Now with a cult following, the trainer has graduated from bottom of the gym bag to outfit-maker. Not just for the weekend, sneakers work for a multitude of situations, from smart-casual to contemporary workwear. Cue our favourites…
1. The new neutral
Pairing with box-fresh trainers is the modern way to do suiting. To pull it off, you need squeaky-clean, neutral kicks.
Kurt Geiger London Alvarez Trainers £89
3. The understated
Slot a piece of iconic Lacoste into your footwear repertoire thanks to this simple but effective iteration.
Lacoste Court Master Lace Up Trainers £70
5. The everyday staple
Black is a must for an understated, slip-on-and-go pair that you don’t have to worry about keeping spotless.
Dune Tristan Stitch Detail Bumper Trainers £55
7. The icon
One of the most instantly recognisable members of the sneaker crew, Converse high-tops are timeless for a good reason.
CONVERSE ALL STAR HI TRAINERS £47.99
9. The timeless classic
Polo Ralph Lauren reimagines the quintessential trainer in this luxurious brown leather update - ideal for channelling a touch of heritage-cool.
POLO RALPH LAUREN JERMAIN LEATHER TRAINERS £119
10. The smart-casual
Trainers are a perfect dress code go-between, and a sure-fire way of downplaying a smart outfit, or sprucing up a casual look, is with a pair in suede.
Ted Baker Xiloto Suede Cupsole Trainers £90