When it comes to sneaker releases in 2023, this year has been nothing short of extraordinary for sneaker enthusiasts. With countless highly anticipated releases still to come, let’s take a closer look at the top 10 sneakers that have already made a significant impact in 2023.
10. Nike Dunk Low Fly Streetwear
The Nike Dunk Low Fly Streetwear is a standout Dunk release for 2023. With its appealing colourway and solid collaboration, this pair is a visual delight both on and off the feet.
9. Bad Bunny Adidas Campus
While the Forum collaboration garnered much attention, the Bad Bunny Adidas Campus stole the show. With its high-quality materials, premium unboxing experience, and accessible colourway, this collaboration delivers on all fronts.
8. Nike Airship Every Game
Despite the initial confusion caused by its resemblance to the Nigel Sylvester collaboration, the Nike Airship Every Game shines in terms of colourway, execution, and materials. The UNC version, in particular, stands out. This is one of the best sneakers of 2023.
7. Yeezy Foam Runner MX Cinder
The surprise drop of the Yeezy Foam Runner MX Cinder caught many off guard, but its versatile colourway combining black, brown, grey, and vibrant blue makes it a must-have for the summer season.
6. Nike SB Dunk Low Haritos
Paying homage to the Greek soft drink brand Haritos, this collaboration with Nike SB is a match made in sneaker heaven. The vibrant and playful colour scheme, reminiscent of the popular beverage, combined with attention to detail like the embroidered Haritos logo and custom insoles, make this collaboration one of the most memorable of the year.
5. Adidas Mr. Bailey Ozmorphis
This collaboration may not cater to mainstream tastes, but its unique design, comfort, and overall appearance make it a personal favourite. Adidas deserves praise for allowing creators the freedom to create fresh and distinctive collaborations. Regardless of the fact that some might consider them Yeezy rip-offs, they deserve a spot on any list of the best sneakers of 2023.
4. Converse x Off-White Chuck 70 Hi
The unexpected collaboration between Converse and Off-White takes the third spot. The fusion of Virgil Abloh’s distinct design language with the timeless Chuck 70 silhouette, alongside the deconstructed aesthetic, signature Off-White details, and unique colour options, make this release a true standout.
3. Jordan 3 White Cement Reimagined
The return of the Jordan 3 White Cement in a reimagined edition was long overdue. With impeccable details and a colour scheme that stays true to the original, this release has become an instant classic.
2. Teyana Taylor Jordan 1 Zoom Comfort
This unexpected collaboration between Teyana Taylor and Nike took everyone by surprise. Featuring exceptional materials and intricate details, the Zoom Comfort version of the Jordan 1 stands out with its avant-garde design and remarkable colourway. This is definitely one of the best sneakers of 2023.
1. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 High Mocha
Taking the top spot on this list of the best sneakers of 2023 is the highly anticipated Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 High Mocha. This collaboration continues to captivate the sneaker community with its Mocha colourway, unique design elements like the backward Swoosh and cactus jack branding, and premium materials. Undeniably, it has become the most coveted release of 2023.
As the year progresses, we eagerly await more exciting releases and collaborations that might dethrone these top contenders. Sneaker enthusiasts and collectors can rest assured that the industry will continue to surprise and innovate, promising a thrilling future for sneaker culture.