It’s no doubt that street style is highly influential in the fashion industry. The major impact that street style has on fashion is footwear, particularly sneakers, which has been a central piece in recent high-end fashion collections.
Sneakers are a never-ending culture that has been around for decades where people will do anything to get their hands on a pair. From rappers such as Kanye West to brands like Supreme, Jordan, and Kaws; they have stamped their presence in the sneaker world. Brands such as Balenciaga, Raf Simons, joined the previously mentioned brands in this new street fashion sneaker wave and released one of the top sneakers of 2017.
The intermingle between street footwear and fashion has led to a boom of many up and coming designers. 2017 was a year they consolidated themselves next to the top brands. Virgil Abloh for example, former creative director of Kanye West’s agency Donda, was the biggest fashion names of last year. He is the head designer for his brand Off-white and dropped one of the dopest sneakers. What makes his sneaker the biggest drop of the year is the artist’s approach: deconstructing the famous Air Jordan 1 and layering each piece back with minimal stitching. He included the literal title of the shoe to its body and laces.
In the list you are about to see a few of what we consider the best-designed sneakers of 2017. The list is conformed not only to popularity, but also sneaker design. For example, the Tom Sachs‘ sneaker, inspired by space and NASA, is made of breathable, polyester warp-knit tricot mesh. The Nike vapor Max is the future of Airmax and it’s design has led them to collaborate with brands like Comme des Garçons.0