With so many sneaker releases happening each month, it's easy to forget what's even come out. Often, the everyday enthusiast's Saturday pickup is forgotten for next weekend's crop of sneakers. Reflection at each calendar flip can help cement some of those that are worthy of being remembered. Need a refresher on all the great sneakers that came out this month? Here, the Sole Collector staff share what were their favorite sneakers that launched in the month of March.
Editors' Picks: The Best Sneakers Of The Month
Our favorite sneakers of March.
Gyakusou x Nike LunarEpic Flyknit
Gerald Flores, Editor-in-Chief
I was instantly blown away when I first saw the Nike LunarEpic. The built in compression around the ankle, the new cushioning platform, and the sleek use of Flyknit made this sneaker an instant cop. But, what took it a step further was the Gyakusou x NikeLab version in the red/sequoia colorway. It's not only my favorite shoe that came out this month, but it might be one of my favorite sneakers of the year.
Solebox x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged
Brendan Dunne, News Editor
This might be the best adidas Ultra Boost Yet. Obviously, Hypebeast beat Solebox to the uncaged thing, but I think this silhouette executes it better. The tonal grey colorway just looks so good and it's awesome that adidas is letting collaborators switch up the shoe so much. I was nowhere near getting a pair, and decided not to even put in the effort for fear of wasting my time, but that doesn't change my love of this shoe.
Nike Zoom Kobe 1 "FTB"
Other entries into Kobe’s signature sneaker line may have done more to advance the technology of basketball sneakers, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Zoom Kobe 1. I never cared much for it one way or another when it initially dropped, but when they hit $29.99 at the outlets, I gave a pair a shot. It quickly became my go-to hoops shoe, and I bought multiple pairs at that price. So while I do like the subtle “Fade To Black” colorway, what excited me was this model coming back in any iteration.
Brennan Hiro Williams, Social Media Editor
Nike really piqued my interest over the years with sneakers like the Footscape and Free Orbit that, while rooted in athletic performance, placed a focus on fashion and everyday wear. They were progressive and weird, and had a certain "wow" factor. That wave seems to have been claimed by adidas as of late, with the NMD following the Yeezy Boost, Ultra Boost and various Tubular iterations. The trend continued this month with the release of the NMD City Sock, a design that caught my attention by pairing the best cushioning platform in the business with an upper that looks more "Comme des Garcons" than "Brand With Three Stripes." It's an exciting time for adidas Originals, and it'll be interesting to see how the minds in Herzo, Portland and now Brooklyn handle things moving forward.
Nike Air More Uptempo
Rich Maze Lopez, Release Dates Manager
Truth be told, I didn't like the Air More Uptempo at all when it first dropped in 1996. I thought the "AIR" logo was super gaudy and in 1996, nothing was messing with the Air Jordan 11. Over time though, the legacy of this sneaker grew on me as I was alive to see it in action both in the NBA and on the Dream Team 2. And while I still don't like the huge "AIR" logo that much, I do appreciate this sneaker for what it is and I'm glad that it came back.
Major x Reebok Question
Brandon Richard, Senior Writer
Helping Reebok celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Allen Iverson's Question, D.C. retailer Major teamed up with the brand to collaborate on a Georgetown-inspired colorway. The attention to detail is what makes this shoe one of the year's best releases—kente cloth print from the Hoyas' iconic uniforms, campus graphics on the insoles, and Iverson's pit bull tattoo on the outsoles. A fitting tribute to Iverson's humble beginnings from the city that helped launch his Hall of Fame career.