There’s no questioning that some sneaker collaborations aren’t as hyped as others, but that doesn’t make them any less fire! Over the past few months, we’ve seen the release of a ton of underrated collabs, and with that said, we’ve handpicked the best ones that you can still cop right now!
From the CLOT x Nike Air Max 97/Haven to the Yeezy 700 V2 ‘Geode’, it’s crazy to think that these are still sitting! Let us know which pairs you’ll be adding to your collection, and if you want a sneaker that’s sold out, make sure you follow @thesolerestocks on Twitter for the latest and greatest restocks!
To kick things off, we have the brand new UNDEFEATED x adidas Ultra Boost ‘Stars And Stripes’! A shoe that definitely would’ve sold out in an instant two years ago, these patriotic trainers are perfect for the summer months. Building on the iconic 1.0 silhouette, red, white, and blue accents feature throughout, and the theme is further emphasised by an American flag that graces the pull tab on the heel.
One of the weirdest collaborations of 2019, the CLOT x Nike Air Max 97/Haven ‘Volt’ was made in partnership with Hong Kong multi-hyphenate Edison Chen. Fusing the iconic Zoom Haven with the legendary Air Max 97, the shoe is painted in a unique colour scheme that’s sure to turn heads this season. Down below, the AM97’s Air midsole is present, lined with a healthy dose of gum rubber for added durability.
The fact that the Yeezy 700 V2 ‘Geode’ is still sitting is one of life’s greatest mysteries. Released back in March, this is one of the few Kanye sneakers that are still available to cop months after release, and we don’t know why! Arriving in a striking earthy palette, it’s crafted from a premium combination of leather and suede, with mesh throughout for an ultra breathable experience. And let’s not forget about that hefty Boost midsole!
Brought to you by Jerry Lorenzo, the Nike Air Fear Of God Moccasin ‘Particle Beige’ released as part of the power duo’s latest collection, and it’s perfect for summer. Painted in a rose pink hue, a tough ripstop fabric makes up the upper, while a double stacked Zoom Air unit sits down below for comfort like nothing else out there. Inspired by traditional moccasin shoes, you need a pair right now.
Renowned graffiti artist WANTO released the WANTO x adidas Yung-1 ‘Core Black’ last month, and for some reason it’s still available! Considered by many as the hottest Yung-1 collaboration since the shoe made its debut at the end of last year, Gore-Tex fabrics are used to tackle the elements while a slick speed lacing system makes these perfect for the city slicker that’s always on the go.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, how is the atmos x Nike Air Max 2 Light ‘Bright Crimson’ still available?! First unveiled at ComplexCon 2018, this shoe’s upper is painted in various vibrant hues and is printed with a bunch of patterns and logos that’s hard to ignore. Translucent plastic overlays give it a glossy finish, while a bold red Swoosh adds clarity to this almost overwhelming colourway.
The hotly anticipated adidas By Raf Simons Ozweego ‘Cream’ is finally here, and it’s still available! The latest sneaker to come from the Belgian fashion designer, it pays homage to the ‘70s glam rock era with a split upper that’s painted in a clean cream at the top and a striking chrome at the bottom that’s been coated in a mirrored TPU film for a look that’s made to turn heads.
While this isn’t strictly a collaboration, the Nike Air Max 720 ‘Be True’ deserves to be in this list. Released as part of the ‘Be True’ collection, this multicoloured crep dropped just in time for LGBT Pride Month, and you need a pair right now! With an engineered mesh upper that’s painted in a rainbow inspired design, the signature of the designer of the iconic rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker, is printed onto the chunky Air midsole.
HYPEBEAST teamed up with ASICS this season for the HBX x ASICS Gel-Kayano 5 ‘White’, and it’s a must cop! Inspired by the Web 1.0 days when the original social networks were introduced, this lightweight trainer fuses its retro aesthetic with a mesh and leather construction that’s perfect for all-day wear. To round it all off, the Japanese brand’s signature GEL tech is used down below for comfort with every step.
To round it all off, we have the GOLF le FLEUR x Converse One Star ‘Barbados Cherry’ that comes straight from the creative mind of Tyler, the Creator. Re-imagined with a luxe velvet quilted upper, signature branding on the tongue and sole and contrasting white laces give the shoe a look that’s made to turn heads. A unique floral print outsole then completes the unusual aesthetic.