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.
We wouldn’t recommend skateboarding on these, but the laceless versions of Vans‘ bestselling silhouettes make for great walking shoes. Both the Old Skool and the SK8-Hi have a large elastic strap, leather upper, padded collar and the comfy Ultracush insole.
In its onslaught of Boosts and Gazelle spinoffs, adidas forgot that they made the German army trainer. The brand with three stripes will soon rectify that mistake with a re-release of the BW Army in classic leather and suede. Drops 6/16/17 in black or white.
White hot. The Jordan brand adds to its Premium Essentials line with a cream-colored version of the original Air Jordans. True to its name, Retro High OG Sail bears the Nike Air logo on its tongue and insole instead of the Jumpman. The shoe drops 6/20/17 for $160.
An improved version of the space exploration-themed shoe. The Mars Yard 2.0 has a new knit mesh upper to go with the suede panels, as well as an outsole based on the Special Field Boot. For now, it’s exclusive to the NikeCraft Space Camp, but it will also retail for $200.
Under Armour’s new hiking boots are handsome enough to wear on level ground. But they’re not all bark. They’ve got a lightweight textile upper with a Gore-Tex membrane, a foam overlay for a snug fit, a foam insole, dual density EVA midsole, and a Michelin outsole.
First released in 1987 for cliff divers and water sports enthusiasts, the comfy and eye-catching Aqua Sock became a street hit. Now it’s back with more muted colors – although there’s still one in bright orange – a foam heel guard and a more practical segmented outsole.