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.
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’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 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.
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.
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.
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‘ 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.
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.
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.
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’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 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 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’ 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
For its signature OCA Low Stripe sneaker, Brazilian shoemaker Cariuma updates the classic Chuck Taylor look with premium materials like suede leather, and insole cushioning for superior comfort. The brand goes to extremes to ethically tap rubber, operate a Gold Rated tannery, use solar energy panels, and pay fair wages.
Celebrate your love for Star Wars and show your support for the Rebellion with adidas‘ X-Wing-inspired Ultraboost running shoes. They feature a flexible Stretchweb outsole, high traction Continental rubber treads, and are decked out in a Sesame, Active Orange, and Carbon color scheme.
Nike gives its ’90s inspired walking shoe a rich and rugged colorway that looks great for outdoor living. Its earthy olive drab main body is accented by a woven canvas inlay with shiny red accents, all riding atop a cushioned air pocket sole. Expect the design to hit stores and Nike.com before the end of 2019.