Happy Chinese New Year! It’s that time of year again where red pockets filled with cash are given out and the sneaker world’s biggest brands drop some of the hottest kicks of the year!
It’s crazy how adding the letters ‘CNY‘ after a shoe can make it so fire, so to celebrate the Year of the Pig, we’ve listed ten of the hottest Chinese New Year sneakers that you can cop right now! From the iconic Nike Air Force 1 to the legendary adidas Ultra Boost, there’s something for everyone here!
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with style with the brand new Pharrell Williams x adidas Solar Hu Glide ST ‘CNY’! Painted in an assortment of festive colours, this shoe features a Primeknit bootie upper reminiscent of the Ultra Boost, and is tied together by a pair of stripy rope laces. “Hu” and the Chinese character for “fortune” or “good luck” comes embroidered on the vamps for the unmistakably Pharrell aesthetic.
Although this isn’t strictly a Chinese New Year-themed sneaker, the Nike Air Force 1 ‘White Red’ is definitely worth a cop this CNY! Painted in a predominantly white colour scheme, lucky red accents feature on the tongue, heel, and lateral and medial side Swooshes. Crafted from premium materials, perforated detailing on the toe and tonal branding on the tongues give the shoe that unmistakably AF1 look.
Releasing just in time for the Year of the Pig, the adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 ‘CNY’ is painted in a monochromatic black and white colour scheme, with striking red accents featuring on the Three Stripe branding. Pink and black patterned laces harken back to the Ultra Boost 3.0 ‘CNY’, while “Ren Zhi” text hits the tongue. To round it all off, a full length Boost midsole sits underfoot for additional comfort with every step.
Oozing with lucky pocket vibes, the Nike Air Max 98 ‘University Red’ features a white mesh upper with red leather panelling and red nubuck mudguards. The contrast two-tone look is maintained throughout the entire sneaker with red ribbon accents at the lacing system and heel pull tab, as well as a white midsole and red outsole combo. You need a pair of these this Chinese New Year!
Inspired by the legendary 1997 adidas Falcon Dorf with a restructured tongue and unique adidas branding, the adidas Originals Yung-96 ‘CNY’ is painted in an eye catching red colour palette, denoting the Chinese colour for luck. Crafted from a vast array of materials, including nubuck, mesh, and suede, on top of a clean white foam midsole, the shoe’s outsole features an adidas Torsion plate for added support.
A hybrid between the classic Air Max Plus and the Swoosh’s current flagship Air Max sneaker, the Air Vapormax, the Nike Air VaporMax Plus ‘Crimson’ is one of the hottest Nike hybrids to date. The perfect shoe to rock this Lunar New Year, a red neoprene upper and a full length Air VaporMax bubble sole unit makes these one of the comfiest creps currently on the market.
Celebrate the Year of the Pig in style with the brand new adidas Originals NMD R1 ‘CNY’! Featuring a blacked out mesh upper with a complementary Boost midsole to boot, this Nomad is accented by hits of red at the Three Stripes and tongue. A premium suede heel badge adorns the back, complete with an embroidered lion head that is painted in a slew of eye-catching colours.
Get your Jumpman on this Chinese New Year with the Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Gym Red’! Reminiscent of the iconic ‘Bred’, these are a must cop! Featuring the iconic colour blocked look, premium leather and suede graces the entire shoe, meaning these are built to stand the test of time. An Air-infused midsole sits underfoot, meaning you’ll be comfy both on the court and on the street. How are these still available?!
The fourth Crazy BYW LVL X colourway to release since its debut at adidas’ 747 Warehouse St. event, the Pharrell Williams x adidas Crazy BYW LVL X ‘CNY’ is painted in a prosperous red and yellow palette with a dragon scale pattern featuring throughout. Utilising a podular construction to enhance comfort, the Primeknit upper boasts enlarged text that reads “AMBITION”.
And last but not least, we have the Nike Air Jordan 12 ‘CNY’. Dressed in a luxe black satin upper with a textured white leather overlay and metallic gold detailing throughout, this is a must cop this Chinese New Year. For additional CNY vibes, an eye catching multicoloured sockliner features, and a special embellishment on the left shoe’s tongue replaces the standard Jumpman logo.
Well, there you have it! The 10 hottest Chinese New Year sneakers available right now! Do you agree with it or do you think there should be a few more worthy mentions? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to keep it locked at The Sole Supplier for the latest and greatest in sneakers!