Sneaker Releases 2019: The 10 Flyest Sneakers Dropping This Fall
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.
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.”
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.