Top Ten Shoes For The Summer
The iconic Birkenstock two strap sandal is back with this vintage brown iteration. The double natural leather straps offers an authentic yet classic look in a washed out pallet. The straps are finished off with a copper buckle with Birkenstock engraved on both adding to the overall vintage feel of the sandal. Continuing the vintage vibe, the sole of the shoe is also finished with a natural leather giving a soft sole with an anatomically shaped foot bed based on the classic cork style. The side of the shoe is then stamped with the iconic Birkenstock logo in a metal finish. This sandal is perfect for those warmer days hence why it kicking off at number 10!
A classic running silhouette dating back to the 70s the Albatros has a long and prestiged history boasting the first ever Air Cushioning unit used in a sneaker label. Arriving as part of the Karhu Kahvihetki pack — Translated to Coffee Time reflecting in the importance of Coffee in Finland’s culture — this Blue Aster & White iteration ticks all of the boxes for those on the lookout for a casual sneaker throughout the course of the coming months. Boasting a lightweight and breathable synthetic upper tonal suede overlays add stability whilst synthetic contrasting M-logo overlays to both sidewalls gives the shoe a signature detail. Sitting atop of the all important Air Cushioned sole unit and a grippy rubber outsole.
An 80’s classic the iconic Continental indoor trainer shoe is back this season with a retro look that will not look out of place in your wardrobe. Catching the eye with a distinguished two tone stripe that runs across both sidewalls this iteration differs from recent releases with the inclusion of a full grain leather upper capturing the imagination whilst also nodding towards the model’s archival status. Boasting perforations on the toe box and at both sidewalls for — enhancing breath-ability — the silhouette sits proudly atop of a lightweight EVA midsole and split rubber cupsole for added traction and comfort. Complete with adidas branding through a contrast window logo and subtle trefoil emblems to the tongue and heel they are a great option to be able to turn to for casual wear throughout the course of the coming months.
A true icon of poolside attire this collegiate Navy iteration of the adidas Originals Adilette Slides will stand out for those on the lookout for holiday or lounge wear essentials throughout the course of the coming months. Portrayed in the same simplistic slip on style as the 1972 — adidas Campus — inspired original, the upper differs slightly from some of it’s other counterparts by utilising a soft microseude to it’s bandage that contrasted nicely by a set of serrated 3 stripes. Sitting comfortably on a soft footbed that displays a slight grain texture a diamond pattern rubber outsole rounds off the piece underfoot.
One of the most iconic running silhouettes the 1978 Nike Air Tailwind makes a return this season in a black, white and team orange colourway well suited to act as a statement rotation option over the coming months. Boasting a breathable and lightweight with a mesh upper, tonal suede overlay panels at the toe and heel helps give stability to the wearer whilst contrast synthetic leather swoosh branding on each sidewall joins at the heel for a statement effect. Sitting upon Air Cushioned midsole and a Rubber outsole with traction pattern this iteration of the Tailwind is a must to have, easy to wear option, throughout warmer periods of the year.
A 90s inspired silhouette the Champion CWA-1 stands out amongst this season’s collection of fashion sneakers with a white leather upper acting as a canvas that allows the red and blue accents of the logo details pop out. Up top tonal leather overlays with a slight grained texture compliment the rest of the upper which is completed with perforations at the toe box and logo details at the tongue, sidewall and heel. Sitting on the all important chunky midsole with a rubber outsole providing added traction the iteration will make for a great day-to-day turn to throughout the course of the coming months.
An iconic silhouette that dates back to 1981, these Diadora B.Elite sneakers in white & deep Forest combine classic tennis styling with contemporary casual appeal. With it’s legendary form of contrast and style this version boasts a white full grain leather upper with contrast leather overlay detailing to the sidewall and heel giving the model a pop of colour. Sitting upon a cushioned in sole and gum rubber out-sole this footwear essential is completed with Diadora branding to the tongue and heel whilst perforations throughout the upper at to the silhouettes breath ability.
Leading the trend for a Chunky midsole, the Fila Disruptor II returns this season in a clean an precise premium white colourway that promises to perform over the course of the coming months. Crafted using a nubuck leather to the upper perforations to the medial side and toe box allow for added berathability. Detailed with heel and tongue pull for an easier on/off, subtle embroidered Fila branding to the tongue, heel and lateral side rounds off the model that sits upon a lightweight chunkty mid-sole and cleated rubber out sole.
A premium feature arriving as part of this season’s Spring Court collectionthis iteration of the classic low cut G2 utilises a white colour pallet delivering minimalistic cues to great effect. Differing from it’s single colour cotton canvas counterparts this version boasts a high quality Nappa Leather to it’s uppers whilst the model retains a tonal patented Spring Court ventilated rubber outsole underfoot. Lined with leather on the inside, logo embossment at the tongue complete the shoe to great effect.
Experts in creating minimalist designs with superior construction, Slovakian footwear brand Novesta continue to produce the same quality footwear that they always have. Handmade since the 1930’s their iconic Star Dribble silhouette is made with humble machinery that presses the natural rubber soles onto the 100% cotton canvas uppers avoids the use of toxic shoe glues so these beauties are friendly on your feet and our precious planet. The Star Dribble model is constructed in the original high top silhouette with chrome eyelet lacing, a rubber shell toe and vulcanised sole. This classic everyday option is effortlessly cool with its understated styling and sketch of an explorer on the rubber outsole.