Dominated by Nike and adidas YEEZY, our May bestseller list is a roll call of old-school and modern classics. Hyped silhouettes by Kanye and adidas return in iconic colour ways to give Nike a run for its money, but the ‘80s-born Dunk continues to reign supreme - old habits die hard, after all.
Keep reading to discover exactly which popular sneakers comprised our top five last month, and why you should be wearing them too.
Nike Dunk Low Retro 'White Black'
Nike has this popularity contest in the bag with its clean, timeless Dunk Low Retro in ‘White Black’.
One of the most iconic styles to ever grace courts, skateparks and pavements, this panelled leather profile has been in steady demand since its earliest iteration dropped back in ’85. Propelled to bestseller status in recent years, it has high-profile collaborations with tastemakers like Travis Scott and the late great Virgil Abloh to thank for its quick ascent to must-cop status.
This particular pair boasts versatility in its monochrome palette, while inky black Swooshes pledge allegiance to the legendary sportswear powerhouse.
adidas YEEZY Boost 700 'Wave Runner'
Kanye’s collaborative relationship with adidas is responsible for some of the 21st Century’s most distinctive and popular sneakers so far.
The adidas YEEZY Boost 700 first dropped in 2017, paving the way for the chunky, dad-sneaker trend and impressing fans with a comfortable fit courtesy of adidas Boost technology. Here in its OG ‘Wave Runner’ colour way - a palette of grey, black, teal and orange - the re-released pair arrived in March 2022 to accommodate collectors who missed out the first time around.
Tied for second place in our list of last month’s bestselling, most popular sneakers, this iconic ‘90s-inspired shoe fuses athletic sensibilities with streetwear appeal to chip away at Nike’s crown.
adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 'Bone'
Kanye and the Three Stripes go all white everything with this ‘Bone’ iteration of the decade-defining YEEZY 350 V2.
Coming in joint 2nd place on last month’s bestseller list, the woven, Primeknit kick utilises a signature Boost midsole to deliver the comfort and support that makes it so legendary among sneakerheads. Almost 6 years on from its debut, it remains one of the most popular sneakers around - a true cultural icon that’s synonymous with West’s long-emulated personal style.
Nike Dunk High ‘Panda’
Its skate-inspired Dunk Low adaptation might have the edge when it comes to popularity, but there’s a nostalgic, authentic appeal to the OG Nike Dunk High that keeps it comfortably in our bestseller mix month after month.
Here in ‘Panda’ - a black and white palette that complements your entire wardrobe all year round - this leather profile combines a supportive high-top silhouette with classic Nike colour blocking to affirm its status as one of the most iconic sneakers of all time.
An emblem of basketball culture and streetwear aesthetics alike - no collection is complete without it.
adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 ‘Light’
Everything is not as it seems with this creamy, cool-toned shoe; move from artificial to natural light and watch UV-sensitive technology transform its woven uppers from ivory to soft pink, accented by warm amber.
It’s a colour-shifting departure from the brand’s minimalist aesthetic, but who better to break rules and push boundaries than YEEZY?
Whether you’re loyal to Nike or a die-hard YEEZY fan, all 5 of these popular sneakers boast proven track records that make them future-proof investments - just as sought after in years to come as they are today.