September’s shoe storm features everything from limited edition creations to reissues of sporting classics.
However, the hot drops happening in the trainer world this month have the incoming weather to contend with. As a result, expect a greater number of designs from the likes of New Balance, Reebok and Nike to utilise wipe-easy materials such as leathers as we move into autumn and winter.
To ensure you have more than just heavy-duty boots to wear in the rain this season, we’ve dug out the releases expected to be on everyone’s lips.
New Balance ‘Real Ale’ Pack
US-based running shoe label New Balance turned to beer for inspiration when it came to its latest upcoming release.
Thankfully, the Real Ale Pack, produced as part of its Made in the UK line, lacks the lads-night-on-the-town vibe. It features three styles named after fictional ales, in a bid to celebrate Britain’s bustling craft beer culture.
Each are made from rich pigskin and come in a range of retro-feel colours. Good luck picking just one pair.
Available from September 1 at END Clothing.
Reebok Classic Nylon x Maison Kitsuné ‘Arctic Fox’
A follow on from its much-praised collaboration with London-based menswear brand Garbstore, Reebok has teamed up with French electronic music record label and fashion label Maison Kitsuné.
The clue is in the name when it comes to the result. This iteration of Reebok’s iconic Classic model achieves a frosty feel through a panelled cream and white design.
A tan gum sole and patent leather tongue tab add a touch of luxury, sure to capture fans of Parisian simplicity.
Available from September 12 at select Reebok stockists.
adidas Tubular x Primeknit Core
Since introducing its Tubular design in 2014, adidas has seen the silhouette become an everyday favourite for many trainer lovers.
From this month, the style will be available with a slight tweak. The sporting giant has swapped out the usual upper for its flexible Primeknit fabric, all wrapped up in a smart monochrome package.
Comfort, as well as style, is the intention here. The sock-like construction and knitted lining bring a weightless feel, while the tubed base promises to keep you bouncing with every step.
Available from September 7 at adidas.co.uk.
Nike Air Huarache Run Knit Black White
An eye-catching update from Nike. The firm’s ever-popular Huarache Run model has been kitted out with a Flyknit upper, patterned panels and dark rubber overlays to deliver a complex and futuristic effect.
The chunky sole and vintage tongue branding add to the throwback feel and make them yet another monochrome pair to get your hands on.
Available from September 13 at select Nike stockists.
adidas Superstar Xeno Black
Joining other styles in the previously launched Xeno pack, adidas’ Superstar model has had a makeover.
Inspired by the non-venomous Xenopeltis snake of South East Asia, the scales on this trainer flash from black to iridescent when hit by light, resulting in a truly unique and impossible-to-ignore design.
Staying true to its original form, the Superstar’s white rubber sole and signature toecap remain, along with a branded heel patch and three side stripes.
Available from September 1 at adidas.co.uk.
Converse Luxury Pack
While there is no confirmed release date for Converse to step into the high-end trainer market, we couldn’t help but throw it a mention to get it on your radar.
The US brand is soon set to drop its Luxury Pack, which takes its designs a world away from the usual canvas-formed pieces. The three-piece line comprises a selection of simple colour-blocked shoes, each finished with a different stitched effect.
Hopefully arriving in stores soon, this release marks more exciting times for the American brand, which recently launched the Chuck Taylor II – the first update of the classic shoe in 98 years.
Available soon at converse.co.uk.