- Vans KOREAN TYPOGRAPHY SK8-HI SHOES
- Fila Korea Disrupter 2 White Pink
- 23.65 V2 Beige Suede Shoes
- Fila Korea X BTS Project 7 Wavelet Alpha Beige
- Adidas Nizza Pink Heart White
- Excelsior Bolt Lo Forest Green
- Fila Korea Funky Tennis 1998 White
- National Geographic Trippin Rhino Ugly Shoe Grey
- Fila Korea Classic Kicks B Sneakers V2 Beige
- Kodak Korea Seude Kos Lace-Up Sneakers Cream White
- Discovery Expedition Bucket DWALKER V2 White
Korean streetwear has dominated the Korean fashion industry for a few years now. Sneakers are a huge part of the streetwear scene in Korea. New sneakers are dropping every few weeks, so there’s no shortage of releases to keep up with the latest Korean streetwear trend. The key is finding the right pair that is not all about hype but feels comfortable when you wear it and can last for a very long time. SEOULSPACE has rounded up the latest Korean streetwear sneakers for 2023 by following some of the top Korean fashion influencers on Instagram. We took into account cost, durability, wearability, and design.
Vans KOREAN TYPOGRAPHY SK8-HI SHOES
The Sk8-Hi was introduced in 1978 as Style 38 and showcased the now-iconic Vans Sidestripe on a new, innovative, high-top silhouette. As only the second model featuring the recognizable marker formerly known as the “jazz stripe,” the Sk8-Hi brings a whole new look to the Vans family. The Korean Typography Sk8-Hi features pops of colors, mixed graphics, partial embroidery, and a sidewall print. It is a very popular Korean sneaker that is difficult to find online. This lace-up shoe also includes sturdy suede and canvas uppers, reinforced toecaps, supportive padded collars, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.
Fila Korea Disrupter 2 White Pink
Our choice for the best Korean streetwear sneakers is the Fila Korea Disruptor 2. The Disruptor design sets it apart from the others and works for both men and women. They do a great job of making it modern and cool while simultaneously making it super comfortable. The spiked sole is cool and does a great job of giving you that extra traction. While it comes in 8 colors, we recommend the White/Pink color design.
23.65 V2 Beige Suede Shoes
The 23.65 V2 was made popular by Jungkook of BTS. It is one of the hottest Korean streetwear sneakers on the market today. It has a great fit and looks better when you see it. Beige is the most popular but comes in other colors, such as black/grey.
Fila Korea X BTS Project 7 Wavelet Alpha Beige
FILA’s collaboration with K-pop boy group BTS has been a huge success. BTS is now FILA’s global brand ambassador, and the Project 7 series is a part of their partnership collection. It was big in the U.S. late last year but has been making its round on social media for a while, thanks to the BTS Army. The Fila Korea X BTS Project 7 sneakers are about comfort and practicality. It has touches of military-inspired details for modern utility wear.
Adidas Nizza Pink Heart White
The Adidas Nizza Pink Heart trainers exploded on social media thanks to the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK. Korean streetwear fans loved not only the price but also its comfort level. It has a cute heart design and goes perfectly with jeans or summer dresses.
Excelsior Bolt Lo Forest Green
Excelsior is one of the most famous Korean streetwear sneaker brands. The brand is known for its design, similar to Converse. Every pair of Excelsior is made from Premium Canvas with high density for strength and durability. It is combined with natural rubber for a vintage look.
Fila Korea Funky Tennis 1998 White
The Fila Korea Funky Tennis 1998 is a unisex sneaker that has been so popular that it is hard to find a site that has not sold them out yet. It is so clean yet also comfortable. It goes with any outfit since it has an all-white design. These sneakers were one of the most popular “couple sneakers” in Korea.
National Geographic Trippin Rhino Ugly Shoe Grey
Various K-pop stars and actresses have worn the National Geographic Trippin Rhino. The Ugly Shoe edition is one of the harder Korean streetwear brands to find. It is one of the most durable Korean streetwear sneakers today.
Fila Korea Classic Kicks B Sneakers V2 Beige
The most affordable and popular shoes in Korea are the FILA Korea Classic Kicks. These canvas shoes are both simple and stylish. These go great with any outfit and for any occasion. While the comfort level is lower than the others mentioned on this list, you can’t beat the price. Everyone should have a pair of these in their closet.
Kodak Korea Seude Kos Lace-Up Sneakers Cream White
You won’t be able to find these Kodak sneakers in offline stores. If you want them, you will have to order them online. They are not only beautiful but have been crafted in high detail. In addition, they are surprisingly very comfortable and have a more elegant look compared to other streetwear sneakers. It is on the pricy side but is well worth it. Our recommendation is to go with the cream white.
Discovery Expedition Bucket DWALKER V2 White
South Korean outdoor apparel brand Discovery Expedition has come out with a very impressive pair of streetwear sneakers. The Bucket DWALKER is both functional and stylish. It is surprisingly light and comfortable. It has a total weight of only 350g.