Trainers are having a serious fashion moment. Ladies, there’s no escaping this summer’s hottest footwear trend. 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 and Adidas styles as well as Nike and Vagabond's fashion-forward designs, all embracing the long-awaited unity of style and comfort.
Cara Delevingne has been a long-standing trainer-supporter, teaming her casual off-duty looks with a range of seriously stand-out high-tops. Alexa Chung backs the trend too, having been seen at New York fashion week with a slim-fit navy trouser suit and some classic New Balance.
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 something fashion-forward, here’s our pick of the best trainer styles in the shops right now...