10 of the Best Sneakers to Cop This Weekend



You don’t want to miss this week’s picks on the best creps to get right now and we’ve enlisted the help of one of the country’s sneaker giants Sole Academy to give us a guide on what sneakers you should be wearing based on design, technology and hype.

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1. NIKE CORTEZ

Considered one of Nike’s most popular models, what used to be tagged once as a “ripoff”has now become a cultural piece in the brand’s 54 years. You’ve seen the iconic red swoosh from actress Farah Fawcettriding a skateboard in the 70s, that infamous Forrest Gump scene, up to rapper Kendrick Lamar’s recent collaboration with Nike.


2. ADIDAS ZX500

The remastered version of the shoe has been favored by many sneakerheads with one review indicating that they even forgot they had it on because of how comfortable the pair was. The shoe’s design retains the classic three-stripe treatment but with a contemporary twist and a more streamlined upper.


3. ADIDAS YUNG-1

Tagged by GQ as Adidas’‘Hardest-To-Get’sneaker, the Yung-1 is for all the trendy sneakerheads who are into its bulky built but like to keep things nostalgic with its 90s-inspired silhouette.


4. REEBOK WORKOUT x EXTRA BUTTER

NYC’s Extra Butter celebrates the 1980s with “Dear Downtown”capsule collection, paying homage to Downtown Manhattan, where various art and music movements were bred in the city. The shoe includes distressed denim, leather panels and an all-black upper.


5. PUMA XO PARALLEL

Adding to Puma’s most hyped shoes of the year, RNB singer The Weeknd’s collaboration with the brand as creative collaborator and global brand ambassador, the XO Parallel’s mid-cut silhouette merges utilitarian and military gear in luxurious Italian nubuck leather.


6. NIKE AIR MAX 97

The Air Max 97 makes a comeback in new reiterations, with Nike splicing different elements of their past and present silhouettes into a sneaker mash-up. Designed by the legendary Christian Tresser, there were several tales of the shoe’s origins, debating whether it was solely based on Japanese bullet trains or mountain bikes.


7. NIKE AIR MAX97 ULTRA ‘17

As the only shoe that made it twice in this list, Nike’s newest reiteration of the Air Max 97 features an upper with Jacquard knit and retains the classic’s overlays of reflective material.


8. ADIDAS CONTINENTAL 80

The Continental 80’s retro vibe makes it a shoe that’s easy to dress up or down whether you’re donning a suit and tie or the usual lazy day sweats outfit.


9. ADIDAS ULTRABOOST MID

Easily Adidas’current champion and crowd favorite, this shoe features the best of BOOST technology, taking the fitness, lifestyle, sneaker and fashion markets by the storm and helped re-establish the whole brand.


10. ASICS GEL-PTG

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Asics’GEL-PTG is one of Japan’s most popular basketball shoes ever designed, taking inspiration from the iconic basketball shoes of the 80s. Its rubber out sole provides the right amount of grip, making it a go-to daywear sneaker.


All of the sneakers mentioned are available in Sole Academy’s branches in BGC, Alabang, Trinoma, UP Town Center, Ayala Cebu and Ayala Bay Area.
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