sole collector top 10 collabs of the month for september

words // Brennan Hiro Williams

As the calendar flips once again, we take a look back at the top footwear collaborations from the past month. 

A summer of great collaborations spilled into September, blessing sneaker fans with a diverse selection of special projects from all over the map. From the over-the-top "Kiss of Death 2" to the simple approach of the Maison Martin Margiela x Converse First String collection, there was a little something for everyone. 

Who made the cut for September? Check out the list and let us know your favorite in the comment section below. 

CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 SP "Kiss of Death 2"

CLOT teamed up with Nike for a second "Kiss of Death" Air Max 1, this time featuring a grey Hyperfuse upper and speckled midsole, highlighted by blue and green accents. The colorway recalls elements of the 2006 "Kiss of Death" collaboration with a see-through toe box, CLOT graphic on the heel and an interesting Chinese meridians theme extending from the sockliner onto the outsole. 

CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 Kiss of Death 2 top collaboration of September

BAIT x ASICS Gel Saga "Phantom Lagoons"

Diamond Bar, California's BAIT linked up with ASICS for a special Gel Saga collaboration, dressing the "Phantom Lagoons" in a killer navy, aqua and purple colorway. Premium nubuck and suede materials made this BAIT release a must-have for ASICS collectors. 

BAIT x ASICS Gel Saga Phantom Lagoons top collaboration of September

Concepts x New Balance Made in USA 998 "C-Note"

Concepts and New Balance rolled out the "C-Note," a Made in USA 998 inspired by the new US $100 bill. The first of two money-themed releases, the "C-Note" features an excellent mix of colors and materials worthy of its namesake (and then some).

Concepts x New Balance C-Note top 10 collabs of September

size? x Nike Air Max 93

The Nike Air Max 93 returned as part of a size? exclusive, two decades after its original release. The newly resurrected Maximum Air runner arrived in two solid colorways, each featuring key cement print accents. 

size x Nike Air Max 93 top collaborations of September

atmos x adidas Originals Superstar 80s G-SNK 6

atmos Tokyo and adidas Originals continued the G-SNK series with a new Superstar 80s. The G-SNK 6 features a unique navy snakeskin-printed upper that glows in the dark and still kills in the daytime. Throw a set of G-SNK Bounty Hunter tees into the mix and you have another winner. 

atmos x adidas G-SNK 6 top collaborations of September

Sneakersnstuff x Reebok NPC II Gore-Tex

Sweden's Sneakersnstuff released the new SNS x Reebok NPC II Gore-Tex, the ninth shoe in its yearlong collaboration project with Reebok. The shoe features a waterproof Gore-Tex upper covered in woodland camouflage, finished off with SNS hits on the tongue and heel. 

Sneakersnstuff x Reebok NPC II Gore-Tex camo top collaborations of September

Bodega x New Balance 577 "HYPRCAT"

Boston's Bodega teamed up with New Balance to release the 577 "HYPRCAT," a colorful collaboration inspired by the Super Nintendo classic, Star Fox. The shoe features a suede upper with speckled textile overlays, topped off with a HYPRCAT graphic on the tongue. 

Bodega x New Balance 577 HYPRCAT top collaborations of September

atmos x Nike Free Woven 4.0 "Animal Camo" Pack

atmos makes its second appearance on this month's list with a two-shoe Nike Free Woven 4.0 collaboration, continuing the retailer's ongoing "Animal Camo" motif. The slip-on sneaker arrived in distinctive black snake/tiger camo and leopard/desert camo colorways.

atmos x Nike Free Woven 4.0 Animal Camo top 10 collaborations of September

A$AP Rocky x Jeremy Scott adidas JS Wings 2.0

A$AP Rocky and Jeremy Scott finally debuted their first official collaboration, releasing a murdered out adidas JS Wings 2.0. The shoe features embroidered stars and stripes details inspired by the cover art from LONG.LIVE.ASAP.

ASAP Rocky x Jeremy Scott adidas JS Wings 2.0 top collaborations of September

Maison Martin Margiela x Converse First String Collection

Converse First String worked with one of the biggest names in fashion for a special collection, featuring paint-dipped versions of the classic Chuck Taylor and Jack Purcell. The cleverness of the MMM x Converse collection comes with time, when wear and tear begins to reveal the shoe's unknown original colors creating a custom look for each pair.

Maison Martin Margiela x Converse First String top collaborations of September

Honorable Mentions:

West NYC x Saucony Shadow 5000 "Tequila Sunrise"

West NYC x Saucony Shadow 5000 Tequila Sunrise top collaborations of September

 

Engineered Garments x Vans Vault Collection

Engineered Garments x Vans Vault top collaborations of September

 

mita sneakers x Nike Free Woven 4.0 QS

mita sneakers x Nike Free Woven 4.0 QS