15 Must-Have Sneakers for Men and Women [Released July 2019]
Though the rainy season isn’t the best time to show off pristine new kicks, no true sneakerhead would let these showers stop them from keeping up with the trends. We’re back with our monthly updates on recently released sneakers; a little fall of rain can hardly keep us away!
With all the fresh, eye-catching designs and collaborative projects that celebrate historical moments and/or anniversaries in July 2019, convincing ourselves not to grab ‘em all is a real challenge.
Which one of them can stand out, spice up your look, or be worth the effort? Let’s cut to the chase and see our curated list of 15 kicks you need in your July collection!
NIKE AIR MAX 97 “LONDON SUMMER” BY JASMINE LASODE
Nike Air Max 97 “London Summer” is back! It’s one of the selected entries from ‘Nike On Air 2018’ campaign. The special collection invites artists from creative capitals of the world to express their original styles through the Air Max sneakers.
Air Max 97 London Summer is designed by one Jasmine Lasode. The London-based artist was inspired by summer evenings in the city, home to Primrose Hill where she spent her romantic first date. The vivid and warm colorway captures this sentiment perfectly.
Nike Air Max 97 “London Summer” sells for 7,000 THB in Thailand.
CONVERSE CHUCK 70 X CHINATOWN MARKET
Converse joins forces with Chinatown Market, a streetwear brand with an eccentric streak, to bring back the classic Chuck 70 Hi and Chuck 70 Ox with a color-changing twist.
The sneakers gradually shift from clean white into orange, blue, and purple when they come into contact with UV lights. This unique effect was achieved by adding a chemical application to the canvas. Prices range between 95 - 110 USD (2,950 - 3,100 THB).
Nike Cortez “Shoe Dog” Pack
Nike Cortez “Shoe Dog” Pack is an exclusive pack that’s, for the first time ever, bringing back a version of the Cortez model from a time before Nike’s official founding in 1971.
There are three designs - all sporting on their quarter the original logos before they became Nike: Dimension Six, Falcon, and old-school Swoosh. The blue-and-red scheme pays homage to the model’s original colorway, and the vintage aesthetics are preserved with simple, streamlined silhouettes.
Nike Cortez “Shoe Dog” Pack is available on Nike’s website for 120 USD (3,700 THB).
Parra x Nike SB
Parra, an Amsterdam-based streetwear brand, is back on another collaboration with Nike. A combination of two fan-favorite models, SB Dunk Low and Blazer Low GT, the Parra x Nike SB Apparel features Parra’s design on tonal white uppers.
The collection’s highlight is the multi-layered Swoosh in pink, red, and blue. Though SB Dunk is the only one to sport a mini Nike Swoosh on its forefoot, both models have Parra and ‘SB’ embroidered on the heel.
Pharrell x adidas Solar Hu Glide
A spanking-new collaboration between Adidas and Pharrell Williams, SolarHu Gilde features four greyscale tonal colorways: Core Black, Grey Three, Off-White, and White.
The model’s ‘Hu’ logo still feature prominently on the vamp. We’d imagine these kicks can easily become an essential part of any wardrobe. The minimalist tone makes it super convenient to match them with various styles and themes.
SolarHu Gilde’s initial price is set at 160 USD (5,000 THB).
PUMA x CHINATOWN MARKET Ralph Sampson Lo
After having been featured in the Lookbook during the week of NBA All-Star 2019, the Puma x Chinatown Market SS19 Collection is finally on the market.
In this collaborative project, Chinatown Market, one of NY’s most well-known streetwear brands, redesigns three of Puma’s classic models: Suede, Ralph Sampson Lo, and STORM. The new design features playful gimmicks and bright colorways.
Serving as the collection’s highlight is the classic Ralph Sampson Lo. Chinatown Market has integrated its own DIY style by making the Stripe removable and re-attachable, adding a unique character to the model.
Puma x Chinatown Market SS19 Collection is available in white and black tonals on Puma’s website for 120 USD (3,700 THB).
KITH x ASICS GEL-Kayano 5 OG ‘Oasis’
Ronnie Fieg of KITH, the NY-based streetwear brand, works with his long-time partner ASICS on the new KITH x ASICS Gel-Kayano 5 OG ‘Oasis’ - a reprise of the old model inspired by fresh summer vibes. The Oasis blends vintage and pastel tones in a lively combination.
Gel-Kayano 5 first entered the market in 1999 and was considered ahead of its time, remaining fashionable many years after its first released. The latest iteration comes with DUOMAX shock-absorbing technology that provides superior comfort at every step. A pair of KITH x ASICS Gel-Kayano 5 OG ‘Oasis’ will set you back 165 USD (5,100 THB).
TRAVIS SCOTT X NIKE AIR JORDAN 1 LOW
At the time of its release, the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 High had sold out almost instantly, attracting overwhelming attention from international sneakerheads. Since then, there have been whispers and rumors of a follow-up.
Much to our delight, Nike has just officially announced Travis Scott x Air Jordan1 Low. The new design sports a reverse Swoosh like the ‘High’ variation and a Cactus Jack branding on the heel as well as a Jordan logo.
If you want to get your hands on one of these bad boys, you might find it difficult to match the ever-rising resale prices, as the model has been sold out on the official site.
AIR JORDAN 1 HIGH OG ‘DEFIANT’
One of Nike’s more experimental models, Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG ‘Defiant’ has an ‘unfinished’ Nike Swoosh with red guiding stitches on one side of the upper and a neat, fully-attached yellow Swoosh on the other.
The unique design is a result of Nike recreating a ‘demo’ look for the model. However, as you well know, the unfinished appearance is just a part of the charm; Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG ‘Defiant’ is available right now for 5,800 THB.
NIKE AIR MAX 1 'SKETCH TO SHELF' PACK
Nike’s ultra-exclusive rendition of Air Max 1 borrows its appearance from an on-paper prototype, literally. Drawn by Tinker Hatfield, the designer who invented the model 30 years ago, the paper sketch has been brought to life through this iconic model.
Patterns on the upper make it seems as if the shoes were pulled directly from a drawing with details such as Tinker’s handwriting and signature. Nike Air Max 1 "Sketch to Shelf" is available in two colorways, red and black & white, for 5,500 THB.
Converse Chuck Taylor 'Renew Initiative'
Converse’s Renew Initiative collection might just become the new favorite shoes for conservationists around the world. Using recycling innovations, the brand turns plastic bottles into 100% polyester fiber. The fabric is then made into sneakers whose silhouette we’d recognize anywhere.
The technology is first implemented on popular models such as Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck 70. The shoes are available in muted earth tones like Moss Green, Ozone Blue, Wheat, Pale Putty, Black, and Jade Stone, which seems most fitting for a project that promotes eco-friendly attitude. Plus, they’re very affordable at 2,290 - 3,190 THB
adidas Ultra Boost OG “Manchester Rose”
Adidas introduces Ultraboost ‘Manchester Rose’ - a collaboration with Manchester United F.C. - to celebrate the 110th anniversary of The Red Devils’ first FA cup in 1909.
The limited edition features Adidas Ultraboost 4.0 silhouette with Triple Black tonal colorway and a Lancashire Rose embroidery on the tongue. The floral logo was on the left chest of MUFC’s shirt during the historic year.
The iconic stripes are covered in texts such as ‘110 years’, ‘Manchester Rose’, and ‘1909_2019’ to celebrate the occasion and the story behind it. A pair of Ultraboost ‘Manchester Rose’ will set you back 250 USD (7,700 THB).
Arizona Iced Tea x adidas Collection
In an unlikely partnership, Adidas works with Arizona Iced Tea on a unique collection. The two colorways and patterns are inspired by the tea brand’s iconic scheme of mint green, pink, and yellow.
But what sent the crowd into a frenzy is the fact that this limited edition was to be sold at a mere 0.99 USD (30 THB), exclusively at a pop-up store in New York on July 18-19.
The reason behind this jaw-droppingly cheap price tag? Arizona Iced Tea wants to point out that the tea has always been sold for an incredibly affordable price of 0.99 USD ever since the company’s founding in 1992.
Don’t be too sad that you didn’t have the chance to grab one of these from the NY store, though. According to the latest updates, no one had managed to snag one either. The massive crowd gathered in front of the store went out of control, almost resulting in a brawl. Eventually, after the NYPD had to break up the mob, the sale was canceled.
Gucci Rhyton Triple Tiger Print Sneaker
These eye-catching sneakers by the high-end brand Gucci come in pristine white. What makes these kicks stand out, however, is the tiger print of various shades on the side and elegant Gucci branding on the tongue and heel counter. Gucci Rhyton Triple Tiger Print Sneakers are available on the Gucci website for 890 USD (27,500 THB).
NASA x PUMA “Space Explorer” Pack
NASA join forces with Puma to create the exclusive NASA x PUMA “Space Explorer” Pack to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the craft that landed on the Moon in 1969. The collection includes two models, CELL Alien and RS-X, each with its own details and design.
The CELL Alien is dressed in galaxy-themed black, while RS-X features astronautical designs with a white-silver upper and blue & red details on the lace and heel counter. It also looks positively stellar with a bright red NASA logo on the midsole.
NASA x PUMA “Space Explorer” Pack has been available since July 20, the exact date of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary. The prices are set at 120 USD (3,700 THB) for RS-X and 140 USD (4,300 THB) for CELL Alien.
We hope our list can help you find a (new) pair of kicks that you’ll love, ‘cause we’ll be back with another sneaker update in a month. Remember to shop responsibly. Otherwise; you might have to resort to exclusively Japanese diet (read: instant noodles) until your next paycheck. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Down below is more of our sneakers spotlight from previous months; check them out to see our top picks for the hottest kicks!
15 Must-Have Sneakers for Men and Women [Released June 2019]
15 Must-Have Sneakers for Men and Women [Released May 2019]
30 Must Have Sneakers for Men and Women [Released April 2019]