The Top Ten Sneaker Releases of 2018

The Top Ten Sneaker Releases of 2018

Commemorating the sneakerhead culture that has come to conquer all trotters, we round up the best sneaker releases of the year.

Commemorating the sneakerhead culture that has come to conquer all trotters, we round up the best sneaker releases of the year.

Carrie Bradshaw once said, "The fact is, sometimes it’s hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then–to make the walk a little more fun." Today, the boys are taking notes. With the rise and reign of Nike and Yeezy, we see more and more the ascension of footwear in the male wardrobe. Sneakerhead culture has not only made a case for men's love of shoes, but has also developed an entire movement of athletic footwear into the domain of fashion. Originally a simple, canvas-bodied, rubber-soled basketball shoe by makers like Converse and Colchester, the kicks have now morphed into varying forms of styles, fabrics and even prestige.

New York acts as a hub for said culture of hyped footwear, of which Stadium Goods, a Soho store specializing in sneakers, sits at the center, stocking some of the most collectible footwear on the market. The store's supervisor, Michael Louis-Juste, attributes the rise of the sneaker to a particular shoe, the Air Jordan 11 Concords "from back in the day," first released in 1995. Celebrities ranging Mark Wahlberg to Dwayne Wade to Jay-Z rocked the kicks on the carpet, foreseeing a trend that we now see the emergence of across masses. Louis-Juste details, "Most people and celebrities wore [the Concords] because they thought that they paired perfectly with a suit." The sneaker had raised so much in cultural value that it was seeing light as formalwear, a territory unseen prior. Today, we don't only see the Concords on the carpet, but also a range of designer sneakers from the runways to the streets, as well. Today's authorities of style, Timothée Chalamet and Kanye West to name a couple, are seen rocking all from Virgil's Vuitton West's own Yeezy line.

Commemorating the sneakerhead culture that has come to conquer all trotters, we've asked for a proper sneakerhead to round up the top ten sneaker releases of 2018. See below for Eden Sivan's full list of foremost footwear ranging Balenciaga's instant icons to Off-White's Nike takeover.

Air Fear of God One, Fear of God x Nike

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