Sneaker collaborations are a relatively recent phenomenon, but they've more than made up for their youth with exponential growth—a collab family tree would start tiny and rapidly explode out in a Big Bang of brands and models. And with such growth, it's obvious that some collaborations, no matter how good, are forgotten. Even can't-miss collaborators like UNDFTD and Supreme have turned out models that have been lost amidst the seemingly endless onslaught of ________ x _________ drops. So take a look at 20 Awesome Sneaker Collaborations You Forgot About and let us know which ones you're searching for now.
Stash x Lacoste Revan-Ardeur
Patta x Rockwell x ALIFE Everybody Mid "RAP"
Nort x Nike Air Talaria
New Era x DC Shoes Enzo Pack
Sole Collector x K-Swiss Si-18
Sneaker Freaker x PUMA Blaze of Glory
ALIFE x adidas Grand Slam
The biggest reason collaborations seem forced is they try to hard going with a colorway that would have never happened or a gimmick to make it stand out from the originals. When ALIFE and adidas teamed up a decade ago, they didn't let some marketing minds get together—they used a team of experienced sneaker culture personnel to keep it simple but still make it better. Take notes.