With summer in sight and warmer weather on the horizon, holiday season has returned for 2023. And while some may be looking to travel abroad, staycations are fast becoming a sought-after alternative. To help you prepare for your next adventure, we’ve rounded up a selection of versatile styles that’ll take you from countryside walks to city escapes and beyond. Including coveted releases from Nike, New Balance and adidas, here’s five essential sneakers for staycations.
New Balance 550 White Grey
Tonal hues, a lightweight design, extreme versatility in shape and style — the New Balance 550 White Grey is a must-have for weekends away. Crafted with supple leather, the upper hosts trademark branding and breathable perforations throughout. Advanced cushioning and a secure lace-up fastening guarantee a supportive fit for all-day wear.
Nike Air Max 1 x Patta White
Another addition to Nike and Patta’s ever-growing portfolio, the Air Max 1 x Patta White bridges the gap between fashion and function. Borrowing key elements from its predecessors, a wave-inspired mudguard dominates the design and mesh overlays enhance the toe box, sidewalls and heel. Mounted on the Swoosh brand’s cushioning Air unit, this AM1 makes the perfect suitcase essential.
adidas Samba OG White Black
A style that’s enjoyed a full-force revival this year, the adidas Samba OG White Black masters durability and timeless appeal. Premium leather dresses the upper, offset by a suede toe cap, Three Stripes branding and a rubber sole. Elevated with monochromatic tones, this Samba is an effortless staple for every eventuality.
Nike Dunk Low Kentucky
Combining vibrant tones with a heritage silhouette, the Nike Dunk Low Kentucky offers a modern takes on the classic basketball shoe. Nodding to the 1985 ‘Be True To Your School’ campaign, blue overlays cover the majority of the shoe and Swoosh branding graces the side panels. Providing endless styling opportunities, exposed stitching and clean lines refine the design.
New Balance 2002R Protection Pack Black Grey
Taking a deconstructed aesthetic, the New Balance 2002R Protection Pack Black Grey champions comfort and style equally. Built with jagged suede overlays and reflective touches, padding in the collar provides extra support for off-duty events. Underfoot, the textured tread and ABZORB technology deliver the cushioning this 2002R is known for.