Like things streamline? Find the perfect pair, whether you’re low-key or a statement-maker
Taste. We’ve all got some and it’s definitely subjective. Some of us are strictly into Jordans, others are dedicated to Stan Smiths and other white low-tops and a few of us are all over the place, as long as we’re wearing the most-hyped silhouettes. This week’s selection of sneakers are sleek and simple in form, but it’s the details that set them apart. Whether you’re looking for embossed uppers, oversized laces or just want a sock bootie, we’ve got the options. Scroll down to see what’s on offer.
New Balance WRL247SS
For women, there’s this futuristic option by New Balance. Made with a breathable mesh upper and leather-look overlays on the heel, they’re ideal for exercising or completing a Yeezy-inspired athleisure ensemble. Technically, they’re impressive too: they’re made with New Balance’s 247 Engineered Mesh and the lightweight REVlite foam sole is designed for easy movement and durability.
Reebok Workout Plus
If you’re keen for something more pared-back, try the Reebok Workout Plus and return to the basics. Originally released in the 80s, the sneaker features a soft leather upper and side panels for a reinforced lacing system. The contrasting gum sole adds an eye-catching touch to the low-top. Wear these with black slim-fit jeans, a T-shirt and baseball jacket for a retro-looking ensemble.
Vans Old Skool
For the skaters, bright-colour-lovers or general Vans enthusiasts, there’s this rendition of the Vans Old Skool. With a wine-coloured suede upper and contrasting oversized laces, you can use these kicks to add just the right pop of colour to any off-duty outfit. The pair features all the classic Old Skool parts we all love: from the white rubber midsole and waffle sole to the padded collar and reinforced toe cap.
If you’re on the market for something eye-catching to appease the maximalist within, why not try the Princess sneakers. Made from embossed suede, they’re the answer to your velour tracksuit prayers. They come with a rubber sole and padded sockliner so they’re comfortable too. Complement them with pastel coloured athleisure essentials like matching tracksuits or go for a black-on-black casual look and let the shoes do all the talking.
adidas Originals Swift Run PK
If you’re looking for an everyday shoe with a sock-like fit, guys should try the Primeknit version of adidas Orginals' Swift Run. Perfect for afternoons out or hitting your favourite jogging route, the upper is built for extra support and lightweight comfort. The EVA midsole provides cushioning, while the elastic collar and lacing gives the shoes a tighter, more secure fit. Pin-rolled jeans or joggers are a must with these, plus this Raw Gold colourway will blend in with some of the most classic outerwear — think an olive green bomber or a camel coat.