Off-White founder Virgil Abloh put his designer’s designer touch on 10 of Nike’s best silhouettes including the Air Jordan 1, the Air Presto and the new Air VaporMax. The shoes bear a designer’s intent to make the whole more than the sum of its parts. Drops 11/2017.
Skateboard brand Paterson designed a special edition of Clearweather’s chunky Jones C sneaker. It has a wheat-colored hairy suede upper that’s been heat embossed with Paterson’s logo, and a matching cream-colored sidewall. It’s limited to 200 pairs.
Court Grabbers clean the soles of your shoes, minimizing the risk of slipping on indoor courts. They consist of a base that you lace on your shoes, a washable strip, and an alcohol-based cleaning gel. Just swipe your shoe over the strip and you’re good to go.
Nike is teasing a bold twist to the Air Jordan 1 with a peek at a pair of unreleased sample shoes. The Homage to Home looks like two shoes stitched into one. The outer side rocks the red and black aka Banned colors, while the inner side has the classic white and red.
Inspired by the EQT Cushion ’91, the Adidas EQT Cushion ADV has a knit upper with nubuck and suede panels and reflective 3-stripe yarn. No Boost though. It drops on 8/12/17 for $160 in different stripe colors, each limited to a region. US gets green, EU gets blue, and Asia gets red.
Fun and nostalgic shoes inspired by elementary school days and the space age. Its simple leather upper is combined with a chunky cupsole inspired by astronaut boots. Its outsole is made of 50% recycled rubber and features tape marks borrowed from the prototypes.
Boots are almost certainly the most useful footwear. They protect your feet and ankles from dirt, mud, and water, and can provide the traction and support you need for varied terrain. If you’re looking for boots you can wear on a daily basis, check out Everyday Carry’s picks.
Dropout proves you can make a rap song about anything, with their hilarious track about how dope it is to wear heelys, those kids’ shoes with little wheels built into them. Get ready to hear “When I wear my heelys, I give all the girls feelies” everywhere when this blows up.
Space colony kicks. Perhaps a gift from frequent collaborator Vetements, Reebok takes the sock shoe silhouette to another level with this knee-high knit sneaker, which is clearly a less avant garde (and vastly more affordable) version of Balenciaga’s Speed Knit.
Business punk. Experimental casual wear brand Sacai teamed up with leather master Hender Scheme to switch up the timeless black leather shoe. These handmade shoes and boots have the laces at the back and the pull tabs at the front – an aggressive but practical design.
Knit uppers have taken over the shoe scene, but Etsy store Yunisiya offers a cozy and tongue-in-cheek take. It offers knit or crocheted indoor slippers based on popular sneakers, such as Yeezys, Jordans, Chucks and the Air Mag. Available in kids and adult sizes.
One of the first shoes to have the Nike React, a foam cushion that is light, springy and durable. Its outsole was designed to provide support and traction on the right points, while the Flyknit upper and decoupled collar make for a comfortable fit. Drops 8/3/17.
A versatile boot that goes from everyday shoe to rugged hiker. It’s made from waxed full-grain, waterproofed leather, waxed cotton canvas, and has a durable 100% rubber vulcanized lug outsole. Available in auburn/red, black/grey, black/burgundy, and brown/olive colorways.
Kith was the first to bring back the Gel Lyte Mai, but Bodega has the better take on the asymmetrical shoe. The Underground is made of ostrich, nubuck, suede and pebbled leather with a mesh and nylon tongue. It comes with orange, white and lavender laces.
One of Nike and Undercover’s running shoes returns in a murked out scheme. The NikeLab Gyakusou Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017 has a dual-density and dual-pattern midsole to conform to your feet. The straps and notched collar make it easy to put on and take off.
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