Recently, we at Sneakerjagers opened the debate about women in the sneaker scene. For a long time, the concept of women's sneaker brands has been 'shrink it and pink it', which many female sneakerheads vehemently disagree with. We are in the middle of a change right now that we want to actively shape. This includes knowing what has happened so far ... and that's why today we have a compilation of WMNS silhouettes for you that were designed exclusively for the stronger sex*.
*By that, of course, I mean us women, cough.
Nike Air Max Verona
The Air Max range was born in 1987, the first time a shoe had a visible Air unit. The revolution in shoe design quickly became popular - on the track and on the street. Then, in 1992, Nike released a girl's only Air Max for the first time: the Air Verona. Almost thirty years later, this version has been reissued. The classic silhouette comes with a leather or textile upper and contrasting details.
“This silhouette, and specifically the colours, are inspired by bold women who have thought outside of the bubble, stepping out of their comfort zones to pave the way of future female generations.
With Air Max never being tuned in Nike Sportswear specifically for women from the ground up prior to this, women are really wearing history when they put on the Nike Air Max Up.”Arielle Ebenholtz, Nike Color Designer
Nike Air Max Thea
In 2013, Nike responded to the growing demand for women's Air Max with a women's only Air Max model. The Air Max Thea combined the overall silhouette of the Air Max 90 and the sleek top view of the Air Max 1, focusing on excellent material choices and clean lines. While the toe area is significantly flatter than its Air Max siblings and the Air Window is also smaller for aesthetic reasons, it offers the same cushioning characteristics.
The AM Thea is classically presented with synthetic overlays and mesh, although there are premium versions. It also recently received a sustainble Flyknit upper.
Reebok Legacy 83
The Legacy 83 is inspired by the running design of the 70s, which is why it has been equipped with train running features. Specifically, this means a notched sole, protective TPU on the heel, synthetic suede overlays with translucent ripstop underlays and an oversized hotmelt vector. There are already many different colourways with, for example, transparent and reflective elements, snake prints or metallic logos.
No shoe is hotter than the Nike Dunk Low in 2021, be it the lifestyle model or as an SB version, which is why we've already enjoyed a few colorways. But this one is different, because the Dunk Disrupt silhouette is made exclusively for female sneakerheads.
Modern, bold, unique - the shoe has a lot to offer. The sole has been widened and the Swoosh and pull-tab have new details. To top it off, the upper is made of ballistic mesh and the edges of the foam tongue are open.
PUMA Cali Sport
The history of the PUMA Cali Sport begins with tennis legend Guillermo Vilas, who created a series of tennis sneakers. One of them was the California sneaker, which made its debut in 1982. The Terrace sneaker united the two worlds of tennis and football.
At that time, it convinced with its air-permeable mesh-nylon material and the two degrees of hardness of the sole. Due to its style, however, it quickly became popular in the street style scene as well. Since the appearance of singer Selena Gomez in a PUMA campaign in 2019, the PUMA Cali is back in the spotlight.
Converse Run Star Hike
First released as a WMNS exclusive, the Run Star Hike is the result of a collaboration between Converse and English fashion label JW Anderson. The upper stays true to the classic Chuck Taylor All Star, while the platform sole with a grippy outsole gives the shoe a modern twist.