Some weeks are trend-heavy, featuring a bunch of shoes that look pretty similar. This week is not one of those times. Instead, you’re about to see the breadth of aesthetics that play in sneaker culture. The biggest release of the week is the Off-White Chuck Taylor from Converse, which rounds out Virgil Abloh’s first collection with Nike. Next up is a trio of curry-inspired Air Maxes from Nike, a widely available version of an old Jordan PE, Bobbito Garcia’s newest collaboration with Puma, and runners from both Reebok and Nike. Get to it!

Nike Air Max 1 “Curry”

SHOP $150, nike.com

The Air Max 1 Curry is one of those strange sneaker stories that starts with no one caring about the shoe. The original colorway dropped amid a bunch of hyped collaborative releases and sat on the shelves while shoppers scooped up the pairs around them. It wasn’t until later that fans realized the colorway dropped and sneakerheads began fiending after them. A decade later, they’re a beloved colorway, and Air Max heads are thrilled to have them come back.

Release: 5/10

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Nike Zoom Fly “Rage Green”

SHOP $150, nike.com

One of our favorite tech style mashups, the Zoom Fly from Nike, is a silhouette that always offers a dope look on one of the most advanced running sneakers on the market. This “Rage Green” colorway utilizes an almost entirely white upper with a swoosh and stripes in very light teal, with some of them fading into a leaf green. These sneakers scream spring and will have you running in style, whether on your jogging route or to the farmers market. (OK, almost no one goes to farmers markets, so let’s just call it what it is: You can wear these to run to the bodega around the corner to grab a matching 32oz Yellow Gatorade when you were up too late the night before.).

Release: 5/10

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​Reebok Sock Run.r

SHOP $250, barneys.com

The sock runner is one of the most pervasive current trends, and the latest offering comes from Reebok. The new Run.r takes all the details we’ve come to expect from this high-end look: an almost full-sized sock upper sitting on top of a multi-piece sole that looks far more expensive than the $250 price tag. These are dropping exclusively through Barney’s this week, with a wider release next week.

Release: 5/11

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Converse x Off-White Chuck 70

SHOP $130, converse.com

When “The Ten” collection between Virgil Abloh’s Off-White and Nike was first announced, it included a list of 10 sneakers. (Hence the name.) In that list was one Jordan, eight Nikes, and one Converse Chuck Taylor. This weekend, you’ll finally get your chance at the not-yet-released Converse. The iconic Chuck Taylor—Michael Jordan’s preferred game shoe—is done up almost entirely in clear plastic with expected Off-White signature detailing on the heel and the zip tie on the laces. Everything Off-White collaborates on tends to disappear pretty fast; if you want these, you’re going to have to make a friend at a popular sneaker store. You can do it!

Release: 5/12

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Air Jordan III “Katrina”

SHOP $190, nike.com

This Jordan III colorway was originally a PE—a Players Edition, created exclusively for a player to wear during a game and never replicated for the consumer—and the shoes were later auctioned off to raise money for relief after Hurricane Katrina. The colorway is back, and this time, it’s available to anyone who has quick enough fingers to buy them (and the cash to support the purchase). The sneakers feature some of the classic elements of Jordan sneakers: white tumbled leather, elephant print, and hits of red. It’s not a retro colorway, but is definitely in line with the heritage.

Release: 5/12

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Puma x Bobbito Garcia Suede

SHOP $110, puma.com

It‘s no exaggeration to call Bobbito Garcia one of the fathers of sneaker culture: It was his writing that first introduced the world to the idea of a sneakerhead, and his collaborations have been mimicked by all the big brands, which set up long-lasting trends. He teamed up with Puma for the SUEDE 50 program with a duo of styles that he says is inspired by basketball culture in the ’70s, when the looks were “fluid, sleek, and simple.”

Release: 5/12

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Nike Air Max 1 “Red Curry” and “Green Curry”

SHOP $150, unkwn.com

On the heels of the classic Curry colorway of the Air Max 1 comes two new takes on the look. If you’re a fan of curries (the food), you know there are dozens of cultures who use the method to make delicious meals, and many use the color to describe the flavor. This week, Nike adds Red and Green curries as inspiration for sneakers. Who knows if these will pop off to have the same cultural significance as the OG, but it’s certainly a tasty inspiration.

Release: 5/12

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Air Jordan XI RE2PECT

SHOP $200, nike.com

When Derek Jeter was getting ready to retire from baseball, Jordan Brand announced a line of products to pay homage to this beloved player, including some very hyped shoes. The RE2PECT sneakers pay respect to the athlete with his jersey number right in the name. The latest pair, suede low 11s, is covered entirely in Yankee navy blue making for a clean, contemporary look.

Release: 5/14

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Oliver Cabell x AESTHETNIK

SHOP $208, olivercabell.com

Okay, we know we’ve called a lot of sneakers “clean” this week, and while that’s true, we don’t want it to detract from this Oliver Cabell x AESTHENTIK collaboration that’s really about as clean as you can get. The uber-minimalist upper is basically a single panel of smooth white deerskin leather, all sitting on top of a thin, beige, Italian rubber sole. Only 75 pairs were made of the shoes, so grab them while you can. They might not stand out—but they definitely make a statement.

Release: 5/15

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Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock “Real Purple”

SHOP $140, adidas.com

We love a sculptural shoe. When a brand uses cutting edge tech to create a sneaker that’s more than just leather and laces (especially in unexpected shapes), it forces the industry to think differently about what we can and should expect from our footwear. The Crazy 1 ADV Sock does just that: The ribbed Primeknit sock offers a look that’s on trend but does it in a way that we haven’t quite seen it before. And if that somewhat minimal upper didn’t do enough, the massive heel loop adds even more boldness.

Release: 5/15

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