The 22 Best Designer Sneakers For Men to Shop in 2023

We all work hard for our money, and while there are times where we may decide to turn down a purchase due to the ridiculous price tag (or opt for a cheaper alternative), there are times where we should treat ourselves to the finer things in life. Whether you are a self-described ‘sneakerhead’ or not, everybody deserves to own at least one pair of luxury sneakers in their lifetime. Now the mention of luxury might have you automatically thinking of obvious heavyweights such as Burberry, Gucci, and Maison Margiela, but there are other brands worth your time, money, and consideration as well.

We have put together a list of 22 great designer sneakers that you can purchase if you are considering adding a pair of luxury sneakers to your wardrobe. This is a varied roundup with something in there for everyone’s personal tastes and styles. Hopefully we can be of assistance as you take your drip to the next level.

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1. Givenchy Spectre Low Runner Sneakers
Givenchy Spectre Low Runner Sneakers
  • Material – 100% calfskin leather
  • Sizes 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46
  • Style – Low Top Running

Givenchy—The house of fashion. Givenchy’s foray into the sneaker game isn’t surprising as many of the world’s top luxury brands have changed their mind on making sneakers with its rise with popular culture and entertainment. While Givenchy offers different selections of sneakers depending on your preferences, the ‘Low Runners’ remain among the most popular. The overall design of the shoe is similar to Adidas’ NMD R1 (which has been a classic since the 1980s), and in addition to the ‘luxury specs,’ the shoes are quite comfy. 

The ‘Low Runners’ boasts white perforated leather with a side zipper, and a white Givenchy branded zipper pull.

2. Dior B23 High Top Oblique Sneaker
Dior B23 High Top Oblique Sneaker
  • Material – Oblique Canvas
  • Sizes – 35 – 51
  • Style – Lace-up closure with back tab

By now you have probably seen these plastered around the internet/social media as just about everybody who is ‘anybody’ have been spotted at some point rocking these. High Tops remain a go-to shoe with just about any brand as they are easily pairable with a large variety of outfits, while still being cutting edge. The B-23’s pride themselves on their white and black Dior Oblique motif and transparent paneling. The contrasting details and patchwork adds to the unique features of the shoe, and are an instant eye catcher with street cred to match.

3. Common Projects Original Leather
Common Projects
  • Material – Leather upper with rubber sole
  • Sizes – 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 (and European equivalents)
  • Style – Low Top

Common Projects has a vast catalogue of sneakers to choose from on various retail websites such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. The latter seems to have the most diverse collection when it comes to Common Project sneakers, so we’ll go with them when it comes to this article as there are plenty of options available for both men and women.

You really can’t go wrong with any Common Projects sneaker, and you could go with ‘traditional’ colorways such as off-white and denim, or if you are feeling on the bolder side, then you could opt for the ‘Achilles Neon Yellow’ low tops offered on the website. The ‘Achilles Low’ are another classic, and if you were to only have one Common Projects shoe for the entirety of your life, these would be our recommendation.

4. GUCCI Sneakers With Web
  • Material – White Leather
  • Sizes – 5 – 15.5
  • Style – Lace-up closure

Any designer sneakers list has to include Gucci, and since for some reason it seems like the 1980s and early 2000s (which pulled a lot of its trends from the 80s) is slowly making its way back, we’ve decided to include the ‘Platforms’ as platform shoes as a whole were a staple of both eras. In all honesty, there is no other way to describe these sneakers other than the term ‘Gucci.’

The ‘Webs’ are an all-white chunky shoe with Gucci Web and classic branding. You have to give Gucci credit where it’s due as the brand was creating sneakers as early as the 1970s, during a time where other luxury brands didn’t consider sneakers a priority (and certainly not couture).

5. Fear of God Beige Suede
Fear of God Beige Suede
  • Material – Suede Leather
  • Sizes – IT 39 and 40 (different styles and sizes available at other locations)
  • Style – Round Toe Low Top

Fear of God has boasted collaborations with Nike and Converse, and have their own set shoes that are both timeless and classy. There is no denying the impact Fear of God has had on the luxury sneaker community, and if you are looking to add your collection, then look no further than the Beige Suede’s. A low top perforated suede sneaker with leather lining, this is a canvas shoe that is suitable for work and casual/semi casual events.

If the taupe colorway isn’t appealing, Fear of God does have other colors available (though you may have to scour the internet) to select from, and of course, if you looking for a more ‘athletic’ shoe, then you could check out their collabs (Nike has quite few that can be purchased via the resell market).

6. Prada America’s Cup Soft Rubber and Bike Fabric Sneakers!8549!3!!!!x!!%26gclid%3DCjwKCAiA_vKeBhAdEiwAFb_nrc7PH7TwKXVaEz62ixFZ0pA-VrTEgqnwjQ-zwEkRDFenzlW9AhgkvRoCKN4QAvD_BwE%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds
Prada America’s Cup Soft Rubber and Bike Fabric Sneakers
  • Material – Fabric / Rubber
  • Sizes – 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45
  • Style – Laced Shoe

Prada does a good job at combining high-end and sporty, and the brand has plenty of styles available at your disposal including their Soft Rubber and Bike Fabric Sneaker. Known for their inter-galactic imprints, Prada currently has over 100 (yes 100) sneakers ranging from low tops to basketball style sneakers, and loads of color models that are similar to different Nike variations such as Air Jordans and Dunks.

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7. Dolce and Gabbana Portofino Light Sneakers
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana Portofino Light Sneakers
  • Material – Leather
  • Sizes – 24-38
  • Style – Low Top

Speaking of sneakers that capture that intergalactic vibe, the Dolce and Gabbana ‘Portofino Light’ is one of the brand’s most distinct sneakers to date. While labeled as a low top, the ‘super king’ element transforms these into something of a performance shoe. The ‘Portofinos’ feature a sports style embellished with 70s-inspired details along with vibrant colors and branded details

8. Off White Logo Patch Low Tops
Off White Logo Patch Low Tops
  • Material – Cotton and rubber sole
  • Sizes – 39 IT, 40 IT, 41 IT
  • Style – Front lace-up fastening

Straight from the fingertips of the great Virgil Abloh, Off White sneakers automatically give you a street but couture look that you can rock on any runway or sidewalk. Similar to the other brands listed, the sneaker collection is limitless, and whichever one you choose is really dependent on what you are feeling fashion wise at the moment. While Off White has their traditional sneaker model in terms of style, their designs aren’t super trendy, (there aren’t really a lot of sneakers that look like Off-Whites) so rest assured that you will definitely stand out when wearing them.

9. Louis Vuitton Trainer Blue
Louis Vuitton Trainer Blue
  • Material – Plastic
  • Sizes – US 7 – 15
  • Style – Low Trainers

Now you could get the Louis Vuitton low top sneakers with their standard design (or even some of their other trainers), but this blue iteration of trainers just stands out. It literally looks like the shoes were grabbed from the ice blocks of the Arctic Ocean, and in our opinion, they are the most dynamic in the Louis Vuitton sneaker collection. If you are going to spend $1,000 on luxury shoes, why use it on a regular design that you could get in a much cheaper alternative? Why not step outside of the box and go bold? Again just our opinion, but Louis Vuitton does have plenty of other cool sneakers that are definitely worth a glance as well.

10. Maison Margiela Black Replica Leather and Suede Sneakers
Maison Margiela Black Replica Leather and Suede Sneakers
  • Material – Lambskin Leather
  • Sizes – 39 – 47 IT
  • Style – Low Top

Since their debut in 1998, Maison Margiela has established themselves as one of the world’s luxury leaders, and the ‘Black Replicas’ are a pair that any fan of the brand should consider owning. Similar to Gucci, Maison Margiela was also one of the first luxury companies to really put an emphasis on sneakers, and this specific silhouette is inspired by their custom 1970s designs. Made from Italian leather and suede fabrics, the sneakers are clean cut and durable, with the ability to last you for years if taken care of properly. In addition to the black colorway, Maison Margiela also has brown, white, and grey variations that are very much worth the investment.

11. Raf Simons Grey Suede Antei Sneakers
Raf Simons Grey Suede Antei Sneakers
  • Material – Suede / Rubber
  • Sizes – 40 IT, 41 IT
  • Style – Chunky Low Top

Never underestimate the importance of simplicity. While the ‘Grey Suedes’ don’t have the super colorful designs as some of the shoes on this list, these still standout with their all-leather fabric, lace-up closures, and velcro. The rubber midsole has a slight dark grey lining that is one of those minor details that may not seem super important, but changes the entire appearance of the shoe if taken away. While you can certainly rock these during the summer, the dark suede gives it a more wintery appearance. Either way the ‘Grey Suedes’ are a suitable transition shoe that makes a statement.

12. Reebok x Pyer Moss Trail Fury Sneakers
Reebok x Pier Moss Trail Fury Sneakers
  • Material – Paneled Mesh, suede, and rubber
  • Sizes – 35.5 IT, 36 IT
  • Style – Low Top

Let’s not sit here and pretend that we don’t own anything ‘faux’ in our closets. If the fake is done well enough nobody will ever notice, and that is exactly what Reebok and Pier Moss accomplished with their Trail Fury sneakers. The overall model of the shoe is similar to ‘InstaPumps,’ with their color mixtures and chunky outsoles, and the shoe itself is trail sneaker meant for hiking adventures. Reebok and Pier Moss really came together beautifully to create a powerful sneaker that is comfortable, and every hiker should consider these if they are looking for a dope new shoe.

13. Christian Louboutin Tiketa Slip-Ons
Christian Louboutin Tiketa Slip-Ons
  • Material – Leather
  • Sizes – 35 – 39.5 IT
  • Style – Low Top Trainers

Is any designer list complete without Louboutins? The answer to that is no. These jawns right here are called the ‘Loubisharks’ because, well, look at them. The whole purpose of high fashion is to create fashion pieces that you don’t see in everyday life, and the ‘Tiketa Slip-Ons’ are the literal embodiment of that. Have you ever seen anybody wearing a shoe like this in real life? Didn’t think so.

14. Balenciaga Speed Recycled Sneaker
Balenciaga Speed Recycled Sneaker
  • Material – Technical recycled knit
  • Sizes – 34 – 42
  • Style – Sneaker Boot

How come more people don’t wear sneaker boots? Granted it can be hard to find the right outfit to wear them with, but when you do it’s a banger look. Now these may not be top of the line in terms of Balenciaga sneakers, but they are solid shoes that capture the grunge high fashion look, while still giving you a casual element that can allow the shoe to be worn to games, the park, etc. Again, simplicity wins.

15. Saint Laurent Classic Sneakers
Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent Classic Sneakers
  • Material – Organic Cotton Canvas
  • Sizes – US 4 – 12
  • Style – Low Profile Distressed

Saint Laurent sneakers are pretty basic—you aren’t getting much more than different variations of a canvas shoe. Occasionally they will sprinkle in a couple of high top basketball shoes, but for the most part low top classics are what you are getting. We’ve preached to the choir on the simplicity of sneakers, and these are no different. The quality is excellent and most of the shoes feature a neutral tan/white design, so you’ll be able to work with them for sure.

16. Burberry Men’s Arthur Vintage Check Sneakers
Neiman Marcus
Men’s Arthur Vintage Check Sneakers
  • Material – Rubber
  • Sizes – 39 – 46 EU
  • Style – Low Top Trainer

Jay-Z once made a statement about “Only wearing Burberry to swim,” and while that may have been true for the year 2002, we’ll plead our case for 2023. When it comes to Burberry sneakers, the key words are trainers and low tops—and there are tons of them. You can choose to get the custom Burberry print, or you could go with a different colorway. It’s up to you.

17. Steve Madden Men’s Possess
Steve Madden
Steve Madden Maxima
  • Material – Vegan leather and mesh upper material
  • Sizes – 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5 12, 13
  • Style – Chunky platform fashion sneaker

Steve Madden’s POSSESS sneakers offer so many benefits that it would be almost insane to not pick up a pair (especially for the relatively low price of $100). The ‘POSSESS’ scream ‘designer,’ for sure. Yeah they may not have the “super luxury” name brand component, but is anybody really going to know it’s not Prada at first glance? No. Steve Madden shouldn’t be slept on though, while not particularly known for their sneaker game, they do have some gems.

18. Alexander McQueen Larry Leather Sneakers–gQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Alexander McQueen Larry Leather Sneakers
  • Material – Calf Leather
  • Sizes – 41 EU, 42 EU
  • Style – Lace-up Front

Have you ever seen a sneaker quite like this? Certainly this should come as no surprise as this is Alexander McQueen we’re talking about. Designed to give a vampire vibe, the shoes have a two-toned upper featuring red and white, and the shoe sports a red gel-like chunky rubber sole to give you that extra oomph. These shoes are definitely different than the norm, but that’s Alexander McQueen for you.

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19. Valentino Garavani Lace Up Low Top!11557!3!!!!GOOGLE!!%26gclid%3DCjwKCAiA_vKeBhAdEiwAFb_nrcldLG3DjdLoI9f_3zJyCc9AkVrvA3la2XGCQui2ByaNZLXbw4nDPhoC9KUQAvD_BwE%26gclid%3DCjwKCAiA_vKeBhAdEiwAFb_nrcldLG3DjdLoI9f_3zJyCc9AkVrvA3la2XGCQui2ByaNZLXbw4nDPhoC9KUQAvD_BwE%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds
Valentino Garavani Lace Up Low Top
  • Material – Calfskin
  • Sizes – 6, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13
  • Style – Lace-up Low Top

Valentino has quite a few sneakers available for your enjoyments, and the ‘Garavanis’ are one of the brands most exquisite. These are sort of like a luxury version of classic athletic low tops with their color block patterns and chunky appearance. The shoe consists of a leather upper, and has the Valentino branding towards the top of the shoe. If this particular colorway isn’t your style, then you can definitely go for others as Valentino has plenty of different stylesin stock as well.

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20. Golden Goose Super-Star Leather Low-Top Sneakers
Neiman Marcus
Golden Goose Super-Star Leather Low-Top Sneakers
  • Material – Leather
  • Sizes – 7D US, 9D US
  • Style – Low Top

And then there was one. Golden Goose. Whether you are looking for casual sneakers, or formal ones, Golden Goose has you covered. As far as the ‘Superstars’ go, we aren’t quite sure what we would classify them as. They could be casual due to the fact that they are low tops, but the tones could technically make them formal too. Either way, they are whatever you want them to be. So wear them however you see fit.

21. Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s Pierre Leather Gancini Sneakers
Neiman Marcus
Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s Pierre Leather Gancini Sneakers
  • Material – Leather
  • Sizes – 7D, 8D, 9D, 10D, 11D, 12D, 13D
  • Style – Low Top

Salvatore Ferragamo is one of our favorite luxury designers, and their Men’s Pierre Leather Gancini Sneakers are one of our favorite luxury shoes for men. Simple but elegant. Modern but timeless. You really can’t ask for anything more. Plus, this the kind of shoe that can be paired with virtually anything in your closet, and can last you a lifetime.

22. Hermès Quicker Sneaker
Hermès Quicker Sneaker
  • Material – Calfskin
  • Sizes – 39.5, 40, 40.5, 41
  • Style – Low Top

La Maison Hermès. The finest of the finest. An investment worth making. Hermès has plenty of great sneakers for men, it just so happens that their Quicker Sneaker is our favorite at the moment. What do they call it in french? Oh that’s right, magnifique!


Well that is going to wrap up our suggestions! We hope we were able to help you on your designer shoe conquest and that you are able to get your new sneakers soon.


LeBron James Collectibles: The Top 10 To Look Out For

Does the impending NBA all-time scoring record have you thinking about LeBron James collectibles? Let’s get into it!

Many thought when Michael Jordan retired for good after the 2002 season and Kobe Bryant hung it up after the 2015 season, that nobody would have a chance to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA all-time scoring record. “The Captain” has held the mark at 38,387 points since 1988.

But then again, when Jordan’s career was winding down, there was just a little buzz starting about a then 17-year old manchild phenom from Akron, Ohio known simply as LeBron.

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While James never played against Jordan professionally, word is that as a high schooler he was impressing the GOAT in pick-up games together, and the expectations started.

But as good as LeBron has been throughout his 20 year career, I’m not sure any of us actually saw him breaking Kareem’s 38,387 points record at all – let alone potentially in 100+ fewer games played.

I’m not here to tell you all about the record, you can get that info from But what I can tell you is how significant this record is, and why it will cement many LeBron collectibles down as must-haves and increase the demand and long term desirability of his stuff.

In just a few short weeks, he’ll not only be an 18-time NBA All-Star and 4-time NBA Champion, but he’ll have scored more career points than any other player in NBA history. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Point being, it’s going to be hard for future generations to make a case against LeBron being the true greatest of all time.

Now let’s take a look at my picks for the top 10 most significant LeBron James collectibles:

10. LeBron James Autographed Los Angeles Lakers Stamp Authentic Spalding Basketball
Price: $6,499.99
Upper Deck

Signed when he joined the Lakers in 2018-19, at first glance just your basic replica NBA Basketball with a Lakers logo stamp on it, the real significance of this collectible is its rarity. First of all, King James has likely signed less autographs than most other star athletes by a significant margin. He’s been Upper Deck exclusive since age 18, and this ball is signed with a silver pen, looks sick, and is authenticated by Upper Deck – so you know what you’re getting. 

9. LeBron James Autographed & Inscribed 2014 NBA All-Star Swingman Jersey
Price: $14,999.99
Upper Deck

A replica jersey from his 2014 All-Star campaign as a member of the Miami Heat, James signed the #6 on the back of the jersey and inscribed it “2014 All-Star.” Although not game-worn, it’s NBA Authentic and limited to 14 total.

8. 2003 Topps Chrome LeBron James Refractor PSA 10
Price: $129,999.00

Here it is, the most recognizable, iconic, if you will, LeBron James rookie card. In PSA 10, it only has a population of 174. In BGS Pristine 10, its population is unknown but likely similar, and in BGS 10 Black Label it’s likely far more rare.

7. 2003 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Signatures LeBron James Auto PSA 10
Price: $15,099.00

To the ultimate LeBron collector, there’s nothing like a rookie autograph PSA 10, and even though this card isn’t serial numbered, it’s short printed and there’s only 14 graded a gem mint PSA 10.

6. 2003 Upper Deck SP Authentic LeBron James Auto /500 PSA 10
Price: $51,000.00

Unlike the Ultimate Collection above, the SP Authentic is serial numbered to 500, and there’s only 50 PSA 10s out there.

5. LeBron James Autographed NBA Game-Used Floor “Banner Year” / LeBron James Autographed NBA Game-Used Floor
Price: $24,999.99×24.html
Upper Deck

This is one of the most unique LeBron James collectibles on the market. In many cases with these types of items, collectors are left wondering how many of the floor pieces are out there. In this case, the Upper Deck store has limited these to 23 and 20 each, respectively – each being from the Lakers 2020 Championship run, signed by LeBron and beautifully paired with a print in a high-quality display case.

4. 2007 Upper Deck Exquisite Game Worn Limited Logos Patch Auto /50 BGS 9
Price: $29,999.99

Back to sports cards, this one is super-desirable because it features a game worn patch and an on-card auto of which there are only 50 in circulation. Each patch is from a different part of a James uniform that was used in a game, and value will vary depending on the card grade.

3. 2003-04 Rookie Season Game-Worn Jersey Autograph Upper Deck Authenticated
Price: $3,900,000.00

Usually every huge reward comes with a solid amount of risk, and this piece stood out for a few reasons. First of all, it claims to be a game worn autographed LeBron jersey from his rookie season in 2003-04, and it comes with a certificate of authenticity from both Upper Deck and MEARS. But when you look at the price the seller wants, and combined with the fact that it’s on eBay and not directly from the Upper Deck store, or via a high-end auction house like Sotheby’s, Goldin, Heritage or Pristine, proceed with caution. Assuming this is legit though, it has to be considered a top three LeBron collectible.

2. 2007 Upper Deck Black LeBron James / Michael Jordan Dual Auto /25
Price: $595,000.00

1. 2014 LeBron James Autographed & Inscribed Game-Used Nike LeBron 11 Shoes (vs. Nuggets 3/14/14)
Price: $49,999.99
Upper Deck

Sneakerheads get ready. We saved the best LeBron James collectible for last. The game worn, autographed and inscribed Nike LeBron 11s are from when he played 40 minutes and scored 21 points with six rebounds and six assists at Denver in a 111-107 loss to the Nuggets. Only one thing could possibly make these shoes more desirable than they are now – and that’s if LeBron doesn’t pass Kareem until March 14, 2023 at home against the New Orleans Pelicans – exactly nine years to the date of when he wore these shoes.

Note: Other game-worn LeBron James shoes can be found here in the Upper Deck store.

Which of these LeBron James collectibles would you most like to own? Shoot us a message on Twitter @137pm and let us know!


The Top 15 Holiday Themed Sneakers That Should Be On Your Radar

As we all know, sneakers are an excellent gift for the holidays. So why not take it a step further by actually getting your loved ones a pair of holiday themed sneakers? As a whole, holiday sneakers can be considered a ‘collector’s item’ as sometimes they are hard to find, so that’s where ONE37pm comes in. Below are a list of the top 15 holiday themed sneakers that you can buy for yourself or a loved one to complete your kicks collection.

Holiday Sweater Chuck 70

Winter Holiday Chuck 70

Nike KD 6 Christmas

Reebok Instapump Fury Grinch

Puma Thunder Holiday Sneakers

Brook’s Revel 3 Running Shoes For Women

Nike Lebron 11 Christmas

Adidas 3MC Disney Sport Goofy Shoes

Nike Air Max 95 Christmas Sneakers

Nike Kobe 6 ‘Grinch’

Nike x Supreme Air Force 1 “Mini Box Logo White”

New Balance Aime Leon Dore “Green”

Nike Dunk Low “University Red”

Nike LeBron 18 “X-Mas In LA”

Air Jordan 4 WMNS Off White “Sail”

PUMA x Nickelodeon “Slime” MB.02

1. Holiday Sweater Chuck 70
Release Date: November 2013

You can never go wrong with a pair of Converse kicks. Released earlier this month,  the ‘Holiday Sweater Chuck 70s’ are a festive pair of sneakers designed to look exactly like a classic Christmas sweater. The sneakers also have enhanced cushioning complete with an Ortholite insole giving you the ultimate comfort as you go about your day. In addition to that, the kicks come with the iconic Chuck Taylor Patch that we all know and love.

2. Winter Holiday Chuck 70
Release Date: November 2020

Speaking of some new Chuck’s, you can also consider adding the ‘Winter Holiday Chuck 70s’ to your sneaker collection. Released this month, the ‘Chuck 70s’ follow the holiday tradition with their fuzzy candy cane design. The sneakers also feature green and red pinstripes to complete the candy cane look. The overall color of the sneakers make them diverse, meaning that you can wear them during any time of the year.

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3. Nike KD 6 Christmas
Release Date: December 2013

As you all know, Christmas Day is a huge day in the NBA, complete with legendary battles between some of the best teams in the league. Introduced in 2013, the ‘Nike KD 6 Christmas,’ is the ultimate holiday metallic bling modeled to look like a Christmas Bell. The sneakers are red with a touch of gold and mint, and features Nike Flywire technology making it the perfect gift for not just for sneaker fans, but for Kevin Durant fans as well.

4. Reebok Instapump Fury Grinch
Release Date: December 2016

If you are looking to be the Grinch that stole Christmas, then the ‘Reebok Instapump Fury Grinch’ sneakers are right up your alley. Simply put, the ‘Fury Grinchs’ are designed to look exactly like the Grinch himself with scarlet and pine green panels designed at the top complete with lime green ‘fur’. Released in December of 2016, the ‘Fury Grinch’ sneakers continue to regularly sell making them a holiday sneaker staple.

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5. PUMA x Nickelodeon “Slime” MB.02
Release Date: December 21st, 2022

PUMA came through just in time for the holidays with an all- green sneaker that’s a part of their new collaboration with Nickelodeon. Since its debut on You Can’t Do That on Television in 1982, Nickelodeon’s Slime has become a signature calling card for the brand, the ultimate symbol of free-spirited mess and the physical embodiment of the irreverent and unconventional. The MB.02 Slime (left) is a bright green colorway that represents Christmas to the fullest.

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6. Brooks Level 6
Release Date: 2022

Designed with a Santa-inspired colorway, the Levitate 6 is the latest iteration of a holiday sneaker from running shoe company Brooks. Each year the brand releases some special versions of their beloved running shoes in time for the holidays, and these red and white kicks are a great option for the 2022 season.

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7. Nike Lebron 11 Christmas
Release Date: December 26th, 2013

Worn by Lebron himself during a Heat vs Lakers Christmas day matchup in 2013, the ‘King’ released this legendary Christmas shoe a day later. With a light green color complete with red laces, the shoe remains one of the best Christmas sneakers that James has ever dropped. The ‘Lebron 11 Christmas’ kicks continue to be a hot seller nearly seven years later, with four recent sales on Stockx in the last month alone. 

8. Adidas 3MC Disney Sport Goofy Shoes
Release Date: July 2020

While not an official ‘holiday themed’ sneaker, the ‘Disney Sport Goofy Shoes’ still remain a great gift for the kiddos (especially those who love Disney). The shoe itself gives off a holiday vibe with its red upper (which features Goofy dancing), and the white sole. In addition to the cool design, the shoes can also be used for skateboarding which could come in handy for young skateboarding lovers. 

9. Nike Air Max 95 Christmas Sneakers
Release Date: December 2nd, 2019

While we typically consider Christmas sweaters ‘ugly,’ there is nothing ugly about about the ‘Air Max 95 Christmas Sneakers.’ Also for kids, the ‘95 colorways’ are designed to look like wrapping paper, with a colorful blend of red, white, blue, and green. The ‘Air Max 95s’ also feature a holiday pattern, and continues to be a top seller a year later with five sales on Stockx in the last two weeks alone.

10. Nike Kobe 6 ‘Grinch’
Release Date: December 25th, 2010

Kobe was always known for his sneaker game and historic collections, so a great way to honor the ‘Mamba’ would be to purchase one of his Christmas sneakers. The ‘Grinch’ sneakers were worn by Kobe in a 2010 Christmas Day battle versus the Miami Heat, and are set to be re-released in early 2021. While it won’t be delivered on time for Christmas Day, the sneakers will make an excellent late holiday gift. If however you have the money to get the ‘Grinch 6’s’ now, the current version is still available via StockX

11. Nike x Supreme Air Force 1 “Mini Box Logo White”
Release Date: December 2022
Stadium Goods

Nike and Supreme have blessed once more with the “Mini Box Logo White,” and it is just in time for the X-Mas season. A perfect last minute gift, the shoes are “peppermint themed” with the classic white Air Force design, and red laces with the white Supreme logo on it. Like we said, this the “peppermint” shoe, and a great stocking stuffer for sneaker lovers.

12. New Balance Aime Leon Dore “Green”
Release Date: December 2020
Stadium Goods

And if you want something the color of Christmas ornaments, New Balance has you covered with their 1300 “Aime Leon Dore,” which is decked out in a furry green Grinch-like upper with gold accents.

13. Nike Dunk Low “University Red”
Release Date: 2021
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Another “peppermint” sneaker to consider adding to your collection, Nike Dunks are always a favorable choice for kicks lovers because Dunks remain among the most popular sneakers on the market. This is also a good “transition shoe,” meaning that it will transition well into the spring and summer seasons. A good choice if you ask us.

14. Nike LeBron 18 “X-Mas In LA”
Release Date: December 2018
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It’s another Christmas in Los Angeles for the James Gang, so consider picking up the LeBron 18 “X-Mas In LA” as a great pair of holiday themed sneakers to celebrate. In terms of festive sneakers, it doesn’t get any more festive than this as the shoes are dressed almost entirely in red with a smidge of white in the mix. Almost a candy cane, but not quite. The Ice Blue at the bottom adds to the holiday vibe with its “Santa and Reindeer” print, making this an excellent Christmas Day gift for the sneaker lover in your life.

15. Air Jordan 4 WMNS Off White “Sail”
Release Date: July 2020
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And last but not least, an Air Jordan 4 x Virgil Abloh golden classic, the legendary “Sails.” These might not be holiday themed sneakers per se, but they make a great grail gift. This was and still is on every sneakerheads must-have list, so if you can cop for Christmas, rest assured that you will be the GOAT.


So there you have it! These are ten of the top holiday themed kicks that should be on your radar this holiday season. As we approach ‘the most wonderful time of the year,’ consider adding these holiday themed sneakers to you or your loved ones collection.


The 25 Best 80s Sneakers, Ranked

So, you’re feeling a little bit nostalgic huh? We are too, that’s why we have put together a list of the best sneakers from the 1980s to help remind us of a time when things were just really getting going in the sneaker universe. Maybe you are old enough to have experienced the 80s era, and want to purchase some of the shoes that were popular during that time period. Or perhaps you are a vintage sneaker collector itching to add some classics to your lineup. Either way we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the best 80s sneakers below.

25. New Balance 990 (1982)
New Balance

In 1982 New Balance set out to make the best running sneaker the world had ever seen. With no time or budget limit the R & D sector went to work and came back with the 990—a $100 price tag was slapped on the sneaker (a first at the time) and the rest is history. While most might know the 990 for its famous and popular iterations like the v4 and v5, the sneaker started a generation of iconic NB footwear and if you’re interested in a piece of sneaker history, the 990 is a must-have right from the New Balance website, unfortunately, the price tag has marginally increased from the original $100.

24. Reebok Classic (1987)

The Reebok Classic is an accessory that’s mandatory for any real sneakerhead. Whether it’s the Classic or the Nylon, the low top model is a must-have staple that’s been trolling the undercurrent of sneaker culture since literally forever. The British brand has a lot in its archive and it might not be the most popular sneaker brand, but it’s got some incredibly affordable options, not to mention some pretty hot collabs.

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23. Adidas ZX 8000 (1988)

Like most sneakers from the 80s, they’re making a big comeback and Adidas’ ZX 8000 is a perfect snapshot from ‘88 and how the modern market has cultivated a taste for the aesthetics of sneakers past. The brand with the Three Stripes has been doubling down on the sporty “Dad” build with multiple collabs and the reissuing of OG colorways like “Aqua” below. The ZX model line was a big part of early Adidas releases and its resurgence has been an important moment for paying homage to the classic cool of those early sneaker salad days.

22. Puma RS-Computer (1986)

Decades before wearable tech would dominate the running space, Puma was way ahead of the game. The running boom of the 70s and 80s was gripping America and with an effort to make more technical equipment, Puma introduced the world to the first sneaker you could plug into a computer.

The RS has seen a recent retro from the brand now playing on the nostalgia of their 80s and 90s running silhouettes, but the RS-Computer is certainly the crown jewel of the running brand’s past. The OG silhouette is quite the marvel, a new, more wearable version of the sneaker is available via StockX.

21. Wilson Hangtime (1988)

In short, Wilson was doing the darn thing back in the 1980s, and they are doing the darn thing now. There’s plenty of current Wilson iterations out now that have been released recently, but if you are looking for a throwback, consider the 1988 Hangtime release that was shakeup in the sneaker world.

20. Converse Cons Wave (1989)

The year was 1989, and Converse dropped a new iteration of the Cons called the Star Wave, which was an anticipated drop that a lot of people rocked. The Cons are considered a rarity, and you’ll have to do some searching to get your hands on the ones you want, but they are certainly worth the investment, and could be even more valuable in the future.

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19. LA Gear Flame aka SharkFin (1983)

Was is truly the 1980s without LA GEAR? Seriously was it truly the 80s without LA GEAR? The answer is no, and I think there should be some sort of documentary/series detailing the brands history. LA GEAR is still very much around today, putting a modern spin on their iconic issues, including the Women’s Flame.

18. Asics Gel-Lyte (1987)

Nike has Zoom. Adidas has the Boost. Asics, the early king of running sneakers has Gel. A technology that has forged a path to commercial success, it’s the material that provides the sneakers with great comfort and what keeps happy customers and serious runners back for more. The brand is partially famous for its early entanglement with Phil Knight, its Gel tech was an early way to separate it from a defecting Knight who spent more time founding Nike than peddling Asics sneakers.

The technology launched from the brand in 1986, with its first serious silhouette, the Asics Gel-Lyte, the carrier of this important material. The Gel-Lyte has seen numerous iterations, not to mention high profile collabs with Kith’s Ronnie Fieg.

17. Diadora MI-Basket (1984)

And let’s not forget Diadora either who was a 1980s staple back in their heyday. Originally founded in 1948, the brand reached the surge of its popularity in the 80s due to the perfect combination of style trends aligning at the exact same time. While there’s plenty of iterations still out there, we decided to go with the MI-Basket model, which was designed as a signature shoe for Italian player Dino Meneghin in 1984. It remains one of the brand’s most popular models to date, with consistent releases of new colorways still on the horizon.

16. Vans Slip-On (1977)

Another sneaker that wasn’t technically released in the 1980s, but is certainly a 1980s signature shoe, is the Vans classic slip-on. The sneaks were famously worn by Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, contributing to their status as an iconic piece of 80s footwear. The now canonic line, “No shirts, no shoes, no dice,” comes from Brad Hamilton’s request to Jeff Spicoli to put on the aforementioned sneakers. 

15. Adidas Rod Laver (1970)

The Rod Laver, eponymously named after the tennis super star, has never quite had the same success as the Stan Smith or the Superstar, but it’s still a fan-favorite for real die-hard Adidas fans. Curiously enough, the sneaker has had a bit of a renaissance in the 2000s as the predominant hacky sacking shoe for those who take the sport seriously. It’s hard to find the OG white and green color way though, so you’ll have to scour some used sneaker sites to find your pair.

14. Nike Air Trainer 1 (1987)

The Air Trainer 1 would eventually get spun off into Andre Agassi’s iconic Nike Air Tech Challenge II (featured earlier in this list). But before it’s reimagining, it was the Nike Air Trainer 1, worn by the fiery pro John McEnroe. You could argue that the Tech Challenge II is the more iconic sneaker (Agassi was a bit of a fashion icon), but we’ve still got to give props to the OG. 

13. Vision Suede High (1976)
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Vision Streetwear has a fond place in the heart of skaters, as it was one of the defining brands to really start putting skate shoes on the market back in the 1980s. The shoes were simple, affordable, and easy on the eyes making them a win-win for both avid skaters, and those who weren’t so much into the skating scene, but still rocked with the shoes. You can still find Vision sneakers today on different websites such as Red Zone.

12. Nike Air Jordan II (1986)

Ultimately, every Air Jordan model released in the 1980s is an absolutely iconic piece of 80s footwear. The Jordan II is often slept on in sneaker head circles, but the 1986 sneaker—deigned by Bruce Kilgore and Peter Moore—is still one of Nike’s most enduring silhouettes. 

11. Saucony Jazz Original (1984)

A true product of the 80s sneaker world is Saucony, a smaller brand from Mass, that hit its peak during the 80s as well as the 90s. The brand offered up what was expected and now become “retro”—rich suedes and leathers atop a mesh underlay on a low cut sneaker that gives off both a relaxed casual and mildly sports vibe.

Back then, of course, runners were just that runners. Sneaker designers like Phil Knight were logging miles in these early silhouettes, now we wear them for a quick walk to the deli. While the Saucony Jazz Original is still available for purchase, the Vintage silhouette might be the more modern and preferred version of the sneaker.

10. Nike Air Tech Challenge II (1989)

Like many great sneakers, the Nike Air Tech Challenge II hails from the world of tennis. The leather sneaker features prime ankle support with a medium build and was made famous thanks to tennis icon Andre Agassi who sported the model often while dominating the court. The sneaker debuted right at the end of the decade in ‘89 and saw a retro in 2008 (available below) as well as between 2013 and 2015.

9. Converse Fast Break (1983)

Before MJ ever hit the court in a pair of his own signatures, he was getting buckets and making a name for himself in the Converse Fast Break. The sneaker was a legendary silhouette from the OG basketball brand that dominated the court throughout the 70s and 80s. The Fast Break is a great symbol of basketball’s past when high top, full leather sneakers dominated the court and the market. The early basketball sneaker got immortalized when it was included as a part of a special championship pack that included 16 pairs of Nike/Converse silhouettes.

8. Nike Air Jordan IV (1989)

The Jordan IV (in all of its original release color ways) is just an absolutely spectacular shoe. It’s one of the most riffed on models of Jordan, and releases/collabs that have come out as recently as this year see huge resale markups. I personally love the Black Cements (and MJ seemed to as well); they’re one of the best 80s sneakers in the game. 

7. Adidas Superstar (1969)

This sneaker wasn’t technically released in the 1980s, but we’d argue that it saw its meteoric rise to prominence during the decade. With the release of tracks like RUN-DMC’s “My Adidas,” clout surrounding Adidas sneakers continued to rise in stiff competition with Nike and their new golden boy, MJ. The Superstar is, simply put, one of the most iconic sneakers of the 20th century. You’d be hard pressed to think of a celebrity from the 80s who never donned the Adidas signature shoes. “We make a mean team, my Adidas and me.”

6. Nike Dunk (1985)

As the name suggests, the Nike Dunk was originally a basketball sneaker. Its eventual bastardization into the world of Nike SB was a natural and successful path for the silhouette which has also seen an upswing in popularity. The sneaker has a funny story starting off marketing to different colleges in a variety of their respective colors, the sneaker was also a model picked by skaters for its low cut and wide-soled construction.

In an effort to appeal to those skaters, they retooled the Dunk, giving birth to the insanely popular Nike SB Dunk. With hundreds of colorways and must-have collabs, it’s hard to pick just one, but my personal favorite is the Paris colorway. Don’t worry though about the Parisian price tag, more colorways can be found here and a more in-depth story is right here.

5. Nike Air Jordan III (1988)

The Air Jordan III is widely considered to be one of the greatest sneakers of all time. It was the first Jordan silhouette designed by legend Tinker Hatfield, and with a plethora of color ways released over the years, it’s one of the Jordans that you see on the streets the most to this day. MJ also famously donned this model with serious frequency, and it was during the late 80s that he began to become the GOAT we know him to be now. 

4. Reebok Club C (1984)

The Reebok Club C is the king of casual cool. The low top leather silhouette started out as a performance tennis sneaker that eventually reached the height of its arc as a lifestyle sneaker. The Club C has always been a player in the background, Reebok occasionally makes waves with something especially cool, but as a role player, the Club C has seen a recent burst of popularity. Reebok has released a plethora of cool takes on the classic silhouette recently, such as their collabs with Eames Office and Tyrrell Winston.

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3. Nike Air Max 1 (1987)

The Nike Air Max 1 is a pillar of the late 80s culture. Alongside the revolution in music, culture, and life, sneakers were next up on the list to change the world. It’s not only the sneaker that changed the running game forever but set the precedent for Nike Air, a new, visible tech that helped separate them from other emerging footwear brands and made them a bastion in the sneaker market.

The innovative design was impactful, to say the least, running on air was novel for ‘87 and quickly became a household name for the Swoosh. Unfortunately, an OG model would be hard to track down but the best the brand can offer is a 2013 iteration named “Vintage.”

2. Converse Weapon (1986)

The Converse Fast Break already made an appearance on this list, but a true 80s sneaker list wouldn’t count without a shoutout to the Converse Weapon. The 1986 Converse Weapon commercial holds a special place in basketball history, featuring Magic Johnson, Kevin McHale Isaiah Thomas and more of the era’s stars rapping about their favorite court sneakers. Unlike a lot of the shoes on this list, however, Converse has only re-released the silhouette a few times, making it a sneaker that we can really only identify with the 1980s. 

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Unfortunately the closest thing you can get these days is the mid model pictured above, but better than nothing.

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1. Air Jordan 1 (1985)

You might have a pair of Air Jordan 1s but they’re probably not these. The OG of all OGs, the 1 debuted in 1985 via Nike’s new superstar Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls from which the sneaker takes its first colorway. The sneaker was a smashing success and evolved into a legend that still stands strong today. While the OG ‘85 might be hard to find you probably don’t want to actually wear them which certainly lets you warm up to its incredibly high price tag.

It’s the best piece of memorabilia that belongs in a museum rather than your closet anyway but if you are really dead set on a pair the place to go is Japan—their respect for sneakers is unlike any other, especially when it comes to the world of vintage.


The 20 Best Adidas Collaborations To Buy Now

Last week we covered some of the best Nike collaborations to drop in recent history, so that means now we have to do Adidas right? There is often an argument in the world of sports apparel about which brand is bigger or has more influence. Whatever your stance might be, you have to admit that the Adidas name holds a ton of weight as they currently have the bragging right for partnerships with Damian Lillard, Beyoncé, and Pharrell to name a few, plus a heavily loaded roster of great athletes representing them. Similar to the Nike article, we’ll be looking at some of the best Adidas collaborations out there, while also giving our favorite selections from each specific partnership. Sound good? Bet.

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1. Yeezy x adidas
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Mono Ice”
Yeezy x adidas

This is an obvious one right? Like them or not, Yeezys have had a profound impact on the sneaker community since 2013. Now Ye wasn’t a total newbie to the sneaker collaboration game having previously worked with brands such as Nike and LVMH, and quickly proceeded to take things to the next level almost immediately upon signing his Adidas deal. Yeezys aren’t just sneakers, they are a part of the culture, and while it’s hard to say for sure what the best Yeezys of all time are, any variation of the 350s could have a solid case (we can’t count the ones he released with Nike even though those are technically Yeezys as well).

We’ll go with the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Mono Ice” as those are one of our favorites.

2. Pharrell x adidas
Pharrell Williams Hu NMD Animal Print Grey
Pharrell x adidas

Since we’re on the topic of musicians we can jump right on over to Pharrell. Pharrell’s shoes are a reflection of who he has been as both an artist and producer—creative, innovative, and unique. Pharrell releases pretty frequently with Adidas as well, and has been with the brand since 2014.

For Skateboard P’s collab we’ll go with the Pharrell Williams Hu NMD Animal Print Grey, which features a deep new hue to stand out against colorful backdrops. This new colorway is designed for the fashion-forward, easygoing sneakerhead who likes to keep it classic.

3. BAPE x adidas
BAPE x adidas Superstar 80s ‘ABC Camo’
BAPE x adidas

Who doesn’t love a good military-themed shoe? We rock with it heavy over here, and always appreciate when BAPE and Adidas link up. Maybe we are a tad bit biased since we own a pair of the “Camos” ourselves, but this definitely our favorite release so far from this partnership. The Superstars are already a vintage classic, but the added army/camouflage touch is the perfect chef’s kiss. Do you own a pair? Let us know what you think.

4. Dame Lillard x adidas
Dame 7 ‘Chinese New Year’
Dame Lillard x adidas

Okay we’re going to take things up a notch and head over into some of the sports collaborations. Adidas is underrated in this department in our opinion, as some of their shoe releases with athletes don’t always command the attention they deserve. One of those collabs is Adidas’ partnership with Damian Lillard. Dame has a great lineup of sneakers that highlight not just who he is on the court as a fierce competitor, but also his musician side.

Our selection is the Dame 7 LNY shoes, which have become one of Dame’s biggest sellers. The shoe was inspired by the Lunar New Year, and were specifically designed to represent Dame Time, which is a common phrase referring to his innate clutch ability.

5. Derrick Rose x adidas
Derrick Rose x adidas “Scarlet”
Derrick Rose x adidas

Derrick Rose is another one who’s collection has been vastly underrated. D. Rose has some killer shoes that you should definitely check out if you are looking for a new sneaker to add to your closet, and his releases are very similar to his overall persona as an athlete—quiet but lethal. There’s plenty of shoes available to choose from in his collection with Adidas, and which sneaker you select is all about what you are feeling at the moment. Rose has a shoe for everyone, but we recommend the “Scarlet” sneakers from last year.

6. Run DMC x adidas
Run DMC x Superstar ’50th Anniversary’
Run DMC x adidas

You can’t leave out the historic hip-hop group that made “My Adidas.” You just can’t. This might be the most fitting collaboration to happen in the history of, well…ever, and the two dropped a commemorative 50th anniversary sneaker that paid homage to the legendary group, and their sneaker style (Run DMC was known for wearing shell-toe sneakers without laces). You can still find this special edition sneaker for a reasonable price on secondary outlets such as GOAT and StockX.

7. Alexander Wang x adidas
Alexander Wang x Skate Super Super Core Black
Alexander Wang x adidas

It’s Alexander Wang. That in itself is enough of a statement, but in case you need a refresher, Alexander Wang and Adidas have come together on multiple occasions to drop a wide variety of sneakers ranging from standard trainers to skate shoes. It’s always nice when the worlds of high fashion and streetwear combine, and every sneaker from this partnership has been cutting edge while still staying true to their individual brand styles. We haven’t included a skate shoe yet, so we’ll suggest the Alexander Wang x Skate Super Super Core Black sneakers from 2018.

8. Beyonce x adidas
Ivy Park x adidas Forum Mid ‘Cream White’
Beyonce x adidas

Beyonce only has three collections with Adidas (well four if you count this upcoming one on the 22nd), and all three have featured signature sneakers to go along with the apparel drops. The Ivy Park Forum Mid release from February sold out almost immediately, and actually inspired Adidas to release a separate all-white Forum mid about a week later to capitalize on its success. At the moment it’s still unclear if this new drop will include another round of sneakers (it’s supposed to be beach themed), so we’ll have to see.

9. Simpsons x adidas
The Simpsons x adidas Forum Low ‘Duff Beer’
Simpsons x adidas

Anything with The Simpsons has us automatically sold. Adidas and The Simpsons have come together on quite a few occasions to release a range of cool colorways. There are plenty of options to choose from if you desire to pick up a pair from this collection. You could go with the Forum Low “Duff Beer” which is a bright red, black, and gold silhouette if you want a bold shoe, or you could opt for something a little more simple such as the “Advantage” Simpson classics. It’s really up to you.

10. Missoni x Adidas
Missoni x UltraBoost Clima ‘Multicolor’
Missoni x Adidas

With a focus on blending Missoni’s style and aesthetic with Adidas’ performance sport apparel, the two have produced fast-selling collections that have included not just sneakers, but also athletic and casual wear. For some reason, the Ultraboost has been Missoni’s go to choice for their sneaker collaborations (with Pulseboost coming in second), and there’s plenty available on the secondary market for you to check out. We recommend the Missoni x Ultraboost Clime “Multicolor” as it is a total representation of Italian luxury style that we are used to from Missoni.

11. Bad Bunny x adidas
Bad Bunny x Forum Buckle Low ‘Easter Egg’
Bad Bunny x adidas

Bad Bunny’s partnership with the three stripe brand is literally still in its infant stages, with their first official release dropping this past March. It’s always hard to judge how successful a partnership is going to be early on, but all signs currently point to this being a longstanding deal with significant releases. The “Easter Egg” sneakers were pretty dope, and Bad Bunny has at least one more major drop scheduled for the remainder of 2021, so that will be something for Bad Bunny fans to anticipate in the coming months.

12. Prada x adidas
adidas x Prada Luna Rossa 21
Prada x adidas

You know what they say—Prada or nada, and apparently Adidas has the same mindset when it comes to their luxury collection. No luxury collaboration is complete without Prada, and Adidas has another slew of sneakers with the brand that just dropped yesterday. The A+P Luna Rossa 21 shoes are available in two brand new colorways, with the option of either black or grey.

The shoe itself consists of a PRIMEGREEN upper, a Boost midsole, and a wrap-around outsole providing style and comfort. If you aren’t able to grab a pair, then consider checking out some of their previous drops as they are equally as stunning.

13. adidas Skateboarding x Heitor Da Silva
adidas Skateboarding x Heitor Da Silva Forum 84

adidas Skateboarding partnered with global Pro team rider Heitor Da Silva in November to release the Heitor Forum 84 Low ADV, a silhouette whose demand has catapulted within the skateboarding community, making it one of their most in-demand collections in 2022. Dressed in a wild brown colorway complete with purple accents and white laces, these sneakers are a further representation of the next-gen rider’s global influence and impact in footwear design and culture, along with Heitor’s vibrant character and style as both a skateboarder and creator. 

14. adidas Skateboarding and Maxallure
Adidas x Maxallure Forum 84 Mid Adv Dre

adidas Skateboarding and cult skate outfit Maxallure along with co-owner, shared Pro team rider and model Lil Dre linked up recently for the Maxallure Capsule Collection, which is just in time for the holiday season. The footwear and apparel takes inspiration from quintessential prep school outfits and ‘70s collegiate styles, updates them with modern skate performance features, and showcases positive messaging through the capsule’s slogan “Think Beautiful Thoughts.” One of the best adidas collabs of 2022 in our opinion.

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15. adidas Skateboarding x Kader Sylla
Kader Sylla x Superstar ADV ‘Dark Purple’

In what has been a successful collaboration with global Pro rider Kader Sylla, the duo launched a follow up to their previous collaborations with the purple edition of the Superstar ADV by Kader Sylla. Sylla’s designs with the brand are very creative with bold colorways, and improved fit, feel, and durability. This partnership continues to head down a creative path, with this newest release being a further example of that.

16. adidas x Trae Young
adidas x Trae Young 2.0 Sky Sush

Currently in their second year of working together, adidas x Trae Young are in the midst of Drop 2.0, which is the next chapter in the icon’s footwear legacy. The Trae 2 has forefoot branding inspired by the Adilette slide fused with the performance innovations of Boost and Lightstrike technologies that always allow you to stay ahead of the competition.

17. adidas x Donovan Mitchel
adidas D.O.N. Issue 4

This new Cleveland Cavalier is off to a great start with the team, as he continues his signature D.O.N. releases with the adidas brand. The latest, which released this past October, marked the start of a new era for both in which the shoe is the lightest and most advanced basketball D.O.N. to date, channeling Mitchell’s superhuman speed and agility. There’s three different colorways present in this current batch alongside the Vivid Red pictured above along with Core Black and Carbon, and of course, you can always dive into the archives for past collections.

adidas x James Harden
adidas Harden Vol. 6

Since signing with the brand in 2015, James Harden has had a steady stream of banger collections, including the Harden Vol. 6 Basketball shoes, which have an old school 1990s basketball gymnasium vibe to them. Fun Fact: Harden actually gifted Lil Baby a custom 1/1 chrome colorway while in LA over the summer, marking another cool moment for both Harden and adidas. You can check it out below.

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20. adidas x Gucci
adidas x Gucci Gazelle

Gucci x adidas is quickly shaping up to be one of the premier luxury and athleisure collaborations in the fashion world. While easy to forget because of the instant success, this is a new partnership that just debuted in June 2022. The first collaboration featured over 60 pieces including sneakers, and next is up a surprise Après-Ski drop that is available to shop now.


Be sure to keep up with us for more style news and content.


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
Fight Club

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.


CoolKicks Collectible Trading Platform Earns NFL Superstar Support

Sneakers hold an important status in society. They are a signal of what is relevant in culture, and a reflection of what the masses are truly motivated by. Because of the hype and fascination around sneakers and its culture, numerous high-end resale and consignment shops have popped up across the globe. CoolKicks, a sneaker and clothing store, with it’s premier location Melrose in Los Angeles, California, has established itself as one of the top-tier destinations for any sneaker head. A large reason for that is how CoolKicks continues to push the boundaries of what it means to be a sneaker store. 

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What is CoolKicks?

CoolKicks is a sneaker and clothing brand, with a flagship store in Los Angeles, California. The store was founded in 2016 by Adeel Shams after he finished his masters program at Virginia Commonwealth University. CoolKicks is closing in on 700,000 followers on Instagram, and currently boasts over 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube. 

Pushing content on social media has been an integral part of CoolKicks’ rise to prominence in the sneaker scene. By engineering content with influencers in similar fashion to complex’s sneaker shopping shoe, CoolKicks becomes more than just a sneaker store, but a live studio where you can see where your favorite celebrities picked up their newest pairs of shoes. They even offer guests on their videos to take three shots on a hoop set up in the store, with $2,000 in store credit if the contestant can make two out of three shots. It’s innovative things like this that help make CoolKicks an even livelier storefront.

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MynaSwap is the newest endeavor from the CoolKicks team, and is one that could reshape the future of collectibles. Users on the platform can send assets they own like shoes, watches, or other collectibles, and CoolKicks will keep the items vaulted in a temperature controlled safe. A digital asset will then be made and sent to the user, who is still able to sell the asset with the digital collectible if they choose to do so. 

The startup for MynaSwap has raised $6 million in capital, and have just peaked the attention of some high profile investors. Numerous NFL superstars such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Kyler Murray. CoolKicks is clearly at the forefront of how blockchain technology can be utilized, and we can’t wait to see how MynaSwap comes to fruition.


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.



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. 


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.