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If you’re thinking of making a big Black Friday splurge, we’re just reminding you that your sneaker closet could use an update too. These are the best black pairs to cop this Friday.

While Black Friday is traditionally about copping the hottest tech commodities in the market for an absolute steal, there’s one thing you forget to add in your cart. Of course, not all of them come with a discount tag, but they’re still worthy of a place in your sneaker closet. With black being the theme of the day, we thought we’d do something special for members of the black sneaker cult. 

Best black sneakers to buy this Black Friday

Converse Bosey MC GORE-Tex Hi

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At first, the silhouette of a military boot would be a far-cry from Converse’s basketball design. The Bosey is a modern take and a blend of the two. You must be wondering if this shoe is as functional as a rigid boot, the answer is yes. The GORE-TEX tech worked into the all-black canvas upper promises water resistance while the chunkier sole brings the grip.

Price: Rs 9,997

Available at END Clothing.

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New Balance MSXRCTWB

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For those looking for something sporty yet chic, this is the one for you. A perfect way to mark Black Friday, this NB pair is as rigid as it looks stylish. With an all-black hue and red detailing, it boasts a textile upper with leather overlays that comes with the brand’s ABZORB® Technology. We’d personally wear this pair to the gym and the party, it swings both ways.

Price: Rs 9,997

Available at END clothing.

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Reebok Assassins Creed Valhalla Zig Kinetica

You may not notice this at first glance, but there are two elements at play here – the deep black represents the Nordic nights and the blue, the elegance of the Northern lights. This pair is a Disneyworld for Nordic geeks. More so in black, it’s designed with a moulded-mesh upper, built around its distinctive zigzag-shaped and energy-return sole. 

Price: Rs 11,999

Available at Superkicks.

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FILA Disruptor 2 Black

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Next up, the FILA classic Disrupters, and yes, they come in black. Pure leather uppers in an all-black hue and a massive chunky sole to keep you grounded. Pure hypebeast material right here. To create some contrast, we see tiny logo motifs around the laces and the upper heel. It’s a subtle way of adding some definition to the pair and breaking the black.

Price: Rs 4,751

Available at FILA India

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Nike Air Force 1 3M™ By You

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Fresh out the oven and ready for Black Friday is this Nike Air Force 1 in its 3M™ By You form. It gets a new customisable look and is ready for winter as you can see with its cushioned upper. The toe is crafted out of moulded leather which keeps the water out. The big Swoosh is also luminescent. In classic Nike style, it gets a thick white sole, completing the look.

Price: Rs 11,495

Available at Nike’s online store

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adidas Originals Nite Jogger ‘Core Black’

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I’ve owned a couple of Nite Joggers, and I ensure they make zero compromises in style. The pair at hand is a blacked yet luminescent Jogger with red and white detailing at its sole. Being an 80s original with a space-age twist in design, the reflective details shimmer as the black texture base tones it’s down. It also packs a Responsive Boost midsole.

Price: Rs 13,999

Available at VegNonVeg

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ASICS GEL Quantum 180 5 ‘Graphite Grey/Black’

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The GEL-QUANTUM 180™ 5 Sound Tokyo sneaker revamps the design of its predecessor with a 3D printed upper and a more intuitive fit. The pair is a true ode to Japan as you can see motives of its native language all over. More so, on a note of futurism, the pair is crafted out of recycled materials. The shoe is also layered with 180 degrees of GEL™ technology-based cushioning for extra comfort.

Price: Rs 8,999

Available at VegNonVeg

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.