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Air Jordan XXXI

Air Jordan XXXI

The XXXI was inspired by the Jordan 1 and its infamous black-and-red variant. It has a synthetic leather and woven upper with the classic Swoosh and Air Jordan wings logos, neoprene ankle support, a phylon midsole and Zoom Air cushioning. Drops 9/3/16 for $185.

Unfinished Horsehide Trainers

Unfinished Horsehide Trainers

First released in 2015, Epaulet will be making another 300 pairs of classic athletic silhouttes handmade in unfinished and undyed horse leather. The shoes will acquire a patina with wear, making your pair unique. Available as a running shoe, basketball shoe or tennis shoes.

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Converse Custom Chuck Taylor All Star

Converse Custom Chuck Taylor All Star

The quintessential sneaker now has its own NikeID corner. Create your own Chucks by customizing the color or print of its different parts, from the upper to the racing stripes on the midsole. You can even add a message on the heel.

Nike Air Zoom Cabos

Nike Air Zoom Cabos

Nike is reinventing Gary Payton’s Air Zoom Flight The Glove signature shoe into the Air Zoom Cabos. Gone is the iconic zippered shroud in favor of a barrage of glow-in-the-dark Flywire cables. It will be available in black and white or white and green.

Puma IGNITE evoKNIT

Puma IGNITE evoKNIT

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Puma hops in the knit athletic shoe game with the IGNITE evoKNIT. These stylish running shoes have a fully knit form-fitting upper and collar. It also has a heel support strap and the IGNITE midsole for premium cushioning.

Adidas Tubular Invader Strap Suede

Adidas Tubular Invader Strap Suede

This dope variant of Adidas’ new casual basketball high tops might as well be called Yeezy Boost 650s, what with its suede on suede cement-colored upper and huge midfoot strap. It’s also available in triple blue.

Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack

Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack

Chill like a champ in this straight fire variants of Michael Jordan’s first three-peat signature shoes. Champagne has a metallic off-white upper with MJ’s fingerprints on gold accents, while Cigars is a nearly all black shoe with confetti print. Drops 6/25/16.

Nonnative Traveller Trainer Mid

Nonnative Traveller Trainer Mid

Nonnative brings back its cozy sneaker boot in the trendy mid silhouette. The Traveller Trainer has an upper made entirely out of rough cow suede, a heel zip entry and a white rubber outsole. Available in white, brown and black.

Dr. Martens x TMNT

Dr. Martens x TMNT

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles each get their own Doc Martens boot. Leonardo’s shoe is the most restrained while Mikey’s shoe is the loudest with its all over pizza and Turtles print. Donatello and Raphael’s boots on the other hand have eye mask lace accessories.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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