adidas By Raf Simons Ozweego 2
The ever-contentious Raf Simons collaboration with adidas returns, with several new colourways for the now iconic Ozweego 2. We know these aren’t to everyone’s taste but for those of you brave enough to embrace avant-garde design, rest assured that the Ozweego 2 has more streetwear cachet than any other shoe.
Perhaps the most versatile colourway in this collection is the all-green version with light pink accents. Go big or go home.
Available at Offspring, priced £245.
Saucony Originals Grid 9000 Letterman
Do you love letterman jackets? Do you love them so much that you want to wear them on your feet? Then kudos to Saucony. The uber cool American trainer brand has taken the defining design elements of the classic letterman jacket and applied them to the Grid 9000.
Charcoal feathered wool is embellished with red terry towelling varsity-style branding and finished off with black leather accents. The side panel sports an athletic black and red striped strap and 1898 is embroidered on the heel to mark the birth of Saucony Originals. One for jocks only.
Available at Urban Industry, priced £94.95.
Nike Air Max BW OG ‘Persian Violet’
This year’s Nike Air Max day coincides with the 25-year anniversary of the Nike Air Max BW. Any reader old enough to remember this style in its first outing will be able to confirm that the Persian Violet colourway was by far the most popular, a truly ubiquitous shoe in its time.
However, like most classic Nike designs, the style looks as fresh now as it did over two decades ago. For anyone seeking a more sedate version of this classic, Nike have also released some premium versions with all-leather uppers, in a range of colours.
Available at END Clothing, priced £95.
adidas By Rick Owens Tech Runner
Possibly an even more controversial entry in this week’s list than the Ozweego 2, Rick Owens has released the Tech Runner in two new colourways.
Like much avant-garde design, the Tech Runner silhouette is completely without any precedent. They might look more at home in a sci-fi film than in the real world, but it’s still hard to deny the impact this design has had on the world of trainers.
Alongside the classic all-black and all-white options are the ‘Fox Orange’ and ‘Earth Green’ versions.
Available at Farfetch, priced £420.
Filling Pieces Low Top Double Strap
Filling Pieces has just released the third and final drop from its SS16 collection. This season has seen some pretty outlandish styles from the Amsterdam-based brand, but in the final release some classics have been reworked to offer an understated take on super-wearable silhouettes.
The Low Top Double Strap is the sleek younger brother of the signature Low Top, with elastic and velcro straps in place of laces. The shoe also features a brand new custom designed ‘ripple’ sole. Minimalists are best off with either all-white or all-black, but we’re particularly feeling the summery peach colourway. It’s time to brighten up.
Available at Filling Pieces, priced £170.
Asics Ripstop Gel Lyte III
Ripstop is a fabric first created for use as a ship’s sail, created using a three dimensional weave that gives it incredible strength for a fabric of its weight.
Asics are using the fabric to give you what they believe will be your most durable and long lasting trainers yet. The shoe comes in two muted colour tones, navy and grey that offer ultimate versatility for anyone wanting a sneaker that will fit seamlessly into their wardrobe.
Available at JD Sports, priced £85.