Your favourite rubber-soled kicks come packed with timeless appeal
A plimsoll is simply any canvas shoe with a rubber sole, which is a pretty wide description that applies to most sneakers, however, these styles anyone can pull off, no matter the season, occasion or budget. This week’s selection features all-time faves in new colourways, better materials and retro motifs that pay tribute to sneaker culture’s bright and varied history. Scroll down to see what we’re lacing up in.
Vans Authentic 44 DX Anaheim Factory — OG Burgundy
Paying tribute to the first Vans factory in Anaheim, California, these kicks are the quintessential OG silhouette, but better. They’re made with an upgraded UltraCush sockliner, heavy-duty canvas and feature white eyelets and laces to complete the straight-out-of-the-70s look and feel.
Converse One Star Pinstripe — Navy/Dried Bamboo
The Converse One Star has made a comeback and this style is built to last, so it’s ideal if you’re looking for something long-lasting, versatile and easy to style. Featuring a leather upper and rubber sole with Converse branding across it, it’s a statement piece but still low-key.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High-Top 70 Wordmark
Update your current high-tops with the type of kicks that Chance the Rapper would want to get his hands on. With a big, bold “C” on the side, thicker and tougher sole and cushioned interior, this reinvented version of the classic 70s silhouette is a must-have for anyone looking to up their 90s-inspiration game.
Superga 2751 Pichulik
Superga have teamed up with local fashion and jewellery brand Pichulik to produce one of this season’s hottest kicks. This particular collab draws inspiration from the city of Portofino, featuring sunny yellows with nautical blues and whites – the timeless colours of the Italian seaside, as seen on the eyelets and canvas upper. It also features Pichulik's signature rope at the heel, adding to the nautical feel of the shoe.
G-Star RAW Street Slip On
Slip into something sleek and comfortable with this pair of sneakers. This classic, elasticated slip-on silhouette features a vulcanised rubber sole as well as a canvas upper ensuring its durable construction. The upper canvas is also adorned with a dark blue pattern that contrasts with the white in order to give you a striking, statement-making look.