For the Guys: 10 Fresh Kicks We Can't Wait to Cop
Calling all sneakerheads!
(SPOT.ph) Confession time: How far do you go to save up for a new pair of fresh sneaks? Well, get ready to bring packed lunches to work and skip a number of drinking sessions with the bros for the next few weeks, because we're bringing you a list of the 10 hottest kicks released this month. We're also including a few upcoming releases that sneakerheads the world over are madly anticipating, because the sneaker craze isn't going anywhere any time soon.
NMD_R2 “Summer Shoes Pack” (P7,500) from Adidas
Since its global release in 2015, the Adidas NMDs have wowed shoe fanatics with its distinctive silhouette and eye-catching colorways. But this season, you're sure to love the sneaker staple's newest iteration—its light mesh lining and sorbet and seafoam pops of color are totally summer-appropriate!
Fusion Flexweave (P7,595) from Reebok
Here's a pair that's sure to motivate you to get moving. Reebok's Fusion Flexweave uses Floatride Foam technology, which provides you with the cushioning you need to withstand an intense workout session. Plus, its sleek design ensures that although you may not be the fittest guy in the gym, you'll definitely be one of the snazziest.
Wata (P4,795) from Veja
Still onboard the white-sneaker trend but wary of wearing the same kicks as everybody else? Check out this pair by Veja, which takes a classic silhouette and elevates it with a few distinctive touches. The best part? All the shoes from the French brand are made in a vegan-friendly way, meaning they are made with organic raw materials from free-trade sources, making your shoe shopping a little more guilt-free.
Air Force 1 Low Spring Patchwork in "Easter" (U.S. $130; roughly P6,850) from Nike
Nike's Air Force 1 has long been a staple for embuing that easy, je ne sais quoi cool that rappers and those in the hip-hop world embody perfectly. Now that streetwear is currently moving towards a more colorful direction, Nike is following suit—made with buttery suede in hypersaturated pastel hues, this pair is as delicious as an ice cream sundae.
574S “Otruska Pack” (P5,995) from New Balance
Yes, these are definitely not your dad's well-worn pair of 574s. The newest form of the New Balance staple is more modern and much sleeker, with a few design elements that reference the Soviet Union. These shoes will certainly get a few double-takes when you're walking down the street.
Tyler the Creator x Converse One Star GOLF Le Fleur (U.S. $110; roughly P5,800) from Converse
Among the sea of streetwear clothing lines by rappers, Tyler the Creator's GOLF Wang is definitely one of the most fun. The brand's newest collaboration with Converse has us hankering for their punchy take on the classic One Star. The pair comes in four new psychedelic colorways—we're partial to this salmon-and-orange combo.
Salton Court Icon in “Baby Blue/Cloud Dancer” (P3,998) from Vans
For days when you need a low-key trusty pair, check out the Salton Court Icon. The sneaker nods back to '90s nostalgia with the classic Vans skateboard logo, cushioning along the lining, and rubber waffle outsoles—not to mention a cool, subtle sky-blue hue.
574 Retro Surf in “Hemp” (P4,495) from New Balance
Sometimes, all a stylish guy needs is his favorite sneaker in a new colorway to keep things fresh. New Balance updates its best-selling 574 with an all-suede iteration in delectable beige and teal shades reminiscent of the beach.
Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer in “Ocean Fog” (P7,645) from Nike
Sneakerheads the world over couldn't shut up about Nike's Mariah when it was released in 2017, and it's not difficult to see why. The pair's sock-like fit, breathable Flyknit material, and classic '80s silhouette gets a makeover in a new somber hue that's the perfect shade between grey and navy.
i-5923 "Pride 2018 Pack" (U.S. $130; roughly P6,850) from Adidas
To celebrate Pride Month, Adidas is coming out with a limited-edition Pride Pack! Check out the revamped version of the i-5923—the Pureboost sole, buttery suede material, and subtle callback to the rainbow make this pair the most stylish way to show your support for the LGBT community.