November has well and truly begun, and for most of us, that cold wintery snap has come along with it. If the shift in weather has you feeling blue, then what better way to lift your spirits than with some good, old-fashioned retail therapy?
It’s a sneaker-heavy week, with long-awaited Virgil Abloh x Nike “The Ten” collection finally releasing worldwide. If you can’t get your hands on a pair of those coveted kicks, fear not – COMME des GARÇONS x Converse are dropping a brand new Chuck Taylor collab, too. More footwear goodness comes in the form of ARKK Copenhagen‘s lush “Ash Rose” Raven Mesh silhouette, adidas Originals’ women’s-only Forum Lo and Pharrell x adidas Originals NMD Human Race TR “Clear Grey.” In case the upcoming festive season (or all the money you just dropped on new sneakers) has you in the nurturing mood, the newly re-released Tamagotchi will help take care of that. Read on to see what’s hitting shelves this week.
Release Date: November 9
Release Price: TBC, available at select adidas retailers
This newly redeveloped Forum Lo by adidas Originals is for ladies only. With the perfect balance of minimal-meets-luxe, the light grey silhouette is accented with textured snakeskin details throughout. Giving it that retro feel is the adidas-branded ankle strap and the chunky off-white midsole offers that perfect boost of height, as well as ensuring it stays on-trend. You heard it here, chunky soles aren’t only practical for the fall/winter season, they’re still en vogue too.
Release Date: November 8
Release Price: $120 USD, available at Arkk Copenhagen’s web store
The dull winter weather is no reason to strip your sneaker rotation of any color, at least not if Arkk Copenhagen has anything to do with it. The independent Danish sneaker brand has just unveiled it’s Pre-Spring 2018 line and it’s bursting with vivid tones, including our new favorite – “Ash Rose.” Its beloved Raven Mesh silhouette, which is insanely comfortable and the ideal everyday sneaker, gets swathed in this perfect pink tone this week – cop it quick to brighten up your look and your life.
Release Date: November 11
Release Price: $250 USD, available at BBC stores worldwide
Pharrell is back with another collaborative adidas Originals shoe and this time it’s the NMD Human Race TR “Clear Grey” that gets an exclusive treatment. The light grey upper is unassuming at first, but look closely and you’ll see a subtle patterned upper with alternation pale pink and blue streaks throughout. Rounding off this silhouette is a jagged outsole and cage detailing on the lateral side. This one’s exclusive to BBC stores, so mark your calendars for the release.
Release Date: November 9
Release Price: TBC, available at NikeLab stores and select retailers
Perhaps the most hyped sneaker collab of the season, Virgil Abloh‘s “The Ten” collection with Nike is finally due to hit shelves this week. With ten reworked silhouettes releasing under the themes of “REVEALING” and “GHOSTING,” there’s plenty to choose from – the only issue lies in actually copping a pair. Silhouettes include the Air Jordan 1, Air Max 90, Air Presto, Air VaporMax, Blazer Mid, Converse Chuck Taylor, Zoom Fly SP, Air Force 1 Low, React Hyperdunk 2017 and Air Max 97, all deconstructed and reimagined by Abloh. Peep the full range of worldwide stockists here.
Release Date: November 10
Release Price: TBC, available at select retailers
COMME des GARÇONS‘ collaborations with Converse frequently do well – and it’s easy to see why. Grabbing a piece of that iconic CdG design sensibility in a wearable (and affordable) format is rare. This time, the partnership sees two hi-top silhouettes – one in black and the other in cream. Each sneaker features the trademark canvas upper, silver eyelets and an embroidered All Star patch alongside a rubber CdG logo on the lateral. You’ve got to be quick to pick these up, chances are these versatile kicks will sell out instantly.
Release Date: November 5
Release Price: TBC, available at stockists like Amazon
The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. That’s right ’90s kids, the Tamagotchi is back. Although the much-loved virtual pet made a comeback in Japan earlier this year, it’s now set to relaunch stateside too. Now you can quench any desire to care for someone other than yourself without the fear of actually having any real responsibility. Six new egg-shaped Tamagotchi’s will be available – choose wisely, you’ll likely be digging this out of a time capsule again in 20 years.