Shelf Life (5.8-5.14.2016)

My love for sneakers came from the Nike Flyknit Chukka, the New Balance 997 and the adidas Tubular 93. 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.

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This week is jam-packed with runners from Nike, adidas and New Balance. Not only these kicks are releasing in some fire colorways (insert fire emoji), but they’re also graced with premium materials such as Flyknit, Primeknit and suede. I promise you that copping any of the following sneakers will be deceiving one bit. With that being said, here’s this week’s runners-themed lineup.

Nike Flyknit Racer “Rainbow”

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This multicolored Racer is finally making a return. The third iteration of this colorway is by far my favorite, as the Flyknit is composed of a nicer mix of the colored knit compared to the 2.0 which had a predominantly blue/greenish tint to it. Also, this version is closer to the first, with the exception of a dark grey tongue. Of course, being a Flyknit Racer guarantees its lightweight and comfort. While many have trouble with the sizing, I’d suggest going either TTS or 0.5 up depending on the width of your foot.

The Nike Flyknit Racer “Rainbow” drops this Friday (5.13.2016) at 3:00AM EST (midnight PST) on Nike.ca for its regular $200 price point.

 


adidas Pharrell Williams Slip-On

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Available at: adidas Canada

Release Date: 5.12.2016

Color: Black/Granite/Chalk White

Retail Price: $105

Shelf Life: Immediate sell out.

Estimated Resell Price: $200

 


New Balance 878 “Mint”

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Available at: Off The Hook

Release Date: Available now.

Color: Mint/Cream/White

Retail Price: $140

Shelf Life: Wild card.

Estimated Resell Price: $150

 

 


adidas EQT Guidance PrimeKnit 

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Available at: Livestock Spadina

Release Date: Available now.

Color: White/Green/Black

Retail Price: $200

Shelf Life: Sell out during the weekend.

Estimated Resell Price: $250

 

 


adidas EQT Cushion 93 PrimeKnit

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Available at: SoleStop

Release Date: Available now.

Color: White/Green/Black

Retail Price: $210

Shelf Life: Sell out during the weekend.

Estimated Resell Price: $250

 

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