Everybody knows that sneakers are not just sportswear. With street fashion in the spotlight in the last years, sneakers have become a necessity. But sneakers are not just style. They are so much more; they are memories; they are this pair that you simply can’t throw away even though it’s totally worn out and ruined; sneakers are the pairs of shoes that cause your closet to overflow and don’t fit anymore. All shoes are shoes, and you might not want to waste your entire fortune on shoes, but sneakers are different, and you really have a soft spot for them, so you might have a dozen, but you still need more. At least that’s how I feel, I’m sneaker obsessed, and perhaps you are just like me.
These are 7 of the coolest sneakers you can find in the market these days.
When Reebok released its new high-tech sneakers in 1989, manufactured in South Korea, they knew their design would be a milestone in sneaker history. Reebok Pump has been one of the most iconic and revolutionary sneakers of all time. These sneakers are still high in demand due to their characteristic 90s looks and supercool compact and daring style. They have been one of the top-selling Reebok sneakers for over 30 years now and have a long history of collaborations with various designers, such as Sneaker Politics, INVINCIBLE, 24 Kilates and Major.
Forum 84 High
Adidas became legendary and shaped street culture from the 80s until now, with its Forum 84 High series. These stylish characteristic 80s vintage design sneakers with the cool ankle strap are snugly and super comfortable to wear. The Forum 84 High sneakers exist in various colors and designs, such as blue or pink, but also in a rare all-white version, which is extremely popular with those who prefer a more classy athletic look.
Fila Ray Tracer
Fila made a strong comeback with the Fila Ray sneakers, which were released in the 21st Century. These new and chunky but lightweight sneakers appear to be trending strongly in today’s youth culture. Worn by and in collaboration with famous K-pop band BTS, the Fila Ray Tracer sneakers spread fast through street style enthusiasts worldwide. Available in endless color variations, their unisex looks are what makes them particularly popular today.
Puma RS-X Reinvention
Puma’s recently released Puma RS-X Reinvention, a high-tech sneaker design, is inspired straight up from their 80s versions. The bulky Puma sneakers are characteristic for their strong mix of pop colors and their exaggerated midsole, which catches the eye of anybody. It’s of no surprise that the bold OG-inspired Puma RS-X Reinvention is quickly winning popularity in sportswear since it’s one of the first sneakers to tie futuristic and retro looks.
Nike Jordan MA2
The Nike Jordan MA2 are definitely one of the most classic shoes in the sneakers category you will find. The combination of the retro and DIY look they went for is quite eye-catching. Unlike most popular sneakers, the Nike Jordan MA2’s bodies are brand free, with the Nike logo apparent only on the tongue of the shoe, while the Air Jordan logo displays underneath the see-through sole, which makes these sneakers’ design quite unique. On top of that, endless tone variations of the Nike Jordan MA2 have been released so far, allowing everyone to choose the color combo that suits them best.
Balenciaga Triple S
Balenciaga made a huge comeback to bulky sneakers with their release of the Triple S shoes. Their unisex, futuristic and eccentric design combined with their extremely bulky sole has drawn a lot of attention. And it’s the Balenciaga Triple S that elevates color in sneakers to a whole new level, since they literally start from classic black and white designs, reaching over to all the colors of the rainbow, ranging from yellow to baby blue or multiple shades of pink. Although Balenciaga is a luxury brand, the Balenciaga Triple S sneakers seem unstoppable in winning over the streets and definitely appear to be dominating today’s street fashion.
Just Don Basketball Courtside HI
Just Don Basketball Courtside HI are the new on-trend sneakers released by Just Don, a fairly new brand created by streetwear designer Don C. As weird as it might seem, the inspiration for these sneakers lies in the combination of sportswear and luxury cars. Just Don Basketball Courtside HI are pairing a 90s vibe with classic Italian design and Michael Jordan’s famous Ferrari Testarossa 512TR, with the Ferrari details being apparent in its heel design and the stitching patterns.
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