Fashion

6 New Sneaker Releases To Shop In October 2021

By Sammy Preston
20th Oct 2021

The New Balance x Salehe Bembury 547 YURT

Another month, another round of fresh new kicks to add to your wishlist. The classic trail runner is having a moment in the sun this month, probably inspired by the last 18 months spent in and out of lockdown and our fresh need to rediscover life in the great outdoors. It's also an evolution on the dad sneaker trend that kicked off a few years back and is not at all disconnected from the wave of Y2K style washing over the world of fashion right now. 

Elsewhere, Kim Jones' luxe new running shoe for Dior is giving 90s Parisian rave vibes, and Keith Haring's iconic three-eyed monster is making an appearance on a pair of Reebok Club C Legacy sneakers. 

Ready? Here are six of the best new sneakers dropping in October 2021. 

Editor's Pick: New Balance X Salehe Bembury 574 YURT

Release Date: Friday 22 October
Shop: New Balance and SUBTYPE

Feeding our need for more dad-worthy sneakers, New Balance has partnered up with Salehe Bembury—the most in-demand sneaker designer in the world right now. It's the brand's second collab with Bembury, and this time it's a fresh spin on the 574, an 80s trail running shoe with plenty of personality. A yurt might not be your go-to for sneaker inspiration, but these kicks pair earthy tones with a built-in whistle, and look, it doesn't get much more outdoorsy than that. Shop here or here

Converse X UNDEFEATED Half Chuck 70

Release Date: Thursday 21 October
Shop: Converse and SUBTYPE

The often underrated mid-cut sneaker silhouette really hits the flattering sweet spot between the ankle-hugging low-top and the sock-like high-top. West Coast-based UNDEFEATED have taken on the Half Chuck 70 with this serene tiger stripe camo print. The hints of bright ocean blue tie it all together, on the outsole and on the mil-spec printed label. Perfect. Shop here or here.  

Dior B30

Release Date: Thursday 14 October
Shop: Dior

It's not every day Dior drops a new sneaker—and it's been a minute since we've had something fun from the high-stakes world of luxury fashion. The B30 is the latest from Kim Jones' arsenal, inspired by the world of running. The mod-style "CD" lettering is reflective giving it a subtle 90s rave aesthetic and, while it comes in five different colourways, we love this on-trend citrus green. Shop here

Reebok X Keith Haring Club C Legacy

Release Date: Friday 22 October
Shop: Reebok and Hype DC

Keith Haring's iconic three-eyed monster has popped up on these Reebok Club C Legacy for a cute collab that's equal parts art history and 80s street style vibes. The Club C is just one of five silhouettes released in the Reebok x Keith Haring collab—but it's definitely our fave. Shop here and here

New Balance X JJJJound 990v4 Navy

Release Date: Thursday 21 October, 10am
Shop: New Balance

New Balance strikes again with another juicy collab. This time, with digital-mood-board-turned in-demand-design-studio JJJJound and a fresh take on the 990v4 running sneaker. The result is a textural beauty in deep shades of blue and purple—colours we don't typically see tearing up the sneaker-verse. Shop here

All Birds Trail Runner SWT

Release Date: Friday 15 October
Shop: All Birds

Another entry on this list specifically catered to exploring the great outdoors is All Birds' all-new trail runner. The eco-friendly sneaker brand put thousands of hours into testing its rugged all-terrain shoe, perfecting the traction, protection, and stability. If hiking is on the agenda this summer, you'll want to suss this one out. Shop here

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Image credit: New Balance, New Balance, Converse, Dior, Reebok, New Balance, All Birds

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