Sneaker drop: December 2018

Nike has three launches that couldn’t be left off the list.

Every great outfit starts from the feet up, which is why Furthermore created a monthly sneaker roundup. Curated by footwear aficionado Ray Polanco Jr., this guide will narrow down the best of sportswear and luxury brands alike. Each issue will also feature a pick from a guest contributor with notable clout in the shoe world. Here, what those in-the-know will be lining up for (physically and virtually) this December.

John Gotty

Gotty is a Nashville-based creative. As the founder of hip-hop site The Smoking Section, Gotty’s made a name for himself over the past decade as someone who has an eye for what’s hot in music, footwear, trends, and more. Instagram: @JohnGotty


Ray Polanco Jr. is a Bronx native and LA-based digital storyteller, brand consultant, and mentor to young creatives. He’s worked with artists such as Nas, Kendrick Lamar, and Skrillex and companies including Nike, adidas, and Converse. Keep up with his adventures on Instagram: @RayPolancoJr.

adidas ultraboost

Adidas set the benchmark for performance combined with style in 2015 with the UltraBOOST, which went on to become a decade-defining sneaker. Three years later, the original colorway that kicked off the line is back. Get it online December 1 at 10 a.m. EST.
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air jordan xi concord

The most coveted holy grail of sneakers will finally see its first public release and sneakerheads are in a frenzy. The Concord 45 was made in 1995 exclusively for Michael Jordan upon his return to the NBA from retirement. You can finally own a gem from the closet of the greatest basketball player of all time on December 8 at 10 a.m. EST.
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collegium classic pillar low "orancio"

Collegium is known for taking inspiration from sportswear and sneaker culture, then elevating those ideas into luxurious footwear where quality reigns supreme. This particular colorway is a nod to the street cred the ever-popular Hermes bags have obtained. It’s available now at Bloomingdales stores or at CollegiumShoes.com.
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reebok pyro

Dust off your windbreakers and vibrant track suits for a flashback to the 90s. The Reebok Pyro returns in a white base with berry and highlighter accents, giving off Richard Simmons vibes. Get your pair online on December 6… matching leg warmers and workout tights sold separately.
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nike air fear of god 1

Designer Jerry Lorenzo propelled his streetwear label into high fashion, catching the attention of Kanye West, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, and seemingly every NBA player. Now, he’s teaming up with Nike to elevate basketball sneakers. The Nike Air Fear of God 1 is made to perform on the court and the runway. Get your pair on December 15 on the Nike SNKRS app.
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gucci screener gg sneaker

Vintage continues to dominate in fashion and Gucci has its pulse on every trend in the industry. Retro branding, aged soles, and distressed materials makes this tennis shoe chic and comfortable. It’s available online now.
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nike air max plus og hyper blue

“The Hyper Blue Air Max Plus has been a certified hit since they dropped in 1998. Twenty years later, they’re the epitome of a classic—they have a defining look, advanced technology, and an eye-popping colorway—that’s stood the test of time. Get it December 22 at Nike.com.” – John Gotty
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