Keeping an eye out for the coolest shoe outings is only part of the job when working at Boss Hunting. From the cleanest kicks on the block to the fastest runners on the start line and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. So if you want to stay on top of the best, here are Team BH’s favorite shoe releases from the past month.
New Balance XC-72 x Casablanca
It’s not every day that New Balance releases a whole new silhouette, but that’s exactly what we received this month in the XC-72. New Balance called on Casablanca for a collaboration, launching two brightly toned colorways inspired by supercars on the streets of Monaco. With a soft suede upper that contrasts nicely with the aggressive, angular foam sole, the XC-72 is an exciting new canvas that New Balance designers can work with.
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Under Armor HOVR ™ Phantom 2 IntelliKnit
Under Armor might not be the first brand that comes to mind when you think of performance running shoes, but don’t overlook what UA is capable of. Featuring a knit upper that hugs your foot like a sock, the shoes comfortably support your foot with every stride to help you run longer and easier. At 327g, it’s also an incredibly light shoe, helping your running economy no matter what swings you take.
YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Light”
With the highly anticipated releases of Kanye West’s Donda last week, the YEEZY season is officially upon us. Fittingly, Kanye also ditched a subtle new colourway of his YEEZY BOOST 350, now available in a soft beige tone called “Light”. It pairs well with several other muted tones in the collection including “Natural”, “Flax” and “Linen” and features UV reflective elements woven into the upper part of the shoe.
Birkenstock x Proenza Schouler
This month, Birkenstock teamed up with New York-based Proenza Schouler for their second collaboration collection, using the Arizona and Milano Birkenstock styles. Executed in a thoughtfully selected range of muted block colors, with eye-catching contrast stitching, you could be looking at your next summer sandal.
Nike LDWaffle x sacai x Fragment
This is the idea of two men used to working together, Chitose Abe from sacai and Hiroshi Fujiwara from Fragment; and the Nike LDWaffle x sacai x Fragment is their most neutral colourway yet. Using the Nike LDWaffle as a canvas, itself a meeting of two iconic styles of the Waffle Daybreak and LDV, the design features a double tongue and double swoosh along its sidewall. With a light gray mesh and suede upper, this is as versatile a colourway as it gets.
Todd Snyder x New Balance 327 Farmers Market
Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of browsing the farmer’s market on a Saturday morning, coffee in hand and dog on a leash, Todd Snyder has teamed up with New Balance to celebrate this daily routine. Boasting a trio of colors dominated by soft and natural tones, there is something for everyone in this collection.
Nike ACG Air Nasu 2
If you’re looking for a sturdy, technical trail shoe that still looks like a commodity, then the The Nike ACG Air Nasu 2 may be in your back alley. Featuring a black and charcoal upper crafted from Nike’s own Ripstop fabric, the outsoles are also designed for the bush with a sticky rubber construction that will find traction on just about any surface.
Air Jordan 36
The Jordan brand released the highly anticipated Air Jordan 36, which design teams created with the idea of ”light” in mind. This inspiration can be seen in the Jacquard Leno-weave upper construction, the full-length Zoom Air Strobel unit and even the perforated sock liner. Available in eight different colourways, your summer hoop dreams could start here.
Bad Bunny x Adidas Forum Buckle Low “Black”
This is the third shoe that Reggetone superstar Bad Bunny has worked on with Adidas, the previous version becoming the most publicized non-YEEZY Adidas sneaker in StockX history. This triple black expression features a double tongue, buckled ankle strap and the Puerto Rican artist’s third eye logo.