2018 seem to have passed in the blink of an eye and this is the right time for the team EACHSHOES sit down, filter and make a list of the Top 10 best sneakers to be released in the first half of this year. This is really a challenge as there have been so many hit releases that have stirred up the sneakers community earlier this year. Let’s take a look at each of the characters on this list.
1. Off-White x Nike Air Jordan 1 “W hite”
Officially released on 3/3/2018, double Off-White x Air Jordan 1 “White” retains its position as the most anticipated and sought after release to date. The release was launched exclusively for the European market, and this made it rare and hot in North America and Asia. Holding the highest Q1 resell value of $ 1,771USD on StockX, this legendary white shoe also holds the 1st place on the list of the Top 10 most valuable sneakers of Q1 / 2018.
2. Levi’s x Nike Air Jordan IV “Blue Denim”
As a collab EACHSHOES Considered that will be storming in 2018, this design and release collaboration is really a blockbuster at the beginning of the year. This is not the first time these two big guys have been together, but this version is the handshake back in January 2018. The classic Jordan Brand basketball shoe is covered entirely by cage-blue high-quality denim, shoelaces to reedles, and changes to a completely new, cooler and dusty look. In the near future, this version will also be released with two unique black denim and white denim colors and is also expected to cause storms.
3. Y-3 Runner 4D
Double Y-3 Runner 4D with advanced Futurecraft midsole sole limited to just a few hundred pairs worldwide, and resell for $ 1,744USD on StockX (holding 2nd place on the Top 10 Most Valuable Sneakers of Q1 / 2018) . This sneakers is fitted with adidas’ renowned sole featuring a subtle “Ash Green” color scheme. The design of the upper body of the shoe is imbued with the Y-3 identity when created from the special, meticulous Japanese handcrafted style but still has a modern look.
4. Off-White x Converse Chuck ’70
The sneakers-loving community in general and Converse and Off-White shoes in particular received the good news like the association last May when both Converse and Virgil Abloh has officially confirmed version Off-White x Converse Chuck ’70 will be on the shelves. Designed with the original purpose of being a member of “The Ten” collection. In the end, however, the shoes were released separately. The shoe has a unique transparent upper and features signature Virgil design details such as the words “VULCANIZED” in the midsole, “SHOELACE” on the laces, “LEFT” on the right shoe, “RIGHT” on the shoe. left and red plastic tag.
5. Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement”
Unlike 1 and 2, the new Air Jordan 3 was the first Jordan basketball shoe that the great designer Tinker Hatfield decided to get his hands on. 2018 is also the 30th anniversary of this edition. One of the community-rated color schemes to be the best ever is its version Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement” was released on February 17, coinciding with legendary Michael Jordan’s 55th birthday. Once again, that classic “Black Cement” color scheme is back to warm up the game – 1994, 2001, 2008, 2011 and now 2018.
6. Louis Vuitton Archlight
In early February 2018, fashion giant Louis Vuitton decided to join the chunky sneakers game with the release. Archlight has a retail price of about more $ 1100USD. This is really a good change if players are bored of the Balenciaga Triple S. The product is designed by the hand of Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière and is in the Spring / Summer 2018 collection. impressive with a crude design but impressive and trendy. With the extended reed and the uniquely curved cushion, Archlight brings breath coming from the ears.
7. adidas NMD R1 Hender Scheme
Version Hender Scheme x adidas Originals NMD R1 the ultra-luxurious black full leather pair also deserves a spot on this list. Made from many high-quality materials such as leather, suede, nubuck, metal and extremely meticulous machining, this NMD version has a similar tone to the famous “OG” R1 “. Another interesting point is that this release is machined in Tokyo with the highest accompanying standards and ranks 5th on the list of the Top 10 most expensive sneakers of Q1 / 2018.
8. Air Jordan 3 ‘Seoul’
According to officially released information, this extremely limited edition is a collaboration between Tinker Hatfield and Dan Sunwoo on the Nike’s Innovation Kitchen special project and also to celebrate 1988 – the year of the Air Jordan 3 launch also. such as the year of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. The main color of the shoe represents the color on the Korean flag (called Taegukgi) – promoting peace and purity. The right reed is embroidered with the Korean flag, the left is still the familiar Jumpman logo. Behind the reed on the right is the slogan of the 1988 Summer Olympics, ‘화합 과 전진’ (Harmony and Development), and on the left side is 서울 (Seoul). Air Jordan 3 ‘Seoul’ Sold on 10/3/2018, exclusively through online stores Nike’s Korean and at the Jordan Hongdae store in Seoul.
9. Nike Air Max 97/1 Sean Wotherspoon
Honored as the contest’s winner Air Max Vote Forward organized by Nike in early 2017 to select a special release for Air Max Day 2018, double Nike Air Max 97/1 conceptualized, designed, painted by Sean Wotherspoon, and selected materials were released on March 26. The “diamond” between a series of releases on this occasion immediately became the brightest spot and really made an impression on the hearts of The Swoosh family and the Air Max shoe-loving community. Overcoming 12 most popular projects, Sean won with the hybrid idea between Air Max 1’s air sole and Air Max 97’s upper body. The shoes with bright colors as well as corduroy (fabric velvet is) said by Sean to be completely inspired by the vintage Nike hat, jacket or shoe produced in the 1980s.
10. Air Jordan 3 NRG “Tinker Hatfield”
Released March 24 for a retail price of $ 200, this is a slightly different design of the legendary Air Jordan 3. After 30 years and designed by Tinker Hatfield himself, unlike the usual Air Jordan 3, this special edition features the Swoosh logo on the shoelace and resembles his original sketch drawings. In addition, the Nike Air logo is on the heel instead of the usual Jumpman logo and Tinker Hatfield’s signature is on the back of the reed. This is a new breath in 2018 for the legendary shoe line that is more than 30 years old.
Source: Top 10 best sneakers of 2018