Hot sneakers are hard to get. They’re hot, after all, and companies release them in limited qualities to create demand and hype. But sneaker stores are here to help. Well, to help and make money.
This weekend, Villa — the Philadelphia-based sneaker retailer with a whopping 82 locations in the Northeast and Midwest — is doing a restock at its new Chestnut Street location (1416, next to the Prince Music Theater and the “Allow Me” statue). The store did its mens’ footwear relaunch today and, as such, drew a big crowd.
But you know what? This is just the men's restock. Saturday at 9am, Villa's releasing its women's restock. Most sneaker articles tend to focus on men, so let's do this: a countdown of my five favorite women's Jordans restocking at Villa on Saturday.
Top 5 Women's Jordan's Restocking Saturday at Villa
Jordan 10 - Powder Blue
This isn't a new colorway on an old sneaker. The Jordan 10 "Powder Blue" was originally released in 1994, the year after Michael Jordan quit basketball to try his hand at minor-league baseball. Despite the name, this is a great white sneaker for summer outings. Price: $170.
Jordan 1 - Wolf Grey
Speaking of baseball, these were the colors of the Birmingham Barons — the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the team Jordan played baseball for. This original Jordan is a classic kick in a fresh colorway. Price: $140.
Jordan 3 - Infrared
The first Jordan sneaker designed by legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield — who also designed the original Air Max —the Jordan 3 is many sneakerheads' favorite model of J's. Price: $170.
Jordan 11 Low - Concord
A recent release that set sneakerheads ablaze, the Jordan 11 low is fancy enough to wear with dressy clothes — that's patent leather on the toebox and around the sneaker — and cool enough to wear with shorts as well. Price: $150.
Jordan 3 - Powder Blue
I've selected mostly white sneakers for this list, a nod to summer. But this one is just too great to pass up. The classic Jordan 3 re-imagined with a colorway that reinvigorates the shoe in a modern look. Also, I own a pair. Price: $170.
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