2017 has been a stellar year for the sneaker culture. A lot has happened in the industry, sneakerheads are delighted with the new styles and designs that have entirely revamped the industry in a great way. Giant sneaker companies such as the Air Jordan, Nike, Adidas and others have released a lot of new shoes into the market and we’re now flooded with choice. We can definitely say that we are spoilt when it comes to shopping sneakers. But which are the best sneakers of this year so far? We have done extensive research to come up with a list of best new sneakers. Below are selections of the new drops that you cannot miss this coming year.
Top New Sneakers for 2017 (So Far)
Comme Des Garcons x NikeLab Vapormax
A great runway-ready sneaker designed by Comme des Garcons in collaboration with Nike. It sports a sock-like fit with a branded tape along the forefoot. It comes with no laces to ensure convenience when putting them on. The shoe is designed with a mesh-like upper, making it a perfect sneaker for the summer. The icy outer sole gives it a very eye-catching appearance, and you’ll love how the inside feels like a pillow because of the soft padding. There are two new versions of this sneaker: ice blue and entirely black.
Adidas NMD_R1 “OG”
Adidas NMD_R1 “OG” was originally released at the end of 2016, but if you’re worried that this super trendy footwear is going to fade away, then fear not! This sneaker is here to stay. It was one of the most popular sneakers in 2016 and seems to continue trending this summer. To ensure the sneaker captures the market, Adidas brought back the OG colour selection and features a black upper, complimented with red and blue plugs in the midsole. The contrast created by the different colours brings out a sweet taste of high fashion. The sneaker has remained trendy so far, and it’s expected to do even better as the hot season approaches.
SneakersnStuff x Social Status x Adidas Consortium Superstar Boost
Superstar is a classic sneaker that has made a statement in the industry. It’s a classic shoe by Adidas in collaboration with other reputable designers. One thing that you will love about the sneaker is the simple yet classic design that it rocks. It has an average, thin, flat sole to ensure you are superbly comfortable when walking. The silhouette is lace-up style, thus you can easily adjust its tightness. The shoe will be a great purchase for this year.
Acronym x NikeLab Airforce 1 Downtown
This is another classic sneaker that has made a mark in the sneaker industry. Designed by Acronym, this is a perfect shoe to add to your closet this year. Made from high quality, soft leather; the silhouette is designed to provide absolute comfort to the user. It comes with a thick elastic rubber sole to ensure the feet are always comfortable while walking. They are lace-up style, and we love the boot resemblance it. The sneaker is available in a range of colours.
Adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 350 V2
Yeezy Boost is killing the game this year. The sneaker which most refer to as the “Zebra” style due to its white and black upper patterns, was received and reviewed positively by thousands of consumers. Although the shoe is only sold on the Adidas original store and online platforms, it has remained one of the top trending sneakers in the market in 2017. The fact that it’s only limited to the Adidas store has made it one of the most limited V2 releases. It is designed with a mesh-like fabric upper that makes it the perfect shoe for the summer.
Our Legacy x Vans Vault Pack
This collaborative capsule is a classic sneaker that you cannot miss this summer. It is a brand made by two renowned companies – Our Legacy and Vans, which, in combination, have produced some outstanding footwear. If you want to walk without feeling weariness or pain on the sole of your foot, this is the perfect sneaker to buy. Incredibly comfortable and it’s designed with laces to ensure you can fit them to your liking. It’s definitely a shoe to look for this summer. The sneaker is designed with different colours to really captivate the looker.
Supreme x Vans Sk8-Mid Pro
This is a collaborative sneaker between Supreme and Vans. It was released in March this year and has been received positively by the market thus far. The silhouette is made of high-quality leather and rocks a velvet leopard upper side with an embroidered logo on the heel. We love the quality of the thick, durable rubber sole. The shoe is also designed in lace-up style and comes in one colour pattern.
Adidas “Calabasas” Powerphase
This splendid sneaker was designed in 2016. This year, Adidas has rebranded it to produce the Adidas “Calabasas” Powerphase, which has made an amazing entry. The sneaker has the same aesthetic you’d find on a Reebok ‘80s Sportswear ad, but to make it unique and fit-for-the-times there are some gold calligraphy style printings done on the side. The sneaker is designed with perforations on the sides to allow for steady air circulation. It is mostly available in white and it can match with any clothes, so you don’t have to be selective when rocking your Calabasas.
Kaws x Air Jordan IV
Kaws x Air Jordan IV is an awesome sneaker that has made an excellent entry into the market. Originally, the shoes had plastic detailing, but this new release is totally different. The shoe is made entirely of premium grey suede making them look incredibly original and sleek. The contrast created by the outer sole makes these a really impressive statement. The shoe is lace-up, thus you can easily control tightness.
Haven x Adidas Consortium Ultra Boost Uncaged
Haven x Adidas Consortium Ultra Boost Uncaged was an instant hit amongst sneakerheads around the globe. The silhouette is largely inspired by summer weather and hot climates. The sneaker is designed with mesh holes, allowing for free circulation and keeping the inside cool. This is the kind of the shoe that you can wear the whole day and still have your feet feeling fresh. It’ll never be associated with odour or sweat. A really great sneaker for the summer.
Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo
As the name implies, this is a Supreme sneaker. You cannot afford to ignore this shoe this summer! It is designed with many tiny perforations to allow for air circulation and internal cooling. The sneaker is available in different colours such as red or gold, although black tends to be the most popular. The sneaker is finished with an iconic triple checkmark that makes it stand out as the perfect summer footwear.