There is something for everyone in this sneaker round up — you name it, they’ve got it! Whether you are looking for chunky silhouettes, minimalist designs, vibrant hues, or embellished crystal shoes (gasp), this list of sneaker releases and collaborations have it all. The new year is an excuse to get some new kicks, so take your pick!
Nike x AMBUSH Collection
2018 has been a year chock-full of iconic collaborations from Nike, and it’s not over yet! The highly anticipated collaboration between Nike and AMBUSH is finally here, and Yoon Ahn never disappoints. Jewellery designer and one half of the brand AMBUSH, she started this collection with a goal in mind to offer comfort and functionality with style in every piece of clothing. Yoon presents a retooled version of the Air Max 180 with an upgrade inspired by another Nike classic, the Air Zoom Flight.
The sneaker has been taken to a bold new direction featuring a high-top shroud and cut, bold black zipper and red co-branded footbed. The AMBUSH x Nike Air Max 180 is available in black and mint iterations.
The Nike x AMBUSH collection is available at Dover Street Market and Nike.com
PUMA x Swarovski
If wearing crystals around your neck and wrist isn’t enough to satisfy your need for sparkling things, this PUMA collection will make sure you’re walking in them!
PUMA celebrates its 50th anniversary by giving its iconic Suede silhouette a crystal upgrade. The colour scheme is kept simple — classic black suede with its silver branding stripe covered in Swarovski crystals. What we love most about this limited-edition sneaker is that it has just the right amount of bling. Who said you can’t look elegantly street?
The PUMA Suede x Swarovski is available online at puma.com and in stores at Limited Edt. and On Pedder only.
PUMA Cell Venom
As we all know, athletic yet chunky silhouettes are returning to the forefront of fashion, and the PUMA Cell Venom is back in its OG glory to celebrate its 20 years of history and heritage! The archive runner is updated with a breathable mesh upper with suede and leather overlays.
The sneaker is available in ‘White/Surf The Web Blue’ and Fuchsia Purple colourway.
The CELL Venom is available at AW Lab, Leftfoot, Limited Edt. and Robinson and Company.
PUMA x En Noir
En Noir brings a dark makeover to PUMA’s Suede shoes, and we are not complaining. The collaboration features a monochromatic version of the Suede 50 model, synonymous with En Noir’s signature all-black style. The mid-cut Suede boot features an intricate spiderweb design on the heel, inspired by Rob Garcia’s tattoos, brainchild of En Noir.
The limited-edition PUMA Suede 50 x En Noir sneaker is available at puma.com and Limited Edt. stores.
PUMA x Hot Wheels
From toy cars to television shows, Hot Wheels doesn’t stop there, and they have now landed on your feet, in a collaboration with PUMA! The sporty, dynamic aesthetic of Hot Wheels toy cars breathes new life into the reimagined PUMA RS-X silhouette, while the collection features vibrant colours in three colour ways. The collection features vibrant colours in three colour ways. If you’re looking for a splash of colour to add to your wardrobe, these sneakers will be just for you!
The PUMA X Hot Wheels Collection ranges from SGD$60 to SGD$195. The collection will be available at PUMA Select MBs, Leftfoot and Limited Edt.
New Balance 801 Trail
Whether you’re a sneakerhead or in search of a good shoe for your outdoor excursions, this shoe has both function and aesthetic appeal. New Balance brings back their classic 801 Trail from 1998, and this sneaker needs no upgrade in its style. The shoe features its original colour way in light grey, complete with black panelling around the heel and toe box, and yellow pops of colour on the tongue, laces and outsole. These bold kicks feature superior cushioning, a ground-gripping rubber outsole and textile water-resistant upper. This is a shoe you know you can count on for your hikes!
New Balance 801 Trail is now available at all New Balance Experience Stores island-wide.
New Balance 574 Decades Pack
We have all seen New Balance’s original 574 sneaker, and this is a modern interpretation of their most iconic shoe! Titled the ‘Decades Pack’, the New Balance 574 is featured in a minimalist profile with geometric accents in 4 colour ways. The Fresh Foam midsole cushioning provides intra-plush support for added comfort. What’s better than feeling like you’re walking on clouds throughout the day?
New Balance 574 Decades Pack ($179) is now available at all New Balance Experience Stores island-wide.
Asics GEL-Quantum Infinity
Now, this is the holy grail of running shoes. The Asics GEL-Quantum Infinity is the first shoe to feature a full-length GEL midsole from heel to toe! This futuristic-looking tech for the sole not only gives the shoe an impressive appearance but it is also lightweight with enhanced shock absorption for a smooth run!
Asics Gel-Quantum Infinity shoe is available at ASICS retail stores.