Obviously at Esquire, we only care for the new, the exclusive, the imminently 'dropped' - and any item of clothing we find that's over 3 months old is immediately thrown into a huge furnace we keep beneath our office. A nice man called Fred takes care of it for us. Just don't try to talk to him.
But if you really must save yourself a small fortune by buying cool stuff in the January sales well - who are we to stop you? Here's the best trainer with their price tags slashed post-Christmas. Go fill your boots. With more boots.
im电竞官网-If we hear the term 'Millennial pink' one more time, we might have to give up #fashion for good and go live in a cave somewhere. That being said: these low-tops from 1990s market stall Dad favourite's (i.e. very hot right now) High-Tec make good use of the cursed shade, with the custom Vibram sole giving it a nice chunky silhouette.
£64 (reduced from £160),
Every man needs a pair of simple black low-tops in his shoe rotation - especially when you're giving your white trainers a winter break. Paul Smith excels in them, and this twist on the formula - via a colourful striped webbing bit on the side - is typical of the British designer's ability to be playful and different without going over the top. Which, as we know, can im电竞官网-be a bit of a problem in the world of trainers.
£192 (reduced from £275),
im电竞官网-Part sensible, stylish, grey canvas shoe, part chunky metal framing and burgundy tire tread, this collab between Belgian designer Raf Simons and the sportswear giant is a beautiful Frankenstein of a shoe that'll look extremely cool worn with a suit, or when running away from robots in our imminent technological dystopia.
£209 (reduced from £349),
Any iteration of the Nike Air Max will please men of a certain vintage who can remember when playground status and 'air bubbles' were intrinsically linked. This 'Dark Curry' colourway is actually a throwback to a design from 2003, reimagined by Japanese boutique brand atmos. So all kinds of cool, basically.
£91 (reduced from £130),
Designer Rick Owens made his name - and his legion of celebrity fans - by making clothes in black or white. But that was then. These days, the Californian has let a little colour into his life resulting in pieces like these yellow low-tops, made from lovely bobbled Italian leather with rubber shark-tooth soles. Wear them with black and white elsewhere, obviously.
£315 (reduced from £525),
im电竞官网-Balenciaga ended a superb 2018 still sparing with Gucci and Louis Vuitton as the world's preeminent luxe fashion house. Maybe it's time you got onboard? The concealed laces, elastic straps and pops of fluorescent-yellow on the popular 'Race Runner' are eccentric touches, sure, but the grey palette and sleek overall shape make these a great way to dip your toe.
£311.50 (reduced from £445),
Trainers in 2019 should look perfect for clocking up your 5000 metres PB but, of course, never be used for anything of the sort. Givenchy TR3's are perfect for this cunning trick, with a run-faster colourway and gripped base offset by a jacquard-woven tongue that spells out exactly what's going on here.
£306 (reduced from £510),
im电竞官网-As Michelle Obama once memorably said: "when they go chunky, we go slip-on". Ignore the ugly trainer trend with these minimalist, refined, suede basically-slippers from Common Projects, who were making the coolest trainers in the world a few years ago before everyone started ruining things by dressing like they're going on a last minute camping trip.
£198 (reduced from £330),
im电竞官网-...or instead, go for a super-sized pair in multicoloured leather with suede, mesh and exaggerated rubber soles! As with so many things, the late, great McQueen was ahead of the silly trainer trend and did it in his own, unique way. Which is to say great. Fortune favours the brave, friends - specially when it's 40% off.
£372 (reduced from £620),
im电竞官网-Alexandre Mattiussi - the dashing Frenchman behind AMI - is fond of a sneaker (who isn't!). This soft navy suede pair, with subtle embroidery on the heel, capture all the best elements of his brand: cosy, cool and made for men who want to look great without trying too hard. Wear with absolutely anything you want, and relax.
£168 (reduced from £280),