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Sneaker Series: The Best Sneakers This Christmas

Sneaker Series: The Best Sneakers This Christmas

Sneakers are to Christmas what stuffing is to a turkey roast. You can enjoy it without them, but they make it that much more delicious. Some people think bringing a tree indoors and dressing it with lights and baubles is festive – we think a box-fresh pair of Saint Laurent low tops is more so. With sneakers now a ubiquitous element of every stylish man’s wardrobe – acceptable attire for the pub and the office, informal and formal occasions alike – they make the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Whether you’re hankering after a pair of Valentino’s classic Rockstuds or want to tap into the ugly trainer trend courtesy of Gucci’s new season Flashtrecks, these are the best luxury trainers to find underneath the tree this Christmas.

Gucci Flashtreck trainers

THE GUCCI FLASHTRECK

So-called ‘dad’ trainers are about as cool as shoes come these days. This hiking-inspired pair by Gucci are the perfect gift for the fashion-forward man in your life.

Saint Laurent Andy leather trainers

THE SAINT LAURENT ANDY

Sleek and refined, these minimalist white trainers by Saint Laurent hark back to a simpler time, before orthopaedic soles and chunky uppers were catwalk staples. For understated purists who appreciate elegant design.

Valentino Rockstud camouflage

THE VALENTINO ROCKSTUD

As designer trainers go, the Valentino Rockstud is a staple piece and a certified member of our sneaker ‘hall of fame’. This camo pair works well with jeans or turned-up cargo pants, while the classic leather versions can be worn with tailored trousers or even a tux. A sure-fire festive win.

 Valentino Bounce paint trainers

THE VALENTINO BOUNCE

Anyone with half an eye on streetwear will know that chunky, sporty silhouettes are firmly ‘in’. This pair of Valentino’s ticks all of the street-aficionado’s style boxes: athletic shape, swollen upper and bulky soles. Guaranteed to please come Christmas morning.

Giuseppe Zanotti mid gold logo trainers

THE GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI MID TOPS

The king of luxe Italian sneakers, Giuseppe Zanotti, is a master of souped-up trainer style. An A-list favourite, gilded design details and a slick black upper mean these trainers wouldn’t look out of place on the red carpet. For men who enjoy a bit of decadence on Christmas day.