With so many brand new sneaks being unleashed into the world every week, finding the ones which are really worth owning may be a proper chore. But do not panic: the GQ style team are here to help with our weekly guide to the best trainers we have seen over the past seven days.
From the latest Vans collaborations to limited-edition Nike and Adidas trainers who have, you know, been made to really run in, this attribute is our supreme guide to locating a brand-new set of kicks. And if you are still not sated following this lot? Check out our guide to each of the best men’s coaches of 2020 for more.
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Nike SB Blazer Low GT
Nike’s SB Blazer is among the brand’s most popular fashions and this take on the 1973 layout, which has been worn by the likes of George Gervin, was created for rider Grant Taylor. Sleek, easy and fuss-free, these seem the company and even do it nicely. The top is made from a tough and durable suede and comes complete with appliquéd leather Swooshes to the sides and a leather panel into the heel, as well as an internal rubber heel cap for stability and support. Not only for skaters.
Sitting as part of Gucci’s Off The Grid capsule, which will be its most sustainable line however, these 1970s tennis-inspired trainers are produced from recycled materials and trims, protesting the house’s dedication to sustainability. Black GG nylon made from Econyl — a nylon cloth sourced from regenerated materials which can be recycled and re-created, aiding in decreasing its ecological footprint — makes up the best aspect of the footwear, while the green and crimson web stripe detailing consists of recycled polyester.
The two Rhude and Vans hail from sunny California, so it’s no wonder the pair have an ongoing partnership. Rhuigi Viallaseñor’s Rhude adopts skate culture, which he actually grew up around, while Vans is easily the most well-known skate manufacturer in the world. The Manila-born designer isn’t a stranger to the apparel manufacturer and this pair of kicks is motivated by the Golden State’s iconic 1982 climbing sunlight license plate.
Saucony’s Triumph 18 is easily among its better jogging trainers. The design is meant to improve your training experience and features PWRRUN+, the next-gen in cushioning, Formfit, which cups your foot for added comfort, along with a new durable rubber outsole, for extra stability.
For Spring/Summer 2020, Samuel Ross, the founder and lead writer of A-Cold-Wall* looked to the custom of ancient architecture for inspiration. Case in point: All these coaches mimic the constitution of clay through the use of a cocooning only and slate-hued leather and suede details.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2
While you may need to wait until 2021 for the first fall from Kanye West’s Gap partnership, you are still able to get your feet into a set of his Adidas collaboration. These Yeezys dropped for the first time in 2017 as part of a Black Friday package and feature the backward SPLY-350 signature in red and continue to this day one of those darker pairs of Yeezys in existence.