6 sneakers for summer
There’s an argument that trainers have never been more in vogue, with elite designers and major brands collaborating on sporty footwear. Much like the music scene, though, there are few overarching themes. What we’re left with is a mixture of the avant garde, the minimalist and unashamedly retro… sometimes all three.
1. Reebok Pump
Reebok has begun to emerge from the shadows in which it hid during the early 2000s. They are now concentrating on two markets: heritage and fitness. The pump technology fits perfectly with the former, harking back to the late '80s/early '90s and the industry-wide attempt to replace shoelaces. The modern version is s lightweight street shoe.
2. Rick Owens Springblade for Adidas
This has taken a more contemporary take on a performance springe blade trainer, which sits within the current Adidas Performance portfolio. This is more of streetwear or a collection piece – with the mesh upper on this sneaker, allowing breathability as well as comfort in the summer months.
3. Nike Air Jordan 7 Retro
Celebrating an Iconic superstar which is Michael Jordan, Nike have laid up a classic throwback with these White, Blue and Black hightops. With its subtle branding, this has multiple uses and can be worn on a night out – as well as courtside.
4. Nike Huarache
The Huarache has a bit of a love-hate reputation within the Nike portfolio but definitely has a style that has led to other shoe manufactures to explore their own trainers – especially how they can offer more creativity and versatility. With the blue complimenting the pink perfectly, this slip on option wouldn’t look out of place in either a male or female’s collection.
5. Gold Jeremy Scott Wings
Jeremy Scott has been working with Adidas since 2008 and has prided himself on smashing boundaries. Now creative director for Moschino, some may have assumed that he would have taken his eye away from the Adidas directive – but this has shown everything what he is about in one striking shoe. His first initial SS15 option was black, with this taking the lead as we approach into the high summer months.
6. Puma Disc
Similar to Reebok, Puma has added some nostalgia to their style range. By adding the disc technology, which would be used to fasten the shoe rather than a normal shoelace. With Rihanna now confirmed as their creative director, I would expect a more fashion forward view on their sneaker game for 2015 and beyond.