We told you a while back that camo is trending in a major way this season with couture brands like Marc Jacobs, Dries Von Noten and Kenzo borrowing the military aesthetic and blending it into their runway collections. Back on the street, the trend within the trend is camo sneakers, and niche designers like Loser and sneakers stalwarts like Nike are taking the army print and ameliorating its relevance. Below we’ve picked the most sought after camo kicks on the market.
The Shoe: Valentino’s Camouflage-Print Leather and Suede Sneakers
The Price: $795
The Look: Most people think of the red carpet rather than killer kicks when the name Valentino pops up. But this season saw the designer duo behind the label, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo, craft their entire men’s wear collection around the military pattern. The linchpin of the line came in the form of these camo sneakers realized in leather, suede and canvas. Nuances like the signature rubber stud panel around the heel and the Valentino insignia tongue corroborates the brands credentials – and the matching price tag. But, the classic body alludes to a hint of subtly . . . kind of.
Where can I get them?: Valentino E-Boutique
The Shoe: Jimmy Choo’s Belgravia Sneaker
The Price: $795
The Look: Steadfast sneaker heads may remember rapper, Meek Mill instagramming these bad boys last August. Part of the Jimmy Choo’s winter collection, the Belgravia sneaker sees its camo print elevated on a pony-skin finish. The chunky sole and slim neck lends itself well to that old school hightop silhouette – think vintage PF Flyers.
Where Can I Get Them?: Jimmy Choo Online
The Shoe: Nike Air’s Foamposite One “Fighter Jet”
The Price: £160 or about $235 USD (You’ll only find them in the UK now.)
The Look: Foamposites have always been a fan favorite, with sneaker purists and hype beasts alike forming lines around the block to grab the latest rendition of these classics. This pair launched on February 9th and sold out immediately in the US, but are still available on Nike’s UK site. The first foamposites to hold a camo print, these Fighter Jets feature a grey, white and black design on the uppers, subtle branding and a red check instep.
Where Can I Get Them?: Nike UK Website
The Shoe: Del Toro’s Sahara Desert Basso Chukka Wingtip Sneaker
The Price: $325
The Look: A cross between a classic brogue and a sneaker, the basso wingtip shoe is the latest offering of camo, from the Del Toro line. Handmade in Italy with a heavy gum sole and light desert camo covering, these kicks epitomize the whole smart casual vibe.
Where Can I Get Them?: Del Toro
The Shoe: Losers’ Uneaker Custom Shark Camo Black Sneaker
The Price: 140 AUD or $14o USD
The Look: Due to unforeseen demand, Japanese brand, Loser has rereleased their camo sneaker. Designer, Sneaker Wolf’s shark tooth grin provides the eponym for the shoe, while the low cut shape and contrasting white stitching add new demension and details. Smooth black suede uppers and a canvas camo heel gives the kicks their due diligence. Shipped worldwide from The Upthere Store in Australia, see below.
Where Can I Get Them: The Upthere Store