Before I get stuck in to the annual joy of Christmas Gift Guides, here's a little rundown of the latest kicks tickling my fancy this month.
Vans x Liberty
Who knew there were so many cool things you could do with Liberty print? And how many different designs there are?! This collaboration collection with action sport and street wear brand, Vans, is super cute. Snap it up now to wear in the summer too as some of the more delicate florals and peacock prints used, particularly in the lower cut Authentic plimsoll styles, are too pretty to be hidden by trouser legs during the cold snap. The wonderfully Christmassy, royal blue and Ianthe print Sk8-Hi Reissue (pictured top) and Ditsy print pink Sk8-Hi Slim hi-tops (pictured bottom) are my absolute favs.
Vans x Liberty shoe prices start at £55 and are available from vans.com/liberty and in store at Liberty
Nike Air Max 90 SneakerBoots
Hot on the heels of Nike's own Liberty collab, comes this drop of Air Max 90 SneakerBoots which rework the quintessential street style silhouette into an innovative, higher-height, winter-resistant, cold weather shoe. As a bonus, the added ankle height also means there's less chance of anyone being able to tell if your socks don't match when you sit down. Winner.
Air Max 90 Sneakerboot, £115 from www.nike.com
Adidas Torsion Integral
This iconic 90s running shoe gets a tonal update in time for its new release via adidas Originals. I like how they've stayed true to the original design so this classic, collectors-fav still has a retro appeal despite the modern rework.
Adidas Torsion Integral, £90, for stockist information, call 0870 240 420
I am obsessed with Saucony Originals sneakers right now, particularly the Shadow Originals designs. I was looking for the perfect grey suede shoe and found that they do so many of them, I am still deciding which ones to get. I love the modern, graphic, almost cartoon-y, styling, muddled with a hint of old school, vintage running shoes, as well as the fantastic colour ways that feel so fresh.
Check out their full range of men's and women's trainers which are priced around the £60-70 mark, at www.saucony.com