Kicking Off The New Year: Last Week's 10 Hottest Sneaker Drops
Time to bid farewell to your slippers.
Don't know about you, but we're only just resurfacing from the boozy-foody haze of the holidays (what day even is it?), meaning we've been shamefully off-guard with our sneaker game. But while we've all been nursing our food babies, making half-hearted New Year's resolutions and utterly failing at Dry January, turns out the sneaker world is just as frenetic as ever. The past week has seen plenty of tasty new releases to wean us off our slipper dependency and get us back up to speed. Kick off the New Year in style with these ten fresh drops.
Nike SF-AF1 “Vintage Wine”
With enough booziness to match your festive exploits, Nike's hyped high-top Air Force 1 sees yet another wine colorway. In contrast to the patent “Port Wine” pack, the new “Vintage Wine” is top-to-toe textured in a pink-red partial suede soft upper with a utility-style double ankle strap. The perfect feminist flex, “The Force is Female” branding adorns the top strap and elongated heel tab.
Shop it here for $180
Alexander McQueen Oversized Runner
Love 'em or hate 'em, chunky sneaks ain't gonna die anytime soon. Arguably much less ugly than many of the daddy chunkers out there right now, Alexander McQueen's sleek white premium leather shoe has all the style trademarks of the classic sports sneaker with a flatform rubber sole. The design is accented by a contrasting black suede heel and a embossed logos at the heel and tongue.
Shop it here for $590.
FILA Disruptor EVO Sockfit
Another hot trend continuing into spring 2018 is the sock-sneaker hybrid, and this FILA take is the most original we've seen in a while. Instead of going for a complete sock silhouette, FILA uses its fierce Disruptor 2 as the base, extending a short tube sock to envelope the ankle in heritage sportswear chic – perfect for when all your sports socks have been swallowed by the washing machine. The Disruptor EVO Sockfit comes in an all-white with red and navy branding and a black with a contrasting white midsole and white branding.
Shop it now at FILA Korea.
Air Max “Lux” Pack
Nike has released blue-gray leather and velour iterations of both the Air Max 97 Ultra LX and Air Max Plus LX, bundled into the dreamy “Lux” pack. Looking like the prettiest of winter frosts, they're a subtle yet eye-catching choice for your winter collection. Each shoe is also outfitted with 360-degree visible Air-Sole units to match the tonal forms.
Yep, the rumors were indeed true; Balenciaga has dropped its buzzed-out Triple-S in a flashy new spring colorway. The chunky dad sneaker is updated in a poppy red, yellow, gray, cream and white iteration, complete with speckled laces and embroidered branding. If you snoozed on the release, you're gonna have to wait to get your hands on the $767 shoe, since it's currently sold out at Matches Fashion (with the larger sizes marked “coming soon”) and Sneakerboy. Keep your eyes peeled for potential restocks.
Shop it here for $850
Reebok x Publish Brand Classic Leather
Reebok collaborates with retailer Publish Brand on a brand-new iteration of the Reebok Classic Leather sneaker. The layered-up leather '80s silhouette is updated in a clean white, contrasted with a dual-tone pink and red sole and a navy heel. The Publish Brand slogan is stamped onto the mudguard for a hint of futuristic appeal.
Shop it here for $120
Nike Air VaporMax “Plum Fog”
Sorry, but how awesome is the name of this colorway? Like many of your favorite kicks, Nike's hyped sock running sneaker, the Air VaporMax, gets made-over in 2018's color of the year. This “Plum Fog” iteration is a dreamy take on the trend with a tonal design from the laced Flyknit upper to the clear Air Max sole.
Shop it here for $190
Reebok Club C 85 NBK “Chalk Pink”
Much like dad shoes and sock-sneakers, millennial pink isn't ready to leave us just yet. 2017's color of the year is still looking peachy at the start of the New Year, and this “Chalk Pink” take on the classic Reebok Club C 85 is fittingly fuzzy in a soft nubuck leather upper.
Shop it here for $108
adidas UltraBOOST 4.0 “Triple White”
Starting 2018 on a clean slate, this minimalist iteration of adidas' UltraBOOST 4.0 will see you through those breezy spring days like a boss with its sleek profile and breathable sock-like fabrication. It's the polar opposite of the rainbow “Multi-Color” colorway rumored to release sometime this year.
Shop it here for $180
Acne Studios Manhattan Fab Denim “Blue”
Extending your multiple denim potential, Scandi style pros Acne Studios come through with a new Manhattan sneaker, swapping out the leather upper for the '90s material of choice. Raw blue denim panels envelope the upper, complemented by leather and mesh on the midfoot and tongue and contrasted by the chunky white midsole-du-jour.
Shop it here for $480
Nike Grandstand II in “Particle Rose” and “White/Navy”
Following on from the likes of the Air Force 1 Roc-A-Fella, the latest vintage sneaker to be resurrected is Nike's Grandstand II – 25 years after its original release. Kicking off 2018 with two new colorways, “Particle Rose” comes in a subtle allover pink with a white midsole and “White/Navy” features a white upper, navy and pink branding and a cream midsole. Serious '90s vibes.
In other news, Skechers Korea collaborates with One Piece for a new line of anime sneakers.