Under the Radar: April’s Unhyped Sneakers You Still Need

Under the Radar: April’s Unhyped Sneakers You Still Need

April 2016 Utr

Sneaker News is back with another edition of Under the Radar, where we hunt down ten sneakers that aren’t getting hyped, but are still worth a look. Between all the Boosts, Jordans, and limited edition collabs, there’s a wealth of other sneakers that are just as nice and usually a fraction of the price—and actually easy to acquire. With the warmer weather and upcoming summer season in mind, today we focus mainly on seasonally-appropriate sneakers like retro runners and clean and simple low-tops to get your summer kicks rotation on lock as April comes to a close. Continue reading to see our hand-picked sneakers without the hype, but still with tons of style.


adidas EQT Cushion “Black Snakeskin”

Looking just as good as some of the previous collab versions of the classic EQT runners, people are sleeping on this stylish new look for the EQT Cushion, featuring a premium black upper in snake-embossed suede with white and reflective silver accents. If you missed out on the Pusha T collabs, these are definitely you’re next best option. Cop now from shops like Sneaker Politics.

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Reebok Club C “Pastel” Pack

Show your softer side this spring with the clean and classic Reebok Club C tennis silhouette in a trio of pastel shades, constructed in premium nubuck. You can grab a pair from select Reebok retailers or straight from Reebok.com right now.


ASICS GEL-Lyte III ‘Black/Chili’

One of the best general releases of the GEL-Lyte III we’ve seen in a while, this version combines black and grey suede in a unique color block with Chili red speckled side stripes. If these were a collab they would have sold out in seconds, but here they sit ready for an easy pick-up at ASICS-stocked shops like Premier.


Nike Free Run Flyknit “Oreo”

The always-popular “Oreo” Flyknit comes to the all-new Free Run, minus all the hype of other models like the Flyknit Racer. Get the black and white mixture on a pair of sneakers everybody else doesn’t already have by picking them up now at Nike Running retailers or straight from Nike.


Diadora V.7000 “Citrus”

As Diadora continues to gain ground in the US retro runner market, they impress once again with this eye-catching new edition of the V.7000 in citrus tones of yellow and lime for the premium suede and nylon upper. Find them now at one of your best sources for Diadora sneakers, Extra Butter.


Vans Sk8-Hi Black/Gold “50th Anniversary”

Vans is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and we all benefit by the brand dropping super clean sneakers like this black and metallic gold edition of the Sk8-Hi. Pick up your pair at select Vans retailers or grab them directly from Vans right now.


AMAC Katema

Stylish sneakers for a good cause? Sign us up! Upstart sneaker brand AMAC provides 20 years of clean drinking water to an individual in need in areas around the world with every pair of sneakers purchase. Their debut model, the Katema, will benefit the village of the same name in Malawi, Africa. You can buy your pair directly from the AMAC site.


Nike Air Force 1 High “Oil Slick”

NIke Sportswear finds yet another creative way to color up the Air Force 1, this time with an “Oil Slick” look featuring a black leather upper with iridescent Swooshes that resemble a thin layer of oil on water. Also available in a white colorway, the oily Air forces are available now at select Nike retailers like Rock City Kicks.


New Balance 1550 Summer Utility

New Balance looks to their retro runners to create this clean new modern silhouette, featuring a hybrid design of the 1500 and 1600 models. Designed specifically to keep you looking and feeling cool in the summer, the construction features premium nubuck with an airy mesh toe. Find them now at New Balance suppliers like Extra Butter.


adidas Tubular Radial

A bit less polarizing than the boldest Tubular models like the Doom and X, the adidas Tubular Radial features a more traditional silhouette that still retains all the fashion-forward line’s style. Pick ’em up now at adidas Originals retailers like Renarts.

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