20 Must-Have Sneakers for Men and Women [Released August 2019]
The ‘sneaker’ had become one of the most common fashion items that everyone has kept somewhere in their house. It’s easy to put on and matches almost every outfit in style.
Nowadays, it’s almost inevitable that with every new sneaker collection released, the design, quality, and technology will continue to change and improve as well. That’s why it isn’t hard to search for a great sneaker anymore, but having too many good options can also make things more difficult as well. Which one should you choose now?
So, to help you guys out, we’ve once again curated a list that’ll update you on the latest sneaker trends and designs for August 2019. Let’s see if any of our selected 20 sneakers below will be cool and fresh enough to catch your eye.
VALENTINO GARAVANI UNDERCOVER CLIMBERS SNEAKER
Let’s kick things off with a high-end brand like Valentino. In this Collab with Japanese streetwear brand UNDERCOVER, they’ve created a sneaker inspired by hiking boots made from fabric and calfskin leather.
The Italian-made pair features an overall white color tone inserted with metallic green patterns. Logo Face Ufo patch on the tongue amplifies that concept of futuristic fashion, while the Valentino Garavani and “Undercover Jun Takahashi” logos printed in green on the sides completes the co-branding.
The Valentino Garavani Undercover Climber Sneakers opens at 975 USD (30,000 THB) on the Valentino website.
Nike Joyride Run Flyknit
The Nike Joyride Run Flyknit is the first series of sneakers that comes with the brand’s latest technology called the “Nike Joyride”. With this innovation, Nike claims that it can absorb up to 14% more impact than other popular series. (Compared with Nike Air Zoom Pegasus36 and Nike Epic React Flyknit2)
“Nike Joyride” technology features tiny foam beads called Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) that are strategically placed in pockets underfoot. They’re able to compress and adapt to your every step for better impact absorption and give you a stable feel at the same time.
The pair comes with an Upper made with Flyknit material that is super lightweight, gives a conforming fit, and is extremely breathable. The ankles feature a 1-piece comfort foam collar that gives a secure cushioning while making the shoe easy to take on and off. The Nike Joyride Run Flyknit goes for 6,100 THB in Thailand and now also available on the Nike official website.
AriZona Iced Tea And adidas Originals
New York City’s very own AriZona Iced Tea joins forces with Adidas the create a Limited-Edition sneaker, emphasizing on its stalwart brand image that has been serving their tea for 99 cents a can since 1992, winning the hearts of its customers up until today.
To makes up for their previous missed opportunity, and arguably one of the most interesting sneaker stories, when their pop-up store in New York City that offered 99 cents (30 THB) sneakers had to be shut down due to restless crowds, the two brands are back at it again for a full-priced released.
This new collection takes on the new Continental Vulc model in 3 colors and styles including white, black, and pink. It features the tea company’s signature logo graphics and the concept themes of its shops. Of course, this is a big step up from the 99 cent offer back then, with the pairs being sold at 80-100 USD (2,500-3,100 THB)
adidas Consortium x Nice Kicks UltraBOOST “Woodstock”
adidas Consortium partners up with Nice Kicks, a famous sneaker shop from New York City, for a special edition sneaker inspired by “Woodstock”, one of the most popular and iconic music festivals the has ever seen from 50 years ago. This time it’s the UltraBOOST model that is being reworked to tell the story of Woodstock and its hippie culture. The design includes a tie-dye spiral upper, semi-translucent cages, and a gum sole
The Woodstock music festival took place for the first time during 15-18 August in 1969 before its failure in 1999 and its eventual cancellation years later. But now, in 2019, the fans of the hippie movement can come together once more and relive the legendary festival at the ‘Woodstock Music and Art Fair 2019’ that just recently ended this past 16-18 August.
UltraBOOST Woodstock is priced at 180 USD (5,600 THB) on the Nice Kicks website and can be found in-store only at Adidas Consortium.
CONVERSE RENEW DENIM COLLECTION
Converse continues to get creative with sustainability with its “Converse Renew Denim” eco-friendly collection. Using old denim fabric that’s most likely going to end up in landfills, their process allows nearly any single source of uncycled textile to be cut and crafted onto the upper of a Chuck 70 high top or an OX. The idea was to turn at least a single pair of denim into a single pair of sneakers.
Currently Converse is partnering up with Beyond Retro, a vintage clothing retailer and sustainable fashion leader in the UK, to sort out tens of thousands of old denim jeans to be turned into sneakers.
And because every pair of jeans is unique, so is every pair of sneakers from the Converse Renew Denim Collection. You can now find them on the Converse official website, priced at 85-90 USD (2,700-2,800 THB).
Yeezy 500 “Bone White”
Adidas and Kanye West continue to bring out the Hypebeast with their collaborations with the Yeezy 500 “Bone White” being the latest makeup to join the plethora of their compelling releases. This one comes in an over light tones, bone white mesh upper with suede overlays, and a reflective play around the eyelet and laces.
Furthermore, this model uses the adiPRENE + cushioning technology, making it more flexible and able to handle more impact, while the outsole allows the pair to minimize friction from movement perfectly.
The Yeezy 500 ‘Bone White’ comes in all kinds of sizes for adults, children, and even infants. The price starts at around 100-200 USD (3,100-6,200 THB).
Nike Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants Collection
NBA superstar Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets teams up Nike for a super cute sneaker collaboration called “Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants Collection”, paying tribute to Kyrie’s most favorite cartoon series.
Building on a signature model like the Kyrie 5 and Kyrie Low2, the collection features popular characters from the lovable TV show like SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy Cheeks, totaling up to 5 colorful models where each represents each character.
The model that has made its way to Thailand includes three of the Kyrie 5 models including SpongeBob (Yellow), Patrick Star (Pink), and Squidward Tentacles (Green) and only one from the Kyrie Low2 models which is the Mr. Krabs (Red). In terms of the price, the former starts at 5,000 THB, while the latter is at 4,600 THB.
Air Jordan 1 “Obsidian” Colorway
The Air Jordan 1 is one of those sneakers that should be placed in Nike’s Hall of Fame. This legendary pair dates back to when former NBA superstar ‘Michael Jordan’ played his first game as a rising star in 1985 up until today where it had become an iconic fashion streetwear.
Recently, Air Jordan had announced a new color called ‘Obsidian’ as a tribute to Michael Jordan for making the Jordan 1 a global streetwear icon. The sneaker comes with an Upper in University Blue and White Sail. The price starts at around 160 USD on the Nike website (4,900 THB).
Liam Gallagher x adidas Spezial Padiham LG SPZL
The former frontman of Oasis, one of the most iconic Brit-Pop bands from the 90s, Liam Gallagher teams up with Adidas for a classic sneaker called the “Spezial”. It was inspired by a vintage model ‘Padiham’ designed by Gary Aspden, a pair that Gallagher owned himself.
The Liam Gallagher x Adidas Spezial features an over minimal Cream color tone, a suede upper, and a cool screen of Gallagher’s portrait on the tongue telling you that this is, in fact, a ‘Limited Edition’ sneaker.
That’s not all, because this brand-new collection had been release alongside Gallagher’s latest album “Why Me? Why Not?” and Gallagher was quick to put this collaboration on display for everyone at his concert this past June.
Michael Lau x Nike SB Blazer “Salvator Michael”
One of Hong Kong’s top artist and designer Michael Lau had recently dropped a sneaker Collab with Nike featuring a unique rendition of the Nike SB Blazer Low model. It represents the characteristics of Michael’s very own ‘COLLECT THEM ALL!’ Exhibition which is currently on display in Shanghai, China.
The Upper is made from a colorful mixture of canvas, creating a distinct and noticeable look, while the midsole plays on the staple patterns that we often see bordering paintings in art exhibitions. That’s not all, as this pair of sneakers comes with its own wooden box – another representation the Michael’s artistry.
Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals HU NMD “PROUD”
Pharrel Williams continues to work alongside Adidas, recently releasing their latest collection the Hu NMD ‘PROUD’. It comes in a total of 4 colors including Solar Yellow Cream White, Hyper Pop, and Core Black. The upper features different words like ‘Breathe’, ‘Sun’, ‘Know’, and ‘Infinite’ knitted onto the sneaker, while the whole shoe was created using Primeknit techonology, sole cushioning unique to BOOST models, and midsoles you can only find in NMD models we know and love.
The Pharrell Williams x Adidas Originals HU NMD “PROUD” are now available on the adidas website at 220 USD (6,800 THB).
Takashi Murakami & PORTER's “BS - 06” T.Z.
Takashi Murakami, the Japanese artist behind all the colorful smiles of the Murakami flowers we all know and love, joins forces with famous bags and accessories brand PORTER for a sneaker collaboration called the Takashi Murakami & PORTER's "BS - 06" T.Z.
This shoe is unlike any other as it comes with real functioning bags attached to the sides. It is a mash up of the PORTER’s best-selling TANKER bag series that is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary and details of the iconic Murakami flowers all around the shoe.
We probably don’t need to mention how ‘Limited Edition’ the Takashi Murakami & PORTER's "BS - 06" T.Z. is. Those who are interested can apply to buy through the Cherry Fukuoka web store, after which the brand would randomly select a limited number of lucky individuals who will have chance to purchase the sneaker. The price for special collaboration kicks off at 60,000 JPY or about 17,500 THB.
Louis Vuitton's LV 408 Trainer Black & White
Virgil Abloh, founder of popular streetwear brand Off-White and the Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, recently released the latest sneaker from the LV 408 collection – a high top shoe featuring a classic black-white color theme.
The Upper is made from high-quality calfskin, while the soles feature a durable rubber material. Each pair goes through a highly detailed knitting process that takes up to 7 hours to complete and which all has to be done in Italy.
The LV 408 Trainer Black & White Colorway is now available on Louis Vuitton’s online store at 1,275 USD (40,000 THB).
The Stranger Things x Nike “Upside Down”
The newest Stranger Things x Nike Tailwind collaboration between apparel giants Nike and the popular Netflix series Stranger Things brings to life its third show-theme “Upside Down”. The concept s inspired by Startcourt Mall, the new shopping mall in Hawkins. The collection features the Cortez and Air Tailwind 79 models hidden with cool features. The unrefined tonal sail fabric upper can be removed via burning or ripping to reveal a dark blue denim-like base layer. The heel’s Nike badge can also be expunged to expose a Stranger Things logo.
Many other secrets awaits for you to find them one by one with the Stranger Things x Nike Tailwind “Upside Down” collaboration. Find them on the Nike Online Store or in-store at Carnivalbkk for 4,600 THB a pair.
UNDEFEATED x Nike Kobe 4 Protro Collection
UNDEFEATED had just recently dropped its newest collection “UNDEFEATED x Nike Kobe 4 Protro Collection”, a Collab with Nike intended as a tribute for NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers on the ‘Mamba Day’ celebration this year this past 24th of August.
This collection features a total of 4 colors inspired by notable NBA players including DeMar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs (Green-Blue), Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns (Orange), Kyle Kuzma of the LA Lakers (Purple), and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks (Dark Green).
Each features a patent leather Upper and number 8 and 24 on each shoe, representing the Mamba Day date this year and the day this collection drops for the public. Prices start at 180 USD(5,500 THB).
YEEZY BOOST 350 V3 “Alien”
A leak of the new adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 last month from a picture that captured Kanye West’s new kicks had got sneakerheads all around the globe wondering if that will be the new V3 or not.
Now, the official image has been released of the sneaker which, as most of us had anticipated, confirms it as the new Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V3 ‘Alien’, a third incarnation of the highly popular YEEZY BOOST 350 family.
The Upper once again features the Primeknit technology and a city sock sneaker design. The sole features the cushioning of the BOOST series and a uniquely made Rubber Outsole.
Word around the community is that the Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V3 ‘Alien’ will be up for grabs at 230 USD (7,000 THB) and will be available before the end of the year if not early next year.
“Nike by Levi’s” pack
Nike collaborates with Levi once more for this latest sneaker pack Nike By Levi’s’ featuring the legendary Air Force 1 Low and High top uniquely upgraded with pink and jeans colored Denim fabric printed with Levi logos and Swoosh while the back features a stylish Levi tag. Both sneakers are released alongside the ‘Levi’s By You’ project where ladies can DIY their own style of sneakers.
The Air Force 1 VTF
Nike released a special model called The Air Force 1 VTF, a remake of the iconic Air Force 1 into a comfy-looking sandal-sneaker hybrid. It features an overall black color tone with metallic gold details and a sole technology called ’82 sole unit’ that absorbs impacts with a cushioning Air-Sole, making the pair even more comfortable to wear.
But even though Nike fans have shown a lot of interest for this, the first collection of the Nike Air Force 1 VTF is only available in children's sizes. They are currently on sale on the Nike Online Shop for 90 USD (2,800 THB). Whether or not there will be adult sizes released in the future, we can only wait and see.
Vans AVE Pro
Vans had recently put out a special edition Vans AVE Pro, a collaboration with professional skateboarder Anthony Van Engelen, aimed to create unique skateboard shoes with its latest innovation.
The Vans AVE Pro features a sole technology called ULTIMATEWAFFL that greatly assists with the quality of the grip. The midsole is also reinforced with Ultracush that helps absorbs any kind of impact by two folds.
There are 3 colors to the Vans AVE Pro including Blanc de Black /Black, Dress Blues, and Black/White. You can now find them on the Vans Online Shop for 100 USD (3,100 THB) a pair.
G-Dragon’s PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 Para?Noise
PEACEMINUSONE, a swag streetwear brand owned by G-Dragon of K-Pop phenom BIGBANG, had started to release pictures of items from its latest collection for street fashion enthusiasts the enjoy. This is also to welcome back G-Dragon from his military service that will end in October of 2019.
One of the collection’s most anticipated item is the sneaker called PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Para?Noise that features a classic Monochrome black-white color tone. It’s a rendition of the iconic Air Force 1 that will feature cool color splash details on the Outsole, a daisy flower detail on the tongue, and a completely black Upper.
The collection will most likely be released by the end of this year with the opening price for the PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Para?Noise anticipated to be around 200 USD (6,000 THB).
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 July 2019]
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]