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Top 95 Shoe Trends in May

From Customizable Bubble-Like Sneakers to Patch-Accented Training Shoes

— May 25, 2019 — Fashion
The list of May 2019 shoe ideas is full of captivating and functional designs to welcome the warmer seasons and the activities that come with it. There is also a wide range of collaborative efforts to bring forth new ways of exploring eclectic talents through footwear designs.

One of the standout examples this month is by streetwear imprint Heron Preston and its joint project with Nike. It features a hybrid model that blends the signature Air Max 95 and Air Max 720 in an 'air-wrapped' design. The most notable element of the shoe is that it is completely customizable, encouraging creativity. Nike also introduces a militaristic patchwork design of its Metcon 4 XD sneakers this month. The patchwork designs are playful but also nod to traditional military patches from the army. The structure is multi-functional as well, preparing for sprints, rope climbing, and weight lifting.
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Freshness
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Socially Conscious Running Shoes
Socially Conscious Running Shoes
The Enda Lapatet is Ultra-Lightweight and Created in Kenya
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91
Textured Black Slide Shoes
Textured Black Slide Shoes
Nike's Updated Benassi Slides Have Arrived in Time for Summer
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90
Patriotic-Themed Casual Sneakers
Patriotic-Themed Casual Sneakers
Darius Bazley Creates His Own 997 New Balance Sneaker Design
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89
Americana-Themed Sneaker Designs
Americana-Themed Sneaker Designs
visvim's Roland Jogger Boasts Retro Vibes With Its Structure
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88
Neon Green-Accented Classic Sneakers
Neon Green-Accented Classic Sneakers
Footlocker & Nike Teamed Up for the Dallas Home Air Max 97s
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87
Dark Beer-Inspired Sneakers
Dark Beer-Inspired Sneakers
New Balance's 990v3 Sneakers Boast a Makeover Entitled Dark Ale
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86
Easter-Inspired Corduroy Sneakers
Easter-Inspired Corduroy Sneakers
Nike's React Element 87 Boasts an Easter Corduroy Makeover
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85
Paint-Splattered Chunky Sole Sneakers
Paint-Splattered Chunky Sole Sneakers
Needles' Ghillie Shoes Boast Tonal Splatters for SS19
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84
Elegant Rose Slip-On Shoes
Elegant Rose Slip-On Shoes
adidas' Sabalo Slip Draws Inspiration from the First Female Team Rider
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83
Mint-Themed Tonal Sneakers
Mint-Themed Tonal Sneakers
Nike's AM1 Sneakers Receive a Special Patta Makeover
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82
Nubuck Leather Chelsea Boots
Nubuck Leather Chelsea Boots
Jerry Lorenzo Unveils a New Boot Structure in a Simple Design
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81
Neon Yellow Accented Sneakers
Neon Yellow Accented Sneakers
New Balance Introduces a Blue/Yellow Colorway For Its Classic 997
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80
Endangered Bird-Inspired Sneakers
Endangered Bird-Inspired Sneakers
The Audubon Society Collaborated on an Allbirds Sneaker Series
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79
Light Washed Tie-Dye Sneakers
Light Washed Tie-Dye Sneakers
Converse's Latest Women's Pack Features Bright Colorways
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78
Fluorescent-Accented Nubuck Sneakers
Fluorescent-Accented Nubuck Sneakers
MADNESS Takes a Shot at Reworking the New Balance M990s
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77
Site-Specific Sneaker Drops
Site-Specific Sneaker Drops
Donald Glover is Sharing Unreleased Sneakers from Adidas at Coachella
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76
Circular Economy Sneakers
Circular Economy Sneakers
adidas' Futurecraft Loop Footwear Design is Fully Recyclable
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75
Luxury-Themed Skate Sneakers
Luxury-Themed Skate Sneakers
DC Shoes' Luxe Pack Honors a Legendary Italian Fashion House
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74
Rugged Flag-Inspired Casual Shoes
Rugged Flag-Inspired Casual Shoes
JW Anderson and Converse Adorn the Run Hike Across New Models
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73
Interchanging Striped Sneakers
Interchanging Striped Sneakers
Vans Vaults OG Style 43 LX Shoes Transform to Slip-Ons
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72
Contoured Customized Fit Sandals
Contoured Customized Fit Sandals
The 'XSIZE' Adjustable Sandals Come in Over 30 Strap Styles
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71
QR Code Sneakers
QR Code Sneakers
Puma's LQD Cell Origin AR Can Be Scanned to Reveal Augmented Reality Filters
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70
Festival-Ready Footwear
Festival-Ready Footwear
Nina Footwear's Daybreaks Brand is Colorful, Comfortable & Affordable
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69
Collegiate-Inspired Shoe Silhouettes
Collegiate-Inspired Shoe Silhouettes
The Footpatrol x Converse Collab Embraces American Heritage
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68
Subtle Monogram Branded Sneakers
Subtle Monogram Branded Sneakers
The Converse Chuck Taylors Boast Muted KITH Branding in Collab
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67
Basketball Team-Inspired Sneakers
Basketball Team-Inspired Sneakers
Reebok's New Instapump Fury OG References the Los Angeles Lakers
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66
Racer-Honoring Sneakers
Racer-Honoring Sneakers
adidas Originals' Frank Shorter vs. The Imposter Pack Honors the Runner
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65
Animal-Printed Paneling Sneakers
Animal-Printed Paneling Sneakers
Nike's Walk The Dog Sneakers Boast a Plethora of Prints
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64
Chinese Textile Fabric Sneakers
Chinese Textile Fabric Sneakers
By Walid's 19th Century Fabric Sneakers Feature an All-White Base
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63
Customizable Luxe Canvas Sneakers
Customizable Luxe Canvas Sneakers
The ABCDior Program Delivers Custom Details to The Walk'n'Dior
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62
Fashionable Americana Work Boots
Fashionable Americana Work Boots
The Danner Bull Run Lux Boot is Comfortably Stylish
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61
Floral-Print Leather Lined Shoes
Floral-Print Leather Lined Shoes
Jean Paul Gautlier Designs Vans Shoes for Supreme Collaboration
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60
Authenticated Fantasy Sneakers
Authenticated Fantasy Sneakers
The HBO Asia x SBTG Game of Thrones Sneakers Feature NFC Tags
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59
Brick Textural Casual Sneakers
Brick Textural Casual Sneakers
Pass~Port and Vans Give the Sid Pro a Unique Textural Makeover
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58
Sneaker-Themed Video Trailers
Sneaker-Themed Video Trailers
adidas' Donald Glover Presents Series Features Special Clips
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57
Comfort-Focused Men's Footwear
Comfort-Focused Men's Footwear
BEARPAW's New Men's Styles Make for the Ideal Father's Day Gift
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56
Flight Jacket-Themed Sneakers
Flight Jacket-Themed Sneakers
KAPITAL's MA-1 Sneaker References Vintage NASA Apparel
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55
Neo-Cubist Art-Adorned Sneakers
Neo-Cubist Art-Adorned Sneakers
Sergio Tacchini Taps Adam Lister on a Special Pair of Tennis Shoes
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54
Dramatic Sole Luxe Sneakers
Dramatic Sole Luxe Sneakers
Prada's Cloudbust Thunder Sneakers Feature Structural Panels
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53
Cushioned Furniture-Inspired Sandals
Cushioned Furniture-Inspired Sandals
The Volcom Recliner Sandals Provide a Cushy Experience
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52
Purple-Accented Skateboarding Lines
Purple-Accented Skateboarding Lines
The New adidas Skateboarding Collab is with Hardies Hardware
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51
Rugged Ballistic Nylon Boots
Rugged Ballistic Nylon Boots
The Clarks x Haven GORE-TEX Wallabee Boot is Inclement Weather-Ready
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50
Contrasting Tonal Laced Sneakers
Contrasting Tonal Laced Sneakers
The Outdoor Voices and HOKA ONE ONE Launch New OV Clifton Shoes
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49
Waffle-Themed Casual Sneakers
Waffle-Themed Casual Sneakers
Vans and Sweet Chick Join on the Off the Waffles Sneakers
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48
3D-Printed Midsole Sneakers
3D-Printed Midsole Sneakers
ECCO's QUANT-U Sneakers Launched At Andreas Murkudis
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47
Luxe Leather Americana Boots
Luxe Leather Americana Boots
Balenciaga's New Santiag Harness Booties Boast a Western Influence
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46
Japanese-Themed Graphic Sneakers
Japanese-Themed Graphic Sneakers
Flying Hawk Studio and Simple Union Create a Version of the AF1s
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45
Vibrantly Accented Performance Runners
Vibrantly Accented Performance Runners
Nike's Presto React is Debuted in a Rich Palette of Colors
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44
Cult Film-Referencing Shoes
Cult Film-Referencing Shoes
The UNDERCOVER x Dr. Martens 'New Warriors' Shoes are Subtle
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43
Ultra-Stylish Collaborative Shoe Designs
Ultra-Stylish Collaborative Shoe Designs
The adidas ZX Series is Given a Style Edge by Shelflife
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42
Retro Air-Cushioned Footwear
Retro Air-Cushioned Footwear
The Karhu Synchron Classic Sneakers Has a Secure Lacing Structure
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41
Frankenstein-Inspired Shoes
Frankenstein-Inspired Shoes
Converse's Chuck 70 Sneaker Boasts New Designs in Reconstructed Pack
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40
One-of-a-Kind Artisanal Sneakers
One-of-a-Kind Artisanal Sneakers
The Keds x ace&jig Collection Has Four Styles & One Pair Per Size
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39
Desaturated Tonal Sneakers
Desaturated Tonal Sneakers
A-COLD-WALL* and Nike Launch the Redox Zoom Vomero +5 Sneaker
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38
Scandinavian Elk Hide Sneakers
Scandinavian Elk Hide Sneakers
The No.One Delta Elk Sneaker Boasts an Asymmetrical Design
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37
Slip-On Knit Running Shoes
Slip-On Knit Running Shoes
Nike's Phantom React Flyknit Sneakers Fit Comfortably and Securely
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36
Film-Honoring Retro Sneakers
Film-Honoring Retro Sneakers
Reebok's Alien Fighter Bishop Celebrates 40 Years of the Film Alien
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35
Veg-Tanned Casual Leather Sneakers
Veg-Tanned Casual Leather Sneakers
adidas Originals and Hender Scheme Partner for a Slick Collab
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34
Vegan Nanotech Sneakers
Vegan Nanotech Sneakers
The 'V-TEX' Waterproof High-Top Shoes Keep Feet Warm and Dry
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33
Dipped Paint-Accented Sneakers
Dipped Paint-Accented Sneakers
The New Bamba 2 Low Sneakers Boasts a Unique but Simple Design
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32
Superhero-Themed Tonal Runners
Superhero-Themed Tonal Runners
Jen Bartel Designs New AM4 Sneakers Honoring Avengers: Endgame
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31
Premium Textured Comfy Sneakers
Premium Textured Comfy Sneakers
Nike Adorns Its Air Force 1 Model in a Vibrant Textile Colorway
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30
Striking Artistic Casual Shoes
Striking Artistic Casual Shoes
Vans and Ralph Steadman Join Forces for Trippy Shoe Designs
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29
Melancholic 90s Nostalgia Sneakers
Melancholic 90s Nostalgia Sneakers
The New Balance x J. Crew 1400 Sneakers Come in Two Colors
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28
Aggressive Angular Sneaker Outsoles
Aggressive Angular Sneaker Outsoles
The 'Beton' Custom Shoe Sole Adds Visual Depth and Style
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27
Supportive Trail-Ready Shoes
Supportive Trail-Ready Shoes
The Arc’Teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX Hiking Shoes are Made with Gore-Tex
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26
Transforming Traveler Sneakers
Transforming Traveler Sneakers
The OluKai Alapa Li Sneakers are Lightweight, Sporty and Comfy
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25
Colorful Hiking Footwear Collections
Colorful Hiking Footwear Collections
ROA Introduces Bright Footwear Colorways for the SS19 Season
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24
Computer Brand-Inspired Sneakers
Computer Brand-Inspired Sneakers
The Concepts x Mephisto 'CCM-96' Sneakers Pay Homage to Apple
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23
Hybrid Haute Fashion Shoes
Hybrid Haute Fashion Shoes
The Maison Margiela Black Tabi Medic Strap Leather Sneakers are Chic
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22
Stylish Motorsport Sneakers
Stylish Motorsport Sneakers
The Porsche Design HYBRID evoKNIT Sneakers are Ready for Running
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21
3D-Knit Hiking Sneakers
3D-Knit Hiking Sneakers
The Danner Caprine Low is Abrasion-Resistant and Breathable
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20
Dyneema-Infused Leather Shoes
Dyneema-Infused Leather Shoes
The Viberg Slip-On Hyperlapse Shoe Has an Ultra-Strong Aesthetic
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19
Hiker-Themed Sneaker Structures
Hiker-Themed Sneaker Structures
Acne Studios' New Bolzter and Bryz Sneakers Arrive for SS19
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18
Heel-Hugging Performance Sneakers
Heel-Hugging Performance Sneakers
KURU Footwear 'Atom' is a Performance Foot Health Innovation
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17
Seasonally Appropriate Tonal Shoes
Seasonally Appropriate Tonal Shoes
FILA's Creator Sneakers Arrive in Vibrant Colorways for SS19
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16
Korean Cartoon Colorful Sneakers
Korean Cartoon Colorful Sneakers
Vans Adorns the Kakao Friends on Sneakers With Hyunye's Help
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15
Outer Space-Inspired Sneakers
Outer Space-Inspired Sneakers
Nike's Topaz Mist Air Flightposite Feature Reflective Tonal Accents
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14
Stylishly Comfortable Hybrid Footwear
Stylishly Comfortable Hybrid Footwear
Webz Mixes the Silhouettes of Sandals, Trainers & Flip Flops
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13
Weather-Inspired Tonal Runners
Weather-Inspired Tonal Runners
Nike's React Element 87 Unveils Orange Peel and Red Orbit Colorways
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12
Data-Driven Printed Sneakers
Data-Driven Printed Sneakers
The Stella McCartney x adidas AlphaEdge 4D Sneaker is 3D-Printed
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11
Versatile Multi-Terrain Travel Shoes
Versatile Multi-Terrain Travel Shoes
The Tropicfeel Canyon Shoes Work Well for Any Activity
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10
Hidden Pocket Suede Sneakers
Hidden Pocket Suede Sneakers
adidas Launches a Purple Haze Samba Sneaker Celebrating 4/20
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9
Recycled Ocean Plastic Sneakers
Recycled Ocean Plastic Sneakers
The 'VIA' Eco-Friendly Shoes are Breathable and Weatherproof
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8
Low-Impact Eco Sneakers
Low-Impact Eco Sneakers
The Norm Sustainable Sneakers are Made from 90% Recycled Materials
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7
Patch-Accented Training Shoes
Patch-Accented Training Shoes
Nike's Metcon 4 XD Shoes Get a Militaristic Patch Re-Construction
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6
Customizable Bubble-Like Sneakers
Customizable Bubble-Like Sneakers
Heron Preston Launches a Hybrid Air-Wrapped Air Max 95 and 720
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5
Striking Tonal Running Sneakers
Striking Tonal Running Sneakers
Nike's React Element 55 Arrives in an Electric Blue Colorway
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4
Modernized Old-School Sneakers
Modernized Old-School Sneakers
The Converse All Star Pro BB Sneaker is Made from Nike Quadfit Mesh
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3
All-Terrain Sock Footwear
All-Terrain Sock Footwear
Drymile's Foldable, Multipurpose Design is Breathable & Waterproof
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2
Elegant Basketball-Inspired Footwear
Elegant Basketball-Inspired Footwear
Nike's Air Edge 270 Boasts Velcro Tabs and Orange Hints
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1
Authentic Grass Slippers
Authentic Grass Slippers
Somersby Released Slippers Made from Real Grass
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