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NikeLab x Acronym AF1 Downtown

NikeLab x Acronym AF1 Downtown

Acronym follows up its dope Air Prestos with an extra high cut Air Force 1 Downtown. The DAF1 adds a shin-length soft shell collar that’s secured by a cam buckle strap. A full-length zipper makes the shoes easy to put on and take off. Keep the F5 bouncing for the drop.

New Balance 247 Sport

New Balance 247 Sport

The casual version of New Balance’s new sock shoe silhouette. The 247 Sport trades the Luxe pack’s leather upper for a lighter and more breathable mesh upper. Available in olive, navy blue, orange and black.

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Adidas Superstar Boost

Adidas Superstar Boost

The Boost-updgraded Stan Smith looks awful. Thankfully Adidas toned it down for its shell-toed classic. The Superstar Boost retains its classic look, except for the exposed midsole on the inside arch. Drops 2/9/17. There’s also a BAPE x Neighborhood variant with Primeknit.

NikeLab ACG Air Zoom Tallac Flyknit

NikeLab ACG Air Zoom Tallac Flyknit

Not only does it have possibly the longest name for a shoe, the Tallac Flyknit promises to be as durable as conventional boots yet is as light and comfortable as Nike’s casual running shoes, thanks to its TPU-injected Flyknit upper and Phylon foam midsole.

NikeLab x Stone Island Sock Dart Mid

NikeLab x Stone Island Sock Dart Mid

A water-resistant variant of Nike’s resurgent slip-on sneaker. Aside from its mid cut, a silicon print over the Sock Dart’s knit upper adds water resistance while retaining the shoe’s flexibility. It also has a new outsole for improved traction. Drops 1/26/17.

Adidas SS17 EQT

Adidas SS17 EQT

Adidas relaunches its Equipment line, keeping its signature webbed three stripe lacing system and durable construction but adding more flair. The collection is headlined by the EQT Support 93/17, a reimagining of the EQT Support 93. Drops 1/26/17.

Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit MT

Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit MT

Asics revamps the Gel Kayano as a fire mid-cut chukka, combining a knit sock upper with a cage in the form of its trademark crossed stripes plus the original midsole in white. Available in white or black.

Adidas Iniki Runner

Adidas Iniki Runner

Adidas combines its incredibly popular and comfortable Boost midsole with a gum rubber outsole and the ’70s nubuck silhouette to create a throwback runner. It will initially be available in blue and red, but it will also come in three other colorways.

Vetements x Reebok Instapump Fury

Vetements x Reebok Instapump Fury

Be the dopest dumpster diver with Vetement’s Spring Summer 2017 collab with Reebok. The anti-fashion label’s take on the Instapump Fury sees an all-white upper decked with asymmetric red, black and blue doodles. And yes, that Champion hoodie is dope as well.

Vasque ColdSpark UltraDry

Vasque ColdSpark UltraDry

Vasque Footwear’s rugged and durable hiking boots are ready to take on whatever mother nature throws their way, with a 200g 3M Thinsulate insulation, UltraDry material for warmth, and a high-traction ColdHold outsole. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Nike Kyrie 3

Nike Kyrie 3

Kyrie Irving’s latest signature shoe has traction pods and a forefoot band to help with quick cuts and crossovers. We’re not crossing anybody anytime soon, so we’re just sitting here waiting for its dope colorways. Drops 12/26/16 for $120.

New Balance 247

New Balance 247

The 247 is New Balance’s take on the trendy low profile sock shoe silhouette. Its first version is the Luxe pack, which has a nubuck sock and a full grain leather cage and perforated toe. Drops 1/7/17 in white, brown and black.

Y-3 Cross Lace Run

Y-3 Cross Lace Run

Y-3’s new running shoes is a one piece sock upper sitting on a Boost sole and wrapped with a wicked hiking boot lacing that’s secured with d-rings at the heel. It’s in women’s sizes, but whatever. Dope shoes are dope shoes. Available in black, gray and blue.

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Golden Goose Frenchie Sneakers

Golden Goose Frenchie Sneakers

Italian brand Golden Goose’s signature vintage high tops are pre-distressed to give each pair a unique and casual look. They also have side zipper closures. Available in white leather or navy suede uppers.

Reebok 58 Bright St Fury Boot

Reebok 58 Bright St Fury Boot

Reebok’s new designer unit 58 Bright Street whips up a dope take on the brand’s futuristic sneaker. The Instapump Fury Boot ditches the Fury OG’s mesh upper for leather, while the segmented Hexalite sole is replaced with winter-ready Vibram outsoles.

Ronnie Fieg x Asics Legends Day

Ronnie Fieg x Asics Legends Day

Asics‘ exclusive collaboration with Kith NYC owner Ronnie Fieg. First released in 1999, the Gel Lyte Mai has a bootie surrounded by asymmetrical lacing. The Gel Lyte III.I is Fieg’s take on the Gel Lyte III, featuring a Gel-Nimbus sole. Drops 11/22/16.

Adidas x Palace FW 2016

Adidas x Palace FW 2016

All Day Ich Dream About Sportswear. Streetwear meets futsal in Adidas Originals and Palace Skateboards’ latest collaboration. The collection includes a track jacket, jerseys and two futsal shoes. Drops 11/12/16, and coming soon to scalpers near you.

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility

Nike turns its resurgent runner into a winter-ready mid-cut shoe. The Air Presto Mid Utility has a soft and water-resistant upper, a plush and warm lining inside its collar, and a sticky and blocky outsole for traction. Available in four colorways.

HUF x Thrasher: Tour de Stoops

HUF x Thrasher: Tour de Stoops

HUF and Thrasher Magazine’s early Holiday special for skaters. The Tour de Stoops collection features 90’s style tees, shirts, socks and caps as well as coach jackets, anoraks and shoes. The two brands also made a skate video to complement their collection.

Nike Kobe A.D.

Nike Kobe A.D.

The Black Mamba’s first post-retirement signature shoe keeps the light and low-cut silhouette that’s become a hit for both pros and amateurs alike. It has a Zoom Air unit in the heel, a Lunarlon midsole, and a mesh upper with Flywire. Drops 11/22/16 for $160.

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Nike Special Field Air Force 1

Nike Special Field Air Force 1

Nike preps the Air Force 1 for winter by mixing it with the Special Field Boot. The SF AF-1 has a leather and ripstop nylon upper, detachable ankle straps and a long tongue with a hidden pocket. Drops 11/5/16 for $200. The white SF AF-1 will debut at Complexcon.

Timberland x OC Convenience Boot

Timberland x OC Convenience Boot

Opening Ceremony’s latest collaboration with Timberland adds an autumn twist to the latter’s classic silhouette. The Convenience Boot features wide elastic laces, a waterproof leather upper and a padded collar. Available in light brown, black, maroon or chocolate.

Hender Scheme MIP 14

Hender Scheme MIP 14

One of Hender Scheme’s Manual Industrial Products silhouettes for fall is a handcrafted homage to Timberland’s classic work boots. The MIP 14’s exquisite raw leather upper is paired with a replaceable sole and a rubber heel.

Mizuno Wave Rider 20

Mizuno Wave Rider 20

Mizuno’s 20th iteration of its steadfast running shoe offers even better heel cushioning and smoother transitioning, a lightweight mesh construction, a more responsive and durable midsole, and looks especially awesome in platinum. Available for men and women.

Dr. Martens Skelly

Dr. Martens Skelly

Doc Martens brings back the glow-in-the-dark skeletal print for Halloween. This time it’s on the classic 1460 silhouette, and with a luminous green outsole to match the print. The upper is made of soft and light full-grain leather.

CDG x Nike VaporMax

CDG x Nike VaporMax

The Air VaporMax is Nike’s first shoe with its latest Air-cushioning technology: an Air unit strong and flexible enough to be both the midsole and outsole. Japanese label Comme des Garçons got first dibs at a collab, turning the running shoe into a slip-on. Drops 2/2017.

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