Whether you’re heading back to school, starting a new adventure as a University Fresher or just looking to update your on-duty collection, we’ve rounded up the most on-trend smart sneakers of the moment. Triple black is the colourway du jour, while texture, minimalist branding and low-top collars are all must-haves for a shoe that’s effortless to dress up or down. Browse our top picks from Nike, Yeezy and New Balance.

New Balance 550 Triple Black 

The most in-demand silhouette of 2022, the New Balance 550 has secured its spot as an absolute must-have. Boasting a vintage aesthetic, instantly recognisable branding and functional details throughout, the triple-black NB550 is crafted from smooth leather for an elevated aesthetic. Comfy enough to wear all day and smart enough to see you through any occasion, this coveted kick is a new-school style staple. 

Air Jordan 1 Low Triple Black 

Endlessly wearable and undeniably timeless, the Air Jordan 1 Low Triple Black has aced the test of time. Crafted with a multi-textured upper, tumbled leather works alongside smooth panels to ensure this sneaker stands out in the crowd. Tonal branding features throughout and Nike’s exclusive lightweight cushioning sits underfoot to ensure all-day comfort. Rounded off with a textured tread for optimised grip, this sneaker is a non-negotiable must-have. 

Nike Air VaporMax Plus Triple Black 

A more durable option for the chillier months, the Nike Air VaporMax Plus Triple Black takes the Swoosh brand’s innovative VaporMax outsole and sets it below the Air Max Plus upper. Carefully placed piping creates a secure fit, while the precise Air bubbles underfoot are akin to “walking on air”. A handy pull tab on the heel makes for easy on-and-off, while a toothy tread  ensures grip on all terrains. 

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx

A stylish silhouette enhanced with industry-leading Boost cushioning, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx is crafted from flexible, breathable Primeknit that hugs your foot for a super snug feel. Underfoot, adidas’s expertly crafted Boost cushioning delivers on comfort and support in equal measure, while a secure lace-up fastening up top puts you in control of the fit. One of the most in-demand styles from the Kanye West x adidas partnership, the Onyx Yeezy Boost 350 V2 elevates any and every outfit. 

Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme Black 

A new-school take on a Nike classic, the Nike x Supreme Air Force 1 Black is the epitome of “less is more”. Built from smooth leather, Nike’s instantly recognisable Swoosh logo graces the sidewalls, with extra branding on the heel for good measure. A tonal midsole and matching laces add extra style points, while Supreme’s legendary box logo features in miniature form on the side heel. Smart enough to wear with tailored separates and timeless enough to wear with your Sunday casuals, there’s nothing the Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme Black can’t do.