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The 50 best trainers for Summer 2016

The 50 best trainers for Summer 2016

The 50 best trainers for Summer 2016

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet. Makes you want to get some new creps for your feet. To the rescue, here we are, with a run down of the freshest trainers by far.*

Sate your unquenchable thirst for the finest footwear with our guide to the very best new releases, limited editions and incontrovertible classics the season has to offer.

*Apologies, Mr Marley.

Reebok Classics NPC UK II TB

What: Reebok Classics NPC UK II TB

In short: Tennis shoes don't come more ace than these.

Get 'em: £65,

Asics Gel-Lyte III

What: Asics Gel-Lyte III Red

In short: Classic styling with bold colour-blocking.

Get 'em: £94,


Adidas Topanga

What: Adidas Topanga Black and Gum

In short: An urban twist on the '70s originals.

Get 'em: £79.99,

Puma x SNS Blaze Of Glory

What: Puma x SNS Blaze Of Glory Swedish Camo

In short: Camo-print collaboration between two footwear powerhouses.

Get 'em: £99,

Nike KD 8 iD

What: Nike KD 8 iD

In short: Fully customisable basketball kicks.

Get 'em: £145,

Diadora Exodus Flamingo

What: Diadora Exodus Flamingo

In short: On-trend turquoise meets en pointe flamingos.

Get 'em: £129,

Paul Smith Basso

What: Paul Smith Off-White Leather Basso With Ants Print

In short: Designed in Britain, crafted in Italy, worth every penny (all 33,000 of them).

Get 'em: £330,

Adidas ZX Flux ADV

What: Adidas ZX Flux ADV Blue

In short: Blue is the colour, swagger is the game.

Get 'em: £74.99,

Clarks Trigenic Flex

What: Clarks Trigenic Flex Rust

In short: Soft suede and a Vibram sole make for mad comfy moccasins.

Get 'em: £100,

New Balance M1500YG

What: New Balance M1500YG

In short: Street style, sunny side up.

Get 'em: £129,

Comme Des Garcons Shirt

What: Comme Des Garcons Shirt

In short: Simple yet oh-so-effective canvas sneakers from the high fashion house.

Get 'em: £215,

Adidas Superstar Adicolor

What: Adidas Superstar Adicolor Shock Mint

In short: The only thing shocking about these is that you don't already own them.

Get 'em: £74.99,

Asics Gel-Lyte V

What: Asics Gel-Lyte V

In short: Cooler than an autumn's evening on the French Riviera.

Get 'em: £97,

Valentino Open Low Top

What: Valentino Open Low Top White & Sapphire Blue

In short: If you want to know what it's like to walk in the shoes of a millionaire, try these beauties on for size.

Get 'em: £399,

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Sweatshirt

What: New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Sweatshirt

In short: Sporty little numbers mixing NB's performance running tech and street-inspired materials.

Get 'em: £95,

Diadora N9000 Double L

What: Diadora N9000 Double L

In short: Flashes of neon orange bring this 1990s design bouncing and raving into 2016.

Get 'em: £105,

Vans x Alien Workshop Chukka Pro in Lake

What: Vans x Alien Workshop Chukka Pro

In short: Trust no one... who doesn't like this awesome collab between two of the biggest names in skateboarding apparel.

Get 'em: £57.99,

Superga 2340 Binx Mike High

What: Superga 2340 Binx Mike High

In short: You show us a more deftly deployed trapezium, we'll eat a hat of your choosing.

Get 'em: £80,

Adidas Very Spezial Primeknit

What: Adidas Very Spezial Primeknit

In short: Originally designed for the Olympic sport of handball, these kicks are pure gold.

Get 'em: £90,

Nike Air Huarache Run Premium

What: Nike Air Huarache Run Premium

In short: Subtle monochrome palm-print panelling brings a flash of Santa Monica Boulevard to these baby blue beauts.

Get 'em: £95,

New Balance 530 Vazee Suede

What: New Balance 530 Vazee Suede

In short: Urban camo vibes that won't go unnoticed.

Get 'em: £90,

Converse x Missoni Chuck Taylor Ox

What: Converse x Missoni Chuck Taylor Ox

In short: A high fashion collaboration you don't need to remortgage your flat to get your hands on (and your feet in).

Get 'em: £69,

Paul Smith Stereo

What: Paul Smith Stereo Sand Suede 

In short: As The Bard once said, "sporty soles and designer detailing, versatile sneakers doth make."

Get 'em: £190,

Diadora Trident Geometric

What: Diadora Trident Geometric

In short: Perfect for pulling shapes in the sunshine.

Get 'em: £125,

Hunter Gum Sole Plimsolls

What: Hunter Gum Sole Plimsolls

In short: Keep your feet bone dry, whatever weather the British summer throws your way.

Get 'em: £80,

Diadora x Extra Butter Titan II Spaghetti Western

What: Diadora x Extra Butter Titan II Spaghetti Western

In short: Channel A Fistful of Dollars era Clint Eastwood with this Spaghetti Western-inspired collab between Diadora and NYC crep-heads Extra Butter.

Get 'em: £115,

Nike SB Stefan Janoski Elite Cork

What: Nike SB Stefan Janoski Elite Cork

In short: An argument for screw-top wine bottles if ever we saw one. Fewer corks, more trainers please.

Get 'em: £74.99,

Vans Mono Iso 1.5

What: Vans Mono Iso 1.5 Red

In short: Crimson peak.

Get 'em: £57,

Pointer Bernard

What: Pointer Bernard Jet Black

In short: A punk take on an iconic shape.

Get 'em: £74.99,

Nike Flyknit Racer

What: Nike Flyknit Racer White, Black & Volt

In short: Rest easy in the knowledge that you could run a marathon in these. You know, if you felt like it.

Get 'em: £129,

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Marble

What: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Marble

In short: Limited edition luxury: treat your feet.

Get 'em: £70,

MULO Cotton Petrol Espadrille

What: MULO Cotton Petrol Espadrille

In short: Espadrilles are stylish but can be pretty uncomfortable - something MULO have remedied by putting in cushioned arch support and rubber-crepe soles.

Get 'em: £95,

Reebok ZPump Fusion 2.0 Dunes

What: Reebok ZPump Fusion 2.0 Dunes

In short: We haven't checked, but we're preeeetty sure this is what Foster the People were on about in that 'Pumped Up Kicks' song.

Get 'em: £85,

Pointer Connor

What: Pointer Connor Jet Black

In short: Named after the Highlander Connor Macloud (for some bizarre, incomprehensible reason), Pointer's first running shoe was worth waiting for.

Get 'em: £89.99,

Vans Hula Stripes Old Skool

What: Vans Hula Stripes Old Skool

In short: Because Hawaiian print isn't just for shirts.

Get 'em: £57,

Filling Pieces Mountain Cut Sneaker

What: Filling Pieces Mountain Cut Sneaker

In short: Take a hike, pal.

Get 'em: £159,

Adidas x Yohji Yamamoto Y-3 Pure Boost ZG Knit

What: Adidas x Yohji Yamamoto Y-3 Pure Boost ZG Knit

In short: All the money, yes, but also all the style points.

Get 'em: £229,

Diadora V7000 NYL

What: Diadora V7000 NYL

In short: This summer is all about teal, and we're all about these V7000s.

Get 'em: £95,

Gourmet The 35 Lite SP

What: Gourmet The 35 Lite SP

In short: Tiger style, the gourmand's choice.

Get 'em: £49.99,

Vans Vault Classic Woven Slip-on LX

What: Vans Vault Classic Woven Slip-on LX

In short: A lot of brands have gone down the woven route this year, but none with greater impact than these 50th anniversary slip-ons.

Get 'em: £149,

Reebok World Best

What: Reebok World Best

In short: Once upon a time this was the lightest racing shoe on the planet; nowadays it's a heavyweight of sneaker style.

Get 'em: £75,

NikeLab x Supreme Air Max 98

What: NikeLab x Supreme Air Max 98

In short: When these land (release date TBC), you'll have to queue around the block to get your mitts on them. Worth it, though.

Get 'em: £TBC,

Reebok Furylite Slip-on WW

What: Reebok Furylite Slip-on WW

In short: You think ninjas wear lace-up shoes?

Get 'em: £67,

Saucony Grid 9000

What: Saucony Grid 9000

In short: Minty fresh.

Get 'em: £90,

Nike SB Dunk High Premium Chicken and Waffles QS

What: Nike SB Dunk High Premium Chicken and Waffles QS

In short: Get your waffle on.

Get 'em: £69.99,

Superga 2750 Binx Boris

What: Superga 2750 Binx Boris

In short: Wave goodbye to monotone soles.

Get 'em: £70,

Vans Checkerboard Authentic

What: Vans Checkerboard Authentic

In short: More summery than sitting on Brighton Beach, holding an ice cream sandwich in one hand, skimming stones with the other.

Get 'em: £52,

Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max Premium

What: Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max Premium

In short: A walking work of art.

Get 'em: £100,

Saucony Shadow 6000 Premium

What: Saucony Shadow 6000 Premium

In short: The design inspiration for these shoes is Irish coffee - we'll drink to that.

Get 'em: £110,

New Balance 530 Vazee Suede

What: New Balance 530 Vazee Suede

In short: Town meets country.

Get 'em: £90,