The Best Sneakers Releasing in July

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As July begins, so too are the sneaker giants plans’ for the Olympics. The month is loaded with basketball, running and lifestyle sneakers made for the occasion — but the regular hype cycle will also continue as usual.

July’s top sneaker releases include the first-time return for the Nike KD 4 “Nerf,” a Kith x New Balance duo for the former’s Malibu store opening, the debut of the Adidas AE 1 Low and new iterations of the Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 4 made for the WNBA All-Star Game and Paris Olympics, respectively. Nike’s industry-leading super shoe, the AlphaFly 3, will also see its number of releases double with three drops scheduled for the month, while Nigel Sylvester will help launch the new Air Jordan 4 RM.

Below, Footwear News takes you through all the best sneaker releases coming in July. This post will be updated as more information becomes available, and you can also find dedicated pages for Air Jordan, Nike and Adidas releases in July at the links.

Nike KD 4 “Nerf”

Nike KD 4 Nerf
Nike KD 4 Nerf

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Release Date: July 1
Price: $150
The KD 4 “Nerf” gets its first ever rerelease, bringing much wider availability after just 300 pairs released in 2011.

Adidas Harden Vol. 8 “After Hours”

Adidas Harden Vol. 8 After Hours
Adidas Harden Vol. 8 After Hours

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Release Date: July 1
Price: $160
The Adidas Harden Vol. 8 kicks off its fall slate with a new black and white colorway.

Adidas Adifom IIInfinity Mule

Adidas Adifom IIInfinity Mule
Adidas Adifom IIInfinity Mule

$50

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Release Date: July 1
Price: $50
Adidas’ Kobe-inspired line continues with a new mule/slide modeled after the Crazy 1, formerly known as the Kobe 1.

Nike AlphaFly 3 “Blueprint”

Nike AlphaFly 3 Blueprint
Nike AlphaFly 3 Blueprint

$285

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Release Date: July 3
Price: $285
The first of three AlphaFly 3 releases for the month comes as part of a wider series of “Blueprint” sneakers made for the Olympics in basketball and running.

Kith x New Balance MT 580 and MS 1300 “Malibu”

Kith New Balance 580 1300 Malibu
Kith New Balance 580 1300 Malibu

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Release Date: July 4
Price: TBD
To commemorate the opening of its Malibu store, Kith is releasing a duo of New Balance sneakers with beachy color schemes.

Adidas D.O.N. Issue 6

Donovan Mitchell Adidas D.O.N. Issue 6 Purple Burst
Donovan Mitchell Adidas D.O.N. Issue 6 Purple Burst

$120

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Release Date: July 5
Price: $120
Donovan Mitchell’s sixth signature sneaker is his first low-top and arrives amid a wider resurgence for Adidas Basketball.

Asics GT-2160 “Paris”

Asics GT-2160 Paris
Asics GT-2160 Paris

$120

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Release Date: July 5
Price: $120
Asics’ celebration of the Summer Olympics includes a clean, fashionable “Paris” treatment for its early aughts running shoe.

Puma MB.03 “Miami”

Puma MB.03 Miami
Puma MB.03 Miami

$125

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Release Date: July 5
Price: $125
LaMelo Ball’s on-court shoe gets the sneakerhead favorite “South Beach” treatment with a mix of teal of pink. His fourth model should be introduced in the coming monhts.

Nike Air Max Sunder “Canyon Gold”

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Release Date: July 11
Price: $180
Nike is bringing back the cult-favorite Air Max Sunder cross-trainer, previously called the Air Sunder Max, for the first time since its original run.

Nike Sabrina 2 “Conductor”

Nike Sabrina 2 Conductor
Nike Sabrina 2 Conductor

$130

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Release Date: July 12
Price: $130
The second colorway for Sabrina Ionescu’s second signature shoe invokes her role as floor general for the New York Liberty.

Air Jordan 3 “WNBA All-Star”

Air Jordan 3 WNBA All-Star
Air Jordan 3 WNBA All-Star

Release Date: July 13
Price: $200
Leather is swapped for canvas as camouflage takes over the Air Jordan 3’s upper. The WNBA’s logo can be found on the insole, as well as matching orange sections on the outsole.

Nike AlphaFly 3 “Hyper Pink”

Nike AlphaFly 3 Hyper Pink
Nike AlphaFly 3 Hyper Pink

Release Date: July 18
Price: $285
Just a spritz of pink comes to Nike’s leading super shoe for the AlphaFly’s second release of the month and fourth overall.

Puma LaFrance “Moment” and “Untouchable”

Puma LaFrance Untouchable, Moment
Puma LaFrance Untouchable, Moment

Release Date: July 19
Price: $110
LaMelo Ball’s Y2K skate shoe-inspired lifestyle sneaker gets its second and third colorways following the introduction of the LaFrance in the spring.

Nigel Sylvester x Air Jordan 4 RM “Grandma’s Driveway”

Nigel Sylvester Air Jordan 4 RM Pro Green
Nigel Sylvester Air Jordan 4 RM Pro Green

Release Date: July 20
Price: $150
Nigel Sylvester has been tapped to debut the Air Jordan 4 RM, short for “Restomod.” The sneaker collaboration with his “Bike Air” logo is rooted in his grandmother’s driveway, where Sylvester first honed his skills as a BMX rider.

Adidas AE 1 Low “MX Grey”

Adidas AE 1 Low Charcoal Grey
Adidas AE 1 Low Charcoal Grey

Release Date: July 20
Price: $110
The first AE 1 Low gets its first release after Anthony Edwards’ debuted the sneaker to begin the NBA Playoffs.

Adidas AE 1 “Charcoal”

Release Date: July 20
Price: $120
The AE 1 in its regular mid-cut form takes on a darker marbled pattern on the same day its low-top counterpart debuts.

Nike Jam

Nike Jam
Nike Jam

Release Date: July 24
Price: $120
Nike’s first-ever breakdancing shoe gets a launch in two colorways just before the sport the sport’s debut at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Nike AlphaFly 3 “Safari Olympic”

Nike AlphaFly 3 Safari Olympic
Nike AlphaFly 3 Safari Olympic

Release Date: July 24
Price: $300
Another Olympic pack sees an animal print take over the AlphaFly’s tech-loaded sole unit for the super shoe’s wildest colorway thus far.

Air Jordan 4 “Paris Olympics”

Air Jordan 4 Paris Olympics
Air Jordan 4 Paris Olympics

Release Date: July 27
Price: $225
Jordan Brand’s Olympic slate includes a close lookalike to Kaws’ own Air Jordan 4 from 2017 that now sells for thousands of dollars on the resale market.

About the Author:

Ian Servantes is a Senior News Editor for Footwear News specializing in sneaker coverage. He’s previously reported on streetwear and sneakers at Input and Highsnobiety after beginning his career on the pop culture beat. He subscribes to the idea that “ball is life” and doesn’t fuss over his kicks getting dirty.



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