15 Must-Have Sneakers for Men and Women [Released Sep-Oct 2019]
Get an update on the 15 freshest kicks released by world-famous brands in September & October 2019!
These days, people count sneakers among their valuables, just like you would brand-name handbags, precious jewelry, or even gold. This is especially true for rare, limited editions, as the soaring demand for such collections translates to an ever-increasing price tag.
A lot of devoted sneakerheads started by adding a few exclusive items to their wardrobes. Then, little by little, the collection grows into a miniature footwear kingdom, and there seems to be no end in sight for this cycle.
Brands are well aware of how loyal their followers are. That’s why they keep releasing shiny new collections every month, this September and October included. The past two months see many trend-setting releases that send fans into a frenzied hype.
So here they are – the 15 hottest sneakers releases in Sep-Oct 2019 (that look oh-so-tempting). Our list also includes collabs that are being released shortly in the future. Spoiler alert: these incredible designs are a must-have for your collection!
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Cloud White”
Adidas and Kanye West release Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in a new, sleek colorway – Cloud White. The kicks come in all sizes from adult, children, to toddlers.
The upper sports Adidas’ signature Primeknit tech and a see-through ‘monofilament’ side stripe. And you’ll get superior comfort from the seamless Boost midsole, which is super shock-absorbant.
Yeezy Boost VS Cloud White is currently available for 8,690 THB in adult sizes, while the kids’ and toddlers’ versions are priced at 5,800 and 5,500 THB.
The Air Jordan 1 “First Class Flight”
Air Jordan 1 became Nike’s best-known model when NBA superstar Michael Jordan broke the basketball league’s rule by wearing the iconic kicks on the courts in 1985. Since then, it became overwhelmingly popular and has remained so to this day.
In its latest release, Air Jordan unveils a special edition of Air Jordan 1 – “First Class Flight”. The much sought-after sneakers feature white & yellow colorway and details from Michael Jordan’s career. As its name suggests, First Class Flight embodies what makes Air Jordan such a legend.
Impressive details on the shoes include a barcode on the heel that shows Jordan’s stats from the beginning of his career up until his retirement. There are also other details like Jordan’s signature and a recycle logo with the number 23, his jersey number.
First Class Flight is currently available in Thailand for 5,800 THB.
Vans x The Nightmare Before Christmas Collection
Vans joins forces with Disney on the exclusive Halloween-themed collection, Vans x The Nightmare Before Christmas. The design features characters from the animated film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, which was released back in 1993.
The collection features five Vans models: SK8-HI, Old Skool, Authentic (Comfycush), Era, and Slip-on. The shoes sport spooky graphics of devilish main characters such as Zero, Evil Brat3, Sally, and Jack Skellington.
Vans x The Nightmare Before Christmas collection is available in Thailand for 2,700-3,400 THB.
New Adidas UltraBoost '한글 Hangul'
Adidas UltraBoost '한글 Hangul Limited Edition' is an exclusive collection that commemorates Adidas’ 70th anniversary in Seoul, South Korea.
The collection was released on October 9, which is also South Korean’s Hangul Day, in a reveal event that featured former Manchester United midfielder, David Beckham, and prominent girl group BLACKPINK.
The sneakers sport UltraBoost 1.0 model and a classic white tone plus red & blue accents from the South Korean flag. The heel tab shows Korean Hangul characters as well as the Adidas logo. The initial price on Adidas Korean website is set at 219,000 KRW (5,700 THB).
NMD R1 'G-SNK'
Adidas works with a world-class Japanese sneaker brand, Atmos, on the new collab – NMD R1 “G-SNK”. Using the all-time iconic model NMD R1, the new design shakes things up with an exotic snakeskin upper and a large Adidas logo. What makes the collection super special, however, is the glow-in-the-dark paint.
NMD R1 “G-SNK” offers two colorways: green and light gray. In Thailand, the model is available only at Atmos Bangkok, CentralWorld.
The Pharrell Hu x Human Made collection
Pharrell Williams and Adidas reveal a new ‘Hu’ collection, created in collaboration with NIGO, Japanese street designer and founder of Human Made. The Pharrell Hu x Human Made Collection features Human Made’s red heart-shaped logo on the vamp, upping its ‘kawaii’ factor.
The collection comes in three models: Solar Hu, Hu NMD, and Tennis Hu. The almost all-white colorway means it should be easy to add them to your everyday look. For Thai sneakerheads, these are available for 5,200 THB (Tennis Hu), 5,000 THB (Solar Hu), and 10,000 THB (Hu NMD) at Adidas Originals in ICONSIAM and Carnivalbkk.
MSCHF x INRI Nike Air Max 97 “Jesus Shoes”
MSCHF x INRI Nike Air Max 97 caused quite a stir when it was first unveiled in October. Evoking images from the Christian faith and mythology, the collection is appropriately dubbed “Jesus Shoes”.
For these custom-made Nike Air Max 97, Nike works with Brooklyn-based streetwear brand, MSCHF. This holy edition includes a number of religious motifs, but the most notable one is the 60 ml of holy water in the Air midsole.
The water is taken from the Jordan River, where God parted the body of water to let the Israelites cross, and blessed with all the proper rites. With this, you’ll be able to add a divine touch every step.
Other details include an ornate cross that hangs from the lace and the “MT. 14:25” inscription on the toe box. The biblical reference stands for Matthew 14:25, which tells the miracle of Jesus walking on water.
Only 24 pairs of the limited edition sneakers were made available on Jesus.shoes for 1,425 USD (45,000 THB). Despite the steep price tag, the model had sold out in mere minutes. Considering the original price and the limited production, it comes as no surprise that some of the resale offers have gone over 100,000 THB.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan VI “Cactus Jack”
Though he’s going through a rough patch in his romantic life, Travis Scott manages to stay in the spotlight for his creativity. The Houston-born rapper works with Air Jordan to bring out the new Travis Scott x Air Jordan VI “Cactus Jack”.
The new model quickly rises to the top of sneakers list, coming right after Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott (High & Low) that was released just months before. Currently, the resale price has doubled for the latest edition.
Jordan VI “Cactus Jack” sports olive green suede upper and a black leather tongue, with some extra gimmicks like a glow-in-the-dark outsole and a pocket near the collar. The kicks also feature bright red accents on the logo, lace stopper, and pull tab.
But shoes are not all that this collection offers, it also includes t-shirts, hooded jumpers, and stylish pants you can mix and match with the sneakers. Air Jordan VI “Cactus Jack” is available on the Nike website for 8,500 THB.
adidas Ultraboost 19 “DB99”
Adidas UltraBoost 19 “DB99” is an exclusive edition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of David Beckham’s career in Manchester United, particularly in the season of 1998-1999. During that time, the football phenom won his famed triple trophies – Premier League, Eupha Championship League, and FA Cup – all in the same year.
The model features an all-white upper, which provides a great contrast to the bright red 3D Heel Frame. “DB99” is displayed prominently on the UltraBoost midsole in reference to Beckham and the year 1999. The insole is also stamped with David Beckham’s name to make the kicks feel even more exclusive.
Adidas Ultraboost 19 “DB99” is available on China’s Adidas Online Store for 1,499 CNY (6,000 THB).
Balenciaga Speed Trainers “Graffiti”
Speed Trainers, one of Balenciaga's most sought-after collections, starts the trend of sock-style sneakers during the last couple of years. The latest rendition, Balenciaga Speed Trainers “Graffiti”, moves the brand’s logo from a small print at the toe box to a striking graffiti on the outsole.
Let’s say if you’re a fan, this one is a real can’t-miss. The price is currently set at 795 USD (25,000 THB).
AMBUSH® X CONVERSE
Yoon Ahn, a designer from Japanese high-end streetwear brand AMBUSH, works with Converse on the unique collection, AMBUSH® X CONVERSE Chuck 70 Taylor & Pro Leather.
Together, they give Chuck 70 Taylor and Pro Leather a retro makeover, inspired by the military winter ‘Bunny Boots’ first made in 1950. Some improvements have been made to make the kicks more striking. For example, rubber is used as the main material instead of the typical canvas or leather, which makes the shoes completely waterproof.
The price for AMBUSH® X CONVERSE Chuck 70 Taylor & Pro Leather is set at 160-180 USD (5,600-6,100 THB).
Nike Air Max 1s “Air Wagashi”
The new Nike Air Max 1s “Air Wagashi” is born from the joint efforts of the brand, Chase Shiel, a custom-made sneaker artist, and Ryustyler. The latter is a Japanese photographer known for his “#DeliciousKicks” project, which pairs stylish sneakers with eye-catching food and tableware.
As for this collection, the design pulls inspiration from Japanese Wagashi - traditional treats served alongside tea.
The design features four pastel palettes inspired by mellow, natural colors. These might remind you of various traditional Japanese Wagashi such as Yōkan, Monaka, Manjū, and Higashi with its soft and cute aesthetics.
Nike Air Max 1s “Air Wagashi” was released on chaseshiel.com on October 20 and has now sold out.
Batman 80th Anniversary x Converse Chuck Taylor Collection
Converse celebrates the 80th anniversary of Batman with the new Batman 80th Anniversary x Converse Chuck Taylor Collection. The character we came to know as The Dark Knight was created in 1939 and has remained highly popular even today.
The collection offers six designs spread across three models – Chuck 70, Chuck Taylor All Star Hi-Top, and Chuck Taylor All Star Low-Top. Each feature iconic characters from the Batman universe, with a style that pulls from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s Pop Art, which were all the rage at the time.
The kicks are available on the Converse website for 35-45 USD (1,100-1,400 THB) in children’s size and 60-100 USD (1,900-3,100 THB) in regular adult sizes.
Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0”
Air Jordan releases a new colorway for Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0” — an orange & black scheme that reminds you of the original Shattered Backboard released back in 2015. The previous collection commemorates Michael Jordan’s joining the Italian games in 1985.
After the initial release, the model was succeeded by two iteration – Shattered Backboard Away in 2016 and Satin Shattered Backboard in 2018.
Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0” comes in orange & black polished leather and a plain vanilla outsole, while the silhouette remains iconically Air Jordan. The kicks are available on Nike.com for 160 USD (5,000 THB).
Converse Chuck 70 x PEACEMINUSONE
As sneakerheads are coming down from the recent hype around Nike Air Force 1 x PEACEMINUSONE, the brand is bringing in another surprise just in time for G-Dragon’s comeback. The leader of the cool streetwear brand PEACEMINUSONE has left the military service a couple of weeks ago.
The leaked image of Converse Chuck 70 x PEACEMINUSONE reveals that this Chuck 70 High collection will come in mostly black with an iconic white daisy logo and a distressed outsole, similar to Air Force 1. Inside, you can see one half of the PEACEMINUSONE logo — a cool hidden feature indeed.
The full details and retail price have yet to be released, but you can bet that we’ll be bringing you the latest news in our next episodes of this sneakers update series.