Nike’s trendsetting ACG lineup just added the Air Zoom AO, a versatile & amphibious active-outdoor shoe designed for nature walks, summit pushes, and everything in between. It features a one-piece booty-style upper inspired by the VNM football shoe. Quick-pull lacing, a water-draining outsole, and ZoomAir cushion make it a solid choice for all your summer adventures. Available July 9.
The latest Zoom Air-equipped runner from Nike’s Jordan brand is called the Renegade. With a look that mirrors the Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%, this new shoe features a translucent TPE upper, 2 red Zoom Air pucks under the EVA midsole, and debuts in a red/black/white color scheme called “Infrared 23.” Available soon via Nike.com
The swoosh is giving off-road runners something to be hyped about as summer amps up. The all-new Pegasus Trail 2 adds a fresh silhouette to Nike’s trail running lineup, joining the Terra Kiger, Wildhorse 6, and its predecessor the Pegasus 36 Trail, this lean, well-cushioned runner looks tough and quick. It features a React foam midsole with Zoom Air in the forefoot for rebound.
Upstart footwear brand York Athletic just dropped a fresh variant of its popular Henry trainer. The Henry Sweatshirt features an upper of sweatshirt jersey material, a breathable and durable custom-engineered knit that offers functional 2-way stretch. A custom PU foam sock liner provides cushioning and moisture wicking and its lightweight EVA midsole is finished with a gum rubber outsole.
A throwback Jordan drop is always welcome and Nike’s latest Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Game Royal” does not disappoint. The contrasting and deftly balanced black-white-royal blue colorway is a clean variation on a certified classic. It features retro branding details and retains all the features that have made it one of the most iconic Nike designs of all time. Available May 9
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The iconic Nike Air Pegasus is running strong into middle age. Nike has again updated their long-running runner in a fresh iteration, the Air Pegasus 37. The insole got upgraded to React foam for the first-time ever and padding comes from a double-thickness Zoom puck in the forefoot, making it lighter and more reactive than the outgoing model. Available April 30.
Nike shocked sneakerheads around the world with this unexpected drop. Scheduled for its debut on 03/26, AirMax Day 2020, the release of the Adapt Auto Max marks the first auto-lacing Air Max made for the masses. It features programmable flashing lights as well as lacing you can control from your Apple Watch or iPhone, similar to its other auto-lacing models, but evolved & improved. The orange & grey “Motherboard” colorway is the first to be unveiled.
Drafting off the steady stream of re-imagined classics from its parent company Nike, Converse is jumping feet-first into the wild kicks mix with the release of the CX collection. These new CX versions of the iconic All-Star & Chuck Taylor are designed around the brand’s 3F’s: form, fit, and function. They feature fresh materials, cushioning, and technologies that push these classic silhouettes into fresh territory.
For the creation of its latest casual collection, L.A.-based footwear brand Clae teamed up with Seaquel, an organization dedicated to upcycling marine plastics into premium products. Utilizing these sustainable materials across their entire product lineup, Clae is offering a recycled variant of nearly all its styles. Who doesn’t want to sea that?
With the release of the UltraRange EXO, Vans adds yet another lightweight & comfort-focused shoe to its all-terrain footwear lineup. It’s got an UltraCush tongue featuring breathability ports for superior airflow and the co-molded UltraCush Lite midsole delivers cushy comfort with no extra weight. A full rubber-wrapped reverse waffle lug outsole ensures solid traction in all environments. Available now in 13 eye-catching colors.
Finally, a pair of sneakers that will actually make you jump higher & run faster, and you won’t get kicked out of the Olympics. Great news all the way around for Nike’s Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%; the shoe developed to help Kipchoge break the 2-hour marathon threshold. The controversial shoe’s combination of full-length carbon fiber plate, ZoomX cushioning, & Zoom Air Pods enable runners of all abilities to achieve new levels of speed and endurance. Nike is also launching 2 additional variants of the shoe: the training focused Tempo NEXT%, and Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% FlyEase. Due out summer 2020.
Developed to prevent and reduce injury for the runners who wear them, Nike’s React Infinity Run wants you to keep your pace for years to come. The design features an ergonomic rocker sole with 9mm of drop, a wide & cushy React foam midsole, and an outsole engineered for max stride efficiency.
If you’ve ever looked at those pictures of athletes and sports teams from the 1800s and wondered “What are those?” They’re basically these. Mimicking the design of a vintage football boot, Hardgraft’s Old School High Top Sneakers are a boot-like casual shoe made in Italy and constructed of soft, supple calf skin and feature a rugged rubber soul with teeth for grip. Just like the ones they wore way back when.
Nike is breathing fresh life into the iconic design of the AirMax 97, recreating the classic silhouette as a golf shoe. Fidelity to the original design is flawless. The one variation, a rugged outsole optimized for exceptional traction out on the links.
Designed for intense, dynamic workouts, like HIIT and Crossfit, Nike’s all-new SuperRep and leaner SuperRepGo shoes feature a pair of visible Air Zoom pods in the forefoot for impact absorption and stability. An articulated break in the outsole, called the Burpee Break, creates the perfect launch pad for jumping and off-the-toes motion. The SuperRep GO is a lighter-weight variant for mellower at-home workouts and Nike will also offer a SuperRep cycle shoe for all you spin fanatics. The SuperRep drops worldwide 01/02/20.
Adidas’ forthcoming UltraBoost 20 runner was perfected in partnership with the International Space Station’s U.S. National Lab, allowing the shoe to be tested & proven in space. It features a full Boost midsole (duh) as well as a Primeknit upper, and Continental outsole. Available December 6 in three spaced-out colorways.
Nike’s forward-looking ISPA footwear collection, which stands for Improvise, Scavenge, Protect, & Adapt adds a new futuristic model with the release of the Nike ISPA Joyride. ISPA pulls ideas from across design, fashion, and materials science to create the new & the next. This shoe sits atop a 3-pod Joyride outsole & features a loose upper design designed to be easy-in & easy-out & then folds over for use & straps down for stability.
Vans’ latest all-weather MTE series shoe is the Static CC. Merging the Vans Sk8-Hi silhouette with the features of a classic hiker, it has a weather-treated suede & 360 tech mesh upper, boot-style D-ring eyelets, a padded hi-top collar and an aggressive outsole. Currently available in 3 seasonal colorways.
Integrating a waterproof & breathable Gore-Tex membrane into the Air Pegasus 36 Trail gives Nike’s popular runner a lightweight winter coat that will keep out rain & snow. At the same time, Gore-Tex allows sweat to be transported away from your feet to keep you dry & comfortable as the days get colder. Double Air zoom cushioning insures comfort for many miles. Available 10/10.
The Condor runner from upstart French footwear brand Veja contains so little plastic compared to standard construction, that they call it a “post-petroleum” shoe. Minimizing the use of petro-based compounds like TPU, EVA, and PET makes this a cleaner, greener choice. The Condor is made of 53% recycled & bio-based materials, and 47% virgin plastic and rubber.