With the heatwave persisting and the promise of a bank holiday on the horizon, the end of summer is shaping up to be one of the most feel-good moments of the year. Arriving at the end of August, the Bank Holiday Weekend is your final chance to make the most out of your summer sneakers. 

This season, the New Balance 550 and the Nike Dunk have dominated the market, while pastel tones and all-white iterations take the top spot of the most sought-after styles. To help you get ready for the three-day weekend, we’ve rounded up the most versatile shoes to feature in your end-of-summer line-up.

Nike Dunk Racer Blue White

A new addition to the iconic Dunk collection, the Nike Dunk Racer Blue is a certified must-have. Maintaining the same silhouette that sky-rocketed the Dunk’s popularity in 2020, the premium leather upper comes in a mood-boosting blue and white colourway, with Nike branding added throughout. Perforations on the toe box enhance its breathability, while the Air unit underfoot delivers just the right amount of cushioning and bounce.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Chenille Varsity Red Womens

An undisputed icon of the game, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Chenille Varsity Womens Red brings subtly refreshed details to the iconic design. Dubbed the “Newstalgia”, this high-top kick is reimagined in red and white, while the sidewall plays host to a chenille Swoosh, reminiscent of traditional varsity jackets. Rounded off with all the comfort you’d expect from the AJ1, this top-tier kick is a vibrant addition to your daily rotation.

Yeezy Slide Pure

No matter how you’re spending the bank holiday — at home or abroad, inside or out — the Yeezy Slide is the ultimate choice. Crafted with lightweight EVA foam, the Yeezy Slide Pure features an ultra-soft footbed and a serrated sole, while moulded grooves have been expertly shaped to support your foot where it needs it most. In a neutral shade that can be worn time and time again, this versatile slip-on shoe will see you through the end of summer and beyond.

New Balance 550 Burgundy Cyan

The most coveted silhouette of 2022, the New Balance 550 is showing no signs of slowing down this season. Enter: the New Balance 550 Burgundy Cyan. Boasting retro appeal and endless styling potential, the clean white and purple colourway allows you to team it with anything. Look to shorts and a t-shirt as the perfect pairings for your bank holiday celebrations.