PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 January, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 January, 2009, 12:00am

If you like the look of any of these new sneakers, you only have a few days left to go shopping. Chinese tradition says buying shoes in the first month of the new year brings bad luck

Puma has produced these shoes especially for the Year of the Ox. Following tradition, the shoes are red to symbolise good luck and fortune. They also feature the Chinese character for 'Ox' on the tongue and a tag with a 'Happy New Year' message. Price: HK$799

As with the red version above, these suede shoes also come with the celebratory logo. Their black colour may appeal to those wanting to keep a lower profile - you can match them with anything. Maybe the best idea is to wear these and keep the red pair as collectible sneakers! Price: HK$799

Lacoste's new Revan 4 SL are based on a range of court shoes from the early 1980s. The shoes feature a gum rubber outsole and unique asymmetrical suede overlays on the leather uppers. You can give this upper a futuristic feel by opting for the metallic leather finish. Sold only at D-mop, they will be available next month. Price: HK$850

Lacoste includes the Niseko in its collection again this season. The Niseko 2 CL are leather and have a sleek line and elegant styling. The shoes come in laser-etched detailing and pinstripe fabric versions. Sold only at D-mop, they will be available next month. Price: HK$850