No matter the season, a good pair of sneakers will always be a wardrobe staple, so we are shining a spotlight on our top picks from the heart of the city. No matter your budget, here is our list of sneaker must-haves we're loving right now.

Men’s Nike SB Daan Van Der Linden Blazer Court Shoe, $139.95 | Trainers, 5B High St

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The Nike SB BLZR Court DVDL was designed in collaboration with Nike SB rider Daan Van Der Linden.Built with true-to-your-roots twill fabric, the design is a nod to the look and feel of fishing vests—complete with a custom patch and a fish hook on the Swoosh. This is the pair that can be teamed with any outfit, and will soon become your closet favourite.

COMME des GARÇONS PLAY X Converse, $289 | Fabric, 2C Commerce Street

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Once again COMME des GARÇONS PLAY has teamed up with Converse and created an updated design for their much-loved collaboration. CdG Play x Converse canvas Chuck Taylor 1970's low-top sneaker. Features rubber toe cap, vulcanised sole, the new multi red heart print on sidepanel, and classic lace up design, making it perfect for every day style. 

Women’s Chuck Taylor All Star Pride Low, $130 | Platypus, 162 Queen Street

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Arguably the most recognisable casual sneaker of all time, the Converse All Star Chuck Taylor has been the go-to footwear for athletes, artists, musicians and anyone who lives creatively since 1917. Available in a rainbow of colours for men, women & kids, Converse kicks belong in everybody’s wardrobe.

Women’s Adidas Ultra Boost X, $290 | Adidas, 60 Galway Street

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Located in Adidas’ performance specialty store, the Ultra Boost X is a must-have for any runners, walkers or style seekers. Lined with ultra-cushioned boost, the sneaker is designed to respond to your foot’s movement and adapt to every angle and bend. The prime knit upper is made with moisture-wicking yarns and offers ventilation in key sweat zones.

Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Archive Print Hi - Women's, $140.00 | Pat Menzies Shoes, 174 Queen Street

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Next level Converse sneakers, these platform Chucks will make you stand tall and stand out. We're loving the allover leopard prints and the classic platform sole. 

Men’s Wayne Leather Sneaker, $179.90 | Merchant Man, 5/2 High Street


Sculpted with rich leather, this sneaker is an immaculate take on a cult favourite. The shoe features a supportive dual core foot bed, ensuring a plush landing to every step. 

Women’s Virgil Wedge Sneaker, $290 | Mi Piaci, 10 High Street


Designed by Mi Piaci’s Auckland team, the Virgil Wedge Sneakers has clean style lines, a chunky outsole and chic metallic detailing on the upper. which make these sneakers perfect for a date night or a chic grocery run.

Selina Mai Mai, $450 | Scarpa, Commercial Bay

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Made in Italy, the SELINA is an easy to wear slip on sneaker in white leather with blush and taupe suede accents and a pop of silver at the heel. 

Men’s OAMC Inflate Sneaker, $749 | Edit., 20 Vulcan Lane

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Grounded in the high fashion scene, the OAMC Inflate Sneaker is experimental in style and technical in practicality. Made in Spain, these sneakers are crafted from leather, featuring a round toe and contrast rubber sole.

Last updated: 17 June 2021