With another edition of the best of Footshop’s latest arrivals, I bring you a slightly unconventional spring update. I think it’s a bit of a shame that even when there are some nice sneakers spotted on the streets, it’s often the same model in many forms – rarely any innovation. Well, that’s why there’s this post with a series of beautiful on-feet photos of the latest sneakers.
VANS VAULT X KRINK
KR is a legend of New York graffiti. Many of the elements we see as a regular part of tags and graffiti pieces lining the streets today have their roots in 1980s Queens, where KR first introduced them to the world through his brush. His brand Krink is now officially online in collaboration with a premium segment of Vans Vault, so check it out closely.
ASICS GEL-LYTE III OG GTX ‘NIHONZARU’
The Gel-Lyte III is one of my favorite models from Asics. Now it’s also been released in the beautiful colorway called Nihonzaru, which translates to macaque. If you can’t remember much about it, just take a good look at the photos below – this Japanese monkey looks pretty similar! Besides, he loves to swim, and water doesn’t bother these sneakers either, thanks to the high-quality GORE-TEX upper. Best GL III in a while for me, so let’s hope you can catch them.
NEW BALANCE XC-72
This last year’s new release from New Balance is a great fusion between the city and the outdoors. In fact, the whole sneaker is all about the contrasts: soft suede on the outside, rough pattern underneath. And it’s not just underneath – the rubber from the sole goes over the top of the shoe, so no matter where you go, you won’t kick your toe.
CONVERSE CONS X CARHARTT WIP
This collab landed out of nowhere. The double release of the One Star OX and Fastbreak OX Pro skate silhouettes blends more than a century of Converse history with Carhartt’s workwear vibe. The CONS in the name refers to the specially modified rubber sole that’s more durable. You’ll also find a CX liner inside that offers more cushioning for maximum comfort. Skateboarding or hanging around, you’ll have a lot of fun with these.
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