Our picks for the footwear you need on your feet this fall.
There are literally thousands of sneakers in the world. But which ones are the most essential for fall? The answer is more surprising than you might think.
Contrary to common belief, a great fall shoe doesn’t necessarily have to keep your feet warm or be designed in an earth tone colorway. But it would be beneficial if your fall sneaker(s) are cozy and versatile.
What works for one person may not work for another. So to us, the best fall sneaker is one that makes sense for you. Life is short, and if a sneaker looks great, is comfortable, fits into your wardrobe, and yes, keeps your feet protected when $*^! hits the fan and it’s snowing or raining sideways, then it’s a great autumn shoe.
In the end, there’s no right or wrong way to go about dressing for fall, so long as it’s authentic. To help get you started on your fall-sneaker-wearing journey, we rounded up a few favorites that we at Stadium Goods plan to wear (or are currently wearing) in the weeks and months ahead.
Air Jordan 1 High OG “Taxi”
The Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe” is the gift that keeps on giving. Over the years, the classic colorway has inspired spinoffs in all kinds of color blocks, like the new Jordan 1 “Taxi.” In addition to being inspired by the iconic “Black Toe,” the “Taxi” also nods to the rare, unreleased sample Jordan 1 given to Shinedown, a Florida based band, in 2018.
Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex Clog “Cobbler”
In case you needed a reminder that we’re living in a truly wild era in sneakers, Salehe Bembury’s new Crocs Pollex Clog “Cobbler” is here to remind you that, amazingly, the collaboration between Crocs and the talented designer may very well be the hottest in the game.
Nike Air Max 1 Crepe “Hemp”
Remember the Nike Air Max 1 Crepe “Hemp?” The colorway, which was originally included in a pack featuring a Nike Air Max 90 and Nike Air Burst in 2004, is back, albeit as a solo release. And it’s just as premium-looking as the original.
Tom Sachs x Nike General Purpose Shoe “Dark Sulfur”
Yeah, sure, Tom Sachs and Nike came up with a clever marketing campaign around its General Purpose Shoe. But anyone familiar with the contemporary artist’s collaboration with The Swoosh knows that the model is anything but “boring,” as it’s been labeled by Sachs.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Reverse Mocha”
Rarely do sequels live up to the hype of the original. But Travis Scott’s Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Reverse Mocha” surely fulfills the lofty expectations set by the hip-hop star’s first Jordan 1 Low collaboration from 2019.
Women’s Nike Dunk Low “Medium Olive”
The Women’s Nike Dunk Low “Medium Olive” is the kind of shoe that everyone needs in their collection. It’s designed in the same two-tone color block as every great Dunk colorway, goes with everything, and looks cool whether it’s box-fresh or worn into the ground. There’s really nothing else that needs to be said about why you should own this Dunk.
Nike Air Max 97 “Coconut Milk”
Back-to-back sleeper picks? We’re feeling generous today, obviously. The Nike Air Max 97 “Coconut Milk” doesn’t get talked about as much as the model’s original “Silver Bullet” colorway or anything like that, but it’s still as clean a colorway as there’s ever been for the legendary silhouette.
Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 2002R “Conversations Among US”
When we sat down with contemporary artist Rello Jones for an interview for our “New Black History” campaign earlier this year, he let us know that his good friend Joe Freshgoods had some more hype-inducing collaborations in the pipeline. And that he did. Joe’s New Balance 2002R “Conversations Among Us” is as well-executed as any of his releases since 2020.
Women’s Air Jordan 1 Mid “Olive Toe”
An Air Jordan 1 Mid doesn’t get much more perfect for fall than this new women’s release featuring a heavy canvas construction and earthy, autumn-ready colors.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Slate”
Also known as the “Reverse Oreo,” the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Slate” features the same “SPLY-350” branding as 350 V2s from a few years back—a nice touch that harkens back to the days when Ye’s adidas Yeezy line was just getting started.