10 Coolest Sneakers To Wear This Season
As the temperature slowly drops, there is no reason to stop wearing your sneakers. It is almost a reason to continue wearing sneakers to help stand out from those wearing boots and other shoes that are more traditionally seen as fall shoes. Whether you like running shoes with breathable uppers or something a bit more weather appropriate, there are so many different sneakers available for you this fall.
With the fall approaching in the coming days, here are ten sneakers that you must have for fall 2018:
Air Jordan 1
One of the most iconic silhouettes of all-time, the Air Jordan 1 is a timeless pair of shoes that can be worn throughout the entire year. Although it is a design from 1985, it is a pair of shoes that will never go out of style and it always stays relevant with retros of iconic colourways and key partnerships such as the most recent with Nigel Sylvester.
Air Jordan 3
The Air Jordan 3 has been at the forefront in 2018 with this year being the 30th anniversary of the silhouette. We have seen original colourways such as the Black Cement 3 re-release alongside slightly updated new models in the collaborations with Justin Timberlake. Whether you’re wearing a pair of beat-up Black Cement Air Jordan 3’s or a crisp new pair Justin Timberlake Bio-Beige pair, you can do no wrong with a pair of Jordan 3’s this fall.
adidas Consortium x Arc’teryx x Livestock Ultra Tech GTX
With 2018 marking the 10 year anniversary of the first collaboration between adidas and Canadian boutique, Livestock, a new collaborative project is on the horizon. The Ultra Tech GTX combines design aspects from both the Terrex Skychaser GTX and the Oregon Ultra Tech for a modern silhouette with a slightly retro feel. A GORE-TEX upper, replaceable speed lacing, and leather panels are just some of the features on this outdoorsy sneaker.
adidas ZX 500 RM
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adidas continues to find the perfect mix between modern technology and classic designs with the adidas ZX 500 RM. This model takes the ZX running style from the 1980’s retooled with a modern cushioning system. It combines a mesh and suede upper from the ZX model with the cushioning system that helped adidas take off in recent years, the BOOST cushioning system. If you’re a big Dragon Ball Z fan, look out for the upcoming Goku colourway from the collaboration.
If you are wanting to stand out from the pack and wear something that you don’t see on everyone’s feet, look no further than this futuristic design from ASICS. The GEL-Mai is a redesign of a classic trail running silhouette featuring a durable and breathable mesh upper with an asymmetrical lacing system. If you want to stand out eve more, there are some amazing collaborations on this silhouette such as the ASICS x Monkey Time x United Arrows GEL-Mai.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970’s
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How do you make the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star even better? You recraft it using a heavier-grade canvas on the upper and a slightly higher rubber foxing with a more substantial rubber toe cap for the ultimate Chuck Taylor experience. This is a pair of shoes that looks better with age and you are able to tell your unique story with each pair of Chuck Taylors the more you wear them.
Nike React Element 87
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Arguably one of the most hyped shoes of 2018, the Nike React Element 87 took the summer by storm with its unique semi-translucent upper sitting on top of Nike’s latest cushioning technology, the React cushioning system. It is one of the first lifestyle shoes that Nike released with its React technology and it instantly became one of the most sought after shoes of the year.
Nike Air Force 1
Whatever the season, you can’t go wrong with a crispy pair of Air Force 1’s. Whether you are a fan of the low, mid or high cut, there is a design that will fit your personal style best with a wide array of colourways to match. Although you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of Air Force 1’s, you can always look for collaborative designs such as the Public School NY design for a modern twist at the classic design.
When you think of the PUMA Suede, you think of the classic two-tone suede upper that has been seen on the feet of people of all ages. One of the beautiful things about PUMA and the work that they have done on the Suede model is the variety of unique designs of the Suede that is available now. The most recent collaboration with The Weeknd is essentially a PUMA Suede that has been transformed into a military boot, making it perfect for the fall season.
Under Armour HOVR Phantom
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One of the least talked about sneaker technology on the market at the moment has to be the HOVR technology from Under Armour. It rivals the cushioning technology offered by other footwear brands and to top it off, it looks great on-feet as well. The HOVR Phantom features a sock-like knit upper sitting on top of the HOVR cushioning system that feels like wrapping your feet on a pillow.
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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.