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The 27 Best High Top Sneakers to Buy Right Now

Whether you’ve cleaned your apartment to within an inch of its life or smoked all of your weed in the first week, the walls are certainly starting to close in as quarantine goes full tilt. And despite all of the Zoom virtual happy hours that help you cling to your sanity, keep in mind that maybe for the first time ever, shopping from your couch has you in the running to be a quarantine hero.  Use this time to stock up on incense, wear your sweatpants to “work” and finally pull the trigger on some of the best high top sneakers available.

From once-in-a-lifetime grails to standard picks for any rotation, ONE37pm took the liberty of assembling the 20 best high top sneakers and where you can buy them right now (from the couch, pajama bottoms optional).

1. Air Jordan 1
Fight Club

Surrounded in folklore, there’s hardly a high top sneaker, even a sneaker in general, with greater cultural importance than the Air Jordan 1. The genesis of Nike’s most legendary footwear line, the AJ1’s long lineage from its athletic beginnings to its transcendence in modern culture, skateboarding and footwear in general has cemented the high top silhouette as not only an on-court staple but a streetwear icon regaled by top athletes and influencers alike.

The sneaker is one of the most recognizable designs ever and one of the only models to continually be retro-ed on an almost yearly basis since its original debut in 1985.  Best colorways include the Chicago, first Off-White collab, Pine Green and All-Star 2017.

2. Supra Skytop

Of the high top sneakers to make this list, I think the Supra Skytop is one of my favorites, with the potential to be top five. Based on pure historical context, the Supra Skytop was the ugly sneaker sweeping the nation before the phrase “Triple S” or “Arclight” meant anything to Balenciaga or LV. Straight from the IG mood boards of 2008, a bygone era of horrendous style, the Supra Skytop was one of the forefathers of the hyperbolically designed high top fashion-forward sneakers of the current era.

Designed partially by Chad Muska, (famous for his stash pocket on other skate sneakers), the model is a living testament to the duality of footwear. Just athletic and functional enough to be passed off as a skate silhouette but easy enough to moonlight as a glossy, fancy shoe fit for a celebrity on the red carpet.

3. Converse Chuck Taylor

Whether you’re an ancient basketball player, streetwear enthusiast, or scene kid from 2010, the Converse Chuck Taylor probably holds a special place in your heart. The sneaker’s simple canvas upper and rubber midsole was fascinating technology for turn-of-the-century athletics but the simply designed high top has created a near-perfect template to open the door for collaborations. With an unmistakable silhouette, the brand can introduce and highlight almost any fabric restructuring and colorways due to the strength of the sneaker’s simple shape.

With plain canvas and mostly tonal color schemes the sneaker also inadvertently invites the personal modification and collaboration with the wearer, just ask someone shopping for an “Asking Alexandria” t-shirt in Hot Topic. My favorite collaborations: Brain Dead, J.W. Anderson, Kith, and my sister during her goth phase.

4. Nike SB Dunk High
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Nike’s foray into the world of skateboarding was nothing short of controversial and iconoclastic, but no matter how you feel about the Swoosh’s place in skating, most skaters would show love to the Nike SB Dunk High. Almost as famous as its low counterpart, the Nike SB Dunk is high on the list of Nike’s best silhouettes. As circumstances would have it, a sneaker that was originally rejected by its target demographic took on a secondary role as a coveted commodity for sneakerheads looking to collect different colorways of their favorite dunk models.

The most famous moment in all of sneaker history even had to do with a dunk sneaker: the “Pigeon” dunk release which landed sneakerheads on the cover of the NY Post and the Nike Dunk at the forefront of sneakerhead’s minds. Best colorways: Sea Crystal, California, Skunk and De La Soul.

BUY NOW AT STOCKX, $150 to $1000
5. Hoka One One Tor Ultra Hi 2

Hoka One One (look up the pronunciation) has been on the up and up since the end of 2019, producing eye-catching silhouettes with a high emphasis on materials and functionality. Their utilitarian vibe corresponds with current styles as hiking and outdoorsy silhouettes from brands like Salomon have been enjoying a long stride as a footwear favorite with everyone from actual hikers to SoHo socialites. Hoka One One’s Tor Ultra Hi 2, like most of the brand’s sneakers, features a bulky and built out silhouette with a neutral set of colors, giving off the aesthetic of a military boot.

Despite their obtuse shape, the sneaker is incredibly light. Hoka must-haves: collaboration with Engineered Garments.

BUY NOW AT HOKA, $164.99
6. Vans Sk8-Hi

It’s the Air Jordan 1, but for skateboarders. A confirmed classic, timeless, iconic and evergreen. The Vans Sk8-Hi originally debuted in 1978, and ever since it’s been an iconic silhouette for skating performance as well as lifestyle. The sneaker features a matchup of both suede and leather overlays with a padded ankle collar and staple rubber waffle print outsole.

Skaters were originally drawn to the added protection of the high collar as well as the all-over stylish design and jazz stripe, a white banner that now graces most Vans styles was first seen on the Sk8-Hi. Classic colorway: Stick with the OG black/white colorway for a vintage dash of timeless style and performance.

7. Adidas Rivalry Hi

The brand with the Three Stripes is not necessarily known for its relevance or prevalence on the basketball court, but the time-tested brand does have some heat still tucked away in the archives. The Adidas Rivalry Hi launched initially to some hype thanks to Patrick Ewing and features its most notable “Knicks” colorway which sees the silhouette in a mostly white colorway with blue and orange accents throughout.

Since then, the sneaker has had some help from the likes of Eric Emmanuel and Keith Haring, two recent drops that have brought some attention to the archival silhouette. Three Stripes for the court: Keith Haring or Eric Emmanuel.

BUY NOW AT ADIDAS, $60 to $110
8. Nike AF1 High

The Nike Air Force 1 High features one of the brand’s best selling sneakers in a high top format. The low silhouette has garnered a reputation as a sneakerhead’s ultimate go-to, a “buy one pair every six months” type of sneaker which speaks to the reliability sneakerheads have come to enjoy over the years since the sneaker’s late ‘80s debut on the court for Nike. The high top iteration of the silhouette includes a high ankle collar with an adjustable strap that crosses in front of the tongue. Best colorway: All except for all-black, collaborations with OBJ, and yours—make your own in NikeID.

BUY NOW AT NIKE, $106.97
9. Balenciaga Speed Trainer

As easy as it might be to stay away from high-end designer sneakers, it’s time to give the Balenciaga Speed Trainer its due. As a high top sneaker, the sock-like design separated it from other sneakers—sock-like design seemed to rule sneakers for a moment, most notably the Reebok x Vetements sock sneakers…which I still see in my nightmares.

In short, Balenciaga, for all of their lack of sneaker savvy or sneaker cultural relevance, did a good job capitalizing on the sock sneaker moment and created one of the better high tops from that weird moment in sneaker history. Best of Balenci: Keep it classic in the black/white colorway and, for the love of God, stay away from the ones with the laces.

10. Nike Air Yeezy

Straight out of the mythology of Nike is their uber-famous time spent with Kanye West, who is proving to be, perhaps, the most interesting designer of the last decade. Whether you remember Ye’s work with the Swoosh or if you can only recall the 350 Turtle Dove (probably depends on your age), the product of Nike x Kanye was the stuff of instant legend.

The Nike Air Yeezy was a confirmed classic when it dropped in 2009 and only went on to more fame and circumstance with the fans when the Nike Air Yeezy 2 dropped in 2012, continuing to stroke the flame of Ye’s popularity at Nike. Want to feel like Pablo? Pick up the “Red Octobers.”

11. Adidas Yeezy 750

Starting out hot from his switch to Adidas, Kanye blessed us with the Yeezy 750—the first of countless numbers of silhouettes and versions to come from the collaborative efforts of West and members of the brand with the three stripes. Hyped up off the anticipation of West’s first move since Nike, the 750 was hailed for its high top style and its high top price point, coming in at around $220. The drop was an expensive but accurate representation of what the two had cooking. Return to the start of West x Adidas with the “Grey” 750 that launched the partnership.

12. Common Projects Tournament Leather High Top
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No matter your feelings about the brand Common Projects, their ability to produce a clean, high-end silhouette is far from arguable. Their simple design mixed with super high-quality materials has made them the clean and classic go-to of the designer sneaker world. (A similar case might be made for Golden Goose, but that’s for another time.) Common Projects takes a super basic sneaker design and elevates it past the point of functionality by adding a serving of extra luxe to make it something worth bragging about.

The Tournament Leather sees a classic high top sneaker in a variety of simple colorways with gold foil accenting and high-quality grade leather which covers the upper. A nice detail is a zipper on the heel with both stylistic and functional design. Sometimes all-white or black isn’t a bad thing.

13. Nike Air Mowabb

At the heart of Nike is one of their lesser-known lines, All Conditions Gear—better known as ACG. Among these outdoorsy and hiking-focused silhouettes is the Nike Air Mowabb, a sleeper pick from deep in the archives that carries the energy of an IG story and some of the biggest IYKYK vibes ever. The sneaker is bulky, busy, and features a variety of design components like a huarache ankle collar, sock liner and upper with premium materials.

The Air Mowabb stands out for a couple of reasons, primarily it looks the best in the colorway of “RATTAN/BRIGHT MANDARIN-BIRCH” which is now widely referred to as “Mowabb.” Additionally the Air Mowabb clashed with the creative designers from Comme des Garcons, another three-lettered acronym brand that subtly replaced the “ACG” branding hit on ankle collar of the Mowabb with “CDG” a perfect detail that makes the simple black and white collab all that better. Outdoors and high fashion. Who would’ve thought?

14. 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon Edition Bamba 3

If you’re tickled fancy by outdoorsy sneakers, trail-running, and super treaded outsoles then Salomon is a brand you’re probably familiar with. If not, it’s probably worth warming up to—with recent collaborations with streetwear juggernaut Palace, the brand’s Xt-6 and S-Lab sneakers are some of the hottest streetwear accessories right now.

The high top versions of the Salomons are just as high-tech, incredibly durable, and somehow incredibly attractive to non-hiking sneakerheads looking to give their style a more technical edge without shelling out for ACRONYM and other brands hawking high tech for a high price. Get extra dirty with Salomon’s collaboration with 11 by Boris Sidjan Saberi.

15. Reebok Shaqnosis

The Reebok Shaqnosis was a no-brainer. The brand doesn’t have much to offer in terms of palatable high top sneakers, but this wavy design from ‘96 plus the cosign from the big man is certainly enough for real heads to recognize the legitimacy and impact of the Shaqnosis. Taking an interesting concept to fruition and using a simple black and white color scheme are just some of the attributes that make this sneaker a winner.

The seamless transition of the graphic from the upper to the midsole and also considering that 1996 was the first year of Shaq’s long-reigning tenure as a Los Angeles Laker are just a few additional details that round out the shoe as a successful concept. Yes, they’re still available, you just need to know where to look.

16. John Geiger 002 High
John Geiger

Maybe the only non-major brand high top sneaker to be included in the list, the John Geiger 002 is a clean and classic high top sneaker that features a unique lacing system to help the silhouette stand out from other minimalistic, designer sneakers out there. If you haven’t heard about John Geiger, well now’s your chance to tune in—the Pittsburgh creative has had “big things coming” for the past few years and has yet to fail in delivering a well thought out and fantastically designed project.

Gieger has some hot colorways out there but opt for the “Bred” version—that is, if you can track one down for a reasonable price.

17. Dior B23

All prejudice from the Dior x Air Jordan 1 collaboration aside, the Dior B23 high top sneaker is not only a good model but a successful execution of repeating patterns and the use of translucent materials on footwear. The sneaker looks like the Off-White x Converse Chuck Taylor but less translucent (smart) and more high end (something Off-White also failed to do), so let’s hear it for Dior one time.

The sneaker features a Dior logo repeating pattern with other versions featuring floral arrangements and even dinosaurs. The price is a little too spicy but if you got it like that then this is the sneaker to spend it on.

18. Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard Overshoe

Quite possibly the weirdest high top sneaker of the last decade has been the Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard Overshoe. As a follow up to the equally expensive and hard to get Mars Yard 2.0 sneakers from 2017, Tom went overboard, taking the sneaker and affixing it with a large white bag and new outsole made from thick rubber with two lockdown straps over the forefoot.

Drawing style inspiration from space, the price followed suit, the sneaker sits around the $500 mark on reselling platform The best thing about this sneaker is what creatives did once they bought it, slashing away the white plastic covering the sneaker, a Mars Yard 2.0 can be found at the core of the silhouette. Get DIY with it and slash away until the Tom Sachs Mars Yard 2.0 (or some version of it) is finally yours.

19. Yeezy 500 High

The Yeezy line has a lot going on at the current moment, but don’t worry about trying to keep up with the avalanche of 350 releases. Turn your focus to the 500—undoubtedly a top Yeezy of all time. From the clash of neoprene, suede, and leather, the silhouette seems to channel comfort on every twist and turn of the sneaker. The 500 recently saw a high top iteration of the model and overall it looks great. The sneaker is an excellent go-between having to opt for a Yeezy boot (900, I think) or return to the 750 to get a high top style from the YZY line.

The 500 high only came out in 2019, but with no new colorways to speak of, perhaps the creative team has moved onto other models and colorways. Either way, the 500 High is a sleeper pick from the oversaturated world of Adidas x Yeezy and offers the incredible comfort of the 500 plus the added lockdown and feel of an athletic high top sneaker. Personal advice: Don’t sleep too hard on these.

20. Nike Mag

The Nike Mag (famously mislabeled as Nike Air Mag) is the granddaddy of maybe all sneakers but most certainly high tops. A futuristic spin on what “sneakers are supposed to look like in the future” courtesy of Back to the Future Pt. II, the sneaker saw an initial release in 2011.

Following up in 2016 Nike reintroduced the silhouette, this time with self-lacing, an opportunity to bring the sneaker from the film to life and for Nike to introduce their E.A.R.L. (Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing) technology to the sneaker world. For most, the Mag is the grail of grails and if it isn’t then you probably don’t care about sneakers too much. If you’re going to take the dive, go all the way in and get the self-lacing iteration which included a super limited release of 89 pairs.

21. Reebok Question Mid

There is arguably no non-Nike athlete signature shoe as iconic as Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question. The sneaker has been having a bit of renaissance lately, with the brand re-releasing a myriad of colorways and collaborations of the classic model.

BUY NOW at reebok, $160
22. Top Ten High
Top Ten High

Who doesn’t love a high top? Adidas always has us covered in this regard, and they just recently dropped their latest iteration this past week. Make sure you check it out!

BUY NOW at adidas, $100
23. ESPN x Top Ten High ‘SportsCenter’
ESPN x Top Ten High ‘SportsCenter’

Don’t you just love a nice classic shoe? We know we do. This ESPN x Top Ten collab gives us major 1990s Stuart Scott ESPN vibes, and we’re absolutely here for it.

BUY NOW, $92
24. Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Crimson Tint’
Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Crimson Tint’

These created a heavy stir on SNKRS. While not the most dynamic 1s we’ve ever seen, this version was a unique take from what we are normally used to seeing from 1s design wise.

25. Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG PS ‘Seafoam’
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG PS ‘Seafoam’

Look at the material. The neutral cream upper, the suede grey overlays, and the laces make these 1s the perfect eye candy material. Plus the shoe offers a lot of versatility in terms of lace swaps, so you can really create loads of different looks from this one.

25. Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Black Gym Red’
Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Black Gym Red’

Red, white, and black colorways will always be heavy hitters. There’s no ifs, ands, or butts, about it. You can thank Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls for that.

26. Converse Run Star Legacy
Converse Run Star Legacy CX

Nobody does high tops better than Converse, and their newest iteration of the Run Star Legacy CX is just one of the many new items to watch for as we hit the peak holiday season. Ultra-comfortable cushioning and lightweight, this bold sleek shoe should definitely be on your holiday watchlist.

27. Chuck Taylor All Star Terrain
Chuck Taylor All Star Terrain

And if you need another Converse option to gift the sneaker lover in your life, then you should definitely check out the newest Chuck Taylor All Star Terrain Drop. Complete with a new hiking style and technological features. This is a must have for sure.

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20 of the Best Vans Shoes to Add to Your Rotation

The year is 1966, America is embroiled in Vietnam, Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman founded Nike two years prior in Eugene, Ore. and almost exactly 888 miles down the western coast of the United States, the Van Doren brothers are striking gold, or rubber if you will, as they introduce the world to Vans. Their first day included 12 pairs of shoes, ordered, made, and delivered in the first 24 commercial hours in existence. Their local Anaheim success was an omen of what was to come: a future foretold where the best Vans shoes are some of the best damn skate shoes on the market.

The humble garage setup was just the beginning as the brand, and their iconic rubber waffle outsole, continued to craft new silhouettes, slowly but surely altering the skateboard and lifestyle footwear landscape. The Sk8-Hi, Slip-On Classic, and others all became essential equipment for the uniform of a 70s SoCal teen in the know. 

Sooner than later the whole country, not to mention the world, knew the phrase “Off The Wall”. The brand is a powerhouse. Executing simple black/white colorways on its top models, it collaborated with other skate staples like Thrasher magazine, Supreme, and others who perfectly paralleled the unbuyable “cool” that the brand continues to deliver on a steady basis. 

While cool factor is incalculable, we did our best to take a look at 15 of the best Vans shoes, from the perfect wide soled skate silhouette to one-of-a-kind collabs, our list does its best to draw some conclusions about a brand that was never worried about being ranked.

1. Vans Sk8-Hi “Black/White”

All hail the Sk8-Hi. Seen in the classic and simple black/white colorway it is the Air Jordan 1 of skateboarding. Coming on to the scene in 1978 it set a precedent for skate performance. Tall and bold, the white rubber midsole pops off a textile and suede black upper. It’s taken on numerous iterations and versions but still remains a dominant force in the skate performance world all while enjoying an equally prominent place in the world of casual/lifestyle wear.

BUY NOW at stockx, $40+
2. Vans Classic Slip-On “Checkerboard”

The unofficial sneaker of southern California, the Classic Slip-On says it all right there in the name. Classic as classic gets, the Slip-On was not only the go-to for early skating but rests easily as one of the most sought after and loved casual sneakers of all time. It’s relaxed slip-on style is the perfect encapsulation of skate culture and the relaxed lifestyle of California.

BUY NOW at stockx, $54+
3. Vans Old Skool “Black/White”

For all of their high profile collabs and bold colorways, the thing that makes Vans great is their simplicity. Their ethos stems from their early aughts in that Anaheim garage and it seems that no matter what, the brand is still sticking to that. Black/white never looked so sharp, yet so simple on the Vans Old Skool. One of the brand’s highest-grossing models, the Old Skool is unmistakable with its bright, white jazz stripe logo slicing down the side of the silhouette.

BUY NOW at stockx, $45+
4. Vans Era 95 DX x Fear of God “Black/White”

Whatever your thoughts may be on American designer Jerry Lorenzo or his LA-based streetwear company Fear of God, his collaboration with Vans in 2017 was an undeniable success (seriously check out those resale prices). The high-end streetwear brand put their simplified and overbranded spin on a number of sneakers including the Era 95 DX resulting in a project whose price tag hit some pretty unprecedented numbers for the simple canvas sneaker. Even the Chainsmokers got their hands on some pairs, unbeknownst to them they treated them like any old Vans and beat them into the ground.  However heartbreaking that may be, it did make for a nice anecdote on Complex’s Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma.

BUY NOW, $700+
5. Vans Authentic x Supreme “White Castle”

Of Supreme’s multiple collabs with Vans, their 2013 one with White Castle is not only a personal favorite but kind of a sleeper. They put their spin not only the Authentic but a Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi each decked out with their own version of the burger chain’s bright and bold blue and white logo. The seemingly arbitrary joint project offered fans of the brand no answers– the randomness of the release was enough to keep demand for the pairs high and sticking true to their Quickstrike business practices, still very hard to find to this day.  ​

BUY NOW at goat, $248+
6. Vans Old Skool Pro x Golf Wang “Green/Pink”

Like many advocates for the brand, among us is Tyler, The Creator. A picturesque Cali teen who grew up loving the brand got his full-circle moment when Vans matched up with his creative outlet, Golf Wang in 2014. His super out-there style was a perfect match for the brand, the results; three boldly colored Old Skool Pros. They all came decked out with cool Golf Wang heel branding and cotton candy pink midsoles. The ones with the forest green uppers are my personal faves.

BUY NOW at stockx, $850+
7. Vans Authentic x Stranger Things

It’s no secret that it’s a collabs world out there right now, and Stranger Things manages to keep itself pretty firmly in the zeitgeist at all times. These kicks, which invoke the colorful nostalgia of the 80s Netflix show, released in August of this year and are a pretty fun rendition for those who aren’t afraid of a bit of flash.

BUY NOW, $80+
8. Vans Sk8-Hi x Led Zeppelin

There’s hardly a rock band worth their salt that doesn’t count Led Zeppelin, among others, as a major influence. The band celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2019, and with it, a two sneaker release with Vans. The Sk8-Hi is a personal favorite but the brand also worked on an Era silhouette to give the collaboration a hi and low option for those looking to rock or shred.

BUY NOW at stockx, $145+
9. Vans Authentic x A Tribe Called Quest

Of all the music-centric sneaker collabs that exist, there’s a special place for this 2018 collab with A Tribe Called Quest. The rap group has been steadily putting out genre-defining music and with that a special multi sneaker collab in 2018. The best of which, was the Authentic. The simple low cut sneaker came decked out in white and black but this time drenched with words and phrasing from the group in an all-over pattern. Want to see more music-themed kicks? Look no further.

BUY NOW at stockx, $125+
10. Vans Comfycush Era “Marshmallow”

With a hard rubber outsole for gripping a skateboard, Vans was never the most comfortable sneaker brand but that all changed when Vans introduced the world to a more comfortable version of their iconic skate sneakers with Comfycush™. The new tech brought updates to the Era and other silhouettes. The brand even bragged that their material was as comfortable as running sneakers and although that’s a tall order to fill, the general consensus was yes, Vans are more comfortable now. The new product launch came with some new colorways like “Marshmallow” a reverse twist on the classic black/white template.

11. Vans Old Skool “Flame”

The Vans Old Skool “Flame” is a simple sneaker with a cool colorway that transports you back to the days of sneaker shopping when the only thing that mattered was if a sneaker had flames or not. Even though we’ve grown up a little bit (some of us anyway) there’s still nothing wrong with going gaga over a good sneaker with flames. If Supreme and Nike can try and make flames cool again then so can Vans.

BUY NOW at stockx, $44+
12. Vans Half Cab Pro “Black/White”

Another great example of Vans’ seemingly flawless execution is the Half Cab Pro – for skaters by skaters. The sneaker looks best in a simple black/white colorway and came into existence in just about the most punk rock way possible. The legend centers around Steve Caballero and if you don’t know about his high top sneaker then get this – he noticed young skaters chopping off the top of his signature skate sneaks and using duct tape and stickers to close up the wounds.

This makeshift version was the first iteration of the silhouette and Caballero even tried it himself to see what the hype was about. It didn’t take too long before he called up Vans with an order to manufacture the Half Cab Pro. Meeting the demand for this mid-height sneaker, the factory version was born, giving skaters and newfound street skaters a tool for performance. Watch the tale unfold for yourself here.

Although the Pros are expensive and hard to find these days, the traditional Half Cab is more accessible, but does sacrifice a bit of actual skate performance.

BUY NOW at stockx, $65+
13. Vans Lampin x Supreme “Croc Corduroy Mustard”

The Vans Lampin is one of their lesser-known silhouettes, its upper has an arch overlay but that unusual detail made it the perfectly unique model for billion-dollar streetwear brand Supreme to use as a template for their funky and bold aesthetics. So ugly it’s perfect – the mashup of embossed croc and corduroy colored mustard is just about as “Supreme” as it gets and for true fans of either brand, this 2018 collaboration was one of several examples of the power of each wield. Together, they’re an unstoppable force of skating.

BUY NOW at stockx, $179+
14. Vans Authentic “True White”

Coke white. “Damn Daniel.” Whatever reference you might know them by the Vans Authentic “True White” is a bright, shining example of what makes Vans so great. Their emphasis focuses on the simple performance of their trademark rubber outsole. This simple plain colorway is a must-have for anyone, whether you’re looking to shred a drained pool or looking for something to pair with a casual fit.

BUY NOW at stockx, $50+
15. Vans Slip-On DX x David Bowie “Hunky Dory”

The Classic Slip-On with a twist, and then some. The brand’s 2019 collab with Bowie spoke truth to the daring and bold ethos encapsulated by both the brand and musician. Each trend-setting in their own right the “Hunky Dory” sees the Classic Slip-On with a velcro strap on the forefront and the classic checkerboard pattern in a soft velvet. 

16. Vans Skate Half Cab ‘92 GTX

One of the newest additions to the Vans lineup is the Skate Half Cab ‘92 GTX shoes, which commemorate 30 years of the Half Cab, which started in 1992. A winterized take on one of the most influential skate shoes of all time, the Skate Half Cab features  Gore-Tex construction, molded heel counters, locked-in tongue straps, DURACAP underlays and plenty more in what is going to be the first of plenty of epic drops and collaborations coming in the near future. These released on November 23rd.

17. Vans x WTAPS Drop 2

It seems like WTAPS has been everywhere over these past couple of weeks. Their latest collaboration is drop two with Vault by Vans after a highly successful first launch. The second drop takes inspiration from the cold weather season and the snowboarding heritage shared by both brands, featuring monotone, earthy hues, V3 UltraCush with The North Face Flashdry liner, V3 PopCush footbed to elevate comfort, V3 Waffle Superenduro outsole with all-trac cold weather rubber compound for performance in and out of your bindings, and a V3 harness for ankle support. Really cool shoe.


Another cool collaboration from Vans is their partnership with  international fashion personality Irene Kim, for a new collection that celebrates individuality, creativity, and positivity. The head-to-toe collection incorporates Vans classic footwear in the form of  the UA Authentic 44 DX refreshed for the Holiday 2022 season in a luxe velvet upper and finished with a tie-dye print reminiscent of a positive aura reading, and the Sk8-Hi Tapered Stackform features a hairy suede upper and includes a removable ankle chain decorated with custom IRENEISGOOD charms. 

19. Vans x RÆBURN

Vans teamed up with British designer Christopher Raeburn for their first ever collaboration, which is a  utilitarian-inspired head-to-toe collection of footwear, apparel and accessories. Available from November 18, VANS x RÆBURN draws on the design studio’s responsible design ethos for a capsule of four footwear styles which includes two different colorways of the VANS Classics, the Sk8-Hi and Old Skool. Pretty sick.

20. Vans Vault x Palm Angels
End Clothing

Releasing in September of this year, the Vans Vault collab with Palm Angels is a vibrant and eye-catching take on one of the brand’s most iconic silhouettes. “Palm Angels started with a photography book and Vans was already there. I took a picture of a guy skating in Venice beach, wearing the most vintage Vans Sk8-Hi I had ever seen and since then, the idea of Palm Angels collaborating with Vans has always been in my mind. It’s now finally reality. With this collection I wanted to recreate exactly that same image: few models with a vintage feeling and a contemporary take“, Francesco Ragazzi, founder and Creative Director of Palm Angels, said about the collab.

While the initial release took place on September 27th, you can still find the kicks at select retailers, including the UK’s End Clothing.

BUY NOW AT end clothing, $165

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The 22 Best Sneaker Websites for Buying Kicks

Buying shoes can be a difficult thing — even for the most ardent sneakerheads out there. You’ve got to worry about release times, what brand is dropping what shoe, and how popular the release is. 

It’s not easy keeping track of all of it. If you’re new to the sneaker game, that part of things can easily turn you away. But fret not, friends. All hope is not lost. There are websites and calendars out there to help you find those shoes you’ve been wanting for months now. 

Don’t know where to find them? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are the 22 best websites you should use to buy your favorite sneakers.


Sneaker Links is so good because it puts everything in one space for you. As soon as you log on to the site they have upcoming releases lined up for you as well as a section showing past releases. If you’re looking for a specific product, you can type it into the search bar and it’ll give you all the information about the drop including where you can buy it, how much it costs and whether it’s available right now or not.  And if you’re not looking for anything in particular, it has links to different brand sections like Yeezy, Nike Jordan and more. It’s a pretty useful site.

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Sole Links and Sneaker Links are unrelated, but they perform much of the same task in giving folks looking for the latest drops the most information about them. When you jump on to Sole Links, they list the upcoming sneaker drops out in a menu on the site. Click whatever shoe you’re looking for and they have all the information you need to cop — the release date, where you can buy both nationally and internationally, and they even have where you can find the sneaker on the resale market. The site also has an app that you can download that sends notifications on upcoming big drops just before they’re about to happen.

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Sneakers N Stuff as a franchise is pretty great, but its website is even better. They consistently have the latest and greatest drops in the sneaker world available on their site. It’s not bot-proof, but it does take excess security measures in preventing bots from invading the site with a bunch of security protocols you have to do before it allows you in. Like every other sneaker site, they have a release calendar that shows you what’s coming down the line. They also have an abundance of brand products available on-site from Nike to Kahru. Not to mention all the sales it feels like they always have.

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Personally, I was introduced to Sneaker Shouts through its Twitter account. The account shared all of the latest discounts available on different websites and sent tweets out about the latest hype drops that were coming every weekend. Once I learned they had a website? It was over. The website’s landing page has the latest releases and restocks that have dropped from around the industry. Its menus include new releases, sneaker deals and even deals in a general fashion, including everything from. Big Streetwear brands like Chinatown Market to other brands we know like Champion and Patagonia. It’s best used for sneakers, but it’s good to know the site has other functions as well.

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Now, this one probably seems kind of obvious and it might also feel a bit dated. But there aren’t many better sites out there to cop kicks on than eBay. Obviously, visiting the secondary market space means that you didn’t cop the shoe that you wanted at retail. But eBay allows you to at least haggle that price before you pay too much more and it also provides expansive consumer protections that save you from being duped by fake products. The best part is that there are a ton of vintage and OG kicks just sitting on the site. Anyone who considers themselves a sneakerhead has been through eBay at least a few times looking for steals on some kicks someone has forgotten about. It’s a real treat when you find something nice.

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In recent years, StockX has probably overtaken eBay as the primary tool sneakerheads use to browse through the secondary market and for good reason. The site offers a bunch of tools and protections for both consumers and sellers that keep folks coming back. They treat the sneaker market like the stock market — you get to see the going rate for the sneakers you want over its lifespan. Like eBay, StockX operates on a bidding system where the seller sets the lowest ask and bidders compete to make the highest bid for a product. Having the context of what the sneaker generally goes for helps consumers make decisions on how much they’re willing to pay. It’s extremely useful, even if you’re not going to make a purchase on StockX

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Now, GOAT isn’t really a website. But it functions in the same way that StockX and eBay do in terms of using a bidding system to purchase shoes on the secondary market. Unlike StockX, it doesn’t have an expansive view of the sneaker market. But when you’re making an offer you can see what the highest bid is and what you need to do to beat that bid out. They also sell both new, used, and defective sneakers and occasionally provide discounts for their customers to use so no sneaker goes to waste on this app. They also dabble in streetwear, too.

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Like Sneaker Shouts, I was also introduced to Kicks Under Cost as a Twitter account. The account occasionally had the latest in drops coming down the line, but its primary function is finding you the best discount possible on the kicks you’re looking for. As soon as you jump on the site, they have a section for the most recent deals. Instead of having a bestsellers section, they have the best selling deals section. It has dropdown menus for shopping by brand, the latest deals and new releases. It’s a pretty simple site, but its function in the ecosystem is essential.

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Like eBay, Grailed focuses on the most sought after kicks that have hit the secondary market. Let’s say you’re looking for the Nike x Travis Scott dunk that dropped earlier this year. When you click on sneakers, that shoe is included at the very top of the site. You can click on it and it’ll show you every single listing of the shoe with prices to go with it. You can click one and make an offer or you can buy it immediately. Unlike StockX and GOAT, you can also message the seller to try and negotiate a bit or ask any questions you may have. This site’s biggest focus is streetwear, but its system is so good for sneakers even if it’s not as expansive as some other places. Grailed is also a great option if you don’t care about having sneakers in perfect condition; you can find a grail pair of kicks for far below traditional resale price just to have the opportunity to rock a beloved sneaker.

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Adidas is pretty obvious here, right? Of course you’d go to a brand site to buy its kicks. But even though this is a layup, there are still things they could’ve messed up. But they didn’t—the site is flawless. It’s so incredibly clean and well organized. They always have their promotions lined up as soon as you log on and they’re only one click away whereas, for some of their competitors, it seems like you can never quite find what you’re looking for. They have a notification system for sold out sizes that is incredibly useful and their essentials section always seems to hit all the right notes—they include actual essentials and not just the latest products.

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The best part about Nike’s website is that you don’t really have to travel very far to find exactly what you’re looking for. If you just scroll down a bit as soon as you pop on the first page, they show you the trending shoes of the day, weekly curated picks and new products that have just come in. That’s all separate from the SNKRS app, which shows you Nike’s release calendar and allows you a chance to buy the most hyped shoes they have coming down the line. You’ve got to be quick, though, before it sells out in a matter of minutes.

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Amazon isn’t necessarily the place that you’d think you’d be able to buy good shoes, but I’m telling you, don’t sleep on Amazon when it comes to sneakers. Sometimes you stumble upon gems there. For example, they’ve got a bunch of pairs of Adidas FYW 97’s available right now that you can buy from half off that come with prime shipping. Now, given the circumstances of COVID-19’s impact on the company and shipping, it’s not likely that you’ll get them in two days as an Amazon Prime member. But it’s still good to know that you’ll have that option whenever all the dust settles here.

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KicksDeals is primarily a Twitter account built to keep you up on the latest deals in the sneaker world much like Kicks Under Cost. However, this site is much more expansive in terms of the search options it gives people. They have menus for Jordan deals, Nike deals, the best overall deals and even Nike’s clearance stuff. They also have a menu separating every deal by brand. The best part of the site might be the ability to “upvote” deals made that are made available—sort of in the way Reddit users can do the good posts in their favorite forums. That’s useful when sorting through deals that are still active and inactive.

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Foot Locker just became a huge option in finding sneakers that you like because of its FLX program. Through Footlocker’s FLX rewards system, any purchase you make builds up points toward rewards in the future on Footlocker and any of its subsidiary sites including Eastbay, FootAction and Champs. That makes having an actual Footlocker rewards account much more valuable—if you’re shopping at one of these sites you might as well be shopping at all of them. The best part is that when they each have a raffle, you’ll be able to enter for that specific shoe that you want once but that entry travels across sites so it makes it easier to avoid bot clutter.

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Finish Line’s STATUS rewards program might not be as expansive as Footlocker is right now, but it’s definitely worth being a part of. The more points you accumulate, the more money you get back that can be used toward another purchase. Every time a user earns 200 points, they get $20 back. Each dollar you spend with Finish Line is worth ten points as a lower-tier member in the program. The higher you get, the more points you earn. It’s a pretty sweet deal for sneakerheads. As your rewards build-up, the easier and cheaper it becomes for you to buy shoes.

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16. Sole Retriever
Sole Retriever

While not an official sneaker buying website, Sole Retriever is a sneaker raffle service that helps give consumers a better shot at snagging sneaker Ws. For each specific drop, users will have the option of entering their name in a raffle through a generated list of online retail locations that will have access to the shoe. Through Sole Retriever, users will also have the opportunity to discover new stores and all of the information and resources necessary to increase their odds of landing a pair. Overall, Sole Retriever is just a great resource if you’re looking to get into collecting.

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17. Hypebeast

While technically designated as more of a streetwear website, Hypebeast does have a section specifically for sneakers. Hypebeast gives you exclusive access to all of the upcoming sneaker releases, including information on which retail websites/locations are offering them. Knowing about a drop weeks or months in advance can improve your chances at being able to get new sneaker releases. They also introduced their own in-person store under the HBX moniker, so it’s clear retail is part of the brand’s vision.

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18. Snipes

Jimmy Jazz aka Snipes is another go-to spot to cop sneakers. Tons of Jordans and Nike products, as well as quite a few other brands. The prices are reasonable too.

19. Feature

We finally found them everyone. The Retro High “Pandas” have eluded us (and some of our readers) for many years, and we have finally found a place to get them. You can thank us later.

20. Converse

Converse is Converse. And because Converse is Converse, you should constantly stay updated on what’s going on. There’s some new drops in there from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kelly Oubre Jr. in there. Check it out.

21. Nord

Nordstrom is another place you can go to shop for sneakers, and the price isn’t too bad either. They also might be the only store on this where what they have online matches what they have in person, so that’s also a bonus of doing your sneaker shopping with them. Nordstrom also has a nice sneaker release calendar that can help you keep track of what’s releasing and when.

22. Famous Footwear
Famous Footwear

Last but not least, check out Famous Footwear. Oftentimes they have great deals and a pretty neat selection of footwear. This is a tried and true option, and though their selection might not be as wide as some of the others on the list, you can always trust Famous Footwear.

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The 31 Best New Balance Sneakers

If you’re looking for a sneaker designed for all-day comfort you should look no further than New Balance. The Boston brand has consistently been at the top of the lifestyle/casual footwear canon while simultaneously holding a top spot within the world of top-level performance. They have a strong reputation for supreme durability and ever since the “Dad” wave from 2017 that hasn’t seemed to crash, they’ve been enjoying an unusually high place in the sneaker world. As with any brand, a lot of sneakerheads wonder: what are the best New Balance sneakers around?

With sneakers coming straight from the United States and the United Kingdom they’ve got a strong series of recent releases including some absolutely must-have collabs. New Balance doesn’t necessarily grab all of the headlines but real sneakerheads understand the importance of the brand and can recognize that they’ve certainly proven themselves as one of the best brands out right now. 

We took a look through New Balance’s extensive catalog and pulled out the 31 Best New Balance Sneakers available right now. Some collaborations, some rock-solid general releases, the brand is on an incredible sprint right now and there’s plenty of awesome opportunities to get in on New Balance.

1. New Balance 990v4 “Grey/Castlerock”

​​​​​​​Easily New Balance’s most iconic and timeless sneaker is the 990v4. Known for its classic “Dad” shape and high-quality comfort, the 990v4 is something of sneaker royalty. Everyone absolutely needs a pair, whether you’re trying to get a fit off or just taking a walk to the deli, it’s a sneaker that has bridged the gap from the simplicity and became a streetwear icon. Simply between its standing with regards to the “Dad” wave, DMV area, the v4 is a legend in its own right and is considered by most as the crown jewel of New Balance. 

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2. New Balance 999 x Concepts “The Kennedy”

Turning up the “New England factor” up to 11, New Balance tapped Beantown boutique Concepts for a sneaker that paid homage to JFK’s famous vacation spot, Hyannis. The sneaker is a famous and high priced piece of Americana but for fans of the 999 and President Kennedy, it’s revered as one of the best sneakers to represent the northeastern United States. The sneaker features rich touches of suede and mesh with seaside motifs hitting the laces, sock liner, and tongue. ​​​​​​

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3. New Balance 992 “Multicolor”

The New Balance 992 is a sneaker akin to the 993 but with a more chunky outlook on life. The overlays of synthetic and mesh uppers sit atop an extra-thick midsole. Unlike the 993, these colorways aren’t simple but bold, bright, and incredibly complicated, allowing the brand to get more in touch with their creative side. 2020’s “Multicolor” release was a great example of the brand’s colorful potential — the sneaker came drenched in a variety of eye-catching blue, yellow, green, and orange.

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4. New Balance 754 “Classic Grey”

New Balance has a lot of classic sneakers, but none encapsulates the brand more than the all-day capacity of the 574. The “Classic Grey” stands tall as the perfect sneaker for almost anything and the patterning of suedes and mesh bring the sneaker full tilt. “Classic Grey” was one of three colorways and silhouettes to embrace the brand’s “Grey Day”, a moment that put the spotlight on the relaxed yet expert execution for a casual, simple sneaker.

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5. New Balance 993 “Kith Grey”

The New Balance 993 is another great sneaker from the brand that epitomizes both the timeless cool and simplicity that they offer. The 993 has some very basic colorways making the sneaker an easy and incredibly comfortable go-to model. This 933 gets dressed up in a variety of grey hues making the perfect sneaker to go with any outfit.

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6. New Balance 998 “Moby Dick”
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The New Balance 998 is one of the more slept on but better models from the brand. Not only is it the perfect “Dad” sneaker but turned the “Dad” level up with this 2014 release. They put an academic spin on the sneaker, and others, with a special pack honoring American literature. Of course, the sneakers are made in the USA which makes them a little more special, but these “Moby Dick” themed sneakers really take the cake. The result was a thematic and conceptual success, seen on other silhouettes like the 997 which came dressed as another American literary powerhouse; J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.

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7. New Balance 997S x Bodega “No Bad Days”

Similar to the creative strength of Concepts is Bodega, another sneaker boutique that’s made a name for itself in its physical brick and mortar stores and its ability to craft quality silhouettes and unique stories. The Boston-based creative outfit collaborated with New Balance on the 997S silhouette – another glowing example with the “No Bad Days” colorway. They also put their spin on another 997S but the “No Bad Days” was surely the must-have of the two projects. ​​​​​​

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8. New Balance 991.5 x Concepts “Lake Havasu”

Like a true New England legend, Boston-based brand Concepts is usually right on the mark when they get together with New Balance. The 991.5 “Lake Havasu” is another great example of the low key power of New Balance hybrid sneakers. The sneaker comes with a unique colorway that includes a rich teal upper and yellow hit on the heel cup, and it’s made in the UK. The sneaker’s name also is no accident, this sneaker comes with a quirky story as well.

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9. New Balance 801 “Grey”
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NB has a great reputation as a running/performance brand but that part of the brand mostly takes a backseat to the casual/lifestyle sneakers that have brought the brand to new heights. Within their division of performance, they have some excellent outdoor options. With treaded outsole details found on silhouettes like the Trail buster, NB is a solid option for outdoorsy sneakers. The 801 is a super tough sneaker with a treaded outsole, giving sneakerheads another reason to pick New Balance.

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10. New Balance 990v5 “Black”

The 990 is one of New Balance’s best and most iconic silhouettes. The brand continues to revolutionize and further the model with iterations that have soared to the heights of sneaker popularity like the v4. Similar to the body of the v4, the v5 delivered again but with a fresh, new take on the staple design last year. The v5 originally came dressed in the classic white/grey colorway you typically see from the v4 but of the new colorways for the v5, I personally enjoy the murdered out look of the triple black colorway.

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11. New Balance 827 x Aime Leon Dore

The New Balance 827 made a strong first impression with a multi-colorway collab courtesy of Aime Leon Dore. The NYC boutique has made a name for itself among the streets of SOHO and brought the same upscale, super luxe, and chic style to the vintage-styled runner. The 827 has seen the creative imprint from other brands (see their Stray Rats project) but didn’t sing as true or bright as the playful color scheme from ALD which yielded three perfect for summer sneakers.

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12. New Balance 1500.9 “Make in England Summer Nine Pack”

The New Balance 1500.9 is a sleeper silhouette from the brand, a hybrid mixture of multiple silhouettes the 1500.9 delivers on a sleek look and playful “Summer Nine” colorway with richly colored suedes and an upper of mesh and synthetics. Another interesting point is that it’s made in England, one of the few releases from the brand that’s from the UK, both rare and refined and everything that’s great about the brand. The colorway is truly unique with a mint green on the heel, navy blue on the rand, and a nice pink touch on the branding hit and tongue.

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13. New Balance 1300JP

For rare sneakers, New Balance probably isn’t your first idea or last stop, but it should be. The New Balance 1300JP is a sneaker so rare it’s only released every five years and 2020’s contribution was certainly what fans of the brand were expecting. The design hails from 1985 and was originally loved by runners who described them as a “sports car for your feet.” The colorway is the same as the original design and with production only running every five years for the 1300, you can bet it’s going to be top-notch. Another cool detail is that the sneaker is made in Japan, a nice note for anyone trying to add to their collection of non-USA made New Balance sneakers.

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14. New Balance 327 x Casablanca “Green/White”

The New Balance 327 saw its debut in 2020, but before the general release of the new waffle runner, the brand partnered with luxe streetwear brand Casablanca for a hot summer collab. The partnership brought two sneakers, one in green, one in orange, to the public, giving them a sneak peek at the brand’s new silhouette. The Parisian brand elevated the style of the silhouette and set forth a strong precedent for future collabs with the 327.

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15. New Balance 850 OG Reissue “White/Blue”

If you’re even slightly familiar with New Balance you know that they have strong ties to vintage running. Among those early runners is the 850, a 1996 classic brought back to life by the brand in 2019 with an OG Reissue. The wide-soled sneaker is a pillar of stability with opportunities for skating, working out, and casual wear. The sneaker looks best in it’s white/blue colorway covering which highlights the mesh and suede upper with an ABZORB midsole to finish off the simplistic and minimalistic design.

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16. Kawhi Leonard “Sunrise”
Kawhi Leonard “Sunrise”

Kawhi Leonard has been one of eBay’s biggest sellers over the course of this past year, proving not only his star power, but the power of New Balance in general. While Leonard has released multiple colorways with the brand, the “Sunrise” iteration remains arguably his most popular.

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17. New Balance 550 “White Green”
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Dropping this past June, the “White Green” colorway was just in time for college football aka “University Season” if your team happened to have white and green colors. Yes we’re in winter, but white and green colorways always work well with the spring and summer seasons, and sneaker buying is always about planning ahead.

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18. 530v2 Retro “Khaki”
530v2 Retro “Khaki”

There are two “automatics” in the sneaker world, retro styles and neutral colors. The 530v2 has both. It’s a classic look that can be paired with anything, and while isn’t too “overbearing,” it does stand out (especially when paired with the right outfit).

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19. 550 ‘Shifted Sport Pack – Team Red’
550 ‘Shifted Sport Pack – Team Red’

Another university/team classic. If you’re even in doubt about whether or not a sneaker is going to work, go with a University Red colorway. It has never failed anyone in the history of sneakers.

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20. 990v5 Made In USA ‘Grey’
990v5 Made In USA ‘Grey’

Every sneaker list needs a grey colorway. Don’t ask us why, it’s an unspoken sneaker rule. The 990v5 “Made In USA” dropped summer 2019, and while it’s been two years, they are very much still in style.

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21. New Balance 827 x Stray Rats

Stray Rats has collabed with New Balance a few times, and each iteration has become a relative grail for a lot of fans of the Miami-based label. The 827 from a few years back is our pick for the best of their work together, but pretty much everything Stray Rats has done with NB is a certified classic.

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22. New Balance x JJJJound 990v3 ‘Brown Black’

JJJJound’s collabs with a lot of sportswear giants over the past few years have been incredible. The label really demonstrates how a few minor changes to existing silhouettes can put the cherry on top, making them a grail-level sneaker. This iteration of the 990v3—like with many JJJJound collabs—is an IYKYK sort of collab that will get diehard sneaker heads pretty excited.

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23. New Balance 2002R Protection Pack ‘Mirage Grey’

This iteration of the 2002R from earlier this year is a fun, minimal take on a classic silhouette. The fraying will continue to wear with consistent use, making these a great option for sneaker fans who like to watch their kicks deteriorate and enjoy the wabi-sabi element of fashion.

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24. New Balance x Aime Leon Dore 993 ‘Brown’

This is the second Aime Leon Dore collab to make this last, and with good reason. All of NB’s collabs with the New York-based designer have been beautiful, but our pick is this brown iteration of the 993, a perfectly muted sneaker to add to your rotation. These won’t turn heads like some of the more vibrant entries on the list, but they’re an incredibly approachable and versatile pair of kicks to add to your rotation.

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25. New Balance 550 ‘White Royal Black’

550s have had a meteoric rise to prominence in the last few years, in part due to the high profile iterations produced in collaboration with Aime Leon Dore. A lot of the hyped colorways of this silhouette boast pretty atmospheric resale prices, but these beautiful royal blue kicks can be copped for a pretty accessible price. So if you’re in it for the style, not the hype, pick these up.

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26. New Balance x Joe Freshgoods 9060 ‘Penny Cookie Pink’

Part of what makes New Balance so amazing is how many silhouettes the brand has produced in its lengthy tenure as a leading sportswear company. In this collab with Joe Freshgoods, they dove deep into the bag to utilize a very slept on silhouette: the 9060. This is a great option for those looking for an approachable pair of accent kicks that aren’t particularly vibrant, but certainly not dull.

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27. MADE in USA 990v3
New Balance

The Made is USA 990v3 is one of the latest NB releases to hit the market. Originally making its debut in 1982, this new iteration features more color options, but still keeps the essence of the 1982 version with its aura and design.

27. MADE in USA 990v2
New Balance

Made in USA 990v2. A truly beautiful shoe with multiple sizes available. Also making its debut in 1982, the V2 also keeps the essence of the original while remaining current.

28. Bodega x New Balance 574 Legacy
New Balance

This color is called…”Lemon curry with wet weather.” That alone should be enough reason to make the purchase.

29. Fresh Foam X 1080v12
New Balance

The ultimate New Balance running shoe, the 1080v12 represents a consistent progression of the model’s signature qualities, while also incorporating smooth transitions of the pinnacle underfoot cushioning experience are fine-tuned with updated midsole mapping. Definitely a great shoe for the fall season.

30. Fresh Foam X 880v12
New Balance

Another pair of Fresh Foams to keep you looking fresh for the fall season. There’s seven different colorways as well, so certainly something in there for everybody.

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The 30 Best Reebok Sneakers You Can Buy Right Now and Where to Get Them

2022 has been an awesome year for sneaker releases thus far, and while every major brand has dropped heavy hitters that have caused a stir, Reebok has been what we consider the “silent attacker.” From the Dee Brown re-releases to the different variations of the Instapumps, Reebok has been on a roll, and we feel it hasn’t been talked about nearly enough. As we’ve said plenty of times before, you can never go wrong with the classics, and Reebok has plenty of them. While doing a 2021 ranking is something we considered, we also realized that some of those shoes are no longer available. Instead, we’ll be giving you a list of newer releases that you can purchase either through Reebok’s official website, or resellers for a reasonable price. Below are 30 of the best Reebok sneakers you can shop right now.

1. Power Rangers F/S Hi Women’s Shoes
Power Rangers F/S Hi Women’s Shoes

Release Date: July 2021

The Power Rangers and Reebok collaboration isn’t being talked about nearly enough in our opinion—especially these. This shoe is progressive, and the technology is incredible with its 3D silver heel clip and color pattern. Additional features include a lace closure with ankle straps, a leather upper, cushioned ankle, and rubber outsole. Definitely check this collection out if you are a Power Rangers fan.

2. Question Low Basketball Shoes
Question Low Basketball Shoes

Release Date: July 2021

A.I. and Reebok have been busy, to say the least, dropping many different iterations of the classic Question Lows this year. The latest is a Clear White colorway which features an all-white upper and ice blue outsole. Silver and green colorways are also available, however, the green edition is only available to Reebok members. If you find yourself frequently buying Reebok products, then you may want to consider signing up for exclusive releases, discounts, and more.

3. InstaPump Fury OG “Digital Glow”
InstaPump Fury OG “Digital Glow”

Release Date: March 2021

Cue the evil laboratory vibes. The Digital Glow colorway is up there with some of our favorite releases this year due to their gradient colors, transition effects, and the classic chaotic Instapump design that we all know and love. These sold out quite fast on Reebok upon its release, but you can still find them via reselling websites such as GOAT.

4. Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi “Bianchetto”
Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi “Bianchetto”

Release Date: April 2021

Maison Margiela and Reebok have put out some fire shoes in their collection, and these are among the best. By far the best thing about Margiela and Reebok collaborations have been the blending of luxury style with traditional streetwear, and the “Bianchettos” embodies that to the fullest with their rare design and split toe. Similar to the Instapumps, you can still cop them through resellers.

5. Ghostbusters x Reebok Instapump Fury
Ghostbusters x Reebok Instapump Fury

Release Date: June 2021

Honestly, Ghostbusters couldn’t have picked a better silhouette than the Instapump Fury for this release. This shoe has all of the classic Ghostbusters colors and logo on top of the traditional Instapump design, and plenty of other cool features that give you a throwback to the 1980s. The Ghostbusters iteration of the Instapumps did as expected, selling out on Reebok about as fast as they were put on the website. Luckily you can still find them on the secondary market.

6. Daniel Moon Club C Legacy Shoes
Daniel Moon Club C Legacy Shoes

Release Date: July 2021

Daniel Moon just dropped a new collection with Reebok that features nine different colorways to choose from (though some of the colors are a part of Reebok’s exclusive access program), and are a reflection of the hair stylist’s creative and artsy side. The Solar Green iteration that we have listed is for everyone regardless of membership status and still has multiple sizes available. 

7. Reebok Pump Omni Zone II NERF Light Jammer Orange
Reebok Pump Omni Zone II NERF Light Jammer Orange

Release Date: June 2021

Reebok and NERF is another dope summer collaboration, and this one is our favorite for purely nostalgic reasons. The Nickelodeon colors are an instant time machine that takes us back to the early 2000s and seemed to resonate well with the Reebok community as they were another colorway that sold out within the first couple of days of their release. We’ve got you covered though—you can find them below.

8. Reebok Question Low “Glitch”
Reebok Question Low “Glitch”

Released in April, we really enjoyed this release because it reminded us a lot of early 2000s sneaker culture in terms of its design and colors. Allen Iverson has done a great job of making his shoe modernized, while still staying true to his personal style, and what made his sneakers so great, to begin with. Definitely check this out if you are looking for a simple sneaker that still stands out.

9. Hot Ones x Reebok “Spicy and Icy”
Hot Ones x Reebok “Spicy and Icy”

These still remain one of our favorite releases of 2021. A fiery colorway designed to represent the “Last Dab Apollo Sauce,” the “spicy” edition of this two-part release brought the heat with its fire hydrant red upper, and yellow outsole. It’s not often that we see Reebok go super bold in terms of colors, so this was definitely a welcome sight and something different to start the year.

10. Reebok More Buckets Men’s Basketball Shoes
Reebok More Buckets Men’s Basketball Shoes

Doesn’t this shoe just make you feel like you’re at Finish Line? While we do enjoy online ordering, nothing beats being able to have an in-store sneaker experience. As far as this recent release, this is a pretty sick drop from Reebok that hit the market about a week ago, and in our opinion, is a perfect shoe for summer hooping. You gotta update the kicks from time to time, and not only are these aesthetically pleasing, but they are also relatively inexpensive.

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11. Reebok S. Carter

Following the turn of the 21st century when Reebok’s basketball division was on the upswing thanks to Allen Iverson, the company hoped to continue that upward trend by signing high school phenom LeBron James in 2002. Reebok, unfortunately, missed the mark on James and future Jordan Brand signee Carmelo Anthony that same year. They were forced to rethink the intersection of where sneakers, sports and entertainment were meeting if the 2000s were going to be meaningful for them.

In 2003, Reebok cemented that vision by signing Jay-Z to a multiyear endorsement deal that would include a signature sneaker and apparel collection. Reebok’s S. Carter was a play on the casual Gucci 84 tennis sneaker—an ‘80s gem with strong ties to a hustler’s way of life. Reebok launched the shoe in April of that same year, selling out more than 10,000 pairs of the initial run in a weeks’ time. The sneaker was famously accompanied by a mixtape featuring unreleased Jay-Z songs. It became the fastest-selling sneaker in company history at that time.

12. Reebok Alien Stomper

Reebok has thrived over the years due to unrivaled popular-culture placement. In 1979, with the release of Ridley Scott’s critically acclaimed picture Aliens, the film’s lead—Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver—laced up the undeniably ’80s Reebok Alien Stomper in the cinematic space odyssey. In the four decades since the sneaker was first seen on the silver screen, it has become a sneaker relic that is now available to the masses. Reebok first released the shoe in high and mid iterations in 2016. An updated version was released earlier this year in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary. 

13. Reebok Blacktop Battleground Pump

There was a moment in the early ’90s when basketball found its greatest influence outside of the professional court. Playgrounds were a breeding ground for new talent, exciting tournaments and sneaker sightings that you wouldn’t find on the NBA hardwood. Reebok’s 1991 Blacktop Battleground sneaker was their answer to the emergence of streetball. It came in multiple variations featuring Reebok’s innovative Hexalite cushioning system. The sneaker was later re-released in 2014. 

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14. Reebok DMX Run 10

When Adidas made its bold proclamation in 2015 that its Ultra Boost was the greatest running sneaker of all time, they were actually taking a page from Reebok’s playbook. Reebok did the same thing in 1997, claiming that the newly released Reebok DMX Run 10 was “the greatest running shoe in the world.” It was the first silhouette to use the brand’s proprietary DMX moving air technology, built to enhance cushioning, support and stability.

15. Reebok Ventilator
Reebok Ventilator

Originally released in 1990, the Reebok Ventilator is one of the brand’s most celebrated runners. It is a technological whiz with its ability to amplify airflow through ventilated panels. In 1991, Reebok followed with an A1 successor: the Ventilator Supreme. Following its ubiquity in the ‘90s, the Ventilator saw a renaissance in the mid-2000s. The shoe became somewhat of a collaborators’ dream, as pairs with BAPE, Bodega, Kendrick Lamar, Cam’ron and others all positioned the Ventilator as a prominent fixture in modern-day culture and style.

16. Reebok Kamikaze II

Reebok’s Kamikaze II in 1995 was a game changer. Part of the Reebok Mobius collection with its bold and disruptive zigzag design, the shoe needed to embody the essence of NBA star Shawn Kemp, who wore the shoe as a signature style. Kemp’s run in the Kamikaze was highlighted by rim-rattling dunks, All-Star selections and, at the height of the shoe’s success, an NBA Finals appearance in 1996.

And although Kemp largely laced up the Reebok Optix in those Finals, he’ll forever be linked to the Kamikaze. The rapper Future, a current Reebok brand endorser, took part in a collaborative sneaker that was a modern hybrid of the Kamikaze II and the InstaPump Fury.

17. Reebok Answer IV

Allen Iverson’s impact on Reebok’s cultural impact can’t be understated. His signature collection is the company’s best, both critically and commercially. In 2000, the Answer IV was perfectly timed and touted as his best shoe since his debut offering in 1996. Iverson had his best professional season in the shoe, winning his MVP trophy while carrying his team to the 2001 NBA Finals. Moreover, Iverson was wearing the Answer IV when he famously stepped over Tyronn Lue in Game 1 of those finals. Iverson was the most daring and resistant force in the NBA. Reebok, at that time, even if only by proximity, was too.

18. Reebok BB4600

Although other ’80s gems like the Reebok Commitment homed in on nostalgia, few did it better than the basketball-inspired BB4600. Accompanied by the BB5600 and BB6600 in 1986, the BB4600 was unique in living off the hardwood and finding a place amongst metalheads. It was a band nerd’s shoe, often worn with stonewashed jeans and a fierce mullet.

If kids were gathered around the back of a convenience store passing around loosies while ditching class, you can bet they were wearing the BB4600. For whatever reason, the mid-cut style was a rebel’s shoe that let you tuck your jeans into its gaping foot opening. 

19. Reebok Ex-O-Fit

Taking creative cues from the women’s-focused Reebok Freestyle, the Ex-O-Fit was a masculine take on an everyday workout shoe. It was 1983 and women’s aerobics was still very much in play. Yet, Reebok, hoping to keep step with Nike’s Cortez, needed to focus on men. So the company created the single-strap Ex-O-Fit and the Ex-O-Fit Plus.

Sandwiched between the Newport Classic in 1982 and the Classic Leather in 1983, the Ex-O-Fit was a bridge to men’s lifestyle and fitness. In recent years, the Ex-O-Fit has been produced in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, Stranger Things and the Ghostbusters franchise.

20. Reebok Pump Omni Lite

Entering the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Dee Brown wasn’t expected to win. It was generally thought that Shawn Kemp would take home the crown after another Reebok athlete (Dominique Wilkins) had won it in 1990. But Brown had something special up his sleeve and on his feet. Brown was wearing a black pair of the Reebok Pump Omni Lite, which he’d “pump up” before his contest-winning “no look” dunk.

Instantly, Brown and the Pump Omni Lite became world famous. Reebok took out a full-page ad in USA Today the following Monday, showing Brown soaring through the air with his arm covering his eyes and wearing the now-iconic Reebok Pump Omni Lite. The shoe was re-released as a retro in 2017.

21. Reebok Answer

After the towering success of the Reebok Question in 1996, it was going to be tough to follow such a shining achievement. Reebok didn’t quite top the Question with Allen Iverson’s Answer in 1997, but they maintained their footing with this broader shoe that was loaded with tech. Highlighted by a hidden lacing system and DMX cushioning stability, the Reebok Answer also made great use of the brand’s Series 2000 midsole tooling.

22. Reebok Aztec

Like the VTS trainer, Cougar 81 and Shadow III, the Reebok Aztec was meant to serve distance runners. It was a marathon shoe that was light enough to help improve speed while being durable enough to withstand daunting miles. Originally released in 1979, the Aztec was once one of the most advanced running sneakers around. Much of this was centered around its dual-density midsole, a carbon rubber heel stabilizer and the shoe’s Poron-cushioned insoles. Reebok re-released the Aztec in 2015.

23. Reebok Club Champion

Like many sneakers in the Reebok archive, the Reebok Club C fared far better in Europe than in the U.S. market. That stronghold overseas may have been dominant in the mid-’80s, but the minimalist tennis shoe has since found its footing in the states. Much of the shoe’s modern success can be credited to Kanye West, who looked to the classic court sneaker for his Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas, largely derivative of the Club C.

24. Reebok Workout Plus

When you look at the cut lines, slopped forefoot and positioning of the Reebok branding, it’s clear that the Workout Plus has inspired sneaker culture on a very large scale. But even with its transcendent design, nothing had more of an impact on the globalization of the Workout Plus than the city of New Orleans. Back in the late ’90s when Cash Money Records was beginning to make its impact on hip-hop, Lil Wayne and other members of the four-man Hot Boys crew were often wearing the Workout Plus.

In the Crescent City, the shoe was nicknamed the “Soljas” and was ubiquitous throughout the city’s 17 wards and the French Quarter. Reebok’s global product manager James Hardaway became aware of their importance in New Orleans around 1999 and smartly outfitted Juvenile and his label mates for the rapper’s “I Got That Fire” video. The marketing move proved to be genius, as the “Soljas” craze expanded beyond the South. In fact, the shoe is now more often referred to as the “Solja” as opposed to the Workout.

25. Reebok InstaPump Fury

In a time when luxury brand collaborations are widely produced, one might mistakenly think that it has always been this way. It hasn’t. Reebok, a pioneering force in such partnerships, joined with Chanel in 2001 to collaborate on the InstaPump Fury. At the time, this was not the norm. Debuting on Chanel’s spring 2001 runway, the predominantly black sneakers featured interlocking C’s at the heel of the avant-garde design. It wasn’t the first and wasn’t the last InstaPump Fury design, but it does sit largely at the center of the shoe’s importance. Like the Club C, which found success in Europe, the InstaPump reigned in China. In fact, it still does, while maintaining its place in the U.S.

26. Reebok Shaq Attaq

Shaquille O’Neal’s larger-than-life persona is equally monumental for Reebok’s brand history. The dominant Hall of Fame basketball player, actor, rapper, investor and sports analyst predated Allen Iverson as Reebok’s cornerstone athlete. O’Neal entered the NBA when Michael Jordan was still its biggest star. But O’Neal was different. He was fresh, he was fun and his talent was undeniable.

In 1992, Reebok released the Shaq Attaq to immediate fanfare. At many retailers, they displayed O’Neal’s size 22 sneaker to generate buzz for his first signature shoe. O’Neal’s moves on the court also helped, as he took home the Rookie of the Year honors during the 1992 to ’93 NBA season. O’Neal would have several sneakers with Reebok during his on-again, off-again tenure with the brand. The Reebok Shaq Attaq received the retro treatment in 2013 and again in 2017 for the sneaker’s 25th anniversary.

27. Reebok The Pump
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What makes every sneaker brand special is the efforts to produce proprietary technology. Over the years, Reebok has had plenty, but few meant more than the introduction of Pump technology in 1989. A year prior, Daniel Schettino partnered with an industrial design firm to create inflatable chambers that “pump up” to personalize the fit of a shoe. The marketing for the Pump series was masterful. Reebok rolled out the shoe with billboards, magazine ads and players like Dominique Wilkins starring in a commercial. The Reebok Pump also famously appeared in Juice, a seminal coming of age film starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur. Today, there are more than 30 iterations of Reebok Pump sneakers.

28. Reebok Freestyle

While Jane Fonda VHS workout tapes spawned a billion-dollar industry, the Los Angeles–based actress was often seen wearing the Reebok Freestyle. Actress Cybill Shepherd even wore a pair of Freestyles on the red carpet, donning a vibrant, salmon-colored pair to the 1985 Emmy Awards. Produced in high- and low-top form, the straightforward design featured stretch glove leather paired with a nylon backing and cozy terry cloth liner.

Health, fitness and variations of cross-training wellness begin to sweep the country in the early ’80s, and Reebok was at the front of this movement, beating sales from Nike and Adidas by a vast margin. Although the Freestyle was birthed as a women’s sneaker, it plays an exceptionally large role in universal sneaker culture. Would Reebok even be what it is today without the Freestyle boom in the ’80s?

29. Reebok Question

While other companies (including Nike) had plans to offer Allen Iverson his own signature sneaker following his year at Georgetown University and entering as the first overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft, Reebok offered the dual-sport high school star from Virginia a deal he couldn’t turn down. As a result, Iverson began his career in his debut signature shoe—the Reebok Question. It was unheard of that a rookie would take the court for the first time in his own sneaker. But what was far more impressive was just how good the Reebok Question was. The design seemed made for Iverson, who, at Georgetown, had an affinity for the Air Jordan 11 “Concord.”

Yet nothing compared to how well the Question performed and how great AI looked in them. The Question didn’t take flight at retailers immediately, but as Iverson’s rookie season soldiered on, sales began to skyrocket. Retailers began selling out and calling for more pairs every week. Everything aligned perfectly for the Question to thrive. Iverson famously hit Michael Jordan with his killer crossover, won Rookie of the Year and was growing more popular in youth culture than anyone in the NBA, Jordan included.

30. Reebok Classic Leather

When you take in all that Reebok has achieved over the past 60 years, the company somehow found ways to take risks and make them seem like a sure thing. In 1983, the introduction of the Classic Leather was a calculated step away from what had been working for them. The shoe was a dive into the unknown. It was a casual sneaker that favored style over performance.

It wasn’t meant for the track, tennis court or even for cross-training. Sneakers, at this point, only succeeded if they were tied to a sport (or two). However, this leap of faith was grounded in a formula that had worked in the not-so-distant past. Reebok took elements from the Freestyle to ensure that the Classic Leather was extremely comfortable. Its premium leather build almost mocked its competitors, which still produced in canvas and heavier suede. The Classic Leather was a clever solution to a problem that most brands didn’t even know they had. Reebok led the race.


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The Greatest New Balance Collaborations of All Time

New Balance is certainly no stranger to collaboration. In fact, the Boston based sportswear giant has made it clear that collaboration is a vital part of it’s brand ethos, and it is clearly working. Long after the brand was seen on the feet of “unfashionable” folk like Steve Jobs, New Balance has ridden the dad shoe craze all the way to the top. Now in 2022, the iconic “N” logo is throwing elbows with the Nike check and three stripes as models like the 550 litter Instagram’s explore page.

While New Balance has been working with other brands for several years now, it was the iconic run of collaborations in 2020 that really set the brand on fire. As a consequence of that, many of our favorite sneakers to come from the brand are a result of the past few years of work, so bear that in mind when poring over our list of favorites.

15. New Balance x Kith RC 1300 “10th Anniversary”

For Kith’s 10th anniversary, they took to one of New Balance’s new models, the RC 1300. The sneakers exude a premium feel, with their suede and mesh construction that came in a variety of soft tones. The Kith monogram embossed on the “N” logo pushes that even further. The collaboration serves as a callback to Ronnie Fieg’s first endeavor with New Balance, as well as an indicator towards the future of Kith.

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14. New Balance x Joe Freshgoods 992 “No Emotions Are Emotions”

The “No Emotions Are Emotions” 992’s were one of the first releases of New Balance’s 2020 tear, and they started with a bang. the Valentine’s Day themed pair emerged in very fitting red and pink hues with a very limited release in Chicago from February 14-16. The collaboration was also a partnership with New Balance signee Kawhi Leonard, whose signature model was also given a rework.

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13. New Balance x Concepts 998 “C-Note”

2013 harkens back to a time when New Balance was not nearly the powerhouse it was today, but if you do some digging there are no doubt gems within its catalog. One of those is the collaboration with Boston’s Concepts retailer, which was inspired by the new design of the 100 dollar bill.

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12. New Balance x Casablanca 327 “Idealiste”

New Balance frequently debuts new models through collaboration, and their ultra sleek 327 model found its perfect match with Casablanca. Just like the Parisian label, the 327 strikes the perfect balance between sportswear and elegant luxury, in a white and green colorway that will fit right in with your tennis whites.

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11. New Balance x WTAPS 992

New Balance locked in with WTAPS on a 992 that feels decidedly WTAPS, with it’s urban militaristic feel. With a largely muted palette of various grays in a couple different textures, the loud orange hit of color on the midsole adds just the perfect amount of brightness to make the shoe a must have.

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10. New Balance x Bodega 990v3 “Here to Stay”

Bodega and New Balance have had a long and fruitful relationship full of successful collaborations throughout the years, with one of the most notable pairs coming form New Balance’s 2020 streak. However, our personal favorites are the pair which celebrated the Boston-based boutique’s 15 year anniversary.

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9. New Balance x Todd Snyder 997 “Triborough”

Todd Snyder’s take on the 997 is truly an anachronistic masterpiece. It brings back one of New Balance’s classic runners from the nineties, updated to suit the needs of the modern man in sleek colorways. The shoes can easily be worked into the ever popular luxury/sportswear look, and feature the elusive “Flying NB” logo of old.

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8. New Balance x Salehe Bembury 574 YURT

Following his initial collaborations with New Balance on the 2002R, fans of Salehe Bembury had astronomical expectations for his next release. Fortunately, the man is a talented designer with a penchant for social media virality, which he achieved once again with the Salehe Bembury 574 YURT. The 574, which is already a NB classic, receives an upgraded rugged sole made for the trails as well as the unique whistle attachment on the heel, which initially made the shoe so popular. It’s unorthodox, it’s left-field, and that’s exactly why we love it.

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7. New Balance x Packer 992

The Packer 992PK1 released alongside an artist spotlight of Michael C. Thorpe, and Boston-bred artist now working out of Queens. Both Thorpe and the sneaker embody not only the finished product, but the process of making it a reality. The shoe itself is a straightforward classic, utilizing familiar materials like suede, 3M accents, and pebbled textures. However, just because the ingredients are familiar, the result is immensely refreshing, which only highlights the thesis of this collaboration.

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6. New Balance x Stray Rats 827 “Sewer Stompers”

The 827 is a criminally underrated model, so we were overjoyed when Miami based label Stray Rats decided to try their hand at a colorway. The so called “Sewer Stompers” arrived with a mesh and suede construction in a deliciously muddy colorway accented with bold hits of green throughout. Additional brightness is added with the classic “N” logo in purple and red, as well as “Swamp Rats” branding across the heels.

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5. New Balance x JJJJound 992

Montreal based design studio JJJJound has brought their signature minimalist touch to some of New Balance’s greatest hits, our favorite of which is its take on the 992. This sneaker, which came in a beautiful warm gray colorway as well as a pine green version, is a prime example of the “less is more” mentality. While it may seem trivial, JJJJound simply chose the perfect tones of gray to pair for a shoe that is elegant and wearable on a daily basis.

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4. New Balance x Joe Freshgoods 990v3 “Outside Clothes”

Joe Freshgood’s follow up to the ever popular “No Emotions Are Emotions” release somehow outdid its predecessor, with “Outside Clothes” having one of the most unique takes on the 990v3 seen thus far. At a glance, the colorway is a clashing contrast of brown representing dirt, light blue recalling the sky, and a grassy green. However, the more we sit with the shoe the more it’s grown on us, and we can’t wait to see what the Chicago-based designer is cooking up next.

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3. New Balance x Aime Leon Dore 550

Odds are you’ve been seeing 550’s everywhere lately, to the point where the model is even oversaturated. However, we need to give credit where it’s due. Aime Leon Dore’s collaboration with the shoe brand brought back the classic model from the 90’s and created an instant hit. The two brands’ continued relationship has even resulted in ALD’s founder, Teddy Santis, becoming the creative director of New Balance’s Made in America line.

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2. New Balance x Salehe Bembury 2002R “Peace Be the Journey”

Arguably Salehe Bembury’s most popular collab preceding the Pollex Crocs, the “Peace Be the Journey” 2002R is simply a work of art. Typical of the designer, who likes to stand out, he opted for a model that many had not seen as much of, over fan favorites like the 992. From the colors that inspire imagery of grand vistas at national parks, to the textural material choices and even the packaging, it is clear that Bembury pored over every minute detail in the creation of this sneaker.

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1. New Balance x Aime Leon Dore 993

Aime Leon Dore recently took a crack at the 993 model, and we have to admit it was a resounding success. The shoes are a slight departure from the label’s run-of-the-mill (albeit well executed) colorways, arriving in two colorways dubbed “Taupe” and “Beef and Broccoli”. Taupe is an interesting mix of white, with blue and violet accents, and the second pairs a nice terra cotta red with drab olive green. Both colorways are perched atop an all-black sole, which feels jarring at first, but ultimately offers a refreshing mix up from the standard white midsoles.

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The 15 Best Air Max Sneakers of All-Time

Tomorrow is March 26th, which means it is National Air Max Day. Sneakerheads all over the universe are coming together to celebrate the legendary holiday, and just like with previous years, there are loads of Air Max releases that have either already dropped, or will be dropping tomorrow. Before we get into that, however, we’ve got to first take it back to the history of the Air Max, and how it became one of the most iconic shoe staples of all time.

The History of the Air Max
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The first Air Max model debuted in 1987 at the hands of Tinker Hatfield. Hatfield is an American designer responsible for designing many Nike shoe models including select Air Jordans. Hatfield is Nike’s Vice President for Design and Special Projects and is the head of Nike’s “Innovative Kitchen,” the place where they cook all of the ideas for sneakers and apparel.

The Air Max 1 featured groundbreaking Air Max technology which has since evolved over the course of these nearly four decades, and through the years we would see many different-Max iterations of the Air Max including the Air Max 90, Air Max 95, Air Max 97, and Air Vapor Max.

What Is Air Max Day?
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So how exactly did Air Max day come to be? Remember the Air Max 1 we mentioned earlier? Well, that sneaker was released on March 26th, 1987, though Air Max Day didn’t start being officially celebrated until 2014. The shoe line was given its own day because of its global appeal and longevity as one of Nike’s most popular lines.

Just to give you an example of how unique Air Maxes are —there isn’t a National Air Jordan Day, nor is there a National Air Force 1 or Dunk Day. To our knowledge, the Air Maxes are the only sneaker not just in the Nike brand, but amongst all of the major sneaker brands that have a dedicated day where all sneakerheads come together on a global level to celebrate.

And since we’re celebrating with the new, let’s also take a minute to appreciate the old. Here are the fifteen best Air Max sneakers of all time.

1. Air Max 1

Release Date: March 26th, 1987

Let’s start with the O.G.—the one that kicked it all off. The University Red color -features red, white, and grey, and is a classic look that can be paired with just about anything. The Air Max 1s were the first to feature visible Air for the first time and redefined a pivotal moment in late 1980s sneaker culture as urban and hip-hop fashion began to evolve. The 1s have been re-released and re-created on many occasions, and we’re sure that we’ll continue to see more in the years to come.

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2. Nike Air Max2 Uptempo

Release Date: 1994

While we can’t pinpoint the exact day these came out in 1994, we’ll assume that it was sometime near the fall as these were the basketball sneakers of choice for Duke University players. The original sneakers featured a vintage 1990s basketball gym look complete with black, blue, and white coloring scattered through the shoe. Similar to the Air Max 1s, the Max2 Uptempos have been re-released with a more modern design and technology.

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3. DQM x Nike Air Max “Bacon”

Release Date: 2004

Originally released in 2004, the “Bacon’s” were a highly-sought after classic that most sneakerheads accepted as a “thing of the past.” Until last year when DQM and Nike teamed up again to drop the 2021 reissue. The re-release was pretty much exactly the same as the original, which is exactly what fans wanted. As you can imagine, the “Bacon’s” sold out quickly leaving some happy, and some not.

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4. Nike Air Max “Lunar 90”

Release Date: July 2014

Fly us to the moon. This inter-galactic Neil Armstrong tribute shoe dropped in summer 2014 and remains a relatively pricey sneaker to this day. The “Lunar 90s” aka “Lunar Landings” were released to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, and standout features included 3M reflective detailing on the upper, and an outer space moonwalk theme scattered throughout the shoe. Classic.

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5. Off White x Air Max 97 OG “The Ten”

Release Date: November 2018

You already know we’ve got to show love to our guy Virgil Abloh. While nobody could have ever foreseen Virgil leaving us this early, the legend has forever left his imprint through his designs. This shoe was meant to be a progressive shoe and remains one of the most beautiful 97s to ever be created with its translucent upper.

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6. Nike Air Max 90 “Premium”

Release Date: Unknown

The main point of Air Maxes, especially 90s, is to be dropped out comfortably. Midnight Navy was the designated design for this colorway and featured the common University theme that was running rampant amongst Air Max 90s, particularly in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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7. Nike Men’s Air Max Atmos “Elephant”

Release Date: March 26th, 2016

As we mentioned earlier in this article, National Air Max Day wasn’t established until 2014, but it became clear early on that it would be pointless to have an Air Max Day celebration without fire releases also dropping the same day (or at least sometime in the week). So on March 26th, 2016, the undisputed greatest year of the 2010s, Nike dropped a banger shoe called the “Elephant.”

The “Elephant” featured a stunning animal print complete with white panels that contrasted with a black upper, and a green Nike swoosh to finish the look. Reselling prices on this shoe are crazy as well.

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8. Warhawk Air Max

Release Date: May 26th, 2007

This 2007 drop is without a doubt one of the most celebrated Air Max releases. The inspiration behind the “Warhawks” was the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and the shoe itself pays tribute to the World War II planes used by the U.S. Air Force. While it may not look like it at first glance, this shoe is actually constructed with all-leather, and the colors come directly from the Warhawk AirCraft. There’s also a shark teeth graphic at the bottom to give the shoe a final chef kiss.

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9. Nike Air Max “Dia de Muertos”

Release Date: October 2020

Raise your hand if you look forward to all of the creepy, sneaky, Halloween sneakers that come out in the month of October. Raise your hand again if you remember these fire joints that dropped in October 2020. Nike was in their bag with this one, celebrating the Day of the Dead holiday with a vibrant mixture of colors and graphic patterns. Talk about getting into the Halloween spirit.

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10. Nike Air Max 90 Classic

Release Date: Sometime in 1990

Before Air Force 1s, if you wanted a clean, crisp, all-white sneaker to practically never wear outside of the house for fear of getting dirty, you had to rely on the AM90 classics. 

It was a simple shoe that was still eye-catching (especially when paired with the right outfit), that was great for occasional wear. Plus, the “chunky sneaker” look fit right in with the early 1990s style that was popular at the time.

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11. Nike Air Max 1 LV8 “Obsidian”

Release Date: January 2021

Doesn’t January 2021 feel like ages ago? It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since these were re-released and not five. Anywho, a dark grey, white, and blue futuristic shoe mixture has never disappointed, and will never go out of style.

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12. Undefeated x Nike Air Max

Release Date: Unknown

Let’s talk about classic combinations for a second. While the Air Max definitely holds its own by itself, they’ve had some pretty legendary linkups with equally legendary brands. One of those brands is Undefeated, who has come together with Nike on many occasions to release a ton of heat. It’s hard to definitely say which release is the best, but some signs point to the “Black Militia Greens” from 2020.

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13. Huf x Nike Air Max 90
Huf x Nike Air Max 90

Release Date: Varies

And since we’re talking collabs, let’s talk more. HUF and Nike are another dynamic duo that has released a range of AM90s that are worth your money, time, attention. All of them are nice, and we aren’t just saying that either. Again, your time, money, and attention will not be wasted.

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14. Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Max

Release Date: Varies

And since we’re talking collabs, let’s talk even more. Comme Des Garçon and Nike are certainly not strangers, frequently collaborating over the years. Similar to the other collabs, you can’t go wrong with any choice, and there’s definitely plenty to choose from.

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15. Clerks x Nike Air Max

Release Date: Unknown

We’ll end it with one of the highest-selling and demanded Nike Air Maxes ever. Ladies and gentlemen, one of the highest-selling Air Maxes ever. You’re welcome.

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P448 Is Your Home For Italian Sneakers

If you are anything like us, then you are always searching for different sneaker brands to add to your lineup. One of those brands should undoubtedly be P448⁠—the home of Italian-made designer sneakers. The perfect synthesis of vintage and modern, P448 features meticulous detailing and Made-in-Marche craftsmanship that underscore the sense of luxury of each collection. P448 has quite a few collections available on their website, which are a synthesis of contemporary lifestyles, street trends, and original ideas from the visionary minds of their creators.

P448’s goal is simple⁠—to bring innovative sneakers with the finest Italian manufacturing and next-level design to those who live life boldly and fearlessly. Following the lines of the bold and fearless concept, each sneaker is based on the philosophy of mixing and matching to creative, captivating style aesthetics that embody a carefree yet collective consciousness.

Ahead of the spring season, we spoke with P448 CEO Wayne Kulkin to talk about the ever-evolving company and how they are making an imprint on the sneaker universe.

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ONE37pm: Thanks for chatting with us, Wayne. Can you start off talking about P448 as a brand?

Kulkin: P448 was founded in 2014 in Bologna, Italy, where its shoes are still made. We deliver innovative sneakers crafted with the finest Italian manufacturing and next-level design to those who live life boldly and fearlessly. Rooted in eclecticism, creativity, and self-expression, every P448 design, which includes on-trend low tops, high tops and slides, is engineered to achieve perfection in both form and function, created by an expert team that is driven by a devotion to quality and comfort. 

I was always a fan of the brand, and after meeting with the co-founders, my footwear company StreetTrend LLC bought the P448 brand. In 2020, we added it to our existing portfolio, and we plan to expand the brand internationally. 

***Just last week, it was announced that StreetTrend LLC, one of the fastest-growing footwear and apparel companies in the streetwear fashion sector, announced that actor, producer, and businessman, Mark Wahlberg, has become a strategic investor in the company, which includes the P448 sneaker brand, having taken a significant minority financial stake in the business.  

Over the past few years, the brand’s roster of celebrity fans includes Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Sophie Turner, Connie Britton, Chelsea Handler, Addison Rae, Alexandra Daddario, Kal Penn, Halle Berry, Ashanti, Jack Martin, Sadie Sink, Colman Domingo, Olivia Culpo, Dakota Fanning, Gabrielle Union, Irina Shayk, Joe Jonas, Jon Hamm, Kate Hudson, Justin Hartley, Rita Ora, Sophia Amoruso, and Taylor Swift. 

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ONE37pm: What Makes P448 different from other sneaker brands?

Kulkin: P448’s commitment to self-expression and creating experiences for consumers drives every part of the business, including its continued retail expansion. Despite many brands moving away from brick-and-mortar, we’ve been able to successfully grow the brand’s retail footprint dramatically, most recently opening our second NYC store location on 5th Avenue (following the incredible success of a 6-month pop-up, also on 5th Ave last year).

In addition to NYC, there are locations in Miami and Paris. With content creation as a core brand pillar, each of the P448’s stores are a hybrid of gallery and retail space and also embraces streetwear. They are also tailored to the local culture, featuring custom local artists and displays tailored to fit the vibe of each city.

We bring P448’s eclecticism, creativity, and desire to promote self-expression into the store’s design, as well as through on-site activations, showcasing the collections in an organically brand-forward environment. Instead of relying on influencers, like many other brands, we want the focus to be experiential, not transactional, so consumers come in and feel inspired to create and share content of their own.

ONE37pm: What goes into the design process when it comes to your shoes?

Kulkin: One of the brand’s biggest pillars is that of artisanal craftsmanship, attention to detail, and the bold creativity and expressiveness that each style exudes. All of our shoes are handcrafted with 200 different types of leather, textiles, and novelty materials. To produce a single pair of shoes, there are 68 different processes of creation, all just for one pair of sneakers.

Not only do we provide our customers with Italian-made, fashion-forward footwear to help them express their unique style, but we are also taking steps towards helping them to reduce their environmental footprint. We’re committed to using ecologically friendly materials and sustainable processes to continue developing greener collections that are better for the planet without sacrificing the comfort and quality that we promise.

Perhaps most importantly, it’s critical that every employee working with P448 share the same common beliefs, no matter their contribution to the process – inclusivity, the merging of music and art — to produce shoes and apparel that stimulate the senses on a multitude of levels, contributing to the brand and therefore, customer experience on the whole.

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ONE37pm: What do you want the world to know about P448?

Kulkin: We are a brand that believes in fun and enjoyment, comfort, and functionality in our shoes, all while providing a fair price-value proposition for handmade footwear out of Italy. At the end of the day, we want our customers to have as much fun with our products as we do.

ONE37pm: Where do you see the brand in the next five or so years?

Kulkin: Despite COVID-19 challenges, our U.S. sales have doubled year-over-year, and we have also seen success in Asia and Europe, and we opened storefronts in key markets globally. 

As we look ahead, the goal is continued growth and consumer/community engagement on a global scale. This year, we’re aiming to debut seven pop-ups shops as real estate continues to become readily available.

We believe that stores are meant to be an awareness tool for consumers, creating engaging and fun environments that showcase the brand and the products, and we want to continue the strategic designs and focus on developing the stores as social media destinations as we grow internationally. This immersive, unique approach also allows us to learn how to better interact with our consumers more successfully. 

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A Guide To The 10 Best Spring Sneakers

The first day of spring is this Sunday, which means March Madness, April showers, May flowers, and…sneakers. Spring season is always a fun time in the sneaker universe, with pops of colors and previews of what’s to come in the summer. If you are a fan of basketball, many players drop their latest signature shoes around the time of the playoffs (which start in the middle of April), with a sizable amount of new colorways hitting the market from some of your favs. Of course, we’ve been monitoring the latest trends and drops over these past couple of weeks, and if you are anything like us, then you are probably wondering which sneakers you should invest in for the season.

This year’s spring trends aren’t too much different than previous years in the sense that spring brings simplicity. You have hot days, cold days, and days in between, and sometimes it feels like it never stops raining. For that reason alone, you don’t really see a lot of people busting out the kicks (at least their newer ones) on a daily basis. In fact, there might even be more days where you’re wearing rain and winter boots as opposed to sneakers. We’re saying all this just to reiterate that neutral simplicity is the major theme every spring season.

Since April is also the month of Easter, you can also expect a lot of white, yellow, and pink sneaker drops as we get closer to the holiday. That said, with spring officially official this weekend, we’ve decided to put together an ONE37pm Guide To Spring Sneakers. Now pay close attention to how this is going to work. We all know there’s gonna be a flurry of new releases making their way to SNKRS, Confirmed, and Finish Line, but we also know that with those specific drops, there’s a chance that you may not be able to snag a W. So we’re giving you five “lottery” sneakers so to speak, and five sneakers that we know for sure will be available to you.

Sounds good? Okay, let’s get to it. We’ll start with the “for sure” sneakers.

1. Nike Air Max Pre-Day

Release Date: March 2022

The 26th is National Air Max Day, and while you could always pull out the tried and true sneakers in your closet, Air Max day is the perfect excuse for adding another pair to your roster. Seven different colorways accompany the Pre-Day collection, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding one that fits your style.

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2. Ultraboost Climacool

Release Date: March 2022

Simple black sneakers are on the list of Spring 22 trends, and well, this is a simple black sneaker. Just about every adidas fan has owned some variation of the Ultraboost in their time of being a sneakerhead, and from a technology and comfort standpoint, this isn’t too much different from the others. If you aren’t feeling the core black, you could also opt for the Cloud White and Carbon options.

BUY NOW, $190
3. Ghostbusters Ghost Smasher Men’s Shoes

Release Date: March 2022

Some brands do the creepy crawly halloween-themed sneakers only during the month of October. Reebok, however, has been bringing the ghouls and goblins year-round. Their latest round of shoes in the Ghostbuster collection is certainly eye-catching, and nothing stood out more to us than the Ghost Smashers. These sneakers literally look like they can be found in an evil laboratory somewhere, and are sure to draw plenty of attention when worn.

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4. Reebok Instapump Fury

Release Date: March 2022

You can never go wrong with the good ole 90s. We’ve been in a 1990s mood lately with our style here at ONE37pm, so if you are feeling similarly, then as always, the Instapump Fury is right up your alley. A true basketball shoe in every sense of the word, this is a good pickup for hoopers in need of a new gym sneaker.

BUY NOW, $150
5. Nike Infinity Kyrie Basketball Shoes
Finish Line

Release Date: March 2022

To say that Kyrie Irving has been spectacular as of late would be a massive understatement. When he’s not putting on 60 point performances, Irving is releasing bold, creative, sneakers that challenge the status quo. We’ve got four colors on this bad boy—White, Citron, Baltic Blue, and Bright Crimson, and they all blend together beautifully. Again, shoutout to Irving who’s been crushing it.

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Alrighty then. Now let’s jump into some of the upcoming releases we have to look forward to. We’ll be covering these shoes more in-depth in the weeks to come, so we’ll mostly stick with the bigger releases.

6. Air Jordan 1 “USA”
Nice Kicks

Release Date: March 22, 2022

We came so close to not putting these on here. Not because we don’t like them, but because we want to make sure we have a shot at getting them ourselves. Do we even need to put a reason why we have this included on our list? Didn’t think so.

BUY NOW, $135
7. Nike Air Max 1 “Blueprint”

Release Date: March 26th, 2022

Dropping on Air Max Day, “Blueprint” is an absolute must-have, and definitely among the more unique Air Maxes we’ve seen in the past few months or so. Last year, everybody was so focused on the DQM “Bacon” re-release that other Air Max drops sort of got lost in the shuffle. Not the case this year.

BUY NOW, $365
8. Nike Dunk High “Setsubun”

Release Date: March 16th, 2022

While you’ll likely have to go onto the secondary/resell market to get these, there was absolutely no way this one could get left out. Look at the material. Nothing more needs to be said other than the fact that this shoe would be totally worth the investment.

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9. Air Jordan 1 “Heritage”
Nice Kicks

Release Date: May 25th, 2022

Once you’re in the sneaker game for a long period of time, you can sort of begin to predict which shoes are going to be difficult cops and extremely difficult cops. This is the latter. Why? Because every red, white, and black Jordan 1 is. Heritage bears some resemblance to the Trophy Room drop from a year ago, and the Bloodlines in my opinion. The Bloodlines have been notoriously hard to get, and there’s no need to revisit the Trophy Room fiasco. Alas this is another opportunity to get a similar shoe. At least we think it is.

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10. Air Jordan 5 “Easter

Release Date: May 27th, 2022

What did we say earlier about the Easter-themed colorways? This one is a little on the later side as it comes out in late May, but it’s still a sick shoe. Once every blue moon we’ll get a sneaker release date bumped up, so let’s hope that’s the case with these as it would be nice to actually get them during Easter weekend.

BUY NOW, $210

Honorable Mention: Reebok Nano X2

A good training shoe that also looks super stylish is always a win-win in our book, and if you are looking for a new one, then look no further than the Reebok Nano X2 which releases on April 8th. The Reebok Nano X2 – the Official Shoe of You – is designed with versatility and style at its core, while remaining performance focused. So whether you are hitting a hardcore workout class, racing around town, or anything in-between, the Nano X2 is built to support your active life inside and outside of the gym.

The Reebok Nano X2 will be available globally April 8th on for $135.

Are you not excited about these spring releases? We hope we were able to get you a little hype. In the meantime, stay tuned for more sneaker articles.

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ONE37pm’s “Elite 8” College-Themed Sneakers

We’re here to start trouble. Wait, let me clarify. We’re here to start trouble during March Madness. What trouble you might ask? Well, sneaker trouble. Specifically college sneaker trouble.

Since Selection Sunday is a mere three days away, I’m revisiting some of our favorite university-themed sneakers. Fun right? Think of this as something of a March sneaker bracket if you will. That said, this is our Elite 8.

1. Jordan 1 Retro UNC
Off-White x Virgil Abloh

The tried and true holy grail. The Off-White Jordan 1 Retro UNC’s. Honestly, we could do an entire separate article on UNC colorways. The argument of which UNC Jordans are the best will always be debatable, and we could go back and forth all day on the topic of what’s number one. Regardless of what you believe, this has to make any list.

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2. Nike Dunk Low Georgetown
Nike Dunk Georgetown

There are tons of Georgetown colorways as well. We’re just picking the Dunks because we’re in a Dunks’ mood.

BUY NOW, $280
3. Nike Air Trainer SC High
Ohio State Trainers

It’s not just Ohio State University. It’s the Ohio State University, and these trainers are sick. It’s like a basketball shoe with the spirit of the Buckeye football team.

BUY NOW, $750
4. Nike Kyrie 5 “Duke”
Kyrie 5 “Duke”

Kyrie went to Duke, and it should come as no surprise that he has multiple Duke colorways. All of them are sick, but this one right here—man.

BUY NOW, $107
5. Nike SB Dunk High Pro Kentucky
Dunk High “Kentucky”

You know we had to take it back to 2005 with this throwback. These still look and feel super current, and can fit right in with today’s sneaker culture. 

BUY NOW, $220
6. Nike Dunk High Michigan
Nike Dunk High Michigan

As an Ohio State fan, it literally pains me to put these on here, but I guess it has to be done. For all of you Michigan fans, this one’s for you.

7. Nike Dunk Villanova
Nike x Villanova

Re-released in 2016 after Kris Jenkins’ wild championship-winning shot against UNC, these high tops were a simple black and gray colorway that can easily still be copped by Wildcats fans.

8. Nike Dunk Low Syracuse
Nike Dunk Low Syracuse

Who gets the last spot? Syracuse baby. The Dunk Low “Syracuse” went crazy, and the asking price for these bad boys is still pretty hefty starting at $642. Anytime a shoe can command rent money two years after its release—that’s a badddd shoe (Stephen A Smith) voice.

Alright, that’s our Elite 8 folks. Enjoy March. Enjoy The Madness.