From the ground up

For our latest Highsnobiety sneaker shopping entry, What Drops Now chief Nigel Minani shares 10 of his favorite sneakers.

A walking encyclopedia of footwear knowledge, Nige’s seal of approval is as good as any. Models this week include adidas Consortium x Norse Projects’ next-level Terrex Agravic and Highsnobiety’s very own sandal designed in tandem with Suicoke and monkey time.

Peep the choices below, and head over to What Drops Now for further browsing.


“Trail running sneakers are the origin of the chunky sneaker trend. These collaborative joints from adidas and Norse is as sleek as it gets. Something for the older heads out there.”

“Nike’s been really pushing the AM97, so a murdered out version was only a matter of time. The lightweight Ultra version usually bothers me, but Nike killed it here.”

“Everything Nike Woven is a must cop to me — especially when it comes to the multicolored versions.”

“This is a solid New Balance colorway on a solid New Balance model. It mixes suede with few colored details, and rounds off the look with the most beautiful of all outsoles — the gum sole. Just look at it!”

“I’ve already mentioned a few times that I’m not a sandals guy. But when I am, I’m a Suicoke guy. Highsnobiety dropping this in a German-army inspired colorway was an honor.”

“Nike SB stays lowkey lit (if you want to say it in a more contemporary language). I think the Blazer was one of my first sneakers, so this model brings up a little nostalgia in me. Anyway, the not so often used rubber toecap and the bright orange colorway is what gets me here.”

“This looks like one of the best custom Chuck’s ever made, but it’s actually something Converse and Mara Hoffmann cooked up. Embroidered graphics are still en vogue and they don’t come much wilder than this.”

“90’s basketball vibes, the asymmetric lacing with zip fastening, a chunky rubber sole – this might be the most on trend sneaker out there right now.”

“This new version of Margiela’s Replica sneaker is as Margiela as it gets. It comes with a pen and is made to scribble on it — that should be fun!”

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