The Best Sneakers Releasing in April

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With spring having officially begun, the sneaker giants seem to have universally agreed to crank up the color spout on full blast. Popular models from running, basketball, and the lifestyle sectors are all releasing in the coming month with vivid color schemes, including Nike’s record-breaking marathon sneaker and two hit signature basketball models from Adidas.

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Elsewhere, Hidden.NY and Asics’ will host a global release for their highly anticipated Gel-NYC collaboration after having teased it since last year and initially launched the sneaker at a New York City pop-up in March.

Below Footwear News takes you through all the best sneaker releases coming in April. This post will be updated as new information becomes available, as there will certainly be surprises ahead.

Adidas Harden Vol. 8 “White Party”

Adidas Harden Vol. 8 White Party
Adidas Harden Vol. 8 White Party

$160

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Release Date: April 1
Price: $160
Weeks before its boldest colorway yet releases, the Harden Vol. 8 goes understated with a white and grey color scheme inspired by Michael Rubin’s famous White Party.

Imran Potato x Vans Knu Skool MTE “Navy” and “Black”

Imran Potato Vans Knu Skool MTE 2024
Imran Potato Vans Knu Skool MTE 2024

$135

Buy Now at ssense

Release Date: April 3
Price: $140
Imran Potato’s influential take on the puffy Vans Knu Skool in 2022 gets a follow-up with two new colorways and a retooled outsole. The “Navy” pair will release through the two collaborators’ websites and third-party retailers, while Imran Potato’s site has the exclusive on “Black.”

Nike AlphaFly 3 “Volt”

Nike AlphaFly 3 Volt
Nike AlphaFly 3 Volt

$185

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Release Date: April 4
Price: $280
Nike’s latest record-breaking marathon shoe has sold out both times its first colorway has dropped, and you can expect the trend to continue with the new “Volt” edition arriving as only the third oppurtunity to purchase the AlphaFly 3.

Adidas AE 1 “Georgia Red”

Adidas AE 1 Georgia Red
Adidas AE 1 Georgia Red

$120

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Release Date: April 4
Price: $120
While wearing this version of his signature shoe for the very first time, Anthony Edwards threw down the nastiest dunk of his career while claiming John Collins as a victim. That association alone should make the Adidas AE 1 “Georgia Red” a hot item.

Nike Air Max 95 “Atlanta”

Nike Air Max 95 Atlanta
Nike Air Max 95 Atlanta

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Release Date: April 4
Price: $185
Four Atlanta sneaker boutiques — A Ma Maniére, Wish ATL, Walter’s and Soleplay — worked with Nike on the design for this Air Max 95 celebrating the city and releasing on 404 Day, an annual celebration of its creative culture named for its area code.

Nike Book 1 “Haven”

Nike Book 1 Haven
Nike Book 1 Haven

Release Date: April 6
Price: $140
Devin Booker’s dog Haven provides the inspiration for this iteration of his Nike Book 1 signature sneaker, one of two dropping on the same day.

Nike Book 1 “Hike”

Nike Book 1 Hike
Nike Book 1 Hike

Release Date: April 6
Price: $150
The second Nike Book 1 to release this day invokes Booker’s love of hiking through a mix of snakeskin textures and the most premium assortment of materials yet for the silhouette.

Happy Wood Life x Air Jordan 9 Low Golf

Happy Wood Life Air Jordan 9 Low Golf
Happy Wood Life Air Jordan 9 Low Golf

Release Date: April 10
Price: $230
Taking inspiration from vintage golf clubs, this Air Jordan 9 Low Golf was made with woodworker Happy Wood Life and arrives the day before the beginning of the Masters Tournament.

Air Jordan 1 High Women’s “Chrome”

Air Jordan 1 High Chrome
Air Jordan 1 High Chrome

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Release Date: April 10
Price: $180
This chromed-out, women’s-exclusive Air Jordan 1 brings a whole lot of a shine and a metal badge for the signature Wings logo on the strap.

Nike Dunk Low “Veneer”

Nike Dunk Low Veneer
Nike Dunk Low Veneer

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Release Date: April 11
Price: $115
The Nike Dunk Low “Veneer” is one of three colorways that originated as a CO.JP “Ugly Duckling” pack in 2001 releasing exclusively in Japan. Just like the “Plum” variant that returned in March, “Veneer” is now getting its second rerelease ever.

Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 1000 “When Things Were Pure”

Joe Freshgoods New Balance 1000 When Things Were Pure
Joe Freshgoods New Balance 1000 When Things Were Pure

Release Date: April 12
Price: $170
Joe Freshgoods ushers in the return of the Y2K era New Balance 1000 with two colorways he says are inspired by the time between 2003 to 2010, aka “When Things Were Pure.”

Nike KD 17 “Sunrise”

Nike KD 17 Sunrise
Nike KD 17 Sunrise

Release Date: April 12
Price: $150
Kevin Durant’s latest signature model is hitting stores just eight months after its predecessor while taking on a whole new design language inspired by the Air Max Plus.

Anta Kai 1 “Enlightened Warrior”

Anta Kai 1 Enlightened Warrior
Anta Kai 1 Enlightened Warrior

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Release Date: April 12
Price: $125
Kyrie Irving’s newly launched Anta sneaker gets its third colorway and just its second with a wider release, as five colors invoke five properties of an “Enlightened Warrior.”

Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Italian Camo”

Nike Kobe 6 Protro Italian Camo
Nike Kobe 6 Protro Italian Camo

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Release Date: April 13
Price: $190
One of three Nike Kobe sneakers rereleasing for the first time on the same day, the Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Italian Camo” celebrates the years Kobe Bryant spent living in Italy as a child while his father played professional basketball in the country.

Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Philly”

Nike Kobe 4 Protro Philly
Nike Kobe 4 Protro Philly

Release Date: April 13
Price: $190
Releasing for the first time since its debut in 2009, the Kobe 4 “Philly” invokes Kobe Bryant’s birthplace through the colors of the Philadelphia Phillies and 76ers, the latter of whom his father played for.

Nike Kobe 8 Protro “Venice Beach”

Nike Kobe 8 Protro Venice Beach
Nike Kobe 8 Protro Venice Beach

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Release Date: April 13
Price: $190
A vibrant mix of colors celebrates Venice Beach’s famous streetball scene for the return of this Kobe 8 colorway that debuted in 2013.

Adidas Harden Vol. 8 “Flamingo Fly”

Adidas Harden Vol. 8 Flamingo Fly
Adidas Harden Vol. 8 Flamingo Fly

Release Date: April 15
Price: $160
James Harden’s hit new model takes on a can’t-miss pink on orange look that’s by far the brightest colorway for the Harden Vol. 8 to release so far.

Nike Air Max 1 “Jackie Robinson”

Nike Air Max 1 Jackie Robinson
Nike Air Max 1 Jackie Robinson

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Release Date: April 15
Price: $150
Nike’s fourth consecutive year of celebrating Jackie Robinson through sneakers sees the Air Max 1 take on the colors of the Brooklyn Dodgers and several gold details for the man who broke the MLB’s color barrier.

Nike SB Dunk Low “Big Money Savings”

Nike SB Dunk Low Big Money Savings
Nike SB Dunk Low Big Money Savings

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Release Date: April 17
Price: $125
Nike SB looks to budget department stores and the “Live Laugh Love” home decor aesthetic for an intentionally tacky Dunk Low.

Bode x Nike Astrograbber

Bode Nike Astrograbber
Bode Nike Astrograbber

Release Date: April 18
Price: $170
Bode’s highly anticipated Nike debut sees the Astrograbber, a 70s football shoe made for turf fields, arrive in crochet and leather versions with charms as part of a larger collection with apparel.

Auralee x New Balance Wrpd Runner

Release Date: April 18
Price: $160
New Balance’s Wrpd Runner silhouette made its debut on Auralee’s runway at Paris Fashion Week last summer before general release colorways launched later in the year. Now, the collab that started it all in all-cream and all-black colorways finally gets a release.

Pleasures x Reebok Club C Bulc “Not Guilty”

Pleasures Reebok Club C Bulc Not Guilty
Pleasures Reebok Club C Bulc Not Guilty

Release Date: April 19
Price: $130
4/20-themed sneakers aren’t as much of a fixture as they used to be, but Pleasures and Reebok are running counter to the norm with one that’s more scholarly than silly. Their goal is to raise awareness of those still incarcerated for marijuana-related crimes as legalization has hit much of the country and the racial imbalance of those people effected. Pleasures will host the first release April 19 and will be followed by Reebok on April 2020.

Bape x Adidas N Bape

Adidas N Bape Sneaker
Adidas N Bape Sneaker

Release Date: April 20
Price: $140
More than 20 years into their relationship, Babe and Adidas are releasing their first brand-new silhouette together. The N Bape takes inspiration from ’00s skate shoes, much like the Campus 00s, and will release in two colorways featuring the Japanese streetwear brand’s iconic Cloud Camo on the interior.

Nike .Swoosh Air Force 1 Low “404”

Nike Dot Swoosh Air Force 1 Low 404
Nike Dot Swoosh Air Force 1 Low 404

Release Date: April 23
Price: $150
In a nod to 404 error pages, this Air Force 1 Low exclusive to .Swoosh members gets rid of all the detailing on its upper in favor of a smooth patent leather slate.

Air Jordan 3 “Peach”

Air Jordan 3 Peach
Air Jordan 3 Peach

Release Date: April 27
Price: $200
A new colorway for the Air Jordan 3 makes conservative use of its namesake color in what should be a popular choice for spring.

About the Author:

Ian Servantes is a Senior Trending 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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