Any fashion editor worth their salt will tell you the best trainers can absolutely make an outfit, even if you’re not a sneaker lover. The right pair will add a touch of cool to everything from your favourite jeans and a tee combo to a floaty summer dress.
Once confined to gym class, trainers have become the fashionista’s footwear of choice, paired with a designer handbag of course. The likes of Balenciaga, Chloé and Prada keep creating lust-worthy styles season after season, and everyone wants in.
They’re not just pretty and practical though, they can be a legitimate investment too – see the sell-out Balenciaga Triple S trainers which have an increasingly high resale value.
SS22 trainer trends
For SS22, we’re seeing plenty of joyful pops of colour (hello Chloé Nama sneaker) as well as some serious retro vibes. Check out Nike and Fila for some great 90s-inspired styles and be warned: platforms are back. If it’s sporty you’re after, then be prepared to go high, since basketball high tops are big on the agenda right now.
Dad trainers are still going strong, and you won’t go wrong with New Balance or Skechers sneakers. Sustainability is at the forefront for SS22, and we’re seeing some great vegan options from the likes of Veja, Waes and Yatay – head to our sustainable trainers edit for even more styles.
Best running trainers
We’ve quizzed the top experts on how to choose the perfect running trainers for you, so make sure you check out our guide.