Converse Chuck Modern Colours Collection Ox
Attempting to improve a beloved classic can be a poisoned chalice, so Converse have taken the safe (and stylish) route by using direct inspiration from the brand’s own heritage for this latest update. Influenced by the Chuck Taylor colours of the 1970s, the All Star Ox gains a new lightweight two-layer mesh in a range of colours including black, navy, olive, grey and bordeaux.
Available at JD Sports, priced £80.
Porsche Design Sport x Adidas All Black UltraBoost
The serial collaborating sports powerhouses have teamed up once again for an all-black version of the sell-out Ultra Boost. Released to commemorate 10 years of this Germanic love-in, the runner packs all the techy trademarks you’d expect – including the energy-returning midsole – in a sleek, inky design that’s capped off with luxurious leather overlays.
Available at Adidas, priced £200.
Hummel DHB-Team x Seveninch
One of the first and most influential bloggers on the streetwear scene, Joachim ‘Seveninch’ Friis pioneered a slavish devotion to footwear. His twist on the classic DHB by football boot inventor Hummel sees the sneaker get a minimalist makeover that’s worthy of any #OOTD. The buttery-soft leather upper is finished with a gum outsole, and you better be quick – they’re limited to just 250 pairs worldwide.
Available at Hanon, priced £109.
Nike Air Jordan 15 Retro OG Obsidian
Michael Jordan never actually wore these on the court, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming an important piece of Air Jordan history. Inspired by the design of a fighter jet, the Obsidian was the last shoe designed by Nike legend Tinker Hatfield. Re-released in the original colourway, these blue-and-white babies are a slam dunk to sell out.
Available from 4 March at Nike, priced £160.
Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals Collection Run Shoes
As soon as the second collaboration between athleisure titans Adidas and Alexander Wang was announced, the sneakers became subject to scrutiny and speculation before they’d even been confirmed. The resulting Run and Run Clean models come equipped with foot-hugging Primeknit and stretch mesh uppers, Boost midsole tooling and an intricate lacing system that tightens at the heel. And probably a fight at the checkout.
Available 4 March at Adidas, priced around £180.
Puma x Black Rainbow Clyde Sock
After joining the knitted sneaker trend with the Blaze of Glory Limitless shoe last year, Puma has announced a collaboration with digital magazine Black Rainbow that features its now-signature EvoKnit technology. An update of its iconic Clyde sneaker, the suede upper of the usually low-profile model gets a knitted sock and toebox to give these classic kicks a 2017 edge.
Available from 4 March at End Clothing, priced £105.
Adidas Iniki Runner
A rare all-new silhouette from Adidas, the Iniki Runner takes inspiration from 1970s running culture and the runaway success of the NMD. Made with neoprene and suede overlays with shiny mesh detailing, the serrated three-stripes that have been absent from latest launches are back, signalling a return to the true heritage of Adi Dassler’s brand.
Available at Offspring, priced £89.99.
Reebok Pump Plus Supreme ‘Hoodie’
Hoodies are a solid part of any man’s wardrobe rotation these days, and now they’re joining the running race too. The latest editions of Reebok’s Pump Supremes are crafted in that old hoodie staple – grey marl fleece jersey – so are probably the best shoe imaginable for lazy days.
Available at Hanon, priced £129.
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