If you're looking for the best sneakers that you really need to know about in 2019, we've got you covered. Every pair here has been selected because it meets the criteria of a standout sneaker right now: It needs to be innovative. It needs to feel genuinely novel. It needs to move the needle in some way. And—most importantly—it needs to look good.
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Reebok x Pyer Moss Experiment 4 Fury Trail
Kerby Jean-Raymond's latest stylish and strange concoction for Reebok combines several mountaineering motifs with a touch of Rick Owens and Raf Simons.
Nike x Off-White Zoom Terra Kiger 5
What do you do after you deconstruct Nike's ten most iconic silhouettes? If you're Virgil Abloh, you hit the track, pulling vibes from some of the world's fastest runners—like Caster Semenya—for his next Off-White collab with the Swoosh.
Alessandro Michele ran a just-add-leg-warmers sneaker from the '80s through his baroque, maximalist playhouse.
Salomon S/LAB XT-6 Softground LT Advance
The Salomon XT-6 was designed for elite trail junkies who run ultramarathons in the Alps. But when the Salomon team swapped out the racing colors for versions in yellow, blue, green, orange, and pink, the XT-6 was ready for the harsh terrain of LAX—and the likes of Rihanna and Pusha T.
Prada Cloudbust Thunder
What if one of the best-loved new sneakers in recent high-fashion history was…strapped to a table and zapped by lightning à la Frankenstein's monster? That's what Miuccia Prada had in mind when developing the juiced-up next generation of her Cloudbust, which has grown bolt-like treads and an injected-rubber upper.
Nike x Sacai LD Waffle
Sacai fused two Nike sneaks together—the Waffle Racer and LDV—to create the hottest new shoe of 2019.
Nike x Cactus Plant Flea Market Air Vapormax 2019
The ever-mysterious Cactus Plant Flea Market has quickly established itself as one of Nike's most reliably weird and wonderful collaborators.
Adidas Originals Tyshawn Signature Shoes
The most gravity-defying skater in a generation just got his first signature sneaker.
Nike x Tom Sachs Mars Yard Overshoe
Hidden beneath that puffy white exterior—built from Dyneema, billed as the strongest fabric in the world—you'll find a pair of Tom Sachs' Mars Yards, A.K.A. the most sought-after Nikes of the last decade. Whether or not you choose to cut 'em out is entirely up to you.
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Buffalo London x Opening Ceremony Hiker Classic High
The Spice Girls made these bulky German hiking sneakers a thing back in 1998, and now they're back to fulfill all your neon raver dreams.