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What does the future hold for sneaker design? If recent releases from Gucci, New Balance, and Balenciaga are anything to go by, we’d hazard a guess at variations on the current chunky sole trend.

As we wait for those brands and other big hitters to drop their next pieces, feast your eyes on these futuristic offerings from Prada, Swear and Golden Goose. Looking to lead the next footwear wave, each silhouette, while certainly chunky, also fuses elements of robotics and engineering with different approaches to color and detailing.

Half of our selection abandons lace fastening in favor of sock knit or bold straps, with clear soles clearly a popular design choice. Varying between high- and low-tops, colorways, and fabrics, these statement silhouettes are playful, bold, and, most importantly, looking forward to the future.

Check out the list below and follow the links to buy.

Cloudbust Sneakers

Prada

$690
Buy at Barneys NY

Cloudbust Sneakers

Prada

$690
Buy at Barneys NY

Air 3

Swear

$520
Buy at Farfetch

Sneakers

UGLYWORLDWIDE x SWEAR

$520
Buy at Farfetch

Air 2

Swear

$585
Buy at Farfetch

Skate Dip Superstar

Golden Goose

$339
Buy at ssense

V-Star Dip Sneakers

Golden Goose

$323
Buy at ssense

High 3.0 Sneakers

Off-White™

$780
Buy at Farfetch

Cleated Creepers

Puma x Fenty

$181
Buy at Farfetch

Low Top Sneakers

Maison Margiela

$750
Buy at Farfetch

Any of these catch your eye? Drop us a line in the comments.

Elsewhere in the sneaker world, here’s how you can cop adidas’ new Golf Ultraboost.

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Words by Candice Nembhard
Staff Writer

A Berlin-based gal from Brum.

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