Look, boots are great. When it’s pouring outside and can slip them on with a pair of jeans or your suit, they’re perfect water-repelling footgear. But there are limitations. Wearing wellies to the office is… a choice. And what if the situation, as rain-soaked as it may be, requires something a little different. Perhaps you’re wearing a tracksuit under your Mackintosh? Perhaps you’ve got shorts on to deal with the humidity, but there’s a storm a-brewin’ for 5pm? Perhaps you want to wear something a bit more casual into work on a Friday? What you need are some waterproof trainers.
As any trainer fan will know, there are few shoes as versatile as the sneaker – and now, thanks to a few notable innovations by Scandinavian brand North 89, there are few shoes better equipped for shower survival. These trainers are just as good looking in the sun as they are in a storm thanks to a combination of water-resistant suede uppers, nylon laces, and a Margom rubber outsole. Flip them over and you’ll see a chevron grip that’ll keep you vertical even on the most rain-slicked of pavements. Plus they’re available in two sleek, minimalistic styles – the low top No.1 and the mid-top No.2 – as well as a variety of colours, from sporty white to sumptuous green to chocolate brown. Whatever the wardrobe requirement, there’s an iteration to match – and you don’t need to worry that the weather will cramp your style.
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No.2 Indigo Linen (Breathable)
No.2 MT Jet Black (Water-resistant)
No.2, Universe (Breathable)
No.2 Pure (Breathable)