With the weather warming up and the evenings growing lighter, summer is finally upon us, bringing with it the return of festival season. Whether you’re venturing to Reading’s muddy fields or heading abroad, look to versatile sneakers that put durability and style at the forefront. To help you prepare your packing list, we’ve rounded up a selection of styles that’ll take you from day events to weekend camping, beach to field, city to countryside. Including crowd favourites from Nike and New Balance, take a closer look at the most wanted sneakers for festival season 2023.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx

One of the most in-demand styles of the moment, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx is an effortless option for festival season and beyond. Utilising a Primeknit composition, it comes with a signature side stripe and an all-black design. Complete an integrated lacing system and a translucent outsole, make room in your collection for this certified must-have.

Nike Dunk Low Rose Whisper Womens

An essential style for your summer line-up, the Nike Dunk Low Rose Whisper Womens ticks all boxes when it comes to versatility. With subdued hues and a neutral design, Swoosh branding and exposed stitching decorate the sidewalls. Ideal for wearing around the campsite or in the main arena, Nike’s Air cushioning provides the comfort this silhouette is known for.

New Balance 2002R x The Basement Grey Black

Made in partnership with London-based sneaker social club The Basement, the New Balance 2002R x The Basement Grey Black has all the makings of a classic festival sneaker. Boasting an outdoorsy aesthetic, premium suede and nubuck overlays adorn the upper. A practical pull tab provides functionality, while the rubber outsole offers a supportive fit, come rain or shine.

adidas Samba OG White Black

This year, get ahead of the latest trends with the adidas Samba OG White Black. Mastering retro appeal and understated simplicity, it features a monochromatic design, Three Stripes logos and gold-foil lettering. A suede panel lands on the toe cap, while the textured cupsole sits underneath.

New Balance 550 White Grey 

With pared-back tones and a timeless design, the New Balance 550 White Grey promises to pair with all your festival outfits. Crafted with premium leather that’s easy to clean, this 550 is built to be on the move all day with a supportive sole, advanced cushioning and grip-enhancing tread. Additional elements include instantly recognisable branding and a secure lace-up fastening.