Sneakerheads are bombarded with news of upcoming releases on a daily basis. To save you some time from searching each and every site and leak account, we've taken it upon ourselves to sift through the onslaught and bring you a few noteworthy kicks that have captured our attention.
Today, Saucony debuted a new four-sneaker collection inspired by the zodiac. Each "Astrotrail" pair explores one of the universe's core elements and features a birthstone-colored zodiac symbol as its main design detail.
For more trail-ready footwear, you can check out the long-awaited update to adidas Terrex's Swift line. The mountain-ready Swift R3 is currently being offered with weatherproof GORE-TEX lining to improve all your outdoor adventures.
In other sneaker news, Nike has brought back two OG colorways of the split-toe Air Rift, while Vans and Jimmy Gorecki are prepping the release of their second collaboration. And last but not least, Karhu is gearing up for a special launch that includes a complimentary gift.
Read on to get the latest info about the Saucony "Astrotrail" Pack and more.
Saucony "Astrotrail" Pack
Release Date: May 15
Where to Buy: Saucony
Editor’s Notes: Saucony's zodiac-inspired "Astrotrail" pack is made up of four core sneakers, each of which points to one of the core elements of the universe: Earth, air, fire, and water. In uniting the great outdoors and the wonders of astrology, the Peregrine 11 “Earth,” Shadow 5000 “Air,” Grid Azura 2000 “Fire,” and Mad River 2 TR “Water” all incorporate signature trail aesthetics and a birthstone-colored zodiac symbol on the tongue. The sneakers boast earth-toned uppers with bright pops of color, speckled midsoles, and bungee speed lacing.
Nike Air Rift Breathe
Release Date: Available now
Editor’s Notes: Nike's distinctive Air Rift sneaker is back in two original colorways just in time for the warm weather season. The silhouette, which debuted in 1996, boasts a Tabi toe design inspired by the fault line in Africa’s Great Rift Valley. An ideal sneaker for the summer months, the Air Rift features a breathable open mesh upper and adjustable Velcro straps to keep your feet locked in place.
Jimmy Gorecki x Vault by Vans Chukka 79 VLT LX "Roses Grown in Granite"
Release Date: May 12
Where to Buy: Jimmy Sweatpants
Editor’s Notes: Jimmy Gorecki of JSP (Jimmy Sweatpants) will soon be releasing his second collaboration with Vans. The project finds the skater and entrepreneur once again working on his favorite Vans silhouette, the Chukka Boot, which is presented in a striking pink colorway. The co-branded sneaker draws immediate attention with its pink suede upper, while a checkerboard midsole serves as the perfect complement below. Custom branding hits of “JSP,” “215,” and “LOVE” appear along the midsole in a Philly hand style by Joe Lees.
adidas Terrex Swift R3 GORE-TEX
Release Date: Available now
Where to Buy: adidas
Editor’s Notes: adidas has given its Swift line a much-welcomed update after being a mainstay in the Terrex division for 10 years. Now available in new men's and women's colorways, we see the Swift R3 outfitted with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX liner and a Continental Rubber outsole. The outdoor-specific sneaker is designed to handle virtually any terrain, as adidas has dubbed it the "multitool of trail shoes."
Karhu "All-Around" Pack
Release Date: May 8
Where to Buy: Karhu.com, Karhu Helsinki, the Karhu pop-up store Verona, and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: For the second iteration of the "All-Around" pack, Karhu looks to the abstract and colorful designs of the Memphis Art Movement for inspiration. Named after the decathlon — an athletic event consisting of 10 track and field disciplines — the collection is comprised of some of the brand's most well-known LEGEND shoes. As an added bonus, the sneakers come with an even better gift, as each pair purchased from the "All-Around" pack is accompanied by an amphora filled with extra virgin olive oil made in collaboration with olive oil producer Di Molfetta Frantoiani.
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