You see those lightweight plimsoll-style kicks you’ve been rocking this summer? Yeah, they’re no longer going to cut it. The season of unrelenting rain has begun, so you’ll need sturdier sneaks to see you through AW18. Here are five fresh, durable picks to get on board with.
5 ACE AUTUMN TRAINERS
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 8 October 2018
Nike Air Max 270
Nike sure know how to spoil us, and this year the sportswear giant released its latest silhouette in its iconic Air Max range – the Nike Air Max 270. With a mesh upper and an extra-high sole (the highest in Air Max history, in fact), this super-sleek shoe has been released in multiple colourways since it was first unveiled in February this year. Jump on the hype for emergency orange with a pair of these bad boys.
Polo Ralph Lauren Lux trainers
Whoever said that clean white kicks are exclusively for summer is undoubtedly missing a trick. Yes, there’s more maintenance involved, but finishing off a Scandi-inspired seasonally appropriate ’fit is only right with a minimal pair of kicks. Also, this luxe leather pair from Polo Ralph Lauren will keep your toes nice and dry, and there’s nothing that a quick wipe down with some Crep Protect won’t fix.
adidas Originals POD-S3.1
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: minimal trainers are the one when the mercury drops. Iconic sportswear label adidas has garnered a lot of attention from hypebeasts this year for the release of its seminal Yung 1 silhouette, but it’s important to not forget the brand’s more low-key options. The adidas Originals POD-S3.1, for example, comes in a steezy off-white shade for all your muted, athletic needs.
Skechers Stamina Cutback
The 90s has been the most popular decade to channel for a while now, but no one quite anticipated the meteoric return of Skechers. The original creators of the chunky trainer, which is now a sartorial mainstay for street-stylers everywhere, the brand’s bulky designs are where it’s at for AW18. To get involved with the look, go for a dad-approved pair like this one in a dark colour palette – that way, you can throw them on with most of your autumnal getups.
adidas Originals EQT Support Mid ADV
Another incoming from adidas, but this time on the other end of the spectrum. In a neon-green colourway with hints of highlighter orange, these archive-inspired adidas Originals EQT Support Mid ADV trainers (quite the mouthful) are the prime example of expertly designed running shoes. With a flexible knitted upper, these standout breathable creps will keep your feet cushioned all autumn long.