Whether you’re a sneakerhead or just dipping your toe into the sneaker game, I think fall sneaker drops are the best. There are many luxurious tones to choose from, and you can play with textures. Since there seems to be a new drop every day, we culled a sneaker drop list. May the sneaker angels bless you and your outfits this season.
Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka “Phantom/ Velvet Brown” ($130 USD)
At first glance, there seems to be a lot going on with the leather and velvet textures, but because of the tortoise and grey colorway, these sneakers are very wearable. The lifted midsole adds some spice to the traditional Air Force 1 style, so if you want to trade in your old Forces for a new pair, these are your fall upgrade.
Nike Blazer Low ’77 Jumbo “Photon Dust” ($95 USD)
The saying may be, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but this update to Nike’s first-ever Basketball silhouette is a job well done. The oversized Swoosh, thick stitching, and jumbo laces will add just enough boldness to your outfits without looking like you’re going to a 70s-themed party.
Nike Air Force 1 Women’s “Coconut Milk/ Light Bone” ($120 USD)
Nike is pulling throwback elements out of the vault to celebrate the last half of Air Force 1’s 40th anniversary. The combination of “Coconut Milk,” “Lemon Wash” and “Light Bone” complement one another in a subtle but dynamic way.
Nike Dunk Low Women’s “Next Nature” ($150 USD)
Dunks are always a tried-and-true pair of sneakers. These mustard yellow pairs would look great with a shearling jacket.
Nike Air Force 1 High Women’s “University Blue” ($125 USD)
These shoes are another special release for Air Force 1’s 40th anniversary. This shade is a nod to Michael Jordan’s alma mater, so if you’re a Jordan, AF1, or a blue colorway fan, grab these limited edition pairs ASAP. Maybe even cop them for the Spelmanite in your life?
Jacquemus x Nike Air Humara LX ‘Sail’ ($138 USD)
Designer Simon Porte Jacquemus’s pieces always floor me, but his collaboration with Nike is captivating. If you’re the type that loves wearing your gym wear out and about, these sneakers elevate the traditional Nike shoe into a unique designer piece. One would think all the different textures would look messy, but the shoe works because they stay within the same color family.
Pharrell x Adidas NMD Hu Animal Print “Amber” ($170 USD)
Pharrell threw his hat in the ring with the perennial trend and killed it. This shoe also hits on the maximalist trend without doing too much because the colors are slightly muted.
Supreme x Nike SB Blazer Mid ($129 USD)
Supreme and Nike like to collaborate every season, and this season is no different. This time they released two colorways that bring back the Blazer Mids. One pair is a black quilted material with faux snakeskin Swooshes in brown. The other pair is a quilted leather and denim colorway with faux snakeskin Swooshes in brown.
New Balance 550 Pink Suede ($139 USD)
Just like Dunks is having a moment, the 550 seems to be the trending New Balance of choice. The dusty pink upper and cream outsole is definitely going to continue to push the 550 agenda.
Hello Kitty x Adidas Capsule ($115 USD)
One sneaker drop with Hello Kitty would excite me, but this capsule features a Superstar, Forum Low and Astir design. You’ll even receive a Hello Kitty in a tracksuit hangtag.
MCM X PUMA Slipstream Lo ($500 USD)
If you like MCM and PUMA, both companies are teaming up for three drops to end the year. The first drop is a brown, gold, and white shoe with the MCM Visetos Monogram.
Air Jordan 1 “Washed Pink”
The “washed” textiles that Jordan will release are enzyme treated, so they’ll look like our favorite worn-in vintage tees, but in sneaker form. This “washed” line is one to watch.
About Allanah: Allanah Dykes is a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in NPR, Popsugar, Food52, and Complex publications. Raised on Long Island, NY, surrounded by diverse fashion, beauty, and culture, she prides herself on infusing her upbringing into every article she writes.