We’re barely three months into 2019 and there are already dozens of new sneaker releases featuring the likes of Converse, New Balance, PUMA and more to get excited about. From retro comebacks to empowerment campaigns, here’s a more detailed look at some of the coveted drops.
Converse Love The Progress Collection
Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Converse Love The Progress Collection, which is crafted entirely by female designers with the aim of promoting love, unity and community. Consisting of three key styles, each design comes decked out in bold graphic elements coupled with inspirational messages that encourage women to define themselves on their own terms.
Besides taking home a fresh pair of kicks, you’ll also get to be part of a meaningful cause that redefines what it means to be a ‘GIRL’. Simply pen down your definition on a blank postcard at any Converse boutique and it might just get added into the dictionary!
Retailing from $75.90 at Ngee Ann City, ION Orchard, Bugis Junction, Vivo City and Changi Airport 2 Converse boutique stores.
Onitsuka Tiger ADMIX Runner
Up your running shoe game with the Onitsuka Tiger ADMIX RUNNER, which is designed in collaboration with Italian designer Andrea Pompilio for its Spring-Summer 2019 collection. Functional yet stylish, this sturdy powerhouse boasts a shock-absorbing heel as well as a durable inner sole for a comfortable fit, without compromising on style. If you’re looking for a solid pair of running shoes that can take your performance to the next level, these are for you.
Retailing at $199 at all Onitsuka Tiger stores.
New Balance 997H
The 90s are back in the form of the New Balance 997H! A contemporary take on the OG 997, the updated silhouette now incorporates suede, mesh and synthetic leather details that add an innovative touch to its overall design. Available in an assortment of vibrant colourways, these unisex kicks are equal parts retro yet futuristic – perfect for the nostalgia generation who still want to look hype AF.
Retailing at $149 at all New Balance stores.
PUMA NOVA 90’s Bloc
Made for the gals who embrace bold choices like #DOYOU ambassador Cara Delevingne, the PUMA NOVA 90’s Bloc takes stylistic cues from classic running shoes for major throwback vibes – but with a twist. Fusing it with fashion-forward accents such as a clunky athletic sole and breathable mesh upper, the all-new silhouette is introduced in monochrome schemes with pops of millennial pink for a touch of femininity.
Retailing at $159 at Bugis+, Century Square, CK Tangs, MBS Select, Paragon, Suntec City and Vivocity PUMA stores.
Even Superga is jumping onto the 90s bandwagon with a reboot of their original trainers! Drawing inspiration from the street style aesthetic of the oh-so-iconic decade, the revamped Superga 9TS (so punny!) takes on a chunky design with the heritage swallow tail logo and a thick rubber sole. To add on to the old-school appeal, it also comes with a VHS-inspired shoebox packaging that all 90s kids who grew up in the heydays of VHS tapes are sure to love.
Retailing at $149.90 at Wheellock Place, Vivocity, Westgate Superga stores and online at www.superga.com.sg.
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