The Best Designer Sneakers of SS20: Dior, Off-White™ x Nike and More
Shoes you’re about to covet next season.
Now that the curtains are drawn on Men’s Fashion Month Spring/Summer 2020, it’s time to review all the key trends that we saw on the runway over the past few weeks. Unsurprisingly, sneakers continue to be a main focus in the new collections of various brands including Dior, Off-White™ and Craig Green, so start making room in your shoe closet before spring comes around.
Continue reading to check out some of our favorite sneaker styles from this season. And while you are here, read about the best footwear collaborations you can expect to purchase come FW19.
Working alongside artist Daniel Arsham this season, Kim Jones has delivered a stunning, time-inspired SS20 collection for Dior Men. While the Parisian fashion house’s RIMOWA collaboration generated a lot of buzz at the show, the footwear presented on the runway was just as to die for. In particular, we’re obsessed with the new iterations of the now iconic B23 sneakers. In addition to updated coloration of the classic Dior Oblique pattern, the high- and low-top trainers are also covered in a black-and-white newspaper print — a subtle nod to the Galliano-era of Christian Dior.
Ahead of Off-White™’s SS20 men’s show, Virgil Abloh and Futura have taken to Instagram to offer fans a first look at their collaborative Nike SB Dunk Low design. Coming in orange with dark blue detailing and the “UNC” light blue colorway, the sneaker is designed with white hang tags, Off-White™ x Nike branding and “SHOELACES”-printed laces, overlaid with a hiking-style lacing system. Both styles are constructed with translucent sole units that reveal both Abloh and Futura’s signatures.
At London Fashion Week Men’s, homegrown designer Craig Green has debuted a range of Kamandas in collaboration with adidas Originals. The co-branded shoe is covered in a wide array of colors, including red, black, blue, silver, orange and green. The futuristic footwear is constructed with a translucent upper, which is enveloped by a thin layer of see-through rubber. adidas’ Three Stripes branding can been seen clearly from the lateral of the sneaker, while its Trefoil logo is placed on the heel. All these sit atop a statement-making, texturized rubber outsole, which seems to us a sensible choice of material for rainy London.
Also spotted during London Fashion Men’s was a new collaboration between Kiko Kostadinov x ASICS. The longtime collaborators have joined forces again for SS20, creating a head-turning design that’ll appeal to fashion risk takers. Characterized by its checkerboard pattern, the sneaker comes in a number of different bold colorways including green and white, yellow and blue, burgundy and black, as well as a more low-key style in all-black.