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Five of the Most Hyped Mens Footwear Brands

Just as a woman is partial to a designer handbag, the majority of men would agree that shoes and sneakers are their Achilles’ heel. Known to swoon over new footwear launches on the regular, there are a certain few that have attracted a lot of attention. With an array of weird and wonderful on offer there have been many through the decades to receive the hyped badge of honour. From the popularity of Dr Marten in the eighties, Nike Air Jordan’s in the nineties and for a those with an acquired taste, Nike Rifts in the noughties. We’re taking a look at the top five most hyped mens footwear brands right now.

HUMAN MADE x Adidas with Pharrell Williams

Coming soon to Coggles is the majorly hyped HUMAN MADE x Adidas collab with Pharrell Williams. A perfect collaboration between Adidas and the Japanese fashion house founded by DJ NIGO, whose street wear brand A Bathing Ape has found itself in the wardrobes of musicians such as Jay Z and Kanye. The sneaker teased by Pharrell Williams himself in a recent interview with GQ has grabbed the attention of the world. Coming in both red and blue the sneakers take the shape of the SOLARHU Glide ST, with mesh upper each toe features the signature HUMAN MADE heart.

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Maison Margiela Tabi Boot

With over 25 years of popularity under its belt, the Maison Margiela Tabi boot is arguably the most famous item since the birth of the designer label. The Tabi which had it’s runway debut in Margiela’s SS89 runway show, dates back to 15th century Japan, where wooden platform sandals with strap between the toe were the footwear of choice. As Japan started to import cotton, their expertise in design continued to expand and shortly came the split toe sock to accompany the shoe – consequently inventing the original Tabi. Popular around the globe the #Tabi has almost 1.2 Million tags on Instagram.

Satisfy x Salomon

A match made in sportswear heaven, French friends and designers Satisfy and Salomon teamed up to design these highly anticipated tech infused running shoes. The Satisfy x Salomon Sonic RA Maz Trainers feature memory foam padding, which contributes to the pair only weighing a teeny 0.55 pounds. Designed specifically for road running, they are the ultimate pair of shoes for style conscious runners.

Adidas x Missoni

Get your hands on these Adidas x Missoni Ultraboost whilst you can, the long awaited sneakers are part of a limited edition collection, and have made it to number three in our countdown of the most hyped footwear. The brand continue to push the boundaries when it comes to the design and construction of fabrics with its space-dye pattern integrated into Adidas’ infamous Ultraboost running sneaker. The super hyped shoe comes from premium Italian designer Missoni, so you can be sure the sneaker is of the highest quality. Specialists in knitwear the space-dye pattern has been added to Adidas’ Primeknit technology to create this summer’s most sought after running shoe.

Puma x Han Kjobenhavn

Han Kjobenhavn has come a long way since the days as an eye wear retailer, the Danish designer is the epitome of Scandinavian street wear and their new collaboration with Puma takes does not disappoint. Taking Scandi design inspiration in style and functionality, the Puma x Han Kjobenhavn brings together sportswear features with performance technology and a vintage aesthetic for the ultimate addition to your sneaker collection.

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Words by Emma Bowkett



Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert