Attention, sneakerheads! We’re back with another sneaker roundup and our July picks won’t disappoint. If you think you have enough sneakers (says nobody ever), you’ll change your mind by the end of this article. From monochromatic classics to bold statement sneakers, it’s time to make space for some new kicks!
The COURT FF NOVAK Wimbledon
Crafted to Novak Djokovic’s exact specifications and demands, these tennis shoes are made for optimum performance on the court. Trust the world’s number one men’s singles tennis player to know what would make a good pair of tennis shoes — after all, he wore these exact shoes on the court as he clinched his win at the Wimbledon finals on 14 July!
Giving you speed (contact time being 5.6% shorter than the previous model), stability (wider heel and rounded outsole edge), flexibility (comprising of ASICS FLYTEFOAM™ midsole, TWISTRUSS™ technology and an enlarged midfoot bridge) and a good fit (polyurethane mesh upper and improved MONO-SOCK™ construction and heel counter), you’ll get both comfort and power in the court!
The COURT FF NOVAK Wimbledon silhouette ($259) is available at ASICS Plaza Singapura, ASICS Suntec City, and ASICS VivoCity stores. For more information, visit asics.com.
TEN PEOPLE, TEN COLORS COLLECTION
“TEN PEOPLE, TEN COLORS” is based on the Japanese proverb that means “what works for one person, may be different for another.” In line with this saying, ASICS released 15 new editions, in striking colorways to meet the needs of different people!
Each pair is catered for a different purpose (long runs, sprinting), with a different colour scheme or design. With a wide variety of silhouettes and colours to choose from, you’re bound to find yourself a pair that is perfect for you!
The TEN PEOPLE, TEN COLORS COLLECTION ($189 – $399) is available at ASICS Plaza Singapura, ASICS Suntec City, ASICS Vivo City, ASICS NEX, and asics.com. The GEL-QUANTUM INFINITYTM ($289) is available at ASICS Plaza Singapura, ASICS Vivo City, and asics.com. The GEL-QUANTUM 90TM ($129) is available at ASICS Takashimaya and asics.com. For more information, visit asics.com.
Converse Renew Canvas
Here’s one for the environmentally-friendly sneakerheads — never thought you’d own a pair of sneakers made of recycled materials while not sacrificing your fierce sense of style? Well, it’s time for you to meet Converse Renew Canvas.
Made from 100% recycled polyester that came from plastic bottles, this range takes sustainable living to a whole new level. The implementation of the new canvas upper begins with Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck 70, maintaining its original canvas feel.
The collection comes in trendy, muted colour tones that have been popular with the comeback of vintage styles. Our favourite part? The phrase “life’s too short to waste” printed on the rubber outsoles, sneaker canvas or embroidered on the tongue tags. We love that the phrase can be taken two ways, bringing across the true message behind the Converse Renew strategy — stop wasting resources and recyle!
The Converse Renew Canvas collection ($80 – $129) is available in Singapore from 18th July 2019 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, ION, Tampines Mall and Changi Airport Terminal 2 Converse Boutique stores. For more information, visit converse.com.sg.
PUMA X CHINATOWN MARKET
Let’s take a look at PUMA’s bold and vibrant collaboration with Chinatown Market. You’ll recognise PUMA’s iconic silhouettes, the STORM sneaker, Suede and Ralph Sampson but this time, in bright colours and patterns inspired by the fast-moving pace and style of New York’s famous Canal Street.
You have the option to choose between the chunky multicoloured STORM sneaker, the equally bold Suede in black and yellow checkerboard pattern or if you can’t decide on a colour — opt for the customisable Ralph Sampson. With removable and interchangeable parts, you can switch up the look and customise your pair just the way you like it!
The PUMA X CHINATOWN MARKET collection ($55 – $188) is available on PUMA.com and PUMA stores and retailers; PUMA Bugis+, TANGS, ION Orchard, MBS Select, Robinsons, Depression and LEFTFOOT. For more information, visit sg.puma.com.
Just like Cara Delevingne herself, this pair is modern, straightforward and has a subtle feminine charm to it. With a splash of turquoise amongst the monochrome palette, it grabs your attention yet isn’t too overwhelming — definitely one for the trendsetters!
Mesh, suede and synthetic overlays come together for a fresh take on the familiar design, tapping on the recent multi-material and colour-blocking trends. Its shape brings the chunky sneaker look and slender shape together for a trendy silhouette fitting to you!
The PUMA NOVA silhouette ($159) is available on PUMA.com, at Royal Sporting House, Robinsons, DOT, Sole Central and On Pedder. For more information, visit sg.puma.com.
PUMA Cali Bold
K-POP star, Hyolyn, is back with another bold sneaker collection with PUMA’s latest PUMA Cali Bold. Contrasting the previous collection’s bright hues and bold styles, this collection opted for monochromatic colours and styles in black and white.
Though the colours took a milder route, it stays true to its name with its oversized outsole and the eye-catching “PUMA” texts printed on the outsole surrounding the sneaker. Against the clean white upper, the black and bold texts stand out even more, making this a pair that’ll add a bold touch to any outfit!
The PUMA Cali Bold silhouette ($159) is available on PUMA.com and selected PUMA stores (PUMA SELECT MBS, VivoCity, Bugis+, Suntec City, Jem, Century Square, Jewel Changi Airport, ION Orchard, Paragon, OG People’s Park, TANGS, On Pedder, Robinsons, Royal Sporting House and Limited Edt.). For more information, visit sg.puma.com.
’90s fashion has been coveting a large spot in our closets lately. if you need a pair of old school sneakers to perfect the retro look, this might be the one for you! With multitude of iterations released throughout the ’90s, this silhouette might be something you often see amongst ’90s fashion. The ’90s OZWEEGO was designed based off the OZWEEGO 3 of 1998, embodying the true spirit of the decade’s iconic sense of style.
While fashion is retained and recycled from past decades, these sneakers evolved with time and are back better than before! The newly incorporated adiPRENE and adiPRENE+ allows for maximum comfort in the midsole, bringing both style and comfort to the wearer.
The OZWEEGO silhouette ($190) is available at adidas Originals at Pacific Plaza. For more information, visit adidas.com.sg.
D.O.N Issue #1
With Spider-Man: Far From Home showing in theatres now, there has been a lot of hype around the popular Marvel superhero. What better time than now for Utah Jazz star, Donovan Mitchell to drop his first signature sneaker, D.O.N. Issue #1 in four Spider-Man colorways?
If there’s one thing in common between Mitchell and a superhero, it is their ability to overcome adversity with a positive mindset, something we can all look up to. That’s where the collection got its name from — Determination Over Negativity.
“Determination Over Negativity is a belief that anything is possible no matter who you are or where you come from,” said Mitchell, “I wanted this sneaker to be a symbol of that – for the kid who believes they can do anything.” Kinda like Spider-Man himself, don’t you think?
The D.O.N. Issue #1 ($160) MARVEL’S AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and STEALTH SPIDER-MAN silhouettes are available at adidas.com.sg and at adidas Suntec. SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN will be available online at adidas.com.sg from July 18 while MARVEL’S IRON SPIDER will drop online at adidas.com.sg and at adidas Suntec on August 1. For more information, visit adidas.com.sg.
Playful, fashionable and comfortable: the REBILAC RUNNER comes in youthful colours, a trendy chunky silhouette and comfortable soles (fuzeGEL for lightweight shock absorption and ORTHOLITE for support) a.k.a everything you’d want in your sneakers!
Perfect to pop on during the weekend when you have to run an errand, have brunch with your family or even play a game of tennis, you’ll be good to go with these new kicks on your feet!
The REBILAC RUNNER collection ($149) is available at Onitsuka Tiger Ngee Ann City and Suntec City. For more information, visit onitsukatiger.com.
OK BASKETBALL LO, Tiger x “CINOH”
While white sneakers are a wardrobe staple that most people own, this particular pair is not quite the same as what you have in mind! From afar, it looks simple, minimal and pretty much like any other basic white sneakers, but when you look closer, you’ll see subtle coloured trimmings on the laces and tongue tags. While there are many sneakers like that already in the market, this pair stands out because the colour trimmings on the left and right shoe are different.
You won’t get just blue or red trimmings — you’ll get both! It might look like you rushed out of the house and put on different pairs of shoes but that’s what we love about it. Its tri-color design has a charming novelty that will spice up your outfit with a tinge of playfulness, perfect for you fun-loving sneakerheads!
The OK BASKETBALL LO silhouette ($149) is available at Onitsuka Tiger Ngee Ann City and Jewel Changi Airport. For more information, visit onitsukatiger.com.
New Balance 997
Another throwback to the 90s but this time, with a modern twist! Taking the innovation of New Balance’s classic MADE in USA model and giving it a modern look, the new 997 Sport and 997H lifestyle dons a familiar retro style yet has a modern charm to it.
The New Balance 997 collection ($149 – $159) is available at New Balance Lighthouse and Experience stores island-wide. Selected colours available only at Suntec City, Paragon, Jewel Changi, and VivoCity outlets. Youth sizes ($69-89) are also available. For more information, visit newbalance.com.sg.
New Balance FuelCell Rebel
Runners, this one’s for you! With a double jacquard forefoot that offers a sleek, breathable fit, the new and improved FuelCell forefoot technology that enables an effortlessly fast performance and a foam midsole that offers stellar rebound, you can achieve greater speed with more comfort.
Nike x Off-White Zoom Terra Kiger 5, Nike c/o Virgil Abloh “Athlete in Progress”
While we believe in the importance of satisfying your fashion needs, you’ve got to get a pair to accompany you in your sporty endeavours! This one is for you athletes in progress out there, particularly the runners — we have a pair you’d fancy.
With Nike’s rich heritage in track and field, they’d know best when it comes to what makes a good pair of running shoes. Coming in three unique colorways, it comes in a slender and flexible silhouette for ease and comfort and a spiked sole for increased friction. It’s time to grab yourself a pair and flaunt it with your running techniques!
The Nike x Off-White Zoom Terra Kiger 5 silhouettes ($239) are available at Dover Street Market Singapore and on Nike.com. For more information, visit nike.com.
Who says you have to sacrifice comfort for style? Vans is back with a new collection and this time, their iconic Era gets a makeover. Branded the ComfyCush Era, these new babies utilise Vans’ latest consumer-driven comfort technology for an improved fit and feel, so much so that you’ll feel like you’re “walking on clouds” all day.
If your favourite pair of Vans is wearing out, it might be time for you to get an upgrade your feet will thank you for! Coming in their popular checkerboard design, you’ll get to choose between three trendy yet classic colours.
The ComfyCush Era collection ($109) is available worldwide. For more information, visit vans.com/comfycush.