With year-round appeal, the black sneaker has a place in every wardrobe. 

When it comes to versatile sneakers, the all-white trainer is often seen as a go-to colourway. But what if there was a similarly wearable, neutral style that is more practical? Black sneakers bring all the positives of the white sneaker, such as all-outfit styling capabilities, simplicity and an appeal beyond the trend cycle, with added durability thanks to a darker colour palette. There’s an all-black option for almost any style, from summer-ready Sambas to head-turning Air Jordans. See our guide below to help you find the perfect match

From Astroworld to Earth 

Arriving in a low-key colourway, the Air Jordan 1 Low Retro SP X Travis Scott Black Phantom provides both stealth and style. Working alongside a reversed Nike Swoosh, a hallmark of Scott’s collaborative designs on the Air Jordan 1, this low-top design is recognizable and understated. Premium suede overlays are gently punctuated with contrast stitching to provide a muted contrast. As with any black shoe, the styling possibilities are vast. Whether paired with tailored separates or casual shorts for the warmer months, you can be sure this scaled-back sneaker will look good with every wear. 

Air Jordan 1 Low Retro SP X Travis Scott Black Phantom. Credit: Laced Studio

Effortlessly Cool

Channel some New-York energy into your look with the Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme Black. Rooted in sneaker history, the Nike Air Force 1 was first introduced in the ‘80s as a basketball shoe. Thanks to its wearable construction and aesthetic design qualities, the sneaker transcended the court and wound up in stylish wardrobes across the globe. New York City skate store-turned-streetwear behemoth Supreme acknowledged the sneaker’s stylish simplicity, embossing its iconic box logo to the heel of the shoe, subtly elevating the all-black silhouette with some downtown cool. In its black iteration, workable foundations can be set for any outfit, leaving the rest of the look to capture the attention. 

Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme Black. Credit: Laced Studio

Football Meets Fashion

The always-on-trend icon with an irresistible fashion appeal: the adidas Samba OG Black White Gum is an all-round sneaker suitable for any wardrobe. Thanks to a low-profile construction, these football-inspired sneakers will pair with everything from jeans to tailored outerwear. Soft overlays adorn the toe to complete the silhouette alongside standout adidas branding and gold foil lettering. With celebrity fans including Frank Ocean and Bella Hadid, the adidas Samba comes A-lister approved. 

adidas Samba OG Black White Gum. Credit: Laced Studio

The Basketball Icon

Rooted in Michael Jordan’s rich sporting legacy, the Air Jordan 4 Retro SE Black Canvas offers wearers a dose of basketball nostalgia. Channelling the sleek allure of the extremely popular Air Jordan 4 Black Cat, this sneaker’s black upper meets gentle soft grey overlays to complete the versatile shoe. Unlike earlier models in the series, the Air Jordan 4 is free of Swoosh branding, offering a minimalistic logo design. Thanks to an adaptable colour pairing, the Air Jordan 4 Black Canvas looks at home with casual wear whilst able to dress down more formal outfits.

Air Jordan 4 Retro SE Black Canvas. Credit: Laced Studio

Monochromatic Comfort 

A fashionable take on a well-loved summer style: the Yeezy Slide Onyx brings a monochrome look to a futuristic design. These Slides balance both fashion and function thanks to a comfortable EVA sole, working with grooves on the inside of the shoe for support. Constructed from waterproof materials, this is a poolside favourite that is easy to clean, perfect for levelling up your beach look or as a comfortable all-round style.With pared-back branding, this Three Stripes slide is a subtle statement for summer and beyond.