10 OF THE BEST SNEAKER RELEASES OF 2017 SO FAR #2
Yesterday, we presented 10 of the best sneaker releases of early 2017 to you and realized that there can be no such as a comprehensive list. Because really, 2017 has already had so many amazing sneaker releases that we decided to do a second part with 10 more great releases of early 2017!
Notice again: By nature, rankings like these are never 100% objective. Please don’t feel insulted when your favorite isn’t part of one of the lists, in the end it’s always a matter of personal taste. ;)
Adidas Originals Haven: The initial release in 2016 went totally unnoticed by big parts of the sneaker scene, but in the end people recognized what adidas had created. The Haven is a great retro runner that not only found fans on the terraces and carries so much of the heritage sportswear spirit of the Three Stripes. (pic by Save Our Sole)
Asics Gel-Respector „Japanese Gardens“: The “Japanese Gardens” came out out nowhere and were an instant success. All colorways could have easily went through as collabs but made an amazing GR pack! (pic by 43einhalb)
Nike Special Field Air Force 1 “Desert Camo”: Nike blended classic Air Force 1 style with military-inspired field boots and a weatherized upper and thereby created the best “techy” silhouette of the year so far.
Reebok Classic Club C x Kendrick Lamar: What can go wrong when the hottest lyricist of 2016 meets one of the big shoe players? Well, in this case, everything was right. The “acid wash” colorway of the Kendrick Lamar Club C really created a contemporary look on this classic retro silhouette.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Royal: It’s a year full of classics for the brand with the swoosh – the “Royal” is another strong retro of a 1985 OG of the Air Jordan 1 silhouette.
New Balance 247: New Balance is usually known for their classic looks, iconic silhouettes and high quality of their “Made in UK” and “Made in USA” styles. The 247 is different. New Balance used some of the characteristic parts of their classics and combined them with an urban look and modern materials to create a whole new silhouette that doesn’t forget its roots.
SONRA Proto: Hikmet Sugoer is one of Germany’s sneaker OGs. He left Solebox and started a new project, SONRA. By now, SONRA has released several individual colorways of the Proto silhouette, each “handmade in Germany” and limited to 100 individually numbered pairs.
adidas NMR R1 PK “OG” Re-Release: Well, to be correct, the NMD R1 OG was initially released in late 2015, but the re-release in January 2017 was a big thing and definitely one of the highly appreciated releases in 2017. The Re-Release made some resellers cry to increasing resell value but many sneakerheads were happy to get their pair for retail! (pic by Asphaltgold)
Neighborhood X Converse: When Neighborhood teamed up with Converse, workwear & streetwear style met motorcycle-inspired functionality on the Chuck ’70 and One Star ’74 silhouettes – it’s a great match!