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The sneaker industry constantly offers something new, whether it’s a new colourway or a sought-after collaboration, trying to keep up can feel like a full time job. From quirky corduroy takes on vintage silhouettes, or fashionable fusions of Swoosh staples, the sneaker landscape in 2023 is unpredictable. As we enter summer, being on top of releases and restocks may not be a priority. That’s why we have curated a selection of the best sneakers that are worthy of a place in your rotation. 

Wales Bonner x adidas Samba

Partnering with the Three Stripes brand for a sixth time, esteemed London menswear designer Wales Bonner has released two more headline-grabbing takes on the shoe of the summer: the adidas Samba. 

For its latest iteration on the sporty sneaker, Wales Bonner channels the Samba’s footballing legacy, staying true to its original design with a tongue to cover the laces. Arriving in a muted Ecrtin Brown colourway alongside a standout silver hue, the London label weaves its subculturally informed nostalgia into the design thanks to intricate crochet branding and detailing. 

Whatever colour you choose, the latest footwear offering from Wales Bonner and adidas is bound to turn heads. Thanks to a low-profile wearable construction, the Samba will act as your secret weapon, effortlessly accenting the outfits already in your wardrobe. 

adidas x Wales Bonner. Credit: Laced Studio

Yeezy 350 V2 Carbon Beluga

A familiar design updated. The Yeezy 350 V2 Carbon Beluga released later than expected following the end of the official partnership between adidas and Kanye West. The popular Yeezy 350 V2 receives an update to the popular Beluga colourway, first available for streetwear fans in September 2016.

A striking orange stripe adorns the side panel complemented with ‘SPLY-350’ branding where a black midsole sets the shoe apart from the original release. 

As one of the last chances for fans to get their hands on the adidas Yeezy collection, it’s no surprise that they have generated a healthy demand on the secondary market.

The original Yeezy V2 Beluga release. Credit: Laced Studio

Yeezy 350 V2 Onyx 

Another Yeezy release to get excited about: The Yeezy 350 V2 Onyx. Constructed from a stealthy all-black Primeknit upper and paired with a Boost midsole, this monochrome sneaker offers comfort with every wear. 

Combining both function and fashion, this runner is perfect for all-occasion wear, able to be dressed up or down thanks to its sleek all-black composition. Again releasing formally for the last time on May 31st, the Yeezy 350 V2 is the sought-after sneaker to add your rotation this summer. 

Yeezy V2 Onyx. Credit: Laced Studio

adidas Gazelle Indoor x Sean Wotherspoon Corduroy Multi 

For his latest collaborative venture with adidas, Sean Wotherspoon chose a retro fashion favourite as his canvas. The sports-inspired Gazelle received a makeover, with each shoe featuring a unique pattern conceived by the adidas collaborator and Round Two Vintage founder. 

In keeping with previous collaborations, a corduroy composition is used for this take on the sports-inspired sneaker. A textured ‘70s-influenced floral pattern dresses a white corduroy upper. Navy suede Three Stripes branding adorns the sidewall, with suede eyelets completing the vibrant colour palette. 

For a release that is truly one of a kind, add the adidas Gazelle Indoor x Sean Wotherspoon to your shoedrobe today. 

Jacquemus x Nike ‘JF1’ 

Introducing the Nike ‘JF1’, an entirely new silhouette courtesy of Nike and Jacquemus. For the latest cross-continent collaboration between the two brands, a Nike Air Force 1 upper is woven with the sole of the Nike ACG Terra. 

Nike x Jacquemus Air Humara. Credit: Laced Studio

Picking up where they left off last year, having previously worked on a Nike Air Humara, a ‘90s trail running shoe, both brands looked to Nike’s archive. Whilst offering something new, the sneaker stays true to designer Simon Porte Jacquemus’ love of Nike’s ACG line, himself being an avid collector of the Swoosh brand’s outdoors-inspired products. If you’re after a fresh pair of white sneakers, this collaboration will come in Triple White and Triple Black hues, meaning this minimalist fashion-meets-function sneaker can be worn with a variety of outfits. From Nice to New York, turn heads this season with Nike and Jacquemus’ ‘JF1’ collab. 

While no release date has been confirmed yet the sneaker world can expect the ‘JF1’ to arrive later in June alongside the Air Jordan 1 “Washed Heritage” also releasing in June.