Think winter wear has to be dark and gloomy? It doesn’t need to be that way. Lighten things up with a statement pair of shoes this season – from a trending pair of sneakers to a handsome boot, we’ve rounded up seven styles that will do the trick.
Adidas x Wales Bonner SL72 Suede Trainers
A collaboration between Adidas and Wales Bonner, these forest green and maroon sneakers draw inspiration from 1970s Afro-Caribbean culture. The nostalgia aesthetic is represented in the fit as it mirrors the original silhouette which debuted at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Each pair is crafted from lightweight technical canvas for a feather-light appeal.
We’re obsessed with all the details of these Burberry sneakers. The low-top panels contrast with a classic check pattern in black, red and white with sporty elements, like a textured rubber midsole and grosgrain material accents.
Alexander McQueen Exaggerated-Sole Croc Effect Leather Sneakers
You can’t go wrong with a pair of white sneakers. Alexander McQueen extends its line of signature sneakers with a croc-effect suede heel tab version. They’ll look cool with any outfit while remaining comfortable with its cushioned and exaggerated rubber soles.
Dries Van Noten Panelled Suede and Leather Sneakers
Dries Van Noten himself has an impeccable eye for colour and texture, and these sneakers follow the brand codes with their suede and leather panels. With a subtle red sheen, they match with everything from denim to more relaxed tailoring.
Cosy up in these chic Balenciaga loafers that are made in Italy from ultra-supple black leather. Embellished with a tonal matte-black interlocking ‘BB’ logo, these slip-ons are dashing enough to wear out and just as comfortable to lounge in at home.
For something a little more festive, opt for these ankle-high grained leather boots in a vintage red hue. The gold-toned adjustable pin-buckle strap at vamp and collar paired with a leather block heel adds to that holiday spirit.
A spin-off on the classic Chelsea silhouette, these boots from Martine Rose brings in the glitz with its shiny patent leather. The 2.25” leather block gives you a little extra height, which goes perfectly with a pair of flared or bootlegged trousers.