It's Friday and another big weekend of sneaker releases is ahead. Featuring coveted drops from the biggest brands in footwear, this weekend sets the tone for the year 2016.

As we do every week, XXL rounds up the best five releases of the upcoming weekend for our readers to be aware of. With most of our sneaker picks dropping between today and tomorrow at select global retailers, Nike and Jordan Brand have some serious heat for consumers to choose from. From Retro iterations to popular colorways and collaborations, this weekend marks another special one for sneakerheads worldwide.

With that said, here’s XXL’s top five sneaker picks for the weekend after the jump.

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