The 25 best trainers of the summer

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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

  • 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



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Sam Diss

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Sam is the Associate Editor of New Projects. Follow him on Twitter: @SamDiss

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