The Sports luxe influences which rose to prominence in 2012 are still dominating men’s casual wear – everything from outerwear to footwear and all apparel in between.
I’m a particular fan of this trend because whilst it is highly fashionable at the moment, it is also comfortable, practical and durable. Looking good is a necessity but being relaxed and confident whilst we do so is a luxury we aren’t always granted when it comes to fashion.
The ZX700 is Adidas Originals’ contender for running trainer of the season; it is honestly one of the best examples I’ve seen this year. The rounded shape isn’t overly chunky and the use of texture – through a superb mix of leather, suede, air holes and mesh patterning, along with panel layering – provides depth and detail that you don’t often find on other models.
The gum sole is a perfect colour match with the dark navy upper but my favourite piece of detailing has to be that mesh midsole – a unique pattern that really stands out from an otherwise subtle pair of kicks.
I wonder if Adidas is going to let Jeremy Scott get his colourful little mitts on this shape? I truly hope not!
Available for £80 at Asos.
Looking good isn’t important, it’s everything.