top 7 sneakers of 2020
2020 is the one for the books. And this year's sneakers will also go down in history — but for a much better reason than 2020 itself.
A year with social distancing and not a lot of occasions for us to wear our fresh sneakers didn't stop this market from growing. Because one thing we can all agree on is that sneaker culture reinvents itself whenever necessary.
From high-end designer collabs to experimental brand juxtaposition and everything in between, these latest kicks have been consistently on point. And they have one thing in common: long-lasting leather as the perfect tool for brands and designers to play with texture, fresh cuts, and vibrant colors.
So say good riddance and begin to dream of 2021's designs with our top 7 sneakers of 2020:
Nike SB x Ben & Jerry's Dunk Low "Chunky Dunky"
This kick inspired by Ben & Jerry’s classic banana, fudge, and walnut Chunky Monkey ice cream flavor made the Instagram feed stop for all the details in brightly-colored leather and cow print pony hair 🐄.
Prada x Adidas Superstar
This feels like pure jewelry. Adidas’ sporting heritage merged with Prada’s world-renowned history in leather-goods in this limited edition pack of only 700 pairs of the Superstar silhouette 🇮🇹.
Vans x Notre Old Skool sneaker
The Chicago boutique Notre transformed Vans' signature swoop with their handshake logo, showing off their mantra of "symbolizes community and togetherness" into the skaters' go-to sneaker.
Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi Instapump Fury
A new version of Margiela's Tabi Boot emerged in this hybrid with Reebok’s trailblazing sneaker from 1994, the Instapump Fury. The colorway in full leather was a nod to Reebok's original colorway.
Dior x Air Jordan 1 Retro High
This premium kick is currently being sold for $8,385 at StockX and the price keeps going up. All due to the ultimate limited-edition collab between Dior, Kim Jones, and Air Jordan. Do you think it's worth the 💸?
Casablanca x New Balance 327
For New Year's eve, we're going in greeny suede for good health, HBY? 🍀 New Balance joined forces with Casablanca's designer Charaf Tajer for a retro-leaning model up in his signature palette of lush, tennis-inspired green and orange. All in the fresh 327 silhouette.
Nike Sacai vaporwaffle
Last but not least, this sneaker goes with the previous sacai's x Nike collabs with a double-everything approach. The big thing here is how smoothness is translated so clearly by mixing suede and mesh into a militaristic design.
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