THE BEST Sneakers

Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage Zig-Zag Swoosh

Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage Zig-Zag Swoosh

Nike’s throwback sneaker embellishes a classic silhouette with an abstract swoosh logo made from red double zig-zag stitching. Its upper is made from white leather with grey suede accents, along with exposed foam tongues, and a translucent green rubber outsole. Coming in early 2021 to Nike.com and select retailers.

Skechers Bobs V’Lite 3D Fun Slip-On Sneakers

Skechers Bobs V’Lite 3D Fun Slip-On Sneakers

Stiff shoes got your dogs barking? Slip those toes into Skechers Bobs V’Lite 3D Fun skate-style sneakers made with a memory foam insole and pliable rubber sole. The irresistible canvas print features dogs and cats peacefully enjoying a movie together, grateful that Bobs has donated nearly $6 million to help shelter animals.

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Linksoul x True Lux Knit Golf Sneakers

Linksoul x True Lux Knit Golf Sneakers

The Linksoul x True Lux Knit Sneaker is the star of the ultra-comfy Wave collection, the first collaboration between the two modern golf-wear brands. True’s signature cleat-less treads provide an awesome grip-to-weight ratio, the breathable upper is waterproof, and a reflective “Make Par Not War” heel tag reflects your game spirit.

Making a Pair of Self-lacing Shoes

Making a Pair of Self-lacing Shoes

A few years back, Nike made a working version of its MAG sneakers from Back to the Future II. After a couple of guys from Hacksmith Industries figured out that their leader might not know how to tie his own laces, they engineered a pair of self-lacing Vessi sneakers which are a bit more subtle in style than the ones from the movie.

Nike Air Raid “Raygun”

Nike Air Raid “Raygun”

Based on the 1992 basketball sneaker, these updated Air Raids still sport those iconic criss-cross straps and thick bumpers, but these ones are done up in the black, orange, and gold color scheme of the Roswell Rayguns, Nike’s fictitious ABA team lead by a time traveler known as “Dr. Funk.” Release date TBA.

Cariuma Catiba Pro Skate Shoes

Cariuma Catiba Pro Skate Shoes

Cariuma’s Catiba Pro skate shoes are ready to perform. They’re hand-built for comfort, durability, and unsurpassed grip, thanks to a slip-resistant, natural rubber sole and sustainable cork insole. The stylish upper mixes triple-stitched suede with organic cotton. Cariuma plants two trees in the Brazilian Rainforest for every purchase.

Merrell x Honey Stinger Shoes

Merrell x Honey Stinger Shoes

Merrell teamed up with sports nutrition brand Honey Stinger to create a vibrant running shoe with a honeycomb design. They incorporate sustainable materials, including a partially-recycled upper and outsole, 100% recycled laces, and a foam midsole that uses algae instead of petroleum. In men’s and women’s sizes.

Nike Air Max 95 Freddy Krueger

Nike Air Max 95 Freddy Krueger

In the lead-up to Halloween, Nike is showing off a new pair of Air Max 95 sneakers inspired by Nightmare on Elm Street’s iconic villain. Its color scheme references Freddy Kreuger’s iconic sweater, while blood drips in back and spatters under its air cushions drive home the horror in a surprisingly subtle way.

adidas ZX 5000 Joshua Tree

adidas ZX 5000 Joshua Tree

Inspired by sunset at Joshua Tree National Park, these special A-ZX-series sneakers are done up in Vapour Pink, Easy Orange, and Tech Purple. They have a Cordura nylon upper and Nubuck overlays, a park graphic on the tongue, and reflective two-tone laces. The sneakers drop on adidas.com and select retailers on 8.21.2020.

Air Jordan 1 Jumpman Sculpture

Air Jordan 1 Jumpman Sculpture

Artist Michael Murphy of Perceptual Art designed this mind-blowing sculpture that looks like Michael Jordan’s iconic Jumpman logo when viewed from the front, and a Nike Air Jordan 1 sneaker from the side. A very limited number of the handpainted resin sculptures goes on sale 8.6.20 at 12pm ET at the Perceptual Store.

adidas ZX 2K 4D Running Shoes

adidas ZX 2K 4D Running Shoes

adidas‘ high tech running shoe features a digitally-printed resin midsole that’s precisely tuned to offer great heel cushioning, and a springy front for quick takeoffs. It has a breathable sandwich mesh upper, and its rubber outsole provides superior traction. There’s also a sweet triple black colorway in the works.

In-N-Out Burger Shoes

In-N-Out Burger Shoes

No shirt, no shoes, no service – it’s the rule at any burger joint, so dress your feet to eat. The online company store for California’s beloved In-N-Out Burgers offers classic, unisex slip-ons decorated with the iconic red palm trees from the drive-thru’s to-go bags and drink cups. Made with a poly-canvas upper and rubber sole.

Renew Cotton Chuck 70

Renew Cotton Chuck 70

Converse offers its popular Chuck Taylor Hi and Ox sneakers in a rough-hewn bone canvas that looks like it’s been turned inside out. They’re made using a cotton canvas upper taken from undyed factory scraps, along with a recycled, speckled rubber outsole. Low rise version here. Limited stock available from asphaltgold.

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Vans x National Geographic Era

Vans x National Geographic Era

Part of Vans’ recently-released National Geographic collection, these classic canvas sneakers feature bold and colorful imagery from the magazine’s storied photographic covers, celebrating the publication’s 130+ years in business. Naturally, they feature Vans’ trademark waffle outsoles for grip and style.

Reebok Nano X Training Shoes

Reebok Nano X Training Shoes

Reebok’s 2020 cross-trainer is designed for versatility, offering comfort, support, and flexibility for all kinds of fitness activities. It’s got a stretchy, breathable Flexweave upper, a cushioned midsole that absorbs shocks while providing stability, and its outsole is designed for sure footing. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Reebok U.S.C.M. Bug Stomper

Reebok U.S.C.M. Bug Stomper

Reebok follows up their awesome Alien Stompers with another futuristic shoe. This mid-top is ready to kick xenomorph butt with its military color scheme and camo graphics. They’ve got a full-grain leather upper, a comfy molded sockliner, and quick access strap closures. Drops 4.25.20 @11pm CDT, just in time for Alien Day.

Inner Art World Sneakers

Inner Art World Sneakers

Inner Art World sells shoes and accessories covered with vibrant and hypnotic patterns which really stand out from the crowd. Their sneaker collection offers a variety of bold designs, including mandalas, stained glass, paisleys, and our favorite, a steampunk pattern.

Vans SK8-HI MTE 2.0 DX Rainbow

Vans SK8-HI MTE 2.0 DX Rainbow

Vans’ all-weather high-tops look great in this ’90s inspired multicolor design. They feature water-resistant leather and suede uppers, along with a heat retention and moisture management layer, and a cushioned, molded sockliner. Their lug soles provide plentiful traction on slippery surfaces too.

adidas Microbounce T1 Workshop

adidas Microbounce T1 Workshop

Inspired by an early-2000s midsole design, adidas quirky, but cool Microbounce T1 puts a spring in your step with cushioning cells that remind us of the suckers on an octopus’ tentacles. We dig the contrast of the rainbow colors with the black upper and cream patent leather mud guard.

adidas Samba Decon x Jason Dill

adidas Samba Decon x Jason Dill

adidas Skateboarding teamed up with pro boarder Jason Dill to create a pair of everyday sneakers that resemble Italian snakeskin leather. Despite their lazy loafer inspiration, they’re totally good for skating with their low-profile shape, molded sockliner, and rubber outsole. Drops 3/14/20.

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Cariuma X Pantone 2020 Sneakers

Cariuma X Pantone 2020 Sneakers

There’s something so right about Cariuma’s limited-edition sneakers in Classic Blue, Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year. The hue is as timeless as the evolved old-school designs of the OCA Low kicks – and the high-top OCA High. Just unbox and hit the street. They’re comfortable thanks to cushioned support and top-grade canvas.

The adidas Archive

The adidas Archive

A very special gift for sneaker fanatics, Taschen’s 644-page coffee table book tells the storied history of famed footwear brand adidas through images. It features more than 350 pairs of shoes, including rare prototypes, one-of-a-kind originals, and iconic designs throughout the years.

Nike Space Hippie Collection

Nike Space Hippie Collection

“If they look weird, that’s because they’re made of trash.” Nike’s funky and sustainable Space Hippie line is made from 50% recycled materials by weight, including reground rubber, foam scraps, and Flyknit yarns made from recycled plastic bottles, t-shirts, and yarn scraps. We love how the design embraces the irregularities.

Tarvas Explorer Sneakers

Tarvas Explorer Sneakers

Finnish brand Tarvas makes these stylish go-anywhere sneakers with leather or Cordura uppers, and thick mudguards along their bottom edge. Their lug rubber outsoles offer great multi-surface traction too. They’re available from a handful of outlets around the globe, including C’H’C’M in NYC and Tanner Goods in Portland.

Indestructible Shoes

Indestructible Shoes

These stylish everyday shoes don’t look like industrial-strength work shoes, but they are. They come in a variety of designs, and each one as han anti-puncture, skid-resistant, shock-damping sole, a water-resistant body, and a reinforced steel toe. We particularly like the Ryder in green.

Nike Air Max 720 Horizon Red/Black

Nike Air Max 720 Horizon Red/Black

A bold red and black variant of Nike’s Air Max 720 Horizon, this shoe is ready for tougher weather than the typical sneaker, with a rugged tread for grip in the rain, and a GORE-TEX/synthetic upper to keep your feet dry. They pack a thick Air section below the entire footbed for maximum comfort.

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