Nike’s recent direction – optimising sneakers for city use – has churned out some real gems lately, one of which is the women’s City Loop. This rope laced design is equal parts cosy and rugged, without ever losing sight on the real aim: looking good. The shoe’s marled grey upper has been lined with a generous amount of padding before being shored up with a heavy-duty fused mudguard and toe-cap. But let’s not forget about the sole, which has been moulded from soft foam and finished with a super grippy gum outsole. This one’s going to be hard to pass up.