Spring is in, and with it comes a sleek edit of new kicks to update your warm-weather wardrobe.
This month, get ready to make a major statement in some of the boldest, brightest, and most ethereal kicks we've seen in a while. Let your imagination run wild and channel the sort of fanciful fashion vibes of Beyonce's Black Is King or Gaga's 911—the time for quiet style has passed. Slime green? Check. Arty and eccentric? Yes. Fur? Absolutely.
Here are seven sneakers dropping this month that we think will look pretty good (and kind of outrageous) in your collection.
Editor's Pick: PUMA X Kid Super Style Rider Sneakers
Release Date: October 9
If you're not yet familiar with the wonderful, wacky world of KidSuper—please take a minute to watch the Brooklyn-based streetwear label's Paris Fashion Week debut, Everything Is Fake Until It's Real. KidSuper's highly-anticipated PUMA collab is all art-meets-football, inspired by designer Colm Dillane's past as a soccer player. The drop also featured a seven-part animated series called SCRAM, which starred Usain Bolt, Héctor Bellerín, Jessie Reyez, Meechy Darko, Lolo Zouai, West Side Gun, and Lil Tecca. You can watch it here. And shop the sneakers right here.
Vans X MoMA Old School Twist Salvador Dali
Release Date: September 30
Yes, our beloved Museum of Old and New Art has dropped a sneaker collab with Vans. It's kind of bittersweet for right now, seeing as a trip to Tassie is almost impossible, but until those borders open up again, we can at least channel all the quirky vibes of MoMA with our shoes. In the drop is Kandinsky, Monet, Munch, JPollock, Lybov Popova, and Faith Ringgold—but our hands-down fave is absolutely the Dali, with its moustache detail squiggled around the sole of the shoe. Shop 'em here.
Nike X Off-White Rubber Dunk
Release Date: October 1
Shop: Try StockX
Boom. This is the first time Virgil Abloh has lent his creative genius to the Dunk. The upper is inspired by 90s and early 2000s technical runners, which is an interesting switch up for what's ultimately skate shoe. “The shoe is about incorporating past ideas in a new era—designing with purpose and cultural relevance to come up with something new,” Abloh said in a statement on the release. These sold out pretty quick, but you might be able to nab a pair here.
ASICS x Vivienne Westwood GEL-Kayano 26
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 28
ASICS and Vivienne Westwood might be the most unlikely of fashion pairings, but that's typically what makes a great collab. The shoe is inspired by Westwood's "sack shoes", which were featured in her third Buffalo/Nostalgia of Mud/the Worlds End collection in 1982. We love the netted veil—it's the perfect hint of Westwood-style punk. These dropped late last month, but there are still sizes available to shop. Get 'em here.
Nike Air Max Plus X Supreme Mean Green
Release Date: October 22
If you're ready to embrace slime green as the colour of the season, clearly you need to add this Air Max Plus drop to your sneaker collection. Our favourite part has to be the Supreme logo in blue and red flames across the side panels. Another fun fact? At $250 a pop, it may be one of the (slightly) more affordable Supreme collectables. Shop here.
adidas X SANKUANZ Rivalry Promodel
Release Date: October 10
Shop: Subtype Store
Xiamen-based brand SANKUANZ has been back in the design room with adidas, this time for a "streetball" inspired collection, which is basically a mash-up of fancy streetwear, with a basketball aesthetic. The Rivalry Promodel is slick—we love the Superstar-like Three Stripes in shiny silver. Gives off a very stylish moon boot vibe. Shop them here.
adidas Rivalry Hi Star Wars "Chewbacca"
Release Date: October 22
Shop: Subtype Store
Possibly the most outrageous sneaker in this list—and definitely the hairiest—say hey to the Star Wars x adidas Wookie shoe. Why, you ask? To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, duh. As well as pops of fur, you'll find Chewbacca's utility belt slung over the laces and a set of interchangeable dubraes—the Star Wars logo, the Millennium Falcon, or “Chewbacca”. Halloween costume sorted. Shop them here.
Too outrageous for you? Keep it fresh and clean in this season's best white sneakers.
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