May lead

While April was top-heavy on running sneakers, in May, we’re slated to get a heavy dosage of basketball and football footwear hitting retail shelves across the nation. But don’t worry. If you’re a golfer, gym rat, or runner, there are some choice sneakers in store for you this month as well. These are the 10 Sneakers We’re Looking Forward to This April.

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May - Jordan Aero Mania Low

No. 10 - Jordan Aero Mania Low

Category: Basketball
Release Date: May 2013

The Jordan Aero Mania Low hit consumers in April, but this month, Jordan Brand is set to debut a series of new colorways for the shoe, including the "Gym Red" version seen above. Featuring supportive Flywire on the upper, the Aero Mania Low offers lightweight comfort and durability. A Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot gives the shoe responsive cushioning.

$105

May - adidas adiCross Tour Golf Spike

No. 9 - adidas adiCross Tour Spike

Category: Golf
Release Date: May 1, 2013

adidas Golf is set to expand its spiked footwear lineup in May with the release of the adiCross Tour Spike. Featuring an anatomically-inspired design to give golfers enhanced stability and a more natural motion overall. It comes with a translucent outsole that is outfitted with strategically placed spikes for proper traction on the golf course.

$200

May - Jordan Trunner Dominate Pro Gym Red

No. 8 - Jordan Trunner Dominate Pro "Gym Red"

Category: Training
Release Date: May 1, 2013

Jordan Brand's latest training sneaker comes in the form of the mid-top Trunner Dominate Pro, which is set to release in the "Gym Red" colorway seen above. Taking cues from the AJ XX8 basketball model, the Dominate Pro features a mesh bootie, ankle strap, and Jordan Flight Plate.

$125

May - Nike CJ81 Cleat

No. 7 - Nike CJ81 Elite TD

Category: Football
Release Date: May 11, 2013

Not sure what took so long, but it looks like Nike finally gave Calvin Johnson his first signature training sneaker. While we don't have any release information on the trainer yet, there's another "Megatron" shoe that we're keeping an eye out for in May, the CJ81 Elite TD cleat.

$120

May - Jordan CP AE

No. 6 - Jordan CP3.VI AE 

Category: Basketball
Release Date: May 11, 2013

If you've seen in Chris Paul in action lately, you've probably noticed two things: he's been tearing it up, and he's been rocking his latest signature shoe from Jordan Brand, the CP3.VI AE. This month, CP3's sneaker will drop in additional colorways. Expect to see a lot of the CP3.VI AE on the court this summer.

$125

May - adidas CrazyQuick Mid

No. 5 - adidas CrazyQuick Mid

Category: Football
Release Date: May 1, 2013

The RGIII-approved adidas CrazyQuick Mid football cleat has been available for pre-order over the past few weeks, but starting May 1, the latest gridiron cleat from the Three Stripes will finally hit retailers. The CrazyQuick Mid features a QuickFrame outsole with three types of studs for superior traction, as well as a TechFit bootie construction with a SprintSkin and SprintWeb upper to provide a natural, lock down fit.

$130

May - Kobe VIII Playoffs

No. 4 - Nike Kobe VIII System "Playoffs"

Category: Basketball
Release Date: May 11, 2013

It seems like each month there's a new, even better version of the Nike Kobe VIII System hitting the streets. May is no different. This month players can lace up in the "Playoffs" edition of the Kobe 8, featuring a intergalactic purple colorway. Kobe and the Lakers may be long gone from the NBA Playoffs, but you can still up your game with these sneakers.

$150

May - UA Cam Low

No. 3 - Under Armour Cam Low

Category: Football
Release Date: May 2013

Take off the CompFit ankle sleeve on the Under Armour Highlight Cleat, and this is what you get: the UA Cam Low. Football players who aren't crazy about the high-top version, yet still want to tear up the field like Cam Newton, can now do so in the UA Cam Low. Designed for speed, the cleat features a Pebax plate that allows players to make razor sharp multi-directional cuts.

$150

May - adidas CrazyQuick

No. 2 - adidas adiPure CrazyQuick

Category: Basketball
Release Date: May 1, 2013

The adidas CrazyQuick basketball sneaker has made a lot of headlines since being unveiled back in March. And while it has already been tested out by NBA pros like John Wall and Damian Lillard, adidas' latest on-court performance technology will finally be available for the average baller to try. The Crazyquick’s four-zone outsole is designed to make players quicker by improving traction and flexibility, thus improving their game on the hardwood.

$140

May - Saucony Kinvara 4

No. 1 - Saucony Kinvara 4

Category: Running
Release Date: May 2013

The Saucony Kinvara 4 isn't just one of the most anticipated sneaker release of May, but rather the entire year. Just like everyone else, we here at Sneaker Report are curious to see how Saucony managed to improve on one of the best running shoes of all time (the Kinvara 3).

$100

Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based writer with West Coast roots. A resident wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and contributor to Complex Media, follow him @GurvinderSG for the latest in performance footwear and gear.

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