With the start of a new academic year fast approaching, it’s time to prepare your wardrobe for university. Whether you’re returning to campus or planning for Freshers Week, we’ve hand-picked a selection of affordable options that’ll see you through every term in style. Including versatile sneakers from Nike, adidas and New Balance, here’s seven shoes to add to your university packing list.

Yeezy Slide Onyx

From relaxing in your uni halls to heading to the laundry room, the Yeezy Slide Onyx is an effortless essential. Crafted with injected EVA foam, this Slide features a contoured footbed and an open toe for breathability. Topped with minimalistic branding, the serrated sole provides grip on all terrains.

adidas Samba OG White Black

A trending style that’s enjoyed a full-force revival this year, the adidas Samba OG White Black will make sure you’re best dressed on campus. Rumoured to be crowned 2023’s ‘It’ shoe, it comes with monochromatic tones and supple leather panels for all-day comfort. Mounted on a signature gum sole, this Samba promises to pair with everything in your collection. 

Converse Taylor All Star 70 Hi x Comme des Garçons Play Black

Born from a partnership between Converse and Japan-born Comme des Garçons, the Converse Taylor All Star 70 Hi x Comme des Garçons Play Black is a staple for university and beyond. Easy-wearing black shades dominate the design, offset by CDG’s playful heart motif. Finished with a clean white sole, this collaborative shoe offers endless styling opportunities.

Nike Dunk Low Argon Blue

Add a dose of colour to your everyday rotation with the Nike Dunk Low Argon Blue. One of the most sought-after colourways from the range, the upper boasts a timeless blend of blue and white hues. A secure lace-up fastening delivers functionality, while underfoot cushioning offers the support this silhouette is known for. Wear yours with shorts, trousers or joggers — depending on your destination. 

New Balance 550 Grey White Beige

Whether you’re walking to the lecture halls or the local pub, the New Balance 550 Grey White Beige will meet every dress code. Neutral tones cover the majority of the silhouette, balanced by a soft leather and suede composition. Trademark ‘N’ logos decorate the sidewall and a cushioned rubber sole rounds off the design.

Nike Air Force 1 Low 07 White

A lesson in laid-back styling, the Nike Air Force 1 Low 07 White masters versatility and enduring appeal. Crisp white overlays adorn the sidewalls, toe box and heel, while instantly recognisable Swoosh branding lends extra style points. Ideal for dressing up or down, make room in your suitcase for this classic AF1.

Air Jordan 1 Mid White Metallic Gold Obsidian

A durable sneaker that’ll see you through every season, the Air Jordan 1 Mid White Metallic Gold Obsidian finds the balance between fashion and function. Made with premium leather, it features breathable perforations, iconic Wings insignias and exposed stitching throughout. Fitted with mid-top collar for unrivalled support, this AJ1 is a must-have for your off-duty wardrobe.