On this segment of JustFreshKicks: Top 5 Sneakers that Didn’t Sell Out, we explore the top releases that released during May 2019 and that are still available now. We’ll be going over each sneaker release as well as why we chose them to help you find some gems or just shed some light on silhouettes that went overlooked. Continue reading below to view our picks and be sure to check out our April selections here.
ADIDAS ULTRABOOST 2.0 “ASTERISK”
With the introduction of the new Ultraboost 19 as well as the re-introduction of older 1.0 and 2.0 models, the adidas Ultraboost has taken on many new colorways throughout the year. Whether your a fan of performance or style, adidas has you covered and this “Asterisk” colorway sure doesn’t disappoint. As a NY Knicks fan (unfortunately) I may be a little biased, but I think the subtle blue and orange colorway is done well mixed with white and black accents.
NIKE AIR MAX2 LIGHT “HABANERO NAVY”
The Nike Air Max 2 Light is just what the sneaker community needed. The nostalgic and retro look fits right in with todays current fashion trends. Along with the aesthetic and edgy design, when Nike pairs it with colorways like this, the model looks phenomenal. The navy along with the teal, yellow and the added subtle lavender accent, Nike couldn’t have done a better job with it in my opinion. Also the shoe retails for under $200 and comes in at only $160 so it is affordable as well. It is definitely a great shoe to rock all summer long whether you’re at a barbecue or at the beach, the sneaker will look great for any occasion.
NIKE BLAZER MID “PATCHWORK”
As an all-time classic model under Nike’s ever-evolving catalog, the Blazer Mid dons a new Patchwork design. Incorporating different Nike tags, the overall upper is constructed of a quilt-like pattern that showcases the brands iconic logo in several colorways. A perfect model for the summer months, this Nike Blazer dons a sleek and captivating motif that can be paired with any outfit. Not only is the design different, but the price makes this sneaker a no brainer to cop. Available at ShoePalace.com and Shoe Palace locations, this is definitely a sneaker that should be in any rotation.
NIKE SB X AIR JORDAN 1 “NYC TO PARIS”
The Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 “NYC to Paris” features painted leather, that with use over time wears away. The concept was seen back in 2014 with the Lance Mountain iteration. I truly like the idea behind how it’s not what the shoe looks like out of the box, but the potential the shoe has to look like. Its all grey exterior represents the grittiness of NYC while hints of crimson tint and hyper pink beneath help show the vibrancy of Paris. Even though the shoe was given the name SB, the pair seems identical to the traditional design of the Air Jordan 1. I think this is a great concept as it allows the consumer to get very creative and create their own personal shoe. While many sites sold out we believe this shoe is still needed in our top 5 as you can still pick up a pair in sizes 10.5 plus at select retailers online.
GmbH X ASICS GEL-KAYANO 5
The Asics Gel-Kayano 5 made a wonderful return earlier this year, surprising many longtime Asics fans along the way. Throughout May, the Japanese running brand has been pumping collaborations using the classic 90s runner as a base. The latest of these saw them working with Germany’s GmbH on a trio of tonal colorways showing off the intricate detailing and materials of the Kayano 5.