It’s as the title says: it’s sneaker round-up time! We will never cease the hunt for the comfiest, most stylish shoe, especially when a good sneaker is an everyday essential. With sneakers, just as you think everything possible has been done, something new comes along. From spunky, chunky kicks to dazzlingly bright colour combos, keep them coming, and coming. We’ll run with it.
adidas + Kanye West
We’d say they’re back, but the iconic Yeezys haven’t gone anywhere. Adding on to the stylish arsenal of legendary kicks, adidas + Kanye West team up to roll out the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Vanta, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black, and the Yeezy Boost 700 Utility Black. Welcome to the family.
Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Vanta
The Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Vanta has a black upper of a heavy gauge canvas, joined by black suede overlays and sleek reflective details. For maximum comfort and performance, the boost midsole provides a sturdy, cushioned base.
The Yeezy Boost Vanta V2, $450, available from 6 June at adidas Originals Pacific Plaza and on adidas.com.
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black
The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black has an upper of re-engineered Primeknit that is comfortably breathable yet sturdy, with a post-dyed monofilament side stripe woven in. The reflective laces amp up the street edge courtesy of reflective threads. As with the other soles, adidas’ BOOST technology is utilised to make movement easy on your feet.
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black, $349, available from 7 June 2019 at adidas Originals Pacific Plaza and on adidas.com.
Yeezy Boost 700 Utility Black
The Yeezy Boost 700 Utility Black has an upper of black suede overlay panels and premium leather, with mesh underlays. Additionally, it has reflective heel details and a tan gum sole along with the iconic adidas Three Stripes.
Yeezy Boost 700 Utility Black, $450, available from 29 June 2019 at adidas Originals Pacific Plaza and on adidas.com.
Nike React Presto
How cute and colourful are these? The latest Nike Presto React sneakers each have a life of their own, with corresponding mascots! Key to the Nike Presto Reacts is the combination of cheeky, irreverent humour and of course, superior quality and fit of the shoe. This makes for a sneaker that is both fun and functional.
Making its debut in 2000, the Nike Presto was so comfortable that it was like a “t-shirt for the foot”. Now, it is cosier than ever with a cushy Nike React foam underfoot, and fluid midsole perfect for movement. It also has eyestays at both the heel and tongue, so you can lace these babies up in a multitude of ways.
Nike React Presto, $199, available at select Nike retailers and on nike.com.
Vans Era and Sk8-Hi
Vans has introduced updated versions of their heritage sneakers, the Era and Sk8-Hi, and we are super stoked for this super stacked collection! How sassy and fun do these sneakers look just in pictures? With unapologetic, bold colours and mega-chunky soles, glitter and prints, these are a retro fever dream.
The first of the three-piece collection is the dreamy Confetti Sk8-Hi Stacked. The shoe features a hi-top cut with a two-tone upper decorated by a bright teal stripe. On the outsole, there is translucent teal rubber overlaid with pink and blue rubber portions. A sparkly confetti bumper completes the look.
This rendition of the Era features the classic Vans checkerboard! It has a white platform upper and a oversize heel bumper, with a translucent gum rubber. This colourway is versatile and chic with a hit of street flair.
The last, but certainly not least, of the collection is the Confetti Era. The Confetti Era features a dual-tone canvas upper in purple and black, with a pink and sea green outsole. A huge bumper convered in holographic confetti tops off the retro-futuristic look. It’s all in the name!
The Confetti Era and Era in Checkerboard/White, $99, available from 11 June 2019 in Vans retail stores at Ion, Vivo City, Bugis+, Jewel, JEM and Tampines. vans.com.
GEL-KAYANO™ 5 360
The ASICS GEL-KAYANO 5 360 features the classic upper from the well, GEL-KAYANO 5 OG, in four cream or black colourways, with criss-cross stripes and embroidered ASICS logo on the tongue. The iconic upper is matched with the advanced GEL-QUANTUM 360 sole, for an updated and comfortable sole on a classic shoe. This blend of style and function is an on-trend, on point pair of kicks that’s ready to hit the ground running!
The ASICS GEL-KAYANO 5 360, $229, available now at asics.com.
ASICS x HBX GEL-KAYANO™ 5 OG
Hypebeasts, look out! For this collab, Asics has teamed up with none other than… duh, Hypebeast (HBX)! For that 90s flair, this shoe features a multi-coloured upper with green suede and blue mesh panels on a white base. It has Asics branding in red.
The ASICS x HBX GEL-KAYANO 5 360, $269, available now at asics.com.
GmbH X GEL-KAYANO 5™ OG
The GmbH X ASICS GEL-KAYANO 5 OG shoes are beauties indeed, made of soft, sturdy materials for maximum comfort. Playing on the idea of the GEL-KAYANO as an enhancement of the physical body, its materials are specially designed to mimic natural and synthetic tissue. The colour palette is soft and clean, in Orthopaedic Beige, Bone White and Surgery Green.
The ASICS GmbH X GEL-KAYANO 5 OG, $299, available now at asics.com.
GEL-LYTE III™ ‘TIGER SNAKE’
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon! Tiger snakes are a highly venomous species; certainly fearsome and vicious predators. These sneakers capture the dangerous beauty of their namesake, with a sandy belly, and creamy beige cowhide. It also has suede stripes and micro-perforated toe panels and is all in all an exquisitely detailed and textured pair of shoes. The solid gold text on its heel adds a touch of richness, exemplifying the regal power of the dangerous tiger snake.
The ASICS GEL-LYTE III “TIGER SNAKE”, $229, available now at asics.com.