The step-back-in-time sneaker
For modern interpretations on retro classics, consider Loewe’s earthy-toned lace-ups. Drawing inspiration from ’70s track-style sneakers, they make for an elegant take on athleisure and are ideally paired with a cricket sweater and button-down shirt. Meanwhile, Veja and Golden Goose’s tennis-shoe styles have a brilliantly nostalgic old-school vibe – wear them with trackpants and a cashmere cardigan to nail the ‘preppy-chic’ look.
The ‘fashion’ sneakers
Sneakers have become more experimental in shape and color, with chunky-soled platform styles becoming the easiest and most comfortable way to (quite literally) boost your look. Try Balenciaga’s future-facing ‘Speed’ sock-style trainers, or Gucci’s cult slogan sneakers, both of which will look great with relaxed tailoring, off-duty cropped jeans and even printed dresses – simply shrug on an oversized overcoat and go.
The everyday designs
Pared-back designs from sportswear titans Adidas Originals make sports-luxe style easily achievable, every day. The beauty of this bright white sneaker trend is that understated designs boast versatility and are perennially chic; wear them with midi dresses, tailored pants, or go for the jeans-and-tee approach.
The hype sneakers
There are few things we love more than when two creative minds come together, blending their signature styles into one cool collaboration. First up, Adidas Originals has joined forces with designer Grace Wales Bonner and music mogul Pharrell Williams for undeniably sleek takes on its classic suede runners. Meanwhile, Nike’s technicolor racers are guaranteed to put a spring in your step. Show them off with sporty shorts or midi dresses.
The sports stars
When it comes to sneakers you can actually exercise in, there are a variety of choices to make sure you look as good on a run as you do on a rest day. Adidas Originals continues to be a sporty stalwart, but APL Athletic Propulsion Labs and Veja are strong contenders, producing forward-thinking, technically refined designs. Team them with workout pieces by Stella McCartney, P.E Nation and The Upside and put them through their paces.