There is no denying that sneaker culture in Bangkok is thriving more than ever.
Bangkokians are always out and about cruising through the latest collections to get their desired kicks. Admit it, city sneakerheads: all you want is to grab a cool pair of sporty sneakers to cop with swiftness before anyone else.
Whether you’re a full-blown sneaker geek or just need to get ready to hit the gym, you’ll never run out of stylish kicks in Bangkok. In the past few years, there has been some serious foot fashion roaming the city, and it’s not hard to see why given the emerging hype for innovative sporty kicks. There are so many to choose from, so to save you some time, we’ve rounded up some of the of most noteworthy, ultra-cool sporty kicks that have hit sneaker stores in Bangkok this year.
For the fluorescent fella: Nike Air Max 720
There is something so irresistible about Nike’s colourful, super-chunky sneakers. Exuding edginess, the Nike Air Max 720 (THB 5,100) is the latest addition to the Air Max legacy, going bigger than ever as the tallest Air unit we’ve seen so far. This edition comes with more than 8 nature-inspired colours with wave-like design radiating from the sides. These purple fluorescent sneakers are the ones you would dazzle with at the gym or flaunt walking down the street. We love that Nike Air Max shoes offer more than just the comfort of the Air-sole, but that they have that little heel on the bottom, too. Visually attractive and vibrantly satisfying.
Playful Patterns: Adidas POD-S3.2 ML
Who said you couldn’t capture the experience of a safari in a sneaker in Bangkok? Adidas’ new 90’s inspired sneakers are all about that bouncy, mischievous look for an energized feel. Feast your eyes with these off-white and core-black blend hi-res yellow kicks, because this is definitely the vibe we are going with this season. The Adidas POD-S.32 ML (THB 5,500) comes with a “Point of deflection” technology that involves a Torsion System for stabilisation too, helping to smoothen heel-to-toe transitions. It’s like they’re literally saying “don’t run but float” instead. Adidas fans, you’ve got something new to experiment this time.
Cheeky Old-School: Vans SK8-HI
Can you even call yourself a true sneakerhead if you don’t own a pair of Vans’ legendary lace-up high top kicks? The Vans Sk8-Hi (THB 2,900) has revamped its colour scheme into a more vibrant design that is very artsy. Whilst their classic design has always been adored by sneaker lovers not just in Bangkok but worldwide, the new graffiti-like print is something to swoon over. The best part? Their signature rubber waffle outsoles and padded collar make these sneakers very flexible and comfy. This pair of cool kicks easily fits into your casual outfits or even more dressy outfits. Fishing for compliments? You’ve caught them.
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Minimal Icons: Reebok’s Classic Leather SYN
Nothing beats wearing clean white sneakers. Nothing. Clean white sneakers go with every outfit. They’re easy-going and your best friend. Reebok’s Classic Leather SYN (THB 2,490) feature a soft garment leather to offer superior comfort and a splash of shininess. Trust us, these never go out of style, and are particularly trendy especially now. Chunky dad trainers, anyone?
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Classic cool with a twist: PUMA RS 9.8 Gravity
For those who prefer a sleek, futuristic look, here’s your pick. PUMA’s sleek pod-like kicks are space-inspired, and with comfy cushion technology, the PUMA RS 9.8 Gravity runners (THB 3,999) are crafted to sport a thick running system. They even feature technology-equipped midsoles inspired by the speed of gravitational acceleration. Whilst the suede panels boast a series of contrasting colours, we love the classic black that unveils its own swag yet still exudes an astro vibe. These kicks are specially designed to be light-weighted, with compression-molded EVA midsole swathes of leather on the upper hemisphere – all the qualities a runner is looking for.
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Stylishly lit: FILA’s Ray Sneaker
We’ve been obsessing over the holographic trend for quite a while, so it’s no surprise that Fila has gone for a chunky ray sneaker dipped in a bit of holographic colour this time. This all-new rendition steals the show with its sweet pink streak, giving it an icy cool vibe. Fila’s Ray sneakers (THB 3,200) boast a leather and mesh upper texture making it super comfortable. Very Korean. Very fashionable.
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