Sneakerheads are bombarded with news of upcoming releases on a daily basis. To save you some time from searching each and every site and leak account, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to sift through the onslaught and bring you a few noteworthy kicks that have captured our attention.
Today, we’re checking out the revamped 574 from New Balance Tokyo Design Studio. The iconic New Balance silhouette is almost unrecognizable here, as it has been given a luxe update with a standout ripple sole.
For a couple lightweight sneaker options that are ideal for the warm weather months ahead, you should try Veja‘s all-new performance runner, the Marlin, as well as the adidas Ultraboost 21. The latter will soon be available in a vibrant orange colorway that is sure to turn heads.
Release Date: May 7
Where to Buy: T-HOUSE and select retailers globally
Editor’s Notes: After numerous collaborations, the New Balance Tokyo Design Studio has a new in-house design on the way in the form of a revamped 574. Barely recognizable, the classic NB silhouette has been transformed into a dress shoe of sorts, featuring a ripple sole made by Vibram. Up top, the shoe does have typical 574 material construction, however, pairing premium suede and mesh. What’s missing, though, is the signature “N” branding on the side. The luxe 574 by New Balance Tokyo Design Studio is slated to release on May 7 through T-HOUSE and select retailers worldwide.
Release Date: Available now
Where to Buy: Veja and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: Sustainable footwear brand Veja has just released a new performance runner, called the Marlin. Named after one of the fastest and most athletic fish in the ocean, the sneaker is designed specifically for road and/or park runs, as well as everyday wear. The upper of the Marlin is crafted from V-knit, a lightweight and breathable material made from recycled plastic bottles. Below, the shoe incorporates L-Foam cushioned technology comprised of 30 percent natural latex from Brazil and 70 percent synthetic latex. The Marlin is available now in six colorways.
Release Date: May 8
Where to Buy: Above The Clouds
Editor’s Notes: For its second collaboration with ASICS, retailer Above The Clouds has been tapped to work on the SKYCOURT. The first collab on the silhouette, the SKYCOURT arrives in an Australian color palette of birch, sage, and yellow, made from soft tumbled leather, suede, exposed foam, and mesh. The shoe will release at select stores worldwide — including END., Kith Tokyo, Luisaviaroma, and Footpatrol — on May 15, following an exclusive launch at Above The Clouds on May 8.
Release Date: TBC
Where to Buy: Likely adidas and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: Whether for exercise or casual wear, it’s hard to find a more comfortable sneaker than the Ultraboost 21. The runner will soon be available in an eye-catching “Acid Orange” colorway that screams summer. Made with a full-length Boost midsole, the Ultraboost 21 boasts a Primeblue upper that is crafted in part with Parley ocean plastic. A specific release date for the pair has yet to be announced, but all signs are pointing to a launch in the near future.
Release Date: May 14
Where to Buy: Reebok
Editor’s Notes: Reebok is bringing back the Boston-inspired Question Low “Green Toe” from 2006. A nod to Boston’s rich basketball heritage, the colorway pairs heritage green with white leather, as Allen Iverson’s number 3 and signature Question logo appear on the heel. The hoops sneaker shows off a reengineered toe box designed for play and off-court style.
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