The freshest footwear so far this year is as much about flashy design and bold colour choices, as it is about cutting edge technology and in-sole comfort.

Be they futuristic or super-comfy, here’s our top 5 pick: 

Nike

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Nike’s latest light, bright and ridiculously good-looking flagship runners. The Epic React sits on top of Nike’s new React foam, a midsole so soft and responsive that you won’t even dread that pre-commute run.

Prada

Who would have thought that in the year 2018, velcro straps were still… cool?

Prada’s sleek, futuristic and slightly menacing new flagship sneaker the Cloudburst is peculiarly-named and peculiar looking, but also really slick.

New Balance x J.Crew

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Inspired by Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, these 998 New Balance are a J.Crew exclusive and are made from premium American suede in a soothing blue colourway.

Saint Laurent

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A low-key favourite from Saint Laurent, these classic tennis shoes are finished in a grown-up shade of Millennial Pink with scratchy SL branding embroidered on the outside.

Adidas x Kolor

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The result of a collaboration between Adidas and Japanese retailer Kolor and inspired by cycling culture, these adiZero Prime Boosts employ all the latest adidas tech, including PrimeKnit mesh and a Boost midsole. But, most importantly, look really great.