Trainers aren't going anywhere. Not only is the trend showing no sign of waning but they are EVERYWHERE.
Earlier this year they even made an appearance at the couture shows when Karl Lagerfeld paired all his sparkling Chanel tweed suits and eye-wateringly gorgeous dresses with snazzy embellished kicks (in what we would call a fashion watershed moment).
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.
There's some covetable trainer collaborations out right now, from Liberty x Nike's bold printed pairs to Pharell Williams x Adidas Originals stand-out shades.
And the trend gets the fash pack seal of approval. Not only has Alexa Chung been loyal fan of the flat (New Balance in particular), but Cara Delevingne has been a long-standing trainer-supporter, teaming her casual off-duty looks with a range of seriously stand-out high-tops, and in one of her most stand-out looks yet, teamed her slim-cut suit with bright trainers at the Burberry SS15 show.
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...