The culture of sneaker-wearing is an ever-evolving dialogue between the makers and the people who wear them. With the rise of co-working spaces in the professional environment and the increasing presence of sneakers in the luxury landscape, the aforementioned footwear in present-day is no longer simply a piece of your fitness attire but a part of possibly every facet of your lifestyle. It takes little else to wonder why there are a staggering number of sneaker collaborations and launches, no?
But fret not, we have done some homework for you, because we can understand how you would be gobsmacked over the overwhelming offerings available. You can thank us if you found this article helpful when making an informed decision on your next purchase!
PUMA x Adriana Lima LQDCELL Shatter XT
Inspired by Lima’s love for ’60s – ’70s boxing culture and it’s icon, Muhammad Ali, the PUMA x Adriana Lima LQDCELL Shatter XT embodies textures and colours popularised at the time. Designed for the multi-faceted urbanite that doesn’t compromise on fitness, the PUMA x Adriana Lima LQDCELL Shatter XT boasts a streamlined silhouette, lightweight midsole cushioning, and colour-ways that look amazing both in and out of the boxing ring or gym. It will be one to watch out for on your next payday shopping spree.
The PUMA x Adriana Lima LQDCELL Shatter XT is available now for $179 at retailer MissFit, PUMA Bugis+, ION Orchard, Jewel Changi Airport, PUMA SELECT at MBS and online.
PUMA x Selena Gomez Runner Embroidery
As of late, female empowerment is arguably the biggest – and long overdue – social movement sending shockwaves globally. And who better to personify all that it stands for than girl boss Selena Gomez. The rugby-inspired PUMA x Selena Gomez Runner Embroidery is designed with the optimisation of function and fashion in mind. It’s the training shoe that you trust when building muscles and confidence, so you look great and feel even better on your daily grind.
The PUMA x Selena Gomez Runner Embroidery is available now for $199 at PUMA Select at MBS and online.
PUMA x SONIC RS-X³
Nostalgia often holds powerful emotional influence over our choices, which probably explains why we are gushing over the PUMA x SONIC RS-X³ sneakers. PUMA’s collaboration with the iconic SEGA® character features a customised footbed, SONIC’s silhouette printed on the midsole and a hedgehog logo inside the tongue. SONIC gaming enthusiasts will appreciate the detailed graphics of the golden rings and the game score which complete this special RS-X3 edition. While the PUMA x SONIC RS-X³ sneakers probably won’t make you the world’s fastest girl or guy just like SONIC, they will definitely pull on your heartstrings.
The PUMA x SONIC RS-X³ is available now for $199 online and PUMA SELECT at MBS.
PUMA x RUBIK’S RS-X³
One of the best-selling toys of all time, the Rubik’s Cube needs no introduction. Whether they are great fun or a headache may be debatable, but this PUMA x RUBIK’S RS-X³ sneakers are guaranteed to grab your attention and everyone else’s when you wear them. Following the iconic toy’s shape, colours, and mechanics, the vibrant-hued PUMA x RUBIK’S RS-X³ sneakers are statement-makers you need for a fresh wardrobe update. Why stick to monochromes anyway, when embracing colours can be this much fun?
The PUMA x RUBIK’S RS-X³ is exclusively available now for $199 at retailer Leftfoot.
Reebok x adidas Instapump Fury Boost™ “Black & White”
When we think of technological marvels, our first thoughts wouldn’t be of a pair of sneakers, but breaking new ground in innovation is the sleek Reebok x adidas Instapump Fury Boost™ “Black & White”. Groundbreaking at its 1994 debut, Reebok Instapump Fury was renowned for integrating aerospace and medical tech in its production, while the adidas Boost™ is accoladed as the OG in the footwear industry when it comes to cushioning. So you can expect that the hybrid Reebok x adidas Instapump Fury Boost™ “Black & White” will be a tour de force on function and performance and its nearly unreplicable aesthetic would resonate with many as a streetwear staple. The Reebok x adidas Instapump Fury Boost™ “Black & White” also features a futuristic monochrome textile upper with synthetic leather overlays and enhanced rubber outsole for durability and traction. Need we say more?
The Reebok x adidas Instapump Fury Boost™ “Black & White” will be exclusively available for $280 at Limited Edt at Culture Cartel and Reebok Orchard Central on 6 December, 6pm.
adidas x MISSONI Pulseboost
Were you a fan of the gorgeous adidas x MISSONI Ultraboosts of collaborations past but didn’t get a chance to grab your hands on a pair? Or two? Well, here’s your second chance, because adidas and MISSONI are collaborating yet again! This time, to makeover the adidas Pulseboost with MISSONI’s signature vibrant woven knits in multicoloured slub jersey. This latest collaboration is a hallmark of redefining sportswear for the contemporary fashionista, emphasising the strength and agility of the perfectly engineered Pulseboost with MISSONI’s space-dyed textiles and ethos for celebrating life, free movements, music, and bodies in a colourful crescendo. The adidas x MISSONI Pulseboost comes in six beautiful colourways that we are sure will leave you spoilt for choice.
The adidas x MISSONI Pulseboost is now available for $320 at MISSONI MBS and online.
adidas Home of Classics
Following on the heels of its well-received debut earlier this year, adidas’ Home of Classics latest launch is a homage to the label’s most timeless styles from the archives. The range is defined by shoes that are built to last, with the considered addition of adidas’ iconic Three Stripes branding, white leather, and rubber. The standout of this latest launch is the Supercourt, with several new additions reimagined in new colourways. Rounding up the collection are other unmistakable styles including the Stan Smith, Superstar 80s, Continental 80, Rivalry Low, and A.R. Trainer.
The adidas Home of Classics latest launch is now available for $140 – $160 at all adidas stores and online.
ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov GEL-KORIKA
ASICS and cult Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov comes together again to bring to life the ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov GEL-KORIKA. Known for his penchant for eccentricity, highly functional materials, and meticulously engineered approach to design, the ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov GEL-KORIKA is an amalgamation of two key ASICS shoe silhouettes – the GEL-NIMBUS base with the GELBURST RS upper, that would surely seat well with those in the know of Kiko Kostadinov. The ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov GEL-KORIKA is available in three eclectic colourways for the discerning fashion tribe of cult brand followers.
The ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov GEL-KORIKA is now available for $349 at Dover Street Market Singapore.
ASICS x TRANSFORMERS GEL-LYTE V
Contrary to popular belief, TRANSFORMERS is actually much more than the multitude of Michael Bay films. They are also the latest aesthetic inspiration for the ASICS x TRANSFORMERS GEL-LYTE V sneakers. The ASICS x TRANSFORMERS GEL-LYTE V sneakers feature TRANSFORMERS icons as tabs that are removable and customisable for your preference. Essentially, the ASICS x TRANSFORMERS GEL-LYTE V quite literally transforms just like the robots in TRANSFORMERS. This pair promises plenty of fun and surprise, for you and loved ones.
The ASICS x TRANSFORMERS sneaker IS NOW available for $169 at ASICS Plaza Singapura, VivoCity and online.
Superga Customisation Bar
Ever wanted to own a pair of one-of-a-kind sneakers that best expresses your identity? Head on over to Superga and give their Customisation Bar a go! Starting with Superga’s best selling 2750 model in White, you can opt for one of 180 different possible customisable eyelet combinations using 15 available coloured eyelets, including the popular rose gold and exclusives like fuschia purple and military green. Wanna make yours extra special? You can take a step further and personalise your pair with Superga’s limited edition shoelaces for an extra cost. And there you have it, a pair of shoes created on-demand, exclusively for you.
The Superga Customisation Bar is available for $95 and comes with the sneaker, plain laces, and eyelets of your choice, from now till 1 January 2020 at all three Superga stores located at Wheelock Place, VivoCity, and Westgate.
CHARLES & KEITH
CHARLES & KEITH 4WARD Sneakers
Its oft-forgotten in today’s consumerist culture that environmental sustainability is an increasingly pressing topic that requires more action from huge corporations as well as the individual. CHARLES & KEITH paves the way by launching its first sustainable 4WARD Sneakers, made with eco-friendly 30% bamboo carbon fibre, 20% algae EVA foam outsole, and a 100% water-based glue. With the launch of the 4WARD Sneakers, CHARLES & KEITH is also debuting their first ‘Take Back’ Programme, where customers can donate their shoes for recycling, as opposed to throwing them away. Take part in the global effort to go green by simply heading on over to check out the CHARLES & KEITH 4WARD Sneakers and their Take Back’ Programme in stores or online.
The CHARLES & KEITH 4WARD Sneakers are available from $65.90 – $75.90 at all CHARLES & KEITH stores and online.
Nike x MMW Joyride CC3 Setter
Creative Director of luxury streetwear label Alyx, Matthew M. Williams, whose collaborations with Dior Menswear has garnered critical acclaim, will be collaborating with Nike to launch the Nike x MMW Joyride CC3 Setter. Known for his brutalist industrial aesthetic and high-quality utilitarian accents on streetwear uniforms, the Nike x MMW Joyride CC3 Setter that comes in black and silver colourways is highly-covetable and versatile for those who want to incorporate his Alyx design imprint in their everyday outfits.
The Nike x MMW Joyride CC3 Setter is now available for $279 at all Nike stores and online.
Onitsuka Tiger 70th ANNIVERSARY x DESIGNERS
Japan, land of the rising sun and exciting brand collaborations, will see its oldest sneaker brand, Onitsuka Tiger, celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2019. To commemorate the impressive milestone, Onitsuka Tiger is collaborating with seven popular designers from Japan and abroad to create individually distinctive pieces referenced from Onitsuka Tiger’s design archives. Amongst the seven influential designers appointed are Masanori Morikawa of CHRISTIAN DADA, and Teppei Fujita of sulvam. Watch this space, as a mysterious seventh designer will be unveiled on 16th December! In the meantime, check out the stylish visuals and movies on the brand’s special site and shop the limited edition 70th anniversary collaboration pieces in stores now.