KLEKT: Top 5 Sneakers of the Week

Adidas NMD HU Pharrell Orange

Freshly squeezed, the Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Bright Orange is the hit of vitamin c your sneaker rotation needs. Sporting a zingy bright orange the snug heavy Primeknit upper provides the ultimate fit and durability finished off with high contrast black sock liner.

Pharrell Williams takes a minimalist approach to this silhouette, oping for a slip-on silhouette paired with a cluster rope lace offering a super customisable fit. An ode to its predecessors, Pharell Williams’ signature human race phrase embellishes the top of this zesty silhouette in Xhosa. Underfoot, the pillowy Boost sole dons the same vibrant orange tone ensuring optimum cohesion across the sneaker. The Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Bright Orange bringing the sun to you.

Air Jordan WMNS 1 Mid SE Particle Beige

Feeling bronzed? The Air Jordan 1 Mid SE Particle Beige is a muted spring sneaker must striking the perfect balance of colours and textures. It’s at the top of our lists. Textural perfection, this distinctive design is built from a combination of smooth and tumbled leather panels, buttery suede and smooth nubuck, this sneaker is not one to miss.

Each tactile panel sports a tonal shade of warm pink-toned beige contrasted by hits of mustard, metallic bronze, and stealthy black keeping everyone on their toes. This usually harmonious silhouette sees the classic Nike branding sport a slick matte black colour from the signature Swooshes to the Wings logo. Underfoot the classic AJ1 midsole sports a clean white, infused with Nike Air Technology these shoes will take you from day to night with ease. The Jordan 1 Mid SE Particle Beige is the perfect neutral addition to your daily rotation.

Air Jordan 1 Low Purple Magenta (2021)

Two in one. The Air Jordan 1 Low Purple Magenta, designed for the hopelessly indecisive sneakerhead. Sporting a dual-toned colourway, you will certainly stand out in these babies. Double trouble, both pairs sport the classic Jordan smooth leather panelled structure. However, the pair differ when it comes to colourways, on the right, a vivid base of rich magenta overlaid with panels of black and white breaking up the bold tone offset by hints of pink painting the sole and sock liner and solo orange heel cap.

Similarly designed, the left dons a base of soft grape, broken up by the addition of monochrome panels accented by the pale yellow sole and sock finished off with a baby blue heel. Unifying elements are present with both feet sporting the classic lateral and medial Swoosh, perforated toe box, and blue embroidered wings logo embellishing the heel. Underfoot, a strip of clean white breaks up the colourful cacophony, infused with Nike Air Technology the Jordan 1 Low Purple Magenta, although mismatched in colour the sneakers match in offering premium comfort with every step.

Nike SB Dunk Street Hawker 

Eat first, talk later. The Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Street Hawker’ pays homage to Chinese cuisine, a culture built around eating. Designed in collaboration with Guangzhou artist Jason Deng this beautifully unique pair are bursting with symbolism, this unique sneaker sports something different for each foot.

Chinese culture is woven into the framework of this silhouette. Each panel and addition representative of a Chinese province and the dish it’s famed for. The left foot focuses on lighter tones with a hairy suede toebox a tactile representation of the famed green bean soup (Douzhi). Whilst beneath a smooth leather panel painted with doughnuts (Jiaoquan) both dishes often eaten together hail from Beijing. Moving across the lateral side an embossed light-yellow suede panel depicts the shredded leavened bread with next door sporting watercolour patterns of the mutton soup, together representing Paomo, a dish originating from Xi’an.

Cutting across these panels a wood textured mahogany Swoosh, symbolising chopsticks, whilst beneath an embroidered coin hints to Yangghun noodles. Moving across to the warmer toned right a metallic copper toebox takes hues from Chengdu hotpot pots complimented by the chilli oil red marbled panelling. Puckered orange ostrich leather panelling symbolic of the crispy roasted Guangzhou goose disrupted by the silver Swoosh symbolise the hooks from which the geese hang. Taro purple hits the heel counter representing the popular Taipei dessert of shaved ice and taro balls. Uniting these sneakers is the Chinese calligraphy adorning both heel tabs reading food.

Underfoot, the signature dunk sole sports a contrasting white colour infused with Nike Air Technology ensuring all-day comfort no matter where you wear it. The SB Dunk Low Street Hawker is steeped in cultural significance an absolute must for any true sneakerhead. Anyone hungry?

Nike Dunk High Vast Grey

Fade to grey, the Nike Dunk High Vast Grey hits the spot, minimal and sleek this silhouette is an absolute must for spring. Relaxed and refined, the classic smooth leather panelling is painted in a barely-there combination of clean white and warm light grey, this sneaker is a minimalist’s dream. Signature Swooshes embellish the lateral and medial sides of the shoe snaked around the heel creating one cohesive addition to this soft silhouette.

Less is more an idea that is integral to every element of this design, branding blends seamlessly into the shoe, with a subtle Nike patch adorning the tongue. Underfoot, a crisp white midsole conceals the coveted Nike Air Technology providing ultimate support and comfort with each wear. Oozing stylish sophistication, grab a pair of Nike Dunk High Vast Grey and elevate your everyday.

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