With so many new sneaks being unleashed into the world every week, finding the ones that are actually worth owning can be a proper chore. But don’t panic: the GQ fashion team are here to help with our weekly guide to the best trainers we’ve seen over the past seven days.
From the latest Vans collaborations to limited-edition Nike and Adidas trainers that have, you know, been made to actually run in, this feature is our ultimate guide to finding a brand-new pair of kicks.
Converse Pro Leather Mid
Originally released in 1976 and worn by NBA players such as Dr. J and Michael Jordan, the Converse Pro Leather mid is back.
$103 at converse.com
CQP Teddy Brown
The perfect winter trainer has arrived. These suede and shearling-lined kicks are all you need to keep your feet warm this winter.
$372 at c-qp.com
Adidas Alphaedge 4D Reflective trainers
Featuring Carbon 4D technology in the midsole which offers a snappy ride and controlled energy return, these are some of the best running trainers ever made.
$295 at adidas.co.uk
Umbro Phoenix Sneaker
Chunky and then some, these trainers will are white hot, like their name.
$109 at umbro.co.uk
New Balance x Aries 911
Aries Arise has teamed up with New Balance for a second time and the result is quite honestly sneaker perfection. With just the right amount of chunkiness and colour, these are a real winner.
$255 at endclothing.com
Vetements x Reebok Spike Runner 200 mesh trainers
Vetements and Reebok is one of the great collaborations of the past ten years. Now they're at it again and the result is pretty special.
$661 at matchesfashion.com
Superga x Yoox trainers
Inspired by “couple shoes”, a popular Korean trend that encourages people to wear matching or identical shoes with their partner, we’re particularly taken by the nonexistent back to these slip-ons. An easy win.
$80 at yoox.com
Maison Margiela Retro Fit trainers
Celebrate the resigning of John Galliano’s contract with Margiela with a pair of these kicks. We are.
$917 at matchesfashion.com
Reebok DMX6 MMI trainers
Introduced in 2001, Reebok’s DMX6 MMI embodies the industrialised design language prominent in the early noughties and now they've been reintroduced in all their glory.
$165 at endclothing.com
Last week’s best trainers: Adidas Ozweego Lunar Mission
Head down to Adidas' new Oxford Street store and grab yourself a pair of these. They might not propel you to the moon, but they sure enough will take your street cred to celestial heights.
$140 at endclothing.com