Calling All Sneakerheads and Footwear Fanatics

They say you can tell a lot from a man by the shoes he wears. Daring shapes, bold monograms and athletic sneakers each represent a part of your personality, a lifestyle. From shoes inspired by food to footwear lines with sharks in mind, will you walk a mile in these shoes?

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ASICS Nasi Lemak Shoe

Yes, you saw that right, ASICS Malaysia have just announced the upcoming special rendition of the GEL-KAYANO 5 OG, inspired by the classic Nasi Lemak dish. This special edition of the GEL-KAYANO 5 OG design represents the vibrant colours of the Nasi Lemak dish to reflect the unity amongst the diverse cultures in Malaysia. The off-white colour represents the rice and egg white, while green signifies cucumber. Red reflects the chilli paste, while yellow takes the form of the yolk. The whole palette is finished off with a hint of brown, reflecting the nuts and anchovies. The GEL-KAYANO 5 OG ‘Nasi Lemak Shoe’ is limited to 500 pairs and is sold exclusively at SneakerLAH 2019.

Courtesy of Nike Malaysia

The Nike Joyride NSW CC3 Setter

What makes this sneaker stand out is it’s latest innovation in cushioning platform. Debuted during Matthew Williams’ Spring/Summer ’20 ALYX show at Paris Fashion Week, the Nike Joyride NSW CC3 Setter is engineered to help keep legs powered by delivering a personalized underfoot experience with impact absorption. The beads are placed within zonally-tuned pods, which allows the foam to expand in all directions (called multi-dimensional displacement).

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The system creates a dynamic footbed that forms to your foot and is personalized to you. The pod scale is based on how the foot strikes the ground when in motion. The heel pod is bigger to absorb impact and is prepared to facilitate a smooth transition forward.Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner taking a shake-out run or a novice looking to find your true stride, take these pair of Nike’s out for joyride.

Courtesy of Burberry

Burberry Checks Out their Larkhall Canvas Sneakers

Burberry are putting their classic checkered print on canvas…shoes that is. It’s your classic sneaker – high rubber foxing andreinforced metal eyelets with the addition of a contrasting “BURBERRY” branding on the lateral side of the shoe. The shoes arrive in both a hi-top and low-top silhouette.

Courtesy of Prada

Prada’s Cloudbust Thunder 

An evolution of the classic Prada Cloudbust sneakers comes the Cloudbust Thunder. First debuted as part of the Prada menswear Autumn/Winter ’19, it is characterised by a more complex structure with rubber lugs inserted in the iconic bubbles adding a three-dimensional thickness.  A cross between something out of Transformers and Frankenstein, the Cloudbust Thunder is a true hybrid of refined sportswear and sci-fi flair.

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Versace Squalo Sneaker

Presented during Versace’s Autumn/Winter ’19 show, the Versace Squalo sneaker’s eye-catching dual colored sole is intended to resemble a shark’s tooth – hence the name. Incorporating a wave design into its lines, it represents the movement and freedom sharks have in the ocean. The protective malleolus cushion is inspired by the shark’s eye, whose primary use is, in fact, to protect the animal from any external threat. It’s all in the details – the braille writing on the toe reads “Love”. The top stitch is used in an effort to both honor the codes and DNA of the brand while injecting subtle Versace visuals into the shoes.