Check out our edit of the most stylish trainers to shop now.
Any fashion editor worth their salt will tell you that 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 tee combo to a floaty summer dress.
Once confined to gym classes, 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.
What trainers are popular at the moment?
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 can’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.
What trainers are best for running?
If you’re looking for more of a practical shoe to help reach your fitness goals, we’ve got you covered. Our Health Editor, Ally Head, has tested lots of sporty styles for you to choose from, and included loads of information on what to look out for in her guide to the best running trainers, so make sure to check that out.
The best trainers to buy now
Without further ado, keep on scrolling to shop my edit of the best trainers to invest in for SS22. I’ve included a range of my favourite designers, and handpicked each shoe based on the style, material and quality, so you know you’re in good hands.