It’s time to rotate your kicks and get some new ones with all the latest sneaker releases for November 2020.
Just last week, we spoke about sneakers and handbags during our last Fashion Obsessions. This time, we’re focusing solely on the latest sneaker releases, of which there are many. One of the biggest names on the list will be Off-White with its latest reinterpretation of an Air Jordan silhouette. This time, Virgil Abloh puts his talents on the Air Jordan 5 in a brand new ‘Sail’ colourway.
Aside from Off-White, Louis Vuitton also make an appearance with its latest LV Trainer sneakers as well as Reebok alongside Korean designer, Juun.J with the 90s-inspired Pump Court. Nike is also on the list alongside Sacai once more with another collaboration after the major success of the first partnership. Lastly, Pharrell Williams and Adidas Originals are back once more with a new shade for the NMD Hu, this time featuring “Human Race” spelt out in Hindi.
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The Air Jordan 5 is a pop-culture classic thanks to the likes of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’, which saw actor Will Smith sport three different colourways of the Jordan 5 on the hit TV series back in the day. On its 30th birthday this year, both Air Jordan and Off-White showcase a new look for the Jordan 5 in yet another deconstructed design. The Jordan 5 “Black Metallic” was dropped in February of this year and the “Sail” variant takes on a similar OG-inspired colourway. It retains the reflective tongue as well as the shark-tooth adornments on the midsole but you can also spot Abloh’s industrial aesthetic all over the upper.
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The first time both Nike and Sacai came together, it created one of the best sneakers of all time — the LDV Waffle. After teasing it during sacai’s FW20, the Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffle is finally here. First off, it combines two iconic Nike Running kicks, the 1983’s Pegasus and the 2017 record-breaking Vaporfly. The new Vaporwaffle will be released in two colourways — black/white as well as the sporty white/red/blue. An elongated heel with a raised lip is just some of the different looks you’ll find on the Vaporwaffle, alongside the double-stacked midsole. Much like its predecessor, the Vaporwaffle is the epitome of sacai’s designer, Chitose Abe’s “twice as nice” aesthetic. The swooshes, the tongue, laces, and heel branding are doubled-up in different tones and textures, giving it a more experimental look with an edge.
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The Louis Vuitton Trainer is Abloh’s way of bringing LV into the world of streetwear. It flirts with the idea of nostalgia and basketball shoes, bringing the old together with the new to create something incredible. We’ve seen different colourways of the LV Trainer and the latest is the Tricolor. Sporting white, red, and blue accents with LV’s branding on the heel, side, and sole of the shoe. The material itself is calf leather with elaborate construction, taking a total of seven hours to stitch one pair together.
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For the third time, Pharrell Williams and Adidas Originals have come together for collaboration once again on the NMD Hu. The Human Race series for the NMD’s have been one of the most popular pairs by far, selling for way more than its current value at one point. The latest sneaker to drop from the collab is a bright and vibrant yellow hue. Having already released new colourway sets in September and October, November will see just one NMD Hu this time. Its monochromatic yellow colourway also has Hindi writing from the tongue to the toe of the shoe, reading out “Human Race” on each foot; this is in-line with both Pharrell’s and Adidas’ collaborative ethos that was established years prior.
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Reebok is considered as one of the OGs when it comes to footwear. It’s taken a while for Reebok to enter the streetwear scene and what better way to do it than with Korean designer, Juun.J? The shoe that will be featured is the Reebok Pump Court, but with a futuristic take. Having already appeared on Juun.J’s FW20 runway show, the Pump Court will be released in four colourways. The shoe was inspired from a 1995 never-released Steve Smith prototype, bringing the retro model into the world of high fashion. This means premium and metallic leathers with a mesh upper as well as a redesigned molded TPU piece. The colours will primarily be black, white, grey, and emerald.
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