Asics x Concept Gel Respector ‘Cocoa’
As the promo shots prove, Concept’s take on Asics’ GEL Respector is all about getting that green. The Miami retailer has picked a colourway that nods to the city’s most lucrative export – the coca plant – in leafy tones, with the Asics logo picked out in white lines.
It’s also the first time the GEL Respector has had a collaborative design, making it a must-cop for any sneaker addict to scratch their itch. Just say yes.
Available at END Clothing, from December 19.
Puma x Trapstar Disc Blaze
Fresh off the back of a collaborative collection with Rihanna, sportswear giant Puma has headed to London for its latest release. Teaming up with British streetwear label Trapstar, sneaker fans are treated to a dark and gritty reimagining of its Disc Blaze silhouette.
Keeping things all black, the shoe starts with a smooth leather upper, moving onto a striking speckled sole, red Disc strap and, of course, Trapstar’s statement logo to the heel. These are kicks that make some noise.
Available at Puma, from December 19.
Reebok x Garbstore Insta Pump Fury Road Manta Rey
Originally a Japanese exclusive, Garbstore’s swirling spin on the InstaPump Fury Road has come west. Not the trainer choice of Mad Max, the Fury Road was a sleeker take on the original InstaPump Fury, swapping the split sole for all-in-one Hexalite and tweaking the upper.
Here, it gets some added luxury, courtesy of a marble effect, neoprene cage and soft suede upper, plus speckles to the sole for even more impact. Just in case this shoe wasn’t already conspicuous enough.
Available at Garbstore, priced £135.
Nike Air Max 90 LTR PRM Flax Pack
Joining Nike’s 2015 Flax Pack is this winter-inspired pair of Air Max 90s, complete with quilted lining and a treaded sole for maximum traction on those icy days.
Practicalities aside, this pair is just as stylish as the rest, boasting a tan suede upper, light brown rubber accents and coordinating laces. Forget winter – you’ll want to wear these smart sneakers all year round.
Available at Nike, from December 18.
adidas Nomad Runner Primeknit
The German sports giant caps a bumper year with a new silhouette. Released to much fanfare last week, the Nomad Runner packs sports performance into a streetwear silhouette, coupling an Boost midsole and Primeknit, sock-like upper with color-blocked panels ported straight from 1980s hip-hop.
As the three stripes moves into 2016, it’s clear the brand intends to reinvent the past. Not just rehash it.
Available at Hanon now, priced £129.