When we think of Reebok we can’t help but anthropomorphise the gritty Bolton-born brand into a kind of rough-around-the-edges youth who’s gone and done good. And if that’s the case, then this sporty running shoe is that lad after he’s upscaled to posh a Wilmslow mansion to live in cream-carpeted luxury. Yes, he’s arrogant. But we still love the stylish sod.
On first glance this might look like your standard skate shoe, but of course, you’re wrong. This is a luxury skate shoe. Don’t let the fact that you’ve probably never picked up a skateboard put you off. Just focus on the silky, mustard-coloured cashmere suede uppers and their calf-leather linings. The only “decks” these bad boys will be troubling are yacht decks.
Oh boy, are these trainers slick. Look at them with their clean lines and flirtatious colour gradient. They’ve all the dash and detail of an Italian sports car. Built from performance mesh and leather with thermosealed seams, these beauts will have you gliding round the beer garden like Nino Farina. This revisit of the legendary Diadora N9000 is a summer must-own.
Feet are disgusting. Never more so in high summer, when heat and moisture combine to turn your trainers into fully-fledged ecosystems, teeming with biological life. Adidas’ Climacool have solved this quandary. They have “360 degrees of ventilation”, which means not only are the uppers all meshy and breathable, but they have holes in the soles too. Cool, futuristic and stylish – just don’t wear them on a rainy day.
Your brain might go into meltdown trying to comprehend this trainer-cum-sandal crossbreed from Keen, but just go with it. We like them and we can’t really explain why. They’re surprisingly smart, so while they might give off a bit of a “geography teacher” vibe when rocked with shorts, they definitely don’t when paired with a smart summer suit.
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