New Balance M1500UC Made In England
Good news for New Balance fans with some cash to spare over the festive period. Flimby’s finest just turned out one of its most expensive sneakers to date. The made in England update of the 1980s sneakerhead favourite justifies the price tag with premium leather uppers in an understated navy and grey colourway.
Available at End, priced £125.
End X Reebok Instapump Fury Pink Salmon
Forget the big bird. This year salmon’s on the menu for Christmas Day over at End. If you can roll yourself away from the dinner table, the retailer is dropping a pink version of Reebok’s legendary Instapump Fury sneaker, complete with a textured suede upper, nylon cage overlay, speckled midsole and signature pump lacing system.
Available from December 25 at End, priced £129.
Puma Clyde Dressed Pack
The NBA’s original sultan of swag, Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier, has inspired countless versions of the namesake Puma sneaker. The latest slam dunk rework is decked out in a premium quilted leather upper based on the leather case the basketball star brought to games.
Available at Size?, priced £80.
Nike Air Max Zero Premium
Known as ‘the one before the 1’, the Nike Air Max Zero is the original sketch that gave birth to one of the sneaker world’s best loved dynasties. Previously reserved for special releases during Air Max Day celebrations, the historic mesh upper sneaker is now available all year round.
Available at Hanon, priced £109.
Asics x Monkey Time Gel Lyte V Dress Up
The latest collaboration from Asics and United Arrows sub-label Monkey Time sees the Gel Lyte V in its smartest rendering yet. Taking cues from dress shoes, the sartorial sneakers are constructed using a combination of soft nubuck and shiny leather, with marbled black detailing on the heel and sole.
Available from 23 December at Mr Porter, priced £120.
Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit Tri-Colour
We couldn’t bring 2016 to a close without showing some love to the most talked about Adidas sneaker of year. Rendered in lightweight Primeknit in an all-over graphic, the Tri-Colour iteration of the much hyped NMD is finished with red blue and black Three-Stripe detailing.
Available from 26 December at Adidas, priced £129.95.
Buddy Bull Terrier Low
Everyone could do with a buddy like Buddy. Established in 2002, the Osaka-based fashion firm is best known for its high-quality sneakers. Modelled on a bull terrier, the brand’s latest rendition goes for walkies with suede uppers designed to imitate the ears and tail, finished with a removable leather patch ‘collar’.
Available at End, priced £105.
Vans Authentic DX Leather Low
The most enduring and recognisable Vans sneaker, originally called the 44, the original canvas Authentic was the first deck shoe sold by the Van Doren Rubber Company in 1966. Fifty years on, the low-top continues to hold its place as a skateboarding icon, only now with premium leather uppers.
Available at Size?, priced £60.