Spring is finally here: Our pick of the 7 noteworthy floral sneakers.
Nike recently released the Nike Air Huaraches GS Pink Floral featuring a wolf grey mesh, metallic silver paneling adorned with hot pink floral prints. A Flash Lime Huarache logo on the tongue adds a beautiful contrast to this iconic trainer. The pair is now available at LeftFoot, Singapore.
The recently released Ronnie Fieg x Puma R698 and RF698 Mid Sakura has certainly caught our eye. This collection was a result of Fieg’s trip to Japan, during which he was profoundly inspired by the country’s culture and nature. The collection is Fieg’s first collaboration with Puma in which his iconic color blocking is most evident. Both shoes feature a micro-perforated toe box against a suede pigskin upper sitting atop a Trinomic midsole of a soft gradient.
Sneakerheads in Southeast Asia who missed out on the release in Tokyo and America will have another chance to grab them at Limited Edt stores in Singapore at the retail price of S$230 for the R698 and S$250 for the RF698 Mid on Saturday, April 11th. Fans in Malaysia can expect to find the shoes available at Crossover stores.
This pair of Nike SB Janoski “Floral Digi-Camo” was released back in 2013 and as the name suggests, the shoe is draped in a classic camo print infused with a pixelated pink and red flowers. Pleasing to the eye and pretty on feet, these were an instant classic and were probably the first pair of Janoskis non-Nike SB fans ever owned. These days, the going rate for these is between S$300 and S$400.
Floral prints made a strong comeback in 2013 and Supreme, in a bid to make its pieces culturally relevant, draped three classic Vans silhouettes in a flowery print titled “Power, Corruption, and Lies”, or PCL in short. These weren’t just any floral prints; it was adopted from English rock band New Order’s 1983 album cover artwork. These shoes don’t go for cheap on the resell market these days, and buyer beware: Counterfeits are aplenty.
Parisian sneaker customizer Rudnes Customs worked his talent on a pair of ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE III, which he used as a blank canvas and the result is plain gorgeous. A sakura-inspired pair just in time for the annual cherry blossom season (currently ongoing). All pairs are numbered and only 25 pairs were packed in a special box with extra laces. Those who wish to own a pair can try your luck here.
As part of Reebok’s Insta Pump Fury 20th Anniversary in 2014, Taiwanese sneaker boutique Invincible neatly clothed the most recognizable Reebok silhouette in a Hawaiian floral print with 3M details and olive and pink accents, all resting atop a white split-midsole.
While the Bodega x Saucony Shadow 6000 “Sweater Dist” might not scream “floral” like the other pairs featured above, it’s its subtlety that draws us to it. The “Sweater Dist” pack comes in two subtle hues of grey and tonal blue, both resting on a beige midsole and decorated with a red floral print lining. Whether in shorts or denims, this pair will complement your outfit. And the best thing is, both pairs are available for sale at a discount here (grey) and here (blue).