Vans Sk8-Hi MTE Shoes
We’re about to enter the thick of the winter storm so check yo self before you wet yo self. Wait, what? The latest Weather MTE collection from Vans is another banger-packed assortment of rain boots masquerading as sneakers. Cut from premium water resistant leather and suede, models like the classic Sk8-Hi have been enhanced with a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to help keep feet warm and dry. Available at Vans, priced £80.
Puma Clyde Suits
Sorry Bryant. Move over Lebron. Today’s basketball players have nothing on the swag of legendary Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier. The original sports style icon, Frazier was the first player to make the pages of fashion magazines and the first to drive a Rolls Royce. Today his flex continues to inspire new takes on his namesake sneaker, like this all-over leopard print model. Available from November 25 at Hanon, priced £75.
Sneaker Freaker X Diadora V7000 Taipan
Hoping to slither into your sneaker rotation, Australian independent footwear magazine Sneaker Freaker has partnered with Diadora to update the Italian brand’s classic runner. Inspired by the deadly Australian taipan snake, the eye-catching kicks couple sandy suede and outback olive nubuck with faux snakeskin paneling and venomous violet highlights. Available at Foot Locker, priced £129.99.
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 By Kanye West
Kanye might be a thundering plonker, but that hasn’t held him back from turning out some of the most coveted and difficult to get hold of sneakers of the year. Three new versions of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 went on sale this week, with the Primeknit kicks gaining an all-black colourway with red, green or copper accents. Your best bet at finding a pair? Looking on eBay and paying a 3000 per cent markup. Available at Adidas stores, priced £150.
Reebok Classic Leather Lux x Kendrick Lamar
Rapper, shoe designer and now peacemaker. Attempting to bring together the Bloods and Crips in his native Compton, Kendrick Lamar has mixed the two gang’s colours to make green for the last in his sneaker collaboration with Reebok. The premium leather upper is offset by a retro gum sole with the words ‘red’ and ‘green’ embossed on the heels. Available from 25 November at Reebok, priced £99.95.
Nike Lab Air Zoom Spiridon ’16 GPX x Roundel
The London Underground is usually where fresh sneakers go to die, or at least get wrecked under trampled foot. This time round the Tube has improved
New Balance M991GL
Famed for being Steve Jobs’ go-to sneaker for years (and let’s face it the man knew about good design); the New Balance 991 has been given a fresh look for winter. Constructed in England, the neutral suede upper is finished with a series of tonal suede and nubuck overlays atop a sole featuring the brand’s Abzorb technology. Available at End, priced £139.
Le Coq Sportif x Sneakers 76
Doing its bit for international relations, French sportswear firm Le Coq Sportif has created a special sneaker to celebrate 10 years of one of Italy’s most influential trainer boutiques. In honour of Taranto-based Sneakers 76, the R1000 features sand coloured nubuck uppers to reference the coastal city’s historic Capo San Vito lighthouse. Available at Foot Patrol, priced £110.