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10 Underrated Sneakers You Should Snap Up Right Now

What do you opt for; footwear that grasp interest with loud portraits and colourful hues or the ones which can be understated and flexible?! It's an impossible question for serious sneakerheads and why even trouble selecting? After all, there is nothing preventing you from having a collection full of flashy, attention grabbing kicks, alongside the greater low-key styles. But probabilities are, you wear the low-key pairs more often than something else. That's why we suppose it's always really worth owning an understated sneaker!

We’ve assembled a rundown of the ten UNDERRATED sneakers that you can cop right now at UAFactory.

10. Yeezy Boost 700 'Enflame Amber'

Yeezy Boost 700 'Enflame Amber'

American rapper Kanye West and his iconic Yeezy sneaker line with adidas is arguably one of the most influential footwear models to date. His latest release, Yeezy Boost 700 'Enflame Amber', resembles a less-saturated iteration of the “Sun” colorway that launched in January 2021. 

9. Nike Air Max 90 “Bacon” 

Nike Air Max 90 “Bacon”

The Air Max 90 "Bacon" initially launched in 2004, thanks to a collaboration between Nike and New York City boutique Dave’s Quality Meat. 

The colorway, which draws from the shades of a strip of bacon, is widely regarded as one of the most iconic Air Max 90s ever.

The iconic colourway has been reissued in 2021

8. Reebok Aztrek Sneakers

Reebok Aztrek Sneakers

Probably the most ’90s sneaker you’ll ever lay eyes on. Aztrek launched as an all-terrain shoe in 1993, has been engineered for wear and tear from the start. The sneaker’s asymmetrical toe design and studded rubber outsole are designed to provide stability and traction on mountains.

An ultimate dad sneaker, Aztrek was re-released by Reebok in 2018. The sneaker is available in white with either red and navy or black and teal accents.

7. Nike Air Max 270 'Triple Black'

Nike Air Max 270 'Triple Black'

The iconic Air Max silhouette is repeatedly evolving while maintaining its legacy.  This all black Air Max 270 silhouette features a light mesh upper sitting atop the biggest air sole ever. 

Inspired by the Bowfin fish that can breathe on land and in water, the sneaker is a hybrid between a trail shoe and water moccasin. 

6. Air Jordan 9 Retro "University Blue"

Air Jordan 9 Retro "University Blue"

Released in December 2020, Air Jordan 9 Retro "University Blue" draws inspiration from the ‘90s, as the color scheme recalls an Orlando Magic PE worn by Nick Anderson, Mitch Richmond and Penny Hardaway.

The sneaker's perforated white leather top is surrounded with a contrasting black overlay, matching the sneaker’s eyelets and rope laces.

 5. Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 "Mist"

Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 "Mist"

Another decent footwear released back in March 2020, Yeezy Boost 380 dropped but that still doesn’t excuse the lack of attention it got.

The shoe features the same tessellated upper as on the “Alien” launch colorway, except that the Primeknit upper is darker and has a salmon-coloured patch in the middle.

4. PUMA Thunder Desert 'Triple Black'

PUMA Thunder Desert 'Triple Black'

PUMA Thunder Desert 'Triple Black' pays homage to past collaborations of late Alex McQueen X Puma.

The Thunder Desert is designed to simulate light and shadows in the desert. It also retains the bold signature exaggerated tooling, blown-up proportions and the material mix of premium suede, textured leather, and mesh.

The sneaker has been described as very comfortable and ideal for wearers who want to sport dad shoes without being too loud, due to its subdued colorway. 

3. Adidas Norse Projects Torsion TRDC

Adidas Norse Projects Torsion TRDC

Celebrating 30 years of Torsion technology, adidas group tapped the widely–admired Scandinavian brand Norse Projects for an inspired partnership paying homage to the architectural vernacular of Copenhagen.

Built from a range of synthetic materials, each fabric has been designed to make the sneaker lighter and more agile. It is a neat and mute sneaker, good for all seasons.

2. Nike Air More Uptempo 'Georgetown'

Nike Air More Uptempo 'Georgetown'

Nike Air More Uptempo 'Georgetown' makeover pays homage to Georgetown Hoyas men’s college basketball team.

The high-top sneaker is encased in a Cool-Grey/White-Midnight Navy colorway. White tones hit the Swoosh logos on the heel caps and lower overlays for a balanced look.

1. New Balance 827 Stray Rats

New Balance 827 Stray Rats

Arguably one of New Balance best releases in recent times, came back in May 2020 with the collaborative launch of the 827 "Stray Rats" edition. This sneaker doesn't get the attention it deserves.

Optioned in a murky brown colorway, the Stray Rats x New Balance 827 features vibrant red laces, slime green piping and hits of purple on the "N" logo. 

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