Refresh your wardrobe for your city sojourn. 

Whether swapping London for Lisbon, Paris for Porto or Bristol for Berlin, jetting away to a new city is rejuvenating and exciting. To help you prepare for your next holiday, discover our tailored guide to the city-break sneaker


Barcelona calls for a trainer that can handle everything — from strolling the beach to soaking in the culture at central art galleries. When exploring Catalonia’s sprawling metropolis, a versatile shoe offering comfort without sacrificing style is the way to go. Try the Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘07 White, a timeless silhouette for every eventuality. A perforated toe box will provide ventilation as you advance through Las Ramblas or scale Carmel Hill. 

Nike Air Force 1 Low ’07 White. Credit: Laced Studio


From the Louvre to Galeries Lafayette, taking on the cultural melting pot and couture capital of Paris can be an undertaking. However, get your shoes right, and navigating the City of Love gets that bit easier. In a city steeped in history, the Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid Smoke Grey Black won’t be out of place, acknowledging the sporting legacy of a great. The Jordan brand has collaborated with Paris Saint Germain, a sure sign that your city-break kicks will go down great with the locals. 


The Dutch capital will take you from cobbled canalside streets to picturesque parks, and moving from place to place can make your sneaker choice all the more important. Claiming the Air Max 1 as its own, the one that started it all is deeply rooted in the city’s culture. Out of the thumping ‘90s dance floors of the Netherlands came a sub-genre of hardcore techno that would become known as Gabber. Dancing all night long called for a durable shoe with comfort at the forefront, and in this scene, it was the Air Max 1 and Air Max 90. Amsterdam-based sneaker store and streetwear brand Patta have honoured the silhouette’s legacy through a series of Nike Air Max 1 releases, including the Nike Air Max 1 Patta Monarch. Dance like a local with a pair of Air Max 1s in Amsterdam. 

Nike Air Max 1 Patta Monarch. Credit: Laced Studio


Berliners are known for their effortless style, stemming from the city’s exciting cultural scene. Whether it’s currywurst or culture you’re looking for, the adidas Samba Black White can handle it all. Perfect for daytime bike rides along the River Spree or pounding the pavement as hard as the city’s techno, add the adidas Samba and its easy-wearing appeal to your city-break wardrobe for a shoe that’ll fit in seamlessly. Hailing from the German brand’s football roots, the Samba features a classic leather base and upper paired with perfectly contrasted suede overlays. Instantly recognisable Three Stripes branding adorns the side panel to finish this easy-to-wear staple.


From relaxing on the tranquil Tamariz beach to climbing the cobbled staircases of the Alfama district, Lisbon’s variety offers the perfect city break to unwind from the stresses of life. As you sample sardines, small coffees and pastéis de nata, start your vacation by incorporating a crisp pair of New Balance 550 White Green into your holiday rotation. Pairing a breathable leather upper with durable suede overlays, this neutral trainer can easily be worked into your wardrobe. 

New Balance 550 White Green. Credit: Laced Studio


Famed for its Scandi minimalism, featuring pared-back classic designs such as tailored outerwear and oversized shirting, a new wave of international style influences have washed up on the shores of the Baltic Sea, causing a divide between traditional palettes and the dopamine-inducing colours that have dominated international fashion circles of late. For a sneaker that treads the line between the two, opt for the adidas Gazelle Bold Pink Glow Womens to take you through the Scandi streets. 


Italy’s style capital calls for a considered approach to your city-break outfit. With the northern Italian hub hosting several fashion calendar highlights, from Diesel to Gucci, chic and stylish is the way to go here. However, as with any major city, a comfy pair of trainers is essential. When it comes to comfort, Boston-based New Balance has you covered. Try the New Balance 574 x Stone Island Olive Green for an Italian take on the American silhouette. From canalside drinks in the Navigli District to revelling in the highs and lows of the beautiful game at the San Siro, a pair of New Balance will take you between the two with unrivalled comfort. 

New Balance 574 x Stone Island Olive Green. Credit: Laced Studio