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The Best Men’s Trainers 2021 – The Coolest New Releases From Nike & Adidas [May UPDATE]

Men's Wardrobe Essentials
Monday, 3rd May, 2021

The Best Trainer May 2021 - The Latest Men's Trainers Releases This Month

Looking to buy some new trainers, or just want some incredible sneakers to look at? You’re in the right place!

These are the best men’s trainers right now! From the top brands such as Nike and Adidas, these brand new releases are what you want to be wearing in 2021.

With that said, these are the trainers which have caught my eye in May 2021.

It’s a brand new month, so there hasn’t been too many new releases yet. There has been some from Nike and Adidas, and these are the best latest releases you can get right now.

The Best Men’s Trainers: May 2021

Reebok The Pump

Reebok The Pump Trainers Back May 2021

Reebok have brought back their iconic Reebok Pump trainers back from the 90s!

They may have been released back in 1989, but it wasn’t until 1991 when they became iconic, thanks to a Slam Dunk competition. It’s the 30th anniversary, so Reebok have bought back the OG pair of basketball trainers.

If you never heard of or worn these before, they have an active pump on the tongue which you can ‘pump up’, giving you the best fit possible.

They’re on sale in the USA for $140 on 23rd May.

Nike Air Max 90 Laser

Nike Air Max 90 Laser

Nike have come up with the Nike Air Max 90 Laser.

As the name might suggest, they have laser etched uppers, which results in this abstract and cool looking pattern.

The colour is a kind of neutral brown-ish coral like colour, pretty hard to describe, but very muted. The midsole comes in black, with the outsole being a smooth off-white type of colour.

They are available right now while stock lasts at NIKE.com here, and will set you back £169.95

Air Air Force 1 Acorn

Nike Air Force One Acorn

Sticking with a muted colour palette, this is an OG Air Force 1 colourway for May. The Air Force 1 Acorn combines beige, brown, white and a darker brown outsole to give this understated trainer.

On paper the colours don’t sound too appealing, but seeing the shoe you can agree that the colours work pretty well together.

Available now at NIKE.com here, get them for £114.95 right now.

Nike Overbreak Khaki

Nike Overbreak Khaki

For something that looks totally out there, I’ve had to include the Nike Overbreak Khaki.

I first saw these and wasn’t a fan of the design, but I had to include these simply because they’re such a unique design. The midsole and outers look insane, you could say futuristic.

The orange-like khaki colour with the green Nike swoosh are striking, and you’ll probably be the only person wearing these wherever you are, making you stand out from the crowd.

These will be available from 5th May at NIKE.com here, they come in at £124.95.

Nike Air Max 90 Snakeskin Campfire Orange

Nike Air Max 90 Snakeskin Campfire

Yet another striking pair of trainers from Nike, these are the Air Max 90 Snakeskin Orange.

I had to include these just because of the texture, it’s snakeskin. It’s something different, with the red snakeskin on the sides of the trainer, white midsole and orange mesh toecap along with blue swoosh. It’s a combination of colours which kind of work for the summer.

You’ll not need to know that the snakeskin is faux (fake), but still looks the part.

You can get these from various places for £130 right now.

Adidas ZX 8000 x LEGO Yellow

Adidas ZX 8000 x LEGO

Adidas have a collaboration with LEGO, and have come up with these, the LEGO x Adidas ZX 8000.

LEGO is all about different bright coloured blocks, and these trainers come in a range of colours. You can get them in red, black, green, grey, blue and as seen here in yellow. The entire trainer is in this colour, with only the trademark three stripes in white on the side, and the red LEGO logo on the tongue.

There’s LEGO style detailing near the back of the trainer on the side, with a LEGO brick style of detail at the base of the laces.

They come in at £110 per pair, you can check them all out at Adidas here.


And there you have it, the best trainers in May 2021 so far. There’s been a lot of colour and weird looking trainers so far, along with some understated and muted options if that’s what you’re into.

Check out more in the archive, and if you’re looking at what to wear with them, find all the fashion basics and wardrobe essentials here.

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