THE BEST Shoes

Nike Classic Ultra Flyknit

Nike Classic Ultra Flyknit

Nike’s Classic Ultra is its low key answer to the Stan Smiths, but now it’s got its own style. The retro tennis shoe is modernized and should be a lot lighter and more comfortable with its knitted upper.

Timberland 6″ Lineman Boots

Timberland 6″ Lineman Boots

Inspired by the boots of 1900s linemen, these retro boots have full-grain leather uppers that have been hand finished to get a worn-in look. They also have memory foam footbeds and Vibram outsoles. Available in light brown and dark brown.

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Samuel Hubbard Free Limited Shoes

Samuel Hubbard Free Limited Shoes

Incredibly comfortable and stylish shoes, thanks to their lightweight and shock absorbing Vibram Morflex soles, triple-density insoles with memory foam, and intelligently placed padding and reinforcements. Choose from rich full-grain leather colors, in smooth or nubuck finishes.

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

While it’s a few months later than Back to the Future predicted, Nike’s first real self-lacing shoe looks far more stylish and contemporary. A sensor in the heel triggers the adjustable laces when you step in. The HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available to Nike+ members for holiday 2016.

Nike Kobe XI 4KB

Nike Kobe XI 4KB

Kobe Bryant’s last pre-retirement signature shoe is bound to get a million colorways, but we think we’re going to go for this one. The 4KB features a white knit upper spiked with multicolored threads, as well as leather swooshes. Drops 3/14/16 for $220.

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Nike’s newest running shoe is geared for extreme comfort. It has a one-piece knit upper that has a mid-height collar and reinforced at the arch, heel and forefoot for support, a thick Lunarlon midsole and a Lunarlon outsole.

Adidas Superstar 80s Primeknit ASG

Adidas Superstar 80s Primeknit ASG

The All Star Game variant of the Superstar Primeknit has a glow-in-the-dark coating on its rubber shell toe, tongue and the otherwise black knit upper, making for sneakers that are light in more ways than one.

Nike KD8 Elite

Nike KD8 Elite

Nike’s quest for ankle protection continues with this improved version of Kevin Durant’s latest signature shoe. The KD8 Elites have built-in calf-length compression socks, while their woven upper has been reinforced with Kevlar overlays. Drops 4/14/16.

Greats Amerigo Boot

Greats Amerigo Boot

While it does have a reinforced tongue and a Vibram outsole, Greats‘ first hiking boot is geared for comfort, with a fuzzy suede upper, Vachetta leather inner lining and easily removable bakery string-style laces. Available in two colorways.

Reebok x Publish Dark Desert Furylite

Reebok x Publish Dark Desert Furylite

Publish gave the Furylite and Furylite Chukka a volcanic makeover. The Furylite has a cream and black leather upper and 3D Ultralite outsole. The Furylite Chukka has a black leather upper and a rugged rubber outsole. Also available from Reebok.

Nike Tech Fleece Sock Dart

Nike Tech Fleece Sock Dart

Nike dresses up its 2004 classic with a comfy and trendy fleece upper for Spring. Initially available in black and purple, the Tech Fleece Sock Dart will also be available in black and grey and purple and grey.

New Balance x J. Crew 791

New Balance x J. Crew 791

This J. Crew import is a retro variant of New Balance’s classic tennis shoe silhouette. It has an all white leather upper, perforated New Balance logo and fleece lining. A nice alternative to Stan Smiths.

New Balance Football Pack

New Balance Football Pack

New Balance’s Football Pack is a trio of UK-made monochromatic shoes inspired by ’80s soccer boots. Two of the shoes are based on existing models – the 1500 and the 577 – while the Epic TR is a new silhouette.

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Adidas Tubular Nova PK

Adidas Tubular Nova PK

Adidas slims down the Tubular Nova using its Primeknit technology. The Tubular Nova PK has a two-tone seamless knit upper under suede overlays. Available in white/black, black/black and blue/black. Drops 4/2016.

Adidas Futurecraft Tailored Fibre

Adidas Futurecraft Tailored Fibre

The third concept in Adidas’ Futurecraft series is a peek at the future of its Primeknit technology. It’s a machine-knitted upper that can be customized not just by size and fit but by material as well.

NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT

NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT

Givenchy creative director Ricardo Tisci turns the Nike Dunk into a street boxing shoe. It has a leather upper, Lunarlon insole and memory foam in its tongue and collar. It will also be available in white/black and white/red. Drops 2/11/16 for $300.

Timberland x Horween Football Boot

Timberland x Horween Football Boot

Timberland celebrates Super Bowl 50 by partnering with Horween, the official leather supplier for NFL footballs. These classic 6″ boots have an upper made of brown or black football leather. They also have rawhide laces and 18k gold eyelets.

Y-3 Qasa High Triple White

Y-3 Qasa High Triple White

The influential silhouette from Yohiji Yamamoto’s Adidas line remains fire even with the torrent of stylish runners and trainers, but obviously its outrageous price keeps it rare. This new all-white colorway keeps it fresh. We can hear it calling to us. Eating’s overrated anyway!

Undefeated x Nike Super Bowl 50

Undefeated x Nike Super Bowl 50

Nike and Undefeated’s Speed Destroyed collection celebrates the 50th Super Bowl with black and gold shoes and apparel, including an imposing varsity jacket with 50 stars at the back, an Air Trainer 1 and an Ultra XT.

Nike Air Force 1 Mid Ultra Flyknit

Nike Air Force 1 Mid Ultra Flyknit

Classic basketball shoes look nice, but let’s face it, they’re clunky and heavy. Nike solves that problem by updating the Air Force 1 with a fully knit one-piece upper and a foam-injected midsole. The result is a shoe that’s 50% lighter than the original.

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Nike Metcon 2

Nike Metcon 2

The Metcon 2 is as light, grippy and stable as the original, but it has an extra cushioning on the heel area for a more snug and comfortable fit. Larger abrasive-resistant patches and a heel bumper enhance its durability.

2016 Nike Black History Collection

2016 Nike Black History Collection

The 2016 Black History Month collection adds bright colors and geometric patterns to various Nike apparel and shoes. The lineup includes new basketball shoes such as the LeBron XIII and Kyrie 2 and street shoes like the Roshe One and AJ 1 Retro.

Adidas NMD_R1

Adidas NMD_R1

The not-so-poor man’s Yeezy Boost 350. Barely a month after their introduction, Adidas’ fire runners get their third colorway. The NMD_R1 ditches the black-on-black striped upper for a nice two-tone pattern. Drops 1/30/16.

Villa x Timberland Purple Diamond

Villa x Timberland Purple Diamond

If you missed out on the Concepts eggplant timbos, keep an eye out for this similar release from another frequent Timberland collaborator. Villa says the shoe was inspired by rare purple diamonds, but let’s just call a cool shoe a cool shoe. Drops 1/28/16 for $200.

Asics Gel-Kayano Gore-Tex

Asics Gel-Kayano Gore-Tex

Asics keeps up with the season with this retro take on the Gel-Kayano, trading the mesh panels on the upper for nylon and adding Gore-Tex insulation to keep your feet warm. The suede ruins the weatherproofing though. Available in all burgundy or all navy blue.

Air Jordan XXX

Air Jordan XXX

His Airness’ 30th signature shoe has a woven upper, a knit asymmetrical collar, the segmented outsole based on the Air Jordan XX9 and a triple X basketball net logo on the heel. Drops 2/12/16.

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