How best to describe the footwear that emanates from high-end, hand-made sneaker brand No.One? ‘Familiar yet unexpected’ is a good place to start. Take ‘Charlie’, the third style to be launched by the fledgling Venice, California, workshop (after, you guessed it, ‘Alpha’ and ‘Bravo’). At heart an authentic cap-toed basketball shoe, it has been meticulously reimagined in richly-detailed materials – from the textured vegetable-tanned leather upper to its ultra-soft plongé lambskin lining and Italian-made XL blown EVA athletic midsole, bonded to a hand-poured Hevea rubber outsole. As with every No.One shoe, Charlie will be offered in a limited run of just 12 pairs in each style.

Buy now, if you’re quick, $575, No.One