It feels surreal that we are already into June of 2023. Where has the year gone? Despite the fast-moving clock and many talking heads in the sneaker game asking if sneakers are dead, we’re here to tell you that it’s actually the opposite. The sneaker game has actually been on fire this year. From fresh, innovative designs to new iterations of beloved classics, sneaker enthusiasts have a lot of great footwear options to choose from this year from more brands than ever before. Today we break down some of the best sneaker releases of 2023 so far and if you’re in need of some new heat for your Sneaker Throne, check out these summer sneakers and put together a display of your favorites.
Tiffany and Co x Nike Air Force 1
The iconic Tiffany and Co x Nike Air Force 1 collaboration brings the luxury jeweler's signature robin egg blue to the classic Air Force 1 silhouette. The sneaker exudes class and exclusivity, reflecting the upscale reputation of Tiffany and Co. While you might not have even had a chance at these, the fact that they actually exist is still impressive.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Black/White”
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Black/White” is a study in stylish simplicity. The black and white colorway gives a timeless elegance to the basketball classic, and if that doesn’t sell you on it, you can easily throw the “Panda” nickname on this one to fit the current trend.
Air Jordan 3 “White Cement Reimagined”
The Air Jordan 3 “White Cement Reimagined” takes the much-loved 'White Cement' colorway and breathes new life into it. While retros often get a bad rap for being overproduced, when a classic like this returns, the nostalgia kicks in heavy.
Air Jordan 3 “Wizards”
OG sneakerheads will find this one nostalgic. The Air Jordan 3 “Wizards” is a tribute to Michael Jordan's time with the Washington Wizards with the team colors that were once reserved for MJ himself, making it a must-have for fans and sneaker enthusiasts alike.
Corteiz x Nike Air Max 95
The Corteiz x Nike Air Max 95 is a collaboration that flew under the radar for many sneaker enthusiasts. That is until they sold out and ended up being one of the hardest releases to come by.
Nike Zoom Vomero 5 “Doernbecher”
As a part of Nike's Doernbecher Freestyle program, which allows young hospital patients to design their own sneakers, this Nike Zoom Vomero 5 was a standout amongst this year’s DB releases.
Nike SB Air Jordan 4 “Pine Green”
The Nike SB Air Jordan 4 “Pine Green” marries the worlds of skateboarding and basketball. The fresh Pine Green colorway gives a cool edge to the classic Jordan 4 silhouette and some strategically placed padding had these flying off the shelves of your local skate shop.
Awake NYC x ASICS GEL-NYC
The Awake NYC x ASICS GEL-NYC brings the edgy streetwear vibes of Awake NYC to ASICS' GEL technology. This collaboration results in a sneaker that is a perfect fit for the current trends that feels familiar, yet is all new and ready to stand out from the crowd.
New Balance 580 “Beef and Broccoli”
The New Balance 580 “Beef and Broccoli” offers a unique colorway that's inspired by the popular Chinese dish. This familiar, and quirky colorway gives the ultra-comfortable 580 silhouette a truly one-of-a-kind look and if you’re patient, you can even find them on sale in some sizes.
Reebok Blast “Lakers”
The Reebok Blast “Lakers” is a tribute to the former Los Angeles Lakers’ legend, Nick Van Exel. Sporting the team's classic purple and gold colors, this sneaker is a must-have for the OG Lakers fans that remember the classic 90s sneaker designs. Between the colors and the design cues, the Blast is a shoe that is guaranteed to get noticed.