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.
James Bond 007 x adidas Ultra Boost 2020 Low
After nearly two years of delays, No Time To Die finally opened in London last week, to a positive critical reception. The 007 film franchise is well-known for enthusiastically engaging with collaborators, and the latest link-up is with adidas, releasing a quartet of Ultra Boost 2020 Low colourways. All four colourways feature a similarly monochromatic palate, predominantly black and white, which highlighting shades of grey. The Bond-themed branding is subtle, featuring 007 on the heel, a Spectre or James Bond logo on the tongue and scenes from the film printed onto the sockliner.
HOKA ONE ONE BONDI X
While HOKA might be seen on the feet of professional runners quite as much as some of its competitors, the brand has been quietly growing a legion of fun running fans around the world. Their latest shoe, designed in collaboration with Engineered Garments, is built for speed, featuring a propulsive carbon fibre plate in a foam midsole. Not only is this the most lightweight midsole that HOKA has ever released, but you’ll look good while running fast, with pops of yellow, orange and blue found across the white running shoe.
COMME des GARÇONS HOMME x New Balance 57/40
COMME des GARÇONS HOMME has had a long and fruitful relationship with New Balance over the years, releasing two shoe collaborations just in the last couple of months. Their latest collaboration sets its sights on the 57/40 silhouette, which has been given a murdered out black treatment, as well as a layer of GORE-TEX. Not only do they look like you could take them anywhere, but the GORE-TEX treatment means they’ll actually be able to handle it too.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Pro “Prototype”
While a decent chunk of the sneaker business has its sights firmly set on the future, there are still designs that look to the past for inspiration, such as the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Pro “Prototype”. The instantly recognisable silhouette remains relatively unchanged, while the greyscale elements serve as a neutral canvas for the blue and orange highlights of the shoe. Subtle perforations at the collar indicate versatility, with the option to keep the sneakers as high-tops, or to convert them into lows when the warmer weather hits.
adidas Originals Stan Smith Golf
There’s a helluva lot of golfing gear out there that takes itself pretty seriously, so it’s always nice when you see something that is having a bit of fun. THat’s exactly what you’re getting with these adidas Originals Stan Smith Golf shoes, which feature the iconic silhouette in full white, just as the good man intended. A polka dot cow print wraps around the midsole, hinting at the bovine inspiration behind the design, which can be seen in the pink rubber spikeless outsole.
Levi’s x New Balance 990v3
Another New Balance collaborator from the fashion world, Levi’s shares a lot with New Balance as an iconic American brand that is loved around the world. The two brands have teamed up to release a denim focused pair of sneaker colourways, using the 990v3 as a canvas silhouette. Available in either a neutrally toned grey or a slightly louder indigo tone, the base material is denim, featuring fuzzy suede highlights that surround the two brands logos on the flanks of the shoe.
sacai x Clot x Nike LDWaffle
It wasn’t too long ago that sacai linked with Hiroshi Fujiwara of Fragment to release a pair of Nike LDWaffle’s, but they have an even more recent collaborator in Clot last month. In stark contrast to the greyscale colourway of the release with Fragment, these latest sneakers designed with Clot are executed in vivid orange and red tones, working nicely with the sandy suede base. The double-stacked midsole and the twin Swooshes are just some of the details that make these work so damn well.
Yeezy Quantum “Onyx”
Just because Kanye spent last month releasing his new album and buying beachfront property in Malibu, doesn’t mean that the Yeezy machine isn’t still running at full tilt. The latest drop from Kayne’s shoe line is the Yeezy Quantum “Onyx”, which is almost entirely blacked out apart from grey streaks through the Primeknit. They might not be as summery as the Glow Slides, but there’s no doubt they won’t sell out in a flash.
Billie Eilish x Air Jordan 15
Lastly, we’re looking at one of the most hyped Air Jordan collaborations in recent memory, despite being about as far from traditional as you can go. Billie Eilish has chosen the Air Jordan 15 as her silhouette of choice, a shoe that was first seen publicly in 1999 after being designed by Tinker Hatfield. Apparently inspired by an X-15 fighter jet, the design is far from conventional, just like Billie Eilish and her seismic impact on the music business. Featuring a woven Kevlar® aramid fibre upper, these neutrally toned 15’s are sure to have their own page in the history books.