This Months Best New Trainer Releases: Part 2
Asics x Concept Gel Respector Cocoa
As the promo shots prove, Concepts take on Asics GEL Respector is all about getting that green. The Miami retailer has picked a colourway that nods to the citys most lucrative export the coca plant in leafy tones, with the Asics logo picked out in white lines.
Its also the first time the GEL Respector has had a collaborative design, making it a must-cop for any sneaker addict to scratch their itch. Just say yes.
Available at END Clothing, from December 19.
Puma x Trapstar Disc Blaze
Fresh off the back of a collaborative collection with Rihanna, sportswear giant Puma has headed to London for its latest release. Teaming up with British streetwear label Trapstar, sneaker fans are treated to a dark and gritty reimagining of its Disc Blaze silhouette.
Keeping things all black, the shoe starts with a smooth leather upper, moving onto a striking speckled sole, red Disc strap and, of course, Trapstars statement logo to the heel. These are kicks that make some noise.
Available at Puma, from December 19.
Reebok x Garbstore Insta Pump Fury Road Manta Rey
Originally a Japanese exclusive, Garbstores swirling spin on the InstaPump Fury Road has come west. Not the trainer choice of Mad Max, the Fury Road was a sleeker take on the original InstaPump Fury, swapping the split sole for all-in-one Hexalite and tweaking the upper.
Here, it gets some added luxury, courtesy of a marble effect, neoprene cage and soft suede upper, plus speckles to the sole for even more impact. Just in case this shoe wasnt already conspicuous enough.
Available at Garbstore, priced £135.
Nike Air Max 90 LTR PRM Flax Pack
Joining Nikes 2015 Flax Pack is this winter-inspired pair of Air Max 90s, complete with quilted lining and a treaded sole for maximum traction on those icy days.
Practicalities aside, this pair is just as stylish as the rest, boasting a tan suede upper, light brown rubber accents and coordinating laces. Forget winter youll want to wear these smart sneakers all year round.
Available at Nike, from December 18.
adidas Nomad Runner Primeknit
The German sports giant caps a bumper year with a new silhouette. Released to much fanfare last week, the Nomad Runner packs sports performance into a streetwear silhouette, coupling an Boost midsole and Primeknit, sock-like upper with color-blocked panels ported straight from 1980s hip-hop.
As the three stripes moves into 2016, its clear the brand intends to reinvent the past. Not just rehash it.
Available at Hanon now, priced £129.