The Best Sneaker of May 2018 Is…

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You guys voted for the best sneakers of May 2018 – and the voting is closed now. The race for the top spot was super-close this month, but we have a winner. You can see all results below – these are the three releases that got the most votes:

1. Nike Air Max 1 “Curry”

2. OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

3. Air Jordan 1 “Yellow Ochre”

To read some more about all 10 nominees, you can jump down the page here for our overview.


Also congratulations to the winner of our raffle. The Mizuno Wave Rider 1 OG goes to Pascal B. – we’ll be in touch with you shortly!


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10 of the best sneakers of May 2018

Best Sneakers of May 2018 - OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

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OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor
A lot of people almost forgot about this missing piece from Virgil Abloh’s “THE TEN” collection. But after the surprise drop in May 2018, the hype was on again. And just like goold old times (a.k.a. fall of last year), most people didn’t get a pair of course.

Nike Air Max 1 Premium Retro “Curry”
After the “Safari” and “Elephant” retros, Nike Sportswear spoiled Air Max 1 fans with another long-awaited re-release. The “Curry” AM1 first launched back in 2003 and is a fan favorite 15 years later. A perfect pair for anyone who’s big on classic suede-and-mesh runners.
Best Sneakers of May 2018 - Nike Air Max 1 Premium Retro Curry

Best Sneakers of May 2018 - atmos x Nike Air Max WE LOVE NIKE Collection
atmos x Nike Air Max “WE LOVE NIKE” Pack
It almost seems like the atmos guys set up their own field office at the Nike headquarters by the way they’re cranking out Swoosh collabs lately. The “WE LOVE NIKE” pack sees three iterations of the Air Max 1, 90 and 95 that pay homage to all the dedicated Nike fans.

adidas Temper Run
First released in 2014, the Temper Run takes inspiration from 90’s runners and returned in this yellow colorway in May. This far, the shoes were only available at the adidas Originals store in Shoreditch, London though, so there might still be a wider release in the future.
Best Sneakers of May 2018 - adidas Temper Run Yellow

Best Sneakers of May 2018 - Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 BW
Skepta x Nike Air Max 97/BW
Ever since the Air Max 1/97 SW, hybrids are all the rage. Now UK grime artist Skepta also combined two Air Max models for his second Nike collab. On top of that, the BW/97 features mismatched color accents in red and blue to reference France and the city of Paris.

adidas Atric F/22 Primeknit
With the introduction of the adidas Atric collection, the brand with the Three Stripes combines functionality and retro design. The F/22 Primeknit outdoor silhouette takes design cues from the adidas archives, most notably the EQT line and 2001’s Water Moccasin model.
Best Sneakers of May 2018 - adidas Atric F22 Primeknit

Best Sneakers of May 2018 - Air Jordan 1 Yellow Ochre
Air Jordan 1 “Yellow Ochre”
As a part of the “Best Hand in the Game”, the “Yellow Ochre” colorway is a tribute to MJ’s five MVP awards. Next to black, white and dark yellow upper, the shoe also features allusions to gambling with card game graphics on the insoles.

Worldbox x KangaROOS Coil-R1 “City Lights”
Every city is unique – but at nightfall, they all share a common moment. For their KangaROOS collab, the folks from Polish sneaker store Worldbox transferred a nightly bird’s eye view from their hometown of Warsaw onto this premium “Made in Germany” Coil-R1.
Best Sneakers of May 2018 - Worldbox x KangaROOS Coil-R1 City Lights

Pic via Afew


Best Sneakers of May 2018 - MCM x PUMA Suede Classic
MCM x PUMA Suede 50
As part of the ongoing celebrations of the Suede’s 50th anniversary, PUMA teams up with fellow German label MCM for a luxurious throwback collab. Each of the three colorways is made in Italy and sports the MCM logo across the durable Visetos upper material.

Air Jordan 11 “Cap and Gown”
Since more than decades now, the Air Jordan 11 is the go-to-shoe for every b-ball-loving sneakerhead who just can’t bring himself to wearing dress shoes for formal occassions. And with the “Cap and Gown” 11s, Jordan Brand finally acknowledges those who attend weddings, proms and graduation partys with patent leather Js on their feet.
Best Sneakers of May 2018 - Air Jordan 11 Cap and Gown

These are our picks for the best sneakers of May 2018 – check out the results of our previous polls here:

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