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The 25 best trainers of the summer

The 25 best trainers of the summer

The 25 best trainers of the summer

The presence of the sun as we leave the office in the evening and the deluge of trainer releases can only mean one thing: it's nearly summer.

It’s 2017, you're knee deep in footwear choices. We've traipsed through the bulk of the summer's releases, reissues, and perennial faves to bring you a roundup of our favourites.

Reebok Exofit Lo Clean R12

With a name like Terminator technology and a fresh upper, this is a classic take on the Classic.

Available from END Clothing for £65

Nike Air Max 95

A bit chunky, yeah, but with Air Max Day proving a big success and all those cool people you fancy off Instagram wearing them, get in now so as to not miss the wave.

Available from Nike for £115

adidas Bermuda

Proper sunshine shoes, these, with an ace gum trefoil and chalky-brown upper.

Available at Oi Polloi for £75.00


New Balance CRT300WL

Cool and comfortable tennis sneaker with heritage to burn.

Available at New Balance for £70

Reebok Club C 85 Pastels

Ooh, look at you. With your pink shoes. Good though, aren’t they? Hard to argue.

Available from End Clothing for £65

Nike Internationalist

In leather, suede, and ripstop, ice white like the polar caps only you’ll cry even more when these are gone.

Available from Nike for £67

Clarks Originals Trigenic Flex

Now we’re talking. The hard-to-find silohuette is a little easier to get your mitts on now but the shape is no less gorgeous, plus its light weight and a split sole make it super comfy.

Available from The Idle Man for £88

adidas Originals Gazelle

Based on the 1991 shape Gazelle, nothing goes with so well with a sunburnt leg as a lush green suede.

Available from Scotts Menswear for £75

Golden Goose Deluxe Starter Leather-Trimmed Perforated Suede

What a catchy name. These are very nice and everything but mostly they’re in here because the thought of someone wearing £365 trainers to a BBQ and immediately dropping burger grease and mustard all over them is hilarious to me. Go figure.

Available from Mr. Porter for £365

adidas EQT Support Ultra PK

Pretend you’re gonna go running with these very cool Primeknits.

Available at size? for £130.00

Asics Gel-Lyte III Mesh

Have you ever seen anything whiter in your entire life?

Available from The Idle Man for £85

adidas Stan Smith Primeknit

Breathable and flexible, this very special Primeknit take on the classic Stan is the ideal summer trainer.

Available from Mr. Porter for £80

Novesta Oi Polloi Star Master

More heat from Manchester’s finest store in navy and raw gum. A bargain price, too.

Available exclusively from Oi Polloi for £49

Diadora N9000 'Columbo'

Have you ever seen it in Futurama where Zoidberg takes off his shell after a long day eating from bins? These trainers look quite a lot like his body but in the very best way possible. 

Available from 14 April at End Clothing for £109

Onitsuka Tiger GSM 'Latte'

A nice spin on a classic shoe with a summer vibe as subtle as a cool breeze, looking like a mix between an adidas Original and a Nike Dunk. Man, drink that in. 

Available from Kith for £64

Nike Cortez

They look like a tablet and are the trainer that made Nike the Brand into Nike the Icon – what’s not to love?

Available from Nike for £70

adidas Samba OG

Nothing says summer like a pair of trainers you can kick a ball around the park in while drinking some tinnies and then head to an actual, grown-up bar later without having to change them. 

Available from End Clothing for £75


adidas Clima Cool 1

When I was a kid, all of the cool PE teachers wore Clima Cools and, buddy, it doesn’t get much cooler than a cool PE teacher.

Available now from Sneakersnstuff for £60

Reebok Nylon

Some very light Reeb runners for your hot feet.

Available from Selfridges for £54.99

Onitsuka Tiger Platinum Samasara Lo

A bit like the Tiger version of the Deconstructed trainers New Balance have been putting out for the last few years, the perforated detailing and suede upper make these a real winner.

Available from Revolve for £80

Puma Clyde Premium 'Artisan's Gold'

A subtle gold suede vers. of the classic Clyde basketball lo.

Available from Foot Patrol for £65

New Balance ML1978HA

A lovely lightweight profile and a so-soft-it-cries-at-adverts nubuck upper in a washed-out sage green? It’s a yes from us.

Available from 1May at Hanon for £149

adidas Stan Smith Velcro CF

Twenty-five is so many, but here are a pair of velcro Stans because you’re fixing to drink too much as soon as the sun is shining and laces are hard with your blood alcohol levs that high.

Available from End Clothing for £67

Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro Low PRM

A swooshless Jordan 1 with premium leather and metal lace detailing is the thing you were looking for your whole life and U.O.E.N.O it.

Available from Kith for £72

Vans Old Skool

Ah yes, old faithful.

Available from Sneakersnstuff for £55