8 best men’s trainers

Who would have thought that the humble trainer would cause such a flurry? The drop dates, the collaborations, the waitlists… it can be hard to keep up. So, we’ve done the legwork for you and pulled together the editor-approved sneakers for summer. You are welcome.


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1. Simple

Tommy Hilfiger Trainers

An instant classic, if you add one pair of trainers to your wardrobe this summer, we recommend these Breyon Sneakers from Ted Baker. Crafted in a low top silhouette an featuring a striking black and white colour contrast, the Breyon Sneakers will go with just about everything in your wardrobe. 

Ted Baker, Breyon Sneakers Mens, £105


2. Colour-pop

Reebok Exofit Hi Top Trainers

Modern style meets the street wear aesthetic with Ralph Lauren's Court Leather Trainers. Featuring bright pops of blue and orange that are perfect for summer, the Court Trainers have been designed with a molded midsole and dense foam footbed for all day comfort.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Court Leather Trainers, £85


3. Chunky

PS by Paul Smith Troy Contrast Sole


Looking to add a unique touch to your trainer repertoire? Then the Traval Vectiv Runners from The North Face are a must. Light yet sportive, the Taraval Shoes are a fun, retro pick which deliver long-lasting comfort, stability and support.

The North Face, Taraval Vectiv Runners £110.00


4. Smart

Salomon, XA Bondcliff 2 Trail Running Shoes


Looking for a smart casual footwear fix? Allow us to introduce you to the Wallabee. A cult classic, the Pilton Wallabee's are crafted in a slip on silhouette, from responsibly sourced nubuck leather. Simple enough for day and smart enough for night, they're a truly versatile styling piece. 

Clarks, Pilton Wallabee, £69


5. Sleek

Asics Lyte

There's something so lovely about a low key sneaker. And this pair from Clae are a firm favourite. Simple, easy and vegan, what's not to love? It will go with pretty much everything - and we mean everything - in your weekend wardrobe. We dare you to test out our claim. 

Clae, Malone Vegan Trainers, £135.00


6. Sporty

Asics Gel Kayano 26 Mens Running Shoes


Sometimes trainers are needed for actual exercise and when such taxing tasks are in order, a trainer that’s made with a complex cushioning system will help no end.

Asics, Gel Sonoma 15-50 Trainers, £105.00


7. Classic

Fred Perry Leather Trainers


Timeless and simple, the Element RunnGt trainers will work for a multitude of sartorial situations. In a clean, all over black with a splash of red, this shoe is ideal for weekend brunching and munching when actual running is the last thing on your mind.

Boss, Element RunnGt £199.00


8. Retro

Tommy Jeans Expedition Trainers


Throwback styles are in. The '90s and '00s are all the range and everything old-school is back once again. And New Balance's sunny signature trainers have us thinking we've just stepped into an old-school American high school. As the cool kid, of course.

New Balance, 327 Trainers, £80.00