The Best New Sneaker Designs of 2023 (So Far)

From performance basketball sneakers like the Jordan Tatum 1 to outdoor runners like the New Balance Fresh Foam X More Trail v3, here are the best new sneaker designs of the year, so far.

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We’re all guilty of it. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype sometimes. With all of the big name collaborators and limited edition colorways, it’s tough not to. But doesn’t it start to feel a bit boring to look at the same sneakers from decades ago just get covered in new coats of paint over and over again? 

Yes, our coverage certainly skews that way too. We’re not saying we aren’t fans of all of those collaborations. But we can’t forget about the new sneakers that all of these brands are introducing month after month. While we generally don’t focus heavily on performance or functionality—there are other outlets who are more concerned with those aspects of footwear—that doesn’t mean that it isn’t important to acknowledge. Now, we aren’t saying all of these sneakers are the most incredible pairs on the market, remember there is still half a year to go, but they still deserve some shine nonetheless.

From the latest innovations in performance basketball to that new trail runner perfect for that next camping trip (or just to complete your gorp-y fit while you run some errands, we don’t judge), check out our favorite new sneaker designs of 2023, so far, below.

10. Nike ACG Mountain Fly 2

9. MSCHF Big Red Boot

8. Nike Air Max Pulse

7. Nike Sabrina 1

6. Adidas Harden Vol. 7

5. New Balance Fresh Foam X More Trail v3

4. Nike Vaporfly 3

3. Puma Stewie 2

2. Nike Ja 1

1. Jordan Tatum 1