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FESTIVAL FOOTWEAR: THE MEN’S SUMMER FESTIVAL TRAINER GUIDE
Written by George Sullivan in Essentials on the 6th June 2019 / Festival Footwear: The Men’s Summer Festival Trainer Guide
Festival season is finally here and with it a sea of lairy shirts and questionable headwear. Whatever your event, you need to make sure your festival outfit is on point. Leave your wellies at home because our friends over at have put together this guide to the trainers you need to cop at this summer’s festivals.
The statement maker
Festivals might just be the one place no amount of colour is too much, so why should your footwear be any different? The atmos x Nike Air Max 2 is a statement sneaker that, despite its crazy colour scheme, fits any festival outfit thanks to its versatile colourway. These retro trainers draw on 90s inspiration, with plastic overlays and a distinctive colourway featuring pinks, yellows and blues, making them ideal for a throwback outfit. A chunky sole also makes the Nike Air Max 2s perfect for long days walking around the festival site.
Neon has made a comeback on the festival scene and the louder the better. Bright greens and yellows are huge colours for summer 2019 and neon trainers are a great way to smash the trend. The Nike Air Max 720 Neon Black is the ultimate festival sneaker, with a comfortable chunky sole in Nike’s iconic Airbag style, that’s perfect for long sessions of cutting shapes. The trainer also includes bright neon detailing and a pink Nike trademark swoosh design to add extra colour. Sustainability is key to festival fashion at the moment and this Nike Air Max design features an Airbag made from over 70 percent recycled material.
The mood trainer
In a scene that’s full of colour, rocking black is a statement. It’s also got the benefit of withstanding the rain and the mud better than a lighter pair. Nike’s Air Max 97 Throwback Future collection fuses a bold black silhouette with purple and fuchsia detailing to make these trainers a mix of throwback colours and current neon trends. A breathable mesh keeps your feet cool during an all-day festival in the sun and the trainer’s supple leather finish helps you stay comfortable during the long queues, come rain or shine.
That summer feeling
Alternatively, if you like the Nike Air Max 97 but want a fresher look, try the White Black Volt colourway. One of the calmer colourways, it won’t clash with other loud patterns or colours in your outfit and has that summer feeling if the forecast is looking good.
A simple, laidback look can slay at festivals and sometimes you can’t beat a printed t-shirt and a clean pair of Adidas kicks. The iconic stripes and a flash of orange create a subtle statement which can be paired with any outfit. The Nite Jogger is designed for runners, so they’ll keep that spring in your step until you reach the headline act. A mesh upper stops your feet getting too sweaty in the heat but means these probably shouldn’t be your first pick if rain is on the cards.