Updated: May 23, 2019
What’s good with my Sneakerhead family? How’s everybody doing? How has your year been? Did you score in December or did you take Ls like a lot of us did?
I’ve been looking at releases from over the past year of 2018 and there was so many kicks that dropped it was unbelievable!! To say that the market was flooded would be an understatement. There was seriously no way any one person could have copped all of those kicks or kept up with all of those kicks….
Initially I was going to try, but the more I did my research there was no way humanly possible for me to cover every shoe that released and it still be a blog… would be more like a magazine. So what I decided to do is highlight a few hyped releases and collaborations that came out each month throughout the year. So bear with me, it’s still a lot of shoes to cover but I think I got a hold of it.
January started off kind of slow with the Jordan 4 Levi’s collaboration releasing. Then there was the Kyrie 3 “Ray Gun” drop, Air Max 97 Italy and Kendrick Lamar Cortez also came out. To be fair there are another 13-15 kicks that released in the midst of these. But, remember I can’t list all of them. Only a few hyped releases from each month.
February is always a heavy month for kicks…we had the Jordan 3 “Dunk Contest” drop along with a Jordan 1 “Gold Toes” and a Solefly x Jordan 17 collaboration. Lebron watch started with a Diamond Turf release, Playstation & Nike dropped the Paul George 2 and Adidas collaborated with Neighborhood for an NMD release.
March brought the first wave of Off White Jordan 1s and Tinker Jordan 3s with the swoosh. The Jordan 3 “Seoul” also released. Off white vapor max hit the scene as well. But Air Max took the show with the Sean Wortherspoon Air Max 1/97 and the Atmos “Animal” pack 2.0 dropping.
April was somewhat slow…. only in comparison to the other months. We finally got Jordan 1 “Shadows” and some smooth “Pass The Torch” Jordan 1s. Yeezy first installment of the 500 dropped, Acronym & Nike released the Vapormax Plus…. but my favorite was the Air Max 97 “Patchwork”. The shoe was very well crafted and something different.
May was something of a headache. Jordan decided to release a Jordan 1 OG high “Best in Hand” pack with 4 different colors (Blue Moon, Track Red, Yellow Ochre & Clay Green). The Satin Shattered Backboard Jordan 1s also created a frenzy, then the “Respect” Jordan 11 low also hit the scene. If that wasn’t enough….Off White Converse dropped along with a NMD collaboration pack from adidas & Pharrell. Reebok even made some waves with a collaborative drop with rapper Curren$y, giving life to the Question mid again.
June was the intro into the summer and it was a fire month for kicks. Jordan dropped another Levi’s collaboration followed by another Off White Jordan 1 and the release of the Michigan Jordan 12s. June also brought us Converse × Golf Le Fleur drop, Yeezy 500s and the Nike “Just Do It” pack that was huge and seen everywhere.