After a cold and locked-down winter, spring is arriving soon and sneakerheads are already preparing their footwear rotation for the warm days. Ice cream won’t be the only thing dripping, and the sun won’t be the only source of heat this summer! We provide some inspiration to make sure you come out of lockdown with the best sneakers for summer!
Nike Air Force 1 Love Letter
Valentine’s day might be over, but this iteration of possibly the most renowned sneaker in the world goes beyond a candlelight dinner. Pink is popping, especially in the form of this premium muted suede, accented by small but lovely (literally) details such as heart-shaped perforations and a hidden love note tongue tag. The perfect sneaker to wear on your postponed valentine’s date, but just as perfect to rock for a clean summer fit. In love with the look? Can’t go wrong with adding the Nike SB Dunk Strangelove or Air Force 1 Low Valentine’s Day to your rotation too.
Nike SB Dunk Low Camcorder VX1000
Lights, Camera, Action! This Nike SB iteration is truly inspired by its roots. Skateboarding would not be the same without the classic VX1000 camcorder. Not too keen to always be behind the camera? Put the camera on your feet and stand out with this sought-after Dunk representing details of the VX1000 such as stop- and pause colours on the eyelets and recording terminology printed all over the silhouette. Even more, a 0:00:01 print on the insole marks the start of a recording, and of an unforgettable wearing experience. This model was part of the Orange Label #supportyourlocalskateshop initiative, releasing only in limited quanitites at selected skate stores. This shoe, just like its inspiration, is already a true classic and a must-have for skaters, filmers and sneakerheads in general!
After the successful release of the Nike Air Max 1 Atmos Elephant back in 2017, the collaboration with the Japanese boutique continues to mark its relevance and elegance on the most hyped silhouette of this season! Can’t go on safari just yet? Put the elephant in the room, and straight on your feet! Accented by the unmissable teal swoosh, this shoe will catch your eye, and make sure that – just like elephants – you never forget.
You can buy the Nike SB Dunk Low Atmos Elephant here
Air Max 95 Denham
The Air Max 95 is undoubtedly one of the classic silhouettes of the American brand. Especially the OG ‘Neon’ colourway is acquainted not only among sneakerheads, but recognized by the majority of those who have had sneaker-exposure in the last years. Now, this silhouette has been reimagined by the Dutch denim brand to create a high-quality version reimagined with ‘the best black and ecru sustainable denim from Italian mill Candiani’. With an eye not only for trousers, but also for details, look for small accents such as the tagline in the air sock and the engraved logo in the lace-tips. If you are looking for a high-quality, comfortable and popping sneaker, you can’t go wrong with this model!
Nike Dunk Low White Black
Yes, another Dunk! The hype continues, and doesn't seem to stop! While collaborations have produced crazy colourways of this classic model, Nike has stuck to its simplicity this time. Reminiscent of the Nike Dunk SB Pigeon Panda, this model is kept minimalistic with a black and white contrast. Whether you need the perfect sneaker for going out, meeting friends or even for a fancy event, this shoe provides you with endless possibilities. Now, we just need to wait until these events are possible again, but it is a good idea to be prepared in time!
Buy the Nike Dunk Low White/Black here
There are endless possibilities awaiting this summer. Make sure to be prepared and not be the summer bummer once doors open again, so secure your drip in time!
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By Freddy Schwoerer of Drip Drops