The Best Sneaker Releases To Kick Off The New Year

13 January 2020
Style, Sneaker, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Dior, Air Jordan, Streetwear
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Wallet still recovering from the holiday period? Oh well

For many (this writer, who made the financially imprudent decision to spend half of his Christmas break holidaying in Seoul, blowing his paycheck on street food, included), the post-holiday season is a time of distinct frugality. It's perhaps the biggest spending-induced hangover many will experience all year, when the harsh light of day begins to shine on the cost of all those presents, 6-packs and boxes of Ferrero Rocher you bought.

Still, if you're one of the lucky ones, you might have a little bit left kicking over with which you can get yourself a belated Christmas/new years/Chinese new year treat. And although the climate for sneaker drops is decidedly cooler at this time of year, there's still a fair amount of heat on the horizon if you're itching to get your feet into some new kicks.

Here, we present the best sneaker drops set to hit stores over the next week or so.

Dior B23 High “Bleu”

Release date: out now

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Dior's iconic high-tops only get new colourways once in a Bleu moon, and this new colourway adds a splash of navy to the sole to set off the printed canvas upper for which they've become so famous. The package is finished off with a clear mesh casing that helps Dior's signature detailing pop.

Nike Air Force 1 React D/MS/X

Release date: January 17

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One of the coolest updates to the Air Force 1 we've seen in recent years, oversized branding and a sleek colourway update is paired up with first React sole ever put in the iconic sillhouette. Even better, the heel still retains the air unit that gives the AF1 its name.

Reebok x Adidas Instapump Fury Boost

Release date: January 17

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Adidas acquired British sportswear manufacturer Reebok over a decade ago, but to this date the two have vary rarely directly collaborated. Now, however, the two have come together to update one of Reebok's most iconic kicks, putting an extra comfy boost sole on the raised platform of the Instapump.

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Black Satin"

Release date: January 18

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The first Jordan 1 release in another year that looks set to be big for one of the true basketball classics. To kick off 2020, Jordan Brand have gone bold in playing with materials, offsetting the shoes' traditional leather with black satin panelling — a technique that's been used before in reworks of the Shattered Backboard and Black Toe colourways.

IVY PARK X adidas UltraBOOST

Release date: January 18

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The first major sneaker release to come from Adidas's collaboration with Beyonce's IVY PARK label, this burgundy and orange take on the UltraBOOST will no doubt unite male and female sneakerheads alike under a mutual umbrella of their love for Queen Bey. Additional IVY PARK branding features throughout on the shoe's heel, outsole, and a removable hangtag.


Via GQ Australia