The 10 Most Anticipated Sneaker Releases of 2021 (So Far)

New year, new sneaker releases.

A new year has arrived and it's another chance to cop some heat and grow your ever-increasing sneaker collection. This year is off to a promising start with a plethora of confirmed and rumored sneaker releases that will make a bunch of year-end lists. From classics to new collaborations, the sneaker world is about to get even crazier. Below, our list of the most anticipated sneaker releases for 2021 thus far.

10 | LeBron 8 'South Beach'

Expected Release Date: Spring 2021

Retail Price: TBA

Originally released in 2010, LeBron James’ eighth signature sneaker in the iconic "South Beach" colorway is making a return in 2021.

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9 | READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid

Expected Release Date: February 27, 2021

Retail Price: $160/ around P7,700

Nike is collaborating with Japanese brand, READYMADE, to create a unique spin on their classic silhouettes, the blazer mids. Travis Scott was already seen recently wearing the pair on his IG stories.

8 | Yeezy 450 “Nuriel”

Expected Release Date: February 2021


Retail Price: $180/ around P8,650

After months of speculation and teasing, Kanye West’s Yeezy 450 might finally be released to the public this year.

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7 | Fragment Design x Sacai x Nike LDV Waffle

Expected Release Date: 2021

Retail Price: TBA

First worn by Fragment Design’s Hiroshi Fujiwara, this collaboration with the Sacai Nike Waffles is finally getting its release this year.

6 | Supreme Nike SB Dunks Low 

Expected Release Date: 2021

Retail Price: $120/ around P5,800

Supreme and Nike are teaming up once more, this time for four different colorways of the low version of the Supreme Nike SB Dunk highs that were released in 2003.

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5 | Air Jordan 6 Retro 'Carmine'

Expected Release Date: February 13, 2021

Retail Price: $225/ around P10,800

The Jordan 6 Retro “Carmine” is coming back in its original look for the first time since the original release in 1991.

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4 | Air Jordan 11 Retro 'Cool Grey'

Expected Release Date: December 2021

Retail Price: TBA

First worn by His Airness, Michael Jordan, himself in 2001, the timeless Jordan 11 “Cool Greys” might finally get its first release in 11 years. 

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3 | Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 Retro 'British Khaki'

Expected Release Date: 2021

Retail Price: TBA

The follow up to Travis Scott’s first Air Jordan 6 colorway, "Olive", will surely get the rapper’s fans and sneakerheads hyped.

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2 | Trophy Room x Air Jordan 1 Retro 'Chicago'

Expected Release Date: February 10, 2021

Retail Price: $170/ around P8,200

This much anticipated Air Jordan 1 collab with Marcus Jordan's Trophy Room will definitely see an exponential increase in resell value due to the fact that only 12,000 pairs were made.

1 | Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard 2.5

Expected Release Date: 2021

Retail Price: TBA

Tom Sachs’ updated version of his Nike Mars Yard 2.0, which was first made available through a wear-test program late last year, is expected to take the sneaker world by storm hopefully before the end of the year.


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