Sneakers designer collab from Paris Men’s Fashion Week | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

From new Wales Bonner Adidas Gazelles to embellished Chuck Taylors from Kartik Research, these are the most exciting sneakers in Paris SS2025
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From new Wales Bonner Adidas Gazelles to embellished Chuck Taylors from Kartik Research

One of the best things about men’s fashion week is the sneaker collaborations that come out of it. Every year, sneakerheads patiently await new drops from designers and sports brands maximizing their joint slay.

This year is no exception. Men’s Paris Fashion Week delivered footwear goods in no shortage. As expected sporting giants like Nike, Adidas, and Asics made their way down the runways, with old and new silhouettes introduced in the particular style of each designer.

Some sneaker collaborations are part of long-term partnerships like that of Wales Bonner and Adidas, and Comme des Garcons and Nike. While other newer collaborations are proving to be future collectibles with their unique spin on beloved shoe models.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of designer sneaker collaborations that graced the Men’s Paris Fashion Week runways.

Wales Bonner x Adidas Gazelle 

(Release to be confirmed)

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Grace Wales Bonner has made a name for herself among sneakerheads with her collaboration with Adidas over the years, specifically the now iconic Sambas. This season, she turns to new models, namely the Gazelle giving it a sequined treatment.

Junya Watanabe x New Balance Minimus UX200L


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The Japanese designer turned to a minimalist New Balance silhouette for his latest collection. The Minimus UX200L, which comes in monochromatic black and white is barefoot-inspired and is made for any workout—or none at all.

Comme des Garcons Homme Plus x Nike Air Max 96 XX

You can always count on Comme des Garcons Homme Plus to dish out great Nike shoes each season. This time, the brand opted for a nostalgic yet innovative take on a familiar model, the Nike Air Max 96, doubling down on its crazy design with colorways like black, white, and pink-white.

Sacai x Nike ZoomX Ultrafly crossbreed


Chitose Abe is back with a new covetable Nike release that will surely break StockX. For Spring-Summer 2025, Sacai debuted an all-white crossbreed of the Nike ZoomX Ultrafly with a multi-material upper, crisscross lace system, layered sole, and Vibram gum sole.

White Mountaineering x Reebok Classic and Club C

Fans of Reebok’s nostalgic Classic and Club C sneakers are in for a treat this season at White Mountaineering. The models come in neutral gray and beige suede making it suitable for everyday use, from casual strolls to something dressier.

Comme des Garcons SHIRT x Asics Gel-Lyte III

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For something a little bolder and more colorful, count on Comme des Garcons SHIRT’s latest sneaker collab with Asics, covering the Asics Gel-Lyte III with multi-colored tartan plaid all over—including the sole!

Kenzo x Nike Air Force 3 Low

Nigo’s retro take on the Nike Air Force 3 Low made its way down the recent Kenzo Spring-Summer 2025 show. Its classic silhouette—turned techno with perforated leather body—is accentuated with multi-color leather upper panels and a suede toe box for a little luxe effect.

Auralee x New Balance 475

New Balance is clearly having a fashion moment, from Miu Miu and now Auralee. But the collab seems to veer away a little from New Balance’s signature somber gray colorway, with Auralee opting for a powdery yellow and green version of the 475.

Kartik Research x Converse reworked Chuck Taylor


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Converse’s wildly popular Chuck Taylor model is Indian artisanal clothing brand Kartik Research’s canvas this season, treating its upper with elaborate metal embroidery, hand block printing, and natural dyeing. The result: 12 reworked pairs that go from normie to hardcore.

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