ARTICLE BY Gabe Filippa

5 Sneakers You’ve Been Sleeping On in 2021

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While there’s been plenty of ultra-hyped sneakers sending Ls straight to our inboxes this year, there’s also been tonnes of fire slipping under the radar. From modern classics like the Nike Cosmic Unity to throwback retros like the Reebok Question Mid, there’s plenty here to lace with ease.

Sometimes, it’s not worth getting your laces in a knot. These are five sneakers you’ve been sleeping on in 2021!

Nike Cosmic Unity

Manufactured with at least 50 per cent sustainable materials, the Cosmic Unity is one of Nike’s more interstellar performance silhouettes. Already laced by the likes of L.A. Lakers big man Anthony Davis, the Cosmic Unity is equipped with a partially recycled Air Zoom Strobel. Perfect intergalactic hype for Space Jam 2, the Cosmic Unity is one of the bright stars of performance sneakers in 2021.

Reebok Question Mid,

Reebok have cracked open the Allen Iverson sneaker vault, the ‘Bok bringing back classics like the Question Mid and Answer 4. Immortalised by the moment a rookie Allen Iverson crossed-over Michael Jordan, the Reebok Question ushered in Iverson’s epic Rookie of the Year title in 1996-97. A fan of the Air Jordan 11 during his Georgetown years, Reebok designer Scott Hewett took cues from the iconic Jay, incorporating a ghillie lacing system, toe-cap overlays, and translucent outsoles.

Mizuno Wave Prophecy X

Designed by the internationally-renowned Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, the Mizuno Wave Prophecy X is torn straight from your interstellar reveries. It’s one of the boldest silhouettes yet from the trailblazing Japanese label, the high-tech runner also functioning as a statement lifestyle silhouette. Get on the Wave!

ASICS HN1-S GEL-Venture 7

Using the concept of retro-futurism as their blueprint, the team at ASICS have struck a balance between Japanese workwear and more high fashion stylings. Originally geared for trail, ASICS revamped the design to give the HN1-S GEL-Venture 7 more lifestyle orientation, a decision that’s helped the silhouette become a sleeper hit of 2021.

adidas Forum

A cult hardwood classic of the 1980s, the adidas Forum has seen a resurgence of late thanks to some high-profile collaborations with the likes of Beyonce, Bad Bunny, and Y-3. Recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, the retro-futurist Forum is also bursting with plenty of neck-craning GR colourways that are currently an easy cop in 2021.


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