5 Sneakers You've Been Sleeping On
These days, each and every weekend seems to bring a smattering of brand new, heavily hyped releases. As a result, there are countless kicks flying under the radar, just begging to be copped.
With that in mind, every now and then we like to highlight some kicks that aren't quite getting the love they deserve.
This particular installment highlights some OGs, a reworked classic, and a silhouette that we believe should go down as an all-timer.
Nike ACG React Terra Gobe
When Nike debuted the ACG React Terra Gobe back in April, we were stoked. This was the perfect modern day ACG offering that we had been waiting for. From the ripstop bootie and nylon lacing loops to the bold branding, slick colourways, and contemporary React cushioning, the kicks had it all. Nonetheless, these didn't fly off shelves quite like we anticipated, and you can still scoop up one of the OG colourways – for less than retail at that. Grab 'em while you can because this isn't just one of the better ACG releases of late – it's one of the best ACG silhouettes of all time.
New Balance 997S
After launching with a bang in the latter part of 2018, New Balance's 997S – a sporty, modern reimagining of the classic 997 – has been the canvas for a bunch of slick collaborations as Bodega, CDG and Concepts have all followed in the footsteps of Ronnie Fieg. New Balance have dropped a bunch of their own solid takes on the design though, flying solo for the likes of the coveted Kawhi-inspired '2-Way' pack and the gorgeous 'Moroccan Tile' pair. However, this predominately black version is up there for us, too, thanks to its perfect use of reflectivity and a variety of colourful hues to showcase the silhouette's ENCAP Reveal tech.
ASICS GEL-Lyte III
When it comes to the GEL-Lyte III, countless collaborations are probably the first thing that comes to mind. Don't be fooled, though. ASICS do a bang-up job of bringing their own in-house looks to the split-tongued classic, and these two colourways are a couple of our recent faves. We're particularly into the white pair and its impeccable use of green, which pops beautifully against the shoe's neutral base.
Nike Vapor Street Peg SP
No, this isn't a Gyakusou collaboration from the Swoosh and UNDERCOVER mastermind Jun Takahashi. What it is, however, is seemingly a homage to those coveted drops and the perfect combination of the latest Pegasus' comfy, Achilles-saving upper and the tooling of the Vapor Street. Nike even gave the Vapor Street Peg a little Japanese inspiration while the React cushioning and cork insoles make these the comfiest Pegs you'll ever step into. The colourways don't hurt, either – you can't go wrong with either the 'Plum Dust' or 'Cargo Khaki' looks.
The Aztrek may hail from the 1990s, but this Tin Grey/Flint Grey execution looks like something your Pops would have rocked back in the mid-80s – and we mean that in the best way possible. Greyscale executions will always be a favourite – especially in these retro-heavy times – and Reebok's classic kicks lend themselves perfectly to the colour combo thanks to their panel-heavy upper of mesh, leather and suede. Best of all, though? You can still cop for way less than retail.
Header image via Nike.