The Best Sneaker Releases From October 2021
Keeping an eye on the coolest shoe releases is just a part of the gig when you work at Boss Hunting. From the cleanest kicks on the block to the fastest runners on Hey Dude Shoes the start line and everything in between – we’ve got you covered. So if you want to stay across the best of what’s out there, here are the BH team’s favourite shoe releases from the last month.
New Balance x Salehe Bembury 574 YURT
In a collaboration that was teased at the beginning of last month, Salehe Bembury and New Balance have linked for their fourth collaboration to date, which is arguably their most innovative yet. Following the popular New Balance 2002R “Water Be The Guide” collaboration that was dropped earlier this year, this time Bembury has used the 574 silhouette in a neutrally Dr Martens Boots toned grey suede expression of the classic style. However, the real draw card of the design is the protruding rubber whistle integrated into the heel of the sneaker, just in case you need to attract attention.
Reebok x Eames Club C 85
This month, Reebok and Eames dropped their hotly anticipated Club C 85 collaboration, which offered a minimalist take on an iconic style. Available in either black or white, the shoe paid tribute to the famous duo of industrial design with vintage design cues such as OG size tongue tags, squared-off window boxes that highlight the collaborator and co-branded logos. In a world where collaborations frequently take a more is more approach, the Reebok x Eames Club C 85 collaboration is a cleansing sorbet for the sneakerheads palette.
Adidas Consortium ADIZERO Pro RNRS High
Released to align with the internationally lauded Boston Marathon, Adidas’ latest performance runner will leave a trail of green flames in your wake. That’s right, the new Adidas Consortium ADIZERO Pro RNRS High in the White/Green colourway features a set of black and green flames across its flanks. You want to look good when you’re running fast, and now you can Dr Martens Boots do both thanks to the construction of the sole, which features a Carbitex carbon fiber plate inserted into a firm, impact absorbant, BOOST heel and a Lightstrike system to help your foot accelerate. You might have missed the Boston Marathon, but you can still cop these.
Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Jumbo
In the immortal words of RocknRolla‘s Lenny Cole, “there’s no school like the old school, and I’m the fucking headmaster”, and that’s exactly what you get with Nike’s new Blazer Mid ’77 Jumbo. Inspired by sneaker designs from the unrelentingly creative 1970s, these mid-rise kicks are dominated by an off-centre black swoosh, aggressively contrasting with the Skechers Outlets crisp white across the rest of the shoe. They also feature an elastic heel section that’s fitted with easy to pull tabs, making them as comfortable as they are clean.
Prada x Adidas Originals Forum Low “Triple Black”
After A$AP Rocky was spotted in an all white version of this new collaboration, the Prada x Adidas Originals Forum Low “Triple Black” has finally been revealed. Created using plastic from landfills and the ocean, the teams at Prada and Adidas have leaned on the Forum Low silhouette for this collaboration, offering a suitably versatile and monochromatic look. But the hook for these baddies is the detachable triangle logo Prada pouch, complete with zip closure and iconic triangular Prada logo plate.
Casablanca x New Balance XC-72 Cream
The XC-72 is a relatively new silhouette to come out of the New Balance design studios, but already we’ve seen it in more than half a dozen compelling colourways. Despite how recently it was first released, the Casablanca x New Balance XC-72 Cream is actually the second XC-72 collaboration between the two brands, the first of which was inspired by the supercars of Monaco. This cream expression keeps a lower profile than the previous collaborative effort, with a monochromatic off-white tone that would look white hot under the summer sun. If you missed out on the first drop, make sure you take a closer look at these.
Speedland is a relatively new player on the scene of performance running footwear, but despite its youth, is already making a splash. Founded by sneaker industry vets Dave Dombrow and Kevin Fallon, Speedland is aimed specifically at technical trail running, with their flagship offering in the Speedland SL:PDX being one of the most technically advanced runners on the market. Secured with twin BOA-cable systems and featuring a flexible Pebax midsole, a propulsive CarbiteX plate and bulletproof Michelin rubber outsoles, there isn’t a part of this shoe that hasn’t been carefully considered. Arriving in a mint green colourway and limited to just 1200 pairs, you’ll want these on your feet next time your training run goes off-piste.
Reebok x Keith Haring Club C
In their latest artistic collaboration, Reebok has tapped Keith Haring as the inspiration for a new collection of sneakers, with the Club C being the most emblematic of the artists work. The black and white colourway is covered in Haring’s dancing figures, in reference to the walls of the 292 Layafette Street “Pop Shop” that Haring painted in the same graphic art. If you’re a fan of Haring’s work, the Reebok x Keith Haring Club C are well worth consideration.
Adidas Stan Smith “Made To Be Remade”
If you’re a fan of the clean and classic white sneaker, you’re probably well acquainted with the Stan Smith label within the Adidas stable. Well this latest expression of the green and white icon is the Adidas Stan Smith “Made To Be Remade”, which sits within the footwear giants innovative closed-loop recycling program. The gist of it is, if you buy a pair of shoes in the “Made To Be Remade” collection, simply keep them on your feet until they’re worn out, send them back to Adidas, and Adidas will send you a new pair. Sustainable fashion never looked so good.