Vans x Taka Hayashi Pendleton Wool
We wrap the rest of our body in wool every winter, so why not embrace it in our footwear? Vans’ next team up under its Vault brand is all about cosy fabric, collaborating with artist Taka Hayashi once again on a Southwestern-inspired line.
Big on colours and prints, this collection is spot on for brightening up those dull winter days, with bold iterations of Van’s Slip-On LX and Sk8 Huarache LX up for grabs. Perfect for the guy who’s not quite ready to say goodbye to summer.
Available at Vans, from November 28.
Titolo x Le Coq Sportif R1000 ‘Glacial Melt’
Forget the neon trainers and popper-side trousers of your youth – French sportswear brand Le Coq Sportif is back with a fresh new look and some beautiful trainer designs to boot.
The clue is in the name with this one, with the collaborative design from Swiss sneaker retailer Titolo drawing inspiration from the vibrant turquoise of melting icebergs. Joining its eye-catching front is a light and dark grey upper, finished with reflective panels, a speckled outsole and co-branded tongue. Cool enough to refreeze all that meltwater.
Available at select retailers, from November 21.
Nike Air Max 1 PRM Anthracite
Coruscating Air Max 1s are ubiquitous, so rep the icon by steering muted. This subdued take on Nike’s famous silhouette swaps brights for sleek greys and blacks, for subtlety that stands out more than a full wheel of neons.
Panels of textured leather and a suede swoosh add a modern edge to an almost 30-year-old runner, for a dose of 2015 street luxe. Just add black denim and you’re good to go.
Available at Nike, from November 16.
Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces RF Mid-II
This hook-up between luxe Amsterdam trainer brand Filling Pieces and New York streetwear god Ronnie Fieg is one for the sneakerheads. Free from almost any branding, the KITH NYC founder’s spin on this all-new silhouette will ensure nods from those in the know, not the masses.
The all-new RF Mid-II silhouette has a slight retro feel about it, with a dynamic ‘Space’ sole, nubuck heel tab and a shearling lining adding smart touches. Available in colour-blocked tan and black, prepare for your Instagram notifications to light up.
Available at Filling Pieces, from November 14.
Diadora V7000 OG Espresso Ristretto
As 1990s reissues go, Diadora is probably low down on most wishlists. But repping the Italian brand’s V7000 no longer makes you the playground whipping boy.
Sticking to simple yet effective palette of white, black grey and lime green, this retro shoe has all the impact of its original form, with added luxury touches in the suede panelling and embroidered branding. Just leave your Game Boy and Umbro backpack at home.
Available at Hanon, from November 13, priced at £125.
Lacoste L!ve x Footpatrol Halfcourt
Taken from the recent three-piece collaborative line from its two headline brands, this iteration of the Halfcourt sees an eighties tennis classic reimagined in a truly modern way.
Rough black suede adorns the upper, smoothed out across the heel to reveal Footpatrol’s embossed branding. It’s joined by Lacoste’s signature croc to the side and a chunky white rubber sole. But best move fast, as there’s only 400 pairs out there.
Available now at Footpatrol, priced £120.
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Image: Diadora V7000 OG Espresso Ristretto