It is already October and the year flew by like a breeze. Since life is slowly getting back to normal, people finally have the chance to see, and be seen, again. Time to finally slide into the kicks you have been keeping like deadstock throughout lockdown—there was surely no point in getting your crispy Jordans dirty to walk your dog! This autumn, we will certainly see a crazy array of all hyped fall sneakers that have been released in the last year, lingering in their boxes, waiting to finally see the light of day.
Now, the question arises—which box to open first? Summer is nearly over, so low-tops won’t remain out for too long. In fact, Christmas decorations are already hitting the shelves, but don’t let them fool you. We still have a few months until the cold winter hits, so the furry winter boots should also stay where they are.
This makes it difficult—picking the best of fall sneakers is always a challenge…where the fine balance between breathable light, and warm sturdy footwear needs to be maintained. If you—like many—are struggling, we have the solution for you:
The Top 4 sneakers for This Autumn:
Starting off strong with arguably one of the best releases of 2021. Clearly inspired by the Off-White Air Jordan 4—which has become one of the most hyped OW sneakers—the Jordan 4 Shimmer follows suit with earthy neutral tones. This women’s exclusive celebrates inclusivity and the idea of being comfortable in one’s skin.
Luxurious suede and leather panels on the uppers create a lavish finish that is beyond clean, accented by semi-translucent cage elements and a white midsole to create a popping contrast. The silver Jumpman logo on the tongue symbolizes a mirror—quintessential for becoming comfortable in your own skin. If you are on the hunt for fall sneakers that are striking and versatile, this pair would be an ideal option.
Talk about a perfect Autumn sneaker. This shoe was undoubtedly designed with falling leaves as the main theme, completely dyed in rusty, earthy, and natural tones. Dark coral red and pink suede create a stunning base, with black nubuck overlays for a nod to the upcoming dark days. As a stunning finish, the swoosh receives a distressed texture, which contrasts with the upper to really stand out from the crowd.
A striking blend of colors reminiscent of autumn foliage forms the most fall-appropriate Jordan 1 colorway that beckons you to fall in love.
2. New Balance 550 White Green
The New Balance 550 is one of the classic success stories of 2021. The revival of the sneaker by New York-based brand Aimé Leon Dore revolutionized New Balance’s position in the sneaker world, pushing its hype and brand awareness beyond limits. After striking, yet unobtainable collabs, New Balance finally decided to release the silhouette to the general public, and we could not be happier.
The New Balance 550 blends in well with the current trend of modernizing vintage sneakers—combining new technologies with old, iconic designs to create comfortable sneakers with heritage. This sneaker comes with an upper of breathable white and green leather & synthetic elements while suede mudguards rest atop New Balance rubber outsoles that provide traction, durability, and cushioning for a sturdy experience.
The New Balance 550 is well on its way to becoming one of the relevant shoes in the sneaker world. The “White/Green” colorway spells autumn, complementing the earthy foliage with a natural green vintage look. From all the fall sneakers out there, this surely is one that you just can’t do without.
Oddly enough, Nike and the Jordan brand’s spring line-up was more autumn-ready than anything else. Half a year after the reveal of their pre-summer roll-out, sneakerheads can finally indulge in the earthy, brown hues of the coveted line. Specifically one of these fall sneakers stood out from the rest, thanks to the hype around the silhouette, possible similarities with a Travis Scott sneaker, and of course the autumn-inspired color blocking.
The Air Jordan 1 Mocha combines pristine white leather uppers with contrasting black leather paneling and the titular Mocha nubuck on the heels and ankle collars. The shoe symbolizes hype, luxury, earth, and autumn, incorporating contemporary fashion trends with innovation. Undoubtedly the ideal shoe for this season.
Autumn is coming, so get ready! Can’t go wrong with the above silhouettes. Buy them here!
Article reposted from Drip Drops By Freddy Schwoerer