Top 10 Sneakers For Summer 2016

Saucony x The Quiet Life Shadow 5000 Black

LA based streetwear legend The Quiet Life joins forces with sneaker don Saucony for the upcoming Saucony x The Quiet Life Shadow 5000 Black. Saucony has a long history of famous collaborations and this one is set to join the ranks.

Nike Air Presto Flyknit

These Black or White Air Presto Flyknit colourways are perfect for summer and offer themselves as a versatile option for most of your summer get-ups.  The first pair sports an almost all-White finish, with only the Black crash pad dots and outsole adding some contrast. The second pair goes in with stealth, all black everything.

Naked CPH x Reebok Club C “Daze”

Copenhagen’s Naked could be considered alongside others as global pioneers in the women’s sneaker world. Women’s-only sneaker stores are few and far between, but they are becoming more common. Such places currently serving the female sneaker fan base around the globe are the new KITH Manhattan location and Overkill Women in Berlin. Copenhagen’s Naked has been around since 2004, serving sneaker heat to women for over 12 years and counting. This collab is looking like a strong contender for the summer 2016 crown.

Adidas NMD R1 Japan Boost

The NMD burst onto the scene earlier this year and almost instantly it became impossible to buy anywhere as all of these colourways sold out quick time. However restocks tend to happen frequently but they’re random and unpredictable. There’s more and more colourways being released, but the Japan Boost series are the one look out for. Available strictly in black, the Adidas branding has been replaced with the words ‘The brand with three stripes’ in Japanese Kanji, along with a few other exclusive features making these the biggest NMD release to date.

Nike Mayfly Woven

The Mayfly design has become a popular icon amongst the sneaker community, favoured for its luxury aesthetic, versatility and impressive performance, it’s been given a revamp for summer 2016.  Released in a range of 9 colours, some highlights include the off-white, black, grey and triple black takes on the shoe. The kicks boast a Phylite foam sole, along with a luxury all-suede upper. These kicks are perfect for summer days and nights.

Y-3 Pure Boost ZG

The collaborative project between Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto once again comes through with the heat on the Pure Boost ZG. The pair have successfully combined new footwear technologies and current trends to produce something special. Y-3 presents an all-black version along with a timeless white/black version.

Reigning Champ x ASICS GEL-Lyte III

ASICS have teamed up with Canadian brand Reigning Champ for this killer series. Crafted with the renowned ‘Made in Canada’ mid-weight terry cloth, this pair feature a matching premium suede overlay which enhances the look. Other details include reverse fleece detailing, zig-zag stitching and logo’s featured on the heel and insole.

Nike Air Max Zero “BeTrue”

This year, the star of Nike’s BeTrue collection, which is released annually for Pride Month is a clean take on the Air Max Zero. Tinker Hatfield’s first attempt at the now-iconic Air Max line is executed in classic white, with a subtle rainbow featured in the air bubble to resemble your solidarity or pride. These sneakers stand for a good cause and they also look sick, so it’s a win/win.

Adidas x Oyster Holdings Samoa

Not many sneakers can boast the cultural history that the Adidas Samoa holds, and this creative reinterpretation by Oyster Holdings has extended the history behind the Samoa. This infamous casual football shoe has been elevated to another level, utilising textures and colours that will capture the imagination this summer.

Common Projects Achilles Low

These Common Projects Achilles Low kicks are the perfect match for almost any outfit and this mint rendition is a no-brainer. Dover Street Market have also recently teamed up with Common Projects to bring us the sprinkles. DSM are known for their taste for the overstated, and they decided to commemorate their New York stores second anniversary by essentially throwing a birthday cake into the shoe’s midsole.

It’s looking like this summer will be consisting of some strong looks, lightweight and breathable uppers and highly cushioned soles–perfect for the hotter months. We also see the return of some classic names and silhouette’s such as the Reebok Club C and obviously you can rest assured there will be plenty of Stan Smith’s and Superstars floating about too.

Let’s also take a quick moment to acknowledge the new-found hype sneakerhead’s have for Adidas releases these days. The NMD and Boost series have seen an undeniable amount of success over the past few months, and the future looks bright for these two highly coveted silhouettes, selling out almost instantly. Some of you may be wondering why the YEEZY series hasn’t been featured in this list, but with so much heat on the net right now around these kicks and the massive resale price tags, it just hasn’t made the cut (sorry Kanye (not that you care)).

As always, keep up-to-date with all your favourite sneaker releases with Ondulée and The Sole Supplier.

Ondulée – Street Fashion Blog


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