Every year, the sneaker game goes up a notch with more and more releases than one can imagine. From insane collaborations to pure classics making a return, it’s never too late to invest in some of today’s cult sneakers. Last year saw Nike dominate the headlines with plenty of noteworthy sneakers, one of them being the Nike Air Max 1/97 ‘Sean Wotherspoon’. As the year is not over just yet, we will be talking about the hottest sneaker releases of 2019 (so far).
Now, it’s safe to say that Nike has done well for itself this year. Not only did the Swoosh introduce plenty of new Air Jordan colourways, but it also did well in terms of collaborations. While Adidas also recorded great numbers, this was mostly due to the popularity of the Yeezy Boost series with Kanye West.
Also, you can’t forget the luxury sneakers segment of the market with Balenciaga always coming in strong. This year, however, saw more from Fear of God, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and of course, Dior to name a few. This entire list makes for a close-to-perfect Christmas wish list for many.
In the end, fashion sense is subjective with everyone having a different opinion on today’s sneakers. Some would consider the Yeezys ‘clout chasers’ while others would call out Nike fanboys for being elitist to the cause. When it comes right down to it, the sneaker game should focus more on the community that built it rather than the market itself.
Scroll down to peep the full list of the best sneakers releases of 2019.