While September was definitely one of the coldest months of the year, it was also one of the hottest when it came to sneaker releases. Filled to the brim with some of the most hyped collaborations from Chitose Abe, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams, to name a few, there were a bunch of high heat general releases too!
All this made choosing the ten hottest sneaker releases of the month particularly difficult, but we persevered and got through it! If you missed out on any of these, make sure you follow @thesolerestocks on Twitter for the latest and greatest trainer restocks!
Kanye West is a master of reinvention, and that's exactly what he did for the Yeezy 700 V2 'Inertia'. Released on the first weekend of the month on September 7th, this shoe revisits the OG 'Inertia' colourway from March but gives it a few premium tweaks here and there, including added 3M reflective material and a reworked design. If you didn't cop these then you honestly missed out.
Skateboard P came back with a bang on September 12th with the Pharrell Williams x adidas NMD Hu Proud 'Black'. Just one of the four wildly popular colourways that sold out in an instant, this shoe marks the first Human Race shoe to feature a blacked out Boost midsole, other than the hyper limited N.E.R.D collab. All this, paired with a unique gum Trail outsole makes this one of the best shoes of the year.
We can't talk about the hottest releases of the month without mentioning the sacai x Nike LDWaffle 'Pine Green'. A shoe that finally dropped on September 12th after several devastating delays, this certainly isn't Chitose Abe's first Swoosh collab, but it's definitely one of her best. Taking deconstruction to another level, if you got a W on these you pretty won the jackpot as they're incredibly limited and extremely hyped.
Riding on the Shox wave that's taken the game by storm, the British grime MC returned for the Skepta x Nike Shox TL 'Bloody Chrome' on September 12th. Serving as their four collaboration since the highly coveted AM97 of 2017, it's painted in a stealthy black hue with striking red accents making their way to the famed Shox midsole. A touch of chrome also makes an appearance on the Swoosh.
The Swoosh took the world completely by storm when it dropped the Nike Adapt Huarache 'White' on September 17th. A truly futuristic sneaker with an extraordinary design to boot, it's the latest sneaker to make use of the Beaverton brand's self-lacing FitAdapt technology that can be controlled on the shoe itself or via a smartphone or smartwatch app. The future has arrived.
After months of waiting, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 'Cloud White' finally hit shelves on September 21st, and the hype was definitely real. A flawless fusion between the 'Triple White', the 'Static', and the 'Blue Tint', it also dropped in full family sizes so kids and toddlers can flex to their hearts content too. Made entirely of Primeknit, a chunky Boost midsole makes these some of the comfiest creps that money can buy.
Paying homage to Michael Jordan's decorated career, the Air Jordan 1 'First Class Flight' shot to the skies on September 26th, and it's on another level. Chock full of aviation inspired detailing, a triangular “23” graphic graces the heel, while a boarding pass style barcode arrives at the back. That's not all though, as you'll also find MJ's signature scribbled along the side as if he's signing his passport.
While the OAMC x adidas Type O-1L 'Off-White' may sound like a pretty weird choice for the top sneakers of the month, it's up here because it's a shoe that thinks outside the box. Released on September 26th, it's unlike anything that you've ever seen before, and that's what makes it so special. The brainchild of Supreme's Luke Meier and Carhartt WIP's Arnaud Faeh, this sneaker is sure to turn heads wherever you go.
A GR shoe that turned the industry on its head on September 28th, the Nike Air Max 90 'New Species' takes luxury materials off the scales - pun intended. Crafted from a luxurious combination of materials, the soft grey upper is contrasted by rose pink and striking green tones, resulting in a reptilian aesthetic that's sure to turn heads. You can't talk about this AM90 without mentioning that insanely vibrant Air midsole.
We started the month with a 700 V2, and we're ending it with one too. A shoe that no sneakerhead knew they needed until they dropped on September 28th, the Yeezy 700 V2 'Hospital Blue' is a mish mash between last year's 'Static' release and the aforementioned 'Inertia'. Taking premium materials to a new level, this subtle yet striking release is definitely one of Kanye West's best.