Meet The Sneaker Edit: Editor-Approved SS18 Sneaker Picks
Our new weekly roundup of the best kicks worth copping.
This week marks the first installment of our new segment titled “The Sneaker Edit” in which we provide a look at the top, editor-approved sneakers. Each week we’ll be tallying up which kicks are worth buying, where they’re available and a tip or two on how to style them seamlessly into your wardrobe. For our first roundup, Nike is serving up quite a few selections including an Air Max 93 dubbed “Watermelon Man” and an Air Max 1 Premium in “Desert Sand.” New Balance‘s latest 990 design is also worth noting, this pick arrives in a “Faded Rose/Komen Pink” colorway perfect for those who won’t say goodbye to millennial pink.
Keep reading to see the top styles we’ve got on our Spring/Summer 2018 wishlist.
Ahead of the summer, New Balance presents a pastel silhouette entirely swathed in a “Faded Rose/Komen Pink” hue. The model is constructed with suede and mesh throughout to give off classic vibes. On the upper detailing features a buttery suede and mesh makeup as well alongside an EVA foam midsole. Throw these on with an oversized denim jacket and Americana-style jeans for a preppy look. Purchase these on Friday, May 11 over at Feature where they price out at $165 USD.
In this smooth Air Max 1 Premium design featuring the colorway “Desert Sand,” the sneaker arrives with a crisp suede upper paired with a matching perforated toe box. Standing out on the kicks are the tonal panels and off-white rubber outsole. Pair these with a denim mini-skirt and a statement outerwear piece. Head over to SneakAvenue to purchase this pair which prices out at $170 USD.
Nike continues its rollout of new iterations of the beloved Air Max 1 with the arrival of a model dubbed “Barely Rose”. The kicks feature a pink suede and mesh upper accentuated with a white Swoosh and matching mudguard. The upper sits atop a white midsole and a clear Air Max unit. There’s currently no release date, stay tuned here for additional drop details. They’ll be available for purchase over at Nike later this month.
If you’re a fan of primary colors since they’re so easy to wear on a daily basis, look no further than these three closet staples. The official colorways include: “Clay Green/White,” “Vast Grey/Habanero Red,” and “White/Black.” On the first pick in the lineup, the upper is dipped in a paint-inspired green hue paired with a clean white Swoosh and matching accents. The pair which comes with mostly “Habanero Red” detailing also includes grey lacing. Lastly, “White/Black” is ideal for your minimalistic friend who likes to keep things immensely simple. Dress each of these sneakers up with the help of luxe accessories and earrings. Pick up each pair at Overkill where they price out at $160 USD respectively.
Summer calls for a pair of sneakers which you can throw on when you’re heading to day parties and even just outdoor picnics. The Nike Air Max 93 “Watermelon Man” is the perfect sneaker for numerous outdoor occasions. This particular pair arrives with the hues: “White,” “Crimson Bliss,” “Kinetic Green” and “Black.” Style these beauties with a power suit for a fun, summer look. Purchase these at Overkill on Thursday, May 10 where they’ll be available for $170 USD.
This year alone, Nike has dropped an array of unique, gradient-designed Air Max 95 sneakers. Now, an iteration dubbed “White/Vast Grey” comes with an eccentric color palette which features: “Tour Yellow,” White,” “Grey,” and “Green.” The bold yellow along the upper is my favorite part of these. Wear these with a white T-shirt, your favorite jeans and a luxe bomber. Pick these up now at SneakAvenue where they retail for $190 USD.
This futuristic sneaker titled the Nike Ashin Modern Run in “Summit White/Wolf Grey” arrives with a breathable mesh upper and a slim silhouette. The injected unit midsole and outsole were constructed to provide cushioning and flexibility. Details are rounded out by foam heel clip which provides a stable wear. These would look great with Nike’s latest pastel windbreaker jacket. Purchase this pair now over at Allike where they are available for $100 USD.
Another new age design is the Nike Zoom Fly SP which comes in a “White/Rage Green” colorway. These running trainers feature an upper with a white-tinged translucent base with a “Racing Green” shade on the lacing, the stripe toe details and even the carbon plate midsole. Detailing also includes the digits “8:88:88” on the heel. For an on-trend workout look, throw these on with Nike’s 24 x 24 pack. Head over to Nike to purchase this pair on Thursday, May 10 where they price out at $150 USD.
Last but certainly not least is the “Core Black/Cloud White” iteration of adidas’ newest model, the Deerupt. The silhouette features a netted mesh overlay with a textile constructed body. Additionally, this pair comes with a suede heel tab, a white sole and tonal lacing. Wear these with an oversized hoodie and a mesh skirt for a high fashion meets streetwear look. Head over to Feature where this pair retails for $110 USD.