How many of you make shoe contact before even making eye contact? If you ever turned your head annoyingly noticing someone on the streets wearing a cool pair of sneakers that you unsuccessfully tried to get in an online drop, after setting your alarm at 7 in the morning, you are not alone!
July is now over and we are already past the mid-year mark and while last year everybody was in lockdown, this summer the world is slowly opening again and every sneakerhead is ready to show off their treasures (especially the ones that came around to be more expensive than an iPhone, if you know what we mean…).
As we asked our team what are their favourite everyday pair of sneakers, these are the five most popular:
1 – FILA ELECTROVE 2 – RRP £70
Keen on the Balenciaga look but not ready to drop £700 all at once? These chunky sneakers are the perfect hybrid between Triple S and Track sneakers, for a fraction of the price.
With an exaggerated EVA midsole and a bold retro look, these sneakers are perfect to pair with basic jeans, a t-shirt and an oversize blazer.
2 – NIKE AF1 ’07 ESSENTIAL – RRP £80
The timeless AF1 silhouette gets an upgrade thanks to this bold colourway.
The gold detailing around the swoosh and side panels is visible but not overpowering and the bold deep royal blue overall colour will make any outfit stand out from the crowd.
A little extra detail – the gold metal lace lock for a luxe finish. Super cool!
3 – AIR JORDAN 1 MID SE – RRP £105
You can’t go wrong with a pair of AJ1, and this colourway (laser orange & black) gives a new pop of colour to the legendary silhouette launched back in the 80s.
For this model, all the branding details are present with the iconic Jumpman motif across the tongue and the AJ wings logo debossed on the side of the collar.
It doesn’t really matter if you are into basketball or not, if you love sneakers a pair of Air Jordan 1 are an absolute must-have in your collection.
4 – ADIDAS ORIGINALS SUPERSTAR – RRP £80
Originally made for basketball players in the 70s, Superstars became iconic thanks to the hip-hop royalty endorsement back in the 90s. Today is one of the most famous evergreen silhouettes on the market and represents one of the most versatile pairs of shoes someone can buy as it goes perfectly paired with a tracksuit for the day and a silk dress for the night. Absolutely timeless!
5 – NIKE DUNK HIGH SAIL TEAM RED – RRP £95
If you are in the middle of the Dunk-mania, don’t worry – We are all in this together!
This silhouette is ruling the Nike shoe game at the moment with people trying to snatch the coolest colourways via online drops, raffles, resellers and the old sneakerheads online bible, Stock X with prices that sometimes go up 10-12 times the RRP.
The Sail Team Red colourway is extremely versatile and the light cream panels give these shoes an immediate retro vibe while the rubber outsole is a granted sign of comfort.
By Marianna Ricciardi