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25 trainers to freshen up your collection in time for summer

Feet are gross, so cover them up with something beautiful

25 trainers to freshen up your collection in time for summer

It’s summer, didn’t you know? One day with sun means that it is summer. This is how it works. It will only go back to winter (there are only two seasons, by the way) when there are more than two days of consecutive no-sun - we state only the meteorological facts here at So seeing as we’re fully in the midst of the hot season, you’re going to need to reflect what’s going on in the sky with what’s going on on your feet.

And to do that, all you need do is have a little scroll through our picks of kicks (nice) to keep the rain at leg’s length. Onwards:

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Everyone needs a pair of white trainers, mainly for the simple fact that if you ever find yourself in a bit of a tizz, and you can’t decide what shoes to put with your outfit, you can just throw your hands in the air, shout something old-fashioned like “Egad!” and put a pair on. Because they can, do, and will, go with everything. Enjoy:

Grenson ecru canvas hi-top sneakers (£90)

Reebok white Club c 85 trainers (£70)

adidas X Raf Simons butter RS Ozweego III sneakers (£290)

Clarks white Trigenic Evo trainers (£130)


Yes, it says ‘performance’, but you’re not gonna be running in these babies, are you? No climbing, no hiking, no kicking, just strutting your fresh self down the high street with your fancy new trainers. That’s enough performance for one day.

Asics blue, green and white Gel-Quantum 360 knit 2 trainers (£165)

Hoka One One red Speedgoat 2 sneakers (£120)

adidas Originals X +White Mountaineering Seeulater Alledo leather trimmed Primeknit sneakers (£160)

Newton teal blue Motion VI lo-top trainers (£150)

ROA daiquiri rubber trimmed suede and mesh trainers (£275)


Fashion tip: cover yourself in items deemed ‘classics’ and nobody can criticise you for not keeping up with the latest trends. These babies are a mix of the timeless and fresh retro-viping new stuff and will look excellent on the appendages at the end of your ankles.

Vans black and white Anaheim Factory mid-skool 37 trainers (£65)

Hi-Tec HTS Badwater 146 ABC (£133)

adidas black Yeezy Powerphase trainers (£90)

Converse One Star pinstripe green trainers (£65)

Asics grey Gel Vickka TRS trainers (£75)

Diadora N9002 trainers (£105)


Big, thick, cushiony soles, that’s what we’re talking about. The reasons for donning a pair are numerous - very comfortable, nice and durable, make you taller - so slide that hoof of yours into this particular trend’s warm embrace.

Alexander McQueen blue oversized sneaker (£360)

Versace red leather and canvas sneakers (£680)

Swear green Air Revive trainers (£325)

New Balance M7709 trainers (£140)

Fila bubbles zip trainers (£100)


Self-consciously ‘gross’ trainers are a thing now, so you may as well embrace it. And besides, the more you look at some of these, the more beautiful they become - it’s all in the eye of the beholder, ain’t it?

Stella McCartney multicolour Loop sneakers (£520)

Saucony DXN vintage trainers (£75)

Prada nylon-knit Cloudburst sneakers with Velcro strap (£555)

Nike Air Humara (£115)

Nike black pink volt Air Scream LWP (£94.99)

Photography: Matthew Beedle

Styling: Itunu Oke