Puma Clyde B&C Pack
For most of us, having a sneaker named after us (no matter how many letters we send) is nothing more than a hoop dream. But not for basketball star Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier, whose notoriety for hustlin’ and bustlin’ his opponents on the court pushed Puma to create the Clyde in 1968.
Re-released in 2006 and now one of the brand’s most popular models, Puma has updated the upper with rich soft suede leather and extended the colour range to include steel grey.
Available October 1 at Hanon, priced £65.
Nike SFB X Pendleton
To quote a popular American fantasy drama television series: Winter is coming. That means if you want sneakers to stay in your footwear rotation, they need to be made of tougher stuff.
Lucky, then, that Pendleton Woolen Mills has added its signature textile to Nike’s SFB athletic boot. Inspired by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman’s service during World War II, the six-inch stomper features multicoloured wool patches and a sturdy sole unit that Jon Snow would approve of.
Available at Nike, priced £130.
Adidas NMD HU x Pharrell Williams Core Black
Chances are you like the Adidas NMD and/or Pharrell Williams, so the pair’s collaboration is a no brainer.
Following up on the initial round of colourways, the Human Race graphic is back on a few more, including a murdered-out version.
We’re still trying to get our head around that new lacing system, but there’s no denying it looks killer in yellow against the all-black Primeknit upper and white Boost midsole.
Available at Hanon, priced £175.
Reebok x Livestock NPC Straps
Reebok and Canadian brand Livestock might have taken the idea of the ‘court’ shoe a little too literally, updating the sports brand’s NPC silhouette with a prison-inspired theme.
The classic sneaker has been sentenced to a re-working with handcuff grey pigskin suede uppers with hits of jumpsuit-inspired orange. If that wasn’t enough, the convict kicks are also finished off with an inmate number — 02003-16 — that represents Livestock’s timeline from its 2003 opening to the current year.
Available October 1 at End, priced £75.
Asics Tiger MT
How do you make your greatest sneaker yet? Combine all the best bits from your existing styles, of course. That’s exactly what Asics Tiger has done with its new MT model.
Fuse the upper and split tongue of the Gel Lyte III, the mono sock of the Gel Lyte V, and the heel clip of the Respector, and what you get is the brand’s most utilitarian trainer to date.
Available October 1 at Asos, priced £120.
Axel Arigato Clean 360
We’ve lost count of the amount of sneakers Swedish footwear brand Axel Arigato has released (understandable given there’s been one every week for around two years). But luckily the brand has brought them all into one space for the first time with the launch of a debut flagship in central London.
Despite opening a store, which we assume is fairly time-consuming, the cult brand still managed to get out its weekly drop. The Clean 360’s uppers are made from distressed suede uppers and feature a contrast leather heel on top of a stitched Italian sole.
Available at Axel Arigato’s debut flagship at 19-23 Broadwick Street, London, priced £165.