Call out the instigators, coz there’s something in the air… and it smells of box fresh leather, premium nubuck and all round German sporty goodness. This very week alone I have born witness to three mega-reissues from adidas originals, each pair bringing a nostalgic lump to my throat and an ‘ooh‘ of surprise to my vocal chords. Trainers are back my friends, not that they ever really went away. Isn’t it wonderful? Having already nailed a pretty strong look back when they first appeared, the thing that makes this generation of Tech Supers, ZX850s & Marathon 85s still so covetable is the level of consideration with which each model been (re)made, matched with an eye-pleasingly new array of considered and contemporary colour combinations. There’ll be much more trainer talk in issue 14 of Proper out this autumn, but in the mean time feast your eyes of what will be hitting the shops, your feet and the pavements of the world in a month or two.