2018 was a kind year to our sneaker collections as top brands arrayed their shelves with street-heavy styles and collaborations. There’s no reason to slow your hoarding this year, however – we’re not even a month in and multple drops are already being announced. Catch up here.
01: YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Triple White (25 Jan)
YEEZYs for everyone, Kanye proclaimed. Making good on that promise, another round of drops has been scheduled – yes, for Singapore – for 25 Jan 2019 (Fri). The variant in question is the vaunted Triple White Boost 350 V2, the most pristine of the colourways available right now.
Do note – a mint-soled, partial see-through “Hyperspace” has just been announced, but no one knows how many pairs are up for snapping, so we’d take the win being offered this Friday first. Pre-register your interest at their site to receive more updates about the drop.
02: Onitsuka Tiger x Andrea Pompilio ADMIX RUNNER / SLIP-ON (1 Feb)
Seasoned collaborator Andrea Pompilio – who’s landed gigs with Prada, Calvin Klein and then Yves Saint Laurent and is not to be confused with a Japanese radio personality of the same name – turns his attention towards the sneaker scene.
Bringing sensible, earthen tones to balance out the vibrant and solid, the lightweight, over-engineered cocoons are among the sharpest designs we’ve seen amidst the continuing sneaker boom. The global drop’s slated for 1 Feb, and we’re waiting for confirmation that pairs are allocated to local stores.
03: Puma x Han Kjobenhavn Alteration PN-1 (21 Mar)
You can never have enough Scandinavian design, even on feet. Danish apparel design company Han Kjobenhavn is following up on previously successful collabs with PUMA to launch the Alteration PN-1.
First sighted at the Han Kjobenhavn runway last week, the range looks to include four colourways. The outlier is a two-tone yellow (solid and Tuscany) affair with a white and red outsole – very much in line with what’s out there. But we’re far more keen on the other three understated palettes, in particular that last mesmerising blend of silvers, grays and mesh midsole.
You’re in for a bit of a wait though – the drop’s global and on Puma.com, but comes online 21 Mar 2019.
04: Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 (31 Jan)
The shoe tech of the future meets design cues of the past in Nike’s Epic React Flyknit 2, dropping 31 Jan on their website.
Accordingly named “8-bit” and “Pixel”, the colourways bring sport bubblegum/arcade hues of lime and shocking pink – making these kicks perfect for peppier street outfits. If you’ve never tried the Flyknit tech – which basically wraps your feet in impossibly light and high-performance foam – this is as good as any a time to start.
PHOTOS: Respective brands.