Raffles, friends and family, and player exclusives — all of that before a mere mention of the many fire general releases out there. The sneaker sphere can be a tricky place to navigate, but we’re here to help. Beholde, the best of the best of what you can actually buy on the open market, right now.
This week — one of ASICS’ more unique collabs of recent times makes the cut alongside a very bold Raf runner, a standout adidas, and more.
The cream of the sneaker crop awaits you.
Shop the best sneaker releases on the market below.
adidas Sahale X
I’ll be honest, not that many new adidas sneakers excite me at the moment. But the ones that do are usually members of its hike or outdoor lines. Case in point: the Sahale. It’s also available in a tan colorway, but the blue with vivid orange detail is the best.
ASICS x Vivienne Westwood GEL-Kayano 26
Vivienne Westwood x ASICS
This netted grail dropped last month, and, for some strange reason, it’s still available at many stores. I highly doubt that’ll be the case for long.
Acne Studios Bolzter
The Bolzter has been around for more than a year now, but fire new colorways like this one mean the silhouette still has our attention. Here, the gnarly little hiker gets all dressed up for fall, in brown, purple, and grey shades.
Mihara Yasuhiro OG Sole
A lot of our editors have been coming down with a case of TSS — Tech Sneaker Syndrome — but Mihara Yasuhiro is one of the doctors providing an antidote. The Japanese shoe designer takes the classic, casual low top silhouette and warps it with a wavy midsole.
Raf Simons Antei
How do you make Raf’s Antei runner even louder than it already is? You wrap in bright purple suede, that’s how.
We’re book-ending the list with another ASICS shoe. The Novablast silhouette got some well-deserved attention via the collab capsule with London’s Affix, which comprised the dreamy, and dessert-like, brown and beige colorway. That happens to be sold out pretty much everywhere now, but this strange-but-sick blue option is the next best thing.
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