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New Balance 574 Sport

New Balance 574 Sport
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Following its limited edition variants, the mid-cut bootie revamp of the 574 is now available as a wide release. The vanilla 574 Sport doesn’t have swappable patches, but its modern silhouette and comfy Fresh Foam midsole are what really matter.

adidas Swift Run

adidas Swift Run

adidas keeps Primeknit but drops Boost for its newest silhouette. The Swift Run is inspired by the company’s 1980’s running shoes and features a sock-like knit upper and an EVA midsole. It will come in mid- and low-cut variants. Drops 7/27/17 for $85.

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Dropout: Heelys

Dropout: Heelys

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.

Asics Gel Lyte OG

Asics Gel Lyte OG
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The old man’s still got it. Asics celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first shoe with the Gel Lyte silhouette and Gel heel cushion by bringing it back unchanged, colors and all. It also comes in white/blue/yellow.

adidas Climacool 02/17

adidas Climacool 02/17

Breezus. adidas brings back its moisture-wicking and 360º cooling design to its shoes. The Climacool 02/17 features nods to the Climacool I and II shoes, but with the sock silhouette and oversized heel and pull tabs. Drops 7/22/17 for $115.

Puma Clyde Sock

Puma Clyde Sock
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Clyde, Rick Barry, and Pistol Pete – now these players could never be beat. Puma joins the sock shoe game while keeping it old school by adding a knit tube sock collar to Walt Frazier’s signature shoes. It comes in four colorways, with three more on the way.

Reebok Sock Runner Ultraknit

Reebok Sock Runner Ultraknit
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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.

RF x DSM x NB 574 Sport

RF x DSM x NB 574 Sport

Kith founder Ronnie Fieg worked with Dover Street Market to update New Balance’s 574. The 574 Sport has an inner sock construction, a cushy Fresh Foam midsole, and 28 swappable N-logo Velcro patches. Drops 7/7/17 for $160 on Kith and DSM stores.

Sacai x Hender Scheme Lace Back Shoes

Sacai x Hender Scheme Lace Back Shoes
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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.

Yunisia Sneaker Slippers

Yunisia Sneaker Slippers
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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.

Nike Cortez Flyknit

Nike Cortez Flyknit

Flex, Forrest, flex! Nike’s relaunched running shoe gets the inevitable Flyknit remake, starting with the famous white, red and blue colorway, with an ankle collar added. It will also be available in black and white. Drops 7/4/17.

NikeLab Pocket Knife DM

NikeLab Pocket Knife DM

NMD hu? Nike’s boutique arm will be re-releasing the Pocketknife DM walking shoes in three ACG-inspired colorways. The shoes will also have textured leather accents instead of the plain ones on the vanilla kicks. Drops 7/1/17.

NikeLab x Pigalle Air Shake Ndestrukt

NikeLab x Pigalle Air Shake Ndestrukt
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Pigalle founder Stéphane Ashpool turned one of Dennis Rodman’s basketball shoes into casual unisex kicks by replacing the laces with Velcro, adding nubuck and a tweed-like upper, and using sky blue and pink as the dominant colors.

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Hender Scheme Not Army Boots

Hender Scheme Not Army Boots
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We’re not soldiers, and there’s no reason for war. As part of its 2017 fall/winter collection, avant garde leather shoe maker Hender Scheme started with the combat boot and stripped away much of its functionality.

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017

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.

Ridgemont Outback II Boot

Ridgemont Outback II Boot
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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.

Asics x Bodega Gel-Mai Underground

Asics x Bodega Gel-Mai Underground
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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.

Gyakusou Free RN Motion Flyknit

Gyakusou Free RN Motion Flyknit
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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.

Air Jordan 8 Cool Grey & Cement

Air Jordan 8 Cool Grey & Cement

As part of its 2017 Fall collection, the Jordan brand decks out His Airness’ first three-peat shoe in colorways that should be familiar to Air Jordan collectors: the monochrome cool grey and the red-accented cement. Drops 8/26/17 for $190.

Y-3 All Black PureBoost

Y-3 All Black PureBoost
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One of the most awaited drops from Y-3’s 2017 fall/winter collection. This premium take on Adidas’ minimal and mad comfy casual running shoe has a mesh upper, a TPU cage and heel counter, a leather tongue and that rare black Boost midsole.

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Vans Old Skool & SK8-Hi Laceless

Vans Old Skool & SK8-Hi Laceless
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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.

2017 adidas Originals BW Army

2017 adidas Originals BW Army
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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.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Sail

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Sail

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.

Nike x Tom Sachs Mars Yard 2.0

Nike x Tom Sachs Mars Yard 2.0

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.

Beckett Simonon Morgen Trainer

Beckett Simonon Morgen Trainer
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Rest on these while you dream of Margielas. Beckett Simonon’s take on German army trainers are handmade out of full grain leather, water-resistant suede and a flexible gum outsole, all at a level-headed price. Available in black, white and navy.

Nike SF-AF1 Mid QS

Nike SF-AF1 Mid QS
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The latest version of the Special Field and Air Force 1 mashup is a mid-cut shoe with an upper that’s partly made of ballistic nylon with a tiger camo pattern and military type print. It also has heel zippers to make it easier to take off.

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