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10 Of The Best Footwear Collaborations In 2024

If you’re a fan of collaborations then 2024 is set to be a mammoth year, with so many amazing partnerships ready to shake up the world of footwear once again.

Whether it’s musicians, artists or independent designers you’re into, there are many exciting collabs to look forward to this year. So let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated releases that will leave you purring with excitement!  

Korn X Adidas

Members of nu metal band Korn have always been fans of Adidas, with various members sporting the three stripes from their “Freak On a Leash’ days back in the late ‘90s.

Following on from their previous collaboration, the band is joining forces with the German sportswear giant once again with another compelling collection set to hit the shelves in 2024

Scheduled for both spring/summer and fall/winter releases, these collections are poised to showcase groundbreaking new designs. 

The collaboration, enriched by the artistic touch of Todd McFarlane and commemorating Korn's 30th-anniversary album, teases distinctive sneaker crossovers that are expected to create a great deal of excitement within the fervent sneaker and metal communities. 

Anticipation runs high as enthusiasts await the unveiling of this innovative fusion of music and streetwear.

Release Date: Throughout 2024

Atmos X Asics

Japanese streetwear brands Atmos and Asics share a rich history that spans over two decades, and in that time there have been countless collaborative ventures encompassing sneakers and an array of apparel and accessories. 

To kick off this year, Atmos, under the guidance of Hommyo Hidefumi, introduced the Atmos x Asics Gel-Kayano 14 'Tokyo Nightlife.' This release pays homage to the lively and vibrant club scene of the Japanese capital, and the dark and mysterious colourway depicts Tokyo nightlife beautifully.

Release Date: Dropped in January

Nigo x Nike Air Force 3

In a collaboration that’s a whole decade in the making, fashion designer Nigo and Nike are joining forces for a long-awaited sneaker release in 2024

Departing from Nigo’s Bapesta days, this collaboration leans towards his Human Made aesthetic. Teased with an ‘Escape’-inspired colourway, featuring reworked Air Force 3 Lows, the release is expected to be a showstopper.

Sneaker enthusiasts eagerly await the unique designs that blend Nigo’s distinctive style with the iconic Nike Air Force 3.

Release Date: TBD

Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Royal’

Nike fans can expect several exciting releases in 2024, and one of those being talked about is the Air Foamposite One 'Royal’

The iconic Foamposite One is making a triumphant return, stirring considerable enthusiasm among sneaker enthusiasts. Adhering to the OG-styled 'Royal' colourway and embracing the specifications from 1997, this release promises a meticulous recreation of the original design.

Even more exciting, the Foamposite resurgence doesn't stop at 'Royal.' Enthusiasts can also look forward to the return of the 'Eggplant' makeup and the highly coveted 'Galaxy' Foamposite One from way back in 2012, creating a buzz and adding to the anticipation for these nostalgic releases this autumn. 

Release Date: Autumn 2024


Nike Dunk Low “Ultraman”

The Nike Dunk Low "Ultraman" made its debut in 1999 as part of the CO.JP series, initially exclusive to Japan. 

Its limited availability in Japan contributed to its heightened popularity in the West, transforming it into a highly coveted pair. Inspired by the armour of Japanese robot superheroes and featuring a University Red and Silver colour scheme, the Dunk earned the moniker Ultraman, derived from a '70s manga character. 

Although no official link exists between the Japanese cartoon and Nike, the brand embraced the nickname. The anticipated design includes a red base with silver accents on overlays, heel tabs, eyelets, and soles, creating a visually striking contrast.

Action Bronson x New Balance 1906R

The multi-talented Action Bronson is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry, but he’s not only renowned for his skills in hip-hop but also for his love affair with New Balance trainers.

The star will extend his collection with the imminent launch of the 'Rosewater' 1906R. Building on the triumph of his 990v6 releases in 2023, the American rapper's dynamic and vibrant use of the palette continues to capture attention. 

The leaked 'Rosewater' colourway, drawing inspiration from women's-exclusive schemes, showcases distinctive features such as a pink heel counter and lime green rope lace, offering a sneak peek into the promising next chapter of Bronson's collaboration with New Balance.

His authentic connection with the New Balance brand has not only influenced his personal style but has also resonated with fans who appreciate both his music and his impressive taste in footwear.

Release Date: Autumn 2024

Air Jordan 1 High 85 ‘Metallic Burgundy’

The words “timeless classic” get thrown around quite a lot, but the Air Jordan 1 High 85 'Metallic Burgundy' is undoubtedly deserving of these adjectives!

Boasting one of Michael Jordan's most stylish signature shoe colorways, after nearly four decades, this iconic sneaker is experiencing a remarkable revival. 

Globally acknowledged for its iconic status, the shoe showcases a premium leather construction adorned with vivid metallic red hues, reaffirming its position as a standout and enduring symbol of style. And with its authentic colour, shape and design, the 'Metallic Burgundy' is captivating sneaker enthusiasts once again. 

Release Date: Dropped In February

Travis Scott’s Signature Jordan Shoe

Travis Scott's collaboration with Nike and Jordan Brand will enter its eighth year in 2024, making it one of the most successful partnerships in the modern era. Therefore it’s no surprise that the anticipation for their upcoming release, speculated to be the rapper's inaugural signature silhouette, has skyrocketed. 

While details about the unnamed model are limited, Scott's profound influence on sneaker culture intensifies the eagerness surrounding every launch. 

The question is this: can it surpass the triumph of his prior Air Jordans? Sneaker enthusiasts will eagerly await the answer, and they won’t have long to wait as the highly-anticipated release is scheduled for this spring.

Release Date: Spring 2024

Clot X Adidas Superstar ‘Cloud White’

In 2023, Edison Chen, the creative force behind Clot, concluded his enduring 18-year alliance with Nike, leaving loyal followers of the Hong Kong streetwear label feeling heartbroken.

 However, the brand swiftly rebounded with the introduction of the Clot x Adidas Superstar 'Cloud White.' Infusing a contemporary twist into this timeless silhouette, the collaboration is head to toe in refined details, featuring intricate perforations along the sidewalls and a distinctive loafer-like tassel. 

Adding to its allure, the bold sole ensures these sneakers stand out, making them an irresistible addition to any fashion enthusiast's wishlist.

Release Date: Released in February

Futura x Nike SB Dunk Low

The upcoming collaboration between Futura and Nike SB Dunk Low is poised to create ripples in the global sneaker scene. 

Nike's decision to revisit its collaborative history with the graffiti artist pays homage to his enduring influence on sneaker culture, which is particularly noteworthy in 2024, considering his recent collaboration with the late Virgil Abloh, auctioned off last year. 

Leaked images of the upcoming release hint at a vibrant presentation of Futura's artwork adorning the overlays. His signature and the Futura Laboratories logo will take a prominent place on the side panels, tongue and outsole, ensuring an authentic expression of the artist's vision is achieved.

Release Date: Summer 2024

Nike Dunk Michigan State

The Nike Dunk Low 'Michigan State,' introduced in 2006, pays homage to the vibrant spirit and distinctive colour palette of the Michigan State University. 

Embodying the iconic "Be True To Your School" theme, these Dunk Lows showcase the Spartans team's white and green hues proudly. 

Constructed entirely from leather, the sneakers feature white accents and green layers, with a touch of orange highlighting the Nike Air logo on the insoles. Nike branding graces both the heel and the nylon tongue, contributing to the overall athletic aesthetic. 

The low-top design is complemented by a sturdy rubber sole, designed with a traction pattern tailored for basketball courts. So whether you plan to use this shoe for sports or everyday use, it’ll be ready to withstand whatever you can throw at it!

So those are some of the most incredible collaborations you can expect this year. As you can see, this is a big year, and many of these rare limited-edition trainers will be available on Footworld.

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