The importance of sneakers in the era of athleisure can not be overlooked. From chunky technical trainers to canvas tennis shoes and even luxury suede textures, there’s something for every taste on the trainer market.

To make your average jeans and trainers the style combo of the century, here are seven of the hottest kicks in the shops right now.

Suede Persuasion 

Adidas Gazelle St Grey Two
Adidas Gazelle St Grey Two

These classic Gazelle trainers with the grey suede upper is a great option to wear with a pair of Mom jeans, folded at the ankles or a floaty skirt. Their muted insignia means you can go to town with a cute pair of socks or a floral print skirt.

Adidas Gazelle St Grey Two, Office, £84.99, Shop here

Ethical style


This vegan brand has the distinction of a collaboration with Star Wars under their belt and it’s plain to see the futuristic influence in these sneakers. The neutral colour means it will go with almost anything in your wardrobe.
Sneak C Silver, Po-zu, £95, Shop here


Designer Dupes 

Ciara Chunky Trainers, Topshop
Ciara Chunky Trainers, Topshop

Styled on the iconic Balenciagas, Topshop has created this chunky technical duplicate. They’re a retro statement and the platforms make them wearable all day long. Soften the look with a midi summer dress or floral prints.

Ciara Chunky Trainers, Topshop, £38, Shop here

Lavender Laces

New Balance 574 Suede Trainers in Lilac
New Balance 574 Suede Trainers in Lilac

These pastel suede New Balances are a striking and pretty option for spring. Wear with light wash denim and a plain white T for a simply fresh style.

New Balance 574 Suede Trainers in Lilac, ASOS, £70, Shop here

Statement Scribbles

Doodles design sneakers, Mango
Doodles design sneakers, Mango

Get in touch with your wacky side with these doodle print sneakers from Mango. They’re colourful and playful so wear them with plain jeans and a neutral T-shirt for a cool twist on a pair of classic white trainers.

Doodles design sneakers, Mango, £49.99, Shop here

Eco Kicks

V-10 Multico Nude, Veja
V-10 Multico Nude, Veja

These eco-friendly trainers are made not only with the environment in mind, but style too. The nude palette will go well with linen and denim fabrics. Wear with some casual spring tailoring for a chic take on sporting style.

V-10 Multico Nude, Veja, £109, Shop here


MOSCHINO Logo neoprene trainers
MOSCHINO Logo neoprene trainers

These are quite a loud statement for label-lovers who want to inject some sporty chic into their wardrobe. Wear to and from yoga with some block colour leggings or wear them out to lunch paired with skinny jeans and a faux-fur jacket.

MOSCHINO Logo neoprene trainers, Selfridges, £270, Shop here




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