There’s a lot happening in the sneaker world these days. There is always a new drop, a fresh collection or a hot trend to get excited about. But with so many great shoes to choose from, it’s easy to be overwhelmed.
Here’s my selection of kickass kicks to make your sneaker shopping a whole lot easier.
Bringing the best of 90’s cushioning and futuristic aesthetic to the streets, the popular adidas Originals P.O.D. S3.1 (renowned for its snug knit-upper and supportive feel) is released in a slew of new colorways, including a duo of special editions featuring a gradient color scheme inspired by heat mapping technology to look out for.
adidas Originals stores and www.adidas.co.za
With aggressive, future-retro design the PUMA RS-X Tracks is a sneaker dedicated to that extreme reinvention of live music and music culture. Built with RS technology on the midsole, the bulky silhouette with mesh and textile upper is decked with leather overlays. Practical and cutting-edge, these kicks will rock wherever you go.
Retailers: PUMA, Sportscene, X-Trend, Side Step, The Office, Superbalist and selected retailers.
(In stores from 1 April 2019)
To the casual observer, it may have come as a bit of a shock when the fashion elite suddenly appeared to be taking their style cues from chunky trainers circa 1995. Consider it footwears answer to the recent loosening and widening in fashion silhouettes. Nail the trend in these Diesel S-Kipper Low-Lace sneakers featuring a round toe, a lace-up front fastening, and curved shock-absorbing soles.
Price on request
A fresh take on a classic, the New Balance 574 SPORT men’s sneaker is built for street-ready style and 24/7 comfort. Updates include sleek bootie construction and a head-turning mid-cut profile. Plush comfort supports this standout sneaker so you can lace up and take on the day in comfy confidence.
Retailers: Sportscene, Cross Trainer, NB Own Retail
Twenty years after it first released, the popular Asics OG running shoe from 1999, is back for 2019 as a fashionable lifestyle sneaker. Featuring all the tech of the original OG (GEL™ tech, DUOMAX™ cushioning, and Quadra-lacing), the ASICSTIGER GEL-KAYANO 5 OG, in a new colorway inspired by the colors of a night’s sky, makes the past look fresher than ever.
No sneaker list is complete without the Reebok Classic, another champion of the
If you’re in the market for something a little less flashy, but still want to look like a man in the know, you can’t go wrong with these Replay SPORTS-LUXE sneakers in a military green with raised sole, khaki detailing and red accents; they’ll look great with everything from denims to chinos.
Replay Cape Town: 021 418 8507
For those who prefer a sleeker profile to the chunky styles currently shattering pavements at fashion weeks across the globe, the Superdry HYDE CORE RUNNER in black with a subtle pop of colour is equally on-trend and an easy-to-wear alternative.
Retailers: Superdry Stores: V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Sandton, Gateway & Menlyn