These Are the Best Sneaker Collabs Debuted During Fashion Month SS19
Including the coveted COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Shox.
The Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Month flew by in the blink of an eye, and as all sneakerheads do, we’ve been on the lookout for the next big sneaker collaborations between some of our favorite sports brands and fashion designers. This season, Nike has continued its partnerships with a number of familiar brands, including John Elliott, UNDERCOVER, COMME des GARÇONS and Off White™, while Reebok debuted a new silhouette at New York City-based designer Matthew Adams Dolan’s show. As you save your coins for new additions to your sneaker rotation, scroll down to see the top co-branded kicks unveiled on the runway in New York and Paris.
While you’re at it, read about some of the biggest street style trends that emerged during Fashion Month.
Styled with the designer’s street-inspired pieces, the John Elliott x Nike Blazer Mid Rebel was among the first sneaker collaborations that stomped down the catwalk this season. The high-top silhouette, which is already available for purchase at johnelliot.co and nike.com, arrives in four different colorways (“Blackened Blue,” “Black,” “Guava Ice” and “Natural Olive”) and features zip-closing on the sides perfect for those who’re constantly on-the-go.
With the help of Matthew Adams Dolan, Reebok unveiled its latest performance silhouette Sole Fury during New York Fashion Week. The runner is designed with Split Cushioning, a Reebok innovation that dates back to the early ’90s. By removing a portion of the midsole, the Sole Fury offers a lighter, more comfortable wear. Keep your eyes peeled as the sneaker is slated to launch later this fall and winter.
Following up on their popular React Element 87 release, UNDERCOVER and Nike have joined forces once again to create a lineup of Waffle Racer styles. Coming in colorways of green, red, blue and black, the Jun Takahashi-designed shoe fuses retro and futuristic elements, forming an understated yet stylish silhouette that many fashion enthusiasts find themselves drooling over. Stay tuned for the release information of this collection.
At his “Track & Field”-themed show, Virgil Abloh sent models and Olympic athletes down the runway in his latest creation with Nike. Dubbed the React Vapor Street Flyknit, the head-turning sneaker is wrapped around by bright-colored laces, and is rounded off by a sole unit designed with grippy racer spikes. Of course, Abloh’s signature Off White™ text branding can be found on the lateral of the shoes.
The Nike Shox made a grand return this season during COMME des GARÇONS‘ Spring/Summer 2019 runway presentation. Two different iterations of the low-top sneaker — black and white — debuted alongside the motherhood-inspired ensembles dreamed up by Rei Kawakubo. What initially caught our eye was the metal chain that adorns the mid-section of the shoe, which reads “des GARÇONS” in gold and silver. It’s safe to say that this pair will be flying off the shelves quickly.