The Most Outrageous Sneakers for the Ultimate Sneaker Collection

If you’re reading Footwear News, there’s a good chance you already have a pretty solid sneaker wardrobe. Picking up the latest in-demand styles, such as the Adidas NMD, and keeping a solid rotation of classics in your closet is always a safe bet. But what about all the other sneakers you’re missing out on?

For a selection of sneakers that are far from your ordinary, run-of-the-mill looks, we’ve rounded up some of the most outrageous shoes currently available that will take your collection from basic to best on the block to help you stand out from the pack.

Golden Goose Superstar Embellished Leather and Suede Sneakers
Golden Goose’s Superstar Embellished Leather and Suede Sneakers feature the brand’s signature pre-distressed look for a grunge-inspired aesthetic.
CREDIT: Barneys

Golden Goose Superstar Embellished Leather & Suede Sneakers, $665; Barneys.

Giuseppe Zanotti Enamel Leaves
Many of Giuseppe Zanotti’s sneakers are extravagant, but the Enamel Leaves Leather Mid Top Sneaker takes accoutrements to new heights with bold metal detailing on an otherwise ordinary design.
CREDIT: Luisaviaroma

Giuseppe Zanotti Design Enamel Leaves Leather Mid Top Sneakers, $1,250; Luisaviaroma.

Visvim Blue Skagway Lo Stripes Sneakers
Japanese brand Visvim’s Blue Skagway Lo Stripes Sneakers mixes a timeless canvas construction and rubber toe with eye-catching details.
CREDIT: Ssense

Visvim Blue Skagway Lo Stripes Sneakers, $540; Ssense.

Hender Scheme 2015 Sneaker
Designed to age like a fine wine, Hender Scheme’s vegetable-tanned leather 2015 Sneaker adds ornate overlays to a running shoe-inspired silhouette.

Hender Scheme 2015 Sneaker, $1,059; End.

Buscemi B Court Sneakers
With hardware inspired by the iconic Hermès Birkin bag, Buscemi’s B Court sneakers give the brand’s signature 100MM style a basketball-inspired makeover.
CREDIT: Barneys

Buscemi B Court Sneakers, $1,195; Barneys.

Y-3 Bball Cage
Inspired by the Adidas Crazy Explosive Basketball sneaker, the Y-3 Bball Cage’s standout feature is its exaggerated sock-like Ariaprene collar, which can be worn knee-high or folded down.

Y-3 Bball Cage, $445; Y-3.

Rick Owens Zip Geobasket Sneaker
Best known for his avant-garde approach to mens’ and womens’ wear, Rick Owens’ Zip Geobasket sneakers are an extension of the designer’s brooding aesthetic.

Rick Owens Zip Geobasket Sneaker, $819; End.

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