The Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rabbit focuses on relaxation, quietness, and contemplation. Continue reading for our list of the top five 2023 Chinese New Year Sneakers featuring a Dunk Low, Jordan 1 Low, and a New Balance 2002r.
Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG ‘Year of the Rabbit’
The Air Jordan 1 Low OG features a white, brown, sail, and grey color combination to represent the Chinese Zodiac sign. Hints of red are also seen on the tongue label and CNY-themed insoles. Brown suede is seen throughout, which overlays the clean off-white upper, toe box, and midsole. To finish off the look are frayed-furry-styled laces that mimic the rabbit’s fur. This limited edition sneaker is set to release in only 5000 pairs which are all available and numbered underneath the tongue labels. Shop this style at aftermarket stores such as GOAT.
Nike Dunk Low “Year of the Rabbit”
This Nike Dunk Low dubbed ‘White Rabbit Candy’ is one of two pairs of Dunks releasing this year in honor of the Chinese New Year. This pair dons inspiration from an Air Force 1 released back in 2011 as part of Nike’s Year of the Rabbit collection. The pair features a White, Crimson, and Varsity Royal colorway. White leather overlays are seen on top of a grey suede base. Images of the Rabbit are seen on the outside heel edges and on the insole. The color red complements the pair on the chenille Swoosh logos, heel, and tongue tab. Bright blue accents are on the lacing system and the sock liner. To finish off the look, a translucent midsole and outsole are added underneath, where “2011” and “2023” graphics are added to further blend the past and the future.
New Balance 2002R ‘Protection Pack ‘Lunar New Year’
New Balance’s ‘Protection Pack,’ which features the 2002R, is one of the hottest up-and-coming in-line releases, which features a clean-cut look to a jagged, unique new style. The shoe’s unique style has made it a massive hit among sneakerheads. This pair features a faded purple mesh base layer and numerous layers of rough suede in light and dark shades of grey across the upper. Two-toned grey midsoles underfoot and cream-white laces complete the new protection pack 2002R look. Shop Chinese New Year styles at GOAT.
adidas Superstar ‘Chinese New Year’
The adidas Superstar features a Cream White leather upper with various Chinese characters printed throughout to convey courage, fairness, and wisdom. The design comes with a Gold shoelace tag, Red Chinese characters on the midsole, and a cream-white translucent outsole that matches the simple colorway seen throughout the shoe. Gold Adidas branding is also seen on the in-sole with the saying “The Brand with The Three Stripes.”
Jordan Luka 1 ‘Year of the Rabbit’
Jordan Brand and Luka Dončić (Basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks) have added the Luka 1 to the brand’s Year of the Rabbit collection this year. The pair comes dressed in a cream tonal colorway, which sits on top of a mesh and tightly knit base. With the Luka 1 silhouette being a top basketball sneaker, Protective Thermoplastic Polyurethane overlays, otherwise known as TPU, are also seen throughout. This is a highly versatile material that features various properties that offer both superior performance and flexibility. For those looking for added performance, this pair comes with the new IsoPlate system, which features full-length Formula23 foam in the midsole. The technology helps secure the foot when moving from front to back and during side-to-side movements. Faded olive accents are seen on the heel and tongue with Red and gold on the sock-liner, the Jumpman and Dončić branding, and the heel tab. To finish off the look is the semi-translucent outsole.