the raw material feels too good. One thing I have learned this year is that pictures don’t do justice to sneakers. I’ve hated the Union LA x Air Jordan 4 when they revealed the pair. But that’s a discussion for another day.

It may or may not be tough to find something to wear these shoes with, depending on your style, but I believe these pairs are worth purchasing. I like when the collaborators decide to go the extra mile and bring in new materials. It gives a breath of fresh air to the sneakers. Anyone can take a shoe and change the color palette, but to take the current product and add your sauce to it creates something magic like this. The creators at Bodega have been doing this for more than a decade now. They are legends in the industry. Big shout out to the whole team at Bodega.

Check out our new episode of Sneak Peek available on YouTube below.

Sneak Peek by NXTDROP: Bodega x Dunk High Legend

If you’re looking to purchase this pair in Canada, we still have them listed for sale on the website. Visit nxtdrop.com or click this link.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Kobe Bryant wearing the Kobe Grinch

On the morning of January, 26th 2020, NBA fans all around the world were in shock when they learned that the basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, had passed away. It felt unreal and a year later, the feelings the same. Kobe’s death marked the beginning of the horror movie 2020 was for most people and resulted in his signature shoe gaining more notoriety. Most of the Kobe’s that released in 2020 sold out immediately as fans were showing their respects to the legend.

On Christmas Day for the first time since 2010, the Kobe Protro Grinch retroed. We were all introduced to the Kobe Grinch on the same day 10 years ago during a game between the Lakers and the Miami with a young LeBron just acquired during the off-season. Kobe won his 5th and last ring the previous season and stepped on the hardwood with lime green sneakers inspired by the green mamba snake. It was until later that sneaker blogs and sneakerheads renamed it the “Grinch” for its resemblance to the character created by Dr. Seuss.

The infamous Kobe 6 Protro Grinch was released on Christmas 2020 at CA$230. It is currently retailing between CA$400 and CA$700.

If you’re still looking to purchase in Canada, please visit our marketplace on nxtdrop.com. You can buy and sell this pair on the website and soon on our mobile app. Stay tuned.

You can watch our latest episode of Sneak Peek by NXTDROP below.

Sneak Peek by NXTDROP: Nike Kobe 6 “Grinch”

When K-Pop Meets the Sneaker World

When K-Pop Meets the Sneaker World

K-Pop star G-Dragon’s fashion label, PEACEMINUSONE, and Nike teamed once again in 2020 to release an exclusive pair of Air Force 1. G-Dragon, best-known for his musical career as a member of Big Bang, ventured into fashion and founded PEACEMINUSONE in 2016, and their products have been selling out at the speed of light.

PEACEMINUSONE and Nike first teamed in 2019, and they released two pairs to the general public. Both featured a black leather upper, but the Korea Exclusive featured a red Swoosh instead of the white on the global release. A Friends & Family variant also came out with a yellow Swoosh.

The Para-Noise 2.0 features the same color scheme as its predecessor. However, white leather replaced the black leather, and the white Swoosh was replaced with a black one. Like the first Para-Noise, the upper features a paint layer that wears away over time to reveal artwork designed by G-Dragon. The shoes came with an extra set of white laces, and the midsole and sole are dressed all over with strokes of black paint.

The Para-Noise 2.0 retailed on November 25th, 2020, at CA$260. The pair sold out but is still available on NXTDROP. Click Here To Purchase Them Now.

Check our Sneak Peek Episode on this sneaker below.

Sneak Peek by NXTDROP – PEACEMINUSONE x Air Force 1 ’07 Para-Noise 2.0

The Air Jordan 1 Hi ’85 “Neutral Grey” Releases on February 10th

Air Jordan 1 Retro High '85 OG Neutral Grey. Image from Nike.

With many outstanding releases scheduled this year, the Air Jordan 1 is gunning for the #1 spot in 2021. Rumors of this drop started last year, and Nike finally announced the release last week. Fans of the OG form of the Air Jordan 1 are waiting for this drop, so we anticipate that it will sell out quickly. And to add to it, the release is said to be limited to 23,000 pairs worldwide.

Thirty-Five years ago, the Air Jordan 1 first hit the shelves changing the footwear game forever. Since 1985, this silhouette is one of the most recognizable shoes in the world. The OG colorway is coming back this month with retro packaging, including an individually numbered dustbag and a throwback hangtag depicting MJ soaring above the Chicago skyline.

The shoe will release on February 10th, 2021, for CA$265. Mark your calendars.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High ’85 OG Neutral Grey

SKU: BQ4422-100

Colorway: White/Neutral Grey

Release Date: February 10th, 2021

Price: CA$265

Where To Buy: SNKRS CA & NXTDROP

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