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Trendy Tuesdays: Pastel Perfection

Buying Guides

Adam Cheung
March 28, 2023

Give your spring rotation the upgrade that it deserves.

With the spring months coming up just around the corner, it's time to give your daily rotation the upgrade that it deserves. So, as part of Ox Street's Trendy Tuesdays segment, we've hand-selected six of the best pastel pairs that are available to cop right now. To keep things interesting, we've chosen sneakers from six different brands including adidas, ASICS, Jordan Brand, New Balance, Nike, and Yeezy. All of these models feature their own unique style and design, so there's bound to be one that will fit your personal aesthetic.

Want to cop but you're scared of getting them dirty? Don't worry. We've written a guide on how to keep your sneakers fresh. If you think of any other sneakers that you think should have been added to this list, make sure to let us know over on Instagram, and don't forget to follow us as well for the best content that the Asian sneaker community has to offer!

Bad Bunny x adidas Forum Buckle Low "Pink"
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Bad Bunny x adidas Forum Buckle Low "Pink"

Not only is he a chart topping-artist and a box office-smashing actor, Bad Bunny also knows a thing or two on how to drop a close-to-perfect collaboration with the Bad Bunny x adidas Forum Buckle Low "Pink." Originally dubbed the "Easter Egg," it's one of the best colorways that the '80s basketball silhouette has ever seen. For this special edition release, the Puerto Rican icon has added chunky padding, double tongues, and a roller coaster buckle which gives the shoe a ready and rugged vibe.

Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 993 "Sage"
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Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 993 "Sage"

If, for whatever reason, you don't have a pair of JFG kicks in your collection, the Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 993 "Sage" should definitely be your next cop. Part of the Chicago creative's critically-acclaimed "Performance Art" collection, it's crafted from pigskin suede and ballistic mesh, and is made in the US of A, so you can guarantee that it's pretty premium. The 993 also sits atop a peachy ABZORB midsole that's as comfortable as it gets.

Nike Dunk High "Aluminum"
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Nike Dunk High "Aluminum"

After many, many delays, the Nike Dunk High "Aluminum" is officially here, and it was totally worth the wait. Taking on Nike's ever-popular '80s basketball shoe, it boasts a full leather construction that's smooth and supple to the touch, and is overlaid by aluminum blue panels throughout for a contrast that is sure to turn heads. You'll also find the Dunk High's signature mini pull tab around the back for extra convenience while on the go.

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Wash Pink"
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Air Jordan 1 High OG "Washed Pink"

The Air Jordan 1 High OG "Washed Pink" isn't even officially out yet, but with Ox Street being Ox Street, you can already secure your size right now. Already being called one of the best AJ1s of 2023, it features a luxurious leather base and is overlaid by soft pink suede panels throughout. If that wasn't cool enough, the Jumpman brand have also pre-aged the collar and Air midsole for a seriously vintage vibe that should definitely not be missed.

Naked x ASICS GEL-1130 "Silver Mint"
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Naked x ASICS GEL-1130 "Silver Mint"

Jumping on the ASICS hype? Then the Naked x ASICS GEL-1130 "Silver Mint" should definitely be on your radar. Chanelling the Japanese sportswear company's retro stylings, it's accented with shiny silver and mint green tones throughout for a spring-ready look and feel. The signature Tiger Stripes shoot across the lateral and medial sides, and all of this rests on top of a creamy GEL midsole that gives off a beautifully old school aesthetic. What's there not to love?

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Blue Tint"
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Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Blue Tint"

While Kanye West's brand might not be as cool as it used to be, you can't deny how comfortable pairs like the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Blue Tint" are. Originally released in 2017, this was one of the first YZY shoes to feature the zebra striping across the Primeknit upper. It's also one of the very first pairs to sport the "SPLY-350" branding. While we still don't know exactly what this means even six years later, it's still worth a cop.

Adam is a writer and editor specializing in sneakers and streetwear. Over the past few years, he's curated features and guides for fashion publications across the globe, winning multiple awards along the way. Often travelling between the UK and Hong Kong, don't be too surprised if you find Adam anywhere else around the world taking street photography or feasting on the local delicacies.