Top 6 New Sneakers for Summer

We indulge in some sneaker-porn to pick our favourite new kicks on the market.

Sneakerheads, rejoice! Those in love with the bright, stylish, and out-of-the-ordinary footwear will be ecstatic to know that The Cross Trainer, who have become a destination for sports fashion and footwear, have stocked a huge selection of luxury sneakers and shoes for the festive season. We’ve rounded up 6 of our favourites that you need to check out:

Nike Lunar Force 1 Flyknit “Flax”

With its rugged Lunar sole and Flyknit upper, the new Nike Lunar Force 1s have a strong space race vibe – perhaps from its combination of a retro aesthetic paired with cutting-edge tech. The ‘Flax’ colourway sees the lunar high-top hit land with a combo of earth tones. The brown nubuck upper houses a complementary Flyknit mélange that runs from side panels to the collar. Sitting atop a white midsole with rugged natural gum tread, the Lunar Force 1 is finished with debossed branding.

Nike Lunar Force 1 Flyknit “Flax”are available at selected The Cross Trainer stores for R2,599.95.

Nike Lunar Force 1 Flyknit Flax

Nike Air Jordan 12 “Deep Royal Blue”

There has been no shortage of Air Jordan 12 releases this year and Jordan Brand is still adding to the list with this recently unveiled “Deep Royal Blue” rendition. Sporting a similar colourway as the highly coveted “Don C” Air Jordan 2, this pair of 12s opts for a completely suede monochromatic build that is sure to be a favourite of New York Giants fans.

The Nike Air Jordan 12 “Deep Royal Blue” are available at selected The Cross Trainer stores for R2,499.95.

Nike Air Jordan 12 Deep Royal Blue

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

The Converse Chuck II updates the iconic original with plush Nike Lunarlon cushioning, a no-slip tongue and soft microsuede lining. The Chuck Taylor All Star II strikes the same iconic silhouette fans know and love, but also adds superior comfort, incredible durability and lightweight cushioning, thanks to a 360-degree collar and tongue foam that provides a snug, secure fit around your ankles and instep. The interior also has an ultra-soft liner made of high quality, breathable suede.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II are available at selected Xtrend / The Cross Trainer stores for R1,499.95.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

UEG x Puma Court Play Slip-On

The UEG x Puma Court Play Slip-On has a strong space program theme. The Polish brand takes inspiration from astronaut equipment for the colab; producing a lightweight slip-on in a mix of technically advanced textiles. The sneaker is predominantly made up in black mesh with a welded tonal form-stripe sitting tight against the sides. The silhouette’s white vulc sole is punctuated with extended angular overlays and is printed with information, like ‘Gravity resistant’, that’s not too hard to envision running across technical equipment.

UEG x Puma Court Play Slip-On are available at selected Xtrend / The Cross Trainer stores for R1,699.95.

UEG x Puma Court Play Slip-On

Asics Gel-Lyte MT

Asics have created a more season-friendly silhouette, the GEL-Lyte MT.  The GEL-Lyte MT draws inspiration from a selection of heritage models and combines them together to create a higher cut model. The split-tongued classic gets an additional high-arching tongue for a boot-like construction. An entirely new sockliner adds more ankle and heel support while giving the model a bit more height to help keep your feet warm. The Gel-Lyte comes in two colourways – the first features a tonal grey with bolstered suede and mesh details, along with a dash of “Green Glow” which adds an extra pop. The second features a classic navy, tan, and red colour scheme which fits the freshly updated model quite well.

Asics Gel-Lyte MT are available at selected Xtrend / The Cross Trainer stores for R1,999.95.

Asics Gel-Lyte MT

Adidas Tubular X Primeknit

The red sneaker trend isn’t over yet, as we can see by this bold new edition of the the Adidas Tubular X sporting an almost-all-red look. Constructed in Primeknit with the x-shaped ankle paneling in suede, the Tubular X is presented in tonal red that also extends to the rear portion of the midsole in a matching translucent scarlet hue. The front end of the sole breaks up the all-red appearance with contrasting white.

Adidas Tubular X Primeknit are available at selected Xtrend / The Cross Trainer stores for  R2,499.95.

Adidas Tubular X Primeknit

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