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.
Gucci x Adidas Gazelle
It was just days ago that Gucci held its Autumn/Winter 2022 runway show in Milan, revealing the long-suspected collaboration between the Italian powerhouse and Adidas. While some of the fashion caught our eye, the six-colourway Gucci x Adidas Gazelle was also revealed, sporting gum-toned soles and enticing uppers. The G-logo colourway in two-tone brown suede is one of the best of the bunch, presenting as a relaxed but stylish everyday shoe.
Reebok Eames Club C 85 “Compo”
This is the second run of releases from Reebok and the Eames Office, with the first offering the option of an all-white or all-black Club C 85. The collaborators have remained consistent on the silhouette they are working with for the second drop, this time with an edition directly inspired by Ray Eames artwork titled, Composition painting of 1939. With an array of muted pastel tones across the upper, the outsoles are kept as clean as can be.
New Balance Aimé Leon Dore Made in US 993
Reenergised after investment from LVMH, Teddy Santis’ (founder of Aimé Leon Dore) is set to release his first Made In USA collection for New Balance later this year. In the meantime, New Balance has dropped a new shoe with his fingerprints all over it, in the latest expression of the 993. The sneaker features pig suede overlays that thoughtfully contrast the mesh underlays, and offers plenty of comfort via the ABZORB midsole and rubber outsole.
Adidas Originals Stan Smith Boba Fett
The character of Boba Fett has never been hotter, with the release of The Mandalorian TV series in 2019 followed by The Book of Boba Fett in 2021. Now, the intergalactic bounty hunter has a pair of Stan Smith’s named after him, executed in the light blue of his vintage action figure. If you’re after a clean pair of everyday kicks with a twist, this could be them.
sacai x Nike VaporWaffle “Black/Gum”
sacai x Nike can’t seem to lose at the moment, releasing one sell-out sneaker after another. Now, Chitose Abe, the creative director of sacai, has launched one of the best new styles since she started collaborating with Nike back in 2019. Offering a bold silhouette thanks to an extra-chunky sole unit, complete with Abe’s signature layered heel stack, the upper elements of the shoe feature mesh underlays and suede overlays. Executed in a clean triple black colourway, they won’t last long on shelves.
NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra
Drake knows a thing or two about building hype around one of his releases, and the drop of his NOCTA x Nike Hot Step Air Terra is no different. First rumoured months ago, the unusual silhouette will be available in the monochromatic options of triple-white or triple-black. Featuring rich leather uppers and a chunky sole unit, these are guaranteed to sell in minutes.
Gucci Run Sneaker
While Gucci is well-known and loved for its loafers, as well as increasingly for its low-cut Ace sneakers, a collection of running shoes was somewhat out of the blue when Gucci announced them at the beginning of last month. Featuring a technical knitted upper that displays the GG logo, the outsole is rubber while the dense foam midsole sits slightly lower than Gucci’s more lifestyle midsoles.
New Balance 550 Triple Black
It was in 2020 that New Balance first released the 550 silhouette, inspired by the P550 from 1989, and it’s been a winner ever since. With a low-top heritage-inspired design, it’s a super clean style that stays under the radar as a versatile everyday shoe. Now available in a triple black colourway, this is the perfect Yin to the all-white Yang that was released a couple of months ago.
Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 by Virgil Abloh
One of Virgil Abloh’s final sneaker designs before his passing, the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 are confirmed as being one of the most coveted shoes ever released. Released directly to Sotheby’s to be auctioned, just 200 pairs of the sneakers were made, with proceeds of the sale going directly to Virgil Abloh’s Post Modern Scholarship Fund. When the final lot closed, the auction had raised a grand total of US$25.3 million (AU$35.3 million) with an average lot price of US$126,500 (AU$177,000). A powerful demonstration of Abloh’s remarkable legacy.