A new pair of sneakers is as good as holiday. I don’t think that’s an official saying but it sounds appropriate.
Rapid shifts in footwear codes this year alone has seen seemingly unstoppable the dad shoe make way for stealth wealth low-cuts before evolving into the runner-as-fashion and back again. But this is a good thing: the more the merrier and more is definitely more when it comes to sneakers.
On our covet list this month is a mix of new legends and classic icons including adidas, who recently launched their new campaign centring the enduring legacy of the brand’s Originals starring David Beckham and scream queen Jenna Ortega and has us craving the simplicity of the Samba. It’s unassuming silhouette and streamlined style remains peerless.
Check out our top five favourite sneakers for September below.
Christian Louboutin Astroloubi
Inspired by the basketball shoe of the 90s, Louboutin’s new Astroloubi is a nod to the decade’s statement sneaker. The multicoloured model combines veau velours, with suede and waxed leather that retains a light, sporty fit.
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There was a reason why gorpcore became such a phenomenon: it was comfortable and they were built to last. Designed for the precarious surfaces of trail hikes, Salamon XT-Wings are perfect for the relatively more smoother pathways of urban cities as you trek between craft breweries.
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No shoe collection is complete without one of the most classic sneaker silhouettes ever made. It’s not without cause that the Samba has been one of adidas‘ beloved creation spotted on the likes of Rihanna and A$AP Rocky. Our favourite is the crisp simplicity of the white OG.
Prada’s work of challenging convention by deconstructing the codes they’re built on result in clothing that is always thought provoking. Same to be said for their sneakers. Exaggerated elements contrast with minimalist details and unexpected materials such as “bike fabric”. A sneaker for those who want to question the purpose of a sneaker.
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Nike Air Pegasus ’89
Perhaps one of the most comfortable Nike designs around, no other shoe balances athletic comfort with casual style the way the Air Pegasus does. The new palette brings easy-to-style neutral colourways. Get ’em on your feet.
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