Forget the visions of fluro-glo detailed monstrosities in various bland shades of off-white and off-grey, brands have cottoned on to the truth that not only do people desire a trainer they can run in, they also want to have the ability to wear it every day too.
Again, adidas and Nike have the sport on lockdown, combining their decades of success in producing fit-for-purpose athleticwear with up-to-the-minute aesthetics. The brandstrainers offer supreme comfort and performance, yet are cool enough to wear with a pair of slim, dark wool trousers without looking like you’ve lost your mind. What a time to be alive, eh?
For those who wanted to go full hipster, you could possibly opt for adidascollaboration with Rick Owens staples for individuals who describe their look as ‘dark matter meets neo-futurismor whatever but we’d suggest you retain it simple. The German sports giant’s Boost range is stunning all-round (even when a lot of the fanfare has been saved for Kanye’s own Boost shoe) and their Kanadia range is also well worth a glance.
Reebok Furylite Black Trainers
Adidas Ultra Boost Silver Trainers
Saucony Turquoise Suede Dxn Trainer Sneakers
Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Pro Running Sneakers
Greats The Pronto Suede And Mesh Sneakers
Nike Running Free 5.0 Mesh Sneakers
Asics Gel Saga Winter Trail
Adidas X Rick Owens Runner
Nike Free Hypervenom 2
Perfect for layering and athletic usage, seems that track jackets are both extremely cool and really useful wardrobe items who knew? (Besides anyone who’s ever run track or did sports more than twice a year.)
Coming in additional cuts, styles and colours than you’ll know what to do with, your choices run the gamut from technical apparel fit for trekking a mountain in, to featherweight options typically reserved for warm-ups and light training.
The lighter stuff is our preference as it’ll probably get more wear an ultra-thin nylon jacket used as a mid-layer is a glance that’s on-point; try one over a polo shirt and under a parka.
Think Nike’s (who are getting a number of props today) Windrunner series, legendary British label Fred Perry, throwback nineties brands like Ellesse and Fila, or high-end performance wear specialists resembling Stone Island or Arc’teryx Veilance.
Adidas Brion Track Top In Black
Ellesse Re-issue Track Jacket
Nike Windrunner Jacket
Fred Perry Colour Block Track Jacket
Adidas Nite Jogger Og Track Top
Fila Venice 2 Track Top
Topman Navy And Grey Cut And Sew Track Top
Acne Studios Flaus Brushed-fleece Jacket
Arcteryx Veilance Align Hooded Gore-tex Shell Jacket
Ah, yes. That old shopping centre scourge. Lightning rod for middle-class “chavhaters. Those tables have gone and done an enormous 180.
That extra hood in your jacket can be vital for avoiding elemental intrusion (rain can really put you off your stride) and for making you feel like a boxer-in-training, but it’s also an awesome option to structure your layering, with a skinny tech-material hoody nicely dovetailing with a hoodless jacket worn excessive.
Try something by New York sportswear brand John Elliott or Acne Studios, both have outstanding jersey offerings, while STAMPD has your back on the technical nylon hooded jacket front.
Nike Tech Aw77 Grey Fleece
Fred Perry Hoodie In Graphic Blue
Puma Evolution Mesh Hoodie
Nike Tech Fleece Windrunner
Acne Studios Johna Hoody
Stone Island Garment Dyed Zipped Cotton Fleece Hooded Sweat
Reiss 1971 Copperfield Marl Hoodie Grey
River Island Navy Merino Zip-up Hoodie
John Elliott + Co Villain White Hooded Cotton Sweatshirt
With an increasing number of of us being guilted into the gym, it makes sound economic sense that we’d start introducing more workout garb into our everyday attire. Luckily when styled correctly it also looks sharp.
Are you on board with athleisure? Or should performance sportswear be kept inside the confines of the court?