Harry Styles’ shoe collection is almost as impressive as his House—but it’s not all Gucci x Adidas sneakers and YSL loafers. Bringing us more than just a few vibey bops with his new album (“Music For A Sushi Restaurant”, anyone?), Harry’s been hot on the promotional trail since releasing Harry’s Houseand between merch pop-ups, ‘One Night Only’ live shows, and even a PJ-clad appearance on CBeebies’ Bedtime Story, it’s safe to say the star has been busy. How has Harry traversed this demanding schedule, you ask? In a series of surprisingly affordable footwear options.
In truth, Harry Styles’ shoe collection speaks to his humble mindset, all while allowing us style civilians to share in the X-Factor alumnus’ iconic aesthetic. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our five favorite pairs that you can rip right from the star’s campaign trail and incorporate into your own rotation. So this is what it feels like to walk in Harry Styles’ shoes…
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1. UGG Classic Short black boots
Looking all manner of cool and cozy, Harry was shot mid-recline (presumably deep in thought) for the Harry’s House album booklet released just last week. What caught our attention most, though, was not his classic La Ligne beanie nor his choice of distressed, knee-baring denim, but his nostalgic Ugg boots in a noir black hue.
Having swept the fashion world in the early naughties with their slouchy, warming style, the humble Ugg is rising to prominence once more amid the return of garish graphic tees and preppy sweater vests, two things that Harry has also proven rather fond of.
2. Vans Authentic Platform sneakers
Harry chose these heightened-platform Vans to ground his now-iconic Molly Goddard album cover look—and for good reason. Dressed to convey comfort and homeliness, it adds up that Styles would opt for a reliable pair of sneakers that promote ease and style in equal measure. Besides, pairing $400 jeans with $60 sneakers? That’s a classic Harry move.
3. Reebok Club C 85 sneakers
An ol’ reliable for Harry, who’s often spotted in between shows in his trusty Reebok Club C 85 sneakers, pairing them with a pair of straight-leg chinos and a matching brown hoodie earlier this year. It would seem that no one is immune to the charm of an affordable pair of white sneakers—not even Harry Styles.
4. Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA sneakers
Known to be a keen runner (we’ve all seen that TikTok), Harry was spotted by eagle-eyed fans jogging through New York City just days before the album’s release. Predictably, even his athleticwear is chic. Contrasting a black T-shirt with bright green running shorts, Harry anchored his sportswear with the Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA sneakers, an affordable, aerodynamic pick made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic. A continuation of his support of eco-friendly labels (yes, we’re talking about that Pangaia hoodie again).
5. Converse x Carhartt WIP Chuck 70 sneakers
While custom-made Alled-Martínez trousers and a hand-knitted vest from Lana Blumberg don’t make for the most relatable ensemble, Harry Styles finished his Harry’s House promo look with fashion’s favorite affordable sneaker: the Converse Chuck Taylor.
But for those not bothered about finding an exactly match, this charcoal pair makes for a particularly effective alternative, and with a very respectable $65 price tag.
This story was originally published on British GQ with the headline, “Harry Styles’ trainer collection is more affordable than you might think“.