You guys voted for the best sneakers of September 2018 and now the voting is closed! As the line-up was pretty collab-heavy this month, it’s no surprise that two joint projects also entered the Top 3. Check them out here and see all results from the poll below.
1. Afew x KangaROOS COIL-R1 “Mighty Forest”
2. La MJC x ASICS GEL-LYTE III “Rebirth”
3. Nike Air Max 1 “By Day”
To find out more on our 11 nominees, you can jump down the page here to read through our overview. Also thanks to all participants in our raffle for the La MJC x Mizuno Wave Rider 1. – the winner has now been contacted.
The poll is now closed.
11 of the best sneakers of September 2018
When Tinker Hatfield came up with the design for the Air Max 1 in 1987, he drew inspirations from the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The building’s unique architecture influenced the idea of visible Air cushioning and the shoe went on to become a true Nike classic. Last month, the brand took it back to the start with this special makeover Air Max 1, one half of the “By Day / By Night” pack.
First released in 2008, the original La MJC GEL-LYTE III easily is one of the best ASICS collabs ever. To celebrate the shoe’s 10th anniversary, La MJC and ASICS released this super-limited “Made in Japan” premium version.
Jun Takahashi’s progressive brand Undercover turned out to be the perfect match for the React Element 87. With four colorful iterations, the collab collection put a refreshing twist on Nike’s latest standout silhouette.
ROOS were on a roll in September! Next to Afew’s “Mighty Forest” COIL-R1, the brand launched another premium collab with a European sneaker boutique. The Footshop x KangaROOS Ultimate 3 “The City Of A Hundred Spires” draws inspiration from the city of Prague and its unique architecture.
As an homage to Berlin in the mid-80s, Overkill worked typical wallpaper, tablecloth and floor patterns into this Club C. The nickname “Bückware” (which means “bottom-shelf goods”) refers to a GDR a term for sought-after commodities which were often traded only beneath the counter.
BMX pro Nigel Sylvester put much of his own riding style into this collab with Jordan Brand. Most notably, the scuffs on the upper reference him using no brakes and instead of that using his shoes to slow down the bike.
Being able to do a collab using adidas‘ Futurecraft technology still is almost like knightly accolade in the sneaker world. After Stockholm’s Sneakersnstuff and Taipei’s Invincible, the Footpatrol x adidas Consortium 4D saw one of London’s most notable sneaker boutiques design their very own Futurecraft sneaker.
When Errolson Hugh puts his touch on a pair of Nikes, you know you’re in for something special. In September, the ACRONYM designer launched three distinct makeovers of the Air Presto Mid that super-loud to subtle and versatile.
Last month, this model already made waves as it served as the basis for a Patta collab. Now Mizuno also launched to OG version of their Sky Medal silhouette, which originally made its retail debut in 1993.
After months of leaks and speculations, the Dragon Ball Z x adidas collection finally released in September. And with its suede upper in different hues of white and purple, the Frieza-themed Yung-1 definitely was the highlight of the first drop.
These are our picks for the best sneakers of September 2018 – take a look at the results of our previous polls here: