We all know the feeling. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement sometimes. With all the high-profile collaborations and limited edition colorways, it’s hard not to. But doesn’t it start to get a little dull to see the same sneakers from decades ago just getting a fresh coat of paint over and over again?
Now, our coverage definitely leans in that direction as well. We’re not saying we don’t appreciate all those collaborations. But we also can’t ignore the new sneakers that these brands keep introducing month after month. While we don’t typically focus on performance or functionality—there are other outlets that prioritize those aspects of footwear—we can still acknowledge their importance. Now, we’re not claiming that all of these sneakers are the absolute best on the market, since we still have half a year to go, but they definitely deserve some recognition.
From cutting-edge performance basketball shoes to the latest trail runners perfect for your next camping trip (or just to complete your outdoor-inspired outfit while running errands, we won’t judge), check out our favorite new sneaker designs of 2023, so far, below.