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Top 100 Footwear Trends in 2017

From Ballet-Inspired Sneakers to Latex Sock Stilettos

— January 28, 2018 — Fashion
These 2017 footwear trends cover almost every style imaginable, whether its retro jelly-like sandals, or futuristic scuba-inspired sneaker boots.

In addition to the many different footwear models that have been released this year, this grouping of ideas includes a number of products that enable consumers to customize their looks, such as Nike's stencil kit. With a number of different options included, the kit allows users to position the sportswear giant's branding however they like and in a variety of different colors. Another example comes from Tready, which helps dog-lovers to create customized Chuck Taylors that feature the portraits of their furry friends.

Also launched this year were a number of designs that are inspired by Swedish furniture and homeware chain IKEA, which followed Balenciaga's luxury adaptation of the company's bright blue shopping bags. Although some renowned sneaker customizers adapted footwear to directly honor IKEA, brands like Nike did so in a more subtle way, with its 'Internationalist Court Blue' boasting a vivid combination of blue and yellow.
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Contemporary Handcrafted Footwear
Contemporary Handcrafted Footwear
Boots from Heimdall Footwear's Loki Series are Slim & Versatile
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99
Customized 3D-Printed Sandals
Customized 3D-Printed Sandals
The Wiivv 3D-Printed Custom Sandals are Stylish and Comfortable
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98
Pastel Platform Sneakers
Pastel Platform Sneakers
The 'Basketball Platform' from PUMA Now Comes in Beige and Powder Blue
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97
Water Droplet-Decorated Sneakers
Water Droplet-Decorated Sneakers
The New Nike Air Max Uptempo 97s are a Bright Hue of Ocean Blue
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96
Designer Disney Footwear
Designer Disney Footwear
The Feminine and Flirty Minnie Mouse Sandals were Designed by Oscar Tiye
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95
Celebrity Sneaker Editorials
Celebrity Sneaker Editorials
Bella Hadid Models Nike's Retro Cortez Sneakers in This New Ad
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94
Ballet-Inspired Sneakers
Ballet-Inspired Sneakers
The New Creepers from Fenty Puma and Rihanna Look Like Ballet Slippers
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93
Leather Sci-Fi Shoes
Leather Sci-Fi Shoes
The New Reebok Alien Stompers Celebrate the Release of 'Alien: Covenant'
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92
Italian Suede Sneaker Bags
Italian Suede Sneaker Bags
The Hardgraft Sneaker Packs Offer a Luxury Way to Carry Your Shoes
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91
Vivid Ice Cream Sneakers
Vivid Ice Cream Sneakers
The Latest InstaPump Fury Design was Inspired by Ice Cream Cones
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90
Sleek Lime Green Sneakers
Sleek Lime Green Sneakers
The New Nike Air Max Plus Model Has a Vivid Green and Coral Colorway
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89
70s-Inspired Monochrome Sneakers
70s-Inspired Monochrome Sneakers
Vans and Opening Ceremony Joined to Create a Line of Suede Shoes
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88
Hybrid Outdoor Sneaker Slip-Ons
Hybrid Outdoor Sneaker Slip-Ons
The Teva Ember Moc is Utilitarian in Use Yet Comfy
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87
Weatherproof High-Tops
Weatherproof High-Tops
The Vans x Schoeller Waterproof Shoes are Ready for Any Season
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86
Upscale Independent Basketball Footwear
Upscale Independent Basketball Footwear
Lonzo Ball's Big Baller Brand Z02 Starts at $495
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85
Vibrant High-Shine Slip-Ons
Vibrant High-Shine Slip-Ons
Opening Ceremony and Vans Joined to Introduce 'The Glossy Pack'
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84
Laceless Leather Combat Boots
Laceless Leather Combat Boots
These Vetements Boots Were Made in Collaboration with Dr. Martens
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83
Boat Shoe Sandals
Boat Shoe Sandals
The 'Dory' is a sStylish and Breathable Take on the Classic Boat Shoe
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82
Weatherized Casual Footwear
Weatherized Casual Footwear
The Vans + Finisterre Outdoor Shoes are Ready for an Adventure
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81
Vividly Reimagined Retro Sneakers
Vividly Reimagined Retro Sneakers
Nike's New 'Court Blue' Colorway Features Bright Blue and Yellow
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80
Handcrafted Luxury Men's Shoes
Handcrafted Luxury Men's Shoes
Carlos by Carlos Santana is Offering a Elegant Formal Shoes
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79
Textured Jelly-Like Sandals
Textured Jelly-Like Sandals
Rihanna's Puma 'Jelly Slides' Come in Three Different Colorways
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78
Discreet Trackable Shoelaces
Discreet Trackable Shoelaces
The 'pLaces' Perform GPS Tracking to Monitor Activity and More
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77
NBA Team-Inspired Sneakers
NBA Team-Inspired Sneakers
The Nike 'Air More Uptempo' Features Chicago Bulls Branding
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76
High-Contrast Color-Blocked Sneakers
High-Contrast Color-Blocked Sneakers
Nike's New Air Max BWs Boast a Clean Black and White Colorway
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75
On-Site 3D-Printed Shoes
On-Site 3D-Printed Shoes
The 'Feetz@DSW' Pop-Up Let Consumers Watch Their Shoes as They Printed
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74
Adjustable Style Stilettos
Adjustable Style Stilettos
The Cherre 'GENA' Adjustable Height Heels Shift Styles in Seconds
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73
Historical LGBTQ Footwear Collections
Historical LGBTQ Footwear Collections
The 2017 Converse Pride Collection Celebrates LGBTQ History
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72
Hybrid Sectioned Sole Sneakers
Hybrid Sectioned Sole Sneakers
The Clarks Trigenic Evo Sneakers are Part Sneaker, Part Moccasin
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71
In-Store Running Demos
In-Store Running Demos
The ASICS Shanghai Flagship Offers High-Tech Fittings and Running Systems
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70
Gold-Gilded Velcro Sneakers
Gold-Gilded Velcro Sneakers
These Luxurious Velcro PUMAs are Dubbed the 'Basketball Strap'
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69
Latex Sock Stilettos
Latex Sock Stilettos
These Crimson Gucci Heels are Paired with Obscure Flesh-Toned Latex Socks
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68
Sneaker Restoration Shops
Sneaker Restoration Shops
'The Lab' Helps Consumers Restore Sneakers to Their Former Glory
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67
Adult Cartoon-Themed Sneakers
Adult Cartoon-Themed Sneakers
These Nike Rick and Morty Sneakers Were Made with John Mayer
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66
Shredded Couture Sneakers
Shredded Couture Sneakers
The Maison Margiela Future High-Top was Destroyed for Spring/Summer 2017
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65
Reconstructed Designer Footwear
Reconstructed Designer Footwear
Virgil Abloh's Latest Collection for Nike is Labeled 'Ten Project'
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64
Traditionally Crafted Wool Boots
Traditionally Crafted Wool Boots
The Baabuk Boots are Warm and Durable
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63
Urban Athlete-Specific Sneakers
Urban Athlete-Specific Sneakers
The Adidas AM4 is Designed Especially for City Running
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62
Lightweight Sock-Like Sneakers
Lightweight Sock-Like Sneakers
The New Adidas NMD City Sock 2 is Sleek, Elegant and Comfortable
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61
Avian-Inspired Stilettos
Avian-Inspired Stilettos
These Realistic Pigeon Shoes are a Quirky Footwear Accessory
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60
Vivid Celebrity-Made Sneakers
Vivid Celebrity-Made Sneakers
These New Pharrell Sneakers Come in Various Bold Colorways
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59
Crystal-Encrusted Sneakers
Crystal-Encrusted Sneakers
Nike and Swarovski's Air Max 97 Features a Shimmering Skin
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58
Co-Branded Slip-On Sneakers
Co-Branded Slip-On Sneakers
Marc Jacobs x Vans Collaborated to Update a Classic Shoe Style
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57
Cult Sneaker Reissues
Cult Sneaker Reissues
The Nike Air Max 97 'Silver Bullet' Has Been Relaunched in the US and Europe
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56
All-Leather Pastel Sneakers
All-Leather Pastel Sneakers
Vans' 'Pastel Leather Pack' Dips the Classic Shoe in Subtle Hues
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55
Stone-Infused Sneakers
Stone-Infused Sneakers
The 'Real Stone Sneakers' are the First of Its Kind
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54
Bendable Minimalist Sneakers
Bendable Minimalist Sneakers
The 'Zilker' is Able to Balance Both Comfort and Style in Its Design
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53
Dapper Ultra-Comfortable Footwear
Dapper Ultra-Comfortable Footwear
The Wolf & Shepherd Luxury Dress Shoes are Deceptively Comfy
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52
Sneaker Cushion Stilettos
Sneaker Cushion Stilettos
The Antonia Saint NY Comfortable Heels Feel Like Sneakers
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51
DJ-Designed Work Boots
DJ-Designed Work Boots
These DJ Khaled Timberlands Have a Bold Military Green Colorway
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50
Structured Collaboration Footwear Designs
Structured Collaboration Footwear Designs
The 'Y-A FUYU HIGH' Shoes are Angular and Sharp
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49
Scuba-Inspired Shoes
Scuba-Inspired Shoes
The Prada Spring/Summer 2017 Shoes Draw Inspiration from Aquatic Equipment
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48
Celebratory Love-Themed High Tops
Celebratory Love-Themed High Tops
The Love-Themed Chuck Taylor's Celebrate Converse's 100 Birthday
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47
Sandwich-Themed Sneakers
Sandwich-Themed Sneakers
Diabora Designed a Pair of Philly Cheesesteak Sneakers with UBIQ
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46
3D-Printed Heel Designs
3D-Printed Heel Designs
Atelier 27 Combines Additive Manufacturing with Consumer Co-Creation
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45
Athletic Fairy Tale Footwear
Athletic Fairy Tale Footwear
New Balance Created Beauty and the Beast Shoes for Women and Girls
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44
Iconic Furniture Brand Sneakers
Iconic Furniture Brand Sneakers
These IKEA Yeezy Boosts Reference the Retailer's Brand Identity
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43
Cloud Pod Outsole Sneakers
Cloud Pod Outsole Sneakers
The On Running 'Cloudflyer' Running Shoes are Light and Supportive
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42
Exclusive Feminine Sneakers
Exclusive Feminine Sneakers
These adidas Shoes are Part of a Spring/Summer Women's-Only Line
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41
High-Fashion Sock Sneakers
High-Fashion Sock Sneakers
The Balenciaga Speed Trainer is for Fashionably Athletic Individuals
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40
Reinvented Slip-On Sneakers
Reinvented Slip-On Sneakers
These New adidas Slip-On Sneakers are Perfect for Summer
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39
Colorful Air-Cushioned Sneakers
Colorful Air-Cushioned Sneakers
The New Nike Air VaporMax Sneakers Have a Lightweight Bubble Sole
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38
High-Top Sock Sneakers
High-Top Sock Sneakers
These New Fendi Sneakers Have an Unconventionally Modern Design
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37
Mismatched Sci-Fi Stilettos
Mismatched Sci-Fi Stilettos
These Han And Chewbacca Heels Pay Tribute To A Legendary Friendship
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36
Customized Pet Portrait Sneakers
Customized Pet Portrait Sneakers
Tready Helps Dog Lovers Create Custom Converse Chucks
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35
Transformed Trailer Sneaker Stores
Transformed Trailer Sneaker Stores
Brooks Running Created a Mobile Space to Promote Its Offerings
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34
Stretchable Knit Dress Shoes
Stretchable Knit Dress Shoes
The Cole Haan ZeroGrand Stitchlite Wingtip Oxfords are Breathable
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33
Collage Sneaker Campaigns
Collage Sneaker Campaigns
OVERKILL & FRUITION Launched an Artful Editorial to Promote Its New Line
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32
Printed Basketball Sneakers
Printed Basketball Sneakers
PEAK's Basketball Sport Sneakers Were Made with Additive Manufacturing
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31
Monotone Peach Sneakers
Monotone Peach Sneakers
These Feminine ASICS are a Take on the Popular GEL-Lyte III Model
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30
Breathable Slip-On Sneakers
Breathable Slip-On Sneakers
These New adidas NMDs Come in Baby Blue and Deep Burgundy Colorways
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29
Love-Inspired Combat Boots
Love-Inspired Combat Boots
These New Dr. Martens are Themed Around Valentine's Day
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28
Hip Winterized Sneakers
Hip Winterized Sneakers
The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Waterproof Shoes are Winter-Ready
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27
Snakeskin-Soled Sneakers
Snakeskin-Soled Sneakers
Pharrell's New Human Race Sneakers Have Unique Color Contrasts
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26
Italian Car Brand Sneakers
Italian Car Brand Sneakers
The Mizuno x Lamborghini Wave Tenjin 2 Sneaker Shoes Have Hollow Soles
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25
Athletic Sneaker Penny Loafers
Athletic Sneaker Penny Loafers
The Adidas Acapulco Penny Loafers are Stylishly Comfortable
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24
Ergonomically Engineered Sneakers
Ergonomically Engineered Sneakers
The New Aqua Sock 360 from Nike Was Inspired by a 1989 Model
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23
Collaborative Tanned Leather Sneakers
Collaborative Tanned Leather Sneakers
Adidas and Hender Scheme Designed Beige-Toned Sneakers
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22
Minimalist Sunset-Inspired Sneakers
Minimalist Sunset-Inspired Sneakers
These Pink Air Max 90s Have a Simple Feminine Design
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21
Elegantly Embroidered Sneakers
Elegantly Embroidered Sneakers
These Exclusive Floral Gucci Sneakers Were Designed by FRE Customs
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20
High-Performance Sock Shoes
High-Performance Sock Shoes
The 'KINIS' Barefoot Training Shoe Socks are Ergonomically Designed
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19
Refined Fencing Sneakers
Refined Fencing Sneakers
The New Balance Study Shoes Have Different Designs for Each Foot
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18
Stylish Space Boots
Stylish Space Boots
The Floatride SB-01s Were Developed by Reebok for Boeing Starliner Astronauts
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17
Futuristic Waterproof Sneakers
Futuristic Waterproof Sneakers
These New NikeLab Sneakers are Durable, Comfortable and Versatile
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16
Urban Commuter-Focused Sneakers
Urban Commuter-Focused Sneakers
These Porsche Design Sport Sneakers Have a Sleek Streamlined Look
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15
Collaboration Suspension Sneakers
Collaboration Suspension Sneakers
The Adidas x Porsche Design Bounce S4 Lux Sports Shoe is Stylish
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14
Fantasy Themed Shoe Collabs
Fantasy Themed Shoe Collabs
'The Kingslayer' Was Inspired by Game of Thrones
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13
Interchangeable Jewelry Sandals
Interchangeable Jewelry Sandals
The 'CLOS' Magnetic Sandals Allow Accessories to be Swapped
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12
Run-Suggesting Shoes
Run-Suggesting Shoes
The UA SpeedForm Gemini 3 RE Smart Shoes Determine Exercise Intensity
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11
Ultra Lightweight Remixed Sneakers
Ultra Lightweight Remixed Sneakers
These Hybrid adidas Sneakers Transform the Futurecraft 4D
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10
Furry Loafer Sneakers
Furry Loafer Sneakers
These Furry Vans Were Inspired by the Iconic Gucci Princetown Fur Slippers
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9
Minimalist Sneaker Art
Minimalist Sneaker Art
Stanley Wong's Illustrations Speak to the Prevalence of Sneakerhead Culture
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8
3D-Printed Latticed Sole Sneakers
3D-Printed Latticed Sole Sneakers
The Adidas Grit Prevents Fatigue and Supports the Foot
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7
Waste-Reduction Shoe Boxes
Waste-Reduction Shoe Boxes
Matadog Design Has Created a More Eco-Friendly Shoe Box
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6
Ultra-Modern Suede Sneakers
Ultra-Modern Suede Sneakers
adidas Originals Joined for a New Alexander Wang Collaboration
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5
Custom-Made Transparent Sneakers
Custom-Made Transparent Sneakers
Argo Concepts Recently Launched See-Through YEEZY BOOSTs
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4
Lightweight Laceless Sneakers
Lightweight Laceless Sneakers
The Alexander Wang Adidas Sneakers are Similar to the NMD City Sock
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3
Colorful 3D-Knitted Shoes
Colorful 3D-Knitted Shoes
The New Pair of JS Shoes Feature a Clear Sole and Colorful Pattern
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2
Monochromatic Disney Sneakers
Monochromatic Disney Sneakers
These ASICS Gel Lyte V Styles Boast Beauty and the Beast Motifs
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1
Sneaker Stencil Kits
Sneaker Stencil Kits
The Nike Gakou Flyknit Allows for Complete At-Home Customization
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