Puma Ignite Sock
It was back in 2015 that Puma dropped the original Ignite, but just one short year later the shape’s been reworked as the Ignite Sock – a revamped, ultra-modern update on this already classic Puma silhouette.
Designed with performance in mind, the super-lightweight microfiber suede upper is mounted on the original Ignite sole to provide superior energy return alongside maximum responsiveness. They also just look great, if you’d rather not take them round the park.
Available at JD Sports, priced £80.
adidas Tubular Doom Primeknit
Adidas is riding high with its Tubular range, but the three stripes isn’t resting on its laurels. With each new iteration, the shoe is continually refined, creeping ever closer – in our eyes – to perfection.
The Tubular Doom is the most innovative model to date, with tonal primeknit uppers that create a textural feel. The sock-like inner, meanwhile, hugs the ankle, offering extra protection and warmth.
With the now iconic Tubular sole, the model is finished with a Yeezy-esque elastic strap at the quarter panel and forefoot. Minimal branding ensures serious street style cache.
Available at adidas.co.uk, priced £120.
Nike Air Icarus
Nike has more classic retro styles in its archive than anyone else, which is why it’s able to reach in there and pull out silhouettes we’d forgotten all about.
The Internationalist, Pegasus and Cortez have all been big sellers for Nike recently, so it’s easy to see why the brand’s back catalogue is being raided yet again, with the 25-year-old Icarus joining the ranks.
Time will tell if it will prove as popular now as it did back in 1991, but to rep that OG look, the colourway you want to try and secure is black mesh trimmed with off white suede and bright crimson accents.
Available from February 2016 at Nike, priced £80.
Asics Valentines Pack
The 2016 Gel-Lyte III Valentine pack design revolves around the idea of Cupid and the heart.
The women’s trainer comes in ‘red rose’, with a cupid’s bow and arrow illustration used as trim on the upper. The men’s version isn’t quite so romantic – all-black with red branding to the back. But look inside the shoe and you’ll see an anatomical heart design on the insole. Beats a last-minute Moonpig card.
Available at Size?, priced £100.
Le Coq Sportif Valentines Pack
Another Valentine’s pack (you can’t accuse sneaker brands of not taking advantage of any opportunity to shill shoes) – this time from Le Coq Sportif, which offers up a revamped version of the iconic Arthur Ashe featuring velcro straps in place of laces.
This trainer features a Toile de Jouy pattern on full grain leather as a nod to French textile industry, although if you look very closely you’ll notice there’s a nod to something more romantic in there too. The men’s style is a blue Toile de Jouy and comes with an exclusive dust bag.
Available from 7 February at Le Coq Sportif, priced £110.
Filling Pieces Low Top Ghost All Black
Filling Pieces’ first drop for SS16 took the brand to new heights, with a dizzying array of new colours, fabrics and soles. But sometimes the simplest design is the best: if in doubt, go murdered-out.
The Low Top Ghost All Black is made from premium tanned Italian waxed nubuck, with a matte black finish and brand new, custom-designed Filling Pieces ‘Ghost’ sole, which gives this shoe a hybrid aesthetic.
As always they’re created in limited quantities, meaning you’ll have to move fast if you want to bag these.
Available at Filling Pieces, priced £160.