Prepare for the rise of the casuals. Released in the ’70s, the Islands Series went on to have 20 styles. Adidas will re-release the original three styles this Spring. The red Samoa drops 4/18, the brown Hawaii on 5/2 and the blue Tahiti on 5/16.
The successor to the Sock Racer running shoe. The Socfly has a single Velcro strap in place of laces, a seamless mesh upper with Hyperfuse panels and the flexible Free 3.0 sole unit. Available in four colorways.
The look of the past with the comfort of the present. The Lunar Dunk High Sherpa SP has a Lunarlon insole and a fleece lining, a leather and suede upper and a slimmer toe box than the Dunk High. Available in three colorways.
A retro twist on the all-white or all-black shoe color schemes. Asics’ limited edition Miami Vice release for its classic running shoes comes in white or black fake croc skin upper with orange and blue lining and outsole.
Taking inspiration from its 1970’s variant, Converse has dressed up the classic Chuck Taylor with creamy egret leather, and laced them up with rawhide. You probably won’t be shooting any hoops with these ones on though.
Nike’s newest military boot is water-repellent, yet still breathable and has Kevlar reinforcement on its upper and footbed. It also comes with a removable bootie made of memory foam and insulation that can be worn on its own.
These unconventional running shoes have actual spring-based shock absorbers and can be adjusted based on the wearer’s weight, and whether they’re walking, jogging or running in them. Launching on Indiegogo 2/1/2015.
Nike honors athletes of African descent who stand up for their race and their rights as individuals with the Black History Month collection. Part of the proceeds (why not all of ’em Nike?) will go to charity. Drops 1/17/15.
Urban leather sneakers from Dutch menswear maker Onemanshow. They have elastic straps and a Velcro fastener instead of shoelaces. The oversized suede tongue and silver zippers on the ankles complete the biker jacket look.