Air Max 1 x Patta Aqua Noise, and other new sneakers this week
If you’re still reeling from the Nike x Sacai x Undercover LDWaffle drop last week, we don’t blame you.
But things in the sneaker world are changing fast, and there’s a new crop of shoes to buy this week. The independent company owned by Black Patta, for its part, continued its partnership with Nike, this time making the wavy design of the Air Max 1 a cool shade of blue.
Other notable collaborations include Korean label thisisneverthat with Converse, A-Cold-Wall * with UK colleague Dr Martens and New Balance with Los Angeles-based Staud.
Below are the new sneakers that are on our radar this week:
Air Max 1 x Patta Aqua Noise
When: November 4, 2021
Shop: SNKRS, Dover Street Market Singapore and DSMS E-Flash at 11am SGT
Price: $ 229
The next collaboration with Patta comes in a fresh colourway that the two brands have dubbed “Aqua Noise”. The teal hue echoes the wavy patterns that are now synonymous with the Amsterdam-based brand, and is complemented by tonal gray accents on the uppers. Expect Patta branding on the tongue label, as well as a matching gray mini Swoosh on the fender for good measure.
thisisneverthat x Converse Chuck 70 Hi and One Star
When: November 4, 2021
Price: 110 USD (around 148 USD)
The Korea-based label is never stranger to collaborations, having worked with brands like Crocs, New Balance and Hoka One One, so this partnership comes naturally to them. This time, they took over two other icons: Converse’s Chuck 70 Hi and One Star. The former sees off-white suede uppers with pre-aged midsoles to achieve a well-worn vintage look, while the latter combines dark navy nubuck uppers with black midsoles that are treated with intentional scuffing.
A-COLD-WALL * x Dr. Martens 1461 work shoe
When: November 4, 2021 (on ACW) and November 6, 2021 (on Dr. Martens)
Shop: A-WALL-COLD * and Dr Martens
Price: 230 USD (approx. S $.)
A-Cold-Wall * and Dr. Martens are revisiting the iconic 1461 shoes once again for their third collaboration, this time abandoning the previous “Graphite” colourway for smooth black leather. Instead of a zipper, this one has traditional laces, with the dotted “ACW” branding, most visible on the side of the shoes in white. The soles are an icy shade of bluish gray and are complemented with metallic silver bolts in the midfoot and around the heels to complete the industrial-inspired aesthetic.
New Balance x Staud 574 and 57/40
When: Available now
Boutique: New Balance Paragon, Bugis Junction and Suntec City; in line
Price: S $ 169 (574) and S $ 209 (57/40)
Now in his fourth collaboration with New Balance, Staud takes inspiration from the slogan “Classic Then, Classic Now” to create two sneakers, both influenced by ’80s workout videos and historic moments in the sport.
Both sneakers see a pop of vibrant color throughout; on the 574 the base is in light gray suede while the 57/40 is constructed with white mesh material with clear panels. Expect gum soles on both for a retro finish.