The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019

May 30, 2019
The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019 - Nike React Element

To say that we have a sneaker obsession here at OFS Smart Repair sounds dramatic (we know), but it actually may be a bit of an understatement. Peek into the closet of any one of the guys and gals of the SMART Team and you’ll find everything from sleek, classic sneakers to statement pairs in bold colors or prints.

We just cannot seem to get enough of comfortable shoes!

So which new sneaker releases has EVERYONE taking notice? And which retro styles is still rocking SOLID street cred?

Whether you’re just looking for one pair, or building your collection, based on reviews, buzz, and sales, below you’ll find the VERY best styles on everyone’s radar this year.


Here are the 10 BEST Sneakers you can buy in 2019:

The New kids on the block

Every year the BIG guns in sneaker-verse, Nike and Adidas release their latest style inspirations. This year we’re seeing bold silhouettes, super funky colours and BIG chunky soles.

1. Nike React Element 87

The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019 - Nike React Element

  • First release date: Mid 2018
  • Price: R2599

Launched in July 2018, the Nike React Element 87 was one of the most hotly anticipated new silhouettes from the Swoosh of recent times. Initially coming in clean sail and black colourways, the shoe has since been the subject of eye-catching releases and collaborations, firmly solidifying its place in your 2019 rotation.

With it’s thin, translucent upper, the React Element 87 offers unparalleled versatility when it comes to styling, along with a futuristic and comfortable React foam sole unit made from a single slab of foam with drilled holes throughout.

*Buy Nike React Element 87 here >

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2. Adidas Falcons

The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019 - Adidas Falcons

  • First release date: September 2018
  • Price: R1599

Authentic ’90s adidas vibes are transformed into a bold, confident new look. These shoes put a daring spin on retro running style. The mesh and suede upper flashes playful colour pops and metallic finishes. A lightweight EVA midsole gives them all-day wearability.

With Kylie Jenner featuring in various adidas Falcon marketing campaigns, you know the Falcon will be one of THE hottest sneakers of 2019.

*Buy Adidas Falcons here > 

3. Nike Air Max 720

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  • First release date: 2019
  • Price: R2999


The Nike Air Max 720 goes bigger than ever before with Nike’s tallest Air unit yet, offering more air underfoot for unimaginable, all-day comfort.

Easily the boldest silhouette of the year, Nike’s gamble on it has paid off — it’s a huge hit with it’s spacey, new wave design and massive Air Max bubble as a cushion. We think the Deep Royal Blue/Black/Hyper Jade is the best colourway they’ve dropped so far.

*Buy Nike Air Max 720 here >

4. Adidas Nite jogger

The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019 - Adidas Nite Jogger

  • First release date: 2019
  • Price: R1899

Adidas came out swinging in 2019 with this chunky, futuristic silhouette.

It features a massive Boost sole and a rocking reflective upper. It’s weird, futuristic, and extremely fashion-forward.

*Buy Adidas Nite jogger here >

5. Yeezy boost 350 V2

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  • First release date: September 2016
  • With several different colorways and styles set to release in 2019.
  • Price: R4000 – R7000 (depending on the colour)

The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 is one of the most popular Yeezy shoes ever made. It features an elastic Primeknit upper and a BOOST midsole, while the most recognizable detail is the ribbed midsole.

First releasing in September of 2016, the Yeezy Boost 350 v2 has gone on to be the best-selling adidas Yeezy shoe so far, with several colorways having released and restocked to date.

The next adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 release is confirmed for en of May 2019 in the “Glow” colorway. After that is the “Black”, scheduled for June 22nd, 2019.

*Buy Adidas Yeezy Boost here >

Retro oldies, but rocking GOODIES

The best sneakers are often older than your dad.

Classic silhouettes, originating in sport and finding their way into every day dress, have remained relatively unchanged for decades. Whether you’re trying to look throwback or not, these designs have stood the test of time.

Here’s our pick of the best retro sneakers you can buy in 2019 – because they will ALWAYS be cool.

6. Converse Chuck Taylors

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  • First release date: 1921
  • Price: R1200

These classic, simple sneakers go with everything.

As one of the most omnipresent footwear icons of pop culture, with fans ranging from young skater dudes and grungy rockers to Michelle Obama, Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star boasts as colourful a history as the brand’s rainbow range of shoes.

*Buy Converse Chuck Taylors here >

7. Adidas Stan Smiths

The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019 - Adidas stan smith

  • First release date: 1960
  • Price: R1499

It’s been a few years since the Stan Smith reemerged as a fashion favorite, but it’s not going anywhere. In fact, any top 10 (EVER) should include the Stan Smith.

The Stan Smith first appeared as a pro-level tennis sneaker in the 60s and it wasn’t long before its crisp, clean aesthetic made it a crossover favourite off the court.

Now considered one of the must-have sneakers of any season, the easy yet affordable silhouette is a definite go-to.

*Buy Adidas Stan Smiths here >

8. Nike Cortez

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  • First release date: 1972
  • Price: R1199

Nothing says “classic retro look” like Bill Bowerman’s first masterpiece, the Nike Cortez.

Proving that you can’t go wrong with an iconic look, the Cortez features a herringbone outsole for traction and durability. The wedge EVA midsole provides updated comfort that won’t weigh you down. A low-cut collar gives you freedom of movement, and the eye-catching Swoosh logo completes the look.

Nike’s Cortez sneakers bring a bit of California cool to your look no matter where you may be.

*Buy Nike Cortez here >

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9. Nike Air force 1 low

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  • First release date: 1982
  • Price: R1399

An iconic silhouette of undeniable coolness, Nike Air Force 1s is a modern take on blending classic style and fresh, crisp details.

Best in an all-white design, its leather and textile upper gives the sneaker a sleek stylish feel while the metal tag at the laces gives a nod to the shoe’s heritage of over 30-years.

*Buy Nike Air force 1 low here >

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10. Reebok Classics

The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019 - Reebok classics

  • First release date: 1983
  • Price: R1299

This street-style icon was created in 1983 as a premium leather runner.

Staying true to the original look with a leather upper, a die-cut EVA midsole gives you super lightweight cushioning.

*Buy Reebok Classics here >

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