Now we are getting into the warmer months, it's a bit drier and for us sneakerheads out there it only means one thing. We get to wear the lighter colours in our collection!!
Team SOY is hyped, so with this in mind we have put together a TOP 10 "十大" summer trainers/sneakers that will complete your awesome outfit.
These are not in particular order.
1. Jordan 1 Retro High 'Pure Platinum'
This premium reissue comes in a 'Pure Platinum' white makeup, constructed from tumbled leather sat above an off-white midsole for an aged vintage look. The classic wings logo is embossed on to the lacestay while prominent Jumpman branding is featured on the tongue.
For the shorter guys out there, getting a right pair of hightops can certainly add a few more of those desirable inches. Pair this with some semi baggy shorts to complete the "Athleisure" look.
2. Adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu
Pharrell Williams's illustrious collaboration with adidas Originals sees the release of these court-inspired trainers. Engineered with breathable mesh uppers, the silhouette also comes with a comfortable textile lining, a cushioning grid-patterned EVA midsole and a Trefoil tongue loop with an exclusive Pharrell Hu sign-off.
Get a pair of the light colourway like the white pair shown here, combine that with a pair of skinnier shorts for that summer preppy look.
3. Nike Blazer Hi Suede
The Nike SB imprint was founded after the brand saw skaters wearing their tennis and basketball models due to their cushioning and durable uppers. The SB variant of the blazer features upgraded Zoom Air cushioning in the textured white midsole for responsive boardfeel while the white suede construction provides a premium and durable upper. Branding is featured in the form of a teal Swoosh and classic Nike logo on the heel tab.
We love the simple and elegant design of these Blazer Suede. Of course suede is pretty much a summer only material so make the most of the weather in the next few months!
4. Adidas Originals Court Vantage
Adidas Originals present the Court Vantage, a silhouette which merges elements of both classic and contemporary styles. Crafted from luxe suede, the uppers feature debossed branding and tonal stitching is used throughout. Sitting on a cushioning midsole, this pair is complete with a rubber outsole for multi-surface traction.
A classic silhouette, we love to rock this in the summer and by the time you get to the autumn/winter months you will have a pair that's a bit worn in for the more "beated" look.
5. Nike Air Max 97 OG
Inspired by the look of high-speed Japanese bullet trains, the Air Max 97 features a sleek circular construct in complementing shades of white. Decked with ornate branding throughout, the pair's uppers sit atop a transparent Air sole unit for cushioned support, and a rubber outsole sits underfoot for sticky traction in wet and dry conditions.
There has been such a resurgent for the 97s in the past few years. We love these triple white colourway. SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN CLEAN.
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6. Nike Benassi Just Do It Slides
This season Nike presents the Benassi 'Just Do It' Slides in a synthetic construction, featuring swoosh branding across the forefoot. These flat soled slip-on sandals were originally designed to be worn whilst in the shower, each pair is finished with a classic white rubber midsole and traction outsole.
Ok ok, so these are not exactly trainers or sneakers, but if you are heading out to the park or making a cheeky trip to the shops for icecream. Nothing is better then a pair of sliders that you can just slip on and go. To get that more athletic look, rock the sliders with a pair of clean white socks.
7. Reebok Revenge Plus
Cut in a low-top and made from supple leather, this iteration of Reebok's Revenge Plus is embellished with vintage branding throughout. Perforated detailing to the toe box provides breathable comfort, and a gum midsole unit underfoot delivers cushioned support that's made to last.
Did you get an "L" for the Yeezy Calabasas? No fear, get the classic silhouette with these Reebok Revenge Plus. We love the the gum sole bottom to get that classic english look.
8. Jordan Air 1 Mid
The Air Jordan wasn't without its controversy - upon its 1985 debut it was banned by the NBA as players were expected to wear matching footwear on the basketball court. Nike decided to pay the fine for each on-court appearance, and Michael Jordan went on to make the Air Jordan 1 one of the most famous silhouettes of all time. Reissued this season in complementing shades of white and red, the silhouette's genuine leather uppers are ornamented with Jumpman branding to the lace surround and sidewalls. Below, an encapsulated Air midsole unit delivers supreme levels of cushioning, and a rubber outsole underfoot ensures firm traction on and off the court.
So these are the "wildest" pair on the list, but we love the big block of red running across the shoe. Complete the outfit with a plain red or black t-shirt. Remember don't "do too much" when you rock a pair of loud shoes.
9. Adidas Ultra Boost
Presented in a grey colourway, the Ultra Boost's Primeknit uppers mould to the contours of your foot for a sock-like ride. The pair's Torsion System between the heel and forefoot wraps around your midfoot for locked-in support, and underfoot the textured Boost midsole absorbs energy from your every step and releases it at push-off. Decorated with signature branding throughout, the trainer is complete with a Continental rubber outsole for firm traction in wet and dry conditions.
One of the most comfortable pair on this list. If you are going away on holiday and can only bring one pair, this is it. Rock this with a pair of pastel colour shorts and holiday mode, ON.
10. Nike Air Max 95 'Taped'
Infused with throwback appeal, this rendition of Nike's iconic Air Max 95 features taped panelling which runs all the way up the laces. The lightweight trainer's synthetic leather and mesh panels are rendered in complementing white and red, and an off-white Air midsole sits underfoot for cushioned comfort with each wear.
We love the tap detail on the shoe, the rest of the shoe is white and clean to complement the tap detail. Pair this with a white pocket tee.
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