Burberry Textural Trim Technical Sneakers
Burberry is one of a handful of luxury brands that have taken the cornerstone of casualwear and run with it (in a luxury direction).
The latest drop from the Brit favourite is rendered in two-tone technical nylon and suede, and grounded with a tonal rubber heel and sole panel. A bold way to cap off a trench.
Available at MatchesFashion, priced £395.
Adidas Stan Smith Primeknit In Pink
Once one of the most under-represented colours in a man’s wardrobe, pink is having a bit of a moment in menswear. Wise to the rise, Adidas has slapped the colour on its Stan Smith Primeknit trainers.
The summer-ready shade, called ‘semi pink’, extends across everything from the knitted upper to the mesh liner, rubber sole and matching laces.
Fellas, they’re full-on pink, just embrace it.
Available at Adidas, priced £79.95.
Mass-produced minimal sneakers are everywhere right now. For something a little less run-of-the-mill head to Aix-en-Provence in the South of France, or at least buy trainers from the town’s homegrown luxury sneaker label Zespa.
Produced in small quantities by highly skilled French craftsmen, each pair boasts premium leather uppers and contemporary details such as a contrasting heel and tongue in croc effect leather.
Available at End Clothing, priced £219.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 2 Ox Reflective
Last summer, Converse gave the Chuck Taylor All-Star its first major upgrade since the 1920s. After finally putting heads together with new owners Nike, the brand has launched the Reflective Prints Collection.
A number of high- and low-top Ox silhouettes make up the pack, now kitted out with Nike’s Lunarlon sockliner and more durable tercel canvas. Each uses reflective 3M-like prints that illuminate in low-light. That’s a bright idea.
Available at Foot Locker, priced £59.99.
Lanvin Basket Chelsea Boots
Lanvin has been one of the names leading the high-fashion sneaker invasion since 2009. Having honed and expanded its offering ever since, the French fashion house’s line-up now includes a sports luxe take on the Chelsea boot.
Designed with a leather and suede upper and a chunky contrast sole, the boots also feature an elastic detail to the ankle and heel tab for all the polish of a perfect smart-casual shoe.
Available at Harrods, priced £375.
Nike Zoom Mercurial Flyknit
The Nike team have been working overtime on a number of drops this week. Alongside a tie-up with Louis Vuitton menswear chief Kim Jones (launching Saturday 23 July), it remixed some of its most popular sport styles.
The Zoom Mercurial Flyknit is a hybrid of several Nike shapes. The upper comes from the Free Mercurial Superfly, but uses a more recent Flyknit construction, paired with a sole unique taken from the 1997 Zoom Spiridon runner. Consider it a footwear Frankenstein.
Available at Nike, priced £165.
Asics x Solebox Gel-Lyte Runner
Earlier this year Asics tapped up Berlin-based sneaker shop Solebox to create a co-branded, retro take on the Gel-Lyte III. Now the pair is back with the second instalment of the ‘Blue Carpenter Bee’ collaboration, this time taking on the Gel-Lyte Runner.
The early 1990s running model has been given a new contemporary look with goatskin and suede uppers, branded tongue and heel tabs and reflective accents.
Available from 23 July at End Clothing, priced tbc.