With Sole DXB kicking off today, we’ve got sneakers on the brain – we’re basic that way. But with an overwhelming amount of styles to choose from, sifting the sneaker landscape to pick the perfect pair felt next-to-impossible, which is why we’ve settled on the 10 best instead.
Yoox’s collaboration with Italian brand Superga pays homage to the Asian style phenomenon called “couple twinning” – a.k.a. couples dressing like each other. Suit your better half up in a complementary pair from Superga x YOOX, which you can shop here.
Superga x Yoox Sneakers
Our editors can confirm from experience that these are the comfiest sneakers on the market right now – we’ve practically been living in them lately.
We can’t escape the FILA ‘Disruptor’ silhouette, and they’re a safe bet at a high-profile sneakerhead event like Sole DXB. Embrace the chunk.
Entirely vegan and in a never-before-seen colorway, this new Stella McCartney take on the iconic Adidas ‘Stan Smith’ sneakers has (finally) dropped. Can you say icon?
Stella Mccartney ‘Stella #Stansmith’ Sneakers
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Puma’s final collection with Sophia Webster can’t be tamed. Not only do these sneakers take a walk on the wild side, but they’ve also just dropped, adding to their fresh-out-of-the-box appeal.
Puma x Sophia Webster ‘Nova’ Sneakers
These environmentally friendly sneakers designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for Asics have hit the top of the must-have list for hypebeasts everywhere – and for good reason. You can only get them at the Asics Japan website, so get ready to be strategic if you want the coolest pair of sneakers ever.
Asics ‘Metaride AMU’ Sneakers
4D design is where 3D printing meets data-driven design innovation, according to Adidas. The Adidas ‘4D’ shoe comes from its incubator FUTURECRAFT and uses a midsole printed with “light and oxygen Carbon Digital Light Synthesis technology pioneered by Silicon Valley based company, Carbon“. This style responds to the movement patterns, weight, and gait of the wearer, which makes them the most cutting edge sneakers around.
Adidas ‘AlphaEdge 4D’ Sneakers
This retro-inspired sneaker is the talk of sneakerhead forums because of its eye-catching colorway and double-swoosh insignia. Who knew shoes could have so much personality?
Nike x Sacai ‘LDC Waffle’ Sneakers
Before you think we’re being mean-spirited, we’ll state up front that “ugly” is in – and in the eye of the beholder. In fact, ugly sneakers have been making a huge splash in the fashion world, and these are ugly in the most adorable way possible.
Chloé ‘Sonnie’ Sneakers
We think Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss is one of the coolest designers in the entire fashion industry, so you’d better believe we’re here for his collaboration with Reebok as its new Creative Director of Reebok Studies. Not only do these sneakers combine retroism and futurism in an effortless way, but they’re also stylish enough for both Sole DXB and Paris Fashion Week. Win-win.
Reebok + Pyer Moss Sneakers