Shelf Life (4.3-4.9.2016)

My love for sneakers came from the Air Max 95 “Neon”, the Vans Sk8-Hi and the Puma Blaze of Glory “Bloodbath”. The sneaker culture strongly influenced my lifestyle by giving me a passion and hobby . Every week on Shelf Life, I’ll bring you the top sneaker releases based on my love and knowledge of the sneaker industry, as well as other pairs that might have sparked my interest. 


The amount of releases this week is nothing short of insane. Nike is coming in strong with some gems for the old school shoe-heads. The Air More Uptempo OG and various Air Jordan are retroing while the Swoosh keeps pushing out modern looks like the Nike F.C. Free Flyknit Mercurial CR. New Balance surprises us with some 580s for their 20th anniversary which will go perfect with your summer night outfits. adidas pushes back the highly anticipated Highsnobiety UltraBoost to this Saturday (4.9.2016) and its hype just continues to skyrocket.

Nike Air More Uptempo OG “Black/White”


This shoe first intrigued me when I just started collecting kicks. At first glance, they may shock a few,  but the longer you stare at these, the more they seduce you with its uniqueness. The word “Air” written on the entire lateral side of the shoe is not exactly low-key,  but it’s perfectly blended in with the smooth black nubuck upper. The black rope heel tab, murdered out mid sole and subtle white accents complete the look of this retro basketball shoe made unforgettable by Scottie Pippen. Being locked in the vault for a few years now, Nike made the smart move by retro-ing this pair to give some nostalgic memories to older sneakerheads reminiscing about the great Bulls era.

The Nike Air More Uptempo OG is available now at various Nike retailers across Canada such as The Closet Inc. for a steep price of $215. Expect these to sell out rather quickly.

Nike Air Presto “White/White”


Available at: BB Branded

Release Date: Available now.

Color: White/Black

Retail Price: $165

Shelf Life: Sell out within a week.

Estimated After-Market Price: $180


adidas Consortium x Highsnobiety Ultraboost (*UPDATE*)


Available at: OTH

Release Date: 4.9.2016

Color: Grey

Retail Price: $235

Shelf Life: Immediate sell out.

Estimated After-Market Price: $500


Air Jordan 10 Retro “Paris”


Available at: Nike

Release Date: 4.9.2016

Color: Black/Black/Fierce Purple

Retail Price: $255

Shelf Life: Immediate sell out.

Estimated After-Market Price: $400


Nike Dunk High Retro QS


Available at: S. Tabak

Release Date: 4.8.2016

Color: White/Red & White/Blue

Retail Price: $165

Shelf Life: Sell out within a few days.

Estimated After-Market Price: $200


adidas NMD “Monochrome” Mesh


Available at: Courtside Sneakers

Release Date: 4.9.2016

Color: White & Black

Retail Price: $150

Shelf Life: Immediate sell out.

Estimated After-Market Price: $250


Air Jordan 4 Retro Premium “Pinnacle”



Available at: Exclucity

Release Date: 4.9.2016

Color: Black/Anthracite/Black

Retail Price: $500

Shelf Life: Immediate sell out.

Estimated After-Market Price: $600


ASICS Gel-Lyte III “Year of the Monkey”


Available at: Livestock

Release Date: Available Now.

Color: Burgundy/Gold/White

Retail Price: $170

Shelf Life: Sell out within a few days

Estimated After-Market Price: $200


Nike F.C. Free Flyknit Mercurial CR


Available at: Nike

Release Date: Available Now

Color: Royal Blue/Black/White

Retail Price: $265

Shelf Life: Wild Card

Estimated After-Market Price: $350


New Balance Reengineered MRT580TH “20th Anniversary”


Available at: Solestop

Release Date: Available Now

Color: Blue/White

Retail Price: $150

Shelf Life: Wild Card

Estimated After-Market Price: $180


Air Jordan 17+ Retro “Copper”

air-jordan-17-22Available at: Foot Locker (House of Hoops)

Color: White/Black/Sport Royal/Metallic Copper Coin

Retail Price: $330

Shelf Life: Sell out within hours

Estimated After-Market Price: $400

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