With athletic footwear once again being in the spotlight, we’ve narrowed it down to the newest and trendiest, to make sure you get back in shape for summer in style.

Trend 1: Go Green

Sustainable fashion has become the newfound vision for many international labels. Nike takes the lead to make a difference.The Nike Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit is the continuation of how the athletic footwear brand breathes new life into our wardrobe staple. It is the first full-length VaporMax Air unit made with at least 50 percent recycled materials. The more environmentally-conscious footwear also features recycled Flyknit yarn made from post-industrial recycled content.  Yet that never means sacrificed functionality.

What makes the new pair so coveted among sneaker veterans and initiates alike, is the unique FlyEase release toggle. It is positioned at the back of the shoe for a stronger, suction-like lockdown. Just one outward pull from the heel enables a desired fit in no time.

Trend 2: Best of Both Worlds

Boost your bounce in your morning jogs without having to choose between looking cool and feeling right. With optimal performance in mind, the expanded FuelCell lineup by New Balance, the FuelCell Prism, is soft enough to allow your feet to rebound from pressure, but has enough firmness to provide enhanced stability to your ankles. The incredibly lightweight mesh balances the slightly structured upper to allow flexible movement, with unparalleled breathability as an added bonus.

Working out in this scorching heat in Hong Kong takes courage and motivation. Japanese sportswear brand Descente knows the struggle and is dedicated to taking that pain away with the COOL RUNNING collection.Trainers that really go the distance require much attention to details. Professional athletes and amature joggers alike are going to be impressed by the functionality and Japanese aesthetics the designer brings to the new release.

Trend 3: Stars-Approved Picks

The wait is over – NBA is finally back and it’s time to get court-ready with some celebrity go-to styles.For those who want to dip their toes (quite literally) in the sport shoes pool, New Balance’s OMNIS LOW is right up your alley. The latest release commemorates the NBA season’s renewal, and is the first low-top iteration of the OMN1S model since its debut last year. Sneaker appreciation has gone mainstream and upscale when done right. Endorsed by rising NBA star Darius Bazley, “Berry Lime” stands out as a perfect testament to that. The fun colorways add a pop of color to any outfit and make the new, OMN1S LOW the coolest, sporty pick.

If you’d like to go more of an oriental route, FILA’s new collaboration with Japanese designer Mr. Mihara Yasuhiro is ready to impress too. The FM1 by FILA x Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO draws inspiration from the tennis court to shake up Tokyo’s fashion scene. The eye-catching sole, with all-over granulation extended onto the heel, makes the shoe a statement piece.

Trend 4: Retro Styles Reimagined

The highly anticipated New Balance 327 and Onitsuka Tiger declare: old is new. The novelty update brought by New Balance pays homage to the cult favorite from the ‘70s. The 327 styles are inspired by the chunky Dad sneaker look but refined with clean lines for a more delicate feel. Though more compact, the latest release doesn’t shy away from making a bold statement. The oversized logo on the upper creates a high impact with every step you take.

Meanwhile, meticulous attention to small details is what defines Japanese designs. Japanese fashion label Onitsuka Tiger puts its spin on the iconic shoe. FABRE EX is the newest iteration of the signature FABRE BL-S. The embroidery of the signature Onitsuka Tiger Stripes across the unit stands out against the rich suede leather, to accentuate the luxurious vibe.

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