Trainers aren't going anywhere. Though the designers have given them a rest on the catwalks for a couple of seasons, the comfy shoe trend is showing no sign of waning with the fash pack. Reluctant to get back into those heels? You bet.
At his SS14 couture show, Karl Lagerfeld kicked off the trainer love-in by pairing all his sparkling Chanel tweed suits and eye-wateringly gorgeous dresses with snazzy embellished kicks (in what we would call a fashion watershed moment). The revival lasted a few seasons before fugly sandals started taking over from sneakers on the catwalks, but they're still a hit with the people in the sartorial know.
And though it’s obviously a bonus that this year’s biggest shoe trend is so comfortable you could jog all the way to work in it, finding a flattering pair that fits into your wardrobe can be surprisingly tricky. There's the cult New Balance, Adidas and Nike trainers as well as fashion-forward designs, all embracing the long-awaited unity of style and comfort.
We've been loving Eva Chen's taxi shoe selfies, from slip on pumps to retro Nike kicks. Alexa Chung been loyal fan of the flat, too. Though New Balance were her brand de choix, she attended Nook By Noor's SS16 show in Adidas superstars.
Want to work a pair into your wardrobe? Here's how to wear trainers, as told by our resident flat fanatic and fashion features editor Hannah Rochell.
So whether you’re a heel-loving newcomer, looking for an easy plimsoll style you can throw on and go, or you want to make a statement in a fashion-forward pair, here’s our pick of the best trainer styles in the shops right now...