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4 NEW SHOES FOR 2019
By Steven Potter, 7 January 2019
New year, new shoes, right? Step into 2019 with our edit of the four freshest footwear styles available on ASOS now. For all you sneakerheads out there, expect an archive-inspired offering from Nike that ranks highly on the coveted, chunky-soled spectrum. Meanwhile, with Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, get your date night 'fit sorted with a smart-casual pick from the iconic Dr. Martens.
River Island snaffle loafers
First up, it’s these slick black loafers from high-street heroes, River Island. Step up your 2019 workwear look by matching the loafers to the accents of a check suit – et voila, you'll be in the running for that promotion in no time. Alternatively, team smart joggers with a tucked-in tee or Oxford shirt for a steezy-but-comfortable date-night look. Handy, considering Valentine's Day is just around the corner...
Dr. Martens 1461 Ghillie shoes
First launched in 1960 as a purveyor of sturdy shoes and boots to work in, Dr. Martens is now a cult footwear icon. For DMs worth sliding into, the original Ghillie style was found in a Japanese second-hand store by the DM design team and brought back from the archives in this updated 1461 format. Bridging that tricky smart-casual gap, wear the Ghillie's with smart trousers or channel the brand's punk roots with ripped-up denim instead. Pioneers of the chunky footwear trend, those cleated soles are also an oil and abrasion-resistant throwback to the brand's rich workwear heritage.
Reebok Daytona DMX
Originally released in the 90s, the Reebok Daytona DMX is the daddy of dad sneakers – and, nearly two decades on, the pioneering style is back. Designed by Christian (he gave us the and the Nike Air Max 97, too), its aggressive, sports-inspired silhouette packs some serious . Check out this overbranded, white, black and highlighter-pink colourway for proof. Oh, and there’s the brands innovative ‘moving air technology’ in that mega-chunky sole. And, yes, it is as comfortable as it sounds.
Nike Zoom 2K
If you’re fully into the chunky trainer movement, the Nike Zoom 2K is about as chunky as it gets. Taking inspiration from the M2K Tekno, another standout release from last year, the Zoom 2K also benefits from Nike's extensive basketball archive – hence the overblown silhouette. The branded lace loops and massive sole unit are paired with an inner bootie that gives you a sock-like fit for snug comfort. In terms of fresh starts for 2019, you can't go wrong with this blue, white and gold-trim colourway.