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THE HOTTEST 2016 SNEAKER COLLABORATIONS

SOME OF THE BEST COLLABORATIONS OUT THERE THIS SPRING

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If you're sneaker obsessed then a sneaker collaboration will be at the top of your collectables list. Here are some of the best collaborations out there - make sure you don't miss out.

NEW BALANCE X HORWEEN LEATHER CO. 

This is the latest reworking of one of the best New Balance silhouettes of all time - the classic 1300 model. As part of another American made classic series New Balance decorate the uppers with premium Horween leather. Offered in a rich brown palette, the construction is supple to touch and showcases embroidered detailing along the body’s segmentations. The debossed “USA” branding on the heel counter rounds off the look, sat upon an ENCAP cushioning system. This is a modern classic that will complement any outfit be it smart or casual.

CLARKS X CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN 

A unique collaboration with British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn takes design cues from a jungle exploration theme. A summer boot in sand uses iconic Raeburn detailing with the mix of woven fabrics and webbing combined with rich leather to give that utilitarian feel. A cork and speckled EVA out-sole adds another element of detail while ensuring a lightweight feel - perfect for the modern traveler or the cool guy around town.

MAHARISHI X HI-TEC SILVER SHADOW SNEAKERS LAMA 

The legend returns. Maharishi has teamed up with Hi-Tec to bring back their most popular running shoe. Featuring a breathable lightweight mesh and suede upper, a two density EVA midsole with carbon rubber out-sole and a moulded EVA sock-liner for extra added comfort - boasting non marking gum sole and Suede leather overlays for support. These are an iconic statement to complete any outfit.

RICK OWENS X ADIDAS 'RO RUNNER' SNEAKERS 

Rick Owens upgrades his signature Runner trainers. The low-top design continues the journey into high-fashion sportswear. A padded nylon upper with leather overlays draws inspiration from this season's Cargo Sandal and is perched on his signature Vicious out-sole. Every man needs a statement accessory, so make it a sneaker.

ONITSUKA TIGER X J.CREW 

Founded by Kihachiro Onitsuka in 1949, Onitsuka Tiger is one of the world's first sneaker brands and an early running shoe innovator. Kihachiro used the Latin motto Anima Sana In Corpore Sano - or "a sound mind in a sound body" — to describe his design philosophy, later rebranding the company with its initials, Asics. Revived in 2001 as Asics's heritage line, Onitsuka Tiger lives on today in reissues of the brand's most successful designs from the last 60 years, including the Colorado Eighty-Five. Simple, stylish, and effective, this sneaker will be the pair you reach for everyday.

ADIZERO X YOHJI YAMAMOTO Y-3 

Bringing runway style to the clay courts of Roland Garros, these sneaker shoes combine Paris-worthy looks with pro-level performance. They feature a breathable mesh upper and seamless bootee construction for a great fit. BOUNCE™ provides energised all-day comfort for those days when you need to be on your feet all day and would prefer not to suffer.

PUMA X MCQ SERVE LO NU BLACK / DARK SHADOW 

Fashion designer Alexander McQueen collaborated with Puma to produce a line of men’s and women’s footwear which launched in Spring of 2006. Since then, the duo have taken the sneaker world by storm by creating some groundbreaking footwear - mixing McQueen rebellious attitude with PUMA’s innovative performance silhouettes. The latest incarnation of their collaboration is the new Puma x McQServe Lo Nu Black Dark Shadow. These sneakers will not keep you in the shadows but let’s be honest that is not why you will be buying them.

KITH X ASICS GEL LYTE V - "GRAND OPENING" 

One fourth of the total "Grand Opening" Collection, this Gel Lyte V is redressed in a luxe black glove leather. The neoprene inner-sock is tonal, and features a contrasting white liner that complements the white Gel-cushioned mid-sole unit. This shoe comes with waxed tonal laces and an additional lace option - perfect if you love contrasts and a simple clean design.

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