We are the last people to put comfort before fashion but– these days– it’s hard to ignore the huge push for designer sneakers. Fancy, designer kicks started reaching to the $1000 mark with versions in the most expensive section of shoe departments. Styles include studs, blinded, prints, paints and wedges.
Rather than outline the Louboutin, Zanotti and Givenchy versions of fashionable sneakers, we thought we would focus on the design elevation of the classic Nike. After all, if you’re going to be wearing it-sneakers, you’re going to have to know a little bit about the scene.
Most recently, the popular sneaker brand did a collaboration with Riccardo Tisci (creative director of Givenchy). Prices for the designer soles ranged from $240 for basic Air Force 1s to $340 for knee-high versions. A small amount of these must-have sneakers were sold last month and the next release will be available on April 11 on Nike.com.
Perhaps you’re interested in something a bit more feminine? Nike’s latest collab is with Liberty London. The floral print sneakers launched today exclusively on UK company’s website but they do ship to the US. Prices range from 75-pounds for Internationlist Trainers 120-pounds high wedges. Select state-side Nike stores will release the floral print sneakers on May 7. (Just in time for Mother’s Day!)
Those watching the news last week, might remember hearing about the Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One. The Versace-esque printed sneakers drove a crowed so large that the NYPD needed to cancel the launch on April 3, in Soho. The $240 sneakers were untimely only available online from Supreme but still can be found on eBay for about $1000.
Later this week, sneaker-heads are anticipating the launch of Nike Air Pythons ($160). The all slate-gray sneaker has patches of python, which make it a bit more luxe. This sneaker will be officially available Thursday, April 12. We hear the Dover Street Market (Lexington and 30th Street) is the best place to score is never-before-seen color. They will also be available online here, starting Thursday.
If these Nike’s aren’t good enough for you, you can always wait for Kanye’s next Yeezy/ Adidas launch, in June. Before you even click on the link, let it be known that these sneakers are $5000. If you’re looking to make a fashion statement we can give you at least 5000 alternatives than these sneakers.
Pictures of all the aforementioned Nikes can be found after the jump.
|Nike x Liberty|
|Nike Air Pyton|
|Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite|
|Kanye x Adidas Yeezy|