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The world of sneakers is intense, addicting, and very competitive, but I think that's why people are so obsessed with it. Owning a pair (add in the most desirable pair of sneakers you can think of here) makes quite a statement to onlookers and is guaranteed to get you tons of compliments. You are something you wear with pride. The only way to get your hands on the latest and greatest is to keep track of your game. Today I brought in an expert to tell you exactly what to buy and when. Diane Abapo, Director of Content at GOAT shared the top 10 sneaker drops to know this year, including release dates, descriptive product details, and her personal attitude as to why she's excited for everyone.
If you sit there thinking that you already own too many pairs of trainers, think again because the range below is going to blow your mind. With designer collaborations coming up, limited edition colorways, and the pairs you know you will soon see all over the feet of fashion girls, marking your calendars for the 10 sneakers that lie ahead will overwhelm you in a good way.
Details: The classic leather tabi whiteout by Maison Margiela x Reebok offers a radically revised version of the retro silhouette as designed by the French luxury fashion house. The upper is made from premium nappa leather with the Maison's split-toe construction and the double Reebok and Margiela logos on the woven tongue tag. Margiela's signature hand-painted Bianchetto technique is used throughout the outside of the sneaker. The unevenly applied paint is designed to chip gradually over time and with wear and tear.
Details: The Ambush x Dunk High Cosmic Fuchsia was made in collaboration with the Tokyo-based fashion label and celebrates the 35th anniversary of the silhouette with exaggerated details. The high-tops have a leather upper in monochromatic pink, highlighted by an extra high leather tongue and a molded Nike Swoosh with a tail end that protrudes from the actual shoe. Double Nike and Ambush branding adorns the woven tongue label.
Details: The Nike womens Dunk Low Coast highlights the traditional two-tone color blocking on a leather upper that maintains the look of the original 1985 version. A crisp white base with perforated details on the toe box is contrasted by overlays in a bright blue finish. The Nike branding on the heel tab and woven tongue tag is depicted in an unexpected shade of yellow. The sneaker rides on a flat midsole, which is supported by a rubber outsole with a concentric circular profile.
Publication: February 2021
Details: Just in time for Valentine's Day, a romantic version of the legendary AF1 silhouette.
Publication: Spring 2021
Details: Casablanca will release the latest iteration of its 327 collaboration with New Balance with a pink logo and its infamous printed silk details.
Details: The Air Jordan 1 High OG Silver Toe for women is color-blocked and is reminiscent of the Air Jordan 1 Gold Toe from 2018. This pair discards the patent leather construction of the older shoe in favor of a standard leather upper with a clean white base with contrasting black Forefoot supports. A shiny metallic silver finish characterizes the toe box, the heel element and the collar flap, the latter with a Jordan Wings logo on the lateral side. Other brand elements include a black leather swoosh and a woven Nike label on the nylon tongue.
Details: The women's Air Jordan 4 Retro Starfish updates the classic silhouette with a unique physique inspired by an astronaut's spacesuit. Black metallic mesh covers the upper material, contrasted with Starfish-Orange underlays, which are characterized by the raw edge construction of the sneaker. Matt black characterizes the TPU wings and the heel tab, which are accentuated by a raised Jumpman in light gray. A second Jumpman adorns the woven label, which is sewn onto an exposed foam tongue. Under the feet, the rubber outsole is accentuated with additional starfish pops under the toes and heels.
Details: The Michael Lau x Puma RS-2K eggnog was inspired by the early stages of the Hong Kong artist's creative process and features scribbled lines throughout the upper of the sneaker made from a blend of cream mesh with tonal leather overlays and a suede molding. Contrasting splashes of color land on translucent TPU parts and mismatched pull tabs on the tongue, each with a handwritten "THX!" The elliptical message is joined by Michael Lau's signature, which is inscribed in a transparent TPU bubble on the rear heel.
Publication: TBD (2021)
Details: In this updated version of the classic oversized silhouette, this women's version references modern and abstract influences with its pink drop heel counter print.
Publication: TBD (2021)
Details: An updated version of the popular Balenciaga track sneaker, the Track Hike lace up the ankle for added support and utility in the great outdoors.