As a young streetwear lover, are you looking to find out which sneakers to buy in 2020? Do you want to know what are the most popular sneakers this year?
Then welcome to Kanji Streetwear. Sneakers and streetwear fashion are our main topics.
Nowadays, sneakers are the basis of streetwear style. In just a few years, they have established themselves as a must-have in urban fashion. Nike, Adidas, Asics, New Balance, many shoe brands have specialized in sneakers.
In this article, you will learn more about the current sneaker trend, and you will know which pair of sneakers to buy for the new school year. Let's go!
Sneakers #10: Reebok Club C 85
This year the Reebok Club C is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and it's no wonder that this pair of sneakers has been popular for so long. This all-white low top sneaker is perfect for your daily outings, and especially for summer.
Reebok Club C 85 features the classic Reebok branding with the Union Jack hidden in the little window on the midfoot of the shoe. Also present on the sneaker, soft leather upper with a die-cut EVA midsole. The rubber outsole ties the shoe all together very nicely.
Its price is particularly advantageous: 70$ on the Reebok website: Reebok Club C 85.
Sneakers #9: New Balance 997s
Over the last year, the New Balance brand has really reestablished itself in popular culture by not only making good quality sneakers but also by collaborating with people like Kawhi Leonard.
The New Balance 997s is such a versatile silhouette because of its sporty look that can be changed into different colors. You can choose between very crazy colors and more toned-down versions that will have a much wider appeal.
This low-top sneaker comes in a primarily mesh upper with some leather and suede detailing around the upper of the shoe. This streetwear sneaker is available on StockX for about 100$: New Balance 997s.
Sneakers #8: Nike Air VaporMax Plus
The Nike Air Vapor Max Plus is a mash-up of the Nike Air Vapor Max's midsole and outsole and the upper of the Air Max Plus from 1998. This mash-up looks incredibly good: its all-white upper with a semi-translucent midsole will conquer more than one!
The sneaker features a compression-molded upper with a TPU midfoot cage as well as a VaporMax air unit on the outsole. The Nike Air VaporMax Plus is positioned more as a lifestyle sneaker than a running sneaker. However, in the worst-case scenario, if you had to run with these sneakers, you should feel good inside.
It's available for $200: Nike Air VaporMax Plus on Nike.
Sneakers #7: Nike Air Max 90
Originally released back in 1990, the Air Max 90 has quickly become one of the most popular sneakers of all time. Celebrating its 30th year anniversary this year, the Air Max 90 was originally designed to be a running sneaker, but nowadays this pair of sneakers is used much more as a lifestyle sneaker.
Air Max 90 comes in a ton of different colorways with the most popular being the original infrared colorway that comes in orange, black, and grey. One of the most iconic details of the Air Max 90 is the visible air unit in the heel which still provides some solid comfort even by today's standards. The Air Max 90 was truly ahead of its time back in the 90s and it's a sneaker that never goes out of style.
You can find them on Nike's website: Nike Air Max 90 for 120$.
Sneakers #6: Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2
This sneaker is the most hyped up and probably the most difficult to grab on this list. The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 features a full sock-like prime knit upper with the full-length boost midsole. This is one of the most comfortable sneakers on this list.
This pair of sneakers comes in a ton of different earthy-tone colorways. Even if the choice is pretty restricted, it still gives you a lot of options no matter what you're looking for. You can find them on StockX for a minimum price of $250: Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2.
Sneakers #5: Nike Air Force One Low
The Nike Air Force One Low is another one of those sneakers that never goes out of style: you can wear it in any situation! The triple white colorway is the most popular choice among fans of the brand, and there's a reason for it: aesthetically, it's the best choice.
The Air Force One Low features a leather upper with a concealed air unit in the heel, which makes this pair of sneakers one of the most comfortable on the market. It's one of the sneakers that everyone has worn or seen in his or her lifetime, and has made a brilliant entry into pop culture. Lots of athletes, musicians, and artists have worn this shoe while doing their most historic feats.
And do you know the good news? It's only $90: Nike Air Force One Low.
Sneakers #4: New Balance 990v5
The New Balance 990v5 is the epitome of understated. The most popular colorway of this shoe comes in just tonal greys, and the upper of the sneaker is made up of meshes and suede.
The New Balance 990v5 is a perfect everyday sneaker. It's incredibly comfortable, it looks really great and it's easy to throw on. In addition to that, the 990v5 is also one of the most size accommodating sneakers on the entire list: not only does it come in every size, but it also comes in a ton of different widths, from extra narrow to extra-wide.
You will find it for 175$ here: New Balance 990v5.
Sneakers #3: Vans Old Skool
This shoe is truly a classic skateboarding sneaker and is also one of the popular vans sneakers ever made. The low top Vans authentic features a canvas upper with suede details on the toe and on the heel, but the most iconic detail of the shoe is the Vans V stripe on the side of the sneaker.
Like most other pairs of Vans, the old skool features a vulcanized midsole with the waffle outsole. These sneakers have the advantage of being adapted to all tastes: indeed, there are millions of colorway, you just have to make the choice! And if you don't find what you're looking for, you can still get it: Vans allows the customization of this shoe on their website!
You can get it for $60: Vans Old Skool.
Sneakers #2: Adidas Ultra Boost DNA
The Adidas Ultra Boost DNA is a running sneaker turned lifestyle sneaker. Even though it still features a lot of performance aspects that make the sneaker such a good running shoe, it also now features much more premium accents like a leather cage.
This sneaker is known to be one of the most comfortable on the market. This comfort is due to the very soft prime minute upper and the incredibly cushy boost midsole. You'll find them here for 180$: Adidas Ultra Boost DNA.
Sneakers #1: Nike Air Jordan One Low
The Air Jordan One Low seems to be tailor-made for summer. It features a low-cut top which allows you to wear the sneaker with shorts, and you can choose a lot of different colorways that are incredibly popular.
Most colorways of the Jordan One Low feature a leather upper with the rubber midsole and an air unit hidden inside the heel. The Jordan One Low is a pretty comfortable sneaker that you need to grab true to size because that's how it usually fits.
These sneakers are available for 90$: Nike Air Jordan One Low.
What is your favorite sneaker?
We have seen together 10 sneakers that it is essential to have in 2020. Do you have any other ideas? Don't hesitate to write them down as comments below, we'll be happy to discuss them with you, among sneaker enthusiasts.
What about you? What's your favorite sneaker and what's your favorite type of sneakers? If your style stands out from the others and you are looking for sneakers a bit more original or in the Japanese or techwear style, we advise you to have a look at our collection of streetwear sneakers right here: