HOKA Readies Its Most Colorful Collab Yet & Other Sneaker News Worth a Read

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Sneakerheads are bombarded with news of upcoming releases on a daily basis. To save you some time from searching each and every site and leak account, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to sift through the onslaught and bring you a few noteworthy kicks that have captured our attention.

Today, we’ve come across a new collaboration from HOKA ONE ONE, as the performance brand has partnered with outdoor company Cotopaxi to deliver its most colorful joint effort to date. Whether on the trails or the streets, you’re sure to draw attention with these multicolored gems on your feet.

In other collaborative news, Dao-Yi Chow of Public School has worked with New Balance on a motivational project spotlighting two silhouettes, one performance and one lifestyle, while Hong Kong’s Dahood also has a multi-sneaker New Balance collab of its own. Additionally, Sneakersnstuff brand SNS is continuing its GT Hometown Love Series with a new Paris-inspired adidas model.

Women have a pair of standout footwear options landing this month, one being Nike‘s latest collaboration with Swarovski, while the other is a colorful take on Reebok‘s Kamikaze II Low.

Read on to get the latest info about the Cotopaxi x HOKA ONE ONE Torrent 2 and more.

Cotopaxi x HOKA ONE ONE Torrent 2


Release Date: March 30

Where to Buy: Retailers like 43einhalb

Editor’s Notes: HOKA ONE ONE has called on outdoor brand Cotopaxi to add some color to the Torrent 2. Just in time for the warm months ahead, the trail racer arrives sporting a series of bright shades, which further stand out due to the mismatch design on each foot. From a performance standpoint, the sneaker is outfitted with a PROFLY midsole for extra cushioning and responsive toe-off, as well as an engineered mesh upper for enhanced breathability.

Dao-Yi Chow x New Balance “WE NEED LEADERS” Pack


Release Date: March 23

Where to Buy: Foot Locker and Champs Sports

Editor’s Notes: Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow has teamed up with New Balance to release a new two-sneaker pack, dubbed “WE NEED LEADERS.” Drawing from Chow’s experience as a four-time marathoner, the collection includes one of New Balance’s performance runners, the FuelCell RC Elite, as well as the brand’s new lifestyle silhouette, the 327. The collaboration is ultimately driven by Public School’s recurring themes of social consciousness, engagement, and the importance of being a leader.

Swarovski x Nike Air Max 97 “Polar Blue”


Release Date: March 25

Where to Buy: Nike SNKRS

Editor’s Notes: Nike is back alongside Swarovski for a shimmering new collab. This women’s release is inspired by the OG “Polar Blue” colorway of the Air Max 97, here decorated with eye-catching crystals on the undulating upper.

SNS x adidas GT “Paris”


Release Date: March 23

Where to Buy: The SNS app

Editor’s Notes: Sneakersnstuff’s in-house brand, SNS, is extending its GT Hometown Love Series by releasing a new colorway of the Stockholm GT — now simply referred to as the GT— dedicated to Paris. The iteration pulls from British football fans venturing to the French capital to catch an away game. Paris-inspired details elevate the design of the low-top shoe, namely the insoles which are printed with a map of the City of Light.

Reebok Kamikaze II Low “It’s A Man’s World”


Release Date: Available now

Where to Buy: Reebok

Editor’s Notes: Reebok’s polarizing Kamikaze II Low recently dropped in a new women’s colorway, called “It’s A Man’s World.” The sneaker is dressed in a slew of colors, predominantly crafted from various types of leather and suede. Pointing to the name of the release, the insoles of the Kamikaze II Low are detailed with the phrase “It’s A Man’s World,” which has been marked though. The pair is currently available overseas, with a stateside launch expected soon.

Dahood x New Balance 57/40


Release Date: Available now

Where to Buy: Dahood

Editor’s Notes: The New Balance 57/40 is the focal point of yet another collaboration, this time with Hong Kong’s Dahood. Here, we find the lifestyle model optioned in five colorways, each done up in a combination of mesh, suede, and leather. Bringing added attention to the project, Dahood created commemorative blister packaging for the 57/40s, inspired by collectible figurines from the ’80s and ’90s.

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