This is a particularly prosperous year for anyone born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2012. The Year of the Tiger is distinguished by bravado and confidence, so it only seems fitting that you step into the Chinese New Year with your stripes on. Whether you’re transitioning in life or longing for an adventure, get yourself a pair of tiger shoes to accompany you on your journey.
Adidas Dame 8 “Made in China”
With Chinese New Year approaching, Adidas is paying tribute to the Year of the Tiger with Damian Lillard’s Dame 8. The black, orange, and burgundy colorway is stunning and made from recycled materials, with a dual-density Bounce Pro midsole that’s great for on and off the basketball court.
Gucci Tiger Ace Men’s Sneakers
Gucci’s Ace for men is redone in preparation for the Chinese New Year. This pair of white leather sneakers are characterized by an embroidered tiger patch and flora inspired by the House’s affinity with nature. Of course, it wouldn’t be Gucci without the signature green and red Web stripe.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Year of the Tiger”
Nike’s Air Jordan 1 Lows are getting the tiger treatment this Lunar New Year. The limited-edition beige shoe features a striped pattern on the toe box and side panel. It’s complemented with an orange insole and tongue tag, while the black check gives the OG a polished look.
Marc Jacobs Year of the Tiger Jogger
Marc Jacobs’ 70-s inspired running shoe with interchangeable signature “M” at the sides is designed with a contrasting tiger motif in honor of the Lunar New Year. Two sets of matching laces are included, together with a removable keychain. While they aren’t ideal for sports, the joggers are quite a catch.
Vans X HUATUNAN Year of the Tiger Old Skool
Vans teams up with famed Chinese artist Chen Yingjie (a.k.a. Huantunan) to produce a festive collection in honor of the Year of the Tiger. The Old Skool has been redesigned with black suede and a hand-drawn pattern on the upper that embodies the tiger’s personality and the “Off the Wall” spirit.
Art Daniella Sison