Autumn Footwear – Top 10 Picks
With the nights drawing in and the Autumn weather creeping up on us, it’s time to step up your seasonal shoe game. This year has seen some serious fire dropped from the likes of Nike, Vans, Adidas and Reebok; so we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 shoes we think you should be copping this season.
The Old Skool silhouette has always been an iconic shape, from the sidestripe right down to the waffle sole, and the turn of the seasons sees a new, moody tonal colour way adorn the Vans classic. Canvas and suede uppers envelope the foot, with the padded ankle details adding comfort to all the right places. Vans deliver the goods no matter the season.
Autumn demands comfort, and with the Adidas Originals EQT Support ADV Primeknit, those demands are met. Bold prime knit uppers and sock liners exude a luxurious feel and give the shoe the urbanised edge that’s asked of it, with a moulded TPU piece adding light support to ensure it’s ready for any cold weather adventure.
A notorious name in the footwear game, Nike are synonymous for making hardy shoes that are sure to up anyones crep game. This year we saw a range of Nike’s famous silhouettes given the jewel treatment, and the Air Max 1 Jewel in Dusty Peach is the perfect autumnal colour way for any sneaker head. Full leather uppers ensure a comfort like no other, with the signature Nike jewel sitting on the side.
Vans are killing it this year with their colourways, and the Authentic has been given the low-key ‘OG Birch’ treatment. An instantly recognisable shape, the Authentic features an all over canvas upper, with the iconic waffle sole supporting the unit; with the Anaheim upgrade, this shoes uses Ultracush sickliness to cushion the foot, keeping it super comfy for any wearer.
For over 100 years, Reebok have been the go to for comfort and style, and 2017 saw the release of a wavy new shoe: the Reebok Workout Ripple. Combing the best of Reebok heritage and modernising it, this Workout uses soft leather to grace the upper, while a riffled gum sole supports this sneaker and ensure to keep your style game on point.
In commemoration of legendary marathon runner, Steve Prefontaine, Nike decided to release a souped up version of the ‘Rebel Skull’ Pack. Premium leather uppers are graced with subtle suede hits, with the notorious Air Max 95 shape featuring an embroidered skull & cross-bones to replace the Nike swoosh as a nod to Prefontaine’s high school footbal team, The Pirates.
One of Nike SB’s most well-known skate shoes, the Zoom Janoski, is given a golden touch just in time for the Autumn season. A low profile and suede uppers make this skate shoe a favourite of the pro’s, with the traction and grip solidifying it’s prolificness. This golden beige take on the iconic shoe makes for the perfect seasonal colour.
OG shoes always pride themselves on comfort, and the Gel-Diablo is as original as it comes. Constructed from a synthetic leather upper and lined with mesh panels, it’s a breathable, comfortable option for anyone in the cooler months. The signature Asics gel cushioning system ensures maximum comfort.
Clarks Originals are one of those brands that just keep stepping up the game, and with the Trigenic range it’s obvious comfort reigns supreme. Made from a premium suede that sits on a decoupled vibram soul unit that moulds to your foot shape. Hand stitching provides a nod to the infamous Clarks’ craftsmanship, with the maple colourway maintaining that Autumn feel.
Vans saw the demand for a lightweight, durable skate shoe that was ultiamtely as stylish as it was practical… this made way for the Ultrarange Pro. With Ultracush lite midsoles, the shoe also features suede uppers and Duracap finishing touches. The Thrasher Collaboration see’s this shoe given the ultimate skate treatment, with the skate goat logo on the tongue — perfect for those incoming colder, wetter months.
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