The Top 9 Footwear Brands to Watch


The tennis shoe is the same amount of a staple in urban society as road workmanship or music. From the maturing many years of the ’70s and ’80s, it turned out to be the most visual and rather special type of self-expression for our urban communities’ childhood. Generally as these significant cities are a hotbed for style development, the tennis shoe is frequently an entryway to investigating this inconceivable fine art, while it keeps on remaining the key component to all outfits. Simply ask any style-driven gent what piece of attire routinely manages their every day strings, and I’d wagered as a rule you’ll hear the word footwear.

With 2015 going all out, cordial level headed discussions about ‘who will make the greatest sprinkle in footwear throughout the following 12 months?’ have been twirling inside our way of life, and also our office, for quite a long time if not months now. While names like adidas and Nike promptly strike a chord for most, our sights are on the brands doing it enormous on a much littler scale. In analyzing the previous year and the bearing of the business, we’ve gathered a rundown of eight tennis shoe brands you ought to watch out for in 2015. Make sure to likewise look at whatever is left of our 2015 expectations at The HYPEBEAST Watchlist.

greats-the-royale-natural-selection-0From the brains of John Buscemi and Ryan Babenzien, GREATS is molding the footwear business one model at once. Motivated by any semblance of Warby Parker and Everlane, the Brooklyn-based brand sold its stunningly refined, quality-driven outlines specifically to its customers, along these lines taking into consideration less expensive sticker prices and shorter conveyance times. Basically, the team brings “the best, for the most, for the slightest.” Now entering its third year in business, GREATS is unquestionably bound for a profitable 2015 in the wake of securing an expansive speculation the previous spring. Furthermore, with the youthful and gifted Salehe Bembury (beforehand of Cole Haan) driving the outline group, we’re sure the flexible outlines will keep on flooding the blogosphere with new a great many releases.

Hender Scheme
hender-scheme-manual-industrial-products-01-1Japanese brands are known inside the style world for their capacity to reconsider prototype and legacy based plans with predominant accuracy in both development and material. Albeit regularly found in the domain of apparel and gear, Hender Scheme is a dynamic footwear brand in Tokyo that has manufactured a notoriety for its “Praise” arrangement — an accumulation in which treasured tennis shoes, for example, the Nike Air Force 1, Air Jordan 4, Vans Era, adidas Superstar and more are rethought by hand with a full premium calfskin development. In spite of the fact that having gotten blended surveys for its unimaginativeness, we’re eager to see what Hender Scheme and its author Ryo Kashiwazaki have in store for 2015 as the brand pushes forward with some unique plans.


apl-vision-low-black-white-1Athletic Propulsion Labs, also called APL, built up a name for itself a couple of years back in the wake of building up a reasonable innovation that was ensured to add inches to your vertical bounce, and in this way banned from the NBA. The perfect case of “any attention is great exposure,” the Los Angeles-based brand transformed its expulsion into a shoddy, yet exceptional advertising device to drive deals far and wide. While the NBA’s affirmation presented the brand, 2014 saw APL extend its item lineup essentially, entering the universes of execution and easygoing footwear, of which incorporates the Vision Low, Churchill and TechLoom Pro.

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article-number-2015-spring-summer-lookbook-1 article number snuck onto our rundown having quite recently debuted its inaugural spring accumulation in December. Its mix of execution and extravagance based plans with moderate stylings turns out to be particularly comparable to the present developments in men’s design. Best of all, its utilization of neoprene sockliners, Nappa cowhides and thick elastic soles offers better solace than supplement every model’s engaging stylish. After an effective appearing at Liberty Fairs, you can hope to see article number at a portion of the finest retailers on the planet, including Barneys New York, Kith, colette, BEAMS International Gallery, Harvey Nichols, Offspring at Selfridges and that’s just the beginning. Not all that awful for a brand that jump started apparently out of the blue.


buscemi-100mm-high-top-rose-gold-sneaker-1 Business visionary and planner Jon Buscemi shows up on our rundown for the second time with his top of the line eponymous tennis shoe brand, Buscemi. Discharging its first model amid the last 50% of 2013, Buscemi has manufactured a notoriety for legitimacy and the charming blend of road and extravagance. Having created an ostensible accumulation of three outlines for men and a not insignificant rundown of collective discharges inside the previous 15 months, the growing brand has legitimately gotten the consideration of numerous, from Sean “P. Diddy” Combs to The Wall Street Journal. The last we’ve gotten notification from Buscemi was that it was chipping away at a community oriented discharge with kindred architect Ronnie Fieg, in yet another move to build its image acknowledgment – as though it needs any assistance.

Filling Pieces

filling-pieces-2015-spring-summer-collection-01 At six years youthful, Filling Pieces is one of the more, might we say, “experienced” footwear brands to show up on our rundown. It has little to do with its item range and more to do with the adjustment in atmosphere. Founder Guillaume Philibert comprehended the requirement for a tennis shoe that could cross over any barrier amongst streetwear and top of the line design at a moderate expense. As more of today’s childhood and tennis shoe partners alike request this marriage of high and low, we’ve seen an expansion in perceivability for the Amsterdam-based brand. With a developing item range to match its similarly rising fan base, 2015 will without a doubt be a year in which Filling Pieces sets itself inside the business.


brandblack-2014-futurelegends-lookbook-brandblack-2014-futurelegends-lookbook-4 From the brain of veteran tennis shoe planner David Raysse, BRANDBLACK is flipping the “way of life” brand stylish on its head by crossing over that very plan of action with execution driven ball shoes. At its center is execution; carefully composed and tried tennis shoes produced using premium materials to elevate its wearer’s diversion on the court. In any case, today’s childhood – like never before – are additionally more worried with appearance, both on and off the court, and once in a while do you discover a brand that is ready to convey both without trading off the other. In 2014, BRANDBLACK astonished the business with the arrival of its extremely wearable first mark tennis shoe for star monitor Jamal Crawford, notwithstanding an accumulation of a la mode sportswear. On the heels of its most up to date signature model with Crawford, we’re restless to perceive how the brand could exceed its inaugural discharge.

Local Shoes

native-shoes-apollo-limited-edition-hand-dyed-collection-1 In the wake of hitting somewhat of a static fix soon after its dispatch, 2013 saw Native Shoes’ recently named CEO give over control of inventive chief to the brand’s OG architect, Mark Gainor, bearing in mind the end goal of returning Native to its creative beginnings. Inside no time, Gainor outlined the now prominent Apollo slip-on, disclosing it to the universe of streetwear at Agenda Long Beach in the late spring of 2014. Adjusting to accomplices, for example, the innovative firm The Madbury Club to point his sights on this universe of style-focused youth, we’re accepting Gainor and organization have bounty more to delight in the coming months.

ETQ Amsterdam

etq-2014-fall-winter-collection-1 Presently entering its fourth year in business, ETQ Amsterdam is a footwear brand that spotlights on refined style and premium developments. Its adage is to approach its creation procedure pretty much as an accomplished tailor would while making a suit. The outcome is a variety of quietly styled footwear with an anatomically-molded calfskin insole and premium cowhide uppers hand-sewed onto a vulcanized outsole. In 2014, ETQ crawled onto our computerized pages and in the end into our webstore, where we just have however a couple sizes left. Supported by a lot of suspicion, ETQ Amsterdam as of late took to the worldwide exchange show circuit to start divulging its 2015 models.