30 Must Have Sneakers for Men and Women [Released April 2019]
Sneakers are a unisex item one should always keep a pair or two in their closet. They’re versatile and great for most occasions. These shoes can be mixed and matched with any kind of outfits from baggy jeans to mini skirts.
Most of all, they’re super comfy on your feet! Because of these reasons, more and more are calling themselves sneakerheads. You started with a few pairs and the next thing you know, you’ve got a dozen of them lying around your home.
Don’t worry; we’re not here to shame you into stop buying them. After all, these shoes could serve you in the future. While most buy sneakers to wear them themselves, many others are meticulously curating a collection. For some editions, especially the rarer ones, the older they get, the higher their prices.
This unfading popularity is why big-name brands are always coming up with new dope designs to keep up with the trends and attract sneakers lovers all around the world.
To keep you up to date with the latest on sneakers, we’ve selected 30 recently released items of April 2019 from all ranges. Will any of these items send you dashing to the stores? Let’s find out!
1.NIKE Air Max95 QS “Plant Color” Collection
We’re kicking off our April list with some iconic sneakers by Nike. The brand has released items from many of their popular series; all are desperately begging to be whisked away from the shelves.
All the sneakers girls out there should keep their eyes peeled for this one. Air Max 95 QS features cute and colorful upper. As the name suggests, the collection is environmentally friendly with its all-natural dyes.
A pair of these will set you back 170 USD (5,400 THB).
2. The NASA x Nike PG 3 “Apollo Missions”
Inspired by NASA’s Apollo 11 mission - the first moon landing in 1969 - these sneakers have a classy minimalist look with clean white upper. The pale base is contrasted by metallic gold midsole and cornflower blue outsole; the very same hues as the astronaut suit and shoes Neil Armstrong wore on the moon.
NASA x Nike PG 3 “Apollo Missions” sells for 120 USD (3,800 THB).
3. Nora Vasconcellos x adidas Sabalo Slip-On
As slip-ons have lately become increasingly popular, the world-famous brand Adidas joins with pro skater Nora Vasconcellos to bring you this special edition.
Together they’ve delivered a sharp-yet-dainty look with bright tones like light purple Adidas logo and ‘Clear Orange’ upper. On the heel-side lining are floral print artwork created by Nora herself.
The slip-ons come with a small price tag at 60 USD (1,900 THB).
4. KITH Classics x Converse Chuck 70
The limited edition of Chuck 70 is a collaboration between Converse and NYC-based streetwear brand, Kith. The kicks have Converse’s signature high top silhouette with Kith logo printed all over. The patterns are shifted a few shades from the base color, creating a playful effect of light and shadow.
KITH Classics x Converse Chuck 70 sells for 130 USD (4,100 THB).
5. Adidas NMD CS1 Primeknit
Here’s another generation of NMD City Sock geared towards fans of NMD. In the latest rendition, Adidas adds a large ‘NMD’ graphic across the upper, which uses muted canvas colors and Primeknit textile technology.
Adidas NMD CS1 PRIMEKNIT sells for 180 USD (5,700 THB).
6. Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 997
We’re moving on to sportswear brands with New Balance. In collaboration with Aimé Leon Dore, a renowned NY-based clothing brand, they’ve created the brightly-colored collection, 997.
The shoes look super dapper with genuine leathers and vintage colors like yellow, purple, light blue, navy, green, and light pink. It seems like they’re going full throttle with the 90s sportswear vibes.
Of course, the footwear will match with Aimé Leon Dore’s upcoming seasonal in-house collection of clothes and accessories.
7. Balenciaga Triple S (New Faux Smudged Colorways)
The ultra-chic, high-end sneakers brand, Balenciaga Triple S, is releasing some new colorways for fashion lovers to add to their collection.
The Black Colorway edition offers two tones with the unique chunky shape of the Triple S series, leaving no doubt that these bad boys are a must-have item. The initially announced price is 1,120 USD (35,700 THB).
8. Nike x AMBUSH® Air Max 180 High
These retro-style sneakers are a collaboration between Nike and Ambush - a popular, high-end Japanese brand of streetwear and accessories.
Air Max 189 High features a striking design with lace covers crafted by Ambush and Nike’s signature Max Air cushioning heels. The model is truly a fusion of both brands’ identity.
NIKE X AMBUSH® AIR MAX 180 HIGH sells for 7,000 THB.
9. Nike Earth Day Collection 2019
Steve Harrington, California-based artist and designer, works with Nike to create the adorable ‘Nike Earth Day Collection 2019’ to celebrate Earth Day 2019, which was on April 22.
The commemorative collection comes in three silhouettes: Air Force 1, Blazer Low, and Cortez. On the pure white base is cartoonish artwork that revolves around loving our earth.
What’s more, all sneakers are made with the eco-friendly Flyleather. A recycle symbol is stamped on the insole, which is to say these shoes won’t kick the environment to the curb after they’re thrown away.
Other than the thoughtful conception, Nike Earth Day Collection also comes with attractive prices. The shoes cost around 80-100 USD (2,500-3,200 THB), depending on the model.
10. Under Armour Anatomix Spawn MK11 “Sub-Zero”
Under Armour, a brand with a fair share of the global sportswear market, joins forces with NBA star Dennis Smith Jr.
For this design, they’re pulling inspiration from Sub-Zero, Dennis’ favorite character from the Mortal Kombat franchise. The shoes come in navy and icy blue with patterns from Sub-Zero’s outfit and his cryomantic powers.
11. Vans Thermochrome Pack
The eye-catching colors from the 90s are being brought back to life in a true Vans Old Skool Checkerboard style. This iteration sports more playful colorways, pink and purple, on a bright orange-yellow base.
The collection also includes slip-on models. Vans Thermochrome Pack comes with an attractive price at only 60-65 USD (1,900-2,100 THB).
12. Puma Ralph Sampson Low OG
Puma is breaking back into the market with their all-time hit, Classic Ralph Sampson OG, which has become known as one of the brand’s signature items. This collection was inspired by the shoes Ralph Sampson, a basketball champion, wore during his matches.
The low top model has a streamlined classic look with clean white base and elaborate details like logos and Ralph Sampson’s signature in metallic gold; the navy tongue tags match the suede heel counters.
Puma Ralph Sampson Low OG sells for 80 USD in the US, and 3,999 THB in Thailand.
13. Adidas Falcon
When it comes to Adidas’ Falcon, the quote ‘less is more’ often comes to mind.
Adidas is bringing back the model in classic black and white colorways; perfect for any outfit of your choice. The sneakers retain all of their original characters, inspired by the Falcon Dorf, first released in the late 90s.
14. Missoni x Adidas Ultra Boost Clima
Missoni, an Italian leading fashion brand, and Adidas work together to create sports shoes that look great with designer clothes. This results in Missoni’s uniquely colorful woven fabric being integrated into Ultra Boost Clima with Primeknit technology.
With the classy design and the Ultra Boost technology that provide superior comfort, these shoes are perfect for any occasion.
Missoni x Adidas Ultra Boost Clima comes in three colorways and sells for 250 USD (8,000 THB).
15. BAPE x Neighborhood x Adidas Originals
Bape and Neighborhood, popular Japanese brands, are back on a collaborative project with Adidas Originals to bring you POD-S3.1 and NMD STLT. The unique collection is an amalgam of the trio’s strength: Adidas’ flagship Boost technology, Bape’s eye-catching graphics, and Neighborhood’s sleek black upper.
Bape X Neighborhood X Adidas POD-S3.1 strikes a perfect delicate balance; the shoes are available for 200 USD (6,400 THB).
16. Concepts x Mephisto Match “CCM-96”
The collection was inspired by the white sneakers that appeared on an ad by Apple, the tech giant, in 1990. The commercial piece was to introduce desktops with color screens for the first time. The shoes weren’t actually for sale, but have inexplicably been sought after by countless sneakerheads.
Mephisto, a French sneakers brand, and Concepts, Boston-based streetwear brand, have joined forces to bring Apple’s elusive collection to life.
The sneakers have all-white uppers and rainbow-colored tongue tags, shooting for a look that’s as close to the original as possible. The price is currently at 390 USD (12,500 THB).
17. COMME des GARCONS x Vans Vault Authentic
Comme des Garcons works with Vans Vault, Vans’ premium sneakers line, to create the special edition of Authentic OG.
The collection’s unique feature is that the black uppers are covered in funky white texts. These aren’t just random quotes, but real food for thought like “my energy comes from my freedom”, “live free with strong will” - the favorite quotes of Rei Kawakubo, the designer who founded CDG.
COMME des GARCONS x Vans Vault Authentic sells for 130 USD (4,200 THB).
18. Adidas Raf Simons Peach Stan Smith
The Stan Smith is one of Adidas’ best-selling collections of all time. For this project, the brand recruited Raf Simons, a Belgian artist and designer. He uses ‘trompe l’oeil’ prints on the upper to create an optical illusion, giving the flat surface a 3D quality.
To show its unique character, unlike any other Stan Smith models, the edition features a perforated R on the outer sides with Raf Simons’ name engraved on the heels like Adidas logos. The price is set at 11,000 THB.
19. Nike SB Dunk High “Dog Walker”
Nike SB celebrates International Weed Day (April 20) with the cleverly-named “Dog Walker” collection, named after a strand of the cannabis plant. Without the context, however, you might mistake these high tops for some cute puppy-themed kicks.
The upper is decked out with all kinds of adorable details: black & white dalmatian spots on the quarter panel and red nylon Swoosh logo that resembles a dog leash. On the heel counter is brown ‘dog fur’ complete with shoe tags shaped like a bone with the name “Sparky”.
If you take a closer look, you’ll see some playful gimmicks on the outsole. Some brown splashes have been added; they look almost like you’ve stepped on one of your pooch’s stink bombs.
The upper’s green base color can be taken for either the grass lawn where you take your canine companion for a walk, or the cannabis leaves some might know oh-so-well.
Nike SB Dunk High “Dog Walker” sells for 110 USD (3,500 THB) in the US.
20. FILA Creator
After a spectacular comeback, Fila releases the new Fila Creator for April. The sports sneakers are perfect for a casual look on an easy-going day.
Men’s shoes feature the signature colorways of white, blue & red, black and gray. As for the ladies, there’s the lovely pastel pink & purple option. The prices are quite lightweight at 80-85 USD (2,600-2,800 THB).
21.Balenciaga Track Trainer
Balenciaga’s latest addition has loud and daring colors with a sporty design and all the brand’s identity. The upper is black netted canvas with added colors from the lime green and light blue nylon. It’s an awesome look to welcome summer in the signature style of this high-end brand.
Balenciaga Track Trainer sells for 895 USD (29,000 THB).
22. Eric Emanuel x adidas Originals' SS19 Collection (Rivalry Hi OG)
Rivalry RM is inspired by the 80s-style basketball shoes designed by Eric Emanuel, a former basketball player from the US. The collection comes back for a slam dunk with the classic high top silhouette.
The Rivalry Hi OG, a part of the collection, sports an elegant floral design with some new twists and vintage vibes. Emanuel was inspired by his Paris tournament during the spring when he was a young boy. The collection is, in a way, a captured moment of the time from his memory.
The sneakers feature Mid-boost soles; an original creation by Adidas. Adding this to your collection will set you back 6,000 THB.
23. Jean Paul Gaultier x Supreme x Vans
Supreme, one of the global leaders in street fashion, has recently released their collaborative project with Vans - a part of the Supreme x Jean Paul Gaultier collection.
There are two models available: Chukka Pro and Era Pro. They call back to 90s street fashion with lush florals print on the upper and a dash of punk, Gaultier’s personal favorite style.
Also, bold colorways like Black/Burgundy and Black/Pink make the kicks’ rebellious nature shines through. The price is set at 118 USD (3,800 THB).
24. Adidas Originals x Donald Glover
Adidas Originals works with renowned artist Donald Glover on the brand-new “Donald Glover Presents” collection. They’re recreating three of Adidas’ classic models: Nizza, Lacombe, and Continental 80 with rugged, ‘unfinished’ design.
The unpolished appearance is meant to reflect the ever-growing experience and story of the shoes’ owner. Those who prefer a rough-hewn look on their sneakers would definitely love this collection.
In Thailand, the prices are set at 3,500 THB for Nizza, 3,800 THB for Continental 80, and 4,800 THB for Lacombe.
25. Nike Air Fear Of God Raid
Nike and Fear of God, a street fashion brand, collaborate on an exclusive collection inspired by the 1993 Air Raid Original. The remake edition features crisscrossing adjustable bands around the midfoot, which should make slipping into these kicks a real breeze.
The swoosh remains as prominent as ever, while translucent heels perfectly combine the swag of luxurious streetwear with Nike’s high-performance innovation. Nike Air Fear Of God sells for 5,800 THB.
26. Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 Analog
A collaboration between Adidas and the iconic rapper, Kanye West, these sneakers has an unmistakable style with a white tonal look. The collection is aimed towards minimalist street fashion lovers.
27. Adidas New Nite Jogger Colorways For April 2019
The Nite Jogger returns with an innovative reflective surface so that creative sneakerheads can enjoy a limitless nightlife. The soles utilize BOOST technology to provide comfort.
Though these shoes can be worn on any occasion 24/7, they look extra funky during the night. Nite Jogger provides a brilliant glow during the dark evenings and makes you stand out among the crowd.
A pair of these will set you back 5,200 THB.
28. Alexander McQueen Two-Tone Leather Low-Top Sneakers
From Alexander McQueen is “Larry” - the signature thick-heeled sneakers with a new black & white colorway that has an edgy, artsy feel and a coat of ‘spray’ paint.
These sneakers can make any outfit pop. Need some kicks to go with your fantasy space suit? Well, they’ve got you covered.
29. Nike Jordan Apex React
The cream-colored classic Air Jordan 1 comes with Flyknit uppers. The bright red accents contrast with the muted base tone, bringing the shoes’ details into the spotlight. You can adjust the heel straps however you want for a perfect fit.
Despite the bulky silhouette, the sneakers are lightweight thanks to React technology that effectively absorbs impact. You get a pair of these gorgeous high-performance kicks for 6,700 THB.
30. Adidas Superstar 1986
Our list concludes with a well-loved collection from Adidas, Adidas Superstar. The king of sneakers returns to claim the throne after being overshadowed by newer, trendier collections of the brand.
Adidas Superstar 1986 is revived with some new details like shoelaces with Adidas name and logo, as well as shiny golden tongue tags instead of white to give the shoes a more distinct look.
This is only a part of the various new releases we’ve seen in April; many others aren’t included here. Still, we’re sure that adding a couple of kicks from this list to your collection and walking around town in them might just make you the trendsetter of the month.
Stay tuned to see which sneakers will come a-callin’ for your pocket money next month. We promise we’ll come running to bring you the latest on sneakers trends!