Slither On In the Best Snakeskin Sneakers Out Now
Snakeskin might have different connotations for different people, but in fashion and sneakers, it’s inarguably tied to the Y2K era. Whether it’s a full splash of snakeskin or even just a subtle hit, the print in question has found its way onto a number of sneakers and silhouettes currently on the market today. From the Air Jordan 11 Low to the ASICS GEL-Lyte III, there’s plenty to add to your cart right now. Check them out below.
NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra ‘Light Bone’
Over the past year or so, Drake has hit the ground running with his Nike sub-label NOCTA. Dropping everything from sneakers to apparel and even rebooting the Nike Swim Fin as part of his Turks and Caico collection, the multi-hyphenate has really kept many on their toes. Of all Drake’s NOCTA releases, the Hot Step Air Terra has remained a constant, dropping every shade from triple white to triple black, lilac and a few more in between. Most recently, though, it’s seen a ‘Snakeskin’ makeover, with the uppers decked out with the textured, 3M reflective faux snakeskin print all over. The pairs are then polished off with chunky cream midsoles, with forefoot Zoom units and a visible Air unit placed in the heel.
Air Jordan 11 Low ‘Yellow Snakeskin’
The Air Jordan 11 isn’t a model that releases right around the clock, but when it does, the colourways strike hot. It’s seen a number of recent iterations release in the past few months, and one of the latest features is snakeskin in ‘Tour Yellow’. As is the way with the Jordan 11, its namesake hue wraps around the mudguards in an OG-esque colourblocking, met with white leather dressing the rest of the uppers. Further complementing the ‘Tour Yellow’ snakeskin is the iced-out yellow outsoles, making for a super crisp rendition overall. The AJ11 ‘Yellow Snakeskin’ is a women’s release, meaning it’ll be available in smaller sizes.
atmos x ASICS GEL-Lyte III ‘Python Pack’
atmos’ connection with ASICS is one that runs deep. There are a number of models on which the duo have linked up for epic collaborations, and right at the top of the list is the GEL-Lyte III. This year the duo linked up to create the ‘Python Pack’, featuring two takes on the GLIII. The pack employs a light and dark take on the silhouette, constructed with a combination of leather and suede, with one in nearly all black and the other in almost all white. Giving this release an entry into this round-up are the Tiger Stripes, which have been doused in python skin. Bringing the python theme to life are the ‘venomous’ green bites (on the dark pair) found on the toe bumper and heel mesh.
Nike Air Max 1 CO.JP ‘Michigan’
This year saw a stack of Air Max Day releases, with Nike celebrating the storied day with new colourways of classic silhouettes and even reintroducing the ‘Big Bubble’. Among the fresh releases was the Nike Air Max 1 CO.JP ‘Michigan’. Dubbed a CO.JP release, this once meant they were exclusive to Japan, but these days are available globally too. This Air Max 1 ‘Michigan’ features a mix of ‘Midnight Navy’ and ‘Varsity Maize’, with the base layer wearing the yellow hue, embellished with a subtle hit of snakeskin on the Swooshes.
adidas adi2000 ‘Magic Beige’
If you want a sneaker that practically screams Y2K, look no further past the adi2000 ‘Magic Beige’. This pair has been injected with a solid hit of nostalgia, part in thanks to its chunky build and its colourway. Replete with python print leather uppers with a hit of nostalgia, the design features cream midsoles, along with white underlays and tongues. Subtle hits of black in the outsoles and thick laces complement the black in the python, altogether delivering a clean pair.