As the fashion industry continues to endorse utilitarian styles, heavy-duty gorpcore and Y2K aesthetics, some of 2023’s predicted trends have already begun to emerge. Jordan’s spring roster brings with it a host of renewed icons, while monochrome options and winter essentials define the market. Spotted on some of fashion’s biggest names, get ahead of the latest trends and take a closer look at what to expect this season.
Since the early ‘90s, retro sneakers have paved the way for a new wave of game-changing styles. Now, as leading powerhouses open the vault on archival silhouettes, retro-inspired shoes are once again informing the direction of the footwear landscape. Below, discover some of the most in-demand revivals for 2023.
Nike Dunk Low Reverse Panda Neon
Originally designed as a highly functional basketball shoe in 1985, the Dunk has transcended seasonal trends to become an icon in its own right — and the Nike Dunk Low Reverse Panda Neon is no different. Flipping the hue of the crowd-favourite design, monochromatic tones and signature Swoosh branding confirm this sneaker’s status as a certified staple.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG True Blue
Adopting key elements from the Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”, this Air Jordan High celebrates the silhouette’s 35-year legacy with a heritage-inspired blue, white and grey colour scheme. Premium leather overlays dress the sidewall, toe box and eyestays, while supple suede adorns the ankle collars and heel.
Delivering on timelessness and versatility, earth tones are set to dominate the industry this year. Appearing on the latest runways, some of the world’s biggest brands have already introduced neutral hues to their SS23 collections — including New Balance and Jordan.
New Balance 550 White Tan Womens
Drawing heavily on the ‘80s classic, the New Balance 550 White Tan Womens emerges with a tonal colourway and practical details. Boasting light brown accents on the sidewalls, heel and sole, this sought-after sneaker offers endless styling opportunities for this season and beyond.
Air Jordan 1 Low Craft Inside Out Tan Brown
Dubbed the “Inside Out”, the Air Jordan 1 Low Craft Inside Out Tan Brown embraces deconstructive elements and neutral shades. Soft brown suede decorates the upper, offset by muted yellow tones on the Swoosh, tongue and lining. Underfoot cushioning and functional laces work in tandem to highlight this sneaker’s versatility and enduring appeal.
The UGG Ultra Mini Boot
With the resurgence of early 2000s trends and comfort-led designs, UGG has fast become one of the most in-demand brands of the moment. And while the Australian label has an extensive range of silhouettes in its portfolio, there’s one style topping every wishlist: the UGG Classic Ultra Mini Boot.
UGG Classic Ultra Mini Boot Black Womens
Staying true to its surfing roots, the UGG Classic Ultra Mini Boot Black Womens puts comfort at the forefront of the design. The lightweight sole delivers all-day support, while the suede upper, water-repellent coating and timeless colourway make it a suitable option for all year round.
UGG Classic Ultra Mini Boot Chestnut Womens
An updated take on the brand’s Mini Boot model, the UGG Classic Ultra Mini Boot Chestnut Womens is one of 2023’s most wanted silhouettes. Crafted with a signature shearling lining, this slip-on boot comes complete with minimalistic branding and exposed stitch detailing. Rounded off with a pull tab for easy on and off, this UGG has earned its place as an everyday essential.