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Skinners Roll Up Footwear

Skinners Roll Up Footwear

Skinners are almost as thin and light as socks, but they can be used as an alternative to shoes in many cases. Their soles are coated with two layers of durable and water-resistant polymer so they’re grippy and won’t wear out easily. They’re also machine-washable.

Converse All-Star Modern High HTM

Converse All-Star Modern High HTM

Nike’s top designers reinvented the classic basketball shoes, giving the All-Star’s timeless silhouette a clean makeover. It has a goat leather upper, TPU-fused toecap, Phylon outsole, heel pull tab and a split tongue. Available in white or black.

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Yeezy Boost 750 Light Grey/Gum

Yeezy Boost 750 Light Grey/Gum

This variant of Kanye West’s first Adidas signature shoe pairs the original release’s light grey suede upper with matching grey laces and a translucent and glow-in-the-dark outsole. Drops 6/11/16 for $350 via the Adidas Confirmed app and in select stores.

FILA x Urban Outfitters

FILA x Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters‘ exclusive collaboration with FILA features silhouettes and details from the sport apparel maker’s 70’s and 80’s archives, including dope tennis shorts, a sweater vest and a reversible bucket hat.

Muckster II Shoes & Boots

Muckster II Shoes & Boots

These rugged shoes are perfect for working in the yard, or any place where dirt, mud, slush, or water is in the mix. They’re 100% waterproof, offer Neoprene insulation and a breathable lining, and slip on and off without laces. Choose from the Muckster II low or ankle boot.

Engineered Garments x NEO Camp Moc

Engineered Garments x NEO Camp Moc

Engineered Garments made New England Outerwear’s Camp Moc moccasin boat shoes more playful by using different types of leather and mismatched shades of brown or white and gray for their upper.

Zonkey Hubert

Zonkey Hubert

Zonkey Boot’s swanky new derby shoes feature a single-eyelet construction that provides a formal look and a snug fit. They’re handmade from French calf suede, matching thread, leather lining and vegetable tanned bovine leather insoles.

Adidas x Palace Summer 2016

Adidas x Palace Summer 2016

The three stripes and the three sides are about to own summer with this dope collection. The line features ’90s sportswear and accessories such as a towel jacket, a reflective crewneck and a polo shirt straight from your uncle’s hamper. Drops 5/21/16.

Nike Kyrie 2 Kyrache

Nike Kyrie 2 Kyrache

Kyrie Irving’s latest signature shoes have had several dope variants, but this one’s our favorite. The Kyrache borrows one of the Air Flight Huarache’s original colorways with its blue and purple color blocking. Drops 6/7/16 for $120.

Vans x Nintendo Collection

Vans x Nintendo Collection

Vans dips into one of the bottomless wells of nostalgia with its upcoming Nintendo collection. Mario, Link and other classic Nintendo characters and icons will grace the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool, Authentic and Slip-On shoes this summer.

Adidas Tubular Invader

Adidas Tubular Invader

Adidas’ newest Tubular model borrows the silhouette of basketball high tops. The Tubular Invader’s upper is mostly made of suede with synthetic leather on its heel. Our only complaint about it is that it only comes in red/white for now.

Tanner Goods Court Classic Mid

Tanner Goods Court Classic Mid

Made by Rancourt & Co. for Tanner Goods, the Court Classic Mid pairs the definitive basketball sneaker silhouette with Horween Natural Essex leather and a honey Vibram outsole for a smart casual look. It also has brass eyelets and horsehide lining.

Adidas Very Spezial Primeknit

Adidas Very Spezial Primeknit

Adidas continues to refresh its classic models with knit uppers. But it’s hard to fault them with results like this. The Very Spezial’s extremely light and breathable one-piece upper comes in blue, gray and black.

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Nike Air More Uptempo White/Gum

Nike Air More Uptempo White/Gum

The flamboyant shoes that Scottie Pippen wore en route to helping the 95-96 Bulls to its 72-10 record. The Air More Uptempo completes its comeback with a dope new colorway, pairing an all white leather upper with a gum outsole. Drops 7/2016 for $160.

Zonkey Shrunken Bull

Zonkey Shrunken Bull

Zonkey’s new Zerofoureight.editon aka Shrunken Bull boots have uppers that are each made from a single piece of bull shoulder leather, which shrinks when it’s tanned. The result is a powerful pattern that actually feels as smooth as suede.

Air Jordan 8 Crying Kicks

Air Jordan 8 Crying Kicks

Sneaker makers are slinging retros left and right, but one of the year’s dankest drops is a one-off made by two Nike fans. Sherman Winfield and Andrew Weiss ruined MJ’s three-peat era Air Jordan VIII’s by adding his infamous crying face on its tongue and sole.

PUMA Suede Metallic Splatter

PUMA Suede Metallic Splatter

PUMA embellishes its black suede sneakers with a shiny metallic splatter that’s sure to draw eyeballs to your feet. While you could attempt the same thing with a can of silver spray paint, we’re saying to leave it to the professionals.

Y-3 Sport Approach

Y-3 Sport Approach

The highlight of Y-3’s 2016 Sport collection. The Sport Approach running shoes have Adidas’ extremely light and comfy Boost midsole, a flexible softshell upper with TPU overlays and a knit sock. It can be worn with or without the laces.

Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit

Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit

Nike made the revived Air Presto even more sock-like by incorporating two of its latest breakthroughs. The knitted upper makes the shoe even more comfortable and form-fitting. As for the mid-cut collar? Even Nike admits it’s just there for style.

Suede Chukka Forged Rubber Boot

Suede Chukka Forged Rubber Boot

Chrome killed it with these versatile urban boots that combine durable forged rubber soles with stylish suede uppers, and durable fire hose canvas GripTape, and an anti-microbial liner so you can wear ’em with or without socks.

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BAIT x Adidas Stan Smith Vulc

BAIT x Adidas Stan Smith Vulc

California streetwear store Bait celebrates 4/20 with Happy, a marijuana-themed Stan Smith Vulc. The shoe has a hemp upper with a stoned out pattern, heel tabs and labels inspired by medical marijuana stickers and a stash for “small items.” Advanced sale raffle here.

Adidas Tobacco Rivea

Adidas Tobacco Rivea

Adidas brings back its 1972 trainers’ original colors. The Rivea – get your shoe names right Adidas! – has a soft and accommodating suede upper, velour three stripes and the classic striped gumsole. One of the year’s best revival shoes so far. Available in gray or light brown.

Brooks Heritage Spring Collection

Brooks Heritage Spring Collection

Any season is the right time to admire the retro cool styles of Brooks Heritage shoes, and now is the perfect time to grab a pair and go outdoors. Their new Spring 2016 styles greet us with soft suede details, reflective hits for visibility, bright colors and fun sock liners.

2016 Nike Free Running & Training

2016 Nike Free Running & Training

Nike expands its Free lineup with three new running shoes and two new training shoes. All five pairs feature a new segmented midsole that not only flexes lengthwise but also expands its width with every step, absorbing shock and conforming to the foot’s shape. Drops 4/7/16.

Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core

Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core

Puma overhauled its Blaze of Glory running shoes, replacing its leather and mesh upper with suede panels and leather overlays and then adding a neoprene sockliner. The result is a great alternative to the Air Huarache.

Nike Lunar Force 1 G

Nike Lunar Force 1 G

Stay casual on the course with the golf shoe variant of the classic Air Force 1. The Lunar Force 1 G has waffle-treaded rubber outsoles for traction and Lunarlon cushioning to keep it light and comfortable. Available in all white or black and white.

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