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Burton x New Balance HVL710 Vazee

The Best Trainer Releases October 2020

We’ve filleted out the killer from the filler to help you upgrade your sneaker game. Just don’t add them all to your basket at once.

Burton x New Balance HVL710 Vazee

Taken from the debut collaboration between Boston neighbours Burton Snowboards and New Balance, the HVL710 Vazee is built with a ‘street-to-snow’ ethos, which translates as dry feet on- and off-piste.

Based on New Balance’s 710 model – worn by the first team to climb Everest’s North Wall, no less – the design incorporates elements of Burton’s board boots, like reflective patches and a high-grip rubber sole, offering a more stylish way to tackle winter than resorting to hikers.

We’d advise casual styling with a denim and a crew neck over salopettes and a technical jacket. That’s where the accompanying snowboard boot comes in.

Available now from New Balance retailers.

Burton x New Balance HVL710 Vazee

Nike Air Huarache Utility Pack

Sportswear giant Nike has also focused on function this winter, giving its popular Huarache silhouette a practical update. Aiming to achieve “all day utility”, it draws inspiration from archive styles, blending understated practical elements with modern design. The final result is two simple, unassuming pairs, built to withstand the season’s worst.

A fused mudguard protects the shoe and its wearer from the elements, while the magwire system and Huarache Booty design ensure your feet are held snug enough to tackle any unforeseen icecapades. Throw strong coordinating laces and a chunky ‘sticky rubber’ sole in the mix, and you’re set for whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

Available at Nike from 6 November.

Nike Air Huarache Utility Pack

Puma x Atmos Disc Blaze ‘Venus’

In the Venn diagram of hypebeasts and physicists, there’s little crossover. But while those few in the sweet spot await the Supreme x Cern telescope collab, they can at least scratch the itch with this dazzling hook-up between Puma and Tokyo sneaker mecca Atmos.

Drawing inspiration from the night sky – in particular, the glow of Venus – the two labels have given the Disc Blaze a celestial makeover, with the deep blue suede upper joined by a speckled disc cage, accents of gold and a crescent moon emblem on each heel.

Oh, and the sole glows in the dark. Which admittedly isn’t great for getting a total blackout when you’re stargazing. Although they’ll pop when you’re queuing overnight for that new limited edition drop.

Available at END Clothing from 7 November.

Puma x Atmos Disc Blaze Venus

Packer x Reebok LX 8500

The follow-up to Packer’s ‘Summer’ Reebok Ventilator. The second of the duo’s seasonal hook-ups is a muted take on the LX 8500, which decks the shoe out in autumn leaf tones. Panels of burgundy suede are joined by accents of orange, yellow and sage, all finished with a part white, part gum rubber sole.

Embossed branding to the side completes the luxurious feel, while coordinating laces tie the whole look together. If you’ve already starting building your jumper and jacket collection for the imminent chillier months, these trainers are your perfect season-ready match.

Available now from Sneakersnstuff and END Clothing.

Packer x Reebok LX 8500

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