2016 just past the halfway mark and the sneakers that have been dropped so far are on a new level. We decided to compile a list of the best and most popular sneakers to drop this year thus far.
As expected Adidas lead the way with some of the crazy kicks we’ve ever seen from them in years. Nike aren’t too far behind since they switched up some their latest designs like the PRESTO’s. Rihanna put Puma back on the map by collaborating with them to deliver her own line.
In no particular order, check our list below.
Rihanna x PUMA Creeper
Rihanna’s first design for PUMA by Rihanna – The Creeper – sold out everywhere, after catching the world’s attention with its rebellious style.
Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit
Instant Happiness Returns. The Nike icon is updated with modern materials and technology to deliver the ultimate in lightweight comfort.
adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 750 “Grey/Gum”
YEEZY BOOST REPRESENTS KANYE WEST’S COLLABORATION WITH ADIDAS ORIGINALS, BRINGING TO LIFE THE ULTIMATE IN MUSIC, CULTURE AND FASHION. YEEZY BOOST TRANSCENDS FOOTWEAR TRENDS AND CHAMPIONS THE NEXT WAY OF THINKING ABOUT SNEAKER FASHION. FEATURING ADIDAS’ COVETED BOOST CUSHIONING TECHNOLOGY, EACH YEEZY BOOST COMBINES THE ULTIMATE IN COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE WITH HIGH-END STYLE. YEEZY BOOST IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN WEST AND ADIDAS. THE COLLABORATION SPEAKS TO WEST’S VISION FOR EFFORTLESSNESS AND TIMELESSNESS. MELDING THE FORWARD-THINKING TECHNOLOGIES OF ADIDAS WITH A CLASSIC AESTHETIC, REPRESENTING A BOLD NEW DESIGN IDEAL.
Y-3 Qasa High
The Y-3 Qasa High takes the hi top trainer into the future with a sophisticated mix of materials and a curving EVA outsole. Upper: neoprene with tonal elastic, leather toe and heel overlays. Lining: natural milled leather with canvas forefoot.
adidas Originals Coats the NMD_XR1 in Blue & Black Pinstripe
The NMD_XR1 continues the NMD series’ deconstructed aesthetic with a blend of classic components and progressive design work. It was first released in “Triple White” back in July, and has also since dropped in “Digital Camouflage” and “Black/White.”
Rihanna’s PUMA Fenty Trainer
THE TRAINER is Rihanna’s take on a traditional work out sneaker with a fashion-forward and futuristic flair. An all-new PUMA silhouette, this fearless, badass sneaker features exaggerated proportions, massive sex appeal, and performance features. Its upper is constructed from Ariaprene for a secure yet breathable fit.