The Best Sneakers To Complete Your Flaming Fit In 2023

We’ve talked about the most-loved dance sneakers, so now let’s bring up the overall most worn and most anticipated sneakers of the year so far.

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Adidas Samba

First released in 1949, the Sambas have stayed a classic for many good reasons. With great comfort and a removable arch support, it is also worth the value for its durability.

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Having a great grip for indoor courts while being suitable for today’s nostalgic and casual aesthetics, it’s no surprise that these sneakers are enjoyed by soccer players to models daily.

The Adidas Samba retails for S$160 on Adidas.

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New Balance 327

Speaking of the nostalgic aesthetic, the New Balance 327 is also popularised for its retro design and for offering a combination of style and performance.

The cushion and support make for a versatile option for many people and a range of activities. They are also made of high-quality materials and constructed using advanced technologies and techniques.

The pair retails from S$110 to S$169 on New Balance.

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Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Olive”

Dropping at the end of April, the new collaboration between Travis Scott and Nike will bring forth another pair of Air Jordan 1s.

His Air Jordan 1 releases are some of the best and the hype was amplified by his loyal fanbase seeing him rock the shoes on stage — as expected, since Travis is quite the fashion mogul himself.

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The collab feels fresh with special details like his classic giant backwards Swoosh on the lateral side panel, suede quarter panels, drab olive hues situated on the laces, while bursts of red peek out through the Nike Air branding on the tongues and the ball-and-wings logos that are parked on the rear end.

Like before, Cactus Jack’s branding is also skewed to the tongues’ lateral side. The upcoming olive Jordans will be no stranger to the hype!

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Air Force x Terror Squad

Another very anticipated sneaker drop is the Fat Joe and Nike collab for the Terror Squad x Air Force 1s.

Fat Joe is widely considered to have one of the world’s best sneaker collections. He worked with Nike in the mid-2000s to create several Terror Squad x Nike Air Force 1 colourway that was never released to the public.

One of the original pairs released was recently listed with an asking price of US$4,500 (about S$5988.60).

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This year, while the date is to be determined, several variations of Terror Squad x Air Force 1s can be expected to be released.

Onitsuka Mexico 66

Onitsuka Tiger is a Japanese brand that supports youth health through sports and premium performance. It is famous for its sneakers and is particularly popular in Asia and the West due to the retro design of the Mexico 66 signature model.

The pair led them into become one of Japan’s most recognisable fashion brands and it remains so today.

The Mexico 66s retails from S$140 on Onitsuka Tiger.

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Special Mention: MSCHF Big Red Boots

Not a sneaker, but MSCHF’s Big Red Boots have made a controversial name for itself and divided the fashion world.

Also called the ‘Astro Boy’ boots, it is a cartoonishly proportioned high-top, constructed with a single-mold-shell design and a sturdy TPU rubber shell with a bulbous silhouette.

MSCHF is known for their whimsical and provocative footwear, and these boots did not stray from them. All the reasons it may be loved are also all the reasons it may not be, so it definitely deserves a mention.

The boots are now reselling from S$570 on Stock X.

The year is just getting started and we know there are more sneaker drops to look forward to! Which pairs have made it into your wardrobe so far?

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