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Sneaker Central: Top sneakers that dropped this December

The sneaker Gods have risen once again and the floodgates truly opened this December. These are the top sneakers of the month.

From ASICS to Nike to Adidas, all major players have used the easing up of the lockdown as an opportunity to introduce new designs, launches of which were previously delayed. This month we see high-tech retro runners and statement sneakers that come with a celebrity’s badge of approval too. We round up the best new sneakers that launched over the last couple of weeks.

Top 7 sneakers of the month every sneakerhead must know about

Designed for those dynamic women who are willing to take the extra stride in their passion for fitness, the Provoke XT is a serious package. It packs an aggressive geometric midsole, a bold tongue construction, a TPU jewel piece in the midfoot and heel for stylish support, and an all-around secure fit.

Price: Rs 6,999

Available at PUMA’s online store.


ASICS and Awake unite once again to reimagine the 2000s design language of the GEL-PRELEUS™ sneaker. Reflecting on various influences from New York, Paris, Tokyo, and the details found within each of them. The shoe’s wavy midsole construction is rendered with off-white hues that add a nostalgic aesthetic to the retro runner. This highly coveted pair is also highly exclusive, so hurry.

Limited to 40 pairs in India. Price: Rs 13,999.

Available at select ASICS Stores.

Marking 25 years of the Air Max 95, the ZM950 warps the iconic side panels, adds a fully visible Nike Air cushioning and expresses the ethos of an antihero – Untouchable, confident and tough. The pop of yellow is the only colour you’ll be needing to make a statement with this pair.

Price: Rs 16,595

Available at Nike’s online store.

The triple stripes bring out the triple black, and it is truly, a black beauty. As a part of the adidas x Pharrell Williams Triple Black, the pair comes with Primagreen and some really breathable knits, keeping it easy-breezy and comfy with every stride. The all black sneaker are actually warm-weather runners thanks to the HEAT.RDY upper.

Price: Rs 16,999

Available at adidas’ online store.

The new Zig Horizon is ready to get you back into fitness after your lockdown ennui. The splashes of orange and pink give it a dose of vibrancy while the white offers a toned base. It uses the brand’s ZigTech technology which uses an energy return system to recoil energy and provide an explosive kickback.

Price: Rs 11,999

Available at Reebok’s online store.

Two powerhouses, German and Italian – One shoe. As the official sailing boot for the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, they take inspiration from the AC75 Luna Rossa boat and 2019’s adidas x Prada collab. There’s two notions at play here – Innovation and sustainability and yes, the pair is waterproof.

Price: Rs 39,999

Available exclusively at adidas’ online store. 

The 90 returns and stays true to its iconic Waffle sole, stitched overlays and classic TPU accents. The play of light blue and coral red contrast perfectly over the white and grey base on the colour palette. The beauty however, is in the details. Fresh colours and materials give a modern look while Max Air cushioning adds comfort to your journey.

Price: Rs 10,295

Available at Nike’s online store.


Mikhail Gomes
Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman
A watch aficionado, Mikhail 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.
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