Sneakers—One day you’re in, the next day you’re out. Just like fashion, keeping up with trends or even setting trends is getting harder by the day. Fortunately, we’ve teamed up with Ox Street to provide this essential sneaker trend guide to 2020.
Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of 8 must-have sneakers that have dropped in 2020. These stylish kicks are sure to show your friends that not only are you in-tune with the latest fashion but also help flex your immaculate taste in shoes.
1. Supreme x Air Force 1 Low ‘Box Logo – White’
This season’s Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 was released on 5 March 2020 and sold out almost immediately upon its release. When it comes to impact, influence, and clout in street culture , Supreme and Nike are at the very top of their game.
In this latest collaboration, Supreme and Nike pay homage to a classic with the release of the Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme White. It features an upper crafted from full-grain leather in a monochromatic white and black finish, accented with Supreme’s signature red box logo on the lateral heel. This design is perfectly completed when topped off with a secondary set of bright red 3M laces that lavishly boast the supreme brand for a not-so-subtle flex.
Supreme x Air Force 1 Low ‘Box Logo – White’ | Buy here
2. Beyonce Ivy Park x UltraBoost ‘Maroon’
The Beyonce Ivy Park x UltraBoost ‘Maroon’ comes from the pop icon’s debut collection with Adidas. The fan-favourite UltraBoost was released on 18 February 2020 in a stylish new combination of shades unique to Queen B herself.
The popular lifestyle running shoe sports a monochromatic burgundy finish and is constructed from breathable Primeknit with a revised toggle lacing system and a speckled pull loop at the heel. It fashions a gorgeous maroon colourway complemented by a grippy Continental Rubber outsole in Solar Orange that delivers a contrasting pop of colour
Beyonce Ivy Park x UltraBoost ‘Maroon’ | Buy here
3. Travis Scott x SB Dunk Low PRM QS ‘Cactus Jack’
After an incredible year of brand collaborations in 2019, Travis Scott shows no intention of slowing down his sneaker streak. In February 2020, the Houston bred rapper blew sneakerheads away yet again with his ritzy Nike SB Dunk collaboration released on 29 February 2020.
The Travis Scott x Dunk Low SB shows off a unique patchwork design on the upper, featuring a tan leather base with plaid quarter panels and paisley print overlays. The design is specially detailed with overlays made to tear away to reveal hidden elephant prints underneath. Embroidered texts are observed around the collar, rope laces, and La Flame’s Cactus Jack logo on the puffy tongues to complete the design.
Travis Scott x SB Dunk Low PRM QS ‘Cactus Jack’ | Buy here
4. Sacai x LDWaffle ‘Black Nylon’
Sacai x LDWaffle made its debut on the Spring/Summer 2020 runway in Paris Fashion Week. The sneaker left fans all around the world clamouring for more with its chic and unique design. So on 10 March 2020 Nike and Sacai delivered the familiar silhouette in a brand new fashion with the Nike LD Waffle Sacai Black and White Nylon.
With the success of past shades that took the world by storm, the sneaker was released in brand-new colourways and materials. It modishly comes with an all-black nylon upper, featuring doubled-up Swooshes, tongues and laces, and rides on an elongated midsole in contrasting white.
Sacai x LDWaffle ‘Black Nylon’ | Buy here
5. StrangeLove x Dunk Low SB ‘Valentine’s Day’
Valentines may be over but these sneakers will always look lovely. Nike SB joined forces with California-based label StrangeLove Skateboards for a new release of the Dunk Low. Just in time for the month of romance, the sneaker was released on 8 February 2020.
The StrangeLove x Dunk Low SB celebrated the romantic holiday with a plush take on the retro silhouette made by Sean Cliver’s skate brand. Construction-wise, The sneaker is composed of a pink velvet upper with suede overlays and a red velvet Swoosh. The design also implements heart graphics on the outsole and embroidered skull illustrations on each heel, in addition to graphic-printed insoles.
StrangeLove x Dunk Low SB ‘Valentine’s Day’ | Buy here
6. OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 5 Retro SP ‘Muslin’
On 15 February 2020, Virgil Abloh added a second Jordan silhouette to his series of Nike collaborations with the Jordan 5 Retro High Off-White Black. The release paid homage to the first Jordan that he ever owned, the classic Air Jordan 5 Black Metallic
In signature fashion, Virgil has reimagined this classic silhouette in a way that embraces the importance of Nike Air technology. The faded black textile upper blends traditional details, including a silver reflective tongue and embroidered Nike Air branding, with Virgil’s signature text on the laces and medial-side quarter panel. A pre-yellowed translucent rubber outsole adds to the sneaker’s vintage aesthetic.
OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 5 Retro SP ‘Muslin’ | Buy here
7. Air Jordan 1 Retro High ’85 ‘Varsity Red’
Michael Jordan’s first signature sneaker has achieved a popularity that’s almost impossible to rival. With its unique and distinctive design, die-hard enthusiasts have been digging through obscure thrift stores and scouring countless online listings in search of a pair from 1985. Fortunately, the release of the iconic AJ1 ’85 Hi puts a satisfying pause on this wild goose chase.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High ’85 ‘Varsity Red’ features a revised build that’s true to the original release with a raised upper and ankle padding. It’s beautifully finished in a familiar two-tone design that essentially flips the sneaker’s iconic ‘Banned’ colourway—presenting the shoe in an all-new light.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High ’85 ‘Varsity Red’ | Buy here
8. CLOT x Air Force 1 Low Premium ‘Rose Gold Silk’
Longtime co-conspirators CLOT and Nike have teamed up once again for an opulent, taffeta-coated Air Force 1 “Rose Gold Silk.” The dashing shoe was released on 25 January 2020 and serves as the third piece in the duo’s recent Air Force 1 pack.
The CLOT x Air Force 1 Low PRM ‘Rose Gold’ is the latest colourway to be released following successful releases of the ‘Royale University’ and the ‘Black’ colourways. Similar to its predecessors, this edition features a silk upper, embellished with traditional Chinese patterns throughout the shoe. It offers a contrastingly lighter hue but purveys the same message: that beauty can be found both inside and out.
CLOT x Air Force 1 Low Premium ‘Rose Gold Silk’ | Buy here
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