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15th November 2023 EDT FEATURES

All Our Top K-Pop Idol Sneakers of 2023 (So Far)

The best part? You can find them on the SNKRDUNK App.


K-pop has taken the world by storm and its appeal transcends the boundaries of music. South Korean celebrities and their every move, including their fashion choices, has become a global focal point of fascination and influence.

From the many stylish ensembles flaunted by K-pop idols, their selection of sneakers demonstrates to the world a keen sense of fashion and awareness of streetwear trends and culture.

To better illustrate this point, we’ve compiled a list of idol group members’ outfits that showcase remarkable sneakers from a plethora of sneaker brands.

In no particular order, here are some of our top K-pop idol-approved sneakers:

Chaewon from LE SSERAFIM

Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG “Black Toe”

Chaewon’s fashion sense unmistakably embodies her group’s image—effortless and fearless. A casual all-black outfit skillfully draws attention to her choice of sneakers, the Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG “Black Toe”, further amplifying her ‘it girl’ energy.

Hoshi from SEVENTEEN

■ adidas YEEZY Foam Runner “Sand”

Summer has drawn to a close, but Hoshi’s style endures as timeless. Paired with a simple white tee and denim shorts, the adidas YEEZY Foam Runner “Sand” stands out as the ideal companion for spontaneous getaways or beach visits.

I.N from Stray Kids

■ New Balance 990v6 “Gray”

While Stray Kids’ members are known for donning combat boots during their on-stage performances, I.N exhibits a distinct city boy style during his downtime. In this instance, he’s captured rocking the New Balance 990v6, a classic pair that complements his relaxed full-denim look.


■ AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High “Black”

Rocking a monochromatic color scheme, Yeonjun’s style perfectly matches the AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High “Black” he wore during his concert rehearsals. The elongated profile Swooshes provide a subtle yet distinctive detail, setting this pair apart from its regular counterparts.

Jennie from BLACKPINK

Cecilie Bahnsen x ASICS GT-2160 “Black”

Image via Vogue

While known for her association with high-end fashion, Jennie proves that she can be as captivating fans with this casual but chic attire. Here, she is seen sporting the Cecilie Bahnsen x ASICS GT-2160 “Black”, a pair that seamlessly blends classic sport style and Scandinavian aesthetics together.

Taeyong from NCT 127

■ New Balance 2002R Protection Pack “Rain Cloud”

Whether it’s streetwear brands or luxury fashion, Taeyong skillfully combines different styles to create distinctive outfits. His indigo-themed attire harmonizes flawlessly with his monochromatic accessories, including a sling bag and the New Balance 2002R Protection Pack “Rain Cloud”.

Chaeryeong from ITZY

Nike WMNS Air Jordan 2 Low “UNC to Chicago”

During the recent promotions for their album track “None of My Business”, ITZY’s Chaeryeong was seen sporting the women’s exclusive Air Jordan 2 Low “UNC to Chicago”. Centered on a white and blue color palette, this pair exudes versatility, making it a perfect choice for any casual occasion.

Giselle from aespa

■ PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Para-noise/White/Black”

Image via kpopping

Giselle’s love for her PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 Low requires no further explanation. Whether it’s casual outings, airport appearances, or even dance practices, she has consistently donned the same pair of kicks, effortlessly coordinating them with a wide range of outfits.

Jungkook from BTS

■ Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Flax/Wheat”

Image via News1 Korea

Jungkook’s airport fashion consistently sparks conversations among ARMYs. Besides his go-to brands such as Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO and Balenciaga, he is also frequently seen in this pair of Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Flax/Wheat”.


■ COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS × Nike Terminator High

Combining elements from Y2K and heritage basketball styles, the members of NewJeans show off a new retro look with the COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS x Nike Terminator High in both the music video and stage performances for hit single “Super Shy”.

While the list continues, the above selections represent some of our top K-Pop Idol sneakers of 2023, and they are all available on the SNKRDUNK App.

As more sneaker releases emerge, expect to spot idols showcasing the latest kicks in upcoming promotions and campaigns. Naturally, we’ll be here to deliver the latest updates, so stay connected with us!


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