The 10 Most Anticipated Sneaker Releases of Summer 2017
As the days of winter pass and the parkas get put away, we begin to see people pulling out their summer attire. For Canadian sneakerheads, this time of the year marks the the moment when boots can be put away and sneakers can be brought out.
Summer tends to be the time that everyone gravitates towards the all-white low-top shoes, and with the recent influx of triple white colourways seen on sneakers, it seems that this trend will continue. Although the white low-tops are a sure-fire method of adding vibrancy to your outfit, there will be so many sought-after silhouettes and colourways this summer, so don’t be confined to just one style!
From everyone’s favourite Yeezy’s and Ultra Boosts to classic Air Jordan silhouettes, here are ten of the sneakers we’re most anticipated to shop this summer:
New Balance 247 “Breathe” Pack
Release: May 1st, 2017
At the beginning of the year, New Balance launched their 247 collection with their Luxe, Sport and Classic models. The upcoming “Breathe” pack is a lifestyle variation of the Sport model and it will be featured in seven tonal colourways, perfect for summer. Following the success of the 247 Luxe collection, the “Breathe” pack is the perfect follow-up for those seeking the best of both style and performance. Small details such as the reflective N logo on the lateral and medial sides are the cherry on top of an amazing design.
Air Jordan 1 OG High “Metallic Red”
Release: May 6th, 2017
Do I need to say much more than the fact it’s an Air Jordan 1 in an original colourway with the remastered quality? If it can stack up to last year’s “Metallic Navy” pair (one of the most underrated releases of 2016), we are in luck!
Parley x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged
Release: May 10th, 2017
Parley for the Oceans and adidas have been making noise in the sneaker world with their environmentally friendly collection of Ultra Boost models made with recycled ocean plastic. Each pair of shoes are made with the equivalent of approximately a dozen plastic bottles, and the ocean-theme continues throughout the ocean-blue uppers. While each silhouette is sure to be immensely popular, the Uncaged model is our choice for this summer with its sock-like construction.
Air Jordan 4 “Pure Money”
Release: May 13th, 2017
Out of all of the Air Jordan numbered series, the 4 silhouette is one of the most sought after, as well as one of the best summer shoes of the collection. Originally released in May 2006, these shoes return eleven years later just in time for Summer 2017!
Nike Air Max 97 “Metallic Gold”
Release: May 18th, 2017
The focus has been on the 30th anniversary of the original Air Max 1 release, but this year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Air Max 97 debut. The first two Air Max 97 releases of this year are two of the most popular and timeless colourways of the silhouette: the recently released “Silver Bullet” and the upcoming “Metallic Gold”.
KITH x adidas ACE 16+ PureControl Ultra Boost
Release: May 19th, 2017
Ronnie Fieg’s first collaboration on the adidas Ultra Boost was one of the best shoes of 2016, and his upcoming soccer-influenced Ultra Boost collaboration will be an amazing follow-up project. A pink laceless Primeknit upper with sock-like construction sits on top of an Ultra Boost midsole, making this a truly unique silhouette with influences from running, soccer, and lifestyle designs.
Nike Flyknit Racer “Macaron” Pack
Release: May 19th, 2017
Some will say that the Nike Flyknit Racers are the perfect summer shoes with its sleek and breathable Flyknit upper, supported by Flywire on both the lateral and medial sides. The upcoming “Macaron” pack will be offered in four pastel colours that are rightfully named after popular macaron flavours: Lavender, Strawberry, Pistachio, and Blueberry.
Nike Air More Uptempo “Triple White”
Release: May 26th, 2017
Combining the style of the mid-90s with modern aesthetics is exactly what Nike has done with the “Triple White” execution of the Air More Uptempo. Known to some simply as “Pippens” and originally released in 1996, the Uptempos are one of the best 90s silhouettes from Nike Basketball that is continuously brought back as a retro model.
adidas Yeezy 350 V2 “Dark Green”
Release: June 2017
You knew when you decided to read this article that there would be a Yeezy appearance on this list. With the past two releases, the “Zebra” and the “Cream White”, being predominantly white shoes, many people have been very selective of when they wear them in order to protect the clean white Primeknit upper. With this “Dark Green” colourway, set to release at the beginning of summer, this will be one of the most wearable pair of Yeezy 350 V2s since the original V2 colourway, the Beluga.
Nike Air Foamposite One “Eggplant”
Release: July 2017
The “Eggplant” Foamposite is one of the most iconic of all Foamposite colourways. It is also one of the most highly sought-after. Last released in 2010, how can you pass up the purple and black upper combined with the translucent outsole? A truly classic silhouette and colourway, this will be a great addition to any collection!
Posts you may be Interested in:
The 5 Best Canadian Online Stores for Sneakers
Top 10 Most Expensive Sneakers
Inside Toronto’s Cool New Sneaker Store, Footaction
11 of the Ugliest (and Most Expensive) Shoes on the Market Right Now
Walmart Buys Shoes.com
Jonathan Kim is a freelance writer, content creator, and the Social Media Manager for The Brag Affair, a Canadian sneaker and lifestyle blog for creative sneakerheads from all throughout the country.