THE BEST Shoes

adidas ZX 2K 4D Running Shoes

adidas ZX 2K 4D Running Shoes

adidas‘ high tech running shoe features a digitally-printed resin midsole that’s precisely tuned to offer great heel cushioning, and a springy front for quick takeoffs. It has a breathable sandwich mesh upper, and its rubber outsole provides superior traction. There’s also a sweet triple black colorway in the works.

Vans x National Geographic Era

Vans x National Geographic Era

Part of Vans’ recently-released National Geographic collection, these classic canvas sneakers feature bold and colorful imagery from the magazine’s storied photographic covers, celebrating the publication’s 130+ years in business. Naturally, they feature Vans’ trademark waffle outsoles for grip and style.

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Reebok Nano X Training Shoes

Reebok Nano X Training Shoes

Reebok’s 2020 cross-trainer is designed for versatility, offering comfort, support, and flexibility for all kinds of fitness activities. It’s got a stretchy, breathable Flexweave upper, a cushioned midsole that absorbs shocks while providing stability, and its outsole is designed for sure footing. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Drop-Front Shoe Box

Drop-Front Shoe Box

The Container Store’s Drop-Front Shoe Box is a transparent and stackable container for storing shoes. Since it opens up at the front, you don’t need to disassemble a stack of it to put in or take out shoes. Each box holds up to a men’s size 13 shoe.

Reebok U.S.C.M. Bug Stomper

Reebok U.S.C.M. Bug Stomper

Reebok follows up their awesome Alien Stompers with another futuristic shoe. This mid-top is ready to kick xenomorph butt with its military color scheme and camo graphics. They’ve got a full-grain leather upper, a comfy molded sockliner, and quick access strap closures. Drops 4.25.20 @11pm CDT, just in time for Alien Day.

Inner Art World Sneakers

Inner Art World Sneakers

Inner Art World sells shoes and accessories covered with vibrant and hypnotic patterns which really stand out from the crowd. Their sneaker collection offers a variety of bold designs, including mandalas, stained glass, paisleys, and our favorite, a steampunk pattern.

Nike KD13 Black/White

Nike KD13 Black/White

Nike’s Kevin Durant collection adds a great monochromatic colorway for the KD13. The high-energy basketball shoe features a full-length Air Zoom unit stacked on a secondary unit for added cushioning, and its lightweight upper gives a broken-in feel straight from the box. We really dig the grey-speckled soles.

Vans SK8-HI MTE 2.0 DX Rainbow

Vans SK8-HI MTE 2.0 DX Rainbow

Vans’ all-weather high-tops look great in this ’90s inspired multicolor design. They feature water-resistant leather and suede uppers, along with a heat retention and moisture management layer, and a cushioned, molded sockliner. Their lug soles provide plentiful traction on slippery surfaces too.

adidas Microbounce T1 Workshop

adidas Microbounce T1 Workshop

Inspired by an early-2000s midsole design, adidas quirky, but cool Microbounce T1 puts a spring in your step with cushioning cells that remind us of the suckers on an octopus’ tentacles. We dig the contrast of the rainbow colors with the black upper and cream patent leather mud guard.

Making Cardboard Nike Sneakers

Making Cardboard Nike Sneakers

Sean Yan Muk of SeansCrafts loves to make stuff out of ordinary household materials. This time out, he created a pair of impressively accurate Nike Air Force 1 sneakers out of cardboard, then wore the pair into footwear stores to check out the reactions when he asked if they had them in stock.

The adidas Archive

The adidas Archive

A very special gift for sneaker fanatics, Taschen’s 644-page coffee table book tells the storied history of famed footwear brand adidas through images. It features more than 350 pairs of shoes, including rare prototypes, one-of-a-kind originals, and iconic designs throughout the years.

Nike Space Hippie Collection

Nike Space Hippie Collection

“If they look weird, that’s because they’re made of trash.” Nike’s funky and sustainable Space Hippie line is made from 50% recycled materials by weight, including reground rubber, foam scraps, and Flyknit yarns made from recycled plastic bottles, t-shirts, and yarn scraps. We love how the design embraces the irregularities.

LaCrosse Aero Timber Top Duck Boots

LaCrosse Aero Timber Top Duck Boots

How do you improve the original duck boot? Make it warmer and more flexible by replacing the traditional rubber shell with waterproof AeroForm polyurethane so it doesn’t transfer cold. Coupled with a water-resistant, full-grain leather upper and heavy-traction soles, the LaCrosse Aero Timber Top is built for slushy, muddy tasks.

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The Ultimate Sneaker Book

The Ultimate Sneaker Book

A 670-page anthology about the history of Sneaker Freaker and the world of sneaker collecting. It features the biggest sneaker moments and everything from famous to obscure sneaker brands. A special metallic red edition is available here.

Tarvas Explorer Sneakers

Tarvas Explorer Sneakers

Finnish brand Tarvas makes these stylish go-anywhere sneakers with leather or Cordura uppers, and thick mudguards along their bottom edge. Their lug rubber outsoles offer great multi-surface traction too. They’re available from a handful of outlets around the globe, including C’H’C’M in NYC and Tanner Goods in Portland.

Indestructible Shoes

Indestructible Shoes

These stylish everyday shoes don’t look like industrial-strength work shoes, but they are. They come in a variety of designs, and each one as han anti-puncture, skid-resistant, shock-damping sole, a water-resistant body, and a reinforced steel toe. We particularly like the Ryder in green.

Cariuma OCA Low Stripe

Cariuma OCA Low Stripe

For its signature OCA Low Stripe sneaker, Brazilian shoemaker Cariuma updates the classic Chuck Taylor look with premium materials like suede leather, and insole cushioning for superior comfort. The brand goes to extremes to ethically tap rubber, operate a Gold Rated tannery, use solar energy panels, and pay fair wages.

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip

Snow and ice have met their match with Danner’s gorgeous suede hiking boot. Built for men and women, it outfits the popular Mountain 600 collection with a high top and cold-weather tech: Vibram’s Arctic Grip and Ice Trek rubber compounds for traction, plus Primaloft Gold insulation, a waterproof zipper, and a Danner Dry waterproof membrane.

Royal Albartross Croco Golf Shoes

Royal Albartross Croco Golf Shoes

No more ugly tassels and metal spikes. The embossed-leather Croco golf sneaker goes from the clubhouse to the club. Designed in England and handmade in Italy, Royal Albartross’ golf shoes feature modern style, impeccable stitching, gold details, and a kicky orange sole with rubber cleats for grip on the greens and comfort on the street.

Nike Air Max Tailwind IV Camping

Nike Air Max Tailwind IV Camping

Nike gives its ’90s inspired walking shoe a rich and rugged colorway that looks great for outdoor living. Its earthy olive drab main body is accented by a woven canvas inlay with shiny red accents, all riding atop a cushioned air pocket sole. Expect the design to hit stores and Nike.com before the end of 2019.

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Chrome Storm 415 Workboot

Chrome Storm 415 Workboot

Chrome’s understated and comfortable workboot is designed to keep your feet dry when stormy weather hits. It’s got a full-grain leather upper, a vulcanized rubber sole, an impact-resistant footbed, and a waterproof membrane to keep the wet stuff out all day long.

RCKZ Sneaker Boxes

RCKZ Sneaker Boxes

You’ve spent thousands on your sneaker collection only to toss them in a closet or on a bookshelf. RCKZ are slick, stackable sneaker boxes which give them an appropriate home. Each box features triangular surfaces which break up and reflect light, while diamond-shaped cutouts ensure stable stacking.

A Bicycle Built for Shoes

A Bicycle Built for Shoes

The Q built one of the most insane custom bicycles we’ve ever seen. He replaced the standard wheels of his wide-tire bike with special rims that wear six shoes each instead of tires. It doesn’t look like the smoothest ride ever, but the shoe rubber does provide decent traction.

Timberland x Spongebob WP Boot

Timberland x Spongebob WP Boot

Following on the heels of Nike’s SpongeBob x Kyrie team-up, Timberland’s limited edition salutes 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants. Available in black and bright blue, the boots feature a bespeckled SpongeBob, Patrick Star, and the evil Plankton, with leather uppers, PrimaLoft insulation, and rubber lug outsoles.

Li-Ning Arc Ace Sneakers

Li-Ning Arc Ace Sneakers

We’re digging the futuristic open-weave sole and layered body structure of Chinese outfit Li-Ning’s shoes, which make the sneakers look like they’ve been abducted and augmented by aliens. They feature a transluscent mesh inner trim, and cleverly incorporate leather into their uppers.

How Dr. Martens Are Made

How Dr. Martens Are Made

Insider visited Dr. Martens’ only shoe factory in the UK to give us a peek at how the company makes its famously tough-as-nails shoes and boots. The factory employs 50 people, who make about 100,000 pairs every year.

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