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 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 XC-72 x Casablanca
It isn’t every day that New Balance releases an entirely new silhouette, but that’s exactly what we received this month in the XC-72. New Balance tapped Casablanca for a collaboration, launching two brightly toned colourways that were inspired by the supercars of the streets of Monaco. With a soft suede upper that contrasts nicely against the aggressive and angular foam sole, the XC-72 is an exciting new canvas for New Balance designers to work with.
Under Armour HOVR™ Phantom 2 IntelliKnit
Under Armour might not be the first brand that springs to mind when you think about performance running shoes, but don’t discount what UA is capable of. Featuring a knitted upper that hugs your foot like a sock, the shoes comfortably support your foot with each stride to help you run longer and easier. At 327g, they’re also an impressively lightweight shoe, assisting your running economy no matter what splits you put out.
YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Light”
With the hotly anticipated releases of Kanye West’s Donda last week, YEEZY season is officially upon us. Appropriately, Kanye also dropped a subtle new colourway of his YEEZY BOOST 350, now available in a soft beige tone called “Light”. It dovetails nicely with several other muted tones in the collection, including “Natural”, “Flax”, and “Linen” and features some UV-reflecting elements woven into the upper section of the shoe.
Birkenstock x Proenza Schouler
This month, Birkenstock linked up with New York-based Proenza Schouler for their second collaboration collection, using the Arizona and Milano Birkenstock styles. Executed in a thoughtfully selected range of muted block colours, complete with eye-catching contrast stitching, you might be looking at your next Summer sandal.
Nike LDWaffle x sacai x Fragment
This is the brainchild of two men no stranger to collaborating with one another, Chitose Abe of sacai and Hiroshi Fujiwara of Fragment; and the Nike LDWaffle x sacai x Fragment is their most neutral colourway yet. Using the Nike LDWaffle as their canvas, itself a meeting of two iconic styles in the Waffle Daybreak and LDV, the design features a double tongue and a double swoosh along its flank. With a light grey mesh and suede upper, it’s a colourway that is as versatile as it gets.
Todd Snyder x New Balance 327 Farmers Market
Inspired by the age-old tradition of walking through the farmers market on a Saturday morning, coffee in hand, and dog on a lead, Todd Snyder teamed up with New Balance to celebrate this quotidian routine. Boasting a trio of colourways dominated by soft, natural tones there’s something for everyone in this collection.
Nike ACG Air Nasu 2
If you’re after a properly robust, technical trail shoe that still looks the goods, then the Nike ACG Air Nasu 2 might be up your alley. Featuring a black and anthracite upper constructed from Nike’s own Ripstop fabric, the outsoles are also built for the bush with a sticky rubber construction that will find traction on pretty much any surface.
Air Jordan 36
The Jordan Brand has released the hotly anticipated Air Jordan 36, which the design teams created with the idea of “light” in mind. This inspiration can be seen in the jacquard leno-weave upper build, the full-length Zoom Air Strobel unit and even the perforated sock liner. Available in eight different colourways, your Summer hoop dreams could start here.
Bad Bunny x Adidas Forum Buckle Low “Black”
This is the third shoe that Reggetone superstar Bad Bunny has worked on with Adidas, with the previous version becoming the most hyped non-YEEZY Adidas sneaker in StockX history. This triple black expression features a double tongue, buckle ankle strap, and the third eye logo of the Puerto Rican artist.