Lap of Luxury: The Best Sneaker Collaborations of 2020 So Far

The year has seen the rise of couture sneakers. Here are some of the top sneaker collaborations that has got us excited so far, including the much anticipated Dior Air Jordan 1.
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2020 certainly has been an...exciting year, to put it lightly. But if there is anything to look forward to, it is the plethora of hot sneaker collaborations that shows no sign of abating. Dior and Air Jordan have come up with their latest capsule collection, and Onitsuka Tiger x Valentino, Prada x Adidas Superstar, AMBUSH and Sacai are set to drop their own collaborations later in the year. 

With more and more luxury and streetwear brands coming together, the lines between both runway and street have become increasingly blurred. Ahead, we list some of the top sneaker collaborations of the year, so far.

Dior x Air Jordan 


Earlier at the Dior Fall 2020 menswear show in Miami, Kim Jones came together with Air Jordan to come up with an exclusive capsule titled Air Dior, featuring the handmade USD$2,000 basketball sneaker, the Dior Air Jordan 1. And this much anticipated collaboration is finally here - in a campaign featuring Travis Scott, it features the Dior Air Force in white and grey blocking colourway, and Nike’s signature swoosh in the repeating Dior logo, a signature of Jone’s stint at the French Maison.

The collection combines both the effortless, classic elegance of Micheal Jordan's first silhouette with Kim Jone's craftsmanship, elevating a performance sneaker to a covetable luxury object.

The Dior Capsule Collection is now available at select Dior boutiques.

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Travis Scott for Air Dior. Image: Courtesy of Dior

Onitsuka Tiger X Valentino

Revealed at Valentino’s Fall 2020 menswear show, the unexpected partnership comes after Onitsuka Tiger's surprise collaboration with Givenchy last year, and sees creative director of Pierpaolo Piccioli put his spin on the iconic Mexico 66 SD shoes, one of the Japanese brand’s most renowned creations. The sneakers made its debut in the lead-up to the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico (hence the name), and quickly gained popularity for its lightweight, ergonomic, and versatile design.

The sneaker will be out at select boutiques, in the later half of July 17 and priced at S$769

Kenzo X Vans


Fusing Kenzo’s casual elegance with the laid back Californian vibe of the skate brand Vans, the capsule collection between the two brands come in a riotous explosion of colours and patterns across its range of apparel and shoes, where three psychedelic floral prints taken from the Maison’s archive get daubed all over classic Vans silhouettes from top to tread: the Old-Skool low-top trainer and the high-top Sk8-Hi sneaker.

The Kenzo x Vans collection is currently available at kenzo.com, starting at S$325.

Off White X Air Jordan

Originally previewed at Virgil Abloh‘s “Figures of Speech” exhibit at MCA Chicago and at Off-White™‘s Fall/Winter 2020 runway presentation, the Off-White™ x Air Jordan 4 “Sail” is a take on Air Jordan’s classic model in a ultra clean white and cream coloured palette. It combines the essence of the Air Jordan 4 with Off-White™’s signature deconstructed elements, such as quote text laces, and see-through rubber elements.

No official details have been released surrounding the Off-White™ x Air Jordan 4 yet, but is rumoured to drop later this month.

Prada X Adidas Superstar


Rumoured to be releasing soon this year, official images of the Prada and Adidas collaboration has revealed white and black-based makeups in Adidas’ Superstar model. Check back here for updates.

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