Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather Split
LA hometown hero Kendrick Lamar has become somewhat of a regular fixture at Reebok. The multi-platinum rapper just dropped his third collaboration with the UK footwear brand, dubbed the Perfect Split Pack.
The five-piece line-up consists of leather and suede iterations of the Reebok’s Classic Leather silhouette, capped off with a hybrid of the brand’s retro gum and contemporary ice outsole.
Available at JD Sports, priced £65.
Givenchy Active Runner
Between Riccardo Tisci and, dare we say it, Kanye West, Givenchy has been resurrected from near obscurity to become a luxury fashion brand with a serious streetwear lean.
Less-than-petable-looking Rottweiler prints aside, the winning combination is best shown off on the label’s latest high-fashion sneakers, which feature a panelled upper with slices of suede, mesh and flannel.
Available at Harrods, priced £430.
Adidas Originals Archive Dragon
A staple of the 1970s reggae and American rock ‘n’ roll crowd, the Dragon from Adidas Originals was one of the brand’s first nylon running shoes.
The classic shape, identifiable by its canvas and suede mix upper, rubber toe bumper and rare Adidas box logo, is being revived almost half a century on.
For its modern outing, the Dragon comes in power red and collegiate green colourways as a reference to the mythical creature it borrows its name from. Insert flame emoji.
Available from 6 August exclusively at Size?, priced £70.
Yes, these are from Ugg – the brand that gave men the ultimate a ‘can I/can’t I?’ conundrum with its fury ankle boots (no you can’t, by the way). The American footwear firm is on a mission to show it’s capable of turning out much sleeker styles, as proved expertly by the Bueller trainer.
Made from pebbled leather and soft suede in tonal black or brown, the low profile style is fitted with a dual density insole for all the comfort with none of the added ridicule.
Available at Ugg, priced £110.
ETQ Paperized Bone
Amsterdam-based sneaker label ETQ is already a household name among sneakerheads. Now the brand is getting ready to introduce itself to the masses with a month-long pop-up inside iconic London department store Liberty.
Running from 5-28 August, the space will showcase 12 styles, including the all new The Mid 1 in paperized leather. The textured design features tonal eggshell leather trims, dark chrome eyelets and a rugged rubber cup sole unit.
Available from 5 August exclusively at Liberty, priced £215.
Converse Thunderbolt Modern
Converse has called yet another archive style off the sidelines for a retro-inspired retouch, this time in the form of the Thunderbolt Modern.
Following recent re-launches of the Converse All Star Modern and Converse Auckland Modern, the 1980s style runner has been updated with a one-piece jacquard woven upper, breathable Nike Hyperfuse construction and Phylon flex-grooved outsole.
Available from 5 August at Converse, priced £80.
Nike Kyrie 2 White/Black
Not many sporting poster boys get a trainer named after them, so NBA player Kyrie Irving must be doing something right. Nike is honouring the basketball hot-shooter’s stint at the Cleveland Cavaliers by releasing the custom style he wore during the team’s championship parade.
The high-top features a black and white mesh upper split down the middle by the multicolour graphic strap and finished with an icy blue translucent outsole.
Available from 6 August at End, price tbc.
Boxfresh was born out of the burgeoning streetwear scene in the late 1980s and is now hoping to ride high on its renaissance. The British brand’s latest drops show off a new modern lens, blending sports casual with contemporary styling.
One of a handful of hero models, the Ceza is crafted from luxe suede leather and mesh neoprene, resulting in some seriously cool kicks you’ll want to keep box-fresh.
Available at Boxfresh, priced £85.
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