adidas NMDs summer drop

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adidas dropped (did you like my sneakerhead terminology there?!) its summer release of its hugely popular NMDs this week. Now, while I don’t have a pair of these myself because I always thought they weren’t really my style, I am really coming around to them, particularly with these new summer releases. They just look ridiculously comfortable, and I love the “sock” design which means you can simply pull them on and not worry about doing up your laces. And as you can see from these gorgeous campaign images, they look really great, too. I need to give this some serious thought!

adidas NMD

adidas NMD_CS2 Primeknit, Β£149.95 (adidas.co.uk)

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Three of the best…retro runners

Norman Walsh red, white and blue LA ’84, Β£115 (normanwalshuk.com); Saucony green Jazz Original Vintage, Β£70 (saucony.com); Diadora blue and red Equipe Stone Wash, Β£81 reduced from Β£125 (diadora.com)

 

You all know I’ma HUGE fan of vintage-style sneakers, particularly adidas and Converse, but just recently I’ve been getting into retro runners, too. As well as my very well-loved Norman Walsh kicks (if you don’t know about this brand read the fascinating history here) I’ve been loving my Saucony Jazz Original Vintage trainers, and my newest acquisition is a pair from Diadora. The latter have been very impressive on the comfort front (as have the other two, actually) and I love that they have a stone washed denim effect. They’re available in loads of different colours, too. (NB, on the Saucony website, you’ll find a bigger selection of colours if you search for Jazz Vintage under the MEN’s ORIGINALS section, rather than women’s. The sizes go down to a 3 where available. Not sure why this is but it’s a good tip!)

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Palladium’s Bastille Day trainers

Desvilles trainers, Β£60 (palladiumboots.com)

In celebration of Bastille Day (which, for anyone who isn’t French and probably doesn’t know, was yesterday), Palladium has released these trainers in patriotic shades of blue, white and red. They’re pretty modern looking for Palladium, which is better known for its canvas army-style boots (I call them EF boots because they’re what all the foreign exchange students wore in the Nineties). They’re also available in less tricolour inspired, but very nice, shades of grey and black.

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