Some of the Hottest Sneakers You can get right now

Sneaker culture has grown leaps and bounds over the past decade or so. What was once considered a subculture has become mainstream. Sneakers have come a long way, from just simple athletic shoes to a worldwide cultural and fashion phenomenon with co-signs from celebrities and fashion designers. But the sneaker market is vast and can be overwhelming at times if you aren’t sure of where to start so here’s a list of brands that just might help you on your journey to amassing amazing footwear. You can’t go wrong with any of the sneakers here!

1. New Balance

New Balance sneakers - CROSSOVER

The American company known for its running shoes has been on fire. With new yet retro sneaker models like the 327 blazing the way, the company has been enjoying the limelight for a while now. It has also become synonymous with ‘dad shoes’ and at the same time reached out to a younger audience thanks to some of their collaborations such as the one with Jaden Smith with the Vision Racers. Despite the emergence of new silhouettes, New Balance’s classics are popular options as well such as the 990 and 574. The future is exciting for New Balance and who knows what new silhouettes they will release in the years to come.

New Balance 327 Grey - CROSSOVER
New Balance ML574EVN Navy - CROSSOVER

2. Vans

Vans has been a major hit among sneaker collectors - CROSSOVER

There was a time when Vans was in a slump but it all changed when they went back to their roots and what a turnaround it has been! Core favourites (Old Skool, Sk8-Hi, Era, Authentic, Slip-On) were brought back with minor changes to their look but their composition has been experimented on with much success. It’s not hard to see the appeal of Vans, timeless and regarded by skateboarders as one of their top choices when it comes to footwear. The brand’s affordable and unpretentious sneakers have been a major hit among sneaker collectors and will continue to do so for a long time to come.

Vans Classic SK8-Hi - CROSSOVER
Vans World Code SK8-Hi Gym - CROSSOVER

3. Converse

Converse as one of the most versatile sneaker brands - CROSSOVER

Converse is a legend in its own right. Starting out as a company in 1908, Converse got their first major breakthrough when they started producing basketball sneakers. The company has since branched out to sports like badminton and its use in casual settings makes it one of the most versatile sneakers that has ever been made. Also, it is impervious to the changing trends as the beloved simple, design of Chucks has remained mostly unchanged. Converse sneakers are best worn with a T-shirt and jeans to achieve that grunge, rebellious look but it will also look good when you wear it to your wedding.

Converse x Thisisneverthat Chuck 70 - CROSSOVER
Converse x Todd Snyder Chuck 70 Hi - CROSSOVER

4. Asics

Asics as a favourite brand among runners - CROSSOVER

A favourite brand among runners and for good reason as well. Asic’s sneakers have delivered when it comes to performance without sacrificing support and cushioning. Asics’s much revered Gel technology has evolved throughout the years, seemingly getting better each time. It has also become a favourite among the fashion elite with the likes of Kiko Kostadinov and Vivienne Westwood working with Asics on some fantastic collaborations. If running and fashion isn’t your thing then you could consider some of their popular 90s classics such as the Gel Lyte III and Gel Lyte V for casual activities.

Asics x Awake NY Gel-Kayano - CROSSOVER
Asics x Denim Tears Gel MC-Plus - CROSSOVER

5. Adidas

adidas will always be in the conversation among sneakerhead - CROSSOVER

One of the oldest brands on this list, adidas has been around since 1924. adidas’s sneaker catalogue is huge with models like the vintage Stan Smith to forward-looking silhouettes like the Ultra Boost and they have established themselves as one of the major players in the sneaker market. Never one to rest on their heels, their collaboration with Kanye West has produced one of the best-selling sneakers ever in history with no signs of it slowing down. With their constant progress on innovation, broad range of sneakers and their fashion forward collaborations, adidas will always be in the conversation when it comes to sneakers.

adidas Stan Smith - CROSSOVER
adidas Classic Forum Hi - CROSSOVER

That about wraps it up for the list of sneakers you can get acquainted to. There are other sneakers brands out there of course but we listed just some of our favourite ones at the moment. So the next time you go sneaker shopping, look out for these brands. You never know, there could be one that might pique your interest.


Author: Aaron Lee