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Sneaker Series: Summer's Most-Wanted Sneakers

Sneaker Series: Summer's Most-Wanted Sneakers

The temperature’s rising and the pressure is on to keep your cool in the heat. Summer is all about kicking back and relaxing – in a box fresh pair of trainers. Warm-weather footwear doesn’t end with flip flops and sliders. As anyone who calls Britain home knows only too well – your feet need a wet weather contingency plan, and, as ever, trainers are the answer. Whether you’re staying in the city or heading to the (hopefully) sunny coastal regions for a British summertime staycation, we recommend packing a new pair of creps, daps, trainees, webs, spikes (whatever you like to call them). To help you choose the right pair for you, we’ve pulled together a short guide to the best trainers of the season.

A air of Alexander McQueen oversized black leather trainers with a white chunky sole

THE OVERSIZED PAIR

Available in a huge range of colourways, Alexander McQueen’s sneakers are the must-have pair of 2019, if not the decade. Team with cargo shorts or baggy trousers for an easy summer win.

A pair of white leather Gucci Ace trainers with  red and green Gucci Web stripe on the side overlaid with an embroidered tiger head and a green metallic leather heel tab

THE WHITE PAIR

Never to be dismissed, white trainers are a modern classic and look good with pretty much everything – especially a tan. In inimitable Gucci fashion, they’ve jazzed theirs up with the Web stripe, an embroidered tiger head and metallic heel tab.

A pair of brown and black Fendi mesh trainers with an all-over double F print and white laces

THE MESH PAIR

Athletic mesh + Fendi’s iconic double F logo = a match made in heaven. The techy materials and neutral hues mean they look as good in the city as they do beside the beach. For the authentic Fendi experience, wear on a late-summer city break to Rome. Ciao.

 A pair of Off-White 2.0 leather trainers with a distressed white upper, Off-White arrow applique and orange tag

THE URBAN PAIR

Streetwear aficionados will know that the struggle is real come summer, when puffer jackets and sweatshirts are too much to bear. The usual layering techniques associated with the movement need to be substituted with carefully selected Tees and trainers. These Off-White 2.0s should do the trick.

A Pair of Valentino navy camouflage Rockrunner trainers with an orange heel tab and navy studs along the rim

THE COLOURFUL PAIR

This season, maximalist prints and dashes of colour lend a summer-ready vibe to iconic trainer styles. Valentino’s rockrunners have always waved the flag for alternative combinations, with camo prints in big colours and contrasting heel tabs. Perfect if you like standing out.