In these testing times, many are pivoting from the daily commute to the office to work from home. As they re-calibrate to the home office, it begs the question: what shoes do you wear when you’re WFH?
Sure, you could take the easy route and shuffle around in socks (or, god forbid, slippers), but there’s nothing like lacing a pair of sneakers to kick your morning routine into gear – even if you are just moving from your bedroom to your desk.
The choice of office-hour footwear can be a tough one, as there are so many factors to consider. Fear not, we’re here to help. We’ve trawled through SneakerHub’s inventory to find some gems that’ll make your at-home work life a cushy yet stylish ride.
adidas UltraBOOST 19
Up top, the foot-hugging Primeknit gives sock-level cosiness, while a fat wad of BOOST provides the cloud-like cushioning down below.
New Balance 990v5
You may be confined to the home office, but your sneaker selection should stand the test of time, even once social distancing has become a distant memory. The classic style and ‘Made in USA’ quality of the New Balance 990v5 will see you through your time at home, right through to that vigorous pavement pounding you can do when we emerge from this mess.
Nike Air Max 90
If you flex sneakers, but nobody is around to see it, did it even happen? The answer is yes. Just because your colleagues aren’t there to indulge your sneaker-loving proclivities, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the Air Max 90’s big 3-0.
The recrafted Nike Air Max 90 is a no-brainer, thanks to its slimmed-down toebox and stretched-out Swoosh. They’ve dropped in a set of crowd-pleasing colourways, but it’s hard to go past the ‘Volt’ for that extra hit of Nike DNA.
ASICS GEL-Quantum 360 5 Jacquard
Despite strictly adhering to social-distancing principles, you should still try to squeeze in a bit of exercise – even if you’re just doing laps of the living room. What better way to do that than with toe-to-heel GEL?
The ASICS GEL-Quantum 360 5 is bolstered by the signature cushioning along the length of the sole for extra impact absorption, bounce and, thanks to the graphic midsole design, visual interest. The colour combo offers classic contrast and – as everyone knows – red goes faster, so you’ll be leaving at-home PB times in your dust before you know it.