#1. Adidas Originals ZX Flux Weave OG Shoes – Light Onix/Red
When you have a well-loved classic like the ZX8000, the last thing you want is to see is it being remixed into something new. But with the ZX Flux series, adidas have not only managed to stay true to the original shape, but added extra appeal too. The one-piece woven uppers are lightweight and durable, the sole unit is packed with Torsion goodness and the colourway is spot-on.
#2. Nike Air Huarache Light Shoes – Atomic Mango/Action Green
The original Huarache Light will always be one of my favourite shoes – and seeing it brought back in the Huarache Racer Light colourway was one of the highlights of the summer. While popular opinion has sided with the regular Huarache this year, the Huarache Light will always be held in high regard by those who know their classics. Buy them now and stick them on ice until next summer!
#3. Reebok X Garbstore CL Leather 6000 Shoes – Olive/White
When I met Ian Paley from Garbstore for the first time last year, he explained the thought process (and painstaking work) that went into creating these incredible inside-out versions of classic Reebok models. The 6000 is a great shoe – and seeing it in this muted set of colours makes it an easy purchase option.
#4. Vans Half Cab Shoes – (Snake) Total Eclipse
The Half Cab is one of the few shoes that really bridges the gap between functional skate shoe and lifestyle sneaker. It’s a comfortable mid-top (originating from the days when we used to cut down our Vans Full Cabs and seal the tops with stickers) and looks particularly smart in this navy blue, black and white colourway.
#5. Adidas Originals Superstar 80s Shoes – Black/White
Back in the early ‘90s, I spent a long time searching for a pair of black and white shelltoes. At that time, they seemed impossible to find (unless you had the inside link with Barnzley and Philip at Acupuncture in Soho) but retros started to arrive a few years later. Fast forward to the Superstar 35th Anniversary series in 2005 and Undefeated dropped their amazing monotone Superstar: one of the best collaboration releases ever. Those have long gone, but these simple black and white beauties on the 80s silhouette will definitely help to fill the void.