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Under The Radar: August’s Unhyped Sneaker You Still Need

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If you’ve been paying attention this month, you know adidas NMD mania has been sweeping across the sneaker world, with everyone in a frenzy to grab at least one of the nineteen colorways that dropped on August 18th. Every sneakerhead know about the NMD by now, but what about all the other great sneakers that released in August? We’re here with another edition of Under the Radar to showcase some of the sneakers that haven’t received the hype, releasing much more quietly than the latest batch of NMD’s. See our picks for ten sneakers worth your attention that are all readily available right now. And with no inflated resale prices.

ASICS GEL-Lyte V “Moonbeam”

Go lunar with this extra clean new colorway for the GEL-Lyte V, featuring a light grey and blue suede upper inspired by the surface of the moon. The “Moonbeam” GEL-Lyte V is available now at select ASICS Tiger retailers like Premier.

adidas D Rose 7

Derrick Rose is in a new city and his new sneaker is on the shelves. The verdict is still out on how Rose will perform in New York, but the D Rose 7 may just be his best performing sneaker yet thanks to the full-length Boost foam and a supportive and stylish upper. If you’re in the market for a new hoops shoe, look no further than the D Rose 7, available at select retailers and adidas.com.

Saucony Jazz Lux

The Saucony Jazz gets dressed up in a premium suede and leather for a grown-up look to the classic running silhouette. Pictured here in black, a classy tan colorway is also available now at shops like Feature.

Nike Air Pegasus 33 “Black and Gold”

The latest Pegasus gets a golden makeover for this super clean look featuring a black mesh upper and sole with metallic gold details throughout. Didn’t win a gold medal this summer in Rio? These might be a decent consolation prize. Also with matching colorways of the Free RN and LunarGlide 8, these are available now at Nike.com.

FILA Original Fitness “Wheat”

FILA gets you ready for fall with this premium edition of the classic Original Fitness in a tan nubuck upper and gum outsole, better known as the “Wheat” color scheme. You can harvest your own pair now at FILA retailers or FILA.com.

Reebok Rapide

Reebok pulls an obscure model out of the archives with the vintage Rapide runner. This may not be a model that gets everybody excited, but the ’90s running shoe nerds should definitely be happy to add a pair to their collection. Find the Rapide now at Reebok Classic retailers like Oneness.

adidas Stan Smith “Gold Leaf”

Every sneaker brand seems to have caught gold medal fever thanks to the Olympics this summer, including adidas Originals who presents this special edition of the Stan Smith with gold leaf accents. This award-worthy colorway of the iconic sneaker is available now at sneaker shops like Rise, but hurry because they won’t last long.

Vans Vault Slip-On Leather

This isn’t your average Vans Slip-On. The tried and true laceless sneaker receives a premium leather construction for the most pristine Slip-Ons you’ve ever seen. You can slide into your own pair after picking them up at Vans Vault stockists like Bows and Arrows.

Bobbito Garcia x PUMA Clyde “I Got Next”

Sneaker OG Bobbito Garcia teams up with PUMA for a special collection this fall, including this premium edition of the Clyde. Bobbito crafts the iconic model in buttery grey suede and green nubuck with a special message on the medial sides: “I Got Next”. Pairs are available at finer PUMA retailers like Rock City Kicks right now.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus ’92 Premium

Nike Sportswear re-imagined the classic Air Pegasus from 1992 with a sleek modern upper and added Zoom Air cushioning. Arguably its best look yet, this version keeps it simple with an all-black upper and white midsole with a hit of grey. Find them now at sneaker shops like UBIQ.