I’m still trying to figure out if it’s a blessing or a curse that trainers have become a trend. It’s a blessing in the sense that… well, must I explain? It’s pretty much a given that they’re comfortable, uncomplicated and offer endless options. What’s not to like? Except now I find they’re all I want to wear. With every outfit. To every occasion. Every. Single. Day.
For a girl who isn’t remotely athletic, I own an awful lot of trainers, and I know I’m not alone in this. It means a lot of spending, a lot of wardrobe space, and a lot of time spent obsessing over the latest pair of trainers to have hit the shelves. I just can’t stop. It’s an addiction. And thanks to my obsession, the spring I have in my step is no longer metaphorical, thanks to my new adidas INIKI and their boost sole.
Fellow trainer addicts, keep scrolling for our edit of the best trainers to put a summer friendly, positive spring in your step. We’re in this together now.
NMD_R1 rubber paneled mesh sneakers, adidas Originals, €151 at net-a-porter
Nike Internationalist, €90 at & Other Stories
Super star distressed suede panelled leather sneakers, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, €315 at net-a-porter
Reebok Classic, €85 at Urban Outfitters
Adidas Originals Climacool 1, €129.95 at adidas
Metallic star trainers, Gucci, €495 at Browns Fashion
Air Max Thea leather and calf hair sneakers, Nike, €112 at net-a-porter
Pink metallic sneakers, Valentino, €470 at Browns Fashion
Adidas Climacool 1 W, €130 at & Other Stories
Nike Internationalist PRM, €95 at & Other Stories
Race runner leather, mesh and neoprene sneakers, Balenciaga, €405 at net-a-porter
WORDS BY NIAMH CRAWFORD-WALKER