The best sneakers from New York Fashion Week SS23

As New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 comes to an end, we’re taking a moment to look back at the best footwear moments from the past week. While the eyes may be on the runway, it was the streetwear that caught our attention. Let New York out with some of the most coveted sandals, sneakers, heels and hybrids.

Our favorites include the white Nike x COMME des GARÇONS heel, alongside the Melissa Puff x Collina Strada sandal. Other standouts include the rainbow colored Salomon XT 4T PU trainers as well as the Balenciaga Crocs Pool Slides.

Keep scrolling to take a look at the hottest shoes on display during NYFW and be sure to check out the best streetwear of the season.

YEEZY x adidas 700 Inertia Trainers

While Ye may be ending his partnership with GAP, things with adidas are still going strong – for now. The adidas x Yeezy 700 Inertia Sneaker features an overall tonal gray appearance and a welcome pop of color in the form of an eye-catching orange on the sides. The gripped bottom deftly marries form and function, as these sneakers were undoubtedly beating the pavement from show to show.

WHERE TO COPY: Available at StockX for US$375.

Arriving in an electric bright green hue, this Fashion Week combines comfort and style, wearing the Balenciaga Crocs Pool Slides. The chunky shoe is the result of the luxury brand’s unlikely but viral collaboration with Crocs and sports a 5mm arch for water activities, although there’s not too much swimming to do in the concrete jungle. .

WHERE TO COPY: Available for US$565 at Balenciaga.

Jaden Smith x Vision Racer “Wavy Baby Blue”

New Balance collaborates with Jaden Smith for an absolutely architectural sneaker. Clad in a gorgeous Baby Blue, the upper of the Jaden Smith x Vision Racer ‘Wavy Baby Blue’ sneaker is made from 60% recycled polyester and features a chunky platform across its sole.

WHERE TO COPY: Available for US$250 at Fight Club.

Jelly slides – move around. Melissa x Collina Strada’s Y2K-esque Puff Sandals are the perfect sartorial complement to any streetwear fit. As if pulled from a dreamcore mood board, the swirls and textures of the Puff Sandals present a psychedelic aesthetic.

WHERE TO COPY: Available for US$180 from Melissa.

The Premier heels from COMME des GARÇONS x Nike have to be our absolute favorites as the collaboration not only unites two iconic brands, but the result is a fashion-forward heeled shoe that takes fashion to new heights. Nike’s signature swoop mimics the shape of the shoe’s sculptural kitten heel, providing an extra inch and a half of height.


Salomon XT-4 TPU-trimmed mesh running trainers

This viewer chose to wear the rainbow and don a pair of Salomon XT-4 TPU-Trimmed Mesh Running Trainers. The ultra-colorful shoes offer sunshine in wearable form as they feature a smile-inducing color palette. Other than that, the sneakers are built to withstand the toughest terrain as the Mud Contagrip® provides stability and support.

WHERE TO COPY: US$220 at Mr. Porter.

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