Sneakers are the blue jeans of footwear — everyone has a pair. With the rise in popularity of streetwear, sneakers became the appropriate shoe for any occasion, even on the red carpet. Done right, the staple shoe pairs well with every outfit from t-shirts and sweats to suits and dresses. Sneakerheads have been preaching this since around the 80’s with the blow up of Micheal Jordan’s signature shoe, the Air Jordan 1’s. Since then an entire culture has stemmed from sneakers, with Complex’s YouTube show Sneaker Shopping, iconic collaborations, and every designer doing their own rendition of the style.
The trend only continues to build steam, leaving fans waiting in epically long lines for release days or hunting online for a steal on resale sites. CR’s rounded up the most anticipated up-and-coming sneaker drops.
Burberry and GOAT’s Arthur sneaker
Burberry has teamed up with the online shoe retailer GOAT for the first time for an exclusive drop of 8 new variations of the Burberry Arthur sneaker. The Arthur, first released in 2019, was Riccardo Tisci’s first sneaker for Burberry, doing his take on the streetwear trend by melding it with the history of British maritime, giving its rain boot-like look. The new rendition features a chain nodding to the British punk scene. The colorways for this drop of men’s and women’s styles include tempest grey, pistachio, optic white, silver, and gold.
Shop the exclusive drop on goat.com.
Reebok by Pyer Moss Experiment 4 “Emergency”
Pyer Moss reunites with Reebok for another drop of the Experiment 4 in a brand new colorway. The drop follows a series of collaborations between Moss and the brand starting back in 2018. The Experiment 4 has taken shape in bright blues and reds, most recently released in an all off-white edition. Now, the chunky rubber sneaker is revisioned in a dusty grey, highlighted with a bright construction cone orange, under the name “Emergency.”
Find the shoe exclusively on pyermoss.com
Dior does dad shoes — and does them well. Featured in the Dior Spring 2022 collection by Kim Jones, the new B30 is an elevated take on a sporty classic, seemingly a first for the brand. Taking inspiration from the world of running, the sneaker feels inspired by everyday brands, reimagining the “CD” logo in reflective material to feel more graphic on the side. The Dior B30 drop includes in five colorways, black, white, olive, beige, and lime.
The sneaker is available now in store and on dior.com.
Moncler x Hoka Mafate Speed 2
Moncler and Hoka, both brands known for their expertise in quality sportswear, have teamed up for the release of the Mafate Speed 2. Innovative in their fields utilizing new technology and progressive thinking, both Moncler and Hoka create high-quality pieces designed to perform. With the Alps in mind, the Mafate Speed 2 is for the buyer wanting to master mountains or find adventure in the city. Each brand brought the best of their worlds. The mountain shoe is ultra-light, while extra-rugged.
Shop the Mafate Speed 2 at HOKA.com starting December 1st, or Moncler stores now.
1017-ALYX-9SM Nike Air Force 1 High
Matthew M. Williams and Nike collab once again. This time the pair take on Nike’s classic style, the Air Force 1 High. The sneaker is simplistic yet bold with the bright eye catching red paired against the black along with the centerpiece buckle. The timing of the release just so happens to correlate with the NBA’s 75th anniversary, a nod to the siolhette’s role in sneaker culture and its origins.
The AF1 in University Red colorways were available via a raffle starting Tuesday 19th October at 6pm CET and closed Thursday 21st October at 6pm CET, exclusively on alyxstudio.com.
Virgil Abloh x NIGO for Louis Vuitton LV²
Virgil Abloh and NIGO team up on the latest installation of their Louis Vuitton sneaker drop, featuring original graphics by Human Made and denim, using the French design house’s iconic monogram. The sneaker is the second of Abloh’s trainers from Louis Vuitton and a first for NIGO. The influence of the two streetwear designers is present, with an animated and fun update.
The Virgil x NIGO trainers are now available at Louis Vuitton.
Converse x thisneverthat
With the rise of Korean streetwear and archive fashion, Converse collaborates with the Korean brand thisisneverthat, for a modern yet vintage update on their classic sneaker. Reminiscing in the iconic Chuck from the ‘90s, Converse works with thisneverthat to bring back the Chuck 70 and All-Stars with faded colorways and detailed elements.
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