We're all for colorful and loud footwear, but there are times when the more basic a shoe's color is, the easier it is to mix and match with your ensemble.
Lifestyle or performance kicks, one can never go wrong with either black or white, the latter requiring a sleeker look. Well, what do you know, combining the two is a great colorway for upgrading your minimalist style.
Just check out this month's sneaker drops, which embody the flow of yin and yang.
Nike Flyknit Trainer 'Cookies and Cream'
Sneakerheads consider this original scheme as the holy grail, so official news of its release understandably sent the community into a frenzy. We have yet to see if the pair will be available at local retail stores, other than through the Nike+ SNKRS app and nikelab.com.
Release date: July 27, in select countries until August 26
Puma x Staple Clyde #NTRVL Collaboration
The lifestyle brand recently teamed up with streetwear maven Jeff Staple for the NTVRL Collection, which represents "fluidity and uncompromising style." Minimalist contrast meets classic design and in the Puma Clyde's suede upper for the ultimate headturner.
Release date: currently available at SneakPeek
Adidas AlphaBounce Reflective
Tonal black is just one of the lifestyle shoe's newest colorways (the others being silver and tan), which will come in the same material as the entry above. The runner still boasts the patented techs BOOST cushioning and FORGEDMESH upper for optimal performance.
Release date: July 28 on adidas.com
Nike Air Max 2 Uptempo '94 'White Black'
Swoosh takes us back to the '90s, when the Duke Blue Devils ruled college ball (Stephon Marbury) in this vintage model's return. Never mind the hint of royal blue; the Uptempo resembles a killer whale with the overall black-and-white sillhouette.
Release date: August 1