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Looking like stretched out Kobe 9 Elites, the Hayworth Guard High turns the high top basketball silhouette into a winter boot. It has a breathable wool, polyester and nylon upper, suede toe and heel cap and a leather tongue.
Sabah’s slip-ons are handmade in southeast Turkey. Their rubber outsoles protect the leather and are easy to repair and replace. The uppers are made of tanned leather, suede or nubuck in a variety of colors.
The people’s shoe receives tech from parent company Nike. With a Lunarlon sockliner, a foam-padded collar and a perforated micro suede liner, the Chucks II should be significantly more comfortable than the original. Drops 7/28.
New Balance may have come up with the perfect athleisure shoe. It dressed up its new Fresh Foam Zante with a sweatshirt upper and heel and tongue leather accents, creating a cutting edge running shoe with casual looks.
Filling Pieces’ casual sneakers have a long tongue and come in a variety of fabric and leather uppers – woven, aniline, nubuck, full grain – different heel trims and colorways to suit just about every style.
Etsy seller Yvonne Kai sells plant-based glycerin soaps with tiny vinyl or silicone sneaker replicas inside. Most of the current stock have Jordans, but there are a few soaps with Adidas and other Nike shoes as well.
Inspired by a young Nike fan with cerebral palsy, the Flyease is a wrap-around zipper around the heel that lets you wear shoes using one hand. The first model with Flyease, the LeBron 8 Soldier Flyease, drops 7/16/15 on Nike.com.
Stay fresh on your run with one of the 1600’s newest colorways. It also trades the leather for a mesh and suede upper, and adds a marbled print on the midsole. Makes you wonder why NB even bothers releasing stale colors.
Part of NikeLab and Pigalle’s street basketball collection. It has a synthetic and jacquard upper, leather interior and a heel cutout, as well as Lunarlon cushioning and a memory foam collar and tongue for comfort.
Kevin Durant’s newest signature shoes are the first basketball shoes to have a Flyweave woven textile upper, as well as a full-length Zoom Air unit. We’re starting to fear for KD’s ankles. Drops 6/27 for $180; but it’s out for NikeID now.
A mashup of the Free Huarache and the wacky but mad comfy Air Carnivore. It has a leather upper, hook & loop and rubber straps, a Free 5.0 outsole and a perforated mesh inner bootie. Comes in all black and white/off-white.
Kanye West’s second signature shoe with Adidas is a low-cut slip-on trainer featuring the Boost midsole cushion found in Adidas’ latest running shoes, and a Primeknit one-piece upper with a rad pattern.
Keep your dogs cool triathlon racing or backyard beer drinking with PUMA’s responsive IGNITE pwrCOOL runners; lightweight and breezy with glove-like fit; durable heel foam and thermo-regulating tech for longer, faster workouts.
The latest version of Nike’s bestselling basketball shoe was inspired by the BTTF Nike Mag. It has a one-piece textile upper, Flywire cables for support, a flexible collar foam and an internal bootie made of mesh and foam. Drops 7/1.
The Air Jordan MTM Pack contains two pairs with swapped construction. The MTM Air Jordan 1 gets the lightweight one-piece Flyweave upper while the MTM Air Jordan XX9 gets the leather upper. Drops 6/27 for $700.
Cole Haan turned the penny loafer into a summer shoe by replacing the leather upper with canvas for a more lightweight, breathable and casual shoe. The Pinch Weekender also has a cushioned footbed and a sneaker-like outsole.
Athletic Propulsion Labs’ latest version of its Vision Low lightweight basketball shoe has a brightly reflective silver layer atop its silver upper, improving nighttime visibility, while offering improved vertical leap on the court.
Adidas brings its Primeknit knitted upper to an affordable running shoe. The Cosmic Boost also has the springy Boost foam as part of its midsole and the Climachill perforated fabric for 360º ventilation. Outdoor shots by Hypebeast.
If Hender Scheme’s Hommageseries is too rich for your blood, check out Greats’ Natural Selection. It features four of its shoe models with uppers made of goat crust or Vachetta leather that will acquire a patina with age.
Bo Jackson helped make the Air Trainer 3 (aka Air Trainer SC) popular, but it’s also a comfy shoe with a timeless design. Nike keeps it fresh with a new all-white upper and light brown gum sole combo. Top image by Wish.
The street soccer shoe turns full casual, dropping the three stripes and leather in favor of a cleaner canvas upper. Comes in gray, black, red, blue and green. Please don’t let the white ones be an expensive “special edition.”
Brad Hall reviews sneakers like an archeologist handling thousand-year old pottery. His persona pokes fun at shoe collectors who commit to the classic cash grab: old shoes re-released with only slight alterations.
Design student Milan Miladinov made this intricate model of the Nike Air Max 90 out of chocolate. We’re not sure if it’s life-size, but even if it isn’t, the details make it worth a look. The laces even appear to go through the holes.
Vans teamed up with Disney for one of its Fall 2015 releases. The collection consists of shirts, backpacks, shoes, socks and hats featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh. Drops 6/15.
This Nike Air Max 90 is fully customizable with faux furs such as leopard, cheetah and zebra. If none of those take your fancy you can customize 15 different parts of your shoes with numerous colors, then add your name or personal tag.