Sneaker Releases 2019: The 10 Flyest Sneakers Dropping This Fall

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08.08.2019
Yellow and turquoise polka dotted sneakers
Sneakers, $690, by Marni / Pants, $395, by Homme Plissé Issey Miyake / Shirt, by Comebackasaflower

Marni Banana Sock Boot

Inspired by—no joke—Disney cartoons, Marni’s Francesco Risso finds the fantastical in well-worn menswear staples. Take the sneaker sock (or “snocker”): Risso’s new creation “evokes an amplified banana,” he says, proving that the freshest footwear can come from anywhere—even the grocery store.

White and blue hiking sneakers
Sneakers, $220, by Salomon / Pants, $125, by Lacoste x Golf Le Fleur / Socks, $3, by Uniqlo

Salomon S/Lab XT-6

The Salomon XT-6 was designed for elite trail junkies who run ultramarathons in the Alps. But when the Salomon team swapped out the racing colors for versions in yellow, blue, green, orange, and pink, the XT-6 was ready for the harsh terrain of LAX—and the likes of Rihanna and Pusha T. “The work has already been done,” says JP Lalonde, who heads up the French brand’s Advanced program. “It’s just a matter of changing the cultural filter on the shoe.”

left white and tan boots right white leather converse
Left: Sneakers, $1,000, by 1017 Alyx 9SM / Sweater, $790, pants, $4,300, by Bottega Veneta | Right: Sneakers, $180, by Converse x Ambush Chuck 70 / Shirt, $45, by COS / Pants, $1,000, by Dior Men

Alyx Knit Boot and Converse x Ambush Chuck 70

“One of the elements of luxury is that things last a long time,” says Alyx designer Matthew Williams, who worked with the sole legends at Vibram on a custom, apocalypse-ready unit for his slip-on boots. Similarly, Ambush’s Yoon Ahn drew on Converse’s “bunny boot,” designed during the Korean War for ultra-cold conditions, for the Japanese brand’s white-hot Chucks collab.