Any sneakerhead knows laceless shoes recently flooded the market across all competing brands. Adidasannounced the company would bring back the ZX Flux Slip On in two colors. It’s a fresh approach from an underrated sneaker in the industry. It’s difficult to find the stripes on these babies!
What has the industry leader been up to? If you didn’t hear, Nike released its self-lacing Nike Air Mag sneakers, which consumer believed to be an industry changer. Although the shoes released in limited quantities, it shows where technology in footwear might be headed.
Adding to its luxury line of shoes, the swoosh-branded company recently dropped the Nike Mag inspired Swoosh Hunter in black, white and most recently Vachetta Tan.
After wild success, Nike also brought more renditions of the highly coveted Sock Dart. It’s collaboration with fragment design led to future success after releasing an Independence Day pack amongst almost 10+ versions. I even grabbed myself a pair of theUniversity Red in support of my University of Maryland undergraduate days.
Additional laceless sneakers include the Nike x sacai partnership of Air Dunks and Air Max’s.
And we can’t forget Puma who recently redesigned several of its shoes and signed Rihanna and Kylie Jenner to release their own collections. While I personally never would have bought anything other than a potential premium Disc (also laceless) such as the Bape x Puma, I found myself attempting to grab Rihanna’s creepers and FENTY line.
Aside from RiRi’s efforts to revamp the Jaguar brand, Puma also teamed up with Stampd for a laceless Trinomic Sock design. The stylish sneaker came in three colors in a beautiful looking leather exterior.
Are you still tying your shoes? It’s time to hop on the trend of trashing your laces, saving a bit of time and sliding on some (or all) of these babies. What company will take home gold in a laceless silhouette next? Time will tell.