This Month’s Best New Trainer Releases: Part 2
Vans Late Night Pack
Always got junk food on the mind? Now you can wear it on your feet, quite literally, thanks to Vans latest snack-inspired collection.
Printed with burgers, pizza, chips and fizzy drinks, each pair gives a classic Vans silhouette a foodie makeover that is sure to have you salivating in seconds. However, were leaning toward the cartoon burger-printed Classic Slip-Ons for a more abstract take on the theme.
Finished with panels of the shoes iconic chequered pattern, this standout pair is sure to turn a few hungry heads.
Available at Vans, priced £52.
Le Coq Sportif 25th Anniversary Dynactif
Le Coq Sportif may not excite the same kind of sneaker thirst as its more famous rivals, but its a brand with some serious milestones under its midsole. Not least the now 25-year-old Dynactif System, celebrated with a new collection that marks this milestone.
The comfort technology is made up of double inserts of two densities in the midsole, offering improved comfort in the back and propulsion at the fore of the foot. Technical details aside, the label has turned out three silhouettes from its archives in retro-feel shades to mark the occasion, including the first release of the T4000 hi-top in the UK. Were putting these on our wish list for their nineties vibe and statement paneling.
Available at Sneakersnstuff, priced £95.
New Balance x Grenson M576
Both holding strong roots in British manufacturing, footwear brands New Balance and Grenson have teamed up to launch one of the smartest sneakers weve ever seen.
Taking New Balances 576 silhouette and reimagining it in Italian calfskin leather, the brogue-style shoe has been handcrafted across both brands UK factories – Grensons in Northampton and New Balances in Cumbria. Finished with the signature N to the side and smart punched detailing, these trainers are the ultimate in smart meets casual, quite literally.
Available instore Footpatrol, priced £300.
ASICS Gel-Lyte V x Kicks Lab Phys Ed
If clean and pristine trainers arent your thing, feast your eyes on these worn-feel collaborative sneakers by ASICS and Tokyo-based Kicks Lab. Enlisting the help of Singaporean artist Mark Ong – also known as Mr Sabotage – Kicks Lab has given the historic silhouette a real dressing down, using botanic-inspired camouflage to create a rugged military aesthetic.
In a further nod to army uniforms, the tongue comes complete with a badge-like removeable Velcro tongue label, with waxed brown laces tying the whole look together.
Available at Overkill, priced £120.
adidas Tubular Chinese New Year Pack
In celebration of the big event set for February 8, sportswear giant Adidas has issued three brand new iterations of its revamped Tubular silhouette.
The shoe, first launched in 1993, comes decked out in a bold red shade for the modern day, in an obvious nod to Chinas turning of 2016. Joining the Tubular Runner and Doom models for this collection is the Tubular X, featuring tonal panels of leather, suede and mesh on top of a pumped up white sole.
Available at Drome, priced £109.99.