From Nike to Converse to Vans, the heavy hitters are out in full force.
The new year tends to bring change. Sometimes that means striving for personal growth and taking steps towards a better, happier version of yourself. It can also just mean picking up a new pair of sneakers. And if you’re looking for the latter, now great week to cop some fresh new kicks. With limited-edition collaborations from Nike, Vans, and Converse, this week is stacked with top-of-the-line sneaker drops. Pick up a pair and ride out the rest of January in style.
Nike x A Cold Wall Air Force 1
Led by British designer Samuel Ross, A Cold Wall has been making waves across the pond for quite some time now. The London-based label first teamed up with the Swoosh back in 2017 and has since released a steady stream of , forward-looking sneakers. This time Ross has stripped down the iconic Air Force 1 to the bare essentials and dressed it back up in tonal black and grey.
Japanese designer Taka Hayashi has been working with Vans for many years, quietly reworking and elevating some of the sneaker brand’s most revered styles. For his latest, Hayashi has given his signature touch to a slip-on and three different pairs of the beloved Sk8-Hi model—the standout being a pair that’s decked out in a playfully oversized checkered pattern.
Rapper, designer, and overall creative tour de force Tyler, the Creator has not-so-quietly rose to status as a bona fide player in the world of style and sneakers. His label Golf Wang continues to impress and his partnership with Converse has resulted in too many excellent sneakers to count. The latest is this semi-shiny silver shoe with a 3M reflective stripe that would be a spot-on addition to any arsenal of kicks. Available January 12 via Golf Wang and Dover Street Market
Converse ERX 260 by Don C
Don C knows basketball sneakers like the back of his hand. The Chicago-based designer has tackled the Air Jordan II (and even created his own mostly new model), and has now set his sights on Converse’s ERX 260, a loud-as-hell basketball silhouette from back in the day. The high-top statement sneaker comes in either white with zebra stripes or black with cheetah print—good for the court but even better for stunting.