Sneaker State of the Union: Sounding Off on Sneaker Culture in 2015

3.1 Phillip Lim Buffed Leather High-Top Sneakers

Of course, sneakers always a wardrobe staple, but it seems like lately they’ve truly taken off. New products fuel a cycle of collaborations, limited releases, and celebrity endorsements – all discussed by a fanatically informed audience parsing each new colorway and Yeezy Boost leak. All these things tell us sneaker culture is bigger and more complex than ever. What’s next? Touching on everything from trends and tech to hype and high fashion, their observations make one thing clear.

Read more about the Sounding Off on Sneaker Culture in 2015 at SSENSE.

adidas x Raf Simons Response Trail Sneakers

adidas x Raf Simons Response Trail Sneakers

adidas x Raf Simons Platform Light-Up Sneakers

adidas x Raf Simons Platform Light-Up Sneakers

3.1 Phillip Lim Buffed Leather High-Top Sneakers

3.1 Phillip Lim Buffed Leather High-Top Sneakers

Balenciaga Red Suede Ombré High-Top Sneakers

Balenciaga Red Suede Ombré High-Top Sneakers

Rick Owens Leather Ramones Boot Sneakers

Rick Owens Leather Ramones Boot Sneakers