Proper Picks: Gear of the Week

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As we finally approach peak Trainer and Shorts Weather©, we thought it was about time we start picking out of some of the latest footwear for you to spend all your money on, instead of spending it on adult stuff like bills and a new hoover or something. We all want to look good when the sun finally comes back around and that’s why we’re here with some of our favourite releases from this week and last. Wrap your lips around these, mates…

adidas ZX 4000 4D
£279.95, adidas.co.uk (Released April 6th)

The latest ZX to join the adidas family, this ‘Carbon’ colourway looks like a trainer from the future. A trainer future you will be wearing in your future job, with your future family. Staying true to the original innovative ZX spirit, the 4D has a revolutionary data-driven design to give you focused, controlled energy return and stability, which is also quite handy.
END. X NEW BALANCE X-90
£109.00, endclothing.com

Entitled ‘Purple Haze’, END. Clothing and New Balance join forces for the latest collaboration that you will want to spend all your hard earned money on. With canvas uppers and suede overlays, alongside the typical New Balance panels, all in a calming purple medley, these make for the perfect spring trainer.

Novesta x NIUHANS
€179, Novesta

Everyone’s favourite Slovakian footwear makers Novesta are mostly known for their iconic Star Master silhouette, yet it’s their lesser known – but equally as delicious – Marathon model that’s doing good things at the moment. This time with independent Japanese label NIUHANS.
adidas Nemeziz
£109.95, adidas.co.uk

Released as a part of the latest adidas football Virtuso Pack, the Nemeziz would look as comfortable on an indoor 4G five-a-side pitch as it would down your local kebab house after a mad one. Plus they’re some of the comfiest trainers you’ll ever wear.


Nike x Sacai LDV Waffle Green Gusto
£700+, PresentedBy London

One of the most talked about “sneakers” of the year so far, Nike teams up with Japanese brand Sacai for an absolute belter. The double swoosh, that colourway. Sensational. Feel free to send a bundle of these to Proper HQ. Thanks in advance.
PUMA X OVERKILL
€139.95, Puma.com (Released on April 5th)

Celebrating 20 years of Puma’s CELL history and heritage, the all-new CELL Venom OVERKILL is designed to illuminate the whole town. Recreating its OG vibes from 1998, the footwear’s drop in Illusion Blue and PUMA White colorway, featuring a gradation of blue, toxic neon yellow and white, with reflective inserts that further emphasize the radiation.
ellesse Potenza
£70.00, ellesse.co.uk

Taking it back to the 1980s, the ellesse Potenza is inspired by original ellesse runners. With the brand’s logo pinned to the sidewall, heel and tongue, the fresh off-white colourway gives these a sleek, premium finish.

Clarks Originals Seven
£120.00, www.clarks.co.uk

What did we do to deserve Clarks Originals, aye? Year after the year, banger after banger, and this time it’s not the Wallabee or Weaver – it’s ‘Seven’. A pure fusion of craft and innovation through unconstrained and contemporary design

Reebok Instapump Fury OG
£129.95, Reebok.co.uk (Released April 5th)

Don’t call it an update: the Instapump OG is the same sneaker that blew people’s minds in 1994, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Pioneering in its technology, rebellious in its aesthetics, the reborn Instapump is the essence of Reebok’s early 90s vision to create a truly essentialist trainer.
Nike React Element 97
£200.00, Laced.co.uk

Nike is having one hell of a year and this is closest to a brand new silhouette as you are likely to find. It’s the brand’s expression of innovation and artistry and one that is sure to continue to run the game.
Crep Protect Sports Bag
£45.00, JD Sports

The latest addition to the ever-growing Crep Protect family, the Sports Bag is a collation of goodness. Including the brand’s infamous Spray, Wipes, Cure and Laces in a neat bag to keep it all in, the “sneakerhead” has everything they need to keep their footwear looking fresh.

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