Founded in 1989, United Arrows is a Japanese retailer that's got serious street cred. Known for carrying the type of menswear that perfectly encapsulates the line between "classic" and "cool," their new collaboration with Adidas shows why they're so good at what they do. The ZX500 is a cross-country sneaker that made its debut in 1984, and this interpretation plays up the power of contrast. Green hits in the stripes, sole and heel really break apart the predominantly white shoe nicely. The upper consists of a mixture of suede, leather and mesh providing essential breathability for spring. In the market for a new pair of kicks, I was considering getting a pair by Our Legacy, but when I saw these I knew I had to have them. I've been wearing them for the past few days and they're pretty awesome. I could go half a size down in my pair but overall I'm happy with them. The mesh tongue was a surprise in person, and it can be a bit finicky on the foot, but the nostalgia factor and versatility is what makes these shoes rad. With designer running-inspired sneakers having a moment, I'd say this particular pair is worth considering.
$119, at End