Embrace the 'smart sneaker' with ShortList Style Director Adrian Clark's guide to the best styles out there that will see you from the skate park to the boardroom...
A lifestyle sneaker with a focus on premium materials. Executed in durable hairy suede, the Converse Cons One Star is available in the original colorways that kicked off its original hype. Key features include a Nike Lunarlon sock liner for cushioning, a lightweight Cons traction rubber for better grip and higher foxing tape which helps deliver a more premium look.
A new season update of a best selling style, now available in new revised colours. The ‘Circuit’ is crafted from hand finished goat nubuck leather for a classic minimal finish. Featuring metal eyelets and muted branding on the thick rubber outsole. Lined with soft pig leather.
Crafted from Spanish material and production, both the interior and insole is reinforced in canvas. The outsole is vulcanised using a traditional process. Also available in blue.
For Spring/Summer 2016, BOSS Menswear launches a new collection of Italian-made accessories designed for the modern, urban man. Included in the collection are these luxurious leather 'Timaker' sneakers which are also available in white, dark blue and brown.
A classic sneaker style reinterpreted in soft dark blue leathers, this men’s lace-up shoe is ideal for weekends and laid-back days off. Cushion Plus technology provides a comfortable fit and velvety nubuck on the toe and heel adds contrast.
An update on a classic style with its suede texture, this shoe features a contrast toecap detail paired with the popular cup-sole makes. The ‘tate’ is the perfect option to team with a suit and jeans alike.
For the Men's Spring/Summer 2016 collection Jimmy Choo’s Creative Director Sandra Choi melded the codes of formal with the functionality of sports to create a seamlessly hyper-modern hybrid of the two. The ‘Reggy’ is a perfect example with its brogued upper and modern chunky rubber sole.
This sporty & pared-back style ‘Murray’ from the more affordable KG Kurt Geiger line is a tan leather low-top lace-up sneaker that can be integrated into any casual/formal occasion and features a classic rubber toecap and sole.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, these trainers, a collaboration between M&S and the Walsh factory, are crafted from luxury leather and suede and are available in navy, grey and white, all with a white sole and in a traditional running style. They are designed on a running shoe for extra comfort and breathability.
A polished combination of colour and texture, these Tom Ford sneakers are panelled with resilient canvas, soft suede and smooth leather. The neutral shades of off-white, mushroom and chocolatey brown keep the effect refined. Try this Italian-made pair with cashmere sweatpants for a luxurious take on sportswear.
Crafted from the finest Italian leather and available in all over white or black, the ‘Parkour’ is the perfect sneaker to invest in. Its minimal and sporty aesthetic makes it a classic and an on-trend choice for the crossover between work and play.
Echoing the iconic tennis shoes of the 90s, the WHISTLES low top trainers have upgraded that classic shape with supple leather and a cream gum sole. They have kept the design free of clutter so that they are ready to wear for both work and off-duty looks.
Available online and from the store at 11 Boundary Street, London, E2, £115; whistles.com