These Are Our Faves From The Latest Sneaker Drops

If you’ve a shoe rack full of shoes, you might have had your family and friends call you a ‘caterpillar’ before because why, they wonder, do you need so many pairs of shoes when you don’t even get to wear them all on a regular basis?! That’s probably not going to stop you from getting more pairs though, so after looking through all the latest launches, here are some of our favourite sneakers that are worth getting, be it for their aesthetics, functionality, or even both.

 

adidas SLEEK by Petra Collins

 

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A collection that offers versatile aesthetics of the classic adidas Sleek silhouette? Sign me up! The shoes from this collection are centred around the adidas Sleek model’s classic design, but they’ve received slight adjustments, resulting in more playful versions of the classic.

 

L – R, adidas Sleek Shoes in Pink/Red, adidas Sleek S Shoes in White/Yellow, adidas Sleek Z Shoes in Pastel Blue

 

This collection has three different types of shoe closures, so you’re bound to have one that you like. The Sleek shoes see a classic lace closure, though now in a trendy red-and-pink colourway, the Sleek S shoes have a velcro closure while the Sleek Z shoes feature a zipper closure. The different iterations on the adidas Sleek shoes, coupled with youthful colours, make this collection one that is not to be missed!

adidas Sleek Shoes in Pink/Red and Sleek S Shoes in White/Yellow, $140 each. Available online and at adidas Originals stores at Pacific Plaza, Bugis+ and VivoCity.
adidas Sleek Z Shoes in Pastel Blue will be available from 28 March 2019.

 

ASICS METARIDE™

 

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This pair of shoes was designed with one goal in mind — to make running longer distances easier. It incorporates the revolutionary GUIDESOLE™ technology, resulting in a precision-shaped curved sole that works by shifting the body weight forward and propelling runners on, giving the feeling of effortless motion.

 

ASICS METARIDE™

 

The METARIDE™ is able to provide you with a new running sensation with the potential to significantly improve both performance and protection. Runners, if you’re looking for a pair of shoes that can boost running efficiency, this might just be it.

ASICS METARIDE™, $399.
Available online and at ASICS Plaza Singapura, Suntec City, NEX and Vivocity outlets.

 

Converse Love The Progress Collection

 

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A collection by women for women, this feminine collection aims to promote love, unity and community. With a whopping total of 17 designs, expect a lot of different variations in styles.

 

L – R, Converse Chuck 70 Hi Celestial Teal, Chuck 70 Hi Rhubarb and Chuck 70 Ox Black

 

The words ‘GIRL’, ‘LOVE’, ‘FEAR’, ‘KEEP LOVING’ and ‘KEEP FIGHTING’ add detail to the three key styles in this collection and elevate the aesthetic, but did you know that you’re also supporting a cause at the same time? You’ll get to be a part of a cause that redefines the definition of ‘GIRL’. We’ve gone into detail on this collection here, so if you’re interested to find out more, you know where to look.

Converse Love The Progress Collection, from $75.90.
Available online and at  Ngee Ann City, ION, Bugis Junction, Vivo City and Changi Airport Terminal 2 Converse Boutique stores.

 

PUMA NOVA 90’s Bloc

 

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Worn by PUMA Women and #DOYOU ambassador Cara Delevingne, this is a go-to sneaker for all the girls out there who embrace bold choices, like getting this pair of shoes!

 

PUMA NOVA 90’s Bloc in Black/Black and White/Pale Pink

 

It fuses PUMA’s classic ’90s running design with fashion-forward detailing. With a chunky silhouette complemented with a slim feminine upper, a breathable mesh upper with subtle suede and leather overlays, you’ll be sure to channel some massive ’90s vibes with this retro yet modern silhouette.

PUMA Nova 90’s Bloc, $159 each.
Available at PUMA Bugis+, Century Square, CK Tangs, MBS Select, Paragon, Suntec City and Vivocity, as well as at AW LAB, DOT, Robinson, The Social Foot and Star 360.

 

New Balance 997H

 

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L – R, New Balance 997H Men’s in Magnet with Energy Red and White with Laser Blue

 

New Balance’s original 997 has received an updated look, taking on a new, trendy silhouette that takes cues from ’90s fashion. The 997H incorporates GCEVA construction, providing a modernised sole and lighter fit.

 

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L-R, New Balance 997H Women’s in White with Laser Blue, Sea Salt with Peony and Black with Air

 

The use of suede, mesh and leather details give a beautiful clash of textures, while the use of vibrant colours result in designs that are sure to be scene-stealers. For those into the retro futuristic style, the 997H is a pair to look out for.

New Balance 997H, $149 each.
Available at all New Balance stores islandwide.

 

Nike Gyakusou SP19 Collection

 

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It’s been ten years since Nike first collaborated with Jun Takahashi, founder of UNDERCOVER. The two have come together yet again, combining Jun Takahashi’s aesthetics with Nike’s functionality to bring us the Nike Gyakusou SP19 collection, which blends high-performance wear with the urban landscape.

 

L – R, Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit Gyakusou, Gyakusou Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo BQ0579-300 and BQ0579-700

 

The two sneaker styles in this collection — the Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit Gyakusou and Gyakusou Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo, come in earthy, muted colourways, a reflection of Jun Takahashi’s aesthetics. Up your style and get your adrenaline pumping with these running shoes!

Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit Gyakusou, $429 each and Gyakusou Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo, $279 each.
Nike Gyakusou SP19 Collection, available online and at Dover Street Market.

 

Onitsuka Tiger MEXICO 66 AP

 

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Onitsuka Tiger has a few iterations of its classic MEXICO 66 model. There’s the MEXICO 66 Slip-On,  MEXICO 66 Deluxe, MEXICO 66 PS… and the list goes on. Now, there’s the all-new MEXICO 66 AP,  a fashion sports trainer that is suitable for everyday wear and during light training.

 

L – R, Onitsuka Tiger White/White, Tai Chi Yellow/Tai Chi Yellow and Mid Grey/Mid Grey

 

It has an upper of semi-translucent textile, giving the pair an edgier look compared to the classic. This silhouette is available in three colourways, with the Tai Chi Yellow one truly screaming summer.

Onitsuka Tiger, MEXICO 66 AP, $169 each.
Onitsuka Tiger Summer of Love Collection will be launching in thematic stages over the next few months.

 

Under Armour UA Forge 96

 

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Under Armour has always been steadfast in its mission to elevate athlete performance products, and the UA Forge 96 reflects exactly that. Inspired by the ’90s, this design features mesh and nubuck leather upper materials.

UA Forge 96’s design has three new colourways, each with bold colour blocking.

 

L – R, UA Forge 96 in Impulse Pink/Jet Gray, Aqua Foam/Mod Gray and Barley/Black

 

Tthe UA Forge 96 has even more colourways with the release of three new ones, each with bold colour blocking. With the one-piece EVA foam midsole that provides you with lightweight cushioning as well as the full rubber outsole that makes this suitable for everyday wear, you’ll get to enjoy both comfort and style with this one.

Under Armour UA Forge 96, $159 each.
Available online.

 

Vans The ComfyCush Era

 

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The Era is a low top lace-up skate shoe synonymous with the brand, truly a classic. With the brand’s latest comfort technology, ComfyCush, you can now enjoy the same style with increased comfort and added arch support.

 

L – R, Vans The ComfyCush Era in Black/Marshmallow, Dress Blues/Aspen Gold and Black/True White

The ComfyCush Era is said to have a new, softer, cushiony outsole that will give the pair a first-class fit and even make you feel like you’re walking on clouds!

Vans, The ComfyCush Era in Black/Marshmallow and Dress Blues/Aspen Gold, $109 each; Black/True White, $99 each.
Available at all Vans outlets islandwide.