Underrated Sneakers at Champs Sports That Will Help You Step Your Game Up

  • Nike Zoom Soldier VIII
  • Air Jordan Future
  • adidas Flux
  • Reebok Blast
  • Nike Free Trainer 5.0
  • Reebok GL 6000
  • adidas Originals C-10

In one sense, we’re all hypebeasts. Face it, it’s true. I went through it. In college, from 2006-2008 — my prime sneaker years — I bought so many retro Jordan releases that I lost count. (Ironically, one of the sneakers I passed on repeatedly because I thought it was ugly was the Olive 5. They sat in stores back then. Now sneakerheads clamor for them online.) I wore Js every day, all day. I ran out of space in my dorm room. I copped t-shirts with the sneakers on them, too.

I didn’t want to hear about anything else, wouldn’t even bother trying. Underrated sneakers are fun to talk about, but how many of us are willing to drop racks on something we haven’t seen any of our boys wearing? We all want to have what the next guy has. Your boy isn’t about underrated sneakers; he’s right there with you, copping whatever you cop.

It’s a leap of faith but it’s one every true style aficionado takes. From Maya Moore to Shane Victorino, pro athletes get heat from sneaker companies, consistently getting laced with the craziest stuff you’ll ever see. Us regular folk have to be a little more creative. That’s where The Drop can give you the 411 on the hottest underrated sneakers out there right now.

With an all-pink “Kay Yow” colorway of LeBron‘s Nike Zoom Soldier VIII dropping this Saturday at Champs Sports, this list is going to start with the Soldier, perennially one of the most underrated sneakers on the market. LeBron loves the Soldier, always has. Some of his biggest moments came wearing the Soldier series, so why aren’t you wearing them at the gym this season? Exactly.

Stop being a follower. Start being a trendsetter. Get your Swaggy P on this fall. Here are a few Underrated Sneakers at Champs Sports That Will Help You Step Your Game Up.

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