x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Go gear: Trainers

Three of the best examples of when shoes and motorsport companies combine to offer these trainers.

Adidas Originals,Porsche; DBR7, Aston MArtin; Puma,Ferrari
Adidas Originals,Porsche; DBR7, Aston MArtin; Puma,Ferrari

A Germanic partnership

These shoes from Adidas Originals were inspired by: "the racing heritage and the timeless style of Porsche automobiles". The rubber outsole is inspired by the Porsche gas-pedal. Made from full grain leather upper for comfort and a soft feel. The Porsche Design S2 shoes also come in white and are available from www.shopadidas.com for Dh367. Adidas Originals have also teamed up with Vespa and Goodyear as part of its motorsports collection.

Trainers fit for James Bond

These DBR9 Sabelt Aston Martin Racing Shoe - inspired the motoring namesake - come in either black/grey (as above), dark green/iron and white/ice. The shoes are suede woven with cloth and fibre to: "capture the lightness and dynamism of the car". Sabelt supplies Aston Martin Racing with its technical clothing, including driver and team footwear for travel and event use. These shoes are available from www.astonmartinracing.sabeltshoes.com for Dh667.

A lift from Ferrari and Puma

These Puma Ferrari Lift Racer shoes come in the traditional motorsports colours of Rosso Corsa and white. The midsole is constructed by utilising a two-colour EVA injection process, which apparently gives the shoes a lighter weight. The synthetic micro suede trim detail on the oval mesh on the top is for maximum ventilation. The Prancing Horse logo is on the side. Available from f1-ferrari-shop.com for Dh330.