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Kicking off another year of slick street style fits and athleisure flexes highly influenced by 2019’s sneaker trends. We round up the best new sneakers for men that were trending this January.

Our monthly drop list continues as we showcase the hottest sneaker releases from our favorite brands, curating the most-hyped and strongest silhouette/colourway combinations that should not be missed. Looking at the future of athleisure, there’s a serious retro influence as the focus lies on sportwear silhouettes this month.

adidas’ New  Tennis Line

The three stripes finally unveil a brand new men’s and women’s tennis line that’s purely lace-less and sock-fitted for supreme court control. In tennis, great footing is essential for maneuverability and powerful swings, which is why adidas ditches the laces to bring the wearer’s foot closer to the shoe. The new tennis line features an inner sock that expands and contracts with motion, providing a custom fit. Lockdown is ensured by the tightly-woven outer shell, which is also equipped with latticed synthetic rubber across the medial forefoot for increased protection and durability.

Price: Rs 14,999

Available at adidas’ online store and select adidas tennis stores.

Onitsuka Tiger x Valentino

Perhaps this collaboration is almost at par with the Nike x Dior, or even more. The MEXICO 66 SD sneaker has been reinterpreted by Pierpaolo Piccioli in four different shades with the Valentino V Logo on the side, which enhances the importance of the colour and the iconic element. If you’re a sucker for minimalism, these are one of the best sneakers on the block right now.

Price: Price on Request.

Available at select Onitsuka and Valentino stores (limited-edition).

adidas Predator 20 Mutator

This “Demonskin” is the new apex adidas has to offer on the football pitch today. The Predator has always been their football line’s flagship silhouette but for the Predator 20 edition, they’ve added something new to the mix. Sinister in nature and name, the Mutator and the Demonskin spikes have been crafted to wrap the front and side of the boot in a formation that aligns to key contact points with the ball, giving players enhanced control whilst also promoting spin when striking.

Price: Rs 22,999

Available at adidas’ online store and select adidas football stores.

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit

In our relentless pursuit of staying fit, we are all prone to injury. Designed to reduce injury, the new Nike React Infinity Run is backed with more foam and a tighter upper for more grip, control and comfort. This isn’t primarily a runner, it has been developed for all-round high intensity training. We’re absolutely loving the subtlety of the white fly-knit upper and the burst of neon pink.

Price: Rs 13,995

Available at Nike’s online store and select Nike Running stores.

adidas ‘Chinese New Year – Mickey Mouse Pack’

We already have many labels celebrating the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat, but adidas certainly hits a different chord. Looking back at arguably the most iconic cartoon in television history, the three stripes add a Mickey Mouse print to their new ‘SuperStans’. The exclusive pack comes in a signature red Mickey Mouse and monochromatic variants.

Price: Rs 10,999

Available at adidas’ online store and select adidas Originals stores.

Louboutin Happyrui Spikes

No sneaker round-up would be complete without a clean pair of whites.  This Autumn-Winter ’19 pair by Louboutin is inspired by the classic 1970s basketball shoe, the spiky sneaker Happyrui seduces with its bold silhouette. Crafted out of white calfskin, the pair is detailed with tonal spikes on the toecap and the new silver CL monogram on the quarter. Its thick white rubber sole is embossed with the iconic signature at the back.

Price: Price on Request.

Available at Louboutin stores exclusively.

Puma RS-X3 Super Shoes

‘X’ has always been a symbol for the extreme but with its X3 sneaker, PUMA has taken a leap into reinventing the dad sneaker. Their latest offering is the Puma RS-X3 Super in ‘White-High Risk Red’, which comes hot on the heels of the Rise, a women’s shoe featuring RS running technology and the PUMA RS-X3 ‘Sonic’, created in collaboration with Sega. For those into “Dad Sneakers”, these are probably the best new sneakers.

Price: Rs 8,999.

Available at Puma’s online store and select Puma stores.

Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.