As we edge towards the end of 2023, October’s payday marks one of the last chances to prioritise your collection this year. Fortunately, the industry’s key players have delivered a selection of covetable sneakers to invest in. From crowd-favourite Dunk colourways to cold-weather heroes, we’ve rounded up five options to suit every inclination, budget and style. Discover the best sneakers to add to your payday wishlist below.

Nike Dunk Low Vintage Panda Womens

Continuing its reign as one of 2023’s most sought-after styles, the classic Dunk receives a retro-inspired update with the Nike Dunk Low Vintage Panda Womens. Presented with a monochromatic colourway, premium leather lends a comfortable feel. Complete with a yellowed sole for an aged aesthetic, make room in your wardrobe for this new-season essential. 

Nike TN Air Max Plus x A-COLD-WALL* Black

Born from a collaboration between Nike and London-based A-COLD-WALL*, the Nike TN Air Max Plus x A-COLD-WALL* Black puts minimalism at the forefront of the design. Showcasing an unconventional take on the ‘90s icon, a thermo-moulded exoskeleton and laser-etched branding dominate the upper. Fitted with responsive cushioning underfoot, the hexagonal tongue badge adds a final touch of finesse.

adidas Gazelle Collegiate Green Sky Blue

Effortlessly fusing vintage style with a versatile palette, the adidas Gazelle Collegiate Green Sky Blue is an every-season staple. Crafted with supple suede, pastel blue accents adorn the serrated branding, tongue and heel tab. Finished with a signature gum sole, wear yours with anything from joggers to jeans — depending on your destination.

Nike Air Force Low 07 Black

A durable sneaker that’ll never go out of style, look to the Nike Air Force 1 Low 07 Black as the ultimate payday pick. With an all-black design, breathable perforations and trademark Swoosh logos stay true to the original. Textured tread provides grip on all terrains, while a secure lace-up fastening offers the functionality this silhouette is known for.

New Balance 1906r x Aimé Leon Dore Green

Heavily inspired by early 2000s running shoes, ALD’s Teddy Santis applies his distinctive aesthetic to the New Balance 1906r x Aimé Leon Dore Green. Indulgent gold, white and green tones grace the upper, offset by italicised ‘N’ branding and metallic accents. Ideal for weekends and weekdays alike, this collaborative sneaker is a certified must-have.