Trainers aren't going anywhere. They're still big on the catwalk, since Karl Lagerfeld kicked off the trainer love-in back in his couture SS14 collection by pairing his Chanel dresses with jazzy 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, it being cold and all, they're back with models at Tommy Hilfiger's SS16 show walking in fun Caribbean vibe pairs. The comfy shoe trend is showing no sign of waning with the front row crowd either, with the editors, models and most Instagram-followed bloggers working them into actually smart looks… Think midi skirts, shirts and suits (still).
Though it’s obviously a bonus that the shoe trend is so comfortable you could jog all the way to work in it, finding a pair that's fabulous and 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're big fans of 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.
In fact, if you're bored of your Gazelles, it's all about the Ultra Boost.
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. She so trainers mad, she's written a book about it – En Brogue: The Trainers Guide (£10, Waterstones) - so she knows what she's talking about.
In fact, it's now officially acceptable to wear trainers to work - yes, workwear trainers are a thing - and Hannah shows you how.
So whether you’re a heel-loving newcomer, looking for an easy slip-on style you can throw on and go, or you want something to make those all-black looks a little more interesting, here’s our pick of the best trainer styles in the shops right now...