In a sneaker world where brands would rather resuscitate their archives than launch new silhouettes, adidas’ recent innovations are rightly lauded. And from the glut of new shapes it’s launched over the last couple of years, the Tubular has cemented itself as the don. The Tubular Doom, a sneaker masquerading as an Imperial Battle Cruiser, is the don of those dons, a shoe so sexy you might not want to look at this post at work.

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Especially since the latest iteration is the all-black colourway we’ve always hoped for. Taking the already super-stripped back sock-liner, barely there lacing, and the elastic strap that made the Y-3 Qasa one of last year’s most sought-after shoes, this version adds in an equally inky sole. Team with your best street ninja getup.

The adidas Originals Tubular Doom Blackout is available from 17 March, from