Our Sneaker Rotation series continues, examining the footwear choices of SANE Communications Director Steve Monaghan.

Recently we stopped by SANE Communications to see the sneakers the company's director Stephen Monaghan keeps on rotation. SANE is a fashion and lifestyle communication and consultancy agency based in London, and Steve is renowned for his knowledge in new and old trends and subcultures.

We gave Steve the challenge of selecting his favorite shoes from a collection of over 70 pairs. In his Sneaker Rotation, Steve mixes classic brands like New Balance and Jack Purcell with statement shoes from visvim. Read on to see why these shoes made the cut.

adidas Originals Stan Smith

The Stan Smith show is a failsafe with anything. When adidas relaunched this style I was over the moon - mainly because the last pair I owned was in ’95. Long live court shoes.

New Balance 576

The best of British is still reigning supreme and continually breaking new ground. These chunky soles makes your feet look smaller which I appreciate immensely being a 10.5/11.

Nike Gyakusou

Jun Takashi is a legend and his collusion with Nike is heaven. Undercover x Nike is damn near perfection - I use these for running and they are the best shoes - they just work. I have also been known to pair them with shorts on a hot day for BBQ dad steez.

Hancock x Jack Purcell

Hancock is a quality classic brand with a modernist attitude hence the collaboration with Converse on this waterproof classic - smart and bang on - they made some tweaks and added the fabric from an eminent house - you can walk across a muddy field and still not feel the water.

visvim FBT Geo Patchwork

The best brand in the world! Hiroki is a genius and this shoe is my ideal shoe / trainer hybrid - the geometric fabric pattern suits my passion for Navajo style and the sole unit is bang on the money.

Converse Woven Jack Purcell

A new interpretation of a perfect shoe and a well considered change that works as a progressive design story - the inner sole is cork. The added detail makes you feel you are wearing an old friend in a new coat

Vans x Snoopy Era

One of my favorite things in the whole world is Peanuts. Snoopy and the gang make me smile eternally - I think there is a piece of each character in everyone. When Vans (another of my "few of my favorite things") released this I bought a pair for myself, my wife and my kid - family is number 1 but Peanuts and Vans are on the rostrum!

See more Sneaker Rotation entries here.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Flop of the Week: Travis Scott's Cactus Jack x Dior Collab

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    SKIMS' "Kimono" Controversy Helped the Brand Succeed, Says CEO Jens Grede

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Abortion Misinformation Is Flooding TikTok

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Machine Gun Kelly's Pink Moment, Off-White™ x Church's Hole-y Shoes, Kim's SKKN Lawsuit

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Ahoy! Sailorcore Sets Sail for SS23

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Denim Tears & CPFM Are Reclaiming July 4th

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.