Trends are such strange things, aren’t they? One second, something can be old and dated, and just a few seconds later, they’re the biggest fashion statement of the year. Just a few years ago, bright orange sneakers would’ve left a whole room cringing, but now, the vibrant shade has become one of the hottest colourways of 2019.
With that being said, we’re taking a look at the five most popular sneaker colourways of 2019. As well as showcasing a few prime examples, we’ll also explore why they might be trending this year! For more content like this, be sure to download the official The Sole Supplier app for free right now!
Red And White
Without a shadow of a doubt, red and white is one of the trendiest colourways of the year. From the Pharrell Williams x adidas Solar Hu Glide ST ‘CNY’ to the Nike Air Max 98 ‘University Red’, the contrasting scheme is perfect for those who love the boldness of an all-red shoe but the simplicity of a ‘Triple White’ sneaker. The brand new Air Jordan 1 ‘Phantom’ showcases this colourway beautifully, while the Raf Simons x adidas Ozweego Replicant ‘Red’ takes it to a whole other level.
Believe it or not, light blue sneakers are all the rage these days. It doesn’t matter if it’s a classic silhouette or a contemporary shoe, the seasonal hue works perfectly no matter what. Some of this year’s highlights include the Nike Air Max 97 ‘Have A Nike Day’ and the Air Jordan 1 ‘Turbo Green’. While these two utilise a blue and white combo, other sneakers such as the Nike React Element 87 ‘Royal Tint’, and, of course, the adidas Yeezy Boost 700 ‘Inertia’ implement a few other colours into the mix to keep things interesting.
Probably the biggest surprise of the year, earthy brown sneakers have taken over 2019. Made for those who can appreciate the stealthiness of all-black sneakers but still want a bit of colour on feet, this year has seen the release of a ton of brown sneakers. From the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 ‘Cactus Jack’ to the brand new adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 ‘Geode’, the industry’s biggest names are taking this trend to the top.
It doesn’t matter what shade it is, as long as it’s a bold green then 2019 will love it. A scheme that’s been adopted by Chitose Abe’s sacai x Nike LDV Waffle ‘Green Gusto’ and NIGO’s BAPE x adidas Ultra Boost ‘Green Camo’, while both feature very different hues of green, they’re still massive in the game. Another sneaker that should definitely be mentioned is the brand new Nike Air VaporMax Plus ‘Black Volt’.
As mentioned before, a few years ago, vibrant orange sneakers would’ve left a whole room cringing, but now, it has become one of the hottest colourways of 2019. Kanye West and Virgil Abloh have both used the bold hue in some of this year’s most hyped kicks, including the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Clay’ and the Off-White x Nike Air Max 90 ‘Desert Ore’. Other highlights of the year include size? x adidas Nite Jogger ‘Road Safety’ and, of course, the brand new Nike Air Max 720 ‘Sunrise’ that’s got everyone talking.