We’re still quite early into the year, but it’s never too soon to highlight our picks for the best adidas shoes of the year, so far.
Each weekend brings a laundry list of big releases, and we know all too well that keeping track of 2019’s best drops is no small task. At the end of the year, look out for our annual Highsnobiety Crowns awards, where we recap the best of the best, including the best sneakers that dropped over 12 months. In case you missed it, our pick for the best sneaker of 2018 was the Nike React Element 87.
From nostalgic retro releases to the latest sneaker technology and much more, these are the best adidas shoes of 2019.
Originally seen on the feet of actor-turned-director Jonah Hill, the adidas Originals LXCON is a vintage-inspired re-work of a 1994 design called the adidas Lexicon. Keeping most of the 25-year-old design intact, the LXCON features an adiPRENE sole unit and a structural translucent tube supporting the upper, while the 2019 version has been updated with a Primeknit upper. Released in a pack of two sneakers, the white and purple edition is a call back to the original 1994 color scheme.
This February collaboration between adidas Consortium and Berlin-based sneaker outpost Overkill incorporated colorful details from various ZX models – specifically models from the four-digit ZX family, the 1000, 4000, 9000 and more – creating a “Best Of” ZX colorways.
The special pack consisted of one left and one right shoe, plus another single shoe in a completely different colorway. All three shoes together came in one oversized box, allowing collectors the possibility of getting their hands on a second box, thereby completing the other pair of shoes, or simply keeping the third shoe as a collectible for display.
Release Date: February 9, 2019
adidas’ biggest success story of the last five years, the Ultra Boost sneaker was treated to a sequel in 2019, aptly named the Ultra Boost 19. An improvement on the first version in nearly every way, the new design features 20% more Boost in the midsole, a lightweight cage, and supportive Primeknit 360 upper. It remains to be seen whether the 19 will be as well-liked as the original Ultra Boost sneaker, but the updated version is certainly worth taking note of.
Release Date: February 21, 2019
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