We’re not sure about this whole “new year, new me” spiel. It suggests that the previous year’s you was somehow lacking. Not fit enough, not healthy enough, not sociable enough, not rich enough, not stylish enough (you can find our list of anti-resolutions here, stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Veganuary.) It all smacks a bit of negativity and self-flagellation, and we’re not about unnecessary self-criticism here, unless it’s constructive, and what could be more constructive than a re-think of your sneaker collection? It’s the perfect way, we feel, to put your best foot forward in the new year. Soles wear out, whereas the implication that your body or your motivation wore out in 2017 is, frankly, rude and untrue. Objectively speaking, soles need replacing, and collections need building. No self-respecting man can call himself a sneaker connoisseur without a pair of Gucci’s New Aces or Valentino Rockstuds in his collection, for instance.