To help navigate the minefield that is trainer releases, we’ve rounded up the most coveted styles and new shoes to look out for this month, from designer collaborations to limited edition colour ways.
So, if you’re looking to invest in a new pair or just want to know what’s hitting the market in the coming weeks, be sure to check out our pocket guide below.
ASICS Tiger Gel-Respector
First released in 1991, the ASICS Tiger Gel-Respector model is making a comeback in its original colourways for summer 2015.
The classic silhouette made its debut following the success of the brand’s ever-popular Gel-Lyte III trainer, combining the Gel shape with a commercial tongue in a bid to set it apart from its predecessor.
These original features remain in place today and are complemented by the iconic ASICS waves to the side, a built-in heel stabiliser and sophisticated palette of purple and black.
Although these trainers are filed under retro, the clean and simple design is sure to delight the contemporary sneakerhead.
adidas Consortium x Kanye West Yeezy 350 Boost
These trainers debuted on the runway at Kanye’s Season 1 Yeezy show for adidas, and true sneakerheads have been clamouring for them ever since.
Crafted with a Primeknit base and canvas heel tab, these natural-toned trainers are certainly unique. The slightly unconventional look and feel of 350 model is heightened by the chunky Boost cushioned sole unit, with ‘YZY’ branding on a black leather overlay to the side adding a touch of elegance.
As with all of Mr West’s trainer releases, these are sure to sell out instantly. If you’re not able to grab this pair, do not fear – another colourway is set to launch soon after.
Available from June 27 at adidas.co.uk, priced €190 (approximately £138).
Nike KD 7 ‘What The’
Nike’s colourful KD 7 ‘What The’ model has returned for June 2015, bringing with it the usual mix of fun and quirky prints across a pumped up silhouette.
These trainers are definitely not for the faint-hearted, combining polka dot prints, mesh panels and textured rubber accents with glow in the dark patches for a pair that will never, ever be missed.
Conceptualised by basketball star Kevin Durant, the KD 7 has since become a Nike favourite amongst trainer fans, who will surely be happy to see the bold silhouette back for this summer.
Available from June 20 at Nike, priced £129.
Vans x Takashi Murakami
This highly anticipated trainer collaboration has only just been announced, but the fruits of its labour are already earmarked to drop later this month.
Following on from the success of its Disney collaboration at the start of June, Vans has enlisted the talents of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to makeover some of its classic silhouettes, bringing his signature psychedelic artwork to a whole new space.
Information on the collection is limited at present, but the Californian brand has stated that the collaboration will produce a “deluxe, limited edition range of footwear”, which we’re sure will prove a hit with Vans fans and trainer lovers alike.
Watch this space.
adidas Los Angeles x UNDFTD
LA-based label Undefeated has taken on adidas’ Los Angeles silhouette this summer, turning out a pair of laid-back kicks for the warmer months.
The modern streamlined shoe welcomes a brown, grey and black print to its mesh upper, with Undefeated’s signature military influence shining through via the khaki accents and regimented branding typeface. Adidas’ long-time partner also makes itself known on the tongue label, where its five strike emblem sits alongside the iconic sporting trefoil.
Despite the tough-looking exterior, this pair will make a great lightweight option for hitting the running tracks or heading out at the weekend when they drop.