Eytys x Simon Mullan Mother Sneaker
Fashion is a fickle business, but the bomber jacket has remained very much on the style radar for some seasons now. In fact, the transitional piece is so celebrated up top as a wardrobe staple that it has often made us wonder what good it could do for our footwear game.
Aiming (and firing) to find out, Swedish label Eytys has partnered with Berlin-based artist Simon Mullan to create new versions of its Mother sneaker, stitched together using fragments of old MA1 flight jackets.
Available at Eytys, priced around £150.
Bape Shark Slip-Ons
If you ask most people whether they’d want sharks at the end of their legs, the answer would probably be a firm no. But it’s a different story now that Japanese clothing brand Bape is putting them on sneakers.
The latest slip-on design applies Bape’s toothy motif to a number of canvas colourways, finished with a white sole and signature WGM (‘World Gone Mad’) phrase on the heel.
Available at Bape, priced around £105.
Nike Zoom Lebron Soldier 10 SFG
Camouflage doesn’t appear to be loosening its grip on the menswear game, so Nike has made the pattern ready for the court rather than the court-martial by applying it to the aptly named Lebron Solider.
The combat-inspired kicks enlist all the usual toolings of the basketball shoe introduced to celebrate 10 years of LeBron’s Nike franchise. Along with Air Zoom cushioning, the no-lace strap system and multidirectional outsole add up to some explosive play-making.
Available at Nike, priced £115.
Tom Ford Cambridge Sneakers
Remember the man who swore he would “never make tennis shoes”? Yeah, well, he’s still doing them. Thank the menswear gods for Tom Ford’s about-face because the designer continues to give us some of the most luxey-looking trainers on the market.
One of his latest models, the Cambridge Sneaker, is crafted from supple suede and features a tonal leather panel and laces atop a contrast white sole.
Available at Harrods, priced £460.
Saucony Shadow Original Cannoli
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Saucony’s Cannoli pack. Plucked from ASOS’ all new online sneaker and streetwear store, Looped, the retro-style runner utilises the Shadow Original silhouette to pay homage to Italy’s favourite dessert.
Rich tan suede uppers serve as the pastry for these delicious-looking kicks, while a pink-toebox and added accents on the tongue and heel get us in the mood for ice cream (even in October).
Available at ASOS Looped, priced £65.
Adidas Originals X Spezial Indoor Super
Nostalgia reigns supreme in sneaker culture and no one knows this better than Gary Aspden. The designer and Adidas superfan behind the brand’s Spezial collection is continuing his mission to re-invent forgotten models from the archive.
A surprise inclusion in the autumn/winter 2016 line-up, Aspden has resurrected the Indoor Super from the 1970s to true OG specification. The throwback silhouette looks like its been dug straight out of time capsule with suede and textile tricolour uppers, a supple leather lining and translucent gum outsole.
Available at End, priced £79.
Vans x Dime Fairlane
Even in winter, things can get pretty steamy in your sneakers after wearing them all day. Luckily Vans has tapped Montreal skateboard crew Dime to bring back a 1990s classic and create the iciest kicks ever.
Anyone old enough to remember the original Fairlane will notice the re-issue has been gutted and rebuilt. Beyond the cool sub-zero suede colourway and translucent outsole, the model has gained Vans’ Ultracush HD sockliner, Pro Lite cupsole construction and an absorbent terry lining.
Available from October 8 at select retailers including Slam City Skates, price tbc.