Legends Don’t Die

Legends Never Die

2020 has been a great year for Nike Dunk’s fanatics. Many good releases came out, and so many people who held on to their pairs during the Dunks heyday got to cash out in the process. As bad as 2020 was to most people, it has been a good year for sneakerheads (and NXTDROP tbh).

In our latest episode, we took a closer look at the Bodega x Dunk High Legend collaboration. I have to be honest; I did not think the shoes were nice the first time I saw them online. It was just too much for me, and I didn’t like the stitch detailing at all. But to my surprise, I had a very different reaction when I got to see them in person and touch and feel them. I was 1000% wrong about the shoe, the detailing may be too much, but the raw material feels too good. One thing I have learned this year is that pictures don’t do justice to sneakers. I’ve hated the Union LA x Air Jordan 4 when they revealed the pair. But that’s a discussion for another day.

It may or may not be tough to find something to wear these shoes with, depending on your style, but I believe these pairs are worth purchasing. I like when the collaborators decide to go the extra mile and bring in new materials. It gives a breath of fresh air to the sneakers. Anyone can take a shoe and change the color palette, but to take the current product and add your sauce to it creates something magic like this. The creators at Bodega have been doing this for more than a decade now. They are legends in the industry. Big shout out to the whole team at Bodega.

Check out our new episode of Sneak Peek available on YouTube below.

Sneak Peek by NXTDROP: Bodega x Dunk High Legend

If you’re looking to purchase this pair in Canada, we still have them listed for sale on the website. Visit nxtdrop.com or click this link.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Kobe Bryant wearing the Kobe Grinch

On the morning of January, 26th 2020, NBA fans all around the world were in shock when they learned that the basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, had passed away. It felt unreal and a year later, the feelings the same. Kobe’s death marked the beginning of the horror movie 2020 was for most people and resulted in his signature shoe gaining more notoriety. Most of the Kobe’s that released in 2020 sold out immediately as fans were showing their respects to the legend.

On Christmas Day for the first time since 2010, the Kobe Protro Grinch retroed. We were all introduced to the Kobe Grinch on the same day 10 years ago during a game between the Lakers and the Miami with a young LeBron just acquired during the off-season. Kobe won his 5th and last ring the previous season and stepped on the hardwood with lime green sneakers inspired by the green mamba snake. It was until later that sneaker blogs and sneakerheads renamed it the “Grinch” for its resemblance to the character created by Dr. Seuss.

The infamous Kobe 6 Protro Grinch was released on Christmas 2020 at CA$230. It is currently retailing between CA$400 and CA$700.

If you’re still looking to purchase in Canada, please visit our marketplace on nxtdrop.com. You can buy and sell this pair on the website and soon on our mobile app. Stay tuned.

You can watch our latest episode of Sneak Peek by NXTDROP below.

Sneak Peek by NXTDROP: Nike Kobe 6 “Grinch”

When K-Pop Meets the Sneaker World

When K-Pop Meets the Sneaker World

K-Pop star G-Dragon’s fashion label, PEACEMINUSONE, and Nike teamed once again in 2020 to release an exclusive pair of Air Force 1. G-Dragon, best-known for his musical career as a member of Big Bang, ventured into fashion and founded PEACEMINUSONE in 2016, and their products have been selling out at the speed of light.

PEACEMINUSONE and Nike first teamed in 2019, and they released two pairs to the general public. Both featured a black leather upper, but the Korea Exclusive featured a red Swoosh instead of the white on the global release. A Friends & Family variant also came out with a yellow Swoosh.

The Para-Noise 2.0 features the same color scheme as its predecessor. However, white leather replaced the black leather, and the white Swoosh was replaced with a black one. Like the first Para-Noise, the upper features a paint layer that wears away over time to reveal artwork designed by G-Dragon. The shoes came with an extra set of white laces, and the midsole and sole are dressed all over with strokes of black paint.

The Para-Noise 2.0 retailed on November 25th, 2020, at CA$260. The pair sold out but is still available on NXTDROP. Click Here To Purchase Them Now.

Check our Sneak Peek Episode on this sneaker below.

Sneak Peek by NXTDROP – PEACEMINUSONE x Air Force 1 ’07 Para-Noise 2.0

The Air Jordan 1 Hi ’85 “Neutral Grey” Releases on February 10th

Air Jordan 1 Retro High '85 OG Neutral Grey. Image from Nike.

With many outstanding releases scheduled this year, the Air Jordan 1 is gunning for the #1 spot in 2021. Rumors of this drop started last year, and Nike finally announced the release last week. Fans of the OG form of the Air Jordan 1 are waiting for this drop, so we anticipate that it will sell out quickly. And to add to it, the release is said to be limited to 23,000 pairs worldwide.

Thirty-Five years ago, the Air Jordan 1 first hit the shelves changing the footwear game forever. Since 1985, this silhouette is one of the most recognizable shoes in the world. The OG colorway is coming back this month with retro packaging, including an individually numbered dustbag and a throwback hangtag depicting MJ soaring above the Chicago skyline.

The shoe will release on February 10th, 2021, for CA$265. Mark your calendars.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High ’85 OG Neutral Grey

SKU: BQ4422-100

Colorway: White/Neutral Grey

Release Date: February 10th, 2021

Price: CA$265

Where To Buy: SNKRS CA & NXTDROP

To buy and sell these sneakers, visit our marketplace, NXTDROP, the best online sneaker store in Canada.

The Air Jordan 6 “Carmine” Is Back

The Air Jordan 6 "Carmine" Is Back

For the second time since 1991, the ‘Carmine’ Air Jordan 6 is being retroed as a standalone shoe. The last time the Air Jordan 6 ‘Carmine,’ Kanye was still at Nike, and the Red Octobers just dropped.

Michael Jordan wore the shoe nicknamed after the deep red hues it bears during the first half of the 1991-1992 NBA season after winning the Championship sporting the Air Jordan 6 Infrared. Note that this year is the 30th anniversary of this colorway, and the last time the Jumpman released this colorway was its 23rd anniversary. The Carmine features the mythical red and white upper with black on the midsole, tongue, and pull tab.

Unlike the 2014 release, this release will feature the Nike Air on the heel for the time since the ’91 drop. The sneakers will release on February 13th, 2021, for CA$265.

Air Jordan 6 Retro OG Carmine (2021)

Men’s SKU: CT8529-106 (CA$265)

GS SKU: 384665-106 (CA$185)

Colorway: White/Black/Carmine

Release Date: February 13th, 2021

To buy and sell these sneakers, visit our marketplace, NXTDROP, the best online sneaker store in Canada.

Take a look at some classic photos of MJ playing in ‘Carmines’ below.

The Air Jordan 4 Retro “Taupe Haze” Will Release on February 27th

The Air Jordan 4 Retro "Taupe Haze" Will Release on February 27th

Officially announced in December 2020, Nike and Jordan Brand initially scheduled to release the Air Jordan 4 Retro “Taupe Haze” on January 28th, 2021. Unfortunately, Jordan postponed the release to February 28th for $200 (CA$260).

The pair features a “Taupe Haze” upper combined with “Oil Grey” accents across the wings, liners, and eyelets, as well as the outsole, laces, and heel tab reminiscent of the Air Jordan 4 Cactus Jack Friends & Family by Travis Scott. The upper is suede combined with a cracked, wear-away finish, and quick hits of “Infrared 23” are found in and around the tongue, and the midsoles arrive in a light “Sail.” Look at the more detailed pictures of the pair below, and subscribe to our newsletter for further updates and sneaker drops.

If you’re looking to purchase these in Canada, you can get them from Footlocker CA and possibly SNKRS CA. Or you can buy them from the best Canadian online sneaker store, NXTDROP. Note that we’re a marketplace, so sellers dictate the prices.

Air Jordan 4 Retro “Taupe Haze”

Mens SKU: DB0732-200

GS SKU: DB0732-200

Colorway: Taupe Haze/Oil Grey-Off White-Infrared 23

Release Date: February 27th, 2021

Price: $200 (CA$260)

To buy and sell these sneakers, visit our marketplace, NXTDROP, the best online sneaker store in Canada.

Yeezy 700 v3 Azareth Dropping This Week

adidas Yeezy 700 v3 Azareth

For its last August drop, Yeezy is releasing a new pair of the 700 v3 silhouette. Rather than keeping this drop exclusive to adidas and Yeezy Supply, this release is much more widespread delivery.

Arguably the silhouette’s cleanest colorway to-date, this design iteration is highlighted by its futuristic-like upper that stands out due to the nature of its sporty blue wavy design lines that lie beneath the translucent RPU cages. When first charged up in the light, the translucent RPU cages have capabilities of glowing in the dark.

Sizes for the whole family will make their way to the shelves on August 29th at the retailers listed below, Yeezy Supply, and the new-and-improved adidas Confirmed app. If you were looking to cop a pair of Yeezy 700 v3, this colorway is the one.

To buy and sell these sneakers, visit our marketplace, NXTDROP, the best online sneaker store in Canada.

UNION LA & Jordan Collaborate On A Four-Shoe Collection

UNION LA x Jordan Brand

West coast boutique UNION LA and Jordan Brand are back together after releasing two colorways of the Air Jordan 1 back in 2018. For Fall/Winter ’20, the imprint is following up with not just two but four different pairs for release on August 29th. From their duo of Air Jordan 4s to their Jordan Zoom 92 and Jordan Delta Mid, the “Sophomore Album” as they call it delivers a theme still retro-inspired.

The most anticipated pairs of the entire are the two Air Jordan 4s colorways. The “Off Noir” colorway features the same palettes of black, white, red, and blue as the UNION LA x Air Jordan 1 Blue Toe. Complementing this colorway is the “Guava Ice” colorway taking the same color pattern replacing the black, white, red, and blue with blue, pink, and vintage yellowing on the midsole. While the color palettes are impressive, the details are far more impressive as the tongue is loosely stitched down for a shorter look.

The Jordan Delta Mid borrows its color palette from the UNION LA x AJ4 “Off Noir” while the Jordan Zoom 92 borrows his from the UNION LA x AJ4 “Guava Ice.” The complete is scheduled to drop on August 29th on the boutique’s website.

To buy and sell these sneakers, visit our marketplace, NXTDROP, the best online sneaker store in Canada.

Nike x MEDICOM TOY SB Dunk Collab: The Hottest Dunks This Year?

MEDICOM TOY x Nike SB Dunk Low BE@RBRICK

Medicom Toy and Nike are back with a new SB Dunk collab making it their seventh Dunk collab since they started working together in 2002. This SB Dunk collab is among the most exquisite SB Dunk releases this year. Initially announced to be a Japan-exclusive release, the shoe is now on the SNKRS App for an August 22nd release.

Inspired by an Air Force 1 High covered in black faux fur that dropped in 2010, Nike SB and MEDICOM TOY uses similar devices to celebrate MEDICOM TOY’s famous BE@RBRICK line. Embroidered on the tongue and lateral heel in contrasting tones is the line’s famous logo, and hits of white are incorporated on the heel tab and midsole.

The shoes will retail at $135 for men sizes and $88 for kids sizes on August 22nd.

To buy and sell these sneakers, visit our marketplace, NXTDROP, the best online sneaker store in Canada.